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Sales Tax: 14.2% (subject to change)
We require a two-night minimum stay starting Memorial day weekend through October. We will book one night stays if 2 nights are not available.
Please call us to see if a one night stay is available for your desired date.

Our cottages do not have daily maid service. All linens and kitchen items are furnished. Towels can be exchanged upon request. All cottages have private bathrooms with shower. Iris, Bluebird, Wood Lily, The Bear’s Den, and The Beaver Hut have tub/shower combination baths. Our cottages do not have telephones, so please bring your cell phone.
Deposits: Online reservations: 50% of your total reservation will be charged to your credit card when you make your reservation.
Cancellations: If you cancel within 14 days before the date of your stay, we will refund you 100% of your deposit. If you cancel within fewer than 14 days of your stay you will lose your deposit. If you cancel 24hrs or less before your stay we will charge you the full amount. 
NOTE: If you book through a third-party website, that reservation may be non-refundable in full, depending on the policies of that website. 

We strive to depict our cottages and location exactly as it is. We are NOT "in the forest", "secluded", "remote," or "on the river." We are, however, on a quiet residential road, yet near restaurants and a grocery store and about as close to the main gate to RMNP as you can get. We also have spectacular Continental Divide views from our property.
Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express and debit cards are accepted for your balance due upon arrival.

Most hotels in Estes Park do not have air conditioning because of the temperate climate in Estes Park.
The weather, for the most time, does not require air conditioning. If you need AC for your stay, you can check availability at our sister location, Estes Lake Lodge, at

Our cottages are cozy. Please note the number of people allowed in each cottage. These numbers include adults and children. We ourselves come from large families and we love seeing families at Colorado Cottages, but our cottages are historic and quite small. We need to protect our cottages so our future guests will enjoy them. Timberline, for example, has been on our property for over 100 years! We want to protect it so it will be around another 100 years! 
Please note that these are the maximum numbers of occupants that will be accepted in each cottage:
Timberline: 2 people
Iris: 2 people
Bear’s Den: 6 people
Bluebird: 2 adults, 1 child/teenager
Wood Lily: 2 people
Columbine: 4 people
Longs Peak: 4 people 
Indian Paintbrush: 2 people
Wild Rose: 2 adults and a pull-out couch that could comfortably accommodate 2 children or one other adult.
Hummingbird: 2 adults and a pull-out couch that could comfortably accommodate 2 children or one other adult.
Chickadee: 2 adults and a pull-out couch that could comfortably accommodate 2 children or one other adult.
Beaver Hut: 2 adults and there is a day bed with a pull-out twin bed under it. It would be comfortable for 2 or 3 children or 1 adult and a child.
Check-in is after 3pm, but the rooms are often ready before then. If your room is ready, there will be a manila envelope with your name on it in the office. Check-out is 10am. Please help yourself to the games, books, and DVDs in the office.
We ask that smokers be considerate of their neighbors and smoke OUTSIDE away from any open windows.
Dogs are allowed in all the cottages, except Longs Peak. The Bear’s Den even has a doggy door and a fenced yard! Please do not leave your dog alone if it is going to bark while you are gone.
Additional fee: $15 for each dog for each night of your stay
Our property is not ideal for weddings, family reunions, or large groups because it is small. Most of our cottages are for couples looking to wake up early and hit the trails. That said, it is possible that our cottages could work for your retreat or larger party—just give us a call first at your earliest convenience. We want to make sure that you will be comfortable on our property and that the right cottages 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.
Our sister property, Estes Lake Lodge, is a GREAT property for reunions! Check out our website at
Colorado Cottages  |  1241 High Drive, Estes Park, CO 80517  |  970-779-7455  |

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