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Discovery Lodge

Discovery Lodge welcomes two dogs of any size in designated rooms for an additional fee of $20 per pet, per night. Crated dogs may be left in the room unattended for short periods of time only. There is a dog park with waste stations on the property, and a pond with walking trails. Cats are not accepted.
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Room Types
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    • 2 queen beds, 2 sofa beds
    • Up to 6 people
    • Pet fee additional
    Room details
    2 Queen Beds and 2 Double Sofa Beds

    Overlooking the water

    Relax - Fireplace

    Internet - Free WiFi 500+ Mbps (good for 6+ people or 10+ devices)

    Entertainment - Flat-screen TV, premium channels, and DVD player

    Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker

    Sleep - Blackout drapes/curtains and bed sheets

    Bathroom - Shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer

    Practical - Free long-distance calls, free newspaper, and iron/ironing board; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request

    Comfort - Fresh bed sheets (on request), fresh towels (on request), and air conditioning

    Accessibility - Closed-captioned TV

    Eco-friendly - Recycling bin and LED light bulbs

    Need to Know - Housekeeping on request, toothbrush and toothpaste not available

    Non-Smoking, pet friendly

    Room is accessed via exterior corridors

    Room Amenities

    • Heating
    • Non-Smoking
    • Television
    • Local maps
    • Closed captioned TV
    • Guidebooks or recommendations
    • Change of bed sheets (on request)
    • Laptop-friendly workspace
    • Pet-friendly room
    • Blackout drapes/curtains
    • Refrigerator
    • Wardrobe or closet
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Free WiFi
    • Change of towels (on request)
    • Number of beds - 1
    • Access via exterior corridors
    • Phone
    • Free local calls
    • WiFi speed - 500+ Mbps (good for 6+ people or 10+ devices)
    • Restaurant dining guide
    • Towels provided
    • Portable fan
    • Premium TV channels
    • Bedsheets provided
    • Recycling
    • LED light bulbs
    • Shower only
    • Wireless internet access
    • Toothbrush and toothpaste not available
    • DVD player
    • Shower/tub combination
    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer
    • Air conditioning
    • TV size: 40
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Housekeeping on request
    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
    • Fireplace
    • Flat-panel TV
    • Microwave
    • Cable TV service
    • Free newspaper
    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Free long-distance calls
OUR GUARANTEE: Book a room now! Our canine concierge will make sure you’re assigned a pet-friendly room, so there aren’t any surprises at check-in.


Discovery Lodge is located within walking distance of downtown Estes Park Colorado. Although they are located near downtown, the views of the Rocky Mountains are clearly visible and some of the best in the area. Discovery Lodge sits on 5 acres and is located just 10 minutes from the Rocky Mountain National Park. Pets are welcome in each room, so don't forget to bring your four-legged friend along for vacation. There is a large variety of accommodations to choose from at Discovery Lodge, ranging from their classic rooms to a luxury vacation home.


  • Pet Friendly
  • Hot Tub
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Family Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Television
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • RV / Trailer Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Non-Smoking Property
  • Smoking Rooms Available
  • Outdoor Grills
  • Picnic Tables
  • Fire Pits
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles


BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Discovery Lodge has received a rating of 4.4 out of 5 bones by 30 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 1,197 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Pat
    Dec 6, 2023
    Very pet friendly!

    Great staff, open spaces for the dog to walk, play areas for the kids, and not far from downtown.

  • Daniel
    Feb 26, 2023
    Not the best

    It’s a bit run down and the area around the little lake was literally a crap graveyard! You had to watch where you stepped. It was that bad. Dog droppings everywhere! Also, I wasn’t feeling well due to altitude sickness, low blood sugar. My father was flying in to Denver to help me complete my drive and an ice/ freezing rain storm was coming; I was driving a big truck and pulling a 25’ trailer and wanted to leave early to avoid any issues on the steep and winding canyon road leaving Estes Park. I had booked two nights there and checked out early so as to pick up my dad from the airport and although it seemed likely the Lodge was going to refund my reservation for the second day, they did not. When I go back to Rocky Mountain National Park in the near future, I will not be booking a stay at the Discovery Lodge!

  • Lee
    Jan 17, 2023
    Clean but tiny

    We had an overnight stay at Discovery Lodge for some R & R. The room was clean but very small. There was 1 chair and a tiny table. We picked up a pizza for dinner and our small pizza took up the table space. You cannot leave pets alone in the room (crated or not). We did take our dog to the lobby for the breakfast (all the food was cold and needed reheating). There were so many people in line to use the microwave, I ended throwing my food away. You'd be better off fixing a plate and taking it back to your room to reheat. Our toilet didn't flush and the towel bar fell off of the wall when my husband took the towel off. He was able to fix the toilet and towel bar and reported it when we checked out. It would've been nice to have a trash can in the bathroom and a stopper for the sink for contact wearers. The staff was very nice and refunded the pet fee for the trouble. There is a nice area to walk your dog. Not sure we will be back.

  • Sheryl
    Oct 19, 2022
    Great hotel and pets loved it!

    The pond, the elk, the room and unbelievable views!!

  • Susanne
    Oct 6, 2022
    Standard King with Balcony

    Room was clean and had a great view of the property and golf course. The property is beautiful and location is within walking distance to restaurants and lake. All of the staff were super friendly and helpful. My dog Yoda (Pug in a stroller) enjoyed the lovely attention he received from the staff as well. We will absolutely without a doubt make this our place to stay in the future. Thank you for a great experience. We will be back.

  • Nick
    Jul 4, 2022
    Awesome location

    Amazing Mountain Views and near to downtown Estes Park.

  • Ellena
    Jun 25, 2022
    Discovery Lodge

    Very clean. Good people.

  • Robert-Alyce
    Apr 24, 2022
    Fine for night but...

    Dog loved the outside. We asked for bottom floor but none available. We were told easy stairs. No, not for dog or me. Dog was scared of stairs, I wear AFOs and walk with a cane. I could not help my spouse carry anything up. I would not stay there again. If you are younger and not mobility challenged you should be fine.

  • Yvette
    Mar 27, 2022
    Close to lake

    Easy access to lake and town.

  • Heather
    Mar 18, 2022
    Great Location!

    Great rooms and staff.

  • Holly
    Feb 22, 2022
    The Best!

    Great rooms, very clean, huge windows with awesome mountain views. Friendly staff that really love dogs. The grounds are super clean and beautiful and should be kept that way. Be a responsible and respectful pet owner.

  • Diane
    Nov 17, 2021
    Lovely stay!

    This was our first visit here and our first booking through BringFido. Our Discovery Lodge room was great, the grounds and small lake very pretty and bonus of elk galore! The employees were also wonderful and continental breakfast much nicer than typical. Definitely would stay here again.

  • Jona
    Oct 22, 2021
    Not really dog friendly

    What they call a dog park is a short walking path.

  • Kathleen
    Sep 19, 2021

    Plenty of yard for Maggie (dog) to investigate. Yard also contains a swing set, picnic tables, nice pond with benches. Great location.

  • Alisandra
    Aug 21, 2021
    Good location, walking distance to a few places

    Our room, on the bottom floor, had outdated furnishings, a cramped bathroom, a musty odor, and we kept seeing flies in the room, but it served its purpose. The property itself was nice though, cool pond, gazebo, fire pit, and outdoor seating. Seemed a bit overpriced for the room itself.

  • Loren
    Aug 11, 2021
    Great location and grounds

    Great location and grounds.

  • Gayla
    May 31, 2021
    Great location

    Great location. The room was spacious. The only complaint was that we were on the bottom floor and the person above us was a stomper most of the night. If second floor is pet friendly, book it!

  • Heather
    May 2, 2021
    Great Location

    Great location; easy stroll to town & my dog loved wandering the property. Great place to stay.

  • Lois
    Apr 21, 2021
    Hidden gem

    We stayed one night at the discovery lodge just as a quick little weekend getaway. The room was clean and well stocked, the staff was very courteous and professional, and it had its own fishing pond. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Kathy
    Jan 17, 2021
    Great Stay!

    We booked this stay very last minute but turned out to be a great place to stay!

  • Teresa
    Sep 9, 2020
    Wonderful staff, facility and Estes Park.

    The facility has a dog park, some trails a pond and play areas for your kids. A lot of wildlife was a thrill.

  • Kim
    Mar 12, 2020
    Great location

    The grounds at Discovery Lodge are so great for dogs. Lots of space, a pond, and walking distance to Lake Estes. Also super close to downtown.

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Health & Safety

Safe Stay: Discovery Lodge has enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place. Masks and hand sanitizer are provided to guests, and rooms are disinfected between each stay. Social distancing measures are in place, as well as physical barriers between staff and guests. Contactless check-in and check-out are available. Hotel staff are required to wear masks.

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Discovery Lodge