Murphy's River Lodge
Travel Blogs from Estes Park
So after meeting Ian we drove into the majestic scenery of the Rockies, through Boulder and onto the home town hospitality of Estes Park a purpose built town 7522ft above sealevel at the start of the mountain range. we checked into a cute motel and our rooms overlooked the pretty creek with beautiful crystal clear mountain water running through..< …
We woke up bright and early and headed to the grill for breakfast. It was so full so we ended up eating outside which I actually preferred. The weather was a bit cooler since the rain and front moved through. It was actually much nicer outside. The hot pools opened while we were eating. We had noticed some Amish people getting into the hot pools …
We got up at 6:30 and were headed out by 7:20. Our plan was to go as far as we could on Trail Ridge Road which crosses the park going west and then south. Our first stop was a small pull off overlooking Horseshoe Park and the Alluvial Fan. There were clouds right away today so we wondered how long it would be until it rained. Our next stop was a pull off called Many Parks Curve. A "Park" is usually a green valley between the mountains and ...
What a lazy start to the day. Not out of bed until nine or so, breakfast on the deck and then off to the park. Took the shuttle to Bear Lake at 9,475 feet altitude and walked the three and a half miles through the woods to Beirstein lake to pick up he shuttle to the car. Wildlife? Three butterflies and an ant carrying a seed! We reckon that we got up to 9,800 feet before dropping ...
... t even find that! So we had to drive back there which is fairly close…maybe 5 minutes away so no big deal and I got to see the hotel again. They managed to find the charger for us (still in the wall!!) so yeah! I got a few shots of the water fall thing they have behind the hotel. They have a cute little garden there too with statues in it. Our room (410) overlooked it and I got a nice shot of the room…all the way at the ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Adjoining Rooms
- Room service
- Swimming pool
Yeah, it really was ... I could have cast a fishing line from the balcony. Accommodations were simple but nice; it's not meant to be a luxury hotel, but it's well above rustic while maintaining a comfortable charm. Only quibbles: slow internet; lousy TV signal on a few channels; a tad noisy (i.e., not well insulated between rooms)
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.