The Baldpate Inn

4900 S Hwy 7 , Estes Park, CO 80517 USA (Show map)


Listed on the National Register of Historic Places our mountain lodge inn features spectacular views, massive fireplaces, handmade duvet quilts, award-winning dining, legendary key and photograph collections. Honored as one of Country Living magazine's "Inns Across America." We are open Memorial Day weekend to mid October. A romantic and relaxing setting perfect for weddings or special events.




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  • Guest room3.6
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Visitng Rocky Mountain National Park

4.8 on August 24, 2014

We so enjoyed staying at Baldpate because of its uniqueness and real feel of how life was way back when our grandparents lived. It is truly a joy full and pleasant place that reminds us that simple times can be fun too.

We can't wait to go again!

5 on August 02, 2009

Awesome views, amazing history. This is a living museum surrounded by mountains, hummingbirds, and chipmunks. Read about the "Seven keys to Baldpate" before you come. The Lodge is large, old and very rustic. The room we had was larger than we expected and the linens were very clean with a subtle "key" logo. We enjoyed the museum and relaxing in the library and on the decks, and of course the meals served on linen and china by an attentive staff. Good wine list. This is a unique property. Lois is a gracious host, and our experience was relaxing and upscale. We will do this again!

Great History

4.0 on July 29, 2009

Great historic inn. The fact it is named for a classic mystery and has a key collection just makes it more special. Breakfast was great and huge and the dinner salad buffet is fine.

Charming and Quirky

3.6 on July 25, 2009

If you have a problem sharing bathrooms, don't go. Otherwise, the place was charming and quirky. It was built in 1917, before every room had its own bathroom. It has a long and interesting history, and a key museum, of all things! The scenery is spectacular; it's across from the National Park. Guests, especially regulars, tend to be like-minded people who appreciate "quirky." The food is excellent and popular with the locals. Do sit on the huge front porch, watch the fearless hummingbirds, enjoy the scenery and talk to other guests.

Interesting Historic Inn

3.4 on June 04, 2008

We enjoyed out 1 day stay here. We stayed in a room inside the inn. The sitting room was nice with a big fireplace. Breakfast was excellent and the soup and salad dinner was excellent and highly recommended. The 'key' room is fun. Go out to the front porch early in the morning and listen to all the hummingbirds. It was a little tricky to find. Further from Estes than I thot. All in all, nothing fancy, but a historic inn we will always remember. Staff are students from all over US. All were very nice.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for your nice review, we look forward to your return visit!

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Rooms & Rates

Deluxe Guest Room

In the main lodge our larger deluxe guest rooms with over the porch exceptional views, feature 2 double beds with handmade duvet quilts, private sink, shared bath or shower. Rate is quoted for 2 people, additional guests will be $15.00 per person.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Beds 2 Double

Nightly Rate: $0 - $150

Classic Guest Room

In our main lodge, our classic room features one double or two twin beds with handmade duvet quilts, private sink, shared bath or shower, and forest or valley view

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $0 - $140

Premium Guest Room

In the main lodge our premium rooms feature one double or double long bed with handmade duvet quilt, private bath with tub or shower, forest or valley view

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $159

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Location Type

Rocky Mountain National Park, Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Denver, CO (DEN-Denver Intl.) 65 miles

Directions to property:

From Interstate 25, take exit 243 West thru Lyons to Estes Park, at the first traffic light, turn left onto CO Highway 7. We between the 6 & 7 mile marker on Highway 7. Turn left at Rocky Mountain National Park Lily Lake visitors center

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Rocky Mountain National Park, Roosevelt National Forest, Museum Key Collection, Baldpate Key-Thedral Theater, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Country Inn, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, TV Video games, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet

Room amenities

Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Fireplace, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Rocky Mountain National Park, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: after 2:00 PM
  • Check Out:: before 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Cabins have 2 night minimum, main lodge can be one night
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night advance via credit card or check
  • Cancellations: 14 days advance written notice is required to preclude forfeiting one night advance deposit.



Lois Smith

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Cooking, Travel, Reading

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  • Time Served: between 8 AM - 9 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian