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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Fun ride. Great guide. Kind of junky property. Horses seemed well cared for. Good price. Not sure if we will come back or not. Hotel looks trashed but we didn't stay there. Fun after not being on a horse in two decades

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Centennial, Colorado
Reviewed 27 September 2016

What a great experience. Our guide was funny and knowledgeable. The views were breathtaking and the horses were so well behaved and we are definitely coming back again. We enjoyed seeing that the horses were so well taken care off. All thumbs up!

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Victorville, California
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We didn't actually stay here because it was closed but we ate at the pizza joint inside the hotel. Amazing food. We learned some great history about the place. Its a fun experience. We definitely want to go back & stay there. They say it's haunted too :-)

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Overland Park, Kansas
Reviewed 20 June 2016

The Elkhorn Lodge is by far the worst accommodations that we’ve ever encountered. When we made reservations we had envisioned quaint and rustic rooms/cabins. What we found was shocking. When we drove up to our cabin, we were greeted with an old dilapidated inside wood table with a leg missing and a chair missing an arm on the falling down...

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2Thank Rosedale38969
Denver, CO
Reviewed 12 March 2016

The experience is exactly as advertised, no frills horseback ride in a fantastic setting in Estes park, just outside Rocky Mountain National Park. I've done this tour several times and will do so again, because it's just fun and frankly really cheap. The entrance is very well marked "Horse Back Rides" with an arrow. Deb and her son, Colton, were...

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2Thank BHCounts
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

It was disappointing that no one returned our phone call to make a reservation. One we arrived at the stables (1.5+ hours drive) We were told there was room on the ride, but after finding out we had purchased a Living Social deal they wouldn't honor that purchase. Make sure you actually speak to someone & get a name for...

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5Thank WellnessCoachLinda
Golden, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

We had a great time, I this this is a love it or hate it kind of place, you have to be looking for rustic and off the beaten path kind of place. If that's what you're looking for this place is awesome. It's quaint and gives you the feel that you are way off at an old ranch somewhere....

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3Thank Heidi J
Owaneco Illinois
Reviewed 31 August 2015

We loved this place. We stayed early in the season being one of two guest. They gave us a tour of this historic hotel. We sat with some of the employees around a roaring fire and visited. They entertained us with stories and the history of the lodge. The views were breath taking. The mountains still were dressed with snow....

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2Thank Lorretta L
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Reviewed 21 May 2015

Yes historic also means old, but it was oh so cool! Built in the early 1800's, I was surprised it was in as good of shape as it was. The cabin was clean and welcoming, but it did lack some modern amenities, like heating or air conditioning, but we did fine with out it. It was a cool mountain night...

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2Thank Lorraine S
Chesterfield, Michigan
Reviewed 29 April 2015

Purchased a Groupon for this. When we pulled into the parking lot we had absolutely no idea where to go. There were no signs or any indication of where the barn was. Everyone at the ranch was very, very friendly. We picked a horrible day to go (40 degrees and rain) but the ride itself was pretty disappointing. I have...

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The Elkhorn Lodge is the oldest continuous operating lodge in the Rocky Mountain region and is the most historical property in Estes park. Dating to 1874 when Reverend McCreary from Ft. Collins built a small summer cabin on what was to become the Elkhorn property, to today's struggles to save and restore this jewel of the West, the Elkhorn Lodge has been and continues to be a major part of Estes Park. With a fully functioning main lodge, cabins galore, and several spacious buildings for large parties, there's accommodations for any and all at the Elkhorn Lodge and Ranch. And Don't forget about the horseback riding! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Elkhorn Lodge and Guest Ranch

Address: 600 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517-9139
Region: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Price Range: $171 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
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“Stay somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles EssGeeKay, 8 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Don't go.”
 of 5 bubbles 163robertm, 31 Jul 2014 | Read review
“There are no good rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles peggy2357, 14 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Ask how the unit you want to stay in is heated. You might want to do visual inspection of the unit before you stay in it, also.”
 of 5 bubbles 2915, 15 Oct 2013 | Read review
“They offer a variety of lodging. You can stay in the main lodge, or enjoy one of their cabins. Cabins vary from small and private, to family sized or large enough to accommodate a large group.”
 of 5 bubbles heatherj906, 12 Jul 2013 | Read review
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