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  1. Landann Brown
    October 8, 2018
    I am traveling to Estes Park in May and staying at the Blue Door Inn! I would rather not rent a car if I could keep from it, so is biking common in Estes Park?

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    • BasketsLife
      October 24, 2018
      Biking is very common, and within the city limits everything is very walkable. :)

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  2. Wanderlust Wayfarer
    June 7, 2017
    This place looks like the ideal place for a romantic couples getaway. The Stanley Hotel sounds amazing--starting the day with a couples massage is right up my alley. And don't even get me started on how much I love fudge! Laura's looks so yummy!

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  3. Danielle Desir
    March 25, 2017
    I'm missing out - having never been to Colorado or the Estate Park. The scenery looks absolutely gorgeous. I'm a fan of the homemade ice cream shop too! Wheel Bar sounds so laid back. I love the phrase on their t-shirts.

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  4. Melody Pittman (@melodytravels)
    March 18, 2017
    Oh I would agree. Estes Park is very romantic. Love the scenery pictures as well. I would be hoping to have the ghosts visit me on my stay. ;)

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    • BasketsLife
      March 18, 2017
      Me too I am a ghost hunter and would love nothing better to have a ghost stop by for a chat!!

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  5. Michelle Snow
    March 17, 2017
    Estes Park has been on my travel list for a while, and now even more so after seeing all of your wonderful photos! =) Michelle Snow recently posted...#CookingWithCabot and #SundaySupper for a Cheesy Good DayMy Profile

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  6. Jay Simms
    March 16, 2017
    This place looks beautiful! I would love to visit here one day.

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  7. tauyanm
    March 16, 2017
    gosh! this place is in my bucketlist, i've seen so many documentaries and paranormal shows that go to stanley and the story is indeed incredible and scary. They still keep those beds in the other building where people died in their hotel, I wanted to go the underground tunnel if there is a chance. love everything you shared above another information i learned today thx!

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  8. Sarah-Louise Bailey
    March 16, 2017
    Everything was nicely captured. Surely I won't miss passing at Laura’s Homemade Ice Cream and Fudge Shop when we travel there.

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  9. Sandy N Vyjay
    March 16, 2017
    Estes Park looks and sounds fascinating. The history of the town and its association with the Gold Rush lends it a romantic aura. The Stanley hotel sounds really one that needs to be checked out. A haunted place is something we would love to check in and experience the chills! Sandy N Vyjay recently posted...How to Ensure You Get a Good Night’s Sleep Before TravelingMy Profile

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  10. Jessica Hughes
    March 16, 2017
    Estes Park really is a charming town, and the views of the Rockies are just breathtaking! I didn't realize this was the town where the Stanley Hotel from The Shining was located. The stories surrounding the hotel are so interesting. It seems like your weekend was just fantastic and I can see why you call it your most romantic weekend. Jessica Hughes recently posted...Ab Oblique Workout with Premier ProteinMy Profile

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  11. Elizabeth O.
    March 16, 2017
    How can anyone miss such a lovely place and of course it's awesome to be able to stay in the infamous hotel! I'm sure it's going to be a lot of fun and it's very romantic there as well.

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  12. Erin Klema | The Epicurean Traveler
    March 16, 2017
    I did a 10-day road trip around Colorado a few years ago, but I didn't make it to Estes Park. What I loved about being in the Rockies during my trip was the relaxed vibe, rustic and cozy lodging, and delicious food. It looks like you found all of that in Estes Park as well. I'll have to keep it in mind for a future romantic getaway, for sure. When I do visit, you can bet I'll check out Laura's for the ice cream and fudge. Great tip for a visitor with a sweet tooth like me!

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  13. Tonya
    March 16, 2017
    I'd love to visit Estes Park and stay at the hotel but I could do without the haunted stories. I'll pretend I didn't read about any of that stuff.

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  14. Joely Smith
    March 15, 2017
    I am SO jealous! LOL I need no - I NEED a trip like this! Colorado is amazing! I would love to visit the hotel too!! Joely Smith recently posted...Nature Made Healthy Lifestyle Choices EasierMy Profile

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  15. Jenn Rollins
    March 15, 2017
    It is gorgeous there!! I would love to have a weekend getaway with my husband there!!

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  16. robin Rue
    March 15, 2017
    That sounds like a wonderful place to visit! I would love to go there someday!

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  17. The Guy
    April 25, 2014
    What a lovely setting for a small town. Great review Stacey. I've never seen The Shining (I don't watch horror films) but the hotel sounds interesting. I'm never sure if these ghost stories are true or not. Either way they make the place more interesting and will appeal to a certain type of visitor who may not otherwise go there.

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    • Stacey Veikalas
      July 19, 2014
      Yes it is gorgeous really a beautiful place (and no worries my husband had never seen it and never made it through the whole movie LOL) he is not a horror watcher either! SO much to see and do in this little town! I miss Colorado a lot!:) thank you for reading! :)

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  18. Anonymous
    March 14, 2014
    My husband and I will be heading to Estes Park for a week in April. I am even more excited about it now since reading your blog! My husband was diagnosed with bone cancer last year at the age of 35 and the last 8 months have been hell. From aggressive chemotherapy to major surgery to more chemo we have been through a lot. Happy to report the latest bone scan was clear and my husband is starting to feel better. Estes Park seems like the perfect place to steal away to on our own and begin to heal. Can't wait to breath the fresh air and take in the beautiful scenery.

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    • basketslife
      March 16, 2014
      Hello thank you for reading I'm happy to hear about your husbands latest prognosis ~ I'm thinking of you both! Enjoy Estes Park and life to the fullest! Thank you for reading ~ I'm wishing you all the best!

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  19. fallequinox2006
    February 23, 2014
    The scenery around the Stanley Hotel looks so amazing! I know how difficult it must be to leave your hotel suite when it's that nice and comfortable. And a couple's hot stone massage, wow, that must be heaven....

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    • basketslife
      February 24, 2014
      It really was and we absolutely loved it ~ and it borders a fantastic national park that you would probably love to research and visit! thank you for reading and for stopping by!

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  20. AdamShake
    February 21, 2014
    As a year round resident of Estes Park, I really enjoyed reading your post. Thank you! It's great seeing our Mountain Village through the eyes of our guests. :)

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    • basketslife
      February 21, 2014
      Hi Adam Thank you so much for reading ~ I grew up in Colorado and I sure do miss it and never realized how lucky I was to spend most of my life there ~ and Estes is one of our fave places! Have a great day!

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    • basketslife
      February 24, 2014
      Hi thank you so much for reading! Thank you for the comments ~ I love Estes and sometimes I really Miss my home in Colorado! Cheers

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  21. Rob Moses Photography
    February 20, 2014
    wow, looks amazing there.

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    • basketslife
      February 20, 2014
      Thanks for stopping by Rob ~ its is really amazing as a Photographer you would be in heaven! :)

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