Discovery Lodge

3.0 star property
Mountain lodge within easy reach of The Stanley Hotel

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Discovery Lodge

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Balcony Queen | Front of property
Discovery King | Laptop workspace, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
Discovery King | Bathroom | Combined shower/tub, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels

Overview of Discovery Lodge


Very Good

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Laundry facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Free WiFi
The price is $137
Price available on 10/22/2023
800 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park, CO, 80517
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Outdoor pool access
  • Ski rentals
  • Ski storage
  • Spa tub
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Computer station
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Water dispenser
  • Laundry service
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Playground on site
  • Microwave
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels

Room options

Balcony Double Queen

  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

Discovery King

  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Standard King

  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Discovery Double Queen

  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

Balcony Queen

  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

2 Bedroom Queen Suite

  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Queen Bed and 2 Double Beds

Standard Queen

  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Grand Estates
  • The Stanley Hotel - 15 min walk
  • Rocky Mountain National Park - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Fort Collins, CO (FNL-Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal) - 57 min drive


  • Cousin Pat's Pub & Grill - 2 min drive
  • McDonald's - 7 min walk
  • Estes Park Pie Shop & Bakery - 8 min walk
  • The Grubsteak Restaurant - 18 min walk
  • Lonigan's - 17 min walk

About this property

Discovery Lodge

When you stay at Discovery Lodge, you'll be just a 5-minute drive from Rocky Mountain National Park and The Stanley Hotel. Guests can enjoy the spa tub, and hiking/biking trails, kayaking, and mountain biking are nearby. A snack bar/deli and a garden are offered, and in-room conveniences include refrigerators and microwaves. Fellow travelers say good things about the overall property condition.


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 COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) and Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 59 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests can choose to either self-clean the property prior to check-out, or pay an additional cleaning fee of USD 250 (exact amount varies) at check-out

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, 3 total)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Restrictions apply*
  • Pets must be supervised


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms (speed: 500+ Mbps (good for 6+ people or 10+ devices))


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Water dispenser

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Playground

What to do

  • Fishing
  • Bicycle tour information
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Ski equipment rentals
  • Ski storage


  • 5 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1966
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Bicycle parking
  • Spa tub
  • At least 80% of food locally-sourced
  • Humane treatment of captive wild animals
  • At least 10% of profits reinvested in community & sustainability
  • At least 80% lighting from LEDs
  • Water dispenser
  • Reusable tableware only


  • Handrails in stairways
  • Closed captioned TV
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Portable fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi (speed of 500+ Mbps (good for 6+ people or 10+ devices))
  • Free long-distance and local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • LED light bulbs
  • Recycling
  • Water-efficient showers only
  • Water-efficient toilets only
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 10 per night
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds


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

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 masks, 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; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

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

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) and Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global).


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.
This property does not have elevators.
This property uses solar energy.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector on site.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.
This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Also known as

Discovery Estes Park
Discovery Lodge
Discovery Lodge Estes Park
Discovery Hotel Estes Park
Discovery Motel Estes Park
Discovery Lodge Lodge
Discovery Lodge Estes Park
Discovery Lodge Lodge Estes Park

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Discovery 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.
How much does it cost to stay at Discovery Lodge?
As of Oct 1, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Discovery Lodge on Oct 22, 2023 start from $137, 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.
Are pets allowed at Discovery Lodge?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 3 total. There's a charge of USD 20 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Discovery Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking. Free RV/bus/truck parking is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Discovery Lodge?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Discovery Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with onsite winter activities like skiing. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours and hunting. Relax in the spa tub or enjoy the use of other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden. Discovery Lodge also has access to a nearby outdoor pool.
What's the area around Discovery Lodge like?
Discovery Lodge is located on the Strip in Grand Estates, a short 15-minute walk from The Stanley Hotel and 15 minutes' walk from Lake Estes.



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8/10 Very Good

Jennifer, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Richard, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Just ok.
Hotel was ok. Some improvements have been made (bathroom). Bed is very old and uncomfortable. Linens are also very old. Carpet was disgustingly dirty. We found this out thanks to a wet towel on the floor. Driveway is very hidden off the main road. Also, very dangerous to exit. Only benefits if this hotel is the drive up parking spot and the plethora of elk that came down to the golf course next door. I would not stay here again.
Ami, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice place to stay
The room was very clean. Front desk was good. Breakfast was Okay. The night was very quiet. You can see elks around the lodge, which was very nice.
Xinhai, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Rustic appeal
Pleasant help clean rustic appeal GREAT shower adequate breakfast convent location
Kathryn, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Julia, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Building is old and run down. Old furniture, no coffee maker, not even instant coffee or cup is provided. Night light switch ought to be replace.
1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very Good

Unique cute place.
Amy, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Philippe, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Pretty good & convenient, but could be better
Pretty good motel for two nights. Close to equestrian center which was important for us and to the town's Visitor Center (nicest one we've seen). There are some things that detracted: very small bathroom, smoke alarm was a wall-plug in over in a corner, breakfast had some good items but after two days it got old -- cheese omelets with fake cheese, hash browns, and sausage links. Nice duck/goose pond, but where there are geese there's also poop! Had to prepay. They offered early check-in but would've charged us $20, even though the room was ready at 1pm (check-in time was 4pm). We declined.
David, 2-night trip
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