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481 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517-9030
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 24/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 24/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 28 hotels in Estes Park
Travellers' Choice
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Murphy's River Lodge is located 2 blocks from downtown Estes Park and backs to the Fall River. Murphy's was remodeled in 2011 and has a reputation of having the friendliest staff in town. Your stay at Murphy's comes with free wifi,free breakfast,indoor heated pool and hot tub,20 River front rooms ,6 pet friendly rooms and several value rooms for our friends on a tighter budget.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Kids stay free
Books, DVDs, music for children
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Canoeing offsite
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
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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Tammy H wrote a review 18 Jan
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stayed with my family, cute spacious and clean rooms. Indoor pool was awesome and front desk staff and amenities were great! Will be staying again. Amazing all around. Beautiful views and rooms.thanks to everyone
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Katarzyna L wrote a review May 2020
27 contributions6 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
We had wonderful stay here !!! Perfect location : walking distance to the city and very close to enter RNP. Highly recommended !!!! It was a nice and quiet place to relax there after hiking and good breakfast .
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Cricket S wrote a review 17 Jan
1 contribution
My family and I really enjoyed our stay. Beautiful location and easy access everywhere. I would recommend this location to everyone and will most assuredly be back again in the future. Thanks again for such a wonderful experience.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Kayla S wrote a review 2 Jan
1 contribution
Great location! Booked this last minute and was able to stay for 3 nights. The staff is so nice and responsive. Any time we needed something they got it for us right away. Free coffee and breakfast! Will pick this place every time!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Stephanie Bledsoe, General Manager at Murphy's River Lodge
Responded 6 days ago
It is so good to hear that you had a wonderful time at Murphy's River Lodge. Our staff are amazing and will do whatever they can to make sure that you have whatever you need. We also do try to provide as many complimentary perks as we can, given the covid restrictions: coffee and snacks in the front office, a continental breakfast, lawn games and board games, as well as the pool and hot tub. Hope to see you again soon!
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Jason A wrote a review 1 Jan
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The place and the people are exceptional! We had a nice snow storm the day we were heading up, and the staff at Murphy's River Lodge stayed in contact with me the entire time to make sure we had a safe drive up, and then made sure our stay was over the top. I would recommend a stay here to anyone! We will be back for many more stays! Awesome place, awesome people!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Stephanie Bledsoe, General Manager at Murphy's River Lodge
Responded 6 days ago
We are so glad that you decided to brave the weather and join us for one of those holidays that will stay in your memory forever. At Murphy's River Lodge, we truly care about you, not only as a guest but as a person, and we will always go the extra mile to keep you safe, as well as comfortable and happy. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you for your review.
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US$86 - US$181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Murphy's River Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Murphy's River Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Brownfield's (1.0 km), The Taffy Shop (0.5 km), and Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Murphy's River Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Murphy's River Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Murphy's River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Murphy's River Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Murphy's River Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cinnamon's Bakery, Donut Haus, and Kind Coffee.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Murphy's River Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Is Murphy's River Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Estes Park.
Are any cleaning services offered at Murphy's River Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Murphy's River Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Murphy's River Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Holzwarth Historical Site (14.8 km).