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McGregor Mountain Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
Milford, IA
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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“One More Time”
Reviewed 20 March 2014

This was our third winter stay at McGregor Mountain Lodge, and we've never been disappointed. Two of those three times we have stayed in the Upper Chalet Unit, #17. The views are awesome and watching the birds and resident elk from our room or deck is lots of fun. The staff is welcoming and helpful, and the crackling fire and warm decor of the office is inviting. Coffee and homemade cookies, comfy couches, and friendly dogs make a trip down to the office well worth your time! Our unit was comfortable, and we liked being able to make our breakfast, pack a lunch for some snowshoeing, and prepare our evening meal if we weren't going out to the many restaurants available in Estes Park.

We were at McGregor with a group of people, and the picnic tables and porch swings in front of the Chalet make a great gathering spot for sunny afternoons, even in March.

The lodge is very close to the Fall River entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park where an abundance of trails await you.

McGregor is truly a home away from home!

Room Tip: The views from the upper Chalet units are awesome!
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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ChrisinEstes, Owner at McGregor Mountain Lodge, responded to this review, 23 March 2014
Hi Marsha!

What a lovely review, and we certainly appreciate you taking the time to shout out to others out there that have yet to experience McGregor Mountain Lodge and all we have to offer. It is always great to see so many of you that come back time and again throughout the year. Some we are seeing as many as 5 times in a YEAR! Just a testament, too, that Rocky Mountain National Park changes all the time and its fun to experience it in ALL seasons.

We just had a good dusting of snow yesterday, but now, by day's end the sun had basically melted the 4 or 5" of snow that came and went. It never ceases to amaze me just how quickly the weather does change. A reminder too when hiking to always be prepared and take a rain jacket, or coat!

Hope you had a great weekend, and we certainly look forward to seeing you all again in the near future. Happy Spring!

Chris
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Broomfield, Colorado
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

Oh my gosh, McGregor Mountain Lodge is the best kept secret in Estes Park. Chris, Michael, Susan, Steve, Carlos pay attention to detail, the cabins are clean, fresh, cozy. It's so relaxing to have such beautiful views, wildlife right outside your windows. We've stayed here over and over and it's still our # 1 spot in Estes. I was blessed enough to stay here for 50 nights while working up there. Hiking or snowshoing right out your cabin is the best. Loved being able to have time with the dogs; Alex, Tanner, Bentley, Starbuck. We'll be again and again. In fact we're taking a long weekend in early April.
We love to give gift certificates for McGregor Mountain Lodge! I've been going withdrawal from not seeing the dogs, Brat and Little Boy as well as all of your wonderful, friendly faces.
We will never stay anywhere else! Love, love, love McGregor Mountain Lodge and staff:)

Room Tip: The Heather Cottage is so private and quiet, yet every cabin is wonderful!
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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ChrisinEstes, Owner at McGregor Mountain Lodge, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Hi Char!

Was so good having you with us for a bit and almost felt like a permanent 'neighbor' for a bit. Pretty sure the dogs miss you..going to check for "treats" on a regular basis...and probably Brat too!

I am sitting here at the fireplace (you can envision it) with snow dancing down from the heavens. The smell of fresh brewed coffee and baked cookies is lingering yet in the air, and guests are coming in and out getting towels for the hot tub, talking about their snowshoeing adventures. Things seem to be "starting" to get back to a little bit of "normalcy", but yet a ways to go!

We sure appreciate your kind remarks, and your new earned friendship with us all here at McGregor.

We'll see you in April!

Chris and the Crew at McGregor...The McGregor TEAM!
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

I can not give this place enough Praise. The staff goes beyond and above for there guest , the cabins were immaculate, the view was incredible and the wildlife was peaceful and relaxing to watch. If your looking for an amazing place to stay, stop looking and book here. We will be returning very soon. This place takes care of all that RMNP and Estes has to offer.

Room Tip: The Columbine Cabins are the best. You have the view of the mountains and nature right in your front...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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ChrisinEstes, Owner at McGregor Mountain Lodge, responded to this review, 13 March 2014
Hi Donna,

Thanks for your kind remarks! We certainly appreciate them, and have so many like yourself that love the Columbine Cottages. Today, Brat dropped his last antler (somewhere out there) and it always amazes me how fast they start growing back in prep for the fall Rutt season. That's always a fun time to be here and see the animals.

Today, in addition to Brat and Little Boy (the resident Elk), we also saw 12 mule deer...both does and bucks, as well as a fox, and a coyote...just waiting for the big horn sheep to show their faces!

Hope we get to see you all soon! If not, have a great St. Patty's day, and Easter!

Chris
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

We stayed in The Heather Cottage last May (2013) and this was such a fun and pleasant place to stay. The staff was very plesant and we felt very welcome here. We saw a lot of wildlife on the property and got lots of great pictures. We even saw a bear on our last night there. Brat (the resident elk) came right up to our cabin as we were sitting outside and he ate leaves off the bushes right next to us. What a fun experience.

We enjoyed this place so much, we have made reservataions again this year and will be returning later this month for an even longer visit. This time we are brining up our kids to share this experience as well.

See you in a few weeks! We can't wait to come back!

Room Tip: Go to McGregorMountainLodge.com and you can see all the rooms before making reservations. There are...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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ChrisinEstes, Owner at McGregor Mountain Lodge, responded to this review, 13 March 2014
We certainly appreciate the remarks and are looking forward to seeing you soon! Today has been one of those glorious spring days with bright blue skies and temps into the higher 40's. Its indeed springtime in the Rockies. Today I noticed Brat dropped his final antler, so the antler hunt is on! You would think as frequent as they are on the property, they would be easy to find. But, not such the case.

Still great snow in the park, and I imagine with over 6' of snow this past year, there will remain good snow right through the month of May for snow shoeing.

We'll see you soon!
Chris
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

We have stayed at the McGregor Lodge several times in the past 4 years, with the kids (18 & 3) and one trip with Grandparents also - we all love this place, it is the most relaxing and peaceful vacation spot you can imagine. The wildlife are abundant around the grounds, and RMNP is on the doorstep. Estes Park is just 5 minutes drive down the road.
The staff have all been wonderful with any requests we have made, and helpful with recommendations when asked. We have stayed in several different cabins, usually in a 2 bedroom, and they have all been lovely - really spacious and comfortable, even with a teenager!
This place is truely one of our favorites in the world, and we cannot wait to book another trip.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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ChrisinEstes, Owner at McGregor Mountain Lodge, responded to this review, 13 March 2014
Thank you for your comments about McGregor Mountain Lodge and your frequent visits to our "little slice of heaven." One of the things we try to do when you come to McGregor is truly help you be in a better place when you leave than when you came. I believe you touched on that a bit. We know how the craziness of everyday life can be for you, and want you to feel alive again after your visit. Each time when someone walks in the door and a greeted by the pups and fresh baked cookies, and the comfort of the sunshine coming through the windows with breathtaking views all around, how can you not say you are on your way to a better place already. We firmly believe we imbibe a healthy and caring spirit that we hope you catch and feel when you're with us as well!

May we see you all again in the near future...until then, visit facebook often and think fondly of the memories made here with us at McGregor.
Chris
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

Came for a week with my sons (ages 5-8) in March to snow shoe RMNP. Came to McGregor with high expectations and boy did it deliver. Staff recommendations for restaurants, hikes, shops, etc were invaluable. Rooms were perfect and by the end of the trip we all wanted to stay and work for the owners. Have and will continue to recommend McGregor to all who will listen! Plan to be back soon!

  • Stayed March 2013
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ChrisinEstes, Owner at McGregor Mountain Lodge, responded to this review, 1 March 2014
Thanks for the kind remarks regarding McGregor and all we have to offer here in this little piece of heaven on Earth. I always tell my staff (prefer to think of them as my lodge family) that when WE do it right, we make it look easy, and believe me, you all aren't the first ones that have expressed an interest to work with us when the next job opening becomes available! Ha. The snow this year has been something I haven't seen in all my 20 years of living here! And that's particuliarly referring to what is in the park, as you probably noticed, we don't have all that much around the cabins on a regular basis, but drive into the park up to Bear Lake and its a whole different story. I was up there today snow shoeing, and there is a 76" base (yes, that's 6'4"!!) I keep telling folks that there are so many WONDERFUL seasons to see the park, even though summer is typically most popular, boy if you're not here in spring to see the snow, or here over the magical holiday seasons when the property is adorned with over 750,000 lights under blanket of white, you really are missing something.

Sure hope to see you all back at McGregor in the near future.
My Best,
Chris
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

Our new favorite place to stay near Rocky Mountain National Park - Each cabin is unique and we had a wonderful time in Caretaker #1 - The Elk made their rounds a few times a day but seem to always be there just after our great hosts filled the many on site bird feeders - Enjoyed petting the dogs and just hanging out - Very relaxing after a day of hiking or snowshoeing in the local area

Room Tip: All are fine - Mostly depends on the size of your party or if you have young children
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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ChrisinEstes, Owner at McGregor Mountain Lodge, responded to this review, 1 March 2014
Hi..Lefty and Little Boy, as well as us lodge owners, certainly appreciate the great feedback you shared with all our trip advisor users out there! It is certainly fun to see and witness firsthand the wildlife that visits us here at this little piece of heaven called McGregor Mountain Lodge. I'm fairly certain there is no other place on earth where you can, and will see such large magnificeint animals up close. We are all truly blessed to be such wonderful animals and soon, they will be moving up to higher elevations for the summer. But, we always know that come winter once again, we get to see them!
We all look forward to your return trip in 2014 and are so appreciative of you business!

Chris
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Property: McGregor Mountain Lodge
Address: 2815 Fall River Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517-9212
Region: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 78 Speciality Lodging in Estes Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the serenity of the Rocky Mountains with breathtaking views from each of our stand alone cabins, or fully equipped suites. All our units come with kitchens, and the newly renovated and well maintained cabins and suites also have wood burning fireplaces, private patios with BBQ for that summer's eve cookout, jetted bath tubs with access by reservation to our private hot tub. Adjacent to Rocky Mountain National Park (1/2 Mile to US 34-Fall River Entrance) and just a 5 minute drive to the quaint village of Estes Park, McGregor boasts some of the most spectacular views in the area. Enjoy frequent visits from our resident wildlife that include large bull elk, mule deer, foxes, coyotes, and the Rocky Mountain big horn sheep. A myriad of birds frequent our bird feeders strategically placed (and filled daily) at each cabin so you never have to leave the comfort of your "home" to observe these winged and furry critters. Enjoy a warm cup of tea/coffee or spiced cider (seasonal) in our inviting lobby while visiting with our friendly staff about your day hikes and adventures in the surrounding area. Fresh baked chocolate cookies will welcome you every afternoon, a wide selection of reading materials, books and magazines, games and puzzles are free for your perusing while here at McGregor. Open Year-Round, with seasonal rates, and discounts for extended stays. Weekly rates available. Dogs are allowed in select cabins for a charge. Late check outs available upon request for additional fee. WI-FI High speed internet FREE and available throughout the property. We look forward to introducing you to a little bit of heaven, right here on Earth! Call now!! ... more   less 
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