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“Nice budget friendly Lodge!”
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Discovery Lodge
Ranked #14 of 29 Hotels in Estes Park
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

Great staff & nice clean property with a nice view. One of my favorite places my wife and I stayed on our trip to Colorado. Easy Access to Rocky Mountain National Park and shops and restaurants. Hope to return to stay again soon.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Discovery_Staff, Front Office Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2014

Thank you for your kind words! It is such a blessing to be able to expierence the views that Estes Park has to offer! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at our lodge and look forward to serving you in the future!

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Reviewed 22 April 2014

I booked this place for a weekend in Estes. I was greeted by the staff and they were wonderful. The room size was perfect and so comfortable! The location was great since it was close to the lake and a quick drive into the main town.

This hotel is perfect and is a budget travelers dream!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Discovery_Staff, Front Office Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

Thank you for your kind words! It is always our pleasure to greet our guest with a smile! It brings us joy to know that our guest are happy with the room/location/our staff! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next!!

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Reviewed 14 April 2014

My husband and I, along with another couple, stayed in the "Otis House" this past weekend and I have to say that my experiences at Discovery Lodge just make me wish I could be there EVERY weekend! This was maybe the 4th time my husband and I have stayed there and it's just a fantastic experience every time! The house is fully stocked with all you need for a great, cozy weekend getaway for two or for a large family get together. It is very well cleaned and taken care of and has recently been updated with new carpets and furniture. We love to bring food to grill on the back porch for dinner and equally love waking up early to brew a cup of coffee and sit and watch the elk that almost daily wander across the property just feet from the porch. The staff is another great part of staying at Discovery Lodge! Every person who's helped me at this property has been SUPER friendly and kind and if you need it, they will do what they can to help you get it! (I'm adding "Excellent Fitness Center" because just a walk or jog in the area where the house is can be an excellent cardio workout with unbeatable views!!) Brenda was wonderful and helpful and was a joy to visit with. I just can't say enough good things about the Discovery Lodge. This is my second or third review and I would recommend this place over and over again still! If you're looking for a place that feels like you're just housesitting for a good friend...a place that's quiet and cozy, or even big enough for a large group of people I would HIGHLY recommend giving the "Otis House" at Discovery Lodge a try. I guarantee, for the great price, the fabulous views and the wonderful staff, you will be very pleased!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Discovery_Staff, Front Office Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

Thank you for your kind words! It is always our pleasure to greet our guest with a smile! It brings us joy to know that our guest are happy with the room/location/our staff! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next!!

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Reviewed 13 April 2014

Here is a 'motel' that the 3-4 room cabins are more like a large Bed & Breakfast. And the staff treats you like you're their #1 guest! Brenda changed our room to what we thought we had booked via Booking.com. They made a fresh pot of coffee twice for us, in the early afternoon & again one half hour before they closed the office for the night. We brought our collie into the gathering area/office, where he made a new four-legged friend. We usually spend a long wknd in Estes Park 1-2 a year, & we will plan on staying there again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in one of the cabins overlooking the pond for the best view of the mountains!
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Discovery_Staff, Front Office Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

Thank you for you kind review! We always strive to do the best we can for our guest and are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay here! We love having 4 legged guest visit us in the office as well! We look forward to your next visit here with us!! Have a great week!!

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Reviewed 6 April 2014

Oh, the great things I could say. This place is so perfect! I love the location in Estes Park, tucked between the mountains in a slice of heaven. My boyfriend and I stayed with our dog Izzie March 21-23, 2014. Brenda was such a delite to chat with and very kind to offer her opinion. Loved getting coffee in the mornings. The price is so affordable. I will certainly recommend and stay with Discovery Lodge again!

Room Tip: Stayed in 308 - Top room with a mountain view and parking right out the front door. Rustic Mountain...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Courtney S
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Discovery_Staff, Front Office Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

Thank you so much for your kind words in describing our lovely little retreat! We are happy to know that you felt so comfortable with our front desk staff (Brenda) and that we were able to help you in whatever you needed! We look forward to seeing you soon and have an awesome week!

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Reviewed 6 April 2014

We wanted a one night in Estes Park. Wow what a relaxing time in a very nice clean and quite place to stay. Brenda was very helpful and full of great places to see. Plus she recommended a great place to eat. There is a little private lake with a terrific view to boot. The price was right too.

Room Tip: Ask for the top room with a balcony.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Jim A
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Discovery_Staff, Front Office Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel! We are happy that you were able enjoy your stay here and relax! We are always happy to help in making your stay that much better!! Hope to see you again soon!!

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Reviewed 4 April 2014

We stayed at Discovery Lodge for 3 nights in August, 2013 and were very pleased with the place. We had a great room overlooking the golf course with a small balcony with table and chairs. Inside, the room was very comfortable, with a table and chairs at the window ;we could eat breakfast overlooking the mountains in the distance or the gofl course. A herd of elk could be heard from the golf course in the early morning hours. We travel with our own food for breakfast, the refrigerator in the room came in handy. Estes Park is close by and very charming. The Stanley Hotel is a fun place to visit. We also needed to do laundry, there was a perfect little family owned laundromat just a few blocks away. The pool is no longer in service, but the hot tub was great! Shortly after we returned home, we heard there was a lot of flooding in the area-hope the damage was minimal. If we return to the area, we would stay there again!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Discovery_Staff, Front Office Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review out hotel and for the kind words. We are glad to know that we we're able to meet your needs during your stay here at the Discovery Lodge! Please come and see us again! We look forward to serving you in the future!

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Additional Information about 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 Best Value Hotel in Estes Park
#2 Green Hotel in Estes Park
#10 Family Hotel in Estes Park
#11 Romantic Hotel in Estes Park
Price Range: £47 - £120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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