Vacations often are as much about experiencing a new place as a desire for someone else to take care of us—to change the linens, to prepare meals, to pamper. It’s that warm, personalized hospitality that differentiates a stay at an Estes Park bed and breakfast—whether it be a historic home in the village, a cottage along the Big Thompson River or a secluded luxury home. Hearty breakfasts are served every morning, often featuring homemade baked goods, locally raised eggs or freshly squeezed juice. Proprietors happily share their knowledge of the best places to shop, eat dinner, hike, catch a sunset, observe wildlife and more. In those moments, a bed-and-breakfast stay is almost like visiting old friends.