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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The building itself is an historic local landmark. It was damaged by a flood that went through the Big Thompson Canyon last year. Apparently the kitchen was damaged and that is why breakfast is not served. We were told there would be a Continental Breakfast but we were very disappointed with the extremely limited options and like other reviewers we... More 

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Columbus, GA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We enjoyed our stay here. We got a student rate of $65/night, which was great for us traveling on a budget! If you are a student definitely ask about that. Our room was clean and cozy, and the bathrooms were across the hall from our room. We were a bit apprehensive about sharing a bathroom with other guests, but it... More 

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Old fashioned "inn" & rustic campsites. Scenic location. Great hospitality! Amenities to meet your needs including a "local" bar w/ pizza, burritos, sandwiches, apps. Accessible to all the local attractions & on-site fishing. Wildlife in your backyard & the Milky Way above @ night!

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

This place is a great value at $80, but it is unlike all other B&B's I've stayed in. It really should be called a motel. Very nice, young staff. It is ideal for trout fishermen. No TV in rooms. No air conditioning. Basic bed on a stilt wood frame. There was only 1 banana, 1 type of cereal, no milk,... More 

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Benton, Arkansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This is a nice location geographically in the Big Thompson canyon. This facility is recovering from that river flooding a few years back. Sites will fit large RVs but there is no shade. All sites are riverside but are very uneven and covered with shredded wood that sticks in everything. There is a single bathroom and shower available that everyone... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Staff was super friendly, and the rooms were clean and very nice. The only part to dislike was the shower was shared with other rooms, but was very clean. Parking was close and easy, and off the main street.

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Thank amergen11608
Ottawa, Illinois
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

It is advertised as a bed and breakfast. Although it is very clean and cozy, staff was great there is no breakfast. I understand that there was a serious flood in 13 that destroyed their kitchen so they only serve bagels and cereal it's not a true bed and breakfast.

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Thank Don M
Witney, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

This B&B is situated in a river gorge and we had one of the en-suite rooms at the back of the property, complete with a shared outside seating area. Our room was lovely, with a nice sofa. Breakfast was a disappointment. It was not dissimilar to a motel breakfast: for a B&B, I expected something more. It was all self-service... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

This little inn was just darling! I will say that this place is probably not for everyone though. If you can imagine an inn above a bar like in the old western days, then that will give you a good idea of what this place is like-- just the bare necessities. Most (if not all) rooms don't have a shower,... More 

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Thank Ldo9875
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Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped here before driving over Rocky Mountain national park. It's a short drive to Estes Park from the inn. This was a stage coach stop and we loved the rooms and the historic building! Great service and accommodations, highly recommend!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
NOW OPEN, NEWLY RENOVATED. The River Forks was established in 1905 and is now under new management. If you are interested in adventure travel while enjoying all the comforts of home, this is the place for you! Enjoy our wilderness inspired rooms, as well as various camping spots on the banks of the Big Thompson River. Experience local music and events while relaxing in the beautiful Big Thomson Canyon. Explore various rock climbing, hiking and fishing destinations that are only a short drive or walk away. Relax in the quiet Drake community, away from the city crowds, yet Estes Park is only a short 15 minute drive, and Loveland only 20 minutes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The River Forks

Address: 1601 US Highway 34, Drake, CO 80515-9702 (Formerly Historic River Forks Inn)
Region: United States > Colorado > Drake
Number of rooms: 10
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“We chose the Wolf Den because it had it's own shower and bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles MrMFTF, 14 Sep 2015 | Read review
“We had The Wolf Room upstairs with a deck. It was perfect.”
 of 5 bubbles dreamwatcher_deb, 11 Aug 2015 | Read review
“It's an older inn, the walls are thin and the floor is not level. But the beds are sooooo comfy!!”
 of 5 bubbles amyf114, 8 Jul 2015 | Read review
“The Big Horn Hideout has a seating area with a couch and chairs and its own bathroom. No TV, no phone, and slow WiFi connection (but who cares?)”
 of 5 bubbles margaretj550, 8 Jul 2013 | Read review
“La Quinta is 14 miles down the canyon in Loveland, or lots of options 12 miles up the canyon in Estes Park.”
 of 5 bubbles Kickbass, 18 Mar 2012 | Read review
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