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Glacier Lodge
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Glacier Lodge was our favorite lodging out of all of the places we stayed on our recent vacation. It was so nice to sit outside on the deck with coffee or to just relax. The sound of the rushing stream was peaceful. I loved that our kids could explore, and they loved having the pool which they enjoyed every night. Parking right close to the cabin made unloading & loading easy. Having the kitchenette helped a lot with meals, especially in pricey Estes Park.

We stayed in the Arapahoe Cabin, and were surprised at how (relatively) large it turned out to be- we were expecting much smaller. The bedroom is a very nice size, and the living room is large enough to hold a small couch, table and four chairs, a fireplace & tv, and a daybed w/a trundle. It was nice to have the DVD player and DVD's to borrow from the office. The bathroom is on the small side, but not bad as long as one person at a time is in there.

This cabin is near the horse stables, and occasionally I could smell the horses, but this didn't bother me as I grew up around them. I could see how it might bother others, though, so be aware. The stable employees keep long hours, arriving very early in the morning and leaving late at night, and they drive right behind the cabin. There were days where they were the first thing I heard in the morning and the last thing I heard at night.

The wifi was fine early in the morning but seemed to bog down all other times.

I wish the breakfast was held more often, we missed it by one day. Also, we had a broken window in our bathroom that we reported the first morning that never did get fixed. We had to prop it open with a shampoo bottle. It would be nice if all of the windows in the cabin were updated- some were new and were able to be locked, but some were old and had no lock. Light-blocking blinds or shades would be wonderful in the two large windows in the living room, as they let in a lot of heat in the afternoon, and the windows don't open anyway. A couple of shelves in the bathroom would be helpful, somewhere to put toiletries! A small clock somewhere would be helpful, as would a small window fan to cool off the cabin in the afternoon. We did ask the office lady if there was one to borrow, and she said she would check, but never got back to us.

Minor issues aside, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay here again if in the area.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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RockyMtHigh, Owner at Glacier Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2014

Thanks for the feedback! Hope to see you again. Dave Ranglos

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Our family stayed at Glacier Lodge a couple decades ago, creating sweet memories that lingered as the kids grew up. This year, we reunited in Estes, and the 4 Glacier Lodge cabins beside the Big Thompson River became the perfect backdrop for a great vacation. The whole experience.... the cow poke breakfast, horseback ride, sparkling swimming pool, the games and books perfect for a raining afternoon, the bundle of wood delivered daily, ice cream at the soda saloon.... the list goes on and on. It is without reservation that I wholeheartedly recommend Glacier Lodge.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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RockyMtHigh, Owner at Glacier Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2014

Great to have you back on property! Hope to see you all again soon.... Dave Ranglos, owner

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

This was our first visit to Colorado. Our flight was 2 hrs delayed but we made it to Glacier Lodge & the first thing we saw was a welcome sign at the front office with our name and hometown! A nice personal touch that instantly made us feel welcome. Our stay coincided with a complimentary cowpoke breakfast on Thursdays that was prepared by the Ranglos family & staff. It was just what we needed for our day of hiking. The Ranglos' dog Buddy paid us a visit several times. We booked our stay last minute and the last cabin left was the Arapahoe -- one bedroom with trundle bed in living rm. It was simple, clean and cozy for my husband & me and our two college-aged daughters. The kitchen and bathroom were tiny but we made do. Nice camp feel complete with rambling river, horse corral, outdoor campfires, swimming pool, kids running around and an occasional dog bark. Good location -- felt peaceful but close to Estes town as well as park entrance.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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RockyMtHigh, Owner at Glacier Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2014

I am glad that you enjoyed your stay! Half the fun is trying the different locations and cabins they are all a bit different. Keep us in mind for the next time you are in the area. Check the calendar in January for the best early booking opportunities! See you next time

Dave Ranglos, owner

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Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

Friendly, nice location. More rustic than a condo so a nice Colorado, outdoorsy feel. Plenty of amenities. Super sweet outdoor breakfast once a week. Nice couple that owns it are very friendly. I would go back if not looking for the condo experience.

Stayed: July 2014
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RockyMtHigh, Owner at Glacier Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2014

I am glad that you enjoyed your experience while on property. Come back and see us soon!

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Reviewed 19 July 2014

This year marked the 10th consecutive year our family has stayed at Glacier Lodge. The Ranglos family and staff are simply the best. From the moment we arrived to our departing day, we felt so welcome! Glacier Lodge is a very special place. There is something for everyone to do. Exploring, swimming, games or just relaxing by the river they have it all. We are already looking forward to our visit next July!

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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RockyMtHigh, Owner at Glacier Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2014

You made it to double digits! Thanks so much for your continued support! My family has been truly blessed by so many families, like yours, that consider and make Glacier Lodge a part of there family vacation traditions. Hope to see you all again next year! Dave Ranglos, owner

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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Just got back from a week at Glacier Lodge. Very good place for families, kids, larger groups. We had a two bedroom by the river and enjoyed. My son enjoyed using the basketball court, found some boys around his age to play with 3 days in a row. Very close to the RMNP entrance, we did four different days in the park. Trail Ridge Road was our favorite! Enjoyed the free breakfast one morning provide by Glacier Lodge and Smores night. The two things I would like to see the owners invest in is Wifi for the cabins(only available at the office or very close too) and washer and dryers in the larger two bedroom cabins.

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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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RockyMtHigh, Manager at Glacier Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2014

Thanks for the feedback! Our new Ubiquiti directional wireless equipment installed this spring has improved the range, and quality of the free service offered to guests and will provide the network infrastructure from which we will continue to build and expand our services. Thanks again!

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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Our daughter who had visited Glacier Lodge a couple of times with her family suggested It as a place for our family gathering. We all (39 of us from 6 months to 83) had a great time. Timber Lodge has a fantastic great room that accommodated us all for meals, games, visiting! Plenty of activities on and off the property to keep everyone from the little kids to the teen agers and grownups busy. Private bathrooms for each room were a big plus! the staff was friendly and accommodating and put on a great s'mores evening and a delicious outdoor breakfast. the big kids rode horses and the little kids rode ponies. Games in the front yard and fires in the evening were fun. Shuffleboard, the playground, the pool and the ponies kept the kids happy. We all enjoyed our stay at Glacier Lodge very much!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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RockyMtHigh, Owner at Glacier Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2014

So glad that you and your family enjoyed being on property! Please be sure to keep us in mind for a return visit. Dave Ranglos, owner

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Additional Information about Glacier Lodge

Address: 2166 State Highway 66, Estes Park, CO 80517-8320
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Region: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 74 Speciality Lodging in Estes Park
Price Range: £61 - £716 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Just what you are looking for when you come to the mountains" - cottages and cabins under towering pines. Close to National Park. Large homestyle units also available for reunions, scrap booking. Pool, horses, fishing and wood burning fireplaces. ... more   less 
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Glacier Hotel Estes Park
Glacier Lodge Estes Park, CO

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