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The Golden Leaf Inn

325 James St , Estes Park, CO 80517 USA (Show map)
12 Reviews
$225 - $285
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The Golden Leaf Inn is a historic arts and crafts home built in the 1920's and nestled on 5 acres of beautiful mountain land. Freshly renovated, the architecture and décor remains true to the arts and crafts period while offering modern comfort. Conveniently located just a 5 minute walk from Main St. and a 10 minute drive from Rocky Mountain National Park, the Golden Leaf Inn provides proximity to the activities and attractions of Estes Park while maintaining the beauty and seclusion of a mountain getaway. We welcome you to your home away from home while you enjoy quaint shopping, outdoor mountain adventures and a variety of festivals such as the Rodeo, Speed Race, Estes Park Arts and Crafts show, Estes Park Jazz Fest & Art Walk, Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival, Elk Fest and more. Come explore for yourself all that Estes Park has to offer!

Rooms & Rates

The Rustic Royal Room

Outfitted with knotty pine wood from the original 1920s home, this delightful room is the epitome of rustic mountain with a luxury twist. Equipped with a King Sleep Number bed and two vignette sitting areas, this bedroom has an adjoining private bathroom with bathtub/shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The Heavenly Room

The Heavenly Room is the Master bedroom and offers the most extravagant view of Long's Peak from two Leopold chairs seated by the double wide window. Equipped with King sleigh bed, electric fireplace, Stickley writing desk and a Master bathroom with antique claw-foot bathtub, shower and double sink, this bedroom is the ideal space for a restful time away

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The Romantic Rose Room

A tribute to the Victorian era that preceded the arts and crafts style, this crossover room is all comfort and beauty with a rod-iron Queen bed, a settee and writing desk. The Victorian room has a private entrance and shared bathroom, which can be made private. The rate is reduced for willingness to share the bath. Contact Innkeeper for more information.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

The long View Room

This warm front room is home to original 1920's lighting fixtures and made comfortable by a Queen Sleep Number bed, a settee and antique writing desk. As the name suggests, this room has a beautiful view of the valley and has a shared bathroom. The bath can be made private, there is a reduced rate for willingness to share. Contact Innkeeper for more information.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Dining5

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A Taste of Heaven!

5 on September 09, 2013

What a heavenly, luxurious retreat! The beauty and comforts within and without The Golden Leaf Inn were an absolute balm to my body and soul. From the artistry & attention to detail & decor throughout the inn's rich, warm interior to the deliciously comfortable bed to the luxuriant bathrobes & aromatic organic bath lotions to Innkeeper Monica's amazing culinary creations (not to mention her sensitive, discerning gift of hospitality so perfectly suited to this classy yet warm haven) to the bull elk & his harem of 14 grazing just a stone's throw from the front porch, it was a wonderful experience in every respect. I so look forward to my next getaway here.

Luxury Retreat

5 on August 14, 2013

The Golden Leaf is a beautiful, peaceful place to stay while in Estes Park. It has all of the amenities, gorgeous features, fantastic service and more. The location is fantastic- quiet with beautiful views, yet easy to access Estes Park and RNP. The breakfast was delicious! The house is wonderfully upgraded with keeping all of the integrity of the history and is unique and large. We would recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone looking for a high-class stay in Estes Park.

Great Bed and Breakfast

5 on August 13, 2013

My husband and I had a lovely stay at the Golden Leaf. Monica is a great hostess and the B & B is clean and beautifully decorated. We were instantly comfortable. Great breakfast as well!


5 on August 12, 2013

Our time at the Golden Leaf Inn was a highlight of our vacation this summer. The Inn itself is a beautifully restored and tastefully decorated arts and crafts home. There is character and history in each room, and the "hidden spaces" are a unique feature. We enjoyed the mountain scenery, the luxurious robes, the super-comfortable bed, and the chloride-free hot tub. The location-- close but not too close to the downtown shopping, and just minutes from the entrance to RMNP-- is very convenient. Monica is truly an extraordinary inn-keeper. She has thought of every detail to ensure guests are pampered, relaxed, and comfortable. She is also a marvelous cook-- breakfast was unforgettable! We highly recommend the Golden Leaf Inn for those looking for a peaceful, unique, and memorable experience!

Beautiful Bed and Breakfast!

5 on August 05, 2013

This was a fantastic Bed and Breakfast! My husband and I loved staying here. There is a great view of Long's Peak and no better place to stay--comfort and elegance and the best host ever! Thanks Monica for a wonderful time.

Wonderful B&B!

5 on August 05, 2013

This is a wonderful B&B with a very welcoming hostess, comfortable beds, gorgeous views, and delicious breakfast. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and will definitely be going back!

Best Kept Secret

5 on July 31, 2013

I almost wish I could keep The Golden Leaf a secret, it is such an amazing Bed and Breakfast, I know once word gets out it will be hard to get a reservation. We have stayed in a few B&B's before but this tops them all! Monica was beyond amazing, between the amazing breakfasts she made to the recommendations she made on things to do in town, she truly enhanced our experience in Estes. The room was wonderful, the bed was amazingly comfortable and the view! Oh the view from the front porch and the living room were breath taking. We also enjoyed the all natural hot tub (no chemicals) and it was divine! My husband and I can't wait to go back!

Beautiful Home, fabulous time!

5 on July 22, 2013

Spent two nights at the Golden Leaf Inn with my wife and had a great time. The Craftsman style home was luxurious, well appointed and conveniently located in Estes Park. Monica was a very gracious host along with being an excellent chef. Her breakfasts were amazing, a great way to start the day prior to hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park. After our hike we spent the late afternoon reading on the front porch with a grand view of Long's Peak while enjoying a glass of wine. We highly recommend the Golden Leaf. P.S. bring a bathing suit so you can enjoy the night sky while relaxing in the hot tub!

This place oozes excellence!!

5 on July 09, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Golden Leaf Inn in early July 2013. Wow...this place is so intentional about everything! It seems meticulously laid out, decorated and arranged. There is a definite "feel" to this place. It has character and prominence. The sense of excellence comes through in all aspects of the way this business is run! We are so impressed! And it is so peaceful--you can feel it the minute you step onto the property! The views are also incredible! Long's Peak is totally visible, and the property slopes uphill in the back of the inn: there are dramatic rock formations towering overhead as you soak in the hot tub. We are seriously in love with this place.


5 on May 22, 2013

My wife and I were lucky enough to be one of the first people to try out this bed and breakfast inn. What a pleasant surprise! We enjoy going to Estes Park and have always been on the lookout for a great place to stay aside from the abundance of "rustic" cabins available. I heard from a local the Golden Leaf Inn had just opened so we decided to see if we could get a room for a couple of nights. When we arrived we met the owners, wonderful people that put years of hard work into making this inn happen. The inn is a 1922 home they took 4 years to renovate and the final product is absolutely beautiful. The rooms are all very comfortable and well appointed, with a grand piano in the main room. We stayed in the master suite. The east end of the suite has windows facing the east face of Long's peak and a view of a horse ranch across the way, with 2 comfortable chairs facing the view. Perfect for a morning book and cup of coffee. Each morning Monica, our hostess, and a very attentive one at that, made us the most incredible breakfast we've had in years. We had fresh baked biscotti, fresh baked bread, an amazing omelet dish, chicken sausage, fresh squeezed juice and some of the best coffee ever (Monica said she gets her coffee beans from a local roaster in Boulder, fresh out of the hopper). There is a great front porch for sitting in the morning sun after breakfast and a beautiful patio to the side of that. It's only about a 5-7 minute walk into downtown. It was nice not to have to drive to go eat lunch or dinner and go shopping. We didn't have our suits with us but there is a nice hot tub out back that looks inviting too. All in all, I can't say enough about the Golden Leaf Inn and Monica, our host. The next time you're planning on heading to Estes Park, do yourself a favor and book a night or two at the Golden Leaf Inn. Oh, and sit in the chair next to the fireplace at your own risk. It's so comfortable you may just never want to get up!

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Location Type

Rocky Mountian National Park, Downtown, Mountains, Small town


Denver, CO (DEN-Denver Intl.)

Directions to property:

Take I-70 west towards Denver, off of I-70 go north on I-25, look for signs towards Boulder, CO HWY 36, it will be a left hand exit. Continue on HWY 36, thru Boulder, You come to a light turn left towards Lyons, CO. HWY 36 will be a right turn towards Estes Park and HWY 7 will be a left turn. HWY 7 will bring you to Estes Park as well, the route is a beautiful drive with incredible views of Longs Peak, If you have the time, worth the drive!

Area Attractions

Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, Rodeo, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Private entrance, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Cross-country ski trails, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails

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  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions



Monica Meyers

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  • Serving Location: outdoor patio, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , per guest needs

Details Diamond Collection

325 James St , Estes Park, CO 80517 USA (Show map)

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