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Idlewilde by the River

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 19 October 2015

I booked the Ataloa cabin for my boyfriend’s 28th birthday based on the wonderful TripAdvisor reviews. First thing he said when we got to the cabin: “We got the best one!!” He wasn’t kidding. Ataloa is incredibly cozy and about a foot away from a little stone-filled river. We spent hours sitting next to the river, drinking local brews and...

Thank Kara R
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

This was our fifth time to stay in these cabins. They're clean, rustic, charming and the sound of the river is so peaceful. Larry & Deb were wonderful hosts. We will go back again and again. We are actually planning on taking our youngest grandson next summer.

2Thank Bev W
Iowa City, Iowa
Reviewed 4 October 2015

Our stay at Idlewilde was great! The resort is close to Estes Park and the National Park, yet it's tucked away in the woods, quiet, private, and right on the Big Thompson River. The staff was so helpful and welcoming. Our cabin was clean and comfortable, and the view of the river from our screened porch was the best! We've...

Thank Penny M
Round Rock, Texas
Reviewed 1 October 2015

This was our second time to stay at Idlewilde. It is a great place to say and a great location. The new owners are adding new furniture. The beds and linens were super comfy. We love listening to the river. Outdoor furniture does need to be replaced as many pieces were broken. We will be back.

Thank Sandi R
Northglenn, Colorado
Reviewed 30 September 2015

This place is absolutely fabulous. It starts with the hosts as you begin your stay. So friendly and helpful. Our cabin on the river was so relaxing and serene. Sitting on the enclosed porch on the swing with my husband was heaven!! It is SO clean and pristine, I was impressed. And I am PICKY!! The hot tub was perfectly...

Thank Michael Sheila N
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 24 September 2015

The staff was very quick to respond to my e-mails regarding any questions I had and also offered suggestions on places to eat, trails to hike, etc. The price was very reasonable, location was great to downtown and our cabin was right next to the Creek. I loved waking early and sitting out front with my cup of coffee just...

Thank amanda m
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 9 September 2015

This is the place to park it ... in Estes Park. After three times at the "Idewilde by the River," it is obvious that it has a sense of drawing power that brings one back. We enjoyed it more this time than previously due to updating and refurbished cabins. We will be back!

Thank Walter E
Erie, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 4 September 2015

About a month before my 17th wedding anniversary, I started looking at cabins and cottages in the Estes Park area for a weekend getaway. I found a website that you could type in what information you were looking for and a price. Little did I know that this website would send my information around to every lodging service in Estes...

1Thank Amy W
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Everything about our get away was awesome. Our cabin was very clean and the beds were so comfortable. Our cabin sat right next to the river. We loved the soothing sound, we slept like a baby. The staff was extremely friendly, they went out of their way to make us dinner reservations .Location was great and not far from town....

Thank Pie G
Reviewed 25 August 2015

I am a bit clean obsessed and our cabin was spotless and smelled great upon check in. The hosts were incredibly friendly and accommodating. The river provides enough white noise so that you don't hear your neighbors. Beautiful setting. Will definitely stay here again.

1Thank Durangojayhawk

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Description: Located in beautiful Estes Park Colorado near Rocky Mountain National Park, Idlewilde By The River offers many different styles of cabins to meet your individual needs. Idlewilde is located on the banks of the Big Thompson River. The sound of the rushing water is highly audible throughout the resort during most of the season. With Idelwilde's close proximity to Estes Park, there are hundreds of specialty shops, galleries, and restaurants for your enjoyment. Rocky Mountain National Park's west entrance is just 1 mile from Idlewilde. ... more   less 

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Address: 2282 Colorado Hwy 66, Estes Park, CO 80517
Region: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Idlewilde By The River Hotel Estes Park
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“Take a cabin right on the river. It will be worth the few extra dollars. We have mobility issues and this property worked well for us.”
 of 5 bubbles ontheroad29, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Stay by the river!!!”
  • Bull Elk outside the front door of the cabin
 of 5 bubbles lsfireman, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I would opt for a cabin closer to the river.”
 of 5 bubbles lorip273, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“These are rustic cabins on the Big Thompson.”
 of 5 bubbles GGMaSue19, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The view of the river make this a great place to stay.”
 of 5 bubbles dansR3411RG, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
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