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Elkhorn Lodge and Guest Ranch

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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Authentic historic experience with very friendly staff ... Great fun for ghost tours and a fabulous way to get close to nature and experience some solitude! We go every year, at least a few times. Highly recommend the Elk Horn versus staying at an everyday hotel that doesn't have the distinct charisma that defines the Estes Park history.

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ElkhornLodge, Front Office Manager at Elkhorn Lodge and Guest Ranch, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed the rich history we offer here at The Elkhorn. with us approaching 140 years old , we strive hard to keep the modern world outside our property. we appreciate you taking the time to acknowledge us and look forward to your return. Elkhorn Lodge Staff

Champaign, Illinois
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Elkhorn Lodge and Ranch are frighteningly terrible! Learn from other's mistakes and RUN the other way! Just a few issues...dirty, unorganized, did not honor reservation made ahead of time, with documentation. Did not honor a Groupon. Staff at desk has no clue what is going on. Manager Miki is extremely unhelpful and unfriendly. As I was standing at the desk...

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ElkhornLodge, Manager at Elkhorn Lodge and Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Dear Guest/Rider, We are inquiring as to whether you were riding, a guest in the hotel or both? We have new management this season and are unable to honor vouchers from Groupon or other online deals. We can not collect for these vouchers. Elkhorn Lodge

Burnsville, Minnesota
Reviewed 31 July 2014

This is a lodge built in the 1870's. I stayed there 3 times previously over the past 50 years. This was the worst experience. In the past the lodge offered a rustic place with a mountain experience. It appears that time has deteriorated the property and no effort was made to update or bring the facility up to standards. In...

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ElkhornLodge, Front Office Manager at Elkhorn Lodge and Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We pass along your review to the owners. We appreciate your time and thank you for letting us know. WE hope you will return and visit us again. Elkhorn Lodge Staff

Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

We had dinner at cheesy lees and then decided to walk around the elkhorn just to browse. I love the history of the place. Yes, it's old. It's supposed to be. It creaks when you walk. The dance hall with the springs under the bowed floor is fabulous. Go in there and jump up and down. The floor springs with...

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Sure, we read all the bad reviews but thought "How bad could it be...we like rustic, and besides we might end up with a good story". Let me start by saying I booked a cabin DIRECTLY through their website. When we arrived, I was told we were assigned a room in the historic hotel not Cabin C. I argued and...

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Miki-Lynn W, Manager at Elkhorn Lodge and Guest Ranch, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear about your experience with us. The management company I work for took over on 6/12/14. I apologize there were issues with the plumbing for your friends. We do our best to maintain the lodge that opened in 1901. We invite you to stay with us again for one free night in the cabin you were...

Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Definitely book directly. Book the room for the historic aspect and the view. The historic aspect is interesting and gives it character-just look for them and laugh it off. In our room the cold water was hot and the hot water was cold. There is no such thing as walking quietly around the room the wood floors announce it to...

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ElkhornLodge, Manager at Elkhorn Lodge and Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We wanted to let you know that we have the Altitude Paranormal Group here on August 9th, 2014. Tickets are only $30 per person. Call if you would like to join us at 970-586-4416. Elkhorn Staff

Kimbow81
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Do not book this hotel on Travelocity. I found out two weeks after I booked and four days before my trip that they would not be able to honor my reservation. I don't understand why I was allowed to book in the first place, but was really upset that they had my reservation for two whole weeks before they informed...

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ElkhornLodge, Manager at Elkhorn Lodge and Guest Ranch, responded to this review

We apologize for the experience booking with us through a third party vendor. We did notify the booking company 15 days prior to your arrival that we were over booked. Note when using third party booking companies, we do not receive your contact information. Only your name, rate and dates of stay. We invite you to return to our historic...

Memphis, Tennessee
Reviewed 28 June 2014

We booked a room here two weeks prior to our visit to Estes Park, drove 5.5 hours from Alamosa to meet family, only to discover that our reservation would not be honored, since the hotel does not "do Expedia." Cindy, the desk manager, said that prior management, had used Expedia, but current management had been trying to get off the...

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ElkhornLodge, Manager at Elkhorn Lodge and Guest Ranch, responded to this review

We are sorry about your experience booking through a vendor for your stay at Elkhorn Lodge. The vendor was notified 15 days prior to your arrival about over booking. We want to invite you to stay with us again in the future. Please call direct for a reduced rate and we will be happy to welcome you back to our...

Osawatomie, Kansas
Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

I love this place! The history, the charm, the character, the staff, the horses, all of it! And I know there's alot of bad reviews because it's not up to"modern" standards, but come on people, it's 140 years old! If you don't like history and don't know old structures, then you probably won't get the enjoyment we did staying here....

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ElkhornLodge, Front Office Manager at Elkhorn Lodge and Guest Ranch, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to share our passion and hard work to maintain the old rustic charm of The Elkhorn. We look forward to your return visit with us. Elkhorn lodge Staff

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We stayed at the lodge this past holiday weekend & loved it! The staff is laid back & super friendly. They even brought a mini-fridge in our room for our hiking snacks! It's not a 5 star hotel, but it's clean, a great location at the end of the downtown strip, has lots of charm, and the horses + scenery...

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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 

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Address: 600 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517-9139
Region: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
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“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.”
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.”
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