It's been two years since I stayed at the Ponderosa and I was looking online at booking another stay when I saw a bad review on here and felt the need to leave a review of my own.
I first found the cabins online and found the booking process both easy and personal. I was given a code to unlock the key to the cabin (if that makes sense) and sent an email regarding instructions.
It's made clear on all literature that you aren't meant to have guests at any time and I love that. The emails sent to me stated all facts in a business like way. I appreciated that.
I originally booked 2 nights at the Ponderosa in low season and the check out time was clearly stated as 10am on the last say. On the 2nd day we were not willing to leave so I called the owner and without giving any more details, I extended for one more night. It went on my credit card with no bother.
The owner came by on the 2nd day to check the hot tub. We were ok with him coming in and doing that and we had a nice chat. No obstruction at all. He was a polite and lovely guy but I feel if we had wanted to be alone he would have been ok with that and just got on with his business and left.
When we went we took loads of food (the grill and oven were spotless) and also lots of condiments we found we didn't really need any as they were already provided.
We also took lots of booze, which we drank in the hot tub and we kept all the empties under the counter for easy recycling along with a plate I broke one day.
There were DVDs which we didn't really watch, candles we didn't light and plenty of towels and robes we didn't use. Everything was provided though.
Honestly, staying at the Ponderosa was one of the best weekends of my life and one look at the visitors book would tell you the same.
A really personal service and total privacy.
- Also Known As:
- Fall River Cabins Hotel Estes Park
- Fall River Cabins Estes Park, CO