Horrible place to stay. We rented the deluxe cabin, which was not very deluxe. Water pressure so low one could not shower. Paper thin walls. Fireplace did not work. Do not pay attention to the pictures on their web site as they do not give a fair representation of the facility. Also a noisy place, as it is adjacent to a busy highway. For $170 a night we could have had a nice hotel where there was service, was clean, and everything worked.
We just got our KOA card last month so we called the KOA in Estes Park and made a reservation for our anniversary trip. Let me say up front, it rained alot, it was chilly, it was gray. We knew this before we went, we LOVE this weather in the mountains!!!! It was not the weather, it was the campground hosts. Do they own this place or are they hires hosts??? Ignorance and Apathy...I don't know and I don't care! There were many many open spaces in the campground. These spaces were open when we arrived, the next morning, the next evening and, yes, on Sunday morning. We were packed in at the end of the third tier like sardines! I am not kidding. We could not have fit a chair in between our 5th wheel rear side door and the neighbors motorhome slideout. We had to turn sideways to walk between them. NO WAY we could get a couple of feet of awning out to have a raincover for opening/closing our door as we came and went. Our neighbor had to get the campground host(s) (the guy who had nothing to say....not even hello) to get the motor home parked crosswise in front of him to move so this neighbor could get hooked up to leave.
So, are we suppose to TIP these people to get a decent space????or what??? We are new to KOA and probably soon to depart. This was so Walmart parking lot, except they are free!!!! We paid, after discount, $39.60 per night plus taxes to try not not hit our heads on our neighbor's slide.
Mary's Lake campground is MUCH roomier, has a pool (the KOA has nothing but overpriced pancakes and a rip-off store), and has comparable prices to a discount KOA price. We won't stay here again! I would rather say in a Walmart parking lot!!!. Do Not Stay Here!!!!
Other detriments: Highway runs right past the front door of the store, Estes Lake Dam Spillway across the street is loud, town is too far to walk, and yes the horses are next door but there are at least 100 of them and they do stink.
Oh, if you like to sit outside, cook outside, CAMP, this is not the place. Plan on no room for your awning, no room for your grill, no room for your kids to play except 10 ft from the highway, and a cordial invitation to get your dog and get out without a refund. Here is a direct quote from the "Guest Services Guide": Please follow my rules or I might just drag you down the road to some other place to stay without stopping to get any refund."
Other than that...they have lots of KOA Kabins and lots of big wide spaces, we just didn't know how to score one!!!! I absolutely will not tip the KOA hosts or the golfcart driver on top of the overpriced campsite to give me room to breath. I will stay somewhere else!!! I have stayed at other KOA's. This is TERRIBLE!! This place should not have a KOA sign!
August 15th to 17th, 2 nights, $85.30 total, 1-2 people, checkout time is 11:00am.
Another quote from the Guest Services Guide: "I hate barking dogs..." Hey, guess what??? My dog hates nobody.
This place is super lame. Not only are you squished like 2 feet in between each of your "camping" neighbors, but it is also right next to the highway so all night long you get to hear traffic zooming by. Also, and this really kills me THEY LIED TO ME ABOUT THE RATES (see story below)
I called this KOA in hopes of finding a cheap place to stay. I went over the price of the campsite and the minimum two day sstay with the lady at the campground and determined that a two night stay at 20$ a night (which is what she told me) was much cheaper than paying 90$ for the motel accross the street. However upon arriving home I checked my bank account only to find that for two days (when I was ony there for one) was really 87$ and some change. I was livid and when I called the KOA to talk to the owner about fixing the problem I was informed to have a nice day because I was not lied too and they would not elp to right the situation. Funny though because if I had been told of the FULL price upfront when I was reserving my site I would have said no since I only needed to be in Estes Park for one night and 90$ could get me motel for one night that would make much more sense than paying 45$ for two nights to camp somewhere when I am only going to be for one.
Amenities:Television. Microwave Oven. Fireplace. In Room Wireless Internet Access (Free). Kitchen/Kitchenette. Fan. Non Smoking Rooms. Television (Cable/Satellite). Refrigerator. DVD/VCR. Coffee
Maker. Radio/Alarm Clock. Private bathroom. In Room Wireless Internet Access. Hotel Details:Hot Tub. Smoke Alarm in ...
Near Rocky Mtn Natl Park. Amenities:Television (Cable/Satellite). Non Smoking Rooms. Television. Fireplace. Kitchen/Kitchenette. Hotel Details:20 Rooms. Smoke Alarm in Rooms.
Common/Public Areas Accessible to Wheelchairs. Fishing.