Lodge & Travel

We have reserved space on a  huge property consisting of numerous cabins, homes and lodge rooms.  We recommend staying at the Lodge so you are in close proximity to all classes and functions.  This venue will charge individuals $10 per day, if you stay off property.  

The Lodge rooms also include breakfast and lunch.  If you would like to add on supper to any meal, just let the staff know when you book your room, or when you arrive at the property.  If you really want to save some money, each room can accommodate 4 people.  

There are a lot of wonderful restaurants in Estes Park.  A list will be post to some of our favorites closer to the event date.

  • Full private bath
  • All linens and towels included
  • Each room has two queen beds and one single floor futon mattress
  • Breakfast and lunch included.
  • Free wireless internet access

Tip for sharing a room!

Lodging is priced per person.  If you do not care about getting the included breakfast and lunch, then only list one person for your room.  You can split your meals and lodging price based on just one.

Meals at Aspen Dining Room

Current hours
Breakfast  :7:00 – 9:00,
Lunch:  11:30 – 1:30

Lunch and dinner offer a fresh salad bar with healthy toppings and a wide variety of great entrees.  Don’t forget to stop by the dessert table and taste our baker’s homemade goodies!  Meals are available on a pay-as-you-go basis.  Dinners are served from 5:00 - 7:30pm $15

The Rustic Cafe:
Located in the Administration Building, the Rustic Café is a perfect place to grab a bite to eat before heading out for a hike or taking in the views! We serve a wide variety of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack items. Wake up early and sip a fresh cup of coffee. Grab a sandwich and snacks to-go. Indulge in homemade specialty desserts, cookies, fudge and fresh baked goods from our bakery!

Order a fresh made pizza from Y’s Guys Pizza at the Rustic Cafe. They offer traditional selections of toppings plus specialty pizzas including the Flat Top Cheese Pizza, The Samson Veggie and more. Pizza only available during summer months only. For the full pizza menu, visit the Rustic Cafe for an order form.

Hours vary; call 970-586-3341, ext. 1016 to check.


Take the family!

The YMCA of the Rockies is the perfect place to bring your whole family.  If you are only coming with your spouse, you may find it less expensive to book directly with the YMCA of the Rockies, as the Event lodging has been planned for students sharing rooms.  

If coming with your family check out the cabins on the property.  You can get a 2 bedroom cabin (sleeps 4) for only $149 a night and they have cabins going all the way up to a 5 bedroom.  There a LOT of activities on the property that will keep your kids occupied for hours.  Click this link for a list of activities.  http://ymcarockies.org/activities/  Cabin reservations DO NOT include any meals.


Here are some links you may find useful when traveling.


Denver International
8500 Peña Blvd, Denver, CO 80249

Code: DEN
Distance to Event location: 72 Miles

Driving Directions to Estes Park Center from Denver International Airport 

  • Exit airport via Pena Blvd.
  • Merge onto I-70 W
  • Merge onto I-270 N/W
  • Which becomes HWY 36
  • Stay on HWY 36 through the town of Lyons and eventually through downtown Estes Park.

About 2 miles out of town, you will come to another traffic light, at the intersection of HWY 36, and Mary’s Lake Road. Continue straight through that intersection. Immediately past that intersection, get into the left lane, this will take you off of HWY 36 and onto HWY/spur 66.

Once you are on spur 66 (also known as Tunnel Road) you only have another 2.5 miles left to go. Our entrance is on the right side of the road. Look for the large sign that reads: Estes Park Center, YMCA of the Rockies.

Check in at the Administration Building – the large brown building with the flagpole in front if it, just past the Chapel.

If you need additional help, call our switchboard operator at (970) 586-3341. When you hear the electric attendant answer immediately, press 0 to reach one of our operators.



Need a shuttle service from Denver International Airport? We recommend the Estes Park Shuttle.  $45 from DEN to Estes Park.  Visit them online or via phone at 970-488-9950.

You can compare airline fares by date using Orbitz.



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