Silver Moon Inn
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... in it. We saw an osprey soaring overhead there. We went up and up some more and came to Dream Lake. Dream Lake was really long and it took us a while to get to the other end. There were people fishing at this lake. We saw a Clark's Nutcracker there. Then we went up an even steeper trail with lots of steps made of logs and stone. At the top we found Emerald Lake which is surrounded by steep mountains on ...
... as they could be; why I thought they would be more dramatic at the end of winter I am not sure but I headed of all the same. When I got there I basically had a view of a vertical frozen lake – no water visible and just a sheet of snow.
So you may be thinking that I did not enjoy all this snowbound hiking…you’d be wrong it was great and the views of the mountains, including Longs Peak, were just fabulous.
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... river bank. Like a chipmunk, ravens, cool tree bark and blue birds…yes the ever elusive blue birds of happiness flying about above me. I could see them but they were quick and would fly off before I could get a focus. But a few times they would hop about on a rooftop or between branches and I would catch them for only a moment. But sometimes they were still if I pretended to ignore them. The chipmunk of happiness also appreciated this tactic as ...
... of my closest friends. It had been a couple years since I had been to Estes Park, so driving down the final descent into the valley brought uncontrolled smiles and laughs. I even clapped a few times at the rush of memories that flooded my mind.
The hostel was almost fully booked both nights I was there. Late the first afternoon I was there, I was sitting on the balcony couch playing guitar. Three people, including a cute-looking redhead, walked down the ...
... and were leading us. They asked if they could come along, they had been hiking and had taken a wrong turn and had gotten lost. We had the 4 new kids join our group and they told us everything we ever needed to know about them on the way up.
When we got to the top the lost kids found their parents, we took photos of the lake and then our kids found the perfect picnic spot where we spread out our picnic lunch.
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- Adjoining Rooms
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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We stayed at this motel in Aug. 2004. There was confusion from the onset. They didn't have a record of our reservation, and even tho I showed them my letter of confirmation the gentleman (?) behind the desk made us feel like we 'imposed on him'. After waiting over an hour (with 2 kids in the car) they finally got a room for us....but at more money than we were quoted. Since we had driven over 11 hours to get there we agreed to the upcharge (which amounted to over $100 for the week). When we got to the room my 6 yr old son dropped a toy behind the nightstand. When I pulled it away from the wall I found cobwebs, candy stuck to the carpet and crumpled papers. It looked to have been there a long time. The light was out in the bathroom (the light was a 2 bulb ceiling fixture). It took them 3 days to get the burned bulb replaced, so putting on makeup was very difficult in the poorly lit room). The jacuzzi was barely warm and the pool was closed since they were moving it to another location. We did not know they allowed dogs, and the people next to us kept us awake with small barking dog that did not know day from night! This motel is in a great location to town and Park, but our experience there was terrible.
Excellent Location, Friendly Staff, Nice view of river.
The Silver Moon Inn was a great place to stay. The location makes the hotel. It is right by all the shops and right near Rocky Mountain National Park. If you want to see Estes Park, you need to stay here. Perfect location. We stayed in a rustic cabin. It did not have heat, but in the summer that does not matter. We stayed plenty warm even at night. Sadly, they told us they will be replacing the cabins with more hotel rooms. I am sure the hotel will be as nice as the cabins were. The staff was very nice. There is the Fall River that runs right through the property. Very pretty. I highly recommend this place.
My husband and I stayed at the inn for 2 nights in September 2003. I chose the inn mainly because of it's great location - close to the shopping area and RMNP - and also because their website said that the entire inn overlooks the Fall River. What it doesn't say is that you can see the river from the walkway to your room, but not while you're in the room. The room was a corner unit, which I thought would be quiet, but we were right next to a storage closet, so day and night there was alot of noise. The view from our room left much to be desired - out one window was the lower roof and out the other was a mountain, but it was so close to the window, you could nearly touch it! The room itself was sub-par (I thought it would look nicer for over $100 a night). It didn't look particularly clean, so I did a little experiment - I left some crumbs on the floor by the bed and even though our bed was made daily, the crumbs remained our entire visit. The staff was pleasant and they have a nice selection of videos and games if you plan to spend a lot of time in your room. They also offer muffins and coffee/cocoa in the lobby. Even though we could walk to the main strip, I will not stay here again.
Silver Moon Inn - Love the River!
With the Fall River running right alongside the Silver Moon Inn it would be hard to have a bad experience here. The kitchenettes/bathrooms are a bit worn out (upgrades are promised in the fall) but the room was comfortable, plenty of outdoor seating along the river, and excellent proximity to downtown Estes Park. Borrow a video or game for those times you just need to rest. Great service from the staff!
Perfect Place in Estes
We stayed here in July 2004. It is a perfect location if your interests are the shops along downtown Estes and Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park. And it's very comfortable for families with young children. The rooms are big. The fridge and microwave in the room keep the cost down on your eating expenses. Besides the pool (which is pretty cold even in July), there are videos and board games you can check out to entertain idle children, and an adjacent park to explore. We had absolutely no complaints about this property.
When we arrived in Estes Park, unfortunately we had reservations at another motel. We were to stay there 2 days. It was very disappointing. Luckily, we were able to get out of our 2nd day reservation.
Very nice with wonderful views
It has been a few years since I stayed here, but it left a very good impression. If or should I say when I return to Estes Park I will definitely stay here. The people who ran it were very friendly and would conversate with you. The room was very nice. We had two bedrooms.
Each was nicely sized and accomidated. We also had a kitchen which was very nice. Although, we ate at the mant restaraunts mostly. Speaking of food you have to try Bob and Tony's Pizza. It's the best. Anyway I enjoyed both of my visits to Estes Park so much that I am looking into moving there. It is beautiful here. It's something you must see to believe.
Silver Moon was Perfect
My wife and I spend 3 nights at Silver Moon the last weekend in September. We liked it a lot. This will be the first place we check for reservations on future trips.
My wife and my 16 mo. old son stayed here on 9/20/03. The person checking us in told me room 312 was ok, but the computer showed something wrong. I looked at it and it seemed fine. When we checked in I found out the shower didn't work. So they moved us to cabin 121, which we found out had no electricity. So they moved us to cabin 120.
I cant say enough about the people that run this wonderful place. I've stayed there 5-6 times now and each time have had a great experience. Of course, as with any hotel, motel or Inn, at times your neighbors will be loud, but that is no fault of the owners. Mention a problem to Tom, and that is usually the end of that! A 15 second walk across a parking lot and you're on the edge of town, which is wonderful when you have teenagers! Silver Moon is right on the Fall River, with rooms or cabins, hot tub and heated outside pool. Stayed in both and prefer the cabins only because they're at the end of the Inn and seem more quieter, or course. Tom and his wife, Katie, have always been kind, always courteous. My mother, sister and I were staying in a cabin there when the 9/11 terrorist attacks happened. Luckily, we had rented a minivan at Denver airport. Tom came to our cabin and told us not to worry about anything. ---He said our cabin had been rented and if the other people even showed up, he would move us to another cabin or room (no one showed up to take the cabin). He also told us if there was anything we needed, extra money for food, lodging, gas to get home-not to worry. They would do what they could for us to see that we made it home-- (and they knew we were good to see that repayment was made in full). Thank God, we didnt need to take him up on his offer, but just the thought that they would do that for us meant the world to us, since no one knew what to expect next! Since he had known us from our previous stays there, we have gotten to where we call we are on a first name basis. Yes, we did have to take him up his offer to stay there for a couple extra nights to see if the airport opened, but we had driven home to Illinois before Denver airport did open. But, there is absolutely no better place to be stuck at!The rooms and cabins are clean. Kitchenetts fully stocked. I dont see myself staying anywhere else on any future trips to Estes Park. THANK YOU TOM AND KATIE. Couldn't ask for a better vacation place.