Top Reasons to Stay at Murphy's River Lodge
The property is located less than 2 miles from the east entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, which contains more than 400 square miles of mountain lakes, meadows, and peaks.
The hotel evokes a charming mountain vibe with mountain lodges and log-cabin-style guest-room buildings. A river runs through the property, and elk can sometimes be spotted grazing on the property.
Guests can snuggle up by the hotel's outdoor fire pit with a complimentary bottle of wine.
Heated swimming pool is housed in a window-lined lodge, and the there is a hot tub.
A complimentary continental breakfast each morning includes cereal, fruit, and danishes. Guest rooms include refrigerators and microwaves, so preparing snacks throughout the day is a cinch.
This getaway includes a $20 dining credit that you can use toward Mexican and American fare at Ed’s Cantina & Grill or local cuisine at The Wapiti Restaurant & Pub. You’ll also get a two-for-one wine tasting at Snowy Peaks Winery.
A roughly two- to three-minute walk to downtown Estes Park.
Estes Park, Colorado: Cultured Mountain Town with Outdoor Recreation
Estes Park is a picturesque playground for outdoors enthusiasts and nature lovers. Gentle horses can navigate the trails of the Rocky Mountain National Park, and skilled guides lead whitewater-rafting trips down the roaring Colorado River. More than 40 snowshoe trails are also available in the area. For a scenic drive through the area, take Trail Ridge Road, which has hairpin curves that whip around the mountainside to reveal gorgeous views of the mountains (check the road’s status before heading out).