Many Americans know some of the most breathtaking scenery can be found in the Rockies. The area has jagged snow-covered peaks, rugged canyons, glittering lakes, and wild rivers.
Opportunities for all sorts of outdoor adventures and world-class accommodations are in abundance. Estes Park is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway, family vacation, or solo adventure.
This is the definitive guide to all the best resorts in Estes Park, CO. Learn where to stay and what there is to do for families, couples, and singles alike!
After a long day of trekking, you will need a place to relax and Estes is not short of such places, and here is our list of the top ones we like in the area.
Murphy’s Resort at Estes Park
This resort is a popular family-oriented property sitting on 6.5 acres. It is within walking distance of Lake Estes Marina. When at Murphy’s Resort, you can indulge in horseback riding and outdoor games like shuffleboard, horseshoes, and bocce ball. In the evening, you have a 1000-title movie collection to choose from in your room. Plenty of entertainment is on offer.
- Large heated outdoor pool
- 2 Gazebos with grills
- 3 Firepits
- Local restaurants within a walking distance
- Flat-screen TV’s
- Jacuzzi tubs
Live music by the fire pit is often available, and guests are encouraged to join in with their instruments.
The suites and rooms are clean and comfortable, with colorful and modern accent walls. Interconnecting rooms are available for families who want to be near each other. There are also sweets available with jacuzzis.
A continental breakfast is included in the rates.
Stone Brook Resort
Located in a gorgeous spot right on the Fall River, Stone Brook Resort is popular with couples. The riverside suites and cottages have a quiet romantic vibe perfect for lovers. It is not the best resort for families so stay away if you are coming with them.
The suites feature spa tubs in the bathrooms, but the cottages offer private hot tubs facing the river. It’s worth booking for these alone.
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
- BBQ facilities
- Flat-screen TV
- Hot -tubs
There is no restaurant on the site, but you can either cook in the room or dine in town.
The staff can lead you in the right direction regarding fishing spots and hiking trails in the area. Horseback riding can be arranged on request.
Appenzell Inn is a charming property with a European alpine vibe to boot. It’s a mix of rooms and suites, many with balconies offering a breathtaking view of the mountains.
The rooms feature bright colors, black and white art on walls, and comfy beds covered in crisp white duvets. Their ambiance is cozy, thanks to lots of wood furnishings.
The suites offer good living rooms, a kitchenette, and jetted tubs in the bathrooms. The lodges come with family room options and are kid-friendly.
- Indoor swimming pool
- Hot tub
- Two ponds
- BBQ grills
- Picnic tables
- Board games and puzzles
- On-site seasonal restaurant
- Complimentary breakfast
Coyote Mountain Lodge
If you are the type that prefers to keep it green when traveling, Coyote Mountain Lodge is the place to be. The lodge is dedicated to preserving the local ecosystem and generates its electricity through solar power.
It is pet-friendly in case you are traveling with one. The boutique lodge located on the Northside of lake Estes is intriguing with a mid-century modern style.
It is equipped with 48 rooms and suites with bold purple walls and nature photography. The eye-catching wooden bed frames complete the picture.
- Heated outdoor swimming pool
- Hot tub
- BBQ grills
- Picnic tables
There are options to book family rooms, and kids are allowed to stay for free.
The friendly staff can arrange fishing on the lake and other activities, including horseback riding and golf.
Fall River Village Resort
Just a 5 minutes walk from downtown Estes Park, Fall River Village Resort offers a high-end vacation.
The Resort is a perfect mix of luxury near the mountains but with modern comforts. It currently has 62 units available to book. There are two-bedroom /two-bathroom vacation condos and three-bedroom/four-bathroom townhomes. They all touch the banks of the Fall River or are tucked up high with panoramic views of the surroundings.
- Heated outdoor pool
- Outdoor hot tub
- Community room
- Grill areas
- Outdoor recreation area with a hammock and a designated yard games section
The ceremony space and the modern open-air reception on the roof-top are weatherproof. It can accommodate up to 110 family and friends in a resort atmosphere.
Brides can have the wedding of their dreams, with the option of choosing their vendors and catering services.
The Resorts On-site community room can host up to 40 people and is perfect for family reunions, weddings, and more. The gatherings you have here with family and friends will be etched in your memory for life.
Boulder Brook on Fall River
Whether you are pursuing a summer or winter experience in Estes Park, this resort is the place to be.
It is near downtown Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. This puts you in the best location for wildlife viewing, fishing, hiking, boating, and golf during the Summer.
- Fireplaces and jetted tubs
- Board games, puzzles and DVD’s
- community hot tub
- Air conditioning
- Convenient location to downtown
- Outdoor Gazebo
- Riverfront sitting area
- In-room spa services
There are condo-style cabins with private decks, studio spa suites, and one or two-bedroom lodgings available. Boulder Brook has everything you need for a fantastic vacation.
Streamside on the Fall River
It sits one mile west of downtown Estes Park. The Streamside resort has 21 cabins available. Guests can indulge in fishing, wildlife watching, hiking, and white water rafting on the Poudre River. Those that only want to sit back and take in the beautiful surroundings are also welcome.
Winter in the area means cross-country skiing, hot tubs, and fireplaces, so get ready for that if you go around that time.
- Gas fireplaces
- Private hot tubs
- Jetted tubs
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Free Wi-Fi
- Cable TV and DVD player
- Gas grills
- Private decks
- Spacious Lawn for kids to play
- Complimentary books and board games
The whole family will enjoy their stay at Streamside since there is something for everyone.