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The Historic Crags Lodge

300 Riverside Drive, Estes Park, CO 80517
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Updated 24/04/20


#27 of 72 Speciality lodging in Estes Park
Travellers' Choice
The lodge is ideally located in the heart of Estes Park on the north side of Prospect Mountain and only minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park. Breathtaking mountain views surround you making this the prefect location for your mountain wedding.The landscape of Rocky Mountain National Park is the steepest in the United States. Sixty mountain peaks over 12,000 feet high result in world-renown scenery and provide challenges for hikers and climbers. The extreme topography creates an amazing range of ecological zones within a short distance, similar to the changes that would be seen in a drive from Denver to northern Alaska.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Game room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Paid internet
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Banquet room
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Amber P wrote a review Sep 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We had our wedding here a couple weeks ago and absolutely loved our experience! My husband and I set up a room block for our guests and they had a wonderful time, as well. The rooms were clean and the staff was fantastic! And you can't beat the beautiful area with a fantastic view. This was our second time staying at Historic Crags Lodge, and we look forward to going back!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Diamond Resorts, Owner at The Historic Crags Lodge
Responded 11 Sep 2021
The biggest compliment we can receive is a guest who wants to return! Thank you for sharing your feedback and for choosing to celebrate your wedding here at The Historic Crags Lodge. Hopefully, we can be a place for future gatherings and special occasions. -HN
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AYoung wrote a review Aug 2021
Carlsbad, California5 contributions2 helpful votes
Booked the Crag's Lodge to celebrate my in-laws 50th anniversary with 3 families total ranging in age from 7 to 76. We absolutely loved it. The lodge itself is charming. The lobby, dining room and game room were so cozy with several beautiful stone fireplaces (I want to go back in the wintertime). Located up on the hill (but walking distance into town), the lodge and restaurant have spectacular views. The pool area is great and well maintained. My kids loved the game room with pool table. Best of all was the staff. We had an issue with the 3rd party we booked through and one of the staff spent hours pulling strings and making sure our vacation went off without a hitch. We are so grateful! While in Estes, we hiked at Rocky Mountain National Park, rafted on the Colorado river, road horses, saw Elk, Moose, Bald Eagles, Coyotes and more. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world. If you go in summer, make sure to make restaurant reservations in advance.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: There is no A/C so if visiting in potentially hot months, I think the rooms that face the village...
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Response from Diamond Resorts, Other at The Historic Crags Lodge
Responded 9 Aug 2021
We're so delighted to hear that your stay was just what you needed, and you and your family enjoyed the beauty of Colorado's outdoors. Thank you for sharing your experience with us, and we hope to welcome you back (maybe for some winter fun!) for more visits. Thank you! -RW
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Dee B wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution
This is a historic lodge in a beautiful setting. It is a quiet place to stay. If you like modern style this is not the place for you. There are some things they could do to help the aesthetics but the past year and a half of COVID has made it hard to get help.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Diamond Resorts, Other at The Historic Crags Lodge
Responded 22 Jul 2021
Thank you for sharing this feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and could relax and unwind with us, and we hope to welcome you back soon! -RW
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mike c wrote a review Apr 2021
Upper Peninsula, Michigan17 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a nice time. Although, there is only one tv and it’s located in the living room area without one in the bedroom. At least in our room #309 we normally fall Asleep to TV. No big deal it’s a nice place to lay your head. Rest of our time was spent in the Rocky Mountains. Beautiful!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Diamond Resorts, General Manager at The Historic Crags Lodge
Responded 28 Apr 2021
Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us! We appreciate your feedback. -GP
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TravelingtheWorld1 wrote a review Mar 2021
Denver35 contributions46 helpful votes
We chose this hotel for a romantic weekend away from Denver where we live. Both of us have been to Estes Park many times but never stayed at the Historic Crags. We are getting married in Spring 2022 so we were also scouting out a place for the wedding. When we arrived, the two friendly reception clerks advised that our rate for two nights was $520, including taxes and a $12 per night "resort fee." The resort fee is apparently an upcharge for the open hot tub, which is beautiful, and the dishwashing soap and slow WIFI. Our room on the 3rd floor did have a gorgeous view. So imagine our surprise when we were charged a $200 deposit on top of the hotel stay (two adults in their 50s). Willing to let that slide, we were stunned when we went to check out on Sunday morning and called the front desk to see if we couTld check out "late," around 11 a.m.. The front desk clerk, Foryoh, told me flatly, "No. We are overbooked and understaffed." There you go. I've seen nicer service at Motel 6. So we checked out (there was a line because yes, everyone gets kicked out at 10 a.m. on Sundays I guess.) The clerk asked me if I truly wanted a printout of my receipt. I said I did and we departed. Their restaurant is not open. The mattress is cheap, even though the sheets and pillows are high quality and soft. The building itself is older and is in sore need of a paint job and the fireplace was never even lit during our entire stay. All of which I understand but if the two day stay charge is over $500, during COVID-19, they may want to move check out time from 10 a.m. on Sundays. We were looking forward to a relaxing Sunday morning and instead we will choose another place to stay next time we're in Estes Park.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Request a room on the 3rd floor. The walls are thin so you hear most everything.
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Response from Diamond Resorts, General Manager at The Historic Crags Lodge
Responded 22 Mar 2021
Thank you for letting us know about your recent stay with us. We appreciate your constructive feedback as it helps us take the necessary actions to ensure all guests enjoy a home away from home experience during their time with us. Kind regards. -GP
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US$109 - US$301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Historic Crags Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to The Historic Crags Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Brownfield's (0.8 km), The Taffy Shop (0.7 km), and Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Historic Crags Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Historic Crags Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Historic Crags Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Historic Crags Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Historic Crags Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Donut Haus, Kind Coffee, and The Egg Of Estes.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Historic Crags Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is The Historic Crags Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Estes Park.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Historic Crags Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does The Historic Crags Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Historic Crags Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Holzwarth Historical Site (15.5 km).