Good and bad. ..
We just had a family reunion here about 45 of us. There are incredible things to do at this beautiful location. The craft house was amazing. The activities are endless.
A few things to be aware of though. First is the rooms. We stayed in mt. Yipson lodge which is in dire need of a remodel. The stains on the carpet are terrible, beds are very uncomfortable. Rooms barely have any room for luggage. There was no housing option for us that could hold just the two of us so we were in a room with a full size bed and a bunk bed. I don't see how a family of four could move in the room with any luggage.
BEWARE of the food! ! I have never had such terrible cafeteria food in my life! Breakfast was a mix of bagged mushy eggs, frozen heated up omlettes, biscuits and gravy, stale churros, grits, and some fresh fruit. Lunch and dinner always had a very limited salad bar (canned veggies with lettuce). Lunch and dinner was chicken fried steak, boiled hard steaks, some kind of fish that was frozen and heated up in a sauce, hamburger and hotdogs. It was very difficult to eat anything half way healthy. I gained 6 pounds in 4 days! And I tried to eat healthy! For what it costs to add a meal plan, we were all very disappointed! If we go back we will be renting a cabin and cooking ourselves.
Also beware that there is a lot of walking to get anywhere. We went to the climbing wall and they said it was a 13 minute walk but it was a significant hike. We were ok but it would have been nice to have a heads up.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are located outside of Rocky Mountain National Park. We have 7 lodges and 206 cabins spread over 860 acres. Perfect for family vacations, reunions, retreats and conferences. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ymca Of The Rockies Hotel Estes Park
- Ymca Of The Rockies Estes Park Center
- YMCA Of The Rockies Estes Park, CO