Estes Park and RMNP are OPEN!
First and foremost – we appreciate your business. This is an extremely difficult time, but it’s a challenge that we can weather. When we opened in 2013 we never would have guessed that we’d see a flood and global pandemic in our first ten years. We also never would have guessed that our location – set right at the entrance to one of the most beautiful National Parks in our country – would serve as a perfect getaway for travelers weary of tight spaces! Here’s a few things to know about The Maxwell Inn, RMNP, Estes Park and Covid19.
Changes @ The Maxwell Inn – We’ve made a handful of changes. Some were required, others are just good common sense.
- Our Motel – Ok, fine this isn’t a “change” per se, but more informational than anything else. Experts agree that confined spaces and shared stagnant air are leading causes of the spread of the Coronavirus. With that in mind, a Motel, with doors that open outside, and not into a shared hallway, is the PERFECT type of lodging establishment if you’re concerned with any sort of contagion. Each of our rooms has at least one window as well as a doorway that open directly to the outdoors. The room HVAC systems are individual, there are no shared air ducts.
- Breakfast – We have two breakfast options currently – a grab and go bag, as well as our standard breakfast – minus bread – available from 7-10a. This is an incredible way to make sure you get what you need, in the way that’s best for you. If you’re concerned about a “breakfast room”, or you’re setting out before 7a to hike, the grab and go option is perfect. If you want a bit more selection, the morning spread will start your day off right!
- Housekeeping – County regulations prohibit our housekeepers from entering a room during your stay. They are able to clean after the stay is over, but we are not allowed to offer daily housekeeping services. Hung up towels will dry quickly, and if there is excessive trash you can bring it to the lobby and we will dispose of it. We’ve adjusted the products that we use to ensure your room is both clean and sterilized before you check in. Your health and safety are important to us.
- Check – In – When you arrive, we can step outside to complete the check in process, or if you’d rather check-in indoors, we’re available for the normal check-in process as well. Just let us know what you’re comfortable with.
- Hot Tub – Our hot tub is open and available for 2 guests at a time. Please inquire with the front desk and we’re happy to accommodate a soak after a long day on the trails!
- Fire Pit – Our fire pit is available for up to four guests, spaced evenly around. Please inquire with the front desk to ensure we stay on the right side of health regulations.
Changes @ Downtown Estes Park
- Masks Required – Visitors entering retailers downtown are required to wear some sort of face mask, unless the business can prove that a minimum of 6ft distance can be kept between guests. The masks can be any type of cloth or material used to cover ones mouth and nose. This standard changes rapidly, however at this point it would be wise to bring some sort of face mask with you, or we have them available for purchase at the front desk. To read more about the Larimer County Mask Order, Click Here.
- Restaurants are nearly universally offering carry-out options and are currently allowed to offer indoor and outdoor seating with additional space between tables.
Changes @ Rocky Mountain National Park
- RMNP is currently OPEN, however they have begun instituting a timed entry system to limit visitation overcrowding. Please visit the National Park website to set up a reservation time and for answers to specific questions: Timed Entry for Rocky Mountain National Park
- There are a handful of OPEN National Forest Land hikes available for use, and we’re happy to discuss them with you.