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“Lovely cabin in a great location”
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River Spruce
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Lovely cabin in a great location”
Reviewed 24 October 2011

This was the perfect place for us to stay. The cabin was clean and comfortable and we enjoyed spending time relaxing by the river, using the grill and enjoying the warmth and glow of the campfire. Wendye and Shelley were very helpful and welcoming and dropped off fresh baked goods each morning. The cabin was close to town and to Rocky Mountain National Park. We very much enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

After a day of hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park, nothing could be better than a hot tub on the deck next to the raging Big Thompson River. The cabins are rustic, not fancy, and spotless. The greeting is always warm and we feel welcome as old friends (which I guess we are, since we come back to River Spruce over and over and over). The sound of the river outside the window is beautiful music for sleep. The fresh, homemade muffins delivered to your door in the morning, priceless. My only complaint: our favorite cabin (Tom Tom) isn't always available at our beck and call; if it was, I'd be there all the time.

Room Tip: Tom Tom and Lochleven have private hot tubs.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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shllpwrs, Owner at River Spruce, responded to this review, 29 September 2011
You guys are wonderful! Thank you for the kind words and it's always fun to have you return!
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Valles Mines, Missouri
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Reviewed 9 September 2011

This is the perfect get-away. Listening to the river through the night and watching the birds and wildlife help make River Spruce enchanting. The cabin was spotless. Everything we needed in the kitchen was there. The owners greet every request with a smile and make their guest comfortable on every level. The attention to detail is amazing with flowers, stones, and seating areas arranged for maximum enjoyment.

Room Tip: clean, comfortable, relaxing
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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shllpwrs, Owner at River Spruce, responded to this review, 29 September 2011
Thanks for noticing the landscape Lynn! Neither Wendye or I are master gardeners and it takes a special effort to keep the flowers going:) We'd love to have you return anytime....
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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 August 2011

My husband and I stayed here on the first leg of a two-week fly fishing trip through Colorado and Wyoming. It was the perfect place for us to aclimate to the altitude difference after arriving from eastern Pennsylvania. Our cabin was cute and had all the amenities we needed or could want. The hot tub outside the door was super clean and wonderful, and it was fun to watch the hummingbirds compete at the feeder just a few feet away. The sound of the Big Thompson River flowing past less than 10 yards from the front door lulled us to sleep every night on the very comfortable bed. One very good restaurant (The Dunraven Inn) is located close by with many more to be found in downtown Estes Park. And who needed breakfast when our hosts provided a daily morning "goody-basket" of warm, sweet treats right outside our door! Shelley and Wendye have succeeded in creating a charming little world at River Spruce where one can definitely escape from the pressures of life. And River Spruce's proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park makes it the perfect place to stay if you want to experience multiple days of exploring all that the Park has to offer - regardless of which season you're there!
Thanks gals, for sharing your little gem of a resort with us. We'll definitely be back some day . . . soon!
Cindy and Fred

Room Tip: the website provides very accurate pictures of the property and cabins - both inside and outside.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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shllpwrs, Owner at River Spruce, responded to this review, 29 September 2011
Thanks Fred and Cindy for the glowing review! We're glad you enjoyed the hot tub and pastries. You must not have been here while we were experimenting with the treats:)
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Mesa
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Reviewed 6 July 2011

Our family stayed in the Pueblo Cabin for a week and loved our experience at River Spruce. The cabins were the nicest and cleanest that we have ever experienced in the area! In addition, the river front view was amazingly relaxing. The owners are very friendly and bring great, warm, baked goods each morning. I highly recommend River Spruce.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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shllpwrs, Owner at River Spruce, responded to this review, 29 September 2011
Thanks for the cleanliness comment. We have a great team of gals that take pride in keeping our cabins spotless. I'll make sure and show them the great comments:) Hope you guys can find the time to visit us again when you are traveling this way....
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2011

What a pleasant suprise..a clean and cozy cabin, just feet from the river with a fire pit outside the front door. Lovely! We stayed for a couple of nights in Namaqua, a perfectly sized cabin for the two of us. As others have written, CLEAN is the word and the coffee cake in the morning was something to talk about as well. I am a native of Colorado and would suggest the property to anyone. The cabins are close together but it was snowing the weekend we were there so we hardly saw our neighbors...I'm sure it wouldn' t be that way in the Summer months however....just an fyi if you don't want to see other folks.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Parker, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2011

If you want the right combination of location, afford-ability and hospitality this is the place for you! As Estes Park is one of our favorite places to visit, we thought we would try something different for our stay this trip. We were looking for a cabin rental, right on the river and with a hot tub. Cozy, relaxing and romantic...yet not something that would break the bank and leave little for spending. After all of our research, we chose River Spruce. Not only did we receive a telephone call prior, but we were welcomed with open arms and warm hospitality by the owners. We didn't need extravagant decor, but want and expect to be treated well upon arrival to a vacation spot, especially when you could have chosen the competition. Shelley and Wendy did NOT disappoint! The perfect get-away, yet minutes from town. Clean, cute cabins and personal service. Oh...and wait unitl you try the hot muffins they deliver every morning right to your cabin door! We can't wait to come back!

Room Tip: The TomTom cabin! Deck w/ hot tub on the river!
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: River Spruce
Address: 2334 State Highway 66, Estes Park, CO 80517-8330
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Region: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 78 Speciality Lodging in Estes Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Leave your cares behind and embark on an adventure in nature when you stay at River Spruce. You are treated to the best of both worlds: the oneness and beauty of the outdoors with all the comforts of home. Relax in your private hot tub by the river or roast a few marshmallows over the fire pit in front of your cabin. This is a place to truly relax, reflect, and renew your spirit. ... more   less 
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