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The Estes Park Required Reading List

While there are endless official guidebooks telling you exactly where to go, when to go, and how to go, there are some unofficial “guide books” that might inspire you as well. Whether that's searching for ghosts at the Stanley, summiting Longs Peak in a dress or just getting outside and doing things…

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10 Reasons to Visit Estes Park This Spring

…As if you need that many. Just get up here already! You Can Beat the Crowds The summer season is the big show around Estes Park. That’s when vacancies are slim and national park entrances peak—for the season. We track visitation pretty closely (it’s our job), and we can tell you pretty definitively…

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5 Perfect Winter Weekend Itineraries in Estes Park

Surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Rocky Mountains, Estes Park, Colorado, is arguably at its most beautiful in the winter. Elk wander the golf courses blanketed in white. The picturesque, quaint downtown looks every bit like something you’d see inside of a snow globe. Lodging rates drop in…

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New Year's Eve in Estes Park

Celebrate the start of 2020, say goodbye to 2019 and have some fun with us in Estes Park for New Year's Eve. Here are the places to dance the night away, eat to your heart's content and enjoy some live music. New Year's Eve Bash with Chain Station The Rock Inn at 10:00 PM Chain Station and other…

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Does Estes Park Close in the Winter?

It’s an honest question we in Estes Park hear frequently. The short answer is no, Estes Park does not close in the winter. Read on to get some clarification – and to find out why you should visit the town of Estes Park this winter. Reason number one why Estes Park does not close in the winter: Estes…

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Christmas 2019 in Estes Park

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. With the elk jingle belling… or maybe just hanging out around town, strolling the golf course. But just because the elk aren’t jingle-belling, and don’t have red, light-up noses, doesn’t mean Estes isn’t the perfect Christmas destination and a great way to…

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Giving Thanks to Estes

With Thanksgiving right around the corner we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to gush about why we’re oh so thankful for Estes. Where do we begin?! We are thankful for our guests who put in the effort to leave no trace and for the ones that keep coming back. We are thankful for how our…

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Thanksgiving 2019 in Estes Park

It’s the holiday season… and Estes is buzzing with ways to celebrate Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is about coming together and giving thanks for the beautiful things in your life. What better place to do that than in Estes Park? Leave the stress of cooking to these places so you have more time to…

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Spooky Estes Stories Best Told Around The Fire

It’s that time of the year where we all find joy in scaring ourselves and convincing each other of the supernatural. Read on for some Estes spookiness… if you dare. The Haunting at the Baldpate Inn In 1911, Gordon and Ethel Mace built a classic log cabin for themselves and several smaller…

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Pick your perfect coffee shop

There are ten coffee shops in our little mountain town. What sets each apart is not the selection of specialty lattes or the type of roast used – each and every cup is delicious (and yes, we are biased but hey, it’s true!) – but the shop itself. These shops are more than just coffee. Read on to find…

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