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Idlewilde by the River

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Littleton, Colorado
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

My husband was born in Estes Park in 1928, so we are always looking for a way to enjoy the area and still stay out of the crowds. We are so grateful to have discovered the relative quiet of Hwy 66, west of town. Fall River Road is too noisy and congested, so come over to Idlewilde. This part of... More 

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

I only hesitate to post a great review because I want to keep Idlewilde a secret for myself and family. My wife and I visited for our 21st anniversary and chose them, sight unseen, based on reviews only. The reviews don't lie, folks. You won't find a more pleasant place to stay in Estes Park and you definitely won't find... More 

Thank lsfireman
belton, United States
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This is our first visit to Idlewild in over 25 years. Nothing much has changed in that time; the rustic cabins are the same, and the beauty of the place is also the same. What is most attractive to us is the tranquility of spirit within this valley. The village of Estes Park is minutes away if shopping is your... More 

Thank Lee P
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

We booked Idlewilde sight unseen, based on online reviews. We were not disappointed in the least. Our hosts, Deb and Larry Brand, were helpful from the moment we made the reservation. The resort sits on CO 66 outside the town of Estes Park. It is clean and the cabins are well appointed. The Big Thompson River runs along the edge... More 

Thank Donna D
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We have stayed at Idlewilde every Labor day holiday for the past five years and have already booked next year. The cabins are well kept and being so close to the river makes fishing awesome. The open area next to the river gives kids a great place to play. Great family time.

Thank pluellig
Richfield, United States
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is a nice, clean and peaceful resort. Unfortunately we were only able to stay for three nights. The Big Thompson River flows along the edge and adds a comforting tranquility. There are lots of hummingbirds and other varieties that we don't get to see in Minnesota. An elk crossing the river nearby was something we also don't see here.... More 

Thank Lori P
Overland Park, Kansas
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We just have returned from a week stay at Idlewilde and have booked for a return trip already in 2017. Great location outside of busy Estes Park near the main park entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park. The Big Thompson River flows through the property and I was surprised by the excellent fishing there. The property is so relaxing to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Just got back from four nights in the Naughty Pine cabin (#14), which was perfect for us, our niece and nephew and their rambunctious 4- and 3-year-olds. Can't get that river soundtrack out of my head (and will be sad when I do). Just the right mix of comfort and rustic -- big kitchen, 3 br and a pair of... More 

Thank sks028
Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
Reviewed 19 August 2016

I won my grandson's school lottery and decided to apply it to a family vacation. I informed the grandchildren (ages 6-12) that it would be a MOUNTAIN vacation and not a BEACH vacation. I thought they would be disappointed but they were excited. I chose IDLEWILDE because I have always wanted to stay in cabins by the Big Thompson River.... More 

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Liberty, Missouri
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191 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

There is NOWHERE on earth I would rather be-- except perhaps someplace with my grandchildren-- the Idlewilde. I love it being mine for a week every year. it's like owning a part of Heaven. The cabins are comfy and the river sings a music that fills my soul.

Thank GGMaSue19

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Description: Located in beautiful Estes Park Colorado near Rocky Mountain National Park, Idlewilde By The River offers many different styles of cabins to meet your individual needs. Idlewilde is located on the banks of the Big Thompson River. The sound of the rushing water is highly audible throughout the resort during most of the season. With Idelwilde's close proximity to Estes Park, there are hundreds of specialty shops, galleries, and restaurants for your enjoyment. Rocky Mountain National Park's west entrance is just 1 mile from Idlewilde. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Idlewilde by the River

Address: 2282 Colorado Hwy 66, Estes Park, CO 80517
Region: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Idlewilde By The River Hotel Estes Park
Idlewilde By The River Estes Park, CO
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“Take a cabin right on the river. It will be worth the few extra dollars. We have mobility issues and this property worked well for us.”
 of 5 bubbles ontheroad29, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Stay by the river!!!”
  • Bull Elk outside the front door of the cabin
 of 5 bubbles lsfireman, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I would opt for a cabin closer to the river.”
 of 5 bubbles lorip273, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“These are rustic cabins on the Big Thompson.”
 of 5 bubbles GGMaSue19, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The view of the river make this a great place to stay.”
 of 5 bubbles dansR3411RG, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
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