ROOM RATES: $189-$269/night
MAX OCCUPANCY: 2 adults (18 and under not permitted overnight in lodge)
SIZE: Custom Queen bed, bath (772 square feet of indoor/outdoor space)
This suite has unobstructed river, mountain, and aspen grove views.
-Gas fireplace with authentic mossy rock stone
-Separate Sitting Area
-Enormous private (224 square feet) balcony with panoramic views
-Handcrafted barn wood & Old Hickory furnishings
-HDTV with Direct TV
-Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet
-Mini fridge with freezer
-Coffee maker with locally roasted coffee
-Oversized luxury shower with European glass
-Beekman 1802 brand amenities, hair dryer
-Unique with its own designer fabrics, colors, and charm
-Zoned heat control (no A/C)
-Smoke and pet free
Isabella Bird was an English explorer and adventurer. In her life she traveled throughout early North America, Asia, Europe and Australia — all the while supporting herself through writing about her adventures. While on a journey, she learned of a place that was supposedly, “the most beautiful country in all of the Americas”. She set out for Colorado, heading to the mountain town of Estes Park where she explored the valley and climbed the heights of Longs Peak. She is the second woman known to have summited it.
Bird’s guide, Jim Nugent – more famously known as the outlaw “Rocky Mountain Jim”, often accompanied her on her daily travels. The friendship between a genteel Englishwoman and an American mountain man became legendary.
She wrote of her Estes adventures in a 1879 book called A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains, made from a collection of letters she had written to relatives in Scotland. The book became wildly popular in Europe, thereby creating foreign interest in Estes Park. Bird was integral in the preservation of Estes Park and the establishment of Rocky Mountain National Park.
“I have dropped into the very place I have been seeking, but in everythingit exceeds all my dreams… The scenery is the most glorious I have ever seen, and is above us, around us, at every door.” – Isabella Bird, A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains