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Ponderosa Lodge

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Front of property
Outdoor spa tub
Outdoor spa tub
Outdoor spa tub
Family Cabin, River View (Riverside Cabin - 2 Story) | Balcony

Overview of Ponderosa Lodge

Ponderosa Lodge

2.5 star property
Mountain lodge in Estes Park

8.6/10 Fabulous

1,006 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
The price is $105
Price available on 2/5/2023
1820 Fall River Road, Estes Park, CO, 80517

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • The Stanley Hotel - 4 min drive
  • Rocky Mountain National Park - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Fort Collins, CO (FNL-Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal) - 62 min drive
  • Denver Intl. Airport (DEN) - 98 min drive
  • Area shuttle


  • Himalayan Curry & Kebob - 3 min drive
  • Nepal's Cafe - 3 min drive
  • Claire's Restaurant - 4 min drive
  • Seasoned - 4 min drive
  • The Grubsteak Restaurant - 4 min drive

About this property

Ponderosa Lodge

Ponderosa Lodge puts you just a 5-minute drive from Rocky Mountain National Park. Freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails. The helpful staff and location get good marks from fellow travelers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 19 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Guests will receive key retrieval information
  • If you are planning to arrive after 5:00 PM please contact the property in advance 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 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills

Traveling with children

  • Playground

What to do

  • Fishing
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)


  • 5 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1995
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library


  • Handrails in stairways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 35-inch TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Yard
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Dining table


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products provided

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>
Property Registration Number #146 Town of Estes Park

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Frequently asked questions

Does Ponderosa Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Ponderosa 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 Ponderosa Lodge?
As of Feb 3, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Ponderosa Lodge on Feb 5, 2023 start from $105, 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 Ponderosa Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Ponderosa Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Ponderosa Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Ponderosa Lodge?
You can check in from 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
What is there to do at Ponderosa Lodge and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as fishing. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Ponderosa Lodge?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Chicago's Best (2 mi), Himalayan Curry & Kebob (2.1 mi), and Claire's Restaurant (2.1 mi).
Does Ponderosa Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio and a yard.
What's the area around Ponderosa Lodge like?
Ponderosa Lodge is located by the river, a short 11-minute walk from Alluvial Fan. Travelers recommend the lodge for its quiet location.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

First time in Estes Park.
I was very satisfied with my stay. The place looks beautiful and well taken care of. I stayed in a cozy and comfortable suite and I have no complaints. I definitely will be back!
Heriberto, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

James, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Andrew, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

An amazing stay. Room was very clean with all the required amenities.
Mirza, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nicest host and very comfortable stay. Room had everything we needed and more with fresh baked cookies and local coffee.
Rachel, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A relaxing weekend getaway
What a nice lodge and the manager was so welcoming! Everything was truly perfect. From our balcony we saw elk drinking out of the river below us . The wood burning fire place made it special when we got back in late evening to relax ! We will definitely stay there again!
martina, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very Good

A nice little getaway
A nice little getaway from Estes Park and has direct access to Rocky Mountain National park. Just a quick drive down the road and your in Estes. It was just what we needed for our two-day stay!!
thomas, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Enjoyed stay.
Hotel staff was friendly. Room was very clean. Location was very close to national park and to downtown Estes. Bed was a bit hard and fireplace wouldn’t work. I would however stay there again.
Kristen, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The owner was there to help us with ANYTHING. We were leaving and our battery died. He helped us with everything. Even if it wasnt the battery. Fantastic place to stay. Scenery is BEAUTIFUL. Kids luvd the hot tub. WE ALL LUV ASPEN
Shana, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Rustic lodge along the Fall RIver
My daughter and grandson and I had a wonderful stay at the Ponderosa Lodge while we explored Estes Park after a spectacular drive on Trail Ridge Road . The next morning we saw small groups of elk each with a buck and 6-8 does. Also enjoyed the hot tub and the warm chocolate chip cookies on arrival
Gayle, 1-night family trip
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