A membership is not required to make reservations. Members of YMCA of the Rockies receive advanced reservation priority for one cabin per stay, plus a $15 per night discount. Any YMCA member receives a $15 per night discount through the YMCA Away program. You must provide proof of membership upon check-in.
You may either make an online reservation through our website, or call our reservationists at 1-800-777-9622. While everyone may make a lodge room reservation at any time, family cabins are reserved through our unique cabin priority system outlined below:
- Cabin Donors earn first priority
Estes Park Center is a not-for-profit organization and all of our family cabins have been generously donated by families who are committed to helping us fulfill our mission. These donors pay the same nightly rate as our guests, but they receive first priority when making their reservation requests.
- Members earn second priority
A YMCA of the Rockies annual membership entitles you to receive second priority when placing a reservation request for cabins. If you would like to become a YMCA of the Rockies member, please visit our Membership page.
- Non-members can make reservations
You do not have to be a member to stay at Estes Park Center. Our online and phone reservations for cabins open to non-members on these dates:
Summer/Fall: April 5 (for cabin reservations June 1 through November 30)
Winter/Spring: October 5 (for cabin reservations December 1 through May 30)
Yes, all bedding and towels are provided in cabins and lodge rooms at Estes Park Center. There are limited toiletries provided. We recommend that guests bring their own shampoo, conditioner and hair dryer. YMCA of the Rockies also provides toilet paper, tissues, drinking glasses and soap.
Yes, we have handicapped-accessible cabins, lodge rooms and retreat cabins. You cannot reserve handicapped-accessible lodging online. You must call our reservation staff at 1-800-777-9622.
YMCA of the Rockies strives to promote recreation and activity for our guests to come together and experience the Rockies. Thus, the majority of our cabins and lodge rooms do not have TVs. There is a large-screen TV located in the Rustic Cafe.
Cabins have gas or electric heat, fully-equipped kitchens with refrigerator and stoves with ovens, microwaves in all cabins (except the 2 bedroom basic cabins), telephones and one or more bathrooms. Linens, bath and dish towels, dishes and cooking utensils are provided. Cabins do not have TVs; TVs are only available in our vacation homes, which also come with a microwave and dishwasher.
Lodge rooms do not have cooking facilities or TVs. Towels and bedding are provided.
Well-behaved pets are allowed in 2-5 bedroom cabins. 2 pet maximum. Pets must be leashed at all times when outdoors. There is a pet charge of $10 per pet, per night. Pets are not allowed in retreat cabins or lodge rooms.
We will carefully consider your preferences, but we cannot guarantee cabin location or specific cabin assignment. To reserve a handicapped-accessible cabin or lodge room, please call our reservationists at 1-800-777-9622.
Check-in after 3:00 pm at the front desk in the Administration Building. Please be aware that on busy summer days, weekends, or holidays, your cabin or lodge room may not be available until after 6:00 pm. If you arrive before your room or cabin is ready, you are welcome to use all of our facilities. Check-out is at 10:00 am. You are welcome to use our facilities the entire day of check-out.
We do not have any hot tubs on our property. We do have an indoor, heated pool that is open year-round.
We will refund 75% of your deposit if you cancel your reservation more than 30 days prior to your arrival date. No refund will be made if your reservation is canceled less than 30 days prior to your arrival date.
Once you check-in, you are responsible for paying for the nights you have booked. We accept Mastercard, VISA, Discover, American Express, personal checks, travelers checks and cash. *Special exceptions may apply.
Estes Park Center is approximately 75 miles northwest of Denver. Drive time is approximately 1.5 - 2 hours in good road and traffic conditions. Estes Park Center is located at 2515 Tunnel Road, Estes Park, Colorado, 80511.
The nearest downhill and cross-country ski facility is Eldora, located one hour south on Highway 7.
Estes Park Center has free wireless internet access throughout the property. The signal is strongest in the Administration Building and lodges, only some of the cabins receive a wireless signal. Cell phone reception is dependent on the type of phone and service provider, but signals tend to be weak overall. There are public phones available for guest use.
We offer day passes for $15 per person, per day. Day passes can be purchased at Sweet Memorial program building or the Administration Building front desk. Guests staying at Estes Park Center receive first priority for all activities, so there may be times when activities are filled to capacity with on-grounds guests.
Estes Park Center does not have a traditional workout gym. We encourage guests to exercise through the many recreational activities available, such as hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, swimming in our indoor pool and more.
Cabins do not come with grills. For fire safety, no charcoal grills are to be used on grounds. Gas grills can be rented from the Conference Department (ext 1021). We do have two cook-out fire pits which can be reserved at no cost through the Program Department (ext 1104) and firerings for s'mores can be reserved for $15 (includes two bundles of firewood and fire starter package) through the Program Department (ext 1104).
When allowed, campfires can be held only in designated campfire sites. Check with the Program Department (ext. 1104) to reserve a campfire site.
Guests in cabins with wood-burning fireplaces may purchase bundles of wood at Sweet Memorial for $4 per bundle. Afterhours, wood can be purchased at the Administration Building. Wood gathering is not permitted on the Estes Park Center grounds.
Our new guest laundry facility is located in the lower level of the Longhouse on the east side of the building. It is open seven days per week, 24 hours per day. Coin-operated washers and dryers are available, along with laundry detergent.
There are recycling bins in various locations on grounds for paper, aluminum, plastic and glass. The main collection point is by the fire station, just north of miniature golf. Please help us reduce, reuse and recycle.
We are proud that Estes Park Center provides a clean-air environment. Please respect our non-smoking policy in all facilities. We provide special fire-safe ashtrays in several outdoor areas designated for smoking.
Alcoholic beverages are not sold on-grounds and may be consumed only in the privacy of your room, cabin or group meeting space.
We are located at 8,010 feet above sea level. Above 8,000 feet, oxygen is approximately 45% less dense and there is 50% to 80% less humidity than sea level. Altitude sickness can affect anyone, regardless of age or fitness level. Visitors from lower elevations may notice shortness of breath, fatigue, dizziness, headaches and/or nausea.
To alleviate these symptoms, we recommend drinking plenty of water (64 ounces daily), get lots of rest, eat lightly and avoid caffeine and alcohol. Ibuprofen and altitude sickness medication is available for purchase at our General Store.
Please call 970-586-3341, ext. 1225. Items turned in to Lost and Found are held for 14 days.
Weather can vary dramatically over the course of a day because of our altitude (8,010 feet above sea level). We recommend bringing a variety of clothing layers. To check the current weather and monthly averages, please check this site: http://www.weather.com/weather/today/USCO0130:1:US
Yes, cribs are available to use for free. Please call housekeeping at ext. 1142 before you arrive.
Special arrangements can be made to accommodate food allergies. Please call our Food Service Department at 970-586-3341, ext. 1128.
There is a grocery store roughly two miles away, at the intersection of 66 and Mary's Lake Road. There is also a Safeway store in downtown Estes Park, roughly four miles away.
YMCA of the Rockies has a strict no marijuana policy. We are a mission-based organization where we build healthy spirit, mind and body - therefore we do not allow marijuana at Estes Park Center.