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Historic Hotels: The Golden Leaf Inn’s Arts & Crafts Style

July 11, 2018

One of several Colorado historic hotels, The Golden Leaf Inn is nestled on a hill just above Elkhorn Lodge, also an historic place in Estes Park, Colorado. Built in the early 20th century and recently refurbished, the Inn holds true to the Arts & Crafts style of its origin while also offering many modern amenities […]

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The Story of Our Historic B&B: Arts and Crafts Style

March 28, 2018

Welcome to our historic B&B nestled just outside of downtown in Estes Park, CO. We invite you on a visual tour of the many Arts and Crafts style facets of The Golden Leaf Inn. Built in the early 1920s, this home provides all the modern amenities along with the character of its original design, carefully […]

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Craftsman Style Lodging: Exploring its History and Characteristics

January 31, 2018

The beautiful Golden Leaf Inn was built in 1921 at the end of the Arts and Crafts Era of architecture and still maintains much of its original character and charm today. With its low gabled roof, built in cabinetry and many windows that invite the light, it displays many characteristics of craftsman style lodging. Let’s […]

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What it Means to be Part of History in Estes Park, CO

January 4, 2018

Estes Park, CO is a delightful, historic town! Home to Rocky Mountain National Park headquarters, the town of Estes Park can be enjoyed year-round! Records show that it has been enjoyed for about 12,000 years beginning with ancient inhabitants and then Native American Ute and Arapaho tribes. In the 1800s, explorers headed west and arrived […]

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Holiday Recipes for a Scrumptious Thanksgiving Breakfast or Snack

November 21, 2017

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and everyone is looking for those new holiday recipes that will set this year apart from any other. Whether you’re hosting a large number of people for the Thanksgiving holiday or having a relaxed, simple weekend at home, we’ve got a few ideas for you! Here are a couple […]

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Is US 34 Open This Season? How to Get to Estes Park Without US 34

November 9, 2017

Coloradans have been asking the question, “Is US 34 open this season?” We are happy to inform you that Estes Park is open for business over the winter season, but US 34 is closed for repairs from the flood of 2013. This closure specifically affects those traveling to Estes Park from Loveland, Fort Collins and […]

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Top 10 Reasons You Should Visit Estes Park in the Fall & Winter

October 12, 2017

As the seasons change, you’ll find a whole new set of things to do in Estes Park! Crowds give way to beautiful changing colors, cool days, and a warming hot tub at The Golden Leaf Inn. Start planning your getaway by looking at all the fun autumn and winter activities in the Rocky Mountains! Rocky […]

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Watch the bull elk sparring

September 26, 2017

Check out this video of a couple of young bull elk sparring during the rut season. Listen to their high pitched, almost whines as they knock antlers, wrestling like young boys as they discover their strength and develop their new found skills. Notice that they are not really fighting as much as playing. We know […]

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See the leaves turn golden in Estes Park

September 21, 2017

Every fall the changing of the leaves is particularly exquisite in Rocky Mountain National Park. As the aspen leaves turn their golden color and flutter in the breeze, they come alive with a fresh sparkle, inspiring creativity wherever you look. Come paint or sketch the scenes of fall, or hike to one of the many […]

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Elk Bugling in Rocky Mountain National Park

Planning Your Trip to Estes Park During the Peak Elk Rut Season

September 11, 2017

Known nationwide for its stunning mountains and alpine tundra, every fall Rocky Mountain National Park also becomes the place to be to see the elk rut! From mid-September to mid-October each year, the elk rut is the elk’s annual mating season where the elk come down to the montane meadows. During this time you can […]

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Rocky Mountain National Park Lodging

Celebrate Our 5 Year Anniversary with $50 Off a 2-Night Stay at The Golden Leaf Inn

September 7, 2017

Looking for upscale lodging to stay at near Rocky Mountain National Park this winter? Guests that book their 2-night (or more!) stay this winter at The Golden Leaf Inn before September 30, 2017, will receive a special offer of $50 off! Bookings can be made by calling (970) 577-1766. The Golden Leaf Inn is a […]

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