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“Fabulous Stay At Murphy's River Lodge - We Loved It!”

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Murphy's River Lodge
Ranked #7 of 29 Hotels in Estes Park
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Reviewed 18 February 2012

Our stay at Murphy's River Lodge was wonderful! The owners were extremely gracious and the staff Bruce and Loretta treated us like family. Our room was so comfortable, as well as thoughtfully and beautifully decorated from great furniture, lovely linens, and the flat screen TV. We had everything we needed. The bed and linens were so comfortable it was hard to get used to our own pillows when we returned home!I The lodge couldn't be more conveniently located, just minutes from the quaint stores and restaurants of downtown Estes Park. An added bonus were the majestic elk right there at the lodge! We had forgotten just how beautiful Estes Park is as it has been a few years since our last visit. The breakfast item variety was great and the setting was outstanding with large windows providing a gorgeous view of the mountains. We even had the opportunity to watch the Super Bowl on the large flat screen TV in this same room with the owners, Bruce and Loretta and some of the other guests! Murphy's River Lodge is at the top of our list for lodging in the Estes Park area. We'll be back!!! Barbara and Scott S.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 February 2012

Bruce and Loretta were great. From the time we checked in to check out. We stayed 2 nights in the new condos. Full size fridge, full oven, microwave, dishwasher, king size bed, DVD player, flat screen TV etc. Our room was right on Fall River which was covered in snow! We could still hear the water in the river running even though it's winter and there isn't much runoff this time of year...still it's nice to listen to running water. As other reviews said it's a very short walk to downtown Estes. Bruce was there for breakfast every morning for neighborly conversation. We felt like we were a part of their family. Everyday we saw Elk all over the property. One morning an Elk walked right through the parking lot. They have an indoor pool and a hot tub. In the breakfast loft they have a huge wall mounted flatscreen...it's huge! They also have puzzles and board games for families. Nice place and we will be going back in spring or fall.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 January 2012

Murphy's river lodge is a great small vaction getaway! From the moment we arrived the service was outstanding. The management on site makes sure that everything you could ever want and need is there for you and if not will do what they can to help. They offer a free breakfast in the morning very much the same style you would expect to see at a large hotel chain. The pool is like an escape to another place once you enter the door, and complete with a great hot tub will keep you swimming and relaxing for hours on end as you completely loose track of time. I can't say enough about how friendly the staff and especially the manager. This place is a must stay if you wanna get away and relax! I highly recomend the condo room 105 it has a full kitchen and a great fireplace!!! We look forward to coming back many more times!!!!

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Reviewed 23 January 2012

We just spent 2 nights at Murphy's River Lodge in Estes Park. 2 blocks west of downtown Estes, it was easy to walk to downtown and enjoy the shops. We stayed in a King condo with full kitchen and fireplace. The pool is heated to a perfect temperature, the hot tub was wonderfully hot. The beds were very comfortable. Staff was wonderful. Breakfast looked nice but we decided to eat at a restaurant in town instead. We saw elk right across the street from our front door. DEFINITELY our go-to place in Estes from now on!

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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 January 2012

Well I returned to Murphy's River Lodge for a New Year's Eve celebration. I had a great time and this again is my favorite place to stay in Estes Park. I recently stayed here in August of this year and had to return. The atmosphere was again outstanding and the one thing I forgot was how comfortable the beds are here. I slept like a baby and enjoyed the quiet time at the facility. I plan on returning again throughout the years to come. The staff was again friendly and helped my stay be soothing and comfortable. Thank you to Murphy's River Lodge for starting the year out great.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Murphy's River Lodge

Address: 481 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517-9030
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Region: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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
Price Range: ₹ 6,162 - ₹ 12,065 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Murphy's River Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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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Also Known As:
Murphy`s River Hotel Estes Park
American Wilderness Hotel
American Wilderness Lodge

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