One of the Best Places to Stay in Estes Park A review of The Woodlands on Fall River
My husband and I just returned from our fifth annual October long weekend visit to Estes and the Woodlands. For the first time, the weather was too cold and rainy to venture into the park for a hike. We stayed inside by the fireplace all day and were really glad we were at a place as nice as the Woodlands to spend our time!
The Woodlands is a fairly new condo-like lodge with 16 one- and two-bedroom suites. The units are immaculately clean and modern. They are all equipped with a fully-stocked full-size kitchen, wood fireplace, balcony or patio, gas grill, and TV/VCR/DVD (a large selection of free movies are available at the front desk!). There is a small outdoor hot tub near the front desk, although I've seldom seen many guests using it. A small bundle of wood is provided upon check-in, with additional bundles available at the front desk for $2.50. I would advise stocking up because it burns quickly and there's nothing like a wood fire to provide the perfect ambiance for a relaxing evening!
One of the best reasons for staying at the Woodlands is its beautiful location, right above the swiftly flowing Fall River. Guests can walk along the river's edge immediately in front of the buildings; in the fall, it is particularly scenic, bordered by many golden aspen trees. It is also convenient to the Fall River entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park and a few miles away from downtown Estes Park.
I found the rates to be very competitive, especially for all the amenities provided; the rates vary according to season, with summertime being the most expensive. It is a quiet, peaceful, beautiful location to relax near the park, highly recommended for your next visit to Estes!