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800 Big Thompson Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517
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#17 of 28 hotels in Estes Park
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Welcome to Discovery Lodge in Estes Park, Colorado! We are a very spacious four-acre lodge located only a short walk to downtown Estes Park. Although we are located so near to downtown, the views of the Rocky Mountains are clearly visible and some of the best in the area. Here at the Discovery Lodge, enjoy updated rooms with mini-fridges, microwaves, free Wi-Fi, and more. In 2020, to further support the sustainability of Rocky Mountain National Park, we installed the largest solar array in Estes Park, and now generate our own electricity – one of only two lodges in Estes Park doing so (the second is our sister property, Coyote Mountain Lodge). Discovery Lodge accepts pets and is a non-smoking establishment. Activities include fishing in our stocked pond, golf and elk viewing at the adjacent Lake Estes 9-hole golf course, biking and hiking, nearby horseback riding; and of course, you are only 10-minutes away from Rocky Mountain National Park, with its 400 miles of hiking trails and awesome drives to the tundra at the top of the Continental Divide. We look forward to your visit soon!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Snack bar
Canoeing offsite
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Vending machine
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
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Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Chinese, Czech and 2 more
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Escape699044 wrote a review Nov 2020
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I don’t like usually leave a review but we had such excellent service here I had to say something. Jorge and Roberto went above and beyond to make our stay here amazing. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the hot tub was a bonus. I would definitely recommend staying here again!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Leslie Peng, General Manager at Discovery Lodge
Responded 21 Jan 2021
Thank you for staying with us!
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Susan W wrote a review Aug 2020
Leander, Texas36 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel's Favourite
This is such a nice lodge! Close enough to Estes Park it is walkable to the downtown area. José was the attendant on duty who checked us in. Very professional and hospitable. He’s lived in Estes his whole life! We talked about all the changes since we’ve visited-probably 7-8 years ago. He advised that the last 4-6 years have brought more population and more shops and stores. Downtown has had little change in terms of all the shops and dining -I’m sure I could spend multiple days here. He graduated from Estes High School a couple of years ago. His graduating class consisted of 64 students, he says this past year it was 130+. We were only able to secure our room for 2 nights. I’m going to see if we can get on a waitlist as we’d like to extend our stay. The room is very nice. Lots of dresser drawer space, nice flat screen TV ( in case of rain I guess)! Mini fridge and microwave- mini Mr Coffee-(we are missing the pot), coffee and creamer-sugar sweetener packs. We think it’s a Queen size mattress -we are used to a King so hard to gage. It is comfortable. The furniture is designed from wood and looks great- like furnishings in a lodge should look. The shower is huge, The rest of the bathroom is pretty snug but manageable. Love the fact that they have dispensers near the wall on the sink and in the shower for body soap and shampoo. Currently they are not doing daily room cleaning due to Covid which is pretty much status quo of everywhere we’ve been over the past month. The bedding is upscale and really comfortable! Nice crisp white sheets, white comforter and duvet cover. We did not need another blanket but if there is a need they have one available in the closet for you. The closet is nice size and has a little luggage holder along with plenty of space for hanging and or storing belongings. We have a screened in back door that goes out onto a large deck. The lodging we have is a duplex style. At this point we don’t have anyone next-door but I am expecting that to change. The deck is plenty for two families or couples or whomever. I’ll add pictures of many of these items I am mentioning so you can see for yourself how comfortable these accommodations are. Most all the rooms face the pond where you can fish and the mountains which are just beautiful to look at. Estes Park is the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. Last night we took José’s suggestion and ordered takeout barbecue from a place just a couple miles away. I’ll be writing that up separately. The barbecue was fantastic. Best I’ve had in a very long time. I hope to see him today to thank him for that suggestion! We may go into town today to do a little shopping and maybe pick up lunch or supper,however,we are both just tired. If we decide not to go into town this is certainly the perfect place to relax. We’ve been coming to Estes Park for many years on and off and have always enjoyed it but we will definitely plan to book our forthcoming visits at Discovery Lodge in the future! This trip was a “Spur of the moment adventure”-if you plan to stay here it would be a really good idea to book ahead. I am certain it fills up quite often. Last but not least this large is dog friendly and the pet fee is $15 per night which is the average that we have found during our travels this past month. I really just can’t say enough good things about this place! Come check it out for yourself!!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from Leslie Peng, General Manager at Discovery Lodge
Responded 11 Aug 2020
Thank you very much for staying with us! It was great talking to you and being able to share thoughts on how Estes has grown throughout the last couple of years. By far my favorite place in town to have dinner. Those big ribs are indeed my favorite plate! Thank you again for coming to The Discovery lodge and again thank you for your being amazing guest! Jose
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road trip wrote a review Oct 2020
Minnetonka, Minnesota5 contributions
Very nice property located within walking distance to all the local shops. My room had a nice view, waking up to elk outside my window! Rooms are updated and very clean. Looking forward to returning next year. I booked early and got a great rate.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Leslie Peng, General Manager at Discovery Lodge
Responded 18 Dec 2020
Thank you for staying with us! We look forward to your next stay with us!
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acerkay1989 wrote a review Sep 2020
Fort Worth, Texas60 contributions18 helpful votes
Classic motor lodge look and feel with updated rooms and a pond full of ducks and elk set this place apart from the big box hotels. Great water pressure and clean towels added to the basic amenities made for pretty neat stay. My only issue is with cars parking in front of our room made it harder to load & unload bags.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Response from Leslie Peng, General Manager at Discovery Lodge
Responded 14 Sep 2020
Thank you for your feedback!
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cthom54 wrote a review Sep 2020
Keystone, South Dakota251 contributions150 helpful votes
We booked this last minute. The checkin was smith and quick. The desk clerk was friendly. The rooms were very clean. The big surprise for us was the elk that visited in the evenings right in the front lawn. We had one small issue with our key but after a phone call it was fixed right away. If eve in the area again we would stay here.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Leslie Peng, General Manager at Discovery Lodge
Responded 14 Sep 2020
Thank you for staying with us! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Discovery Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Discovery Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Brownfield's (0.8 km), Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures (0.9 km), and Aspen and Evergreen Gallery (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Discovery Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Discovery Lodge?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Discovery Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Discovery Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Discovery Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kind Coffee, SEASONED-An American Bistro, and The Egg Of Estes.
Is Discovery Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Estes Park.
Are pets allowed at Discovery Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Discovery Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, Chinese, Czech, and Slovak.
Does Discovery Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Discovery Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.