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.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Glacier Hotel Estes Park
- Glacier Lodge Estes Park, CO