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Discovery Lodge
Ranked #12 of 29 Hotels in Estes Park
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“seriously the best value in Estes”
Reviewed 15 April 2012

This hotel is seriously the best value in the Estes area.It is walking distance to town(about a mile),there is tons of restaurants and things to do near by.There is a safeway across the street.In the evening the golf course right next door is FILLED with elk.The rooms are clean,they are pet friendly,staff is helpful,there is fishing and a playground on site.The Estes visitor center is about 2 blocks away.They have a outdoor heated hot tub that is open year round

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Discovery_Staff, Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review, 27 October 2012
So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! Glad our staff was so nice and accomidating for you. The elk seem to like here a lot too. :D That's great you were ablet to see them. We get visited by the quite frequently. Thanks so much for taking the time out of your day to write us such a nice review. We look forward to seeing you again. Thanks again and take care!
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Farmington, New York
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

Our stay at the Discovery Lodge was fantastic. We traveled there with our 2 large dogs and we were all welcomed! Rebecca and her dog Teddy were very gracious hosts at check in and even invited our dogs to come in and play with them. The room was very comfortable and had a very nice balcony with beautiful views. If you want to see elk then you see them every night right outside your room as they make there way to the pond on the property. There is also excellent free wi-fi available in the rooms. Over all we had a very nice and welcoming experience staying here and would definitely recommend it to anyone staying (especially with dogs!) in Estes Park.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Discovery_Staff, Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review, 27 October 2012
So happy to hear your stay with us was fantastic! Glad to hear that Rebecca and Teddy were so welcoming and nice. Sounds like you all had a great time. Thanks so much for taking the time to write us such a nice review. We hope to see you again soon! Bring your dogs again next time, we had a new addition that you may be able to meet. Little Oliver! :D
Thanks again and take care!
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 11 April 2012

Its very easy to see why this lodge gets great reviews. Throw in a super friendly and helpful service, a great location with views of snow clad rockies right from the bed, a spacious room with a balcony (highly recommend the King Bed rooms ), parking outside the door and prices as low as what you pay at a regular motel. Yes, the walls are a little thin and at nights you ought to be courteous and turn down the TV volume. But then thin walls are a problem I face at most places and its never stopped me from getting a good night's sleep.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Discovery_Staff, Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review, 28 October 2012
Thank you for such a nice review! Glad you enjoyed your stay and our mountain views. You should try one of our other balcony rooms. We have one with a fireplace, closer to the out door hot tub. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks again and take care!
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

Nice little place. Clean and comfortable rooms (I've stayed here twice so far), and great off-season rates. Friendly staff. Elk in the parking lot in the evenings and free WI-FI - what more could you want? :o)

Definitely worth giving them a try! I will likely always check with them first from now on... Happy customer.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Discovery_Staff, Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review, 28 October 2012
Glad you got to see the elk! They seem to like it here too :D
You just let us know when you'll be heading back and we will take care of the rest! Thanks so much for taking the time to write us such a nice review. We appreciate it! Take care!
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Centennial, Colorado, United States
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

I have stayed here before and I will come back time and time again. They are always nice and easy to work with, the rooms are always clean. It is very close to town and even right next to a golf course. They have a great little pond to walk around and enjoy the amazing views. I would recommend it to everyone, it is a great place. Thank you for all the great times.

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Discovery_Staff, Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review, 28 October 2012
Thank you so much for always returning to stay with us. We really appreciate your buisness and kind words. We look forward to seeing you again! Thanks again and take care!
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Firestone, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 8 April 2012

We stayed in one of Discovery Lodge's cabins and it was great. More room than I had expected; I have stayed at other places in Estes for the same price (or actually more) with not near the amount of room. The accommodations were great we had everything we needed in the kitchen to prepare full meals daily. Great helpful staff and kids loved the trout pond. Definitely staying here anytime we are in Estes.

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Discovery_Staff, Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review, 28 October 2012
So happy to hear that you enjoyed our Cabin. We also have a 2 story house with 6 bedrooms total. Of course if you do not need that much space, you can just rent the upstairs with the 3 bedrooms instead. But it is great for large familes or groups. Thanks so much for taking the time out to write us such a nice review. We look forward to seeing you next time! Take care!
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Reviewed 6 April 2012

I would like to share with others how wonderful The Discovery Lodge is. I have come to call it my home away from home. Nowhere else have I gotten the family feel, my dog is a cherished guest as well. The views are spectacular and the elk often visit. The rooms are beautiful! Cheapest place in town.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Discovery_Staff, Manager at Discovery Lodge, responded to this review, 28 October 2012
That is so sweet of you to say. Thank you so much! We really appreciate your buisness and so glad you pick us everytime. Your dog is always welcome too of course! :D
We look forward to seeing you again, take care!
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Property: Discovery Lodge
Address: 800 Big Thompson Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517
Region: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Estes Park
#2 Green Hotel in Estes Park
#11 Romantic Hotel in Estes Park
#12 Family Hotel in Estes Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Discovery Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Discovery Lodge. We are within walking distance of downtown Estes Park Colorado. Although we are located near downtown, the views of the Rocky Mountains are clearly visible and some of the best. Here at the Discovery Lodge you are located just 10 minutes from the Rocky Mountain National Park. ... more   less 
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