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I've been coming to Estes for many years. I don't know how these cabins managed to elude me, but I am so glad I found them! My husband and I stayed here in the Ataloa cabin for our honeymoon the first week of October. I loved it so much I didn't want to leave. The cabin was right next to the river. I opened the window so I could hear the river at night. I love that sound so much. It was close enough to town but far enough away to get the peace that I was looking for. The cabin was VERY clean and well maintained. The owners keep the grounds very nice as well with firepits, a grill, everything you could possibly need. Every morning the elk would pass through the property. One was right behind our cabin munching on the bushes. A male was trying to herd his women that were all over the place and they jumped the river and went up the hill right across from our cabin. His bugle was amazing. One evening we even got visited by a group of wild turkeys. We plan on coming back every year for our anniversary.
We have been coming to Estes Park for many years and this was out first stay at Idlewilde. We do not see us staying any place else from now on! Very nice comfortable cabin on the river with everything you need. Deb and Larry are terrific and make you feel very welcome. Can't wait to return to Idlewilde by the River!!! Mic and Linda Vacek July 2015
Just left Riverside today and had a great stay. Have been to Ildewilde each year for 4 years now and the first time with Deb & Larry. What a nice couple, they make you feel right at home. They have already made a few changes and they are lovely, can't wait to see some more. Not that it wasn't great before, just better now!!!! Can't wait to see you next year.
This is a lovely cabin right by the river. It is rustic but comfortable and has a great little kitchen. The screened porch is an excellent spot to watch the hummingbirds and relax. Deb and Larry were great hosts. Thank you!
Actually sitting out front of Dun Wurkin right now, enjoying the sun and the roar of the river. New management have done great things to one if my favorite spots in the world. The cabin is small but perfect for two. New flooring, comfy bed, kitchen updated, clean and shower has plenty of hot water and good pressure. Beautiful lawn of about 25' between screened in porch and the Big Thompson, lots if pine trees. They've added a great shelter house for larger group gatherings by the hot tub (which is well maintained). Watched a bull elk wander by yesterday morning. Life is good, cabin is great, Idle Wilde is wonderful.
We loved it here and cannot wait until we return. Our only wish was that it was closer to our home so we could go more often. The cabin was everything we needed for two people, right by the creek and was so relaxing. Sitting out front on the morning while drinking coffee and reading a book is just such a simple memory that I will always take my mind back there. Highly recommend staying here! So close to all the activity but also far enough for some peace.
Tim and I chose to get married at Idlewilde cabins, as it held a special spot in my families hearts. The year before, we spent a long weekend with my family; our mom had terminal cancer and we wanted one final special vacation with her. She has since passed, and we are left with wonderful memories, sitting along side the river and just being together. One year later, Tim and I got married along side this same river. We rented 6 cabins for all of our famiies and celebrated with laughter, love, and new and old memories. Deb and Larry were wonderful hosts and were more then accommodating to help make our time here special once again. This is a little piece of heaven and we intend on coming back again!
This was our 4th trip in 5 years to RMNP and Estes Park. Each year we have stayed at Idlewilde by the River and each year we leave refreshed and rejuvenated. This year we stayed in Cannonball and we liked the upgrades over previous years. Deb and Larry were great hosts...although I'm sure every guest shows off the videos and pictures, they take the time to show their interest as if they are seeing something for the first time. Overall, I would rate this quiet and peaceful little haven a 10 out 10 stars. We will be back because the Mountains is in our blood and we will stay in Idlewilde because it is perfect. Michael and Ann Grant and Shelly
My parents gave me, my sister's and brother-in-laws a great Christmas present, a week with them in Estes Park. This was my first visit here and I loved it. Hope to bring some friends back with me in the future.
This was our second time staying at Idlewilde and won't be our last! We were made to feel welcome and our cabin was just the right size and near enough to the river to be lulled to sleep at night by the sounds of rushing water. Close enough to downtown Estes for convenience sake, but far enough to be among the pines, the river and the wildlife so that you feel a part of it all. This is by far one of our most favorite places!