If you are wanting to have a quite, very clean, rustic getaway....this is the place. The cabins range from 1 to 3 bedrooms. Our cabin (Riverside) is a one bedroom with two queen beds. We were about 15 feet from the Big Thompson River. The cabin is all notty pine, the screened in front porch overlooking the river is so perfect for the evening or early morning. They have hummingbird feeders at each cabin they keep full so you have beautiful birds visiting you all the time. The cabin was VERY clean, the size is small and comes with the basics you need for a vacation if you want to make your meals in the cabin. Each cabin (they are close together but it wasnt a problem for us) has a grill, picnic table and chairs to use. There is a common ground for campfires, a hot tub for guests, a small playground and the office has many movies, games or books to use while you are staying. Donna was as pleasant as can be, she even gave us a pass to Rocky Mountain National Park because another guest turned it in to her becasue there were days left on it.
This resort is only about 1.1 miles from the entrance to the park and about 1.5 miles from Estes. With the river on the property you never hear any traffic.
They have a 70% return rate each year and now I will be another happy guest that will definately be returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Description: Located in beautiful Estes Park Colorado near Rocky Mountain National Park, Idlewilde By The River offers many different styles of cabins to meet your individual needs. Idlewilde is located on the banks of the Big Thompson River. The sound of the rushing water is highly audible throughout the resort during most of the season. With Idelwilde's close proximity to Estes Park, there are hundreds of specialty shops, galleries, and restaurants for your enjoyment. Rocky Mountain National Park's west entrance is just 1 mile from Idlewilde. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Idlewilde By The River Hotel Estes Park
- Idlewilde By The River Estes Park, CO