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Taharaa Mountain Lodge
Ranked #10 of 20 Estes Park B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Excellent service, great views”
Reviewed 10 October 2005

This review is well over-due, as it's been over a year since my wife and I stayed at the Taharaa. Our original plans changed due to emergency surgery a mere 2 weeks before we were scheduled to stat at the Taharaa. They were more than accomodating in changing our reservation, which was surprising as most B&B's are quite strict with these policies. When we finally did make our trip to Estes Park, we arrived to find a beautiful inn with a great location (near both town and the park entrances) and excellent service. The room was small, but nicely decorated and very clean. We had a wonderful view from our balcony. We greatly enjoyed the afternoon happy hour as a time to mingle with other guests (great for getting suggestions for hikes to take, restaurants to go to, etc). There was also a large collection of menus from local restaurants and once you decided where you wanted to have dinner, the inn keeper was more than happy to call to reserve your table. Breakfasts were also great, although a little windy the days were there for dining on the balcony. Overall, it was a great stay, wished we would have stayed longer and we will be back again soon.

  • Stayed August 2004
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Boulder, CO
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Reviewed 24 August 2005

My husband surprised me with a stay at the Taharaa for my birthday a couple of years ago. We were so pleased with our experience that we returned last year for our anniversary. The owners went out of their way to make us feel special and arranged with my husband to have flowers for me in the room on our arrival and for snowshoe rental the next morning with another local business. This B&B is a great deal if you like a 'hands on' B&B experience. They offer a free wine 'social hour', coffee, cocoa & tea outside your room every morning, a full breakfast, free videos in your room & hot tub open late hours. The views from the balconys are beautiful and the rooms are clean and well maintained. The owners are very nice and are more than happy to suggest activities and restaurants in the area. We have stayed in many B&B's, but this one remains my favorite.
The prices in winter are very reasonable - we live a short drive away and believe that Estes Park is at its peak during winter when you have the whole town and Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park all to yourself.

  • Stayed February 2004
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Poplar Grove, IL
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Reviewed 21 August 2005

The Taharra has nice asthetic features, but the service was not what we're used to for their price. The owners were almost militaristic about "dos and don'ts". We did not feel comfortable or relaxed during our 2 night stay in fear that we would break one of their many rules. One of the people in our group staying at the Taharra accidentally broke a soap dish and was charged for it. The food at breakfast was very good and nicely presented; however it was unavailable if one didn't adhere to their strict rules to get it.
Our room was not as clean as we would have liked; there was debris on the floor when we arrived - a pen cap, a credit card, and dust balls along the edges of the floor, among other bits of things.
We would not recommend the Taharra.

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marietta ga
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2004

We were happy to find this jewel after an unfortunate stay in a nearby guest lodge.

The rooms were very nice and well maintained.
The owners and staff are particularly helpful and friendly.

The breakfast is fantastic.
Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 7 December 2003

The Taharaa lodge is a beautiful building with impeccable decor. The rooms are nice, but smaller than we were used to for the price. All rooms have gas fireplaces, but ours barely had a flame and ended up being more show than any use in heating the area. The toiletries offered were average, nothing special. The outdoor hot-tub was quite enjoyable, however. The breakfasts were delicious, especially the sweet-potato pancakes! While we enjoyed the complementary wine, beer and soda for happy hour, we were disappointed by the lack of treats or baked goods available (as we've come to expect at a B&B). All-in-all, Taharaa feels somewhere between a B&B and a boutique hotel.

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Additional Information about Taharaa Mountain Lodge

Property: Taharaa Mountain Lodge
Address: 3110 South Saint Vrain, PO Box 2586, Estes Park, CO 80517
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Region: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Estes Park
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,139 - ₹ 9,371
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This is the authentic Estes Park lodging experience of your dreams: casual elegance, serene natural beauty, and genuinely warm, personal hospitality. This is the peacefulness and privacy that you need to rejuvenate and revitalize. This is Taharaa Mountain Lodge. Just minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park and the town of Estes Park, Colorado, Taharaa Mountain Lodge is a strikingly unique and delightfully welcoming bed and breakfast-style lodge. This secluded retreat offers guests their choice of accommodations from the nine lodge rooms and nine suites, all appointed with world-class travel amenities. Each stay at Taharaa ensures a relaxing mountain escape made even more memorable by the personalized service and warm hospitality of the Lodge's owners and staff. The perfect choice for a romantic getaway or an outdoor adventure, Taharaa's breathtaking mountain views, relaxed atmosphere, and quiet elegance create the most excellent destination. The Lodge's adjacent Great Hall offers a spectacular and private venue for weddings, business meetings, and group retreats. Regardless of the season, Taharaa Mountain Lodge and Estes Park, Colorado are ideal destinations for vacations, corporate events, group getaways, and weddings, with each season offering its own beauty and its own array of indoor and outdoor adventures. Come experience it for yourself! ... more   less 
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