Murphy's River Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Adjoining Rooms
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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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... and every turn lead to another view, another staircase, another frozen something. It could have been the middle of winter, it was white everywhere, everything was covered in fresh snow, snow was falling from the sky, from the trees. The higher up we got, the more covered each lake was, the second lake was very long and the last lake you couldn't see it as it was completely covered in fresh snow. The descend down was much quicker and we were getting quite ...
... at he needed to purchase peanuts for the chipmunks (that btw NEVER showed up for treats). There was no campfire, since we were packed in like truckers at a truck stop and the rear end of the RV was nearly touching the picnic table and flames just seem dangerous.
We slept good (paved parking makes for a level RV and guess what? When the RV is level and plugged in the fridge gets cold!!!)
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We drove past a very pregnant female Elk right on the road next and quickly took 1 picture and kept on driving, deciding we would only stop for big horn sheep and bears. Well shortly after ...
... in Denver, but in Chicago, New York, Boston, London. Eastern doctors recommended the Colorado high country to invalids suffering from respiratory complaints. Mountaineers answered the challenge of Longs Peak. Hunters and fishermen sought the abundant and easy trout. Already, a hundred years ago, the pattern was set: homesteaders became hotel men and the Park a tourists' paradise.' (Ruth Stauffer, This was Estes Park. ...
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