We come back to Appenzell Inn almost every summer. It’s like coming home. The staff is very helpful and the room is comfortable. One of us likes to hike and the other stays in and reads. The private patio table and chairs give us the opportunity to enjoy the weather and roaming critters. The Inn is close to restaurants and shopping, but far enough from the crowds in downtown Estes Park. The indoor pool is also a plus.
This little charmer, tucked right outside of downtown Estes Park, is a treasure. We stayed for a long weekend and did not want to leave. The room was a complete surprise in the best of ways. The whole property is simply charming and is surrounded by an array of free roaming elk and big horn sheep. The room though, was one of the best throughout all of Estes Park. It was so clean, quiet and comfortable. The kitchenette and decent sized fridge were a complete surprise...there were dishes, a mini skillet and electric cooktop, plus a very wide deck with ample seating, views of the mountains and even a grill and firepit. We will absolutely be back!
This inn was the low point of our time at Estes Park. I specifically called when making my reservation to be sure I was choosing the right room. I had the Tundra and Patio King in mind according to my notes. The gentleman I spoke with talked me into unit #10 that was not yet listed on the website. As I explained in my phone conversation, we were looking for an outdoor getaway after being cooped up for 5 nights at the Hampton Inn in Greeley CO attending a softball tournament with my mother and daughter. The last two nights were to be our true vacation time. Sip coffee and cocktails overlooking beautiful scenery. Nothing about unit #10 promoted outdoor or space to spread out. It was like a dungeon. We were again crammed into one bedroom for sleeping (uncomfortable and disruptive) and the windows looked at the hallway and the parking lot. We couldn't close the blinds fully to privatize our rooms because of the noisy window AC unit. It was nothing like we envisioned the Appenzell to be. It's astonishing to me that this was the recommended room costing over $300/night. What a let down. To make matters worse, I reached out several times to the inn to provide feedback and received no returned call or email.…
First of all, the staff were really nice and breakfast was good. The room was tiny. The bed was probably one of the most uncomfortable beds we have slept in. It was hard as a rock. Very disappointed! I know we probably paid much less than other typical hotels in Estes Park, but would expect a little more comfort.
This hotel is tucked away off Highway 34, just outside of the town of Estes Park. Our first floor room at the back of the property was surprisingly quiet and offered a patio under the pine trees with table and chairs for dining and working. The beds (including a Murphy bed) are firm, linens clean. The small fridge and microwave are tucked away in the closet space, keeping things neat and tidy. Continental breakfast is sufficient with the basics. We enjoyed the quiet location that was very walkable to town. The Appenzell made a great base for our exploration of Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. We’d stay here again.