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Murphy's River Lodge

Overview of Murphy's River Lodge

Murphy's River Lodge

3.0 star property
Estes Park family-friendly lodge with indoor pool
The price is $83
Price available on 1/29/2023

9.0/10 Superb

1,008 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Non-smoking
481 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO, 80517

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Rocky Mountain National Park - 37 min walk
  • The Stanley Hotel - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Fort Collins, CO (FNL-Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal) - 59 min drive
  • Denver Intl. Airport (DEN) - 95 min drive
  • Area shuttle


  • Big Horn Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • The Grubsteak Restaurant - 7 min walk
  • Chicago's Best - 7 min walk
  • Himalayan Curry & Kebob - 9 min walk
  • Cafe de Pho-Thai - 11 min walk

About this property

Murphy's River Lodge

Murphy's River Lodge puts you just a 5-minute drive from Rocky Mountain National Park. Guests can get a morning swim in at the indoor pool, and the spa tub makes for a relaxing end to the day. The location and comfortable guestrooms get great marks from fellow travelers.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA), Safe Travels (WTTC - Global), and Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 37 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - anytime
  • Express check-out available
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Up to 2 children (16 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 2 per room)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Barbecue grills

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • Fishing
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Marina nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1983
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An indoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Video library


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Pool hoist on site


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Blender


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for USD 1.0 per day
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 15.0 per day


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 20 per pet, per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa tub, and guests under 14 years old are only allowed in the swimming pool and spa tub with adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of:

  • SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

The hotel's policy requires at least one guest 21 years or older in the room at all times. Minimum age to book a room at this hotel is 21 years of age.

Also known as

Murphy's Lodge
Murphy's River
Murphy's River Estes Park
Murphy's River Lodge
Murphy's River Lodge Estes Park
Murphy`s River Hotel Estes Park
Murphy's River Lodge Lodge
Murphy's River Lodge Estes Park
Murphy's River Lodge Lodge Estes Park

Frequently asked questions

Does Murphy's River Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Murphy's River Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Murphy's River Lodge?
As of Jan 28, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Murphy's River Lodge on Jan 29, 2023 start from $83, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Murphy's River Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Murphy's River Lodge?
Yes, there's an indoor pool. Guests have pool access from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Murphy's River Lodge?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room. There's a charge of USD 20 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Murphy's River Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Murphy's River Lodge?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Murphy's River Lodge and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as fishing. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa tub and an invigorating swim in the indoor pool. Murphy's River Lodge also has a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near Murphy's River Lodge?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Grubsteak Restaurant (7-min walk), Chicago's Best (7-min walk), and Himalayan Curry & Kebob (9-min walk).
What's the area around Murphy's River Lodge like?
Murphy's River Lodge is located by the river, a short 5-minute walk from Historic Estes Park and 8 minutes' walk from Historic Park Theatre. Travelers say the area is walkable and good for shopping.







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10/10 Exceptional

Great place!
Friendly staff, just a short walk from fun local shops. Will stay again
Jeffrey, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Nice comfortable room
Daryl, 2-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Leigha, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A home away from home!
Great views, comfortable and felt like a home away from home. Great location just north of the Estes shops and restaurants. The pool was enjoyable for the boys and wore them out quickly. The views of the creek and having a porch swing right outside the back of our lodge was very enjoyable.
Jaime, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Thanksgiving weekend 2022
Check-in was very easy. Staff was very friendly and helpful. I realized late that I forgot to ask for a pet friendly room and, even though they were sold out they were able to find another guest checking in that day they could change rooms with. They send a text message with a link that gave instructions and allowed for pre registration. We walked in and just had to show ID and keys were handed over. All of Downtown Estes Park is within walking distance. The free trolly stop is 30 yards from the property and runs up and down the main drag every 15 mins for those who cant or don't want to walk. Is is especially nice on cold & windy days!
Steven, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Family trip to Estes Park
Very comfortable place to stay, great location close to downtown area and within walking distance. Staff was welcoming and kind, reached out after the first night to ensure everything was OK in our room. Breakfast was OK, more warm options would be great but was consistent with the continental description. Pool area was clean a nice option during the winter months.
Danielle, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Giles, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful weekend in Estes
Room was clean and our stay was great
James, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Cute & affordable hotel close to town
We had a wonderful stay here! We had a value room with a porch on the creek and it was just so peaceful. The value room was still spacious and the perfect size for our needs. Only comments I have are that continental breakfast wasn’t much of a breakfast. We ended up going into town to eat. Also the vending machines could use some work. Both of those things were very minor though and we truly enjoyed our stay.
Gabrielle, 2-night trip
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