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Ponderosa Lodge Information


Nestled in the pines on the banks of the Fall River, the Ponderosa Lodge offers warm, individually decorated rooms, a hot tub, Wi-Fi, riverside picnic area, patio with grill, playground & the cooling breezes of the Ponderosa pines for which the lodge is named. A part of Estes Park since the mid-50’s, the new Ponderosa Lodge was built in 1982 after the waters of the Lawn Lake flood completely destroyed the original buildings. Today the Ponderosa offers warm, individually decorated rooms, lots of summer flowers, and the cooling breezes of the Ponderosa pines for which the lodge is named. In the winter, the Ponderosa offers a warm respite after a day exploring Rocky Mountain National Park on foot, on snowshoes or on cross country skis. Only an hour’s drive from Eldora Mountain ski area, the Ponderosa Lodge and the town of Estes Park serve as home base for downhill, telemark and cross country skiers. Throughout the winter, the Ponderosa is the perfect place for a romantic weekend, or just a quiet get-away from the Denver metropolitan area.


  • BBQ/Picnic area
  • Books, DVD, games
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • WiFi internet
  • Meet & greet service
  • Cleaning service
  • Ice machine
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Express check in
  • Express check out
  • Kitchen/kitchenette
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Dangerous animals on property
  • Library


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Secure parking
  • Accessible parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's books, videos, games
  • Children's play area

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Bird watching
  • Fishing
  • Fly fishing
  • Mountain biking
  • Walking
  • Water activities
  • Adventure
  • Backpacking
  • Card, board, video games
  • Cooking
  • Family fun
  • Games, chess, cards
  • Mountain sports
  • Wild life


We can offer a bar for the shower, a stool and a ground level room if available. Given our location we are not able to accomodate individuals that are wheelchair dependant.


Check in: 3:30 PM till 10:00 PM
Early check-in available on request
Check out: 11:00 AM
Late check-out available on request
Child Policy: No preference
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pets: No pets
Accommodation type: Motel
Booking Terms and Conditions


  • Road from Denver (65.0 miles)

    From Denver, you can reach us by heading North on I-25. Take the Lyons, Rocky Mountain National Park exit from North Longmont. The exit takes you to Hwy. 66 and feeds into Longmont. Stay straight until you reach Lyons. In Lyons, turn right at the last light on Hwy. 36. Follow the road up the canyon to Estes Park. After Lake Estes, you will come to 2 stoplights, go straight at both. We are 2 miles from the main light that feeds downtown Estes Park. Located on the left side look for our sign Ponderosa Lodge Down Here, turn in front of the sign and go down the dirt drive into the forested area. Continue on until you see the lodge and office to check in.

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