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This historic three-story lodge was built in 1933 and is my pick for those looking to focus on the Wild Basin unit of Rocky Mountain National Park. Woodsy to the nines, the property captures the national-park vibe better than its peers in Estes Park proper. The Great Room is one for the ages, and the upstairs guest rooms are small and historic with no shortage of creaky charm. There is a good family room with a queen bed and twin bunks, as well as a full kitchen.