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Appenzell Inn

1100 Big Thompson Ave P.O. Box 1879, Estes Park, CO 80517-8924
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#9 of 28 hotels in Estes Park
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The Appenzell Inn, is a Rocky Mountain hotel, with a special Alpine flair, expressing the best of our Swiss heritage here in Estes Park, Colorado. We are well known as an ideal year round property, with tastefully designed rooms and suites for couples and families. We also have an indoor pool, 2 ponds and a seasonal restaurant/pub on site. The Appenzell Inn offers much more than you would expect from a small hotel property, at a very competitive rate. We are also ideally located close to all the action of downtown Estes Park, Colorado while surrounded by the grandeur of your Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
BBQ facilities
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Paulette W wrote a review Sep 2021
Columbus, Nebraska11 contributions1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Response from Susan Hochstetler, Owner at Appenzell Inn
Responded 18 Nov 2021
Thank you for the kind words, and for continuing to stay with us! We are glad to hear that you are able to feel at home and get away to relax with us each summer. We look forward to seeing you next year!
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NL2003Ariz wrote a review Aug 2021
Denver, Colorado25 contributions6 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Susan Hochstetler, Owner at Appenzell Inn
Responded 18 Nov 2021
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay with us! We are very glad to hear that you had a great getaway and can't wait to see you again!
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jengal wrote a review Aug 2021
Methuen, Massachusetts1 contribution
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.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: Way overpriced, web site not representative of the actual facility. Owners and staff not...
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Response from Susan Hochstetler, Owner at Appenzell Inn
Responded 20 Nov 2021
Thank you for staying with us. We sincerely apologize about the lack of communication that it sounds like you had received. It looks like you did stay with us the busiest weekend of the year, the 4th of July. Our rates are at peak during that time. We will try to investigate and see what exactly happened. We did have a transition of management during the time of your stay. We will try to look into it further, to prevent this from happening in the future to another guest. If you would like to come back, please feel free to reach out to me directly and to ask for Susie. We will make sure that we get it right the next time around.
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Maureen S wrote a review Jul 2021
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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.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Response from Susan Hochstetler, Owner at Appenzell Inn
Responded 13 Jul 2021
Thank you for staying with us! We are glad to hear that the staff was nice and you enjoyed the breakfast. We do offer several room types from smaller than standard rooms, to 1,800 square feet suites. If you do stay with us again in the future, please call us directly before booking to ensure that you have a room that best fits your needs. We do have newer Serta mattresses in all of our rooms. If you could reach out to us to let us know which room you were in, we would like to double check the bed for future guests.
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susieq wrote a review Jun 2021
Tucson, Arizona15 contributions3 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Susan Hochstetler, Owner at Appenzell Inn
Responded 13 Jul 2021
Thank you for staying with us, as well as for taking the time to write a review! We are glad to hear that the Appenzell Inn made a great base for your Rocky Mountain vacation. We hope to see you again in the future!
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US$110 - US$239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Appenzell Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Appenzell Inn?
Nearby attractions include Estes Park Museum (0.9 km), Estes Valley Dog Park (1.0 km), and Longs Peak (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Appenzell Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Appenzell Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Appenzell Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Appenzell Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Appenzell Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mountain Home Cafe, Notchtop Bakery & Cafe, and Antonio's Real New York Pizza.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Appenzell Inn?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Appenzell Inn?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Appenzell Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Appenzell Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.