Rocky Mountain Lodging Inside the Park
Rocky Mountain National Park has no lodging inside the park boundaries. Estes Park, the town on the eastern side of the park, has a large number of lodging options. Grand Lake, on the “quiet” west side of the park, also has several options.
Rocky Mountain Lodging Near the Park
Lodging in Estes Park
The town of Estes Park is just outside the main section of the park on the east side, and provides full services, including lodging. Estes Park offers services all year, although they are much reduced in the winter months, and many places are closed.
Distance to Park Entrance: 3.9 miles
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Lodging in Grand Lake
On the west side, the town of Grand Lake is adjacent to the park and the western end of Trail Ridge Road. Grand Lake has fewer choices than Estes Park, but is also less crowded. The eastern side of the park is not accessible from Grand Lake outside of summer time. The ski community of Winter Park is less than an hour from the Grand Lake Entrance as well.
Vacation Rentals near Rocky Mountain
Vacation rentals include a wide variety of lodging types, including cabins, apartments, private homes and more. They can sometimes be more economical for families or larger groups, and tend to offer the comforts of home. They are usually managed by individuals. Take care to confirm the location of the rental before booking, and that it is indeed near Rocky Mountain.