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Discovery Lodge
Ranked #10 of 29 Hotels in Estes Park
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Overland Park, Kansas
1 review
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“great stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

Brenda was very helpful and the room was at a very affordable price for how beautiful the scenery was and how adorably the room was renovated, including an amazing view of the sunset behind the mountains and right off the main road. The staff was incredibly friendly and gave us tips where to eat in town and what to see! Definitely recommend staying in this cozy little motel, you will not be disappointed!!

Room Tip: Rooms on the north side have an amazing view of the sunset
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Emily P
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Discovery_Staff, Front Office Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review, 3 April 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. It pleases us to know that we have done our job serving you in the best way possible! Estes Park is a place of sanctuary and the fact that you were able to benefitt from our views and the scenery around us puts a smile on our face! Please come and see us again soon!!!

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

My wife and I have been to the discovery lodge several times now for our "staycations". We came back because the staff has been consistently friendly. We stayed at the king suite with an awesome balcony view. The wood trimmings used in the room design give them a cabin feel and the effort shows on the staff's behalf. There's a small lake and gazebo nearby for added charm. It's cozy and cheap which can be hard to come by in a motel. If you need a coffee maker, just ask. Everything in Estes Park is walking distance from the motel, including the Stanley Hotel and the downtown district. If anything, the walls are thin but that is expected for a motel. We would definitely come back. Thanks to David and the rest of the staff.

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1 Thank Alfred L
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Discovery_Staff, Front Office Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review, 3 April 2014
Thank you for your kind words in regards to you stay with us here at the Discovery Lodge! We are glad to know that we have met your needs and beyond. Making your stay a great one is our number on priority! We hope to see you again soon!!

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Lakewood
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

Everything was perfect!!
We had a large group of 16 people with kids and adults! The size of the house was exactly what we needed. Plenty of room for the kids to be kids and the adults to relax.
The location was ideal nice and close to town.... on our last day we had a visit from a herd of elk, very cool!
Everything was clean, stocked, and ready for us upon arrival. The entire staff at the Discovery lodge were AWESOME!!! Very friendly and accommodated us with whatever we needed. We look forward to our next family mini vacation, we will definitely be staying at the Otis house!

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1 Thank allwrighty323
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Discovery_Staff, Front Office Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review, 3 April 2014
It is good to hear you were able to take advantage of all the many different things the Otis House has to offer. We are pleased to know that it fulfilled your expectations. Finding a house that can hold that many people comfortably can be hard and we are happy to know you found that in the Otis House! It is good to know also that our staff was able to help you with any and everything! We will see you again soon!!

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Broomfield, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

My husband and I take a long weeekend in Estes Park every year. We had been staying at the same place for years and decided to to try somewhere new. The ambience of the duck pond, the proximity to town and the staff were amazing (thanks David and Brenda!). The layout of the studio was perfect for what we needed. Even better, they welcome dogs! This is perfect for us since our huskies enjoyed the getaway weekend even as much as we did! We would definitely stay at The Discovery Lodge again.

Green Features: This lodge operates as green as possible. David explained what their energy practices they use and how they continue to make the area a common stop for elk.
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1 Thank Becky S
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Discovery_Staff, Front Office Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review, 3 April 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and for the many kind words! Thank you also for trying something new with the Discovery Lodge! We feel we have done our job correct when we get reviews like this! Feel free to come back to us on your next visit this way and always bring the huskies! :)

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Littleton, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014

Our stay here was absolutely great for what we were looking for- the lodge is small and cozy, and although there is no breakfast, the lodging is a bargain for the quality! The room had a porch with breathtaking views, a king sized bed, fridge, table and chairs, extremely nice television, and is located an easy walking distance to the visitor's center and downtown Estes. The decor is rustic and appropriate for a "lodge" feel. We went during the off season in March, and it was very quiet. Great having our own parking space as well. Melinda was extremely helpful at the desk helping us and recommending activities and restaurants nearby. Only thing it is missing is a hairdryer in the bathroom. For $69/night we will definitely be visiting again!

Green Features: Green certified!!!! Stickers all over to promote this.
  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank ColoradoTraveler2014
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Discovery_Staff, Front Office Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. It pleases me to know that you enjoyed your stay! I am glad that we could be accomadate you in the manner that met your standards! One thing to keep in mind in regards to the hairdryer is that we do have hairdryers in the front office that upon your request we will get for you. Once again thank you for that kind review and we look forward to seeing you next time!!!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014 via mobile

Amazing view of the white capped mountains from our room. Very pleased with our stay. Comfy beds, good pillows, large rooms with fireplace. Plenty of hot water....would definitely stay here again. Also staff was very informing and helpful about where to eat and what to do around town.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Discovery_Staff, Front Office Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review, 18 March 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review us at the Discovery Lodge! It pleases us to know that you had such a good stay with us and and could enjoy the fireplace! We in the office are here when ever you need to help with anything you need! Once again that you for your kind words and have a great week!!
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Greeley, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

So comfortable! Nice bed and linens. Very clean rooms, bath was also clean. Great water in the shower. It is set in a beautiful setting with wonderful views. Great staff, very friendly and informative, especially Melinda. So quiet and restful. We took our dog and there was great space for us to walk him and play with him. Would tell everyone I know to stay there.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank June T
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Discovery_Staff, Front Office Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Thank you for your kind words in regards to your stay with us at the Discovery Lodge. We truly appriciate it! I am glad you felt comfortable in your room and enjoyed the staff!! We look forward to see you in the future and have a great week!!
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Property: Discovery Lodge
Address: 800 Big Thompson Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517
Region: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Estes Park
#11 Romantic Hotel in Estes Park
#12 Family Hotel in Estes Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Discovery Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Discovery Lodge. We are within walking distance of downtown Estes Park Colorado. Although we are located near downtown, the views of the Rocky Mountains are clearly visible and some of the best. Here at the Discovery Lodge you are located just 10 minutes from the Rocky Mountain National Park. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Discovery Hotel Estes Park
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