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General Policies

Sales Tax: 5.7% (subject to change)

Note that this tax is 5% lower than most of the hotels in Estes Park!

We do request a two-night minimum stay. We try to work in one night stays whenever possible.

PLEASE - No overnight guest additions upon arrival. Cancellations or changes made upon arrival will not be accepted and reservation will be charged as originally made. Estes Lake Lodge does not have daily maid service. All linens and kitchen items are furnished. Towels can be exchanged upon request and additional towels can be picked up from our office. Estes Lake Lodge does not have telephones, so please bring your cell phone.

Deposit and Cancellation Policies

Deposits: When booking online through our website, we request the first half of your reservation plus tax as a deposit. Cancellations: We have a $50 cancellation fee per room for each reservation. Refund of your deposit, minus the $50, is guaranteed if the reservation is canceled at least 30 days prior to the arrival date. Reservations canceled within 30 days of scheduled arrival date will result in forfeit of the one night plus tax deposit. For families or parties renting more than one cottage, there is a 60-day cancellation notice, and a $100 cancellation fee per room reserved. Sorry, NO refunds for early departures.

If you book through a third-party website, that reservation is likely nonrefundable in full, depending on the policies of that website.

Very Important Note

We strive to depict Estes Lake Lodge and our location exactly as it is. We are NOT "in the forest," "secluded," "remote" or "on the river." We are located off of Hwy 36, which gives us amazing views of the Town of Estes Park, Lake Estes, and the Continental Divide and Mummy Range. Because of such beautiful views, we are not hidden away in a nestle of trees far away from everyone. We are located in Estes Park, which means that we are conveniently located to Rocky Mountain National Park, The Town of Estes Park, and all the fun to be had in both locations! We really want you to be satisfied with your stay, but keep in mind that even if Estes Park or Estes Lake Lodge isn’t exactly “how you imagined” it, you will be responsible for your entire stay.

Most hotels in Estes Park do not have air conditioning because of the temperate climate in Estes Park. We do not have air conditioning at this time. The weather, for the most time, does not require air conditioning. 

Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and debit cards are accepted for your balance due upon arrival.


Make Estes Lake Lodge your base camp for hiking, but please respect the following occupancy maximums.

  • The Mountainside Lodge: Max Occupancy 2
  • The Lakeside Lodge: Max Occupancy 2
  • The Lakeside Manor House: Max Occupancy 8

Our rooms are perfect for couples or two adults for the most part. All of the Mountainside Lodge rooms are at a max occupancy of 2.

Please note the number of people allowed in each room. These numbers include adults and children.

Please note that the above maximum numbers of occupants that will be accepted in each room. If you arrive with more guests or additional guests, we will have to ask some of your party to find additional accommodations.

Check-In Time

After 3 p.m. Please call ahead to notify us if you will be arriving later than the designated check-in time. We will make arrangements for late check-ins. Just let us know so we can plan for your arrival!

Check-out Time

By 10 a.m.

All Rooms are Non-Smoking

We ask that smokers be considerate of their neighbors and smoke away from any open windows and the lodge rooms, this includes porches or decks. If anyone smokes inside, they are liable for the cost of returning the room or lodge to non-smoking status and for any loss of business incurred, which could amount to a minimum of $100 up to $500.

Pet Policy

No pets allowed at Estes Lake Lodge. Anyone in violation of this policy will be asked to leave and you will forfeit the remainder of your stay. Additionally, you will be responsible for the cost to return the room to rental status and any lost business, which could be between $100 and $500 fine.

If you are looking to book and you have a dog with you, please consider our sister property, Colorado Cottages. You can check out Colorado Cottage’s website at

Group Reunions & Weddings

Keep in mind that most of our guests are couples or friends looking to wake up early and hit the trails, so if you are booking a large group, reunion, or wedding party, you will need to set that up with us. Just give us a call at your earliest convenience. We want to make sure that you will be comfortable at Estes Lake lodge and that the right rooms to accommodate your group are available—and that our other guests will also have a great stay!

Any group rentals for weddings, reunions, or larger groups require additional non-refundable deposits.

(970) 779-7455 | | 1850 N St. Vrain Estes Park, CO 80517

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