Romantic RiverSong Inn
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Romantic RiverSong featured in "A Thousand Places to See Before You Die"
Romantic RiverSong, an Estes Park, Colorado bed and breakfast, offers everything you could wish for…from a last minute getaway decision to a longer vacation or holiday lodging.
Here you can find adventure and romance, privacy and seclusion, terrific food and warm hospitality. You’ll discover this mountain Craftsman-style inn just outside of the small mountain village of Estes Park in beautiful Colorado. This very popular bed and breakfast inn awaits your discovery at the end of a winding country road on 27-wooded acres. Designated as a private wildlife habitat with its tumbling mountain stream, ponds ringed with lapis blue irises, hiking trails, and tree swings, Romantic RiverSong is as much a refuge for guests as the deer and elk, chipmunks and coyotes, bobcats and the rare Abert Squirrels, and a variety of birds…even wild turkeys. The melting snowfields of the Continental Divide provide the crystal clear tumbling waters for our mountain stream, and that becomes the background for couples who are seeking a small intimate wedding or a relaxing couple’s massage by streamside. At night, you are lulled to sleep by the melody of our River’s Song. This is where you want to be!
Guests may wander the forested trails of this private wildlife preserve, pausing occasionally to catch their breath at one of seven stone benches along the RiverSong Trail. You are treated to views of the rugged, snow-capped peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park and the cascading mountain stream below.
The inn has a mix of lodging from lodge guest rooms to outside fireplace cottages, all designed by Sue. The rooms have flair and elegance, yet they are private and comfortable. Cozy bed comforters and a crackling fire keep out the night chill. There are only 10 guest rooms and they all are named after wildflowers like Indian Paintbrush, a room with a bed suspended by logging chains that gently rocks you to sleep by a crackling fire. Mountain Rose has a rooftop shower with spectacular views of the snow-capped peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park. Meadow Bright is very much a Colorado suite with rock and log walls and a waterfall shower. Wood Nymph has a deck 20 feet off the forest floor and a river birch canopy bed by the fireplace. It feels like sleeping in a tree house! The Forget Me Not room has a large Palladian window to see the glaciers of Rocky Mountain National Park over the tops of your toes. All rooms have fireplaces, and many have jetted tubs for two. Beside the beds are journals authored by past guests. You’ll laugh and cry as you read them, and you’ll write down your own thoughts.
RiverSong is a place where memories are born and relationships are nurtured. Food and hospitality are what make up Romantic RiverSong. You may be greeted in the afternoon at check-in by our cheerful staff carrying a plate full of warm cookies. The staff is picked for their natural abilities to please as well as excellent cooking skills, attention to detail, and creative imaginations. At Romantic RiverSong, they excel. Morning breakfast entrees have names like John Wayne casserole with Happy Trail muffins, Mountain Man French toast and Irish Potato Pancakes, and RiverSong Eggs Benedict. They are but a few of 30 different breakfast possibilities.
In the evening after a great day hiking, guests may opt for a fireside candlelight dinner prepared by our chef of over 22 years. White lace linen, bone china, silver service, soft jazz in the background, and a crackling fire provide the setting for a delicious five-course dinner.
Guests linger at check-out time -- no one wants to leave. They have made new friends, and couples have found each other again; memories that will last a lifetime are what you take with you. Italians call it “momentitos de vita”; it’s the little moments of life that give us the pleasure of what we collectively call happiness. Our secluded luxury will bring you here, but it’s our hospitality that will bring you back again…and again…and again.
Experience Estes Park, Colorado lodging at its best when you stay at Romantic RiverSong.
After breakfast, enjoy exploring our own RiverSong Trail. It winds through the quiet of our ponderosa forest, affording spectacular views of the snow-capped peaks of nearby Rocky Mountain National Park. Seven stone benches built in the early 1930's are spaced strategically along the trail allowing you to pause... catch your breath and become embraced by the peace that is RiverSong.
Our inn offers Colorado vacation lodging at its finest - a wonderful alternative to a conventional hotel stay. Our bedrooms are cozy, decorated with a blend of antique and modern country furniture. Snuggling under a warm comforter, you'll be lulled to sleep by the melody of our mountain stream.
The rooms at Romantic RiverSong are named after Colorado wildflowers in the Rocky Mountain Region. All rooms have private baths, fireplaces, showers, and large tubs. Most rooms have 'toe cozy' radiant heated floors. All prices are per night for one couple, which includes our wonderful full country breakfast each morning of your stay, as well as our delicious bakery treats for afternoon tea...our cookies are just simply the best! This Estes Park lodging is entirely non-smoking. Several of our rooms are wheelchair accessible.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Gary & Sue Mansfield and Kerry Abdow for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Get-away weekends, weddings and anniversaries, R&R, check out wildlife.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
We are best know for our pampering. The grounds and the staff make our inn unique. We love the environment of our inn.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Hiking and nature.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
The hospitality is unmatched.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
The Wild Basin entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Rocky Mountain National Park, downtown shopping, kick back at the inn and relax!
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
Everything - 2 miles from town, 3 miles from park entrance, 1 mile from restaurants, liquor store and grocery store.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
The Rock Inn, Nepal's Cafe, Dunraven.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
The Estes Park Facebook is informative, Convention and Visitor's Bureau - online visitors' guide.
How many rooms does your inn have?
Do you accept pets?
We have at least one dog-friendly room. We love dogs!
Estes Park Colorado Lodging Guest Services
At Romantic RiverSong, it is our goal to offer you the best Estes Park, CO lodging available, and that includes some delicious food!
Romance just seems to be heightened by good food. At Romantic RiverSong, food is often the catalyst for that memorable experience. Our wonderful gourmet breakfasts are included in your stay at our Colorado B&B, and over the years our guests have found our delicious, creative breakfast and afternoon tea to be a highlight of their stay. But have you tried our chef's wonderful dinner experience?
Just imagine a winter night on your Rocky Mountain vacation. Gentle snow falling softly on the pine branches outside the dining room window. A crackling fire beacons you to a lace covered table with flickering candlelight. The sound of classic jazz heard faintly in the background, perfect for quiet conversation. The table is set with silver service, bone china, delicious food and your favorite wine - now begins a dinner that will spice pleasant memories of your special night for years to come. And yes, Carol Graham, our chef, will probably serve your dinner time and time again just as she has to others for 20 years at Romantic RiverSong.
Our five-course dinners are $120.00 per couple. You are invited to bring your own wine, and Carol will pour without a corkage fee. Gratuity is not included in the dinner price.
Our picnic lunches are priced at $75.00 and are packed in an insulated back pack with table cloth and dinnerware, and cheese board etc. What fun!!! Look at our getaway packages (especially mid-week off-season) for special prices on room rates and dinners.
Rocky Mountain Vacation Activities
An Estes Park, Colorado vacation is sure to be filled with many wonderful things to do. Below you will find some of the activities you can look forward to while staying at Romantic RiverSong.
- Streamside Massage for Two
- Play lawn chess
- Hike the RiverSong Trail
- Relax under a tree in our swings and benches at night while stargazing at the Milky Way and drinking hot cocoa
- Curl up with a good book in front of the fire
- Go fishing in the Big Thompson River
- Play a board game in your room or in the living room
- Bird watch with binoculars and use our birding books
- Enjoy tea and treats every afternoon
- Sit on your private deck and be mesmerized by the Continental Divide and the Rocky Mountains
- Relax in private tubs in your room while listening to romantic music
- Chat with fellow guests in the living room in front of the fire
- Enjoy the unique architecture and décor in all 9 rooms
- Gaze at the stars with your loved one on your private deck
- Enjoy the pleasures of adult conversation with new friends at breakfast
- Snuggle up and read a good book in our living room
- Have a massage in your room in front of a warm, crackling fire
- Enjoy a gourmet candlelight dinner
- Practice your photography on all the natural beauty and wildlife on our 27 acres
- Read all the fascinating and romantic stories left behind by previous guests in our room journals
- Enjoy the splendor of the birds and elk while eating a fabulous country breakfast
- Get engaged, get married, or renew your marriage vows by our inn’s very own ministers
- Take a quiet nap
- Have an uninterrupted conversation with your significant other and get re-acquainted
Have the Colorado mountain wedding of your dreams – and let us help!
What could be better than joining your life with the one you love at one of the most beautiful places on Earth? Romantic RiverSong offers the perfect backdrop for a wedding, whether in the winter with beautiful snow-covered mountains or in the spring as the trees erupt with brightly-colored flowers. Let the magnitude of the Rocky Mountains remind you how great your love is for one another and the path of the river represent the journey of your lives, now entwined. Our staff is dedicated to making your wedding and honeymoon more than you could have dreamed or even imagined. As the years go by, let the Romantic RiverSong remind you of the love you share and the memories that were created here.
What Our Guests Say About Us
“Perfect weekend getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012
Loved our room...very charming and private. We were able to bring our four-legged child Macy with us, and she loved it as well! Lots of room for her to run around by the river and around the property. Lots of private nooks to sit outside and enjoy the views of RMNP. We will definitely visit again and make it one of our weekend getaway favorites :) - Stayed March 2012
“I love Riversong!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012
My husband and I were married at Riversong and, indeed, it was the best choice we could have made. From the moment we arrived we were pampered with the best food, accommodations and friendliest staff I have yet to encounter. Words cannot describe how cozy, intimate and beautiful this Rocky Mountain retreat is. The accomodations? Check out the Wood Nymph suite - romantic! We chose other suites for our guests, based on their personalities, and everyone was absolutely delighted. The food? Can you get better than each serving being not only delicious but also a work of art? Riversong would be a best seller if it were located anywhere on the planet but, best of all...the Rocky Mountain National Forest is right outside your door. I recommend this destination wholeheartedly and would give it 10 stars if I could.
Stayed March 2012
“Best B and B in Colorado”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012
This was our our 6th getaway to Romantic Riversong, The Inn's is perfect, quaint and quiet among the trees backing the Rocky Mountain National Park, yet close to town if your heart desires. The peaceful environment allows you to spend time with your special person, reading, Hiking or just enjoying the view. Each morning your served a gourmet breakfast cooked by Bilanca, a long time staff member. The dining room is next to the group area where you can warm your toes against the fireplace, get a good book from the library and relax on the cozy couches in the main house . Each of the 10 rooms are individually decorated and invite you to spend time in their peaceful surroundings. Gary, Sue and their staff: Cynthia and Mary greet every guest as if their best friends just arrived. You are new only once, friends forever. The Romantic Riversong was voted Colorado Top Romantic Getaway and named as one of the 1000 places to see in the USA and Canada and I can truly understand why. Returning again - Greg and Nancy
Stayed February 2012
“Great gluten free breakfast option!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012
My husband and I finally celebrated his December birthday in January and couldn't have been happier with our choice. This was our second stay at Riversong. The rooms and staff are always wonderful. But, I am gluten intolerant and am happy if I can just get a few eggs if needed as most breakfast menus are pancakes, fresh baked muffins, croissants, etc. But Gary was quick to tell me there is always a gluten free option to the daily breakfast. The first morning we had healthy and delicious egg and veggie potatoes after the fresh fruit, nut and yogurt parfait. Our main offering on the second morning was Blanca's great waffles and mine was made with quinoa. What a treat! We felt completely rested and taken care of by the time we left Riversong. A special place for any special occasion.
Stayed January 2012
“A Fabulous Mountain Get Away”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012
The sound of the Thompson River cannot be beat! This wonderful bed and breakfast offers great accommodations, fantastic breakfast, cozy fires, great trails and access to one of the most beautiful places in the country! Be sure to check out the 'cowboy' suite for a great 'sexy' adventure as the fire engine red hot tub is quite memorable. During the summer, sitting on the roof just outside the cowboy suite, allows for quiet reading time, watching the hummingbirds enjoy the feeders while listening to the river.....talk about decompressing! Town closes up pretty early, so, be sure to get your dinner in at a decent hour. Their are rooms in the main house and additional 'house type' accommodations on the property. Be sure to bring your camera and binoculars as you won't want to miss a thing.
Stayed July 2011
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