We underestimated the beauty of the Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park and The Golden Leaf Inn, and stayed only one night out of three weeks vacation.
The Golden Leaf Inn offered us the amazing comfort and class of a five-star hotel just a few minutes away from Rocky Mountain National Park and a short walk downhill to the charming town of Estes Park. We were blown away by the incredible simple elegance shown in every corner of this magnificently renovated house, from the warm colors used in the walls, furniture and lamps, to the softness of towels and (yes) even to the TP. The living room with its piano and fireplace made us wish that it was our home; the bedroom was large and cozy at the same time, and the bathroom spacious and elegant. The superior quality of the bed and the amazing home-made breakfast (never eaten such scones!) give a new definition and set a new standard for the concept of “Bed and Breakfast”. We admired also that its elegance wasn’t at any point ostentatious and its simplicity far, far away from cheap. And to top it all, the Innkeeper, Monica, was personable, friendly, helpful, and flexible; she is a gem with a beautiful personality: we had the feeling that the warmth and world-class charm of the place irradiates more from her than the actual place. The Golden Leaf Inn, along with a hotel in Cordoba, is by far our best experience in years of travelling and the price it’s more than worth it: it is a bargain for such a small piece of paradise.