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Idlewilde by the River

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Bettendorf, Iowa
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Loved the constant sound of rushing water, the beautiful surroundings and peaceful environment. It was great being so close to RMNP! The cabin was spotless and the management showed great hospitality. Can't wait to go back!

Thank Julie O
Frisco, Texas
Reviewed 10 August 2015

I had a great time at Idlewilde by the River. The location was great because it was not right in the middle of downtown but it wasn't too far out. The management was great and very friendly. My favorite thing was waking up in the morning and having my morning coffee by the river.

Thank Jenny C
Reviewed 10 August 2015

4 Families: 1 from the state of Washington, 1 from Wisconsin, 1 from Minnesota, 1 from Illinois all met at Idlewilde for a 5 night stay. Our cabins were perfect for each family and were located close to the river so that we all enjoyed the sound of rushing water tumbling over the rocks. The cabins were all well appointed...

Thank Janet L
Liberty, Missouri
Reviewed 3 August 2015

For at least twenty years we've spent a week or two at Idlewilde. In fact, we never leave until we're booked for next year. This summer, new owners have taken over and with them upgraded sofas and tv sets. So our perfect stay was made even more perfect. The river was more beautiful than ever and ten steps from our...

Thank GGMaSue19
Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 25 July 2015

Majority of cabins right on the Big Thompson river. Small showers but cabins are old (although updated) and it would be a major re-do to enlarge them. Clean. Friendly managers. Close to RMNP. Family friendly

Thank Kathy C
Evergreen, Colorado
Reviewed 20 July 2015

We stayed in Shemira (cabin 11) and also Olaha (cabin 6)... both are two bedroom cabins with a cute little dining booth, a mini kitchen with everything and more than a motor home...and a lovely living room with a large brown leather sofa... and TV that you probably would never turn on while you are there. The grounds are right...

Thank Geojourneyman
Prescott, Iowa
Reviewed 13 July 2015

My family and I stayed at Idlewilde Linger Longer cabin by the river and LOVED it!! Cabin was perfect for our size family, great accommodations! Staff are wonderful to work with and quick to respond to questions. Our family vacation was a BLAST !! Thanks so much for providing such a wonderful place to stay!! Kathy

Thank kathy101663
Reviewed 5 July 2015

My whole family was there after our Daughters wedding. My daughter picked this cabin and it was awesome. We had BBQ by the River, we sat around listening to the river. Being so close to nature was great. The cabins were cozy, clean and so comfortable. The Managers were so nice made you feel so comfortable. Definitely we want to...

Thank Titogomez
Springfield, Missouri
Reviewed 1 July 2015

First time staying at Idlewilde. My family and I stayed in the Lingerlonger Cabin for a week. We had a great time in Estes Park and the cabin in literally five minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park. The Big Thompson River runs right behind the cabin and is a great place to kick back and relax. The cabin provides all...

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

We have stayed here twice over the years and I love it! Staff is very caring and accommodating. Cabins are clean and spacious for families. River runs right behind cabins and it's so relaxing.I will never stay anywhere else while in Estes Park.

Thank Joverton01

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Description: Located in beautiful Estes Park Colorado near Rocky Mountain National Park, Idlewilde By The River offers many different styles of cabins to meet your individual needs. Idlewilde is located on the banks of the Big Thompson River. The sound of the rushing water is highly audible throughout the resort during most of the season. With Idelwilde's close proximity to Estes Park, there are hundreds of specialty shops, galleries, and restaurants for your enjoyment. Rocky Mountain National Park's west entrance is just 1 mile from Idlewilde. ... more   less 

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Address: 2282 Colorado Hwy 66, Estes Park, CO 80517
Region: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Idlewilde By The River Hotel Estes Park
Idlewilde By The River Estes Park, CO
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“Take a cabin right on the river. It will be worth the few extra dollars. We have mobility issues and this property worked well for us.”
 of 5 bubbles ontheroad29, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Stay by the river!!!”
  • Bull Elk outside the front door of the cabin
 of 5 bubbles lsfireman, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I would opt for a cabin closer to the river.”
 of 5 bubbles lorip273, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“These are rustic cabins on the Big Thompson.”
 of 5 bubbles GGMaSue19, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The view of the river make this a great place to stay.”
 of 5 bubbles dansR3411RG, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
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