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Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 12 April 2016

We had a very nice time staying here. They had live music on Saturday Night. The room was clean and the bed comfortable. A nice mountain retreat. We had an easy drive up to Rocky Mountain National Park the next morning for a hike.

Thank Laurie M
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Most awesome trip. Colorado is gorgeous. We stayed at The River Forks. The lodging was excellent/perfect. Apart from the fact that the lodge /rooms were so beautiful....services was great. Prices were perfect. It was cheaper and much nicer staying at River Forks then in the city. The staff were very efficient and reliable. We went to Colorado to visit for...

1Thank Irma P
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

Having just finished working at a summer camp for 3 months, travelling around the U.S and hiking some trails in the Rocky Mountains ...I was looking for somewhere scenic, quiet and cosy to stay to rejuvenate for a few days. This place has been perfect! I loved it from the second I walked in to find someone playing the guitar...

1Thank Rachel M
Hannover, Germany
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

I searched for a spontanious place to stay and got lucky with the River Forks. They were very welcomining and Wyatt (one of the employees there) was extremly friendly, helpful and had a lot of informations whenever I asked for some advice. It is very clean and calm. I have kind of a light sleep but still slept well even...

2Thank DomFTS
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Reviewed 14 September 2015

We had an excellent stay in the Wolf Den from September 4-8, 2015. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. We are so glad we chose this location instead of staying in Estes Park. Highly recommended

2Thank MrMFTF
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We stayed in the Moose/Deer Suite, it was clean and nice. We had a sink and toilet in one of the rooms and directly across the hall from our rooms were 2 full bathrooms with showers. I thought sharing a shower would be an inconvenience because other guests might be trying to use it when I wanted to use it,...

2Thank getaway4me
Asheville, NC
Reviewed 11 August 2015

We were on a two week vacation from North Carolina and were headed to Estes Park & Rocky Mountain National Park and needed a last minute place to stay. Fortunately, we came across The River Forks and they had a vacancy. My husband, two teenage sons and I stayed in the wolf room upstairs with a private door and deck...

2Thank dreamwatcher_deb
Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

We stayed one night in the Elk room. Very clean and cute! The staff were very kind and helpful. Such a great view outside as well! The showers were great after camping without showers for a week! The campsite looked well kept as well, with a nice view of the river. Plan to revisit again! Rachel and Zach, Kansas

3Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights in the Fox room. Very clean and comfortable. The management is doing a great job. We were more than satisfied with the accommodations and the friendliness of management and staff. David & Renea from Missouri

3Thank Renea T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 25 July 2015

My husband and I stayed at the River Forks for four nights while visiting Rocky Mountain National Park. It was delightful. The room was small but very clean and charming. Bed was quite comfortable. The owners were great too. The additional 10 miles was beautiful and got us away from the crowds.

1Thank 861michael

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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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 

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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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