Ponderosa Lodge Package Rates


Come and enjoy the peaceful Ponderosa Lodge and beautiful Estes Park with our huge deals! Stay 2 nights and get 25% off your stay. Stay an extra 3rd night, get the 2nd night at 25% off AND the 3rd night at 50% off!

Other packages available with our town events! Please call 1(800) – 628 – 0512 for more information. Enjoy our lodging special with a romantic play and stay weekend or bring the whole family! Awesome events happening in Estes Park through the holidays, check out these coming up soon:

Tree Lighting Ceremony
November 23, 2013
4:30 – 6:30 pm
Admission: Free
Riverside Plaza

At the intersection of Rockwell Street and Riverside Drive, Estes Park, CO 80517

Enjoy sweet treats and hot chocolate, radio flyer wagon rides, stocking and ornament decorating and visits with Santa from 4:30 to 5:15 pm in preparation for the special occasion. There will be speeches, introductions and the tree lighting (promptly at 5:30 pm).

Catch the Glow Holiday Parade & Celebration
November 29, 2013
Activities begin at noon, the parade starts at 5:30 pm
Admission: Free
Elkhorn Avenue
Downtown Estes Park, Estes Park, CO 80517

Estes Park celebrates the beginning of the holiday season. Beginning at noon children can visit with Santa and enjoy hay rides and pony rides. Whimsical characters and festive carolers entertain throughout the downtown area. At 5:30 pm, floats from the Catch the Glow Parade will feature thousands of tiny twinkling lights, storybook figures, angels, snowmen, marching bands, entertainers, wildlife characters and of course, Santa ends the parade!

Estes Park Winter Family Weekend
December 07 – 08, 2013
Estes Park

Round up the family and head to Estes Park for a winter holiday wonderland! Enjoy visits with Santa at the Old Church Shops on Saturday and Sunday, while carolers fill the village with the sounds of the season.

Start off the weekend with the Breakfast with Santa Family Fun Festival, Saturday Dec. 7th, From 8am – 11am, enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast (prices $6 adults, $5 ages 12 and under) Not having breakfast? No worries, other free activities including pictures with Santa, kids holiday arts & crafts, participate in one of the holiday games, watch the puppet show and sing Christmas carols. Located at the Estes Park Aquatic Center Gym.

Starting at 11am, settle in at the Estes Park Town Hall, across from Bond Park to catch a movie or two at the Christmas Movie Marathon, running from 11am – 5pm both Saturday and Sunday.

Mom and Dad looking to finish up some last-minute Christmas shopping? Enroll the kiddos in the special weekend Winter Day Camp (this weekend only!) at The YMCA of the Rockies. Half day or full-day camp sessions available. Fun games, gingerbread house decorating, snow fort building and more! Bring snow clothes for fun outdoor play!

YMCA of the Rockies Winter Day Camp, December 7th -8th, 2013

-Full Day: $36, 10am – 4pm; this includes lunch and snacks. $26 if you are lodging at YMCA of the Rockies for the weekend.
-Half Day: $15, 10am – 12pm or 1pm -4pm, includes snack.
-Register by contacting Courtney Danis, Youth Programs Director at or call 970-586-3341 x1282.
-Register soon! Max capcaity of 20 children per day.

Dasher Holiday 5K
December 14, 2013
Starting: 11:00 AM
Start Line at Bond Park

Warm up the holiday season with Estes Park’s Dasher 5K! Dress to impress with your best holiday outfits for this fun run starting from the heart of Downtown Estes Park, Bond Park.

Before the 5K the little elves in your family can run the kids fun run, safely around Bond Park.

Day-of registration begins at 9:30 in the Town Hall Building (right across from Bond Park.) Race time starts promptly at 11am.

Online Registration Coming Soon! Check back at for updated info.

Tinsel Tavern Tour
December 14, 2013
From: 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Tinsel Tavern Tour – 7pm -11pm

Don we now Christmas apparel for the Tinsel Tavern Tour! Starting at the kick-off party at The Estes Park Resort, enjoy live entertainment, appetizers and merriment before stepping onto the Elkhorn Express Trolley and head to a line-up of favorite Estes Park Taverns.

Tickets include…

• attendance to the official kick-off party including hoer d’oeuvres, music, door prizes and costume contest at the Estes Park Resort

• 5 drinks, one at each of the pub stops, including The Estes Park Resort, The World Famous Wheel Bar, Lonigan’s Saloon and more!

• a signature Tinsel Tavern Tour souvenir

• free shuttle rides from tavern-to-tavern and to participating lodging properties

• Elves on Tavern Shelves photo scavenger hunt with more prizes!

Single Ticket: $30
Pair of Tickets: $50
Non-alcoholic (DD) Ticket: $15 (Includes kick-off party, sodas, souvenir, shuttle rides and scavenger hunt.) Max capacity 200.

Ticket buyers and attendees must be 21 or older and present valid ID at entrance. By purchasing tickets, buyer certifies that he/she is 21 or older. Refunds will not be granted if attendee cannot present valid state-issued ID at event entrance.

Celebrating the nightlife and bars in Estes Park, the holiday costume theme carries over for this evening of fun and drinks, with participates being safely driven around town in the Estes Park trolley.

Luminary Holiday Shopping Evening
December 20 – 21, 2013
Downtown Estes Park

Finish last minute holiday shopping in Estes Park while hundreds of luminaries light up the sidewalks of Elkhorn Ave in downtown Estes Park. This special weekend, downtown shops will stay open late to welcome you into warm boutiques and shops to find signature Estes Park sweets, one-of-a-kind gifts and more. Friday, December 20th and Saturday December 21st will be a shopper’s paradise under the twinkling white lights adorning the trees and winter luminaries lighting your path.

Estes Park lodging, restaurants and spas will be offering you and your sweetheart couples specials, girlfriend shopping getaway packages and more! Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

New Year’s Eve
December 31, 2013
Stayed tuned for details on this celebration – coming soon!