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“A Very Magical Place...”

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Sonnenhof Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #9 of 20 Estes Park B&B and Inns
Reviewed 18 June 2014

When I decided to surprise my wife for our 30th anniversary, I was looking to find a place that was as special as our honeymoon location had been. We had stayed at The Hearthstone Inn in Colorado Springs back in 1984 and, until this past weekend, that had set the standard for what Bed & Breakfasts should or could be. And when that establishment sadly shut its doors in 2006 after ownership changes, I thought we would never find anything to take its place in our memory.

Not only did the Sonnenhof B&B take its place, it surpassed it. All the reviews are consistent and spot-on, but ANY review will not do this place justice; you simply have to experience it. It's like going home to visit family or old friends, with Rudy and Hilde filling both roles. Their hospitality goes beyond what anyone would or even should expect.

The breakfasts were, as one visitor said while we were there, like "a medieval feast". The gardening and woodworking skills of Rudy were absolutely gorgeous. Homemade cookies in our room upon arrival.....watching the wild turkeys outside the dining room window.....sharing their personal lawn chairs for a concert in town during the evening.....not charging us the cost of one night when rerouting of our air travel delayed our arrival by one day.....EVERYTHING about this place and the people who own it are beyond reproach. But the best thing: getting to know these fine people, listening to their stories, and engaging in some great conversation for hours over a wonderful meal. It just doesn't get any better than this.

I hope we have the chance to return to Sonnenhof in the not-too-distant future. Because I know when we do, it will be just like going home. Thank you, Hilde and Rudy, for providing that magic.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

I can only echo everyone else on this beautiful B&B. Rudy was there during the 3 days we were there. But I am sure his lovely wife would have been just as pleasant and helpful as Rudy was. I can only say if you want a beautiful, clean, extrodinary place to stay - stay here. Only a few minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park.

Room Tip: All rooms are beautiful and the owner (Rudy) built all the furniture plus much more around the B&...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

We saved the best until last. After three weeks touring around National Parks we were ready for something special. Rudy and Hilde did not disappoint in their really gorgeous house. Our room was perfect in every way - from the comfortable bed to the little table and chairs overlooking St Mary's Lake, the lovely bathroom with spa bath, the balcony with humming birds feeding, it was all beautiful. That's before I even mention the wonderful breakfasts! We were made to feel very welcome when we arrived and as it was almost evening we were given some ideas for where to go for dinner. One of the lovely parts of our few days there was that our suite really did feel like a home - a very beautiful one - which we could return to for peace and relaxation at the end of the day. The little touches like cookies in the room and such beautiful soft towels do make a difference. We were very sorry to leave and will definitely try and go back - almost worth making the journey all the way from Australia just to stay with Rudy and Hilde again - thank you both very much.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

Thank you Hilde & Rudy for sharing your gifts of wood working, cooking & hospitality. We could have not asked for a better place to stay while in Estes Park. A perfect location away from the busy town. It was so nice to come back to a relaxing and quiet place. And then to wake up to a wonderful breakfast each morning, with such warm & sincere fellowship. Your kindness to adjust your menu to accommodate my husbands diet meant a lot to us. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. We were so surprised to learn that we had a connection to WI with you, as well as West Bend, WI. We hope that our stay brought back wonderful memories you had during your life in WI, as you shared your stories with us. We hope that we meet again!

Room Tip: Pick a room that can over look the town & mountains. BEAUTIFUL!
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

Just a wonderful stay. Beautiful place and warm accommodations. Rudy and Hilde are just such nice hosts and the breakfast superb. We enjoyed the spacious rooms and the comfort of views of the Estes area. Get away from the busy-ness and relax.

Room Tip: The fitness center is the location next to Rocky Mountain National Park!
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

If you want to be pampered in Old World ambiance with beautiful appointments and "may I have seconds on the food please?", then this B&B is for you and your special Dear One:) Add the bonus of bird filled birdfeeders,and mule deer and elk parading around this site and you sigh "This is the good life!" We want to go their again! George and Merry

Room Tip: Room in the back by the backyard is cozy and very private feeling.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

We just spent two relaxing days at the Sonnenhof B & B. It was our very first experience at any B & B. The Sonnedhof's have set the B & B bar very high. Hilde and Rudy have true servants heart. We would stay there again in a heart beat.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: 650 Lakewood Ct, Estes Park, CO 80517-7157
Region: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
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Ranked #9 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Estes Park
Number of rooms: 3
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