Cascades - The Stanley Hotel
Cascades - The Stanley Hotel

Cascades - The Stanley Hotel

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.stanleyhotel.com/dining/cascades
  • Phone: 9705774001
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30pm - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Richard Beichner
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Offering a selection of seven distinct spaces to accommodate every need. Please contact us for details.
  • Private Party Contact: George Hanna 9705774001

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Taxi service and in season free trolley service.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Cascades - The Stanley Hotel
Cascades, a Classic American Restaurant and Steakhouse, is housed in the historic 103-year old Stanley Hotel. Join us for, breakfast, lunch or dinner in our dining room. Stop by for a cocktail in our lounge as our bartenders hand craft a cocktail from our historic cocktails menu.


The menu features certified Angus beef, fresh seafood, sandwiches, pasta and Colorado specialties. The chef has tailored a menu to compliment our local cuisine while introducing some American favorites, with a "farm to plate," influence. We also offer house-made gelatos, desserts and crème brulees.

Our bar and lounge offer complete dinner service, along with fine beverage selections and a menu of over 500 whiskies. Ask our Whiskey Concierge to help select a distinctive flight. The wine program will awaken your inner sommelier. We have an extensive list with Old World and New World selections, that will excite the novice or the aficionado with great depth and breadth.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Cascades - The Stanley Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (43)scenic view (31)romantic (26)great for lunch (21)great for outdoor dining (18)fit for foodies (18)great for brunch (16)vibrant bar scene (15)late-night find (11)notable wine list (10)kid-friendly (9)neighborhood gem (8)good for groups (8)hot spot (7)Show More
  • 2 Night Getaway at the Stanley
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We made reservations ahead (a must) for the night. I had a lamb shank with lentils. It was superb. Earlier that morning we had breakfast. The banana caramel French toast was outstanding. I also had my first taste of freshly made on the spot vegetable juice. Delicious. The 2nd morning I had egg white spinach frittata. Also good, but loved the French toast more, and had another round of vegetable juice. Now, the wait staff was excellent the first two times. On the last time, breakfast, the service was not so good. We found ourselves having to get up and get our own coffee, staff was not to be found. I thought I would die of thirst waiting for water. We had to beg for the check so we could leave. Still, I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner at Cascades
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The food, once we got it, was excellent. However, the service left a bit to be desired. Our server was not very friendly or attentive; she seemed to be hurried and overwhelmed. We "finally" got some bread when our entrée arrived, (which was after a long wait due to our ordering the entrée that the restaurant had run out of and was having to prepare more of). We kept seeing other tables get bread either right after they were seated or right after they got their drinks, so we finally had to ask for bread........and it still took a very long time (until we got our entrée). However, like previously said, the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • B-day dinner with my Family
    TicosdeColorado
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Last Friday I had dinner with my family, and the experience was very pleasant. I have 6 and 10 year old boys and they loved the ambience and had a really good time. It was my wife's birthday, and I was very pleased with how the night turned out. The food was very very good. My wife had the halibut fish, she loved it, perfect portions and very well cooked. My kids and I had the NY steak with the smashed potatoes. The steak was delicious and the smashed potatoes were unbelievably good my, kids ate it all. The service was outstanding. I will definitely go back with my family and have dinner again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LocalgirlVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    A great way to finish your day at a fascinating hotel! The meal was exceptional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • iamtraveler
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    In Denver on business, made a reservation for 1; was shown to a table around the back corner next to a very large group which was happily and loudly celebrating. When I asked if I could be seated in a quieter location, I was told there were no other tables available (evidently the parties who had reservations at the 6 or 7 open tables had not yet arrived.) When I said I would not take the table offered and left, I was offered the alternative of sitting outside on the patio (65 degrees, 6:30 pm in September). I did not stay. Would not advise for single diners, and would also suggest a clear statement that a table "around the back corner" would not be acceptable. Extremely dissappointed, drove all the way from Denver just for dinner.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Dinner
    EatinInTheRockies
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I mentioned in the online reservations that it was my husband's birthday. Both the hostess and our waitress mentioned happy birthday to him and the waitress bought him a drink! The food was outstanding, service just a bit slow but then it was a relaxing evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cascades
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We really enjoyed the restaurant. The service was constant but not overbearing. They have a Scotch list that is overwhelming but the waitress was more than able to help us navigate through it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mountain View American Treasure
    Kundogg
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The hotel itself is a national and historical icon. Prices were fair, staff was extremely professional. The food, I cannot praise enough. The best I've ever had, the meatloaf was drool worthy! Definitely make a reservation and take a camera. I sat near the paper Jim Carey in Dumb and Dumber stood by and said no way man walks on the moon. Being from a small town like me that was pretty epic lol. My family likes Ghost Hunters, though we did not have any experiences, it was still a big deal to be where they found paranormal activity. The place is absolutely breathtaking! Definitely a tourist spot, still worth checking it out. Didn't have time, but check into the tours too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful vacation spot
    kajb
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This was a great honeymoon spot. My new husband and I were completely happy with our experience. We would definitely recommend going here!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HORRIFIC
    HORRIFICVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Service at Cascades was awful. We arrived on time for our res., and asked the hostess to visit the bar before dinner. Forty minutes later, this courtesy was upended by a rude waitress who stated "you missed your time" and "there is no table for you". The waitress proceeded to argue with the hostess in front of our party as though we had committed a crime. I followed up the next day with the F&B Manager (who apologized), and I wrote a letter to The Stanley Hotel GM. As of today, two weeks later, I have not received a reply. The Cascades is billed as the best restaurant in Estes Park. Perhaps, but it would not stay in business if it were in Denver or any of the other ski resorts in Colorado. Don't waste your time or money!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    Irishxxx
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was great and our waiter well she was awesome... Give this place a try and enjoy the scenic views..
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant experience
    MileHigh
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The elk, buffalo meatloaf was excellent. A special Colorado treat. The menu was small, but with choices that would please anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautifully Historic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Amazing bar and setting. Dining room is like stepping back in time with beautiful historic finishes and furnishing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fabulous!
    mikennicole3
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We came here for our 3 year wedding anniversary. We were greatly surprised to have our own room for our dining experience!!! The food was great! We Had the halibut and walleye for our main course and trout dip for the appetizer. We were too full for dessert! We did the 90 min paranormal tour, which was great! Got a pic with an orb in it and I felt like my legs were being touched during the tour which, as we learned during the tour, was a characteristic of one of the "ghosts". And if it was nothing still pretty cool! Amazing place. Would definitely come back! Hope to stay there sometime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    MGM1
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The food was great, service was excellent and it was a great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this historic hotel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Once again, we enjoyed a fabulous dinner at Cascades in The Stanley. The menu was unusual and delicious, service was good, and of course the setting can't be beat. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Enjoyed the evening!
    kokonutot
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The food and wine were excellent and we enjoyed a celebratory evening with dear friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cgianel1VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I was very underwhelmed by the food and service. The waiter recommended the tacos and they turned out to be some shredded pork with a few white onions and some cilantro on top and that was it. It barely filled is up.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I would recommend, but...
    LFay
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I will admit, I was a bit disappointed in the overall atmosphere. It's probably my own fault for not doing more research, but I was under the impression that the mountains would be visible while dining. Also, I expected a bit more from the interior of the restaurant. It was nice, but not quite as elegant as I was expecting. I was a little put off by the servers wearing blue jeans, but as my fiance reminded me, it is a pretty outdoorsy and touristy area. I was also a bit disappointed that the 1/2 bottles of wine on the menu were all but out. We just ordered a couple of glasses. But the food itself was very good! We ordered a wonderful shrimp appetizer, steaks, yukon cold potatoes and brussels sprouts. All delicious! Spendy, though.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HonuVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Unfortunately the food was not prepared as requested - Medium/rare steak was Medium/well. Sent it back and got on that was way too rare.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Way overpriced. The food was good but not that good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • HonuVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Our nephew ordered a steak - medium/rare - it was served medium/well. We had it returned - the second steak was rare but he decided to eat it anyway. Took too long to get our food and he didn't want us waiting again. Meal was okay nothing to rave about. Location - The Stanley Hotel - made it worthwhile.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent lunch
    Vacationer
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food and service were outstanding. The meatloaf was spectacular.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service
    AChefof20years
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We were seated promptly by host and received menus and wine list. The busser also severed us water quickly, unfortunately that was the end of our service. After we waited for more than 15 minutes with out another soul checking on us we went somewhere else. We will not recommend this restaurant to anyone. Technically we can not rate food or service because we didn't receive either.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not what I expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Nice bar but lessens the "elegant" dining expirence when you can see the the from your table
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We loved it
    BigD
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    It is not cheap but what great experiences are. We made memories and they never go away. Good food., great service and an elegant setting. My daughter from Oxford, England said it was "keen fun in a posh setting".
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Becky O'Reilly
    Becky
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    My husband, grandchildren and myself were all really impressed with everything. The food and service were wonderful and we all enjoyed everything about it. We were in town on vacation and decided it would be a great place to visit while there. I've been recommending it to everyone I talked to about my vacation.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOT a FINE dinning experience
    stanley
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Overpriced, mediocre service and food. I would not recommend this unless the prices reflected the mediocre food and service. The only 2 positives were kid friendly menu and ambiance. We found better tasting food elsewhere. Very disappointing experience. Several hours prior to our reservation we received a call from the Cascades confirming our reservation. They even asked us how many child menus we would need. We were 5 minutes early for our reservation. We were told to wait for our "reservation" time. No big deal we did. Our reservation time came and went. We were seated 25 minutes after our reservation time. THEN after placing our order waited 45 minutes for our food. Staff was appropriately apologetic. At best, mediocre overall.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First timer
    wineme
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The Stanley is certainly a must see. Hotel is historic and fun. Cascade restaurant is very pretty, but we found the menu pretty limited and prices on the very high side. I am happy to pay for an excellent meal but what you're paying for here is being a tourist.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Breakfast
    justforus
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Was very quiet this morning. Food was very good and the restaurant very nice.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Customer Service
    atfmb
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Made a reservation because I assumed they would be busy on a holiday weekend - I was wrong. There were a lot of empty tables. The hostess stand was empty when we arrived. When she appeared, I apologized for being slightly late and she said my table had been 'very ready for quite some time'. After we were seated I asked my friend if I'd just been given attitude from the hostess - she said 'yes'. The waiter took our order, brought drinks and food - then we never saw him again for quite some time. No one checked on is or offered refills of drinks. When the waiter finally reappeared, he took my glass to refill and never brought it back! So sad such a wonderful place had such poor customer service. We left and see no reason to go back.
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  • Terrible ribeye!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I will never eat there again. Sent my steak back, since it was all fat. Worst meal in Estes.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    PRICES ARE GOOD FOR A UPSCALE RESTAURANT, BUT THIS IS NOT A UPSCALE RESTAURANT. STEAKS WERE COLD, SERVICE SLOW, AND WAITRESS SHOULD BE IN DINER. 3RD TIME THERE, AND ITS THE LAST. NO SIGNS OF MANAGER ASKING HOW YOUR DINNER WAS, OR DID THEY REALLY CARE. FOR 4 PEOPLE 210.00, I'D RATHER GO TO THE OUTBACK.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food
    Virginiatraveler
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I had a most delicious kale salad, it was crunchy. A healthy salad is a welcome treat when you are on the road.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fantastic Birthday dinner...
    Moelicious
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Requested a special table for my lovely wifes birthday celebration. We were seated at the best table in the restaurant. Overlooking the waterfall and gardens was exquisite. Our waiter, Bishwa, was from Nepal. Spoke beautifully with a soothing voice. Extremely attentive without being intrusive. Ask for him. Cindy had the lamb shank and I the halibut. Both were perfect. Bishwa paired the wines fabulously. The birthday desert was on the house. Out of this world presentation. A must when in Estes Park.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place for Lunch!
    MiasMum
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The only downside, no outside dining on Wednesdays. But our server was great and they could not have been more accommodating. The food was delicious. All 3 of us ordered differently. The kale salad, street tacos and turkey wraps. All were delicious! The bartender does not skimp on the alcohol either
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    This restaurant is located in the Stanley Hotel. I was expecting it to be comparable to the hotel's reputation but was disappointed. The menu sounded nice but the food did not rise to the occasion. It was mediocre in imagination and flavor.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mimi
    mimiVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The Stanley is an absolutely beautiful hotel in a spectacular location but the dining room is open to the bar which on the Saturday night I was there was extremely noisy. The wait staff were pleasant enough although rushed. Sadly there is no view from the dining room. The whole building was teeming with guests many of whom seemed to be sight-seeing. The food was reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • locals
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The creme brulee is outstanding and beautiful. The ham and cheese sounded like an incredible blend of flavors by the menu but both of the ladies in our party felt it was overpowered in flavor with the ham and needed to have more cheese to blend better. The steak sandwich without a bun was very tasty. We had two of us in our party who must eat gluten free and found no real options so we had to get creative (turkey wrap with no wrap and steak sandwich with no bun), and both of us found the flavors were good and enjoyable. By far this is one of the most overall enjoyable dining experiences available in Estes Park and we were not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A "MUST TRY" IN ESTES,CO!
    30THOKIES
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    WE WERE VISITING FROM OKLAHOMA AND DINED HERE TO CELEBRATE OUR 30TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY.tHE FOOD EXCELLENT-STAFF ACCOMIDATING- THEY WENT OUT OF THEIR WAY TO SEE THAT WE HAD A GREAT DINING EXPEREINCE. OUR QUESTIONS ON OUR ENTREE SELECTION AND EXTRAS WERE ALL ANSWERED. THE BREAD WAS FRESH AND WARM AS WELL AS THE OLIVE OIL TO DIP IN. THEY EVEN TOOK OUR PICTURE FOR US. WE HAD A VERY SPECIAL TIME AND WILL CERTAINLY GO BACK. WE ENJOYED ALL THE LITTLE EXTRAS OFFERED AT THE STANLEY AND WE TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THEM! WE WERE THANKFUL WE MADE THE STANLEY ONE OF OUR CHOICES DURING OUR COLORADO ANNIVERSARY TRIP.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.