Silver Moon Inn
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... 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!!!)
We left straight from zip lining heading to Estes Park for our Stanley Hotel stay. En route, our car decided to die right in the middle of rush hour traffic. We were lucky enough to pull off the side of the road. We had not had any car trouble up to this point. We had no idea who to call and I ended up calling 911, who sent me to the local sheriff's dept. A really nice police officer came out and called us a tow truck. Luckily for ...
... room for tomorrow night (which was fine with me since I wanted Saturday night anyway) and she said she would go see about availability for Sunday night but thought that was totally an option. Then out comes Diane…the owner. She shakes my hand until I tell her who I am and she very rudely says “You said you didn’t want the room so too bad its been booked”. Very snotty…like tough titties….you snooze you lose. There ...
... north to the 80. We weren't sure about driving through the rocky mts in a downpour with flash flood warnings, and a leaky money pit. It was looking grim. We decided to press on. The rocky mts were fantastic. We drove the rv up over the highest pass at 12000 ft. Everybody got out at the summit and there was a huge meadow with blooming flowers. The kids just ran through the meadow to stretch their legs and blow off some steam. We went to the visitor center ...
... nothing like the feeling you get when you reach the top of a mountain, & the Flat Irons do not disappoint. The views are gorgeous, & the cloud formations in the rainy season are nothing short of remarkable... with the rain in the distance, & the colors of the city below... I love living here for all the beauty.
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Adjoining Rooms
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Silver Moon Inn Estes Park
Very poor service/inadequate cleaning!
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.
Great location, but disappointed overall
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.
Beautiful inn! Great experience!
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.
We then found Silver Moon Inn. What a wonderful and beautiful place to stay. The owners were very nice and helpful. Our room overlooked the river, which was very relaxing. It has a nice pool and hot tub. It's very close to shopping and restaurants. Rooms were very nice and very clean. They go the extra in decor on the rooms, making you feel it is more than just a hotel room. It was very "homey". We plan to stay there when we visit again. I'm just sorry we didn't find them on our first night there. I highly recommend this inn to couples or families. We found it very satisfying. They make you feel at home!
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.
"I'm truely sorry"
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.
That was ok, until later in the night I tried to plug in the heater, and it was a 3 pronged plug and the wall unit had two plugs. i was too tired to complain at that time. Well it was so cold in our room. We all were uncomfortable. When checking out in the morning, I told the person at the desk, all he could say was"I'm truely sorry" which is what he told me all the previous day. He did nothing to compensate us for our troubles. I will never return again. I will end with a positive. It does have a great location in Estes Park.
Cant find a better place, or better people
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.