When I took a seat at Table, the Stanley Hotel’s exceptional dining experience, I didn’t know a soul. I introduced myself to several of them on the veranda of The Lodge prior to the main event. This building, located directly to the east of the Stanley Hotel is, essentially, a smaller copy of its neighbor. … Read more
While we typically post stories in this blog about things to see and do in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park, today’s post is a slight departure. We take time to recognize two heroes in the Estes-Rocky area who recently passed from this earth. These are individuals who made a huge difference in our … Read more
A century ago the small village of Estes Park had dirt streets and board sidewalks. Livery stables lined Elkhorn Avenue. The Stanley Hotel was painted a mustard yellow and Stanley Steamer Mountain Wagons brought visitors up the narrow canyon roads. Only 117,000 people visited Rocky Mountain National Park. On April 17, 1917, the 317 year-round … Read more
When guests check into the upscale Rams Horn Village Resort, they find upscale cabins that offer mountain-style furnishings, blazingly fast WiFi and flat-screen TVs. After a hike in Rocky Mountain National Park, guests can relax by the pool or grill in front of their cabin before heading to downtown Estes Park for shopping and an … Read more
Downtown Estes Park took shape in 1905, when Loveland grocer Cornelius Bond formed the Estes Park Town Company and sold lots for $50 along newly formed Elkhorn Avenue.