The Historic Crags Lodge *DRM* - Estes Park, CO

Two-Night Stay 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 those who’ve checked in over the nearly 100 years it’s been in operation. Now called The Historic Crags Lodge and located in the heart of Estes Park, the hotel still charms visitors with its hospitality, as well as its unsurpassed views of the Rockies and the surrounding forest. Inside, you’ll find honey-colored wood floors and a fireplace surrounded by the building’s original furniture in the main living room.

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 a stovetop burner and a mini refrigerator. This deal includes a $25 dining credit at Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ & Taphouse, located about a mile down the road. There, you can fill up on St. Louis–style ribs, Texas-brisket sandwiches, and Kentucky-bourbon pecan pie. While you’re staying here, you’ll be minutes away from Rocky Mountain National Park and within walking distance of the shops and restaurants of Estes Park.

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 sea level. 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.

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

What You Get

Two-night stay for up to four, plus a $25 dining credit at Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ & Taphouse

  • Option 1: $129 for a studio, valid for Sunday–Thursday stays (up to a $263 value)
  • Option 2: $149 for a studio, valid for Friday or Saturday stays (up to a $303 value)
  • Option 3: $169 for a one-bedroom unit, valid for Sunday–Thursday stays (up to a $343 value)
  • Option 4: $189 for a one-bedroom unit, valid for Friday or Saturday stays (up to a $383 value)

Book by: 4/26/13
Travel by: 4/30/13

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


  • Century-old lodge with mountain views
  • Antique furnishings

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 4/26/13 or promotional value expires. Must complete travel by 4/30/13
  • Not valid 3/29-3/30
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • 48-hour cancellation notice required or $75 fee applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • $100 refundable incidental deposit required at check-in
  • 9.7% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Studios and One-Bedroom Units

  • One queen bed and one pullout sofa bed
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
  • Kitchenettes in one-bedroom units

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

  • By plane: about 75 miles from Denver International Airport (DEN)
  • By car: about 65 miles from Denver, CO

Traveler's Tips

  • Customers can also purchase a two-for-one wine tasting at Snowy Peaks Winery.

Customer Reviews

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Mary Jo B. · 8 reviews TOP REVIEWER
· Reviewed May 27, 2018
It was a one bedroom suite. Small living room, kitchen, bedroom & bathroom. Nice tvs in both the living room and bedroom.


Angel H. · 2 reviews
· Reviewed May 18, 2018
Enjoyed our time up there. Max was so accommodating and friendly.


Brian S. · 1 reviews
· Reviewed May 7, 2018
Our third stay at the Crags House and always friendly Staff and comfortable stay! Will be back again soon.
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