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Wet Your Whistle at These 4 Estes Park Breweries

A group of friends laugh over beer at one of the Estes Park breweries.

By now, it’s no secret that Colorado has built a reputation among beer lovers in the last several years. Sometimes referred to as “The Napa Valley of Beer” by craft beer enthusiasts, only California has more breweries than Colorado. So for guests of Fall River Village Resort who happen to have an affinity for suds on the mountain, we put together a quick and easy guide to the Estes Park breweries we think you’ll appreciate.

Lumpy Ridge Brewing Co.

Lumpy Ridge Brewing Co. is a family-owned brewery in Estes Park, offering a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. They feature a diverse lineup of beers, including traditional styles like Ranch Deluxe Western American Lager and experimental brews like the Cool Runnings Caribbean-style stout, all made with high-quality ingredients. They have a daily happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m., and they’re known to have a rotating assortment of food trucks nearby. We hear they have some incredible artwork inside too!

Rock Cut Brewing Company

A flight of craft beers.

Located in the heart of Estes Park and an easy walk from downtown, Rock Cut Brewing Company is known for its rotating selection of handcrafted libations. They focus on creating unique and innovative brews, like the Interference IPA and Endless Summer fruited Saison. Rock Cut Brewing also has an open policy on bringing in food so you can order takeout from your favorite restaurant, and they’ll supply the plates, napkins, and silverware! 

Avante Garde Aleworks

Specializing in European-style beers, Avant Garde Aleworks boasts a rotating assortment of saisons, strong ales, IPAs, and hard seltzers. Their on-tap selection changes with each season, but summer is the perfect time to relax on the patio after a day of hiking. They also have a modest appetizer selection for when the food trucks are gone and hunger strikes.

Estes Park Brewery

Estes Park Brewery is arguably the most popular of the Estes Park breweries, not just because of its name. This local staple has been in the game since 1994 and won’t slow down anytime soon. With over 12 handcrafted beers and a spacious beer garden, it’s no wonder why locals and visitors alike have come to favor this local favorite. In addition to their taproom, they also offer a bar and restaurant featuring pizzas, burgers, chili, and sandwiches.

Estes Park Condo Lodging Near Downtown

An exterior view of a condo at Fall River Village.

Now that you’re more familiar with the top Estes Park breweries, you’ll have no trouble finding your favorite. And with a convenient location close to downtown, staying at Fall River Village Resort will have you “living like a local” in no time! To learn more about our Estes Park lodging options and the type of vacation rentals we offer, please contact us online or call 970-325-6864 today!

5 Must-Visit Rocky Mountain National Park Waterfalls

Chasm Falls, one of several Rocky Mountain National Park waterfalls.

With its scenic alpine surroundings and fantastic summer weather, it’s no surprise that Estes Park is among Colorado’s top places to visit—no small thanks to Rocky Mountain National Park. Undoubtedly, the dramatic valleys, navigable foothills, and iconic peaks at Rocky Mountain National Park lend themselves to exploration and wonder. Still, several beautiful waterfalls are also found throughout the park, most of which are relatively accessible. 

If you’re planning a stay around Estes Park and want the inside scoop on some of the best waterfalls in Colorado, Fall River Village Resort has you covered!

Horseshoe Falls

Horseshoe Falls is a safe bet for those looking for a cascading waterfall that’s easy to find. Located only 100 yards from Old Fall River Road,  it’s a perfect spot to stop when pressed for time. It’s also a wonderful waterfall for exploring Rocky Mountain National Park for the first time. Take Fall River Road to Old Fall River Road, where you’ll find the West Alluvial Fan Trailhead less than a half-mile further and the start of an easy hike.

Chasm Falls

Another Rocky Mountain National Park waterfall that’s ideal for families is Chasm Falls. This unique waterfall is very popular in the summer, so you should arrive early. Still, you’ll be glad you did, as it’s one of the most picturesque features of the park, thanks to the way it seemingly bursts through the rock wall. The hike to Chasm Falls is well-marked and easy to navigate.

Copeland Falls

Located on the Wild Basin Trailhead, Copeland Falls is the first along the primary trail and not far from the entrance. Copeland Falls becomes more of a cascade during the snowmelt or heavy rain. One of its defining features is that it’s a viable fishing spot for eager anglers.

Ouzel Falls

When you’re ready to take on a moderate degree of difficulty, Ouzel Falls will be waiting for you. The 5.5-mile roundtrip hike and 950 feet of elevation gain are nothing to scoff at, but not impossible for intermediate adventurers. The journey to Ouzel Falls will reward you with several creeks and a trio of other cascades.

Ribbon Falls

Ribbon Falls is arguably the most challenging waterfall hike on our Rocky Mountains National Park list. Starting at the Glacier Gorge Trailhead that passes by another notable landmark, Alberta Falls, you’ll trek nearly five miles to Ribbon Falls. As a bonus, you can go an extra .2 miles to see Black Lake Falls pummeling the lake from above.

Top-Tier Estes Park Condo Vacation Rentals

An exterior view of an rustic yet elegant vacation rental in Estes Park, CO.

Although we shared only a few Rocky Mountain National Park waterfalls, we’re confident our list will provide an excellent starting point. And if you want equally excellent Estes Park vacation rentals, look no further than Fall River Village Resort! Not only can we promise a place to rest after each exciting adventure, but we also have all the amenities you need less than a 15-minute drive away from the park. 
To start planning your trip, please check availability online or call 970-325-6864 for more information today!

Spending Time at Rocky Mountain National Park

A father and his daughters looking out into the alpine landscape at Rocky Mountain National Park.

Rocky Mountain National Park is an absolute treasure of the American West. With its towering peaks, cascading waterfalls, and diverse wildlife, the park offers visitors a chance to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of one of Colorado’s most precious assets. And what makes it even better is that Fall River Village Resort in Estes Park is less than five miles away, where you’ll have a comfortable vacation condo to call home!

Unsullied Wilderness near Estes Park

A pair of anglers holding a large trout in a river.

Spanning over 400 square miles, Rocky Mountain National Park boasts elevations ranging from 7,500 to over 14,000 feet. This diversity in the landscape provides a habitat for a wide variety of wildlife, including elk, moose, bighorn sheep, and black bears. As you explore the park, keep an eye out for these magnificent creatures and smaller species like marmots and pikas.

Rocky Mountain Hiking Adventures

One of the park’s prominent features is its network of hiking trails. With over 350 miles of trails to choose from, outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy many options. For a more leisurely hike, check out the Bearl Lake Loop, which winds through dense forests and pristine alpine lakes. For a more challenging experience, consider attempting the park’s highest peak, Longs Peak. This strenuous climb requires proper preparation, but the breathtaking views from the summit are well worth the effort.

More Estes Park Outdoor Recreation Opportunities

In addition to hiking, visitors can enjoy a range of other outdoor activities in the park. The iconic rivers and lakes provide opportunities for fishing and kayaking, while its meadows and valleys are perfect for picnicking and wildlife watching. Rocky Mountain National Park transforms into a winter wonderland during the snowy months, offering skiing, snowshoeing, and even ice-climbing opportunities!

An Unforgettable Scenic Drive

A car driving along Bear Lake Road in Rocky Mountain National Park.

The Trail Ridge Road is another highlight of the park, offering a scenic drive that traverses the Continental Divide and provides breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. The road reaches an elevation of over 12,000 feet, making it one of the highest paved roads in North America. Along the way, visitors can stop at numerous overlooks and interpretive exhibits to learn about the park’s geology, wildlife, and history.

A Valuable Learning Experience

For those interested in history and culture, Rocky Mountain National Park also offers a variety of educational programs and exhibits. The park’s visitor centers provide information on the park’s natural and cultural resources, while ranger-led programs offer insights into the park’s wildlife, geology, and history.

Estes Park Vacation Rentals + Rocky Mountain National Park

An exterior view of Fall River Village in Estes Park, CO.

Whether you’re a seasoned outdoor enthusiast or simply seeking a beautiful place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, Rocky Mountain National Park has something for everyone. With its stunning scenery, diverse wildlife, and endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, it’s no surprise that this Centennial State Gem is among the most beloved national parks in the country.
Now that you have a better idea of what to expect at Rocky Mountain National Park, you’ll want to find a place to stay in Estes Park! To learn more about Fall River Village’s vacation rental condos and how to book your stay, please visit us online or call 970-325-6864 today!

Planning The Ultimate Family Reunion in Colorado

Ample outdoor space is one of the main reasons that Fall River is an excellent Colorado family reunion venue.

As the days become longer and the weather heats up, many quickly realize that summer will be here before we know it. Among the daydreams revolving around ice cream, picnics, and sunshine, family reunions are another warm-weather staple. And if you and your family are looking for the ideal venue for your family reunion in Colorado, Fall River Village Resort is a worthy consideration.

Colorado Family Reunions in Estes Park

Perfectly located along Fall River’s Riverwalk and only two blocks from downtown Estes Park, Fall River Village has several amenities making it an excellent choice for a family reunion in Colorado. Not only can each family enjoy the comfort of a separate condo, but they can also still come together for fun and games in one of our meeting areas. 

The 750-square-foot community room is ideal for gatherings of up to 35 people and includes a stainless steel refrigerator-freezer combo, two smart TVs, and accessible bathrooms. Outside features include a recreational space with fire pits, grills, hammock, yard games, and a picnic table. What more could you ask for? How about a free shuttle to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park?!

Colorado Family Reunion Vacation Rentals & Amenities

The lodging is arguably the best reason to have your Colorado family reunion at Fall River Village. Our accommodations provide a premier vacation experience with the perfect balance of convenience and luxury amid a beautiful alpine backdrop. Ground-level condos feature cement patios, and upper-level condos have a balcony. 

The kids and kids at heart will undoubtedly appreciate the heated outdoor pool and hot tubs. At the same time, those looking for serenity will enjoy the scenic mountain vistas of the Continental Divide, Longs, Peak, and Lumpy Ridge. Lastly, three distinct floorplans are available for poolside, riverside, or mountainside lodging.

Estes Park Lodging | Make Memories in the Mountains

An exterior view of an rustic yet elegant vacation rental in Estes Park, CO.

If you’re planning a Colorado family reunion in Estes Park, the time to make your reservations is now! Not only do these rooms fill up quickly, but you’ll need to get a head start to ensure neighboring accommodations. When you’re ready to book, simply reach out online to discuss your plans, and we can go from there. Meanwhile, you and your loved ones can begin browsing our vacation rental collection to find out which condos will work best!
If you still have questions or want to iron out any pressing details, feel free to call us at 970-325-6864.

Extraordinary Estes Park Wedding Venues | Fall River Village

A young couple exchange vows atop the Skyview rooftop, one of Colorado's finest outdoor wedding venues.

With its iconic mountain backdrops, renowned Skyview rooftop, and awe-inspiring scenery, it’s no surprise that Fall River Village Resort is atop the pinnacle of Estes Park wedding venues. From high-touch lodging services to peerless open-air reception space, it’s easy to see why so many couples choose our unique location. So if you’re hoping for a Colorado mountain wedding you and your guests will never forget, look no further than Fall River Village Resort.

Skyview Wedding and Event Center

One of the primary features that set Fall River Village Resort apart from other Estes Park wedding venues is the spectacular Skyview Wedding and Event Center. Not only can couples exchange their vows amid an otherworldly mountain setting, but this state-of-the-art venue boasts a weather-proof ceremony space and a contemporary reception area with the capacity for up to 110 guests in a resort environment. What’s more, the bride and groom can create a bespoke wedding experience by choosing from an array of catering options and wedding vendors. Take advantage of the picturesque Rocky Mountains scenery and say “I do” at SkyView!

Top-Tier Onsite Estes Park Wedding Accommodations

Besides the epic ceremony and reception spaces, we also offer an impressive selection of onsite lodging options. At Fall River Village, we understand the many challenges that can arise when hosting a wedding, and finding a place to stay for all your guests is no exception! Thankfully, we can provide several condo and townhome rentals in the resort that are well within walking distance of the wedding venue. Guests will enjoy easy access to the pedestrian-friendly Downtown Estes Park and fall in love with everything our mountain town offers, from specialty stores to eateries and more.

Estes Park Wedding Packages

Our wedding packages are another appealing aspect of celebrating your nuptials at Fall River Village. Here is what you and your partner can expect: 

  • An entire day of exclusive use of the Event Center for you and your guests
  • Event setup starting at 10 a.m. The rooftop ceremony space can be enjoyed until 10:00 p.m.
  • Event cleanup one hour following the event, from 11:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
  • Walkthrough with the caterer, vendors, and Fall River Village staff 30 days prior
  • Site use for a photography session
  • Fall River Village digital image release
  • One-hour rehearsal time for the week of your wedding
  • Two hours of complimentary use of Fall River Village’s community room. You can use this for a guest welcome event, wedding preparation space, or post-wedding brunch
  • Facility management during the event
  • A complimentary honeymoon suite for the night of your big event
  • Customized setup of the tables and chairs for the ceremony and reception
  • Your choice of a full-service licensed caterer
  • Recommendations for preferred local vendors
  • An interior dance floor.

More details can be found on our Skyview Weddings page.

Luxurious Estes Park Weddings with Fall River Village Resort

A dining room hall set for a wedding dinner.

You’re bound to find an assortment of Estes Park wedding venues while searching for the perfect location. Still, suppose you’re looking for a cut above the rest that promises to deliver an unforgettable wedding experience your friends and family will talk about for decades. In that case, Fall River Village Resort is the answer. Find out more by visiting us online today!