We have been to this resort before and I have to say it's in about the best location possible. It's close to the entrance to RMNP and far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Estes. It is an older property but quite well maintained and for adults only. It's so relaxing to sit on one of the many benches near the beautiful Fall River in the back yard of the resort. On several occasions we saw a huge bull elk munching leaves by the river or eating grass by the parking lot out front. He always drew quite a crowd.
There is no continental breakfast but each room is equipped with a coffee maker, fridge and microwave, also a table and a couple chairs. We brought a toaster from home and were able to buy a few breakfast items at the grocery store which is very near by. The upstairs rooms have a balcony overlooking the river and there are tables and chairs by each of those rooms as well. The lower level rooms have a patio and a large round table and four chairs. Our friends were on the lower level so their room and patio were our breakfast area. You can't beat sitting outdoors for breakfast in the mountains, especially if that big old elk strolls by. Also fun to observe the hundreds of hummingbirds that flock to the nectar feeders that the owners have placed all along the balcony.
Only problem we encountered was that for some odd reason the lock on the door to the hot tub malfunctioned and we were not able to get in one evening. Maintenance was fixing that first thing the next morning. The rooms are nice but the bathrooms are pretty small. Don't really know how that could be remedied. Fortunately the sink is in the main room, not with the tub and stool.
The family that owns and operates this place are super friendly and work very hard to ensure that your vacation is as good as it gets. Would definitely come back.
- 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