To all our friends and to everyone who has called or written to check on us, your good wishes and compassion are appreciated. We are very fortunate to have been spared structural damage, and property damage is relatively small in comparison to some. We are all safe. We have a strong community and excellent support services and personnel, and everyone is working towards a prompt and efficient recovery. We hope to be welcoming guests and visitors very soon. Today was a beautiful, sunny day and the forecast is good – drier. We have most essential services and things are improving daily. Even though the Elk are bugling, it’s a little too quiet without you all here, so we’ll do our best to keep you posted and hope to see you very soon. Thanks again.
As you may have seen in recent news coverage, northern Colorado has received an extraordinary amount of rainfall in the last week. Flooding is widespread. The Town of Estes Park has experienced flooding on both the Fall River and the Big Thompson Rivers. Roadways into Estes Park are currently closed due to damage.
Due to these circumstances, Boulder Brook will be closed for at least the next week. We have some mud and debris on our grassy areas and parking lots. Our greater challenge is safe access into and out of Estes Park.
We have cancelled all reservation at Boulder Brook through Friday, September 19. We will evaluate over the next 48 hours whether we will have to cancel additional reservations. At this time, we believe we can be up and open for business soon if there are safe roadways into Estes Park. We will be issuing refunds of deposits to all guests whose reservations were cancelled. Please watch your email for confirmation of the refund.
We will continue to provide updates on our property on our website (www.BoulderBrook.com – select “Blog” at bottom of page)or on our Facebook page (www. https://www.facebook.com/BoulderBrookonFallRiver). Phone and internet service continue to be limited in Estes Park. There is no cell service.
Boulder Brook will recover from this crisis. For those of you who will not be able to visit us, we are so sorry that we are unable to deliver the vacation experience that you were looking forward to. Please visit Estes Park again in the future.
Sincerely, Kimberly & Christopher Campbell, General Managers
On September 14th board the bus for the Tenth Annual Historic Tour of Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park presented by the Estes Park Friends & Foundation. Guests will visit six famous Historic landmarks and stop and learn about twelve others with tour guide, Estes Park Historian Laureate, Dr. Jim Pickering.
The tour starts with a full visual overview and historic discussion presented by Dr. Pickering. Guests will enjoy a continental style breakfast, a delicious boxed lunch, and an end-of-tour reception and question-and-answer session with Dr. Pickering at the Estes Park Museum. Each guest will also receive a copy of the book “This Was Estes Park.” The $75 ticket (over half of which is tax deductible) can be purchased online at www.estesparkmuseumfriends.org
On Saturday, September 14, beginning at 1:30pm with an introductory talk by Derald DeYoung, The Estes Park Chamber Music Society is pleased to bring the world-famous Takacs Quartet for an afternoon of beautiful and compelling music in the intimate setting of the Community Church of the Rockies (1700 Brodie Ave).
The concert begins at 2:30pm and features three quartets: Mozart Eb major K, 428; Janacek Quartet No 2 “Intimate Letters”; and Smetana Quartet No 1 “From My Life.”
Tickets are $30 (cash only) at the door or in advance at Macdonald Book Shop 152 E Elkhorn Ave.
Formed in 1975, the group is composed of performers from the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungry, and has been in residence at the University of Colorado in Boulder since 1982.
September 14 & 15, Bond Park welcomes the 39th annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival featuring 100 artists and two musical groups. Gorgeous painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, wearable art, photography, and mixed media work in glass, leather, wood, gourd, and scratchboard.
Silent Auctions on Saturday from 9a – 6p and Sunday from 9a to 5p will be held to benefit youth programming and a high school senior scholarship for further study of the arts.
Get a jump on holiday shopping or just enjoy the music and the view!
Tail-gate/Elk-Fest – A three-day early autumn adventure package in Estes Park for couples and families available between September 10 and October 31 featuring gorgeous views, fall colors, and bugling!
Day 1: A warm w”ELK”ome Amenity including:
- Elk themed gifts
- A picnic blanket and Gift Certificate for a picnic basket from Picnic in the Park (fresh wood-fired gourmet pizza and deli);
- A link and maps to the best places in Rocky Mountain National park to Elk-watch: Moraine Park, Upper Beaver Meadows, Horseshoe Park;
- A one-week pass to Rocky Mountain National Park; and
- A Gift Certificate for a night of Dining and Bluegrass/live music at the Rock Inn.
Day 2: Elk Expeditions tour in Rocky Mountain National Park with the expert guides from the Rocky Mountain Nature Association (Thursday, Friday, or Saturday)
Day 3: A Rocky Mountain Rush Off-Road “Rock’n Roller Coaster Tour” in Roosevelt National Forest
The Elkfest/Tailgate package includes mountain luxury lodging in a Spa http://www.boulderbrook.com/suites/spa-suites/
or One Bedroom http://www.boulderbrook.com/suites/one-bedroom-suites/ Suite at Boulder Brook on Fall River.
Call to book your stay today!
The annual Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival Parade will travel through downtown Estes Park beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 7.
The Parade travels East along Elkhorn Ave from West park Center – West to US 34/Wonderview Avenue ending in the Estes park Visitor Center north parking lot. No on-street parking will be available so there will be lots of room for pedestrian viewing.
Plan ahead since parking and street access will be limited. Side streets along the parade route remain open during the parade but motorists will not have road access or be able to leave parking lots along the parade route until the parade has passed.
To avoid the parade route and bypass the downtown area, motorists may the Moccasin bypass, Graves Avenue, Community Drive, U.S. 36 to Mall Road, and U.S. 34 and Wonderview Avenue. Westbound traffic on Hwy 34 will be diverted onto Steamer Drive to Steamer Parkway and then onto Wonderview Avenue. All eastbound traffic on Wonderview Avenue will be diverted to Steamer Parkway, then to Steamer Drive and onto to U.S. 34.
The Town’s free shuttle service will be altered the morning of September 7 during street closures. The Gold Route will not operate from 9:30 a.m. until the parade ends and the roadways clear. The Brown Route will not stop at Piccadilly Square, Barlow Plaza or the Estes Park Visitor Center from 9 a.m. until the roads clear after the parade. During the parade, the Silver Route from the Fairgrounds Park-n-Ride to the Estes Park Visitor Center will serve all stops, but may experience delays up to 20 minutes. All routes will resume normal stops after the parade, but may experience delays due to continued heavy traffic. Route information and schedules are available at www.estes.org/shuttles.
For more information on the festival events, please visit www.scotfest.com