“Great Place for the $. Nice staff!”
My husband and I have been coming to RMNP every summer for the past four years. We have stayed at a variety of hotels in Estes Park but have never found the "perfect" place for the money we want to spend. We stayed at Discovery Lodge two years ago (July 2010) and for whatever reason, stayed somewhere else the next summer. Well, suffice to say, we didn't know how good we had it the first time. Compared to most places in Estes Park, it is very reasonably priced. Sure, the rooms weren't the height of contemporary luxury but YOU'RE THERE TO SEE A NATIONAL PARK, PEOPLE! How much time do you really need to spend in your hotel room? Anywho, it's very conveniently located near the local grocery store and a few places to grab a bite but still "off the main drag" enough to be quiet. The best part though, was how nice they were. That has been our biggest complaint over these past four years. Every place we stayed, no matter how nice it was or how affordable it was, the people in charge or their employees would always say or do something that positively smacked of that "you're lucky we let you stay here and enjoy our mountains" attitude. The last time we stayed at Discovery Lodge, we hiked up to Chasm Lake and back. When we got back to the hotel, it was raining and quite cold but nothing sounded better than soaking our soar feet in the hot tub. I figured though, because of the weather, it would be off limits. I called the front desk to ask and instead of a "Yeah, whatever, you can use the hot tub." I got a pleasant, "Of course! Nothing's better than a nice hot tub after a long day of hiking!" I've never forgotten this little, tiny bit of politeness and, as I mentioned earlier, we have already made our reservations for this year at Discovery Lodge and we can't wait to go back!
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26 October 2012
Thanks for your review! Glad you had a good time and got to enjoy our out door hot tub. Our staff strives to please everyone. Good to know they are! Can't wait to see you next year! See ya then, take care!
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