I've stayed at the Castle Mountain Lodge two summers in a row (2005 and 2006) and will stay there again when I go back this year. The staff is so friendly and helpful. I've stayed in the River Castle cabins; they are clean and comfortable. There's a fridge, microwave, stove and oven in the cabins (very helpful). Cabins have their own outdoor grill. Furnishings aren't brand-new, but they're clean and more than adequate. There's a nice laundry facility, and the main building has books and videos to borrow. There's a play area for kids.
The property stretches along the Fall River, and there are numerous picnic tables and comfortable chairs-- wonderful to relax in. You may look at the map and think that the road is too close (it's just on the other side of the river) but because of the wonderful river noise, you don't even hear the road.
The only concern is that if you have multiple cars, parking is tight.
This is not a five-star property, but it's clean, comfortable and convenient to Rocky Mountain National Park and to the town itself. I won't stay anywhere else in Estes.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking