Murphy's River Lodge

481 West Elkhorn AveEstes Park80517USA
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About Murphy's River Lodge

Murphy's River Lodge is a 4-star dog-friendly bed and breakfast located along the Fall River.

The ensuite rooms have a coffee maker, flatscreen TV, DVD player, microwave, minifridge, air conditioning, heating, toiletries, and free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair accessibility is available. Some rooms have fireplaces (there is a fee for DuraFlame logs), and condos and vacation houses are also available.

Onsite parking is free for Murphy's River Lodge. There is a barbecue and picnic area, and a heated indoor pool. Laundry facilities are available.

A continental breakfast is complimentary. Smokin' Dave's BBQ & Taproom, Antonio's Real New York Pizza & Deli, Cafe De Pho Thai, Ed's Cantina & Grill, and Scratch Deli & Bakery are in close proximity to the lodge.

Rocky Mountain National Park is 11 miles away. Two popular sites, Fern Lake Trail, and Ouzel Falls, are within a 20 mile drive. Lumpy Ridge Trails are three miles away.


481 West Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO, 80517, USA
Telephone: +1(970)4805081 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

The staff are a pleasure to deal with

The inn's staff and hosts are great to be around, as they do everything they can to make your stay wonderful. They're your best source for directions and local knowledge, and are always readily available to assist with your plans and preferences.

Perfect location for walking around

Murphy's River Lodge is perfectly situated, so you can really make the most of the area, and walk to many eateries and sites of interest. It's easy to see local wildlife, and appreciate the scenic beauty that this region is known for.

Very nice place for canine companions

Guests traveling with their dogs are genuinely pleased with the accommodations for pups. The rooms are as cozy as the rooms just for people, and there's expansive outdoor space set aside for them.

Negative Reviews

Uncomfortable beds are a disappointment

The mattresses are too firm for many guests, which disappoints the expectations for plush and snugly beds. They're not old or worn out, but just on a less softer side than usually found in hotels of this caliber. Bring or ask for extra pillows or blankets to increase cushioning.

Lodge's rules are over-emphasized

It's annoying and somewhat insulting to see constant posted reminders about the lodge's rules. Many guests feel that a verbal review and perhaps a written summary are enough, rather than finding notes everywhere.

Traffic noise disrupts the tranquility

The soothing sounds of the river and wildlife are negated by loud foot and vehicle traffic going through the trails. You may prefer to use a fan or the A/C to cool off the room, so you can preserve the quiet.

Rating Overview

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8.9 out of 10 based on 1637 reviews