Romantic Riversong Bed and Breakfast Inn
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Historical Traveler Reviews Romantic Riversong Bed and Breakfast Inn Estes Park
Will Return to Riversong
My husband and I loved the Romantic Riversong Inn! The rooms were perfect, the grounds were beautifully kept. The staff was warm and inviting as well as informative about the area.
The breakfasts were tasty and varied daily. There was always something on the menu that we could enjoy...which is hard for a picky eater like my husband!
We will definately stay here again!
I read the other review that was not favorable, and I must ask: Did they write that about the correct Inn? Surely they were talking about someplace else.
Best B&B in Colorado
This is the best B&B in Colorado based on extensive stays all over the state. Beautiful location, great food and friendly, accommodating staff.
Deserves the name!!!!!
No place like it!
The most amazing place you will find in Estes. A true secret!
Wowed by Romantic River Song!
We have thoroughly enjoyed each of our many visits to Romantic River Song Bed and Breakfast in Estes Park. The setting is gorgeous, the rooms are extremely comfortable and well-maintained, and the owners and innkeepers are thoroughly delightful. They obviously enjoy their guests, and work very hard to make sure their guests are well-satisfied.
I am very much looking forward to my upcoming wedding to be held on the lush grounds of Romantic River Song - and am hoping that the resident elk herd will join in the festivities!
Bad Breakfasts, Crabby Staff, Overpriced
The room was nice, but the service & breakfast were definitely sub-par. Not what I would expect for $300/night rooms. We were served this tiny cup containing a semi burnt "french toast" concoction (looked and tasted like burnt crutons in runny custard) for the first breakfast. There was not much else to that breakfast and we were so hungry afterwards that we ended up getting McDonald's breakfast sandwiches in town. Not very "Romantic".
The second breakfast involved whole jalapeno peppers and salsa and was also slight and non-filling, not to mention inedible if you have anything less than a cast-iron stomach. Both meals seemed like they were prepared by someone with no cooking experience. It was as if the "real" chef was on vacation and they just had a staffer thow something together.
They also put little ginger bread men cookies on your pillow at night, which was cute until you tried to bite into one - rock hard! We tried to make light of how impossible it was to even take a bite from one (literally!), but the humor wears off when you realize what you are paying for this experience. The cookies down by the "complimentary" tea & cocoa were also rock hard.
We also arranged to get married here. Due to inclement weather our planned outdoor wedding became an indoor wedding. They had assured us prior that they had an alternate space available due to inclement weather. This turned out to be another guests room. When I walked into the room the minister instructed me to "stand by the hot tub". She then proceeded to start the ceremony calling me by the someone else's name. At the end of the ceremony she made a comment making fun of me for how nervous I looked. My photographer wanted to take one quick photo on a bench in that room, but we were told we had to leave right away to make room for the next wedding. Then we tried to take a photo in the dining room where my photographer was only momentarily blocking the door because the room is small. A staff member came by and obviously wanted to get by, but instead of smiling and waiting 30 seconds. She huffed and made a face and said in an annoyed tone, "I need to get by! You can't take pictures in here!" The only place were able to escape the unhappy staff was outside on the deck in the cold & snow.
Also, the rooms upstairs have really thin walls...we could hear the man in the neighboring room talking on his cell phone about his business for several hours each day.
I would recommend finding a nice room somewhere else in Estes for $100-$150 less per night. With the money you save you can have some really nice meals in town. Bad service and a skimpy & unsavory breakfast are not worth an extra $100.
This is the kind of place that will stay open even when they cannot maintain a certain level of service (due to lack of or untrained staff). Most places who charge this kind of money will not take reservations if they can't provide a consistently excellent experience, or they will hire a temporary professional at their own expense so that you, the guest, are none the wiser of their management and staffing problems. This place seems to think they are somehow entitled to your $300-$400/night whether or not they provide you with quality.
I would also recommend getting married in another location with a minister of your choosing.
Definitely disappointing and WAY overpriced for the experience. Hopefully they will figure out the level of service & quality of food that merits these prices.
(Since then, we stayed at a B&B in California for the same price and received well-prepared and satisying breakfasts, a complimentary fruit & cheese tray and bottle of wine, a small cookie jar stocked with the best triple chip cookies, as well as a voucher for $50 off a local French restaurant and a voucher for a free picnic lunch from a local winery.)
Romanced a Riversong
I was fortunate enough to have chosen Romantic Riversong Inn for a mid week get away. I was awe-struck by the beauty surrounding Riversong, acres of land to walk, hike or snowshoe. The staff was warm and friendly and made us feel so welcome. Our room was unique and beautiflly decorated. The breakfast was delicious and the presentation was exquisite. Our Riversong experence was so wonderful that we purchased gift certificates for business associates. We will definitely be back!
Adored Romantic River Song Bed and Breakfast
If you are looking for a soft place to land, this is definitely the place to do it! From the first moment we arrived, we felt pampered and appreciated. The staff at RiverSong is one of the most friendly and courteous that we have ever encountered. The mountain views are splendid, the wildlife plentiful and the surroundings are as peaceful and serene as they can get. You will be awakened by the pink dawn and as you walk to the dining room, fresh baked bread will temp your tastebuds. Some of the most wonderful recipes are waiting there for you to try. We especially loved the yogurt fruit smoothies and John Wayne Casserole that Gail prepared for us. We were warmed by the woodburning stove as we enjoyed watching the birds feeding right outside the window. We literally felt all the tensions leave our bodies. There is always hot coffee or a variety of herb teas waiting in the big living room, and you can sit by the fire there also and take in the view of the Rocky Mountains or read the local newspaper. There are no televisions or phones in the rooms. Something that we truly felt made our stay one that really helped us to get away from everything. Each room at the River Song is named after a wildflower from the Rockies. We stayed in Indian Paintbrush, and it was wonderfully decorated. There was a swinging bed just like grandma's front porch swing that lulled you to sleep every night. A warm fireplace right next to the bed and a large bathtub for two that eased your aching muscles and relaxed your soul. Each room has a journal that you can write your thoughts in and also read those of others who have come before you. At River Song you can totally become absorbed by nothing and it will be the most exciting place you can ever go. We were very fortunate to plan our wedding there and it was one of the most romantic events we could ever imagine. Gary and Scott were so helpful, making everything very easy and worry free. They even took our wedding photos for us. At River Song we knew how very much the owners cared about the quality of our stay. From the whimsical decorations to the happy atmosphere that greeted us everywhere. We could tell that this was a place that someone loved, so much so that they wanted to share it with the rest of us. What a blessing that they did! We are already planning to go back on our anniversary. Once you get to River Song, you will be smitten, and you, like us, will want to go back again and again!
There are no words to express how awesome this place is!
My Husband and I got married at Riversong on October 25, 2003. I can't begin to tell you how wonderful our stay there was and how helpful the staff was also. Our room was so tranquil and relaxing with a huge tub to kick back in. The grounds the Inn sits on are just gorgeous from the babbling river to the tree topped hills. There are tree swings and secluded pathways and the breakfasts in the mornings can't be beat! (I highly recommend getting the massage package too!) The staff treats you like family yet gives you your privacy. This place is great for your wedding, anniversary, or just some time for you and your special someone. If you have the chance, I would take a trip to visit Gary and Sue Mansfield at Riversong their little slice of heaven.
The setting is incredible but this is an extremely expensive Inn and we were disappointed. The breakfasts were weak-we were served broccoli quiche and frozen orange juice. the second day we were served a sickly sweet apple dessert for breakfast. We have stayed at many fine B&B's in different parts of the country and i believe this one is overrated and overpriced. The rooms had no amenities other than shampoo and soap. For 300$ per night i think they could do better. When i first made our reservation i asked the gentleman who did the booking about golf and he told me to call the chamber of commerce. on another occasion I enquired about biking and they told me to call the chamber of commerce. When i asked about dining options i was given some suggestions but no one offered to call and book for me(they did when we arrived) The setting is a lovely one along the river and we had some neat Elk sightings.
Still, we would not return to this inn.
A magical place
My fiance (now my wife) and I vacationed at this incredible inn for a week in September. Not only that, but we were also married at the Inn next to the beautiful river and in the shadow of the majestic Rocky Mountains. There truly was a special aura here, as the Inn sits at the end of back road essentially in its own little world. We shared the grounds with elk and mule deer who showed no fear in wandering through the property. We stayed in the "Meadow Bright" suite and would recommend it to anyone looking for a truly special getaway. From the waterfall shower to the massive log bed to our own private balcony looking over the Continental Divide, we could not have picked a more peaceful and tranquil place to begin our lives together. Romantic Riversong is truly a magical place, one that we will definitely return to again.
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... breakfast and head to McDonalds for our large black coffees. We use the WIFI and power outlets to charge our camera and laptop for about an hour and figure out what hike we want to do today. We figure out we don’t want to do a huge peak hike as we’d already had great views from our drive yesterday, so we thought we would hike to a lake called "Bluebird Lake" which was a 20km round trip. Wanting the exercise we figure this will be a good one for this beautiful ...
... and hoping they wouldnt melt quickly so we could take a photo. ( completely unsuccessful) We came back for dinner and renewed the pool argument. I instead offered them to play games of pool/billiards. Well that worked a treat. The below freezing temp outside really set the scene for a couple of games of pool with the kids before going back to the room to make hot ...
... back toward Estes Park and headed south on Mary's Lake Road to Lily Lake. We got out our raincoats and decided to hike around the lake. This was a 1 1/2 mile hike and we took the higher route around one side. By the time we got to the top of the ridge it was more than sprinkling. We sat down on a bench at least 100 feet above the lake putting us at about 9000 feet. We walked down to lake level and the rest of the way around. We saw more birds at ...
... a couple of times but I did manage to get completely lost while trying to get up to the Emerald lake – following what looked like the main trail only to find myself back at the Bear Lake. I considered going back up the trail but all the lakes are frozen and covered in snow so there seemed little point in going to see another sheet of snow. I went off instead to look at the Alberta Falls which I had seen in September of 2011 but the flow was low and they were not ...
... in the strangely difficult task of trying to fit everything back in the suitcase. Since neither one of us bought anything larger than a postcard (well, maybe a refrigerator magnet), everything we are trying to put in actually came out after we got here, so it should be easier than it seems to be. Well, we have all evening.
We have one more fun junket tomorrow: a wildlife tour at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge ...