We stayed in #8, the Governor's Mansion, for a long weekend. If you are looking for opulent luxury, this is not necessarily the place (plenty of luxury condos to be had in Estes); but, if you are looking for rustic comfort, clean, nicely-updated accomodations and a well-appointed cabin this is it. It was perfect for our stay. The remodelling was tasteful and well-thought out: slate floors and counters, heated bathroom floors, rustic furnishings, flat-screen TV and a fantastic hot tub. There was a brand new gas grill which we were happy to break in.
We spent the days hiking and the evenings cooking on the grill and relaxing in the hot tub under the stars. The hot tub is not totally secluded, but private enough and, for us, well worth it. The cabin was perfect for our family (2 kids, 2 adults), but would get cramped with 8 people (not to mention the hot tub!). The location was great: off the main highway, near the grocery store and as close as you would want to be to the Moraine Park Entrance of RMNP. We were near a semi-busy side road, but it presented few problems. Very quiet at night, and comortable beds.
At the main office (located at the Lazy R cabins a short distance away), there was a decent selection of DVDs to check out for free, and extra fire wood for a small fee. The cabin was stocked with enough wood for a couple of fires in the fireplace (no kindling or fatwood, and the grounds were very clean, but we managed).
Sure, there were a couple of things that were not perfect, and the price is not cheap; but, if we ever return to Estes Park, I will not hesitate renting this beautiful cabin again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Are you looking for a fun, rustic mountain cabin experience? The Historic Triple R Cottages has preserved the early lodging days of Estes Park. Our original cabins vary from small, rustic two-person cottages up to large, beautifully remodeled eight-person cabins with hot tubs! Located just two miles from Rocky Mountain National Park. Fully forested with mountain views. Free Wi-Fi. Pets accepted. ... more less