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Boulder Brook closed until April 30, 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic

It is with great sadness that we have closed Boulder Brook on Fall River through April 30, 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, all hotels in Estes Park have been closed to discourage tourism and the spread of the COVID-19 virus through April 17. Out of an abundance of caution, we have elected to remain closed for the entire month of April.

We look forward to welcoming guests back to Boulder Brook on May 1. Of course, this date could change. For those interested in coming, please book your reservation now to ensure you get your preferred room type. Of course, we are offering flexible cancel policies through June 2020 including reschedules, gift certificates for future use and last minute cancellations.

We hope you are all home safe and healthy with your families, and we can’t wait to see you all when we get out of “shelter-in-place”!

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3rd Annual Wine & Chocolate Festival

Come for the Festival — Stay for the Weekend!

Enjoy a romantic, winter weekend in Estes Park with your Valentine. Sample sweets and taste pours at the Estes Park Events Center!
All full price tickets (which can be purchased at Boulder Brook) include 10 chocolate sampling tickets, complimentary pours, a souvenir wine glass, and a tote bag to carry home your favorite wine purchases.

This is a SOLD OUT event. Give Boulder Brook on Fall River a call to secure your tickets and stay in one of our riverfront suites for a romantic weekend away before Valentines Day. Only a few pairs remain. Boulder Brook on Fall River is on the trolley route, stop #2. Leave your car at Streamside and leave the driving to the town. Give Streamside a call to book your stay and inquire about tickets, they are $80.00 for a pair.

Also, don’t miss the wine and chocolate pairing dinners offered at Seasoned An American Bistro, and at Latitude 105 Alehouse (at the Ridgeline Hotel) Friday night February 7 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm.  Tickets or advanced reservations required.

Trolley Map for Hotels

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2020 Estes Park Winter Festival

Estes Park Winter Festival

Saturday & Sunday, January 18th & 19th, 2020, 12-4pm  Buy Tickets

​Celebrate the winter season in Estes Park at the Annual Winter Festival weekend! Sample a variety of beers, browse retail vendors, enjoy live entertainment, and more at the Estes Park Event Center! Make it a romantic weekend and stay with us at Boulder Brook on Fall River!

Festival Fun:
Silent disco & photo booth,  Chili cook-off sanctioned by the Chili Appreciation Society International, Live music from local artists, Beer samples from local brewers and a free tasting glass, Inflatable bounce houses & an obstacle course for the kids, Airbrush face painting, Food vendors, Retail vendors

Music Line-up
Saturday
12:30-4pm – The Who Do’s

Sunday
12-2pm – Dixie Leadfoot
2-4pm – Blue Dogs
Free Shuttle
2020 shuttle info coming soon

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Banish the Black – Catch the Glow – A Boulder Brook Holiday

Come to Boulder Brook and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Holiday season that we promise will become an annual respite from the hustle of the holidays.

Beat the crowds of Black Friday, November 29th with a retreat to your favorite oasis in the Rockies, Boulder Brook or perhaps stay a week and save. Our winter Seven Nights special is filled with a whole lot of holiday cheer at one-half the price.

Start the day with a steaming cup of your favorite hot beverage while relaxing in your bubbling two person jetted tub overlooking the river in one of our river side cabins.

Then casually tour our quaint downtown shops where you might find the perfect one of kind gift just right for that stumper keeping you up at night.   No winter wonderland get-away is complete without a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

As dusk falls the holiday dreams come to life with the magical sights and sounds of the Catch the Glow parade. Listen for your favorite Christmas songs, watch twinkling bands play, dancers sway, and floats fill the streets to warm your heart this holiday season.

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2019 Rooftop Rodeo

Rooftop Rodeo July 8-13, 2019

There’s non-stop, rip-roarin’ cowboy action in store for rodeo fans at Estes Park’s annual Rooftop Rodeo, a PRCA sanctioned event. It has been recognized as the best small rodeo in the nation, along with being named the top medium-sized rodeo in the Midwest, and the #1 summer rodeo in Colorado by Real American Cowboy Magazine. Nightly professional rodeo performances, with world-class stock from PRCA Hall of Fame stock contractor Cervi Championship Rodeo, combine with Mutton Bustin’ competition for the kids, and a parade through downtown Estes Park annual affair. Watch the Rooftop Rodeo live broadcast on Saturday, July 8th.

Leading up to Saturday’s Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night, the entire town will be showing support for cancer warriors and survivors as we Paint Estes Pink. You can honor a friend or loved-one on the Give Cancer the Boot Tribute, bid in a silent auction for a pink quilt, or make a donation — all will benefit individuals receiving cancer treatments at Estes Park Medical Center. Saturday night will be the Paint Estes Pink Finale including announcements of top business decorator and donation collector, the crowning of Mrs. Rooftop Rodeo, the winner of the quilt available for silent auction, and presentation of the funds raised for the Estes Park Medical Center’s Oncology Department being used to two new IV pumps. This equipment is used to administer high-risk medications, such as chemotherapy, when absolute precision and accuracy are critical.

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Estes Park 4th of July Fireworks Display

4th of July Celebration

INDEPENDENCE DAY FUN

Base Camp to Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park is the ideal all-American destination for Fourth of July celebrations. In addition to one of the most spectacular fireworks displays in the state (always held on July 4), this quintessential Colorado mountain village offers a variety of family-friendly festivities and events specifically tailored for the holiday, in addition to an abundance of outdoor recreation activities.

On Thursday, July 4th, 2019 spend the afternoon enjoying hiking, bike riding, paddle boating, miniature golf or check out the Coolest Car Show. More than 100 vehicles, from “Steam -to-Electric” will be displayed at the Estes Park Events Complex, located at the Fairgrounds at Stanley Park. Along with steam and electric cars, other street rods, stock cars, muscle cars, sports cars, vintage and classic cars will be on display.

At 7 p.m., the Estes Village Band tunes up for its annual patriotic concert featuring the works of John Philip Sousa and others. The concert is free to attend and will be held at the Performance Park Amphitheater, at the west end of downtown.

The Big Bang Concert is everything you are looking for in one location! A view of the fireworks along with music, food, local craft beer and wine at the Estes Park Fairgrounds in the Grandstands.

The Fireworks Show starts at 9:30pm over Lake Estes! You won’t want to miss one of Colorado’s most glorious fireworks displays! Find a grassy spot at Stanley Park, along the Lake Estes Trail or on your favorite mountainside to join in this annual tradition of national pride.

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Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

Ceremony, Culture & Celebration
June 21-23, 2019 – Fri 4-7pm, Sat 7am-5pm, Sun 7am-4pm

Come celebrate the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival! The Midsummer Festival is a Scandinavian tradition that celebrates the summer solstice. The festival is held in downtown Estes Park at Bond Park, located at the intersection of Elkhorn Avenue (US 34/36) and MacGregor Avenue.

Be entertained and educated about the Scandinavian traditions and culture with fun and lively dancing, exhibits, kids’ activities, and more! Whatever your heritage may be, join in the many families across the country from Scandinavians descent who gather at the festival to share their heritage.

The festivities begin Friday in the beer garden at 4:00 pm till 9:00pm. On Saturday at 9:30 am the festivities continue with the raising of the Maypole, followed by a Grand March entrance. Costumed representatives from each of the five Scandinavian countries enter the park carrying the flag of their country, followed by the national anthems. Dancing and live music continue all day with opportunities for the audience to participate in some dances.

Spend time browsing the large art & craft fair. Exhibitors will be selling traditional Scandinavian food, baked goods, decorations and hand-made crafts. The folk-art of decorative painting on wood called rosemaling in Norway, and dalamaling in Sweden, will be well-represented. Other exhibitors will have hand-crafted items such as pottery, fabric, woodworking, jewelry, painting, metal work, photography, glass and more. All the exhibitors will have some Scandinavian inspired or traditional work.  

The craft demonstration tent will have a combination of workshops and demonstrations, including hardangar and Swedish huck embroidery, spinning, lace knitting, and children’s knitting lessons. At the Lefse Tent one can see demonstrations on how to prepare these famous thin Norwegian potato pancakes.

Admire the Scandinavian automotive industry at the classic Saab and Volvo auto show, where many different models will be on display throughout the weekend.

Norway will be well represented by a Viking encampment re-enactment by the Fjellborg Vikings of Colorado. There will be swordsmanship, a Viking ship replica, traditional crafts and daily life demonstrations at the historically correct encampment. 

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Nestled next to the rambling waters of Fall River, Boulder Brook is ideally located to take advantage of the unique shopping of downtown Estes Park or the rugged splendor of the Rocky Mountain National more

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