September 2012 my husband, daughter (20) and myself were driving from Kansas to see a Jason Mraz concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater and we decided to add a couple days to our trip and spend some nights in Estes Park. We were there a couple years prior, and had stayed at Castle Mountain Lodge at the Large Homestead cabin (which was fantastic) however, it was up the road from the main Lodge area. We decided we wanted to go back to Castle Mountain Lodge and stay, this time stay with the other cabins and by the office and the stream.
I don't even know where to begin, this is how much we enjoy Castle Mountain Lodge. Everything is wonderful - Not only the grounds, the location, the staff, the ambiance - This place has it all! Lejune (I think that's her name) is Top Notch. Fantastic lady. We were on the phone for about 15 minutes when I called to book the cabin. She was telling me about each and every cabin that was available, describing everything to me. Gold Star Customer Service.
We happened to be there out of sheer luck, the same weekend of Aspen Gold Festival. The Aspens are golden, and simply breathtaking. We stayed in River Castle 1, which was PERFECT. The kitchen was fully stocked, fireplace, two comfortable recliners if you choose to relax and watch some evening television, and daily wood delivery to your doorstep!
We had a fire in the fire pit each night, which is located by the stream. The year before we happened to run into a bear, yes a bear, who was sitting across the stream watching us from the street. I think hubby was hoping he could re-enact the same thing this year, but our little friend was a no-show.
Castle Mountain Lodge is located close enough to town to be perfect, but yet far enough away to feel you're away from civilization.
We saw wild turkeys roaming the grounds every day which was quite the sight. The morning and early evening are my favorite time at Castle Mountain Lodge. Everyone is out and sittingon their patio, making breakfast or dinner, and saying hello and making friends. We love it here so much we're booking another September trip, which will be our THIRD time there. People we've talked to while there said they return year after year after year and we can see why.
Fantastic for a family, or a romantic get-away. We just love Castle Mountain Lodge and we recommend it to everyone that says they're taking a trip to Estes Park.
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- Also Known As:
- Castle Mountain Hotel Estes Park
- Castle Mountain Lodge Estes Park, CO