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481 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517-9030
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 24/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 24/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 28 hotels in Estes Park
Travellers' Choice
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Kids stay free
Books, DVDs, music for children
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Canoeing offsite
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
River View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
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Jimmy P wrote a review 17 Oct
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Staff was tremendous. Very attentive and anticipatory of all of our needs. Rooms were well appointed and instructions were available for all items in room. Great location as well. Very convenient to RMNP! Will definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Katarzyna L wrote a review May 2020
27 contributions6 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
We had wonderful stay here !!! Perfect location : walking distance to the city and very close to enter RNP. Highly recommended !!!! It was a nice and quiet place to relax there after hiking and good breakfast .
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Date of stay: August 2019
Sleep Quality
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Sue Y wrote a review 17 Oct
Boca Raton, Florida20 contributions12 helpful votes
We enjoyed our stay here at Murphy’s for 3 nights. Room was clean and comfortable. Nice location walking distance to town also if driving you can take a back road to get in and out of town to avoid the traffic. Lots of parking available as well. We never had a problem finding a space on property..
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Anna D wrote a review 14 Oct
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I was very impressed with this stay. When we got into our room it had a lot more space then I thought it was going to. Everything looked nice and updated. Had everything we needed. Felt like we had the perfect corner room. We loved the back balcony/river view, with the swing right behind us. That was our favorite part. My dog loved it too, was so happy they allow dogs. It was nice having the extra grass space for him behind us, as well. Quiet and close enough to everything else. The trail around the place was nice to walk around on. Would def book again for room 101, felt like we had the best room out of the entire place!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Leah K wrote a review 12 Oct
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We couldn't have been happier with our choice to stay at Murphy's River Lodge! It was great to be able to easily walk into town. The room was very clean and spacious. The staff we had contact with we very friendly and helpful. We plan on booking here again!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$86 - US$181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Murphy's River Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Murphy's River Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Brownfield's (1.0 km), The Taffy Shop (0.5 km), and Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Murphy's River Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Murphy's River Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Murphy's River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Murphy's River Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Murphy's River Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cinnamon's Bakery, Donut Haus, and Kind Coffee.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Murphy's River Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Is Murphy's River Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Estes Park.
Are any cleaning services offered at Murphy's River Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Murphy's River Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Murphy's River Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Holzwarth Historical Site (14.8 km).