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Murphy's River Lodge

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05/06/2017 06/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Lakewood, Colorado
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We again enjoyed the hospitality of Murphy's. We stayed 3 nights in a King River Condo lower unit. The condo was furnished with mostly all kitchen utensils you could want, there was even coffee and filters ( if you want cream or sugar bring some). You may purchase "dura-flame logs from the office or stop at the grocery on your...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Murphy's River Lodge was not what we expected. On the positive side, the room was clean and the bed was comfortable. The river which runs next to the lodge lends itself to a nice atmosphere. The people in the main office were friendly. However, the negative was the room looked tired and old. The bathroom was extremely small and the...

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Murphysmrlandmr, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

I would like to address some of your concerns . Number 1 is that rooms were all remodeled in 2011 with a new color tv,new mini refrigerator,new microwave plus we installed new carpet ,new paint, new bathroom cabinets, new beds,new linens, new coffee pots and list goes on. To say a room hadn't been remodeled since 50's in very unfair...

Burke, Virginia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to stay in Estes Park. Loved the location by the river. Even if you don't have river-facing room, you can eat your breakfast on the balcony or by relaxing in their swing or enjoying an outdoor evening fire...all overlooking the river! Indoor heated pool & hot tub were perfect after a day of hiking in Rocky Mountain National...

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Murphysmrlandmr, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review! The balcony off our breakfast room is a great place to enjoy the beauty of the Fall River. Please come back and see us again real soon !

Berthoud, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I spent 2 nights at Murphy's River Lodge to celebrate our 46th wedding anniversary. The location of the lodge was perfect. It was walking distance to downtown and a short ride to RMNP. We thoroughly enjoyed our river view room and spent time on our deck reading, watching the birds and listening to the sounds of nature....

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Murphysmrlandmr, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

Happy Anniversary !!! Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day. Please come back and see us again real soon !

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a lovely stay we had this Mother's Day weekend! The peaceful river-front location, super-friendly staff, family-friendly amenities including fire pit, games, movies, tables, swings, yummy breakfast and warm cozy pool time made for a glorious weekend. The spacious condo rooms with comfy beds, fans, fireplace, in shower bathroom amenities and kitchen essentials are the perfectly appointed retreat. The lodge's...

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Murphysmrlandmr, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review ! Making memories with our families is what we are all about at Murphy's. Please come back and see us again real soon !

Galveston, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there in April and had a great stay. The room overlooking the river was extremely comfortable and had a great view. We could see elk grazing nearby from our balcony. Outside there are swings, fire pits with wood nearby, and grills you can use. There's an indoor jacuzzi and pool which was nice. It's also in a great...

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Murphysmrlandmr, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review ! Our river rooms are amazing and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Murphy's River Lodge. Being able to walk downtown is always a nice amenity for sure ! Thanks for stay with us and we hope to see you again real soon !

fort collins colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a mid week overnight stay here--excellent location as you can walk to downtown and also close to Rocky Mountain National Park--very clean and well kept--awesome staff and our room overlooked the river! Would highly recommend this place and a great value too--continental breakfast included--free popcorn and dvds--even a free photo and frame on the huge rocking chair out front--pool...

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Murphysmrlandmr, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

Happy Birthday !! Staying in one of River Rooms is a awesome experience and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Murphy's. We look forwarding to seeing you again real soon !

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone we encountered was friendly and helpful. The entire property was clean and accommodating. We didn't have a river view room. However, we enjoyed breakfast on the deck outside the breakfast room. Another favorite spot is the fire pit area with a swing seat overlooking the river. The swift water running over the mountain rocks was quite relaxing. The room...

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Murphysmrlandmr, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review ! We appreciate all of the really nice compliments. Our staff really does care and takes pride in having a place that we all can be proud of ! Please come back and see us again real soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have been visiting Estes several times a year since we were married there 11 years ago. We have stayed in many different places over the years. Once we found Murphy's River Lodge, we stopped shopping around. It is always clean and comfortable and has been well maintained and updated. We love being able to enjoy the...

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Murphysmrlandmr, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review ! Our goal is to make Murphy's your home away from home. We love our repeat customers and value your business. Thank you so much for being such great customers !

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service I experienced was great, they had a room ready for us in a flash. There was a beautiful stream nearby, with a park, and very close access to Rocky Mountain National Park, which is where we were for most of the trip. The location was great, with a beautiful view of the mountains, and a rushing stream. I...

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Murphysmrlandmr, Owner at Murphy's River Lodge, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay! Having the Fall River back up to our Hotel is a rare treat and we do appreciate having such a awesome location. If we can give people more time to check out we try to accommodate but when we have other guest checking in at 4:00PM we have to get our house keepers in so...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Murphy's River Lodge is located 2 blocks from downtown Estes Park and backs to the Fall River. Murphy's was remodeled in 2011 and has a reputation of having the friendliest staff in town. Your stay at Murphy's comes with free wifi,free breakfast,indoor heated pool and hot tub,20 River front rooms ,6 pet friendly rooms and several value rooms for our friends on a tighter budget. ... more   less 

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Address: 481 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517-9030
Region: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Price Range: ₹ 7,304 - ₹ 13,639 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Murphy's River Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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Also Known As:
Murphy`s River Hotel Estes Park
American Wilderness Hotel
American Wilderness Lodge
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Estes Park
#3 Business Hotel in Estes Park
#5 Romantic Hotel in Estes Park
#5 Family Hotel in Estes Park
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“No elevator. You must use outdoor stairs to get to upper level rooms”
832sharonw, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“We stayed on the second floor which gave us an excellent view of the river. Not sure if there are any handicapped accessible rooms.”
surelyoh, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“condos top and bottom 105/106 are exceptional.”
FamilyTimeNGHS1994, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“King River Room”
  • Elk from balcony
BigBear1977, 14 May 2017 | Read review
“It even has available pet rooms”
4536, 12 May 2017 | Read review
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