Here's a view of the Rocky Mountains this week. People usually assume clouds are lying over the mountains. However, this is actually blowing snow. Did you know that Colorado has more than 50 mountains higher than 14,000 feet? However, Longs Peak is the only 14,000+ mountain within the Rocky Mountain National Park. Did you know that it was first climbed by John Wesley Powell in 1868? Since then, 58 people have died climbing or hiking Longs Peak.
Longs Peak is distinguishable by its peak which is called the "Key Hole." If you hike to the top, you will climb over the rocks in what is called the "Boulder Field." You can see this in the foreground. These boulders are the size of cars. For perspective, if you look carefully, you can see a stone structure just to the left of the Key Hole. This structure is 10 feet tall and is the Agnes Vaille Memorial. If you decide to climb Longs Peak, you want to get an early start. This is due to the fact that afternoon storms are common and bring deadly lightning. Most hikers begin before dawn. It is about 7 miles to the summit. The hardest part of the hike begins with the Boulder Field which is about 6.5 miles into the hike.
Our guests love our coffee bar. Some might say...why make changes when everything is great. Maybe they are right, but we don't think so.... We are constantly looking for ways to improve the experience of our guests. So what's changed?
We've added a new Keurig Coffee Machine, new Starbucks coffee syrups and several different kinds of sugars including imported brown sugar cubes.
These additions complement our regular coffee machine, waffle maker, toaster, coffee grinder, complementary coffee, tea and creamers.
We also offer a thermos, cooler and picnic backpack for our guest to use during their stay.
If you haven't done it yet, please book your next Estes Park vacation at The Overlook. You won't be disappointed!!!!!!
In our never ending quest to provide the best experience possible for our guests, we have added natural bath salts that were custom made especially for The Overlook. There is nothing more relaxing than soaking in our large soaking bathtub and using these bath salts. We provide four different bath salts that provide many health and wellness benefits as well as addressing issues such as hangovers, tired muscles, need to relax, anti fungal and anti inflammation properties, etc. For the best possible experience, you should fill the soaking bath tub first. Just before you enter the bathtub, simply add one scoop of one of our custom natural bath salts. Enter, turn on our flame free candles, and enjoy your vacation as you sit in the tub consuming your favorite beverage while overlooking the entire Estes Valley from the birds eye view perspective provided at The Overlook. What could be better?