Murphy's River Lodge
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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 …
... of Rocky Mountain National Park. We checked in to our hotel which is, as they would say in Trip Advisor land "clean and adequate", kind of reminds me of the cottage on the cape but in the mountains. We checked in and headed for the town just to force ourselves to stay awake as late as we could. We got up at ...
... several times, but it wasn't until a teenaged boy was encouraged to ask Lucy, that the door actually shut. We have it on video, included in this post, it begins with LD pushing on the door and feeling the push back, and then the teenaged boy asking Lucy to close the door - and the door closing. Believe or dis-believe what you will.
We had a really fun time, some interesting experiences, and we left with feelings of ...
... But I am quite sure she is OK with that since she obviously picks and chooses her clientele. We left there and I called the woman at the Boulder Brook at Fall River which told us she had one room left and even gave me discount on it! Her name was Linda and she was so sweet to me. She not only got us into a room for tomorrow night but she said she would check around at other hotels and see what she can do for us the next night! What a kind woman! THAT ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMurphy's River Lodge Estes Park
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)
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