The Golden Leaf Inn

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


The Golden Leaf Inn is a traditional bed and breakfast in an elegant 1920's historic arts and crafts home 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!




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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

Quiet, peaceful, elegant

5 on September 29, 2014

Our trip to Estes Park was a last minute "surprise" as we were all the way across the state in Ouray when we decided to meet friends in Estes on our last day in Colorado. At the height of the fall colors, it looked grim in finding a place, but Monica got a cancellation after we talked with her early in the day and was very persistent in reaching us to confirm, even though we were driving over the Grand Mesa and kept losing her calls! Nonetheless, her efforts to provide us accommodations matched her hospitality, and this B&B is a treat to stay at. Monica is not just a great hostess, she is a great cook, and breakfast was amazing. The inn is recently refurbished after having been in the family of a famed Estes Park resident for three generations, and the decor befits the nearly 100 year old home's history. The view across the Fall River Valley into Estes includes a beautiful mountain vista nestled quietly above the river with the city below. Guests can relax on the front porch, at a couple patio venues, or right outside their rooms. Comfort, elegance, amazing food, great social atmosphere, and Monica as your hostess. You can't ask for anything more.

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.

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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

Nightly Rate: $206 - $275

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

Nightly Rate: $214 - $285

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $225

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $157 - $210

Creative Copper Room

The Creative Copper Room is a beautifully decorated with fresh colors and warm details. On the first floor with a private entrance to back patio, has a king size pillow top bed and a private bath with a jetted tub for your relaxation. Enjoy the views and quiet surrounding.

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

Nightly Rate: $206 - $275

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Location Type

Rocky Mountian National Park, Downtown, Mountains, Small town


Denver, CO (DEN-Denver Intl.) 80 miles

Directions to property:

From downtown Estes Park: Elkhorn Ave is the main street thru Estes, HWY 36 will turn left, you will continue straight on Elkhorn Ave, less then a half mile out of town James Street is on your right, a slight right on James Street will take you up the hill. The Golden Leaf Inn sits on the first turn, a beautiful green craftsman style house you can't miss! From Rocky Mountain National Park HWY 34: continue east, turn a slight right on to Elkhorn Ave towards downtown, James Street is on your left, James Street will take you up the hill and The Golden Leaf Inn sits on the first turn, a beautiful green craftsman style house you can't miss! From Rocky Mountain National Park HWY 36: follow HWY 36 into town, at the stop light turn left onto Elkhorn Ave. less then a half mile out of town James Street is on your right, a slight right on James Street will take you up the hill. The Golden Leaf Inn sits on the first turn, a beautiful green craftsman style house you can't miss!

Area Attractions

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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Fax Machine, Fridge, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Microwave, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, 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:: 3:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: June-sept 2 nights
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 100% of Stay
  • Cancellations: One hundred percent (100%) of the cost of your reservation will be charged at the time of booking. Cancellation policy: In the unlikely event that you must cancel with less than twenty-one (21) days notice, shorten your stay, or check-out early, you will be responsible for your entire original reservation. In addition, an administrative fee of $25 will be charged. o Reservations placed within twenty-one (21) days of expected arrival are non-refundable. In the event we are able to rebook your room(s) for some or all of your original reservation, a full or partial refund may be made at the sole discretion of Golden Leaf Inn.
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Monica Meyers, Mark Adelmann (owner)

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About the innkeepers

Hello! I (Monica) became an Innkeeper to combine my love of cooking and meeting new people! I love a long hike in my beautiful back yard, Rocky Mountain National Park. I enjoy a good book and traveling to new places! I look forward to meeting you!

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  • Time Served: 8:30am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian per guest needs

Signature Dish

Roasted Red Pepper & Sun Dried Tomato Egg Omelet Roll
Monica's personal take on an Omelet, eggs baked thin then rolled to perfection and filled with roasted red peppers, sun dried tomatoes and cheese.


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