We stayed here for the weekend of 28/29th October 2011. The property from the outside didn't look anything special, but it more than made up for it on the inside.
Our accommodation, which was the Bear Den Suite, was very, very clean and the room was serviced daily. It was exactly as described being decorated in a cabin theme with black bear decoration here and there. The fire place was huge with an open log fire (gas effect).
The bathroom was plenty big enough with hot water at all times of the day. The kitchen was very well equipped with microwave, toaster, coffee percolator, fridge freezer etc and all the pots and pans you might need, also very clean.
The bedroom area was adequate with a queen size bed and nightstands either side. A large chest of drawers and a built in closet would house a weeks worth of clothes easily. We found the bed to be comfortable and the whole suite was very warm, being as there was a blizzard going on outside.
The property has WiFi with a strong signal, staff were friendly and stayed in the background unless you needed them. The property is adult only which made for a very tranquil weekend.
The river runs along the back of the property alongside the BBQ's. Charcoal and matches were supplied free of charge, so we took the opportunity to use one rather than cook inside.
We also ate at The Trailhead restaurant which is near the entrance to RMNP. We ordered Elk Burgers and Elk Stew, both of which were very tasty. There is a Safeway's in Estes town (off H/W 34), which is useful for groceries.
We never had time to use the hot tub, but other guests were enjoying the view from the tub which is undercover.
RMNP is just a short ride away and being so close, it was a treat to be able to rise early and go into the park to see the sunrise over the mountains. The only wildlife we saw around the property were wild turkeys, but I'm sure lots more creatures frequent the area being so close to trees and the river.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Deer Crest Resort is located on the Beautiful Fall River. We are a quiet, relaxing getaway for Adults only! Conveniently located between Town and the Entrance to Rocky Mt National Park. Hot tub, Free WIFI, 32inch Flat Screen Cable TV's, Rooms to Suites with kitchenettes and Fireplaces. Over half of our rooms with a/c. See website for our variety of room types and specific amenities. Just 5 mins to Entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park and just 5 mins to Town, shopping and all Festivals and Activities. Also on Summer Seasonal Free Shuttle Route. Restaurant nearby, just 2 min walk with lounge, coffee house, steakhouse & outside seating on the River. Stocked river for fishing. (Catch & release only). Enjoy our peaceful, quiet, Adults only Retreat. 100% Smokefree Riverfront property. Free parking. Complimentary snowshoes and poles for Winter. Hot tub, firepit, free DVD library. Peaceful, quiet, relaxing getaway. Open All Year! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Deer Crest Hotel Estes Park
- Deer Crest Estes Park
- Deer Crest Resort Estes Park, CO