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Pitt Gorilla
04-09-2011, 11:31 AM
My family will be traveling through CO later this summer and will be making a stop in Estes Park to check out the mountains, outdoors, etc. We'd like a cabin or hotel, as there are older persons traveling with us and tents/trailers are not available/preferred. Is there a preferred place to stay? Are there can't miss activities?

Thanks for the help.

DrRyan
04-09-2011, 11:37 AM
The one time I stayed in Estes Park a group of us stayed a a friend's time share cabin. It was incredibly nice. I am sure there are a ton of vacation rental home/cabins up there to choose from. Check out vrbo.com
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Rain Man
04-09-2011, 11:46 AM
the stanley's nice. bring your own axe.
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CaliforniaChief
04-09-2011, 11:51 AM
My family used to vacation in Estes Park all the time. We always stayed at the YMCA of the Rockies. http://www.ymcarockies.org/

It's a nice facility where you can rent cabins if you'd like...it's right up against the National Park, has a nice lodge with a store, activities, and it's kind of separated from town but real close.

ClevelandBronco
04-09-2011, 11:51 AM
the stanley's nice. bring your own axe.
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And running for your very life is a can't-miss activity for young and old alike.

Stewie
04-09-2011, 11:54 AM
Check out the YMCA of the Rockies. If you only need a cabin for a couple nights they might have something available. If you need more nights it will be hit or miss.

www.ymcarockies.org

lostcause
04-09-2011, 12:18 PM
There are a LOT of independent cabin operators heading up towards RMNP. Most of them are in the $100 or so range a night and while not luxurious are nice and well located. I would definitely go that route rather than hit up one of the hotels/motels in Estes itself.

Otherwise, if money is not a problem the Stanley is where I would stay.

BigRedChief
04-09-2011, 01:15 PM
My family will be traveling through CO later this summer and will be making a stop in Estes Park to check out the mountains, outdoors, etc. We'd like a cabin or hotel, as there are older persons traveling with us and tents/trailers are not available/preferred. Is there a preferred place to stay? Are there can't miss activities?

Thanks for the help.If there are any left, the cabins at the YMCA are fantastic. Google it. We did it one year and was totally blown away for the money.

SLAG
04-09-2011, 01:32 PM
We stayed at some Cabin/Duplex's right out side the entrance to the park

here was a quick shot i took with my cell from the creek that ran right in front of our deck:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2600/3909185304_3c293c9399.jpg

had a great time.. I enjoyed the Big Thomson canyon and the park as well

Pitt Gorilla
04-09-2011, 01:43 PM
Thank you so much for all of the suggestions. I knew I could count on you all.

trndobrd
04-09-2011, 01:45 PM
We stayed at Peak-to-Peak, an old style motor lodge. It's run by a very nice couple and is relatively inexpensive. http://www.peaktopeaklodge.com/

Depending on how long you want to poke around Estes, staying in Ft. Collins can be a lot of fun. Take the New Belgium tour.

Stop by Estes Brewery - Do the tasting then head upstairs for some grub. Get a sixpack to go.

Pitt Gorilla
04-09-2011, 05:02 PM
We're looking at a cabin at the Jellystone campground. Does anyone have any experience with that outfit?

Baconeater
04-09-2011, 05:22 PM
http://www.innonfallriver.com/

Very affordable, and very cool.

Rain Man
04-09-2011, 05:59 PM
We're looking at a cabin at the Jellystone campground. Does anyone have any experience with that outfit?


I have little knowledge of Estes Park, sorry. Only been there twice, and never overnight.

NewChief
04-09-2011, 06:17 PM
Depending on when you go, you can go to Greeley and watch the Broncos practice and heckle them.

scorpio
04-09-2011, 07:01 PM
Depending on when you go, you can go to Greeley and watch the Broncos practice and heckle them.

The Broncos haven't practiced in Greeley in like 10 years.

scorpio
04-09-2011, 07:02 PM
the Silver Moon Inn is where I always stay in Estes. Nice rooms, right on Fall River, and about a 2 minute walk from downtown.

http://www.silvermooninn.com/




Last time I was there the guy in the room above us was jack-hammering his wife for like 2 hours straight. It was... impressive.

Pitt Gorilla
04-09-2011, 07:07 PM
I have little knowledge of Estes Park, sorry. Only been there twice, and never overnight.Thanks anyway.

HonestChieffan
04-09-2011, 07:08 PM
tourist trap

Baconeater
04-09-2011, 07:11 PM
tourist trap
dumb ass

NewChief
04-09-2011, 08:32 PM
The Broncos haven't practiced in Greeley in like 10 years.

They practiced out there in 2000, I know. I lived in Ft. Collins and went and watched them. I guess that's been over 10 years, though.