My husband and I booked this place online after doing a lot of research. This place seemed to be exactly what we were looking for for our Anniversary trip-a nice place to get away, rustic feel, quiet and away from the hustle of the main shopping area and near the river. When we arrived (June 11, 2014) Mike was more than pleasant and welcoming. He gave us all kinds of recommendations for places to eat, shop and hike. We had reserved Cottage #6 (facing the parking area) and had a cute little table and two chairs out front. Only has a couple of windows and two shared walls with other cottages to the rear and the side. The grounds were kept clean and appealing as was our cottage when we arrived. All the cottages are a little different, so check out their website to choose the right one for you. This one had a kitchenette with a dorm size fridge, plenty of cabinets, sink, cooking utensils (w/dishes, pots/pans, silverware, pitcher, etc.), lots of counter space and a 2-burner stove. The bathroom wasn’t overly large, but it was sufficient although not much storage space and no tub. One thing we were not warned about is that this cottage is on a tankless hot water heater and only allows for enough hot water for about a 10 min time frame. I wish I would have been told this before finding out the hard way…yep head full of shampoo and ice cold water. It doesn’t take long to heat back up, but it makes taking showers a little awkward.
We were there for 3 nights and really did enjoy our time there. It is so relaxing and loved hanging out by the river with the chairs and benches(the hammocks weren’t out yet). We even hiked up the trail that is across the bridge and up the mtn. Great view, but a steep hike.
The only other issue we had is that we didn't have heat for 2 of the 3 nights. In their defense we didn't say anything until the next morning as we got in late the 1st night and was completely exhausted. A short time later someone did come in and took a look at it, but couldn't fix it. By the 3rd day when Mike came by to check on it the heat (fireplace), it came right on...several times. No idea what the problem was. I’m just glad it never got too terribly cold while we were there. There is a heat lamp in the bathroom that was used quite a bit. There was a small table with 2 chairs, a nightstand, a tall dresser, a nice leather love seat, a chest/coffee table and a ceiling fan. All in great condition.
The bed was fine although a little worn and seemed to dip in the middle. There was only a few towels and had to request more, but they came quickly. No maid service unless its requested. You must clean the kitchen before you leave or be charged $100 cleaning fee. The wifi worked fine, except in the evenings when I assume more people were on it.
I know it sounds like we had a rough time, but it was really nice and could put most of it in the back of our minds. Our white water trip was awesome and a highlight of our trip (A-1 Wildwater) as was our massage from Elements of Touch. We ate at Rock Mtn. Tavern (casual) and Twin Owl Steakhouse (make ressies), although different type places-both were really good!!
Stonebrook is about 2 miles from town and is very convenient to most things in Estes. I love the setting and Mike was super about everything, but until some things change I’m not sure we’ll be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- StoneBrook Resort is a quiet little spot along the Fall River offering a tranquil mountain environment at your back door. Our adult only resort offers riverside cottages with private hot tubs and river suites with in-room spa tubs. All units have fireplaces and kitchens. An ideal place to honeymoon, relax & renew and get in touch with pure Colorado Rocky Mountain Nature. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Stonebrook Hotel Estes Park
- StoneBrook Resort Estes Park, CO