The Historic Crags Lodge - Estes Park, CO

2-Night Stay for Up to 4 in a Studio or One-Bedroom Unit at The Historic Crags Lodge in Estes Park, CO

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Historic Lodge near Rocky Mountain National Park

In 1914, University of Colorado football coach Enoch Josiah “Joe” Mills and his wife built a large wooden lodge on Prospect Mountain in the Colorado Rockies. Named Crags Lodge for the mountains surrounding it, the inn counts Robert Frost among the guests from its nearly 100 years in operation. Now called The Historic Crags Lodge and located in Estes Park, the hotel still charms visitors with its hospitality, as well as its unsurpassed views of the Rockies and the surrounding forest. While you’re a guest of the inn, you’ll be minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park and within walking distance of shops and restaurants.

Inside the hotel, you’ll find honey-colored wood floors and, in the main living room, a fireplace surrounded by the building’s original furniture. Pinewood-decorated studio and one-bedroom units look out on the mountains surrounding the town of Estes Park below. Kitchenettes in one-bedroom units come equipped with stovetop burners and mini refrigerators.

This Getaway includes a $25 dining credit at Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ & Taphouse, located about a mile away. There, you can fill up on Saint Louis–style ribs, Texas-style brisket sandwiches, and Kentucky-bourbon pecan pie.

Estes Park, Colorado: Gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park

At an elevation of 7,522 feet, Estes Park is a small mountain town known as the eastern gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. Along Elkhorn Avenue, the main drag of downtown Estes Park, you’ll find the usual souvenir, taffy, and ice-cream shops—but also local breweries and independent restaurants. The resort town also has a popular outdoor ice rink, open on the weekends in the winter months.

Each year, more than three million people head into Rocky Mountain National Park to access 300 miles of hiking trails and admire stunning mountain vistas. The park’s most popular hike is the half-mile loop around the flat terrain of Bear Lake, but the crowd thins out somewhat if you continue onto Nymph, Dream, and Emerald Lakes. Park trails are often covered with snow, but you can strap on a pair of snowshoes and make the trek to the alpine lake at The Loch or the summit of Deer Mountain.

Weather permitting, consider taking one of region’s spectacular scenic drives. Trail Ridge Road bisects the national park east to west, bringing travelers up to a maximum elevation of 12,000 feet above the tree line. Trail Ridge Road offers a somewhat direct route to the western half of the park, where you’re most likely to see moose. Another option is the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, which wends past the Continental Divide, offering views of Longs Peak—the park’s highest summit, at 14,259 feet. Before you embark on any drive, be sure to check the road status report.

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What You Get

2-night stay for up to four with a $25 credit at Smokin' Dave's BBQ & Taphouse

Valid for a studio

  • Option 1: $129 to check in Sunday–Wednesday; not valid for Friday or Saturday stays (up to a $263 value)
  • Option 2: $149 to check in Friday or Saturday (up to a $303 value)

Valid for a one-bedroom unit

  • Option 3: $169 to check in Sunday–Wednesday; not valid for Friday or Saturday stays (up to a $343 value)
  • Option 4: $189 to check in Friday or Saturday (up to a $383 value)

Policies and Fees

Book by: 5/18/14
Travel by: 5/22/14

  • Blackout dates: not valid 4/18–4/19
  • Cancellation policy and fees: 48-hour cancellation notice or $75 fee applies
  • Taxes: 9.5% tax not included
  • Additional fees: $5 plus tax nightly resort fee not included. $100 refundable security deposit due at check-in.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Mountain views
  • Antique furnishings
  • Hot tub
  • Barbecue area

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 5/18/14 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 5/22/14
  • Not valid 4/18–4/19
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • 48-hour cancellation notice or $75 fee applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • $100 refundable security deposit due at check-in
  • $5 plus tax nightly resort fee not included
  • 9.5% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details


  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

One-Bedroom Units

  • One queen bed and sleeper sofa
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Kitchenettes

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 10 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: Denver International Airport (DEN; 75 miles)
  • Distance from Denver: 71 miles

Customer Reviews

Beautiful scenery. Close to to town
Safi M. · May 29, 2014
It was tucked up in the mountain, facing the cute quaint town of Estes Park! The lodge itself was GORGEOUS the wood floors and the history. Me and my two other girlfriends absolutely loved it and will go back!!!
Jillian S. · 4 days ago
Outstanding service, gorgeous property!
Randy W. · April 13, 2017
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