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Black Canyon Inn in Estes Park, CO

Black Canyon Inn in Estes Park, CO


Our spacious vacation rentals in Estes Park include comfortable one, two and three-bedroom condos as well as a rustic log cabin. Black Canyon Inn is a northwest facing property on fourteen sloping acres with natural rock formations, mature pines and incredible mountain views. Each condo at Black Canyon Inn provides our guests a comfortable, at home feeling during their time in Estes Park.  Guests will find a fully equipped kitchen, living area with a stone faced gas fireplace, private bedrooms, a two person jetted bath tub, and a patio or balcony to enjoy the views.  We are a half mile from downtown Estes Park and a short 5 miles to Rocky Mountain National Park.


Established in 1992.

In 1927 the first structure was built on the property.  It was a small log guest house and is now available to guests as a rental year round. In 1929 Charles Chapman built the beautiful log structure, housing the Twin Owls Steakhouse, as a home for the Wayne Stacey family. In 1965 Dr. Curry Meyers bought the ranch and started to develop it as the Meyers 3M Guest Ranch. At this time he remodeled the interior of the main building to make it a restaurant. Not long after, the property was re-named the Black Canyon Inn for its location and views of the Black Canyon, over MacGregor Ranch, in the Rocky Mountain National Park. Since that time there have been several other owners.  Today, The Black Canyon Inn is under the ownership of Mr. Jim Sloan. He purchased the property in 1992, and began an almost 20 year project to create what we now have.  The old guest cabins have been replaced by 5 lodge buildings, housing 21 condos available for your enjoyment.


Company Info:

Rating: 3.43

Address: 800 MacGregor Ave, Estes Park, CO, 80517
  • Mon: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Hotels in Estes Park, CO



Comments (7):

1. Tara S.
Great, convenient location.  The rooms were rustic, but were fine for us.  The bathrooms were huge, which was nice, and we had a kitchen in our unit, which, although strangely stocked with odds and ends of dishes, glassware, etc, was still great to have.  I do wish the amenities were a bit updated, the television was seriously old school, the pillows on the bed were old and mismatched, and the coffeemaker had seen better days (and a lot of them), however, the gas fireplace in our room was wonderful and came in very handy when we had an unexpected 6" of snow one day (early October, this is a little unusual, even for Colorado!)  With the fireplace, college football, and pizza delivery we managed to survive ;).

All in all, a great place to stay in Estes Park.  I definitely would consider it a good value.

12/10/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
2. Nicole P.
I stayed at Black Canyon Inn for my wedding that took place on April 13, 2013. After doing a lot of research about having a wedding in Colorado, I chose Black Canyon Inn because of how gorgeous, affordable and accommodating it is for small intimate weddings (We had 85 guests). Because my wedding was in April, I got the low season rates. I can't say enough about the beautiful cabin we stayed in (F7) and the amazing staff from BCI who helped make my wedding day perfect.

They have a gorgeous pavilion on site where weddings are held. The view is breathtaking and I can't imagine a better place to exchange vows. Rosemary, who coordinated my wedding here is wonderful and an absolute doll! Planning a wedding from another state seemed intimidating, but Rosemary helped me rest easy throughout the whole process. She responds so quickly to email correspondence. There are SO many things she did to accommodate me and my wedding guests, and she does everything with a smile. The rehearsal and the ceremony went smoothly with her guidance. The restaurant on site, Twin Owls Steakhouse, was perfect for hosting our reception. Everyone could walk right over from the ceremony.

Our room was completely updated and gorgeous. Everything was clean and nice. The rooms come stocked with cooking and dinnerware as well as other odds and ends that might make your vacation more comfortable- board games, books, hot chocolate, etc.  I loved taking advantage of the huge jet tub! And it was a real bonus to have a washer and dryer in the room!

I definitely recommend Black Canyon Inn! Before you book your cabin, hop online and take a look at each of the rooms so you can choose which one you prefer. Each room is a little different with different amenities.

15/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
3. J N.
We looked at the Black Canyon Inn for a wedding spot and although it looks like a promising place, we were off put by interactions with the staff.

Calls weren't returned, and then when we finally got someone who could authoritatively answer questions, they were rude and condescending. And these were for very basic questions. Our thoughts were that if they conducted business like this from the get-go, how would they be with planning an elaborate wedding and dealing with our guests and family. We ended up going somewhere else  (and dealing with people who couldn't be more pleasant and professional).

They have a great location and setup - however, it never ceases to amaze me how poorly run businesses and unprofessional employees can ruin what should be an otherwise great boutique inn.

19/04/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
4. Douglas C.
If you are in need of a wheelchair accessible condo, you couln't ask for more!  Being wheelchair bound for 40+ years, this was constructed by people in the know.
Bathroom, bedrooms, bed location, all were just right.  If need of a roll-in shower, not there, but bench seating is.
I asked for bushes to be trimmed back as to not scratch my van and it was done pronto.  If ever in the Estes Park area again, this will be my go to place!

10/11/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. Kizzy S.
We had a nice enough stay at Black Canyon Inn - location was great and you can't beat the view. We were there as part of a wedding party so there were several other friends staying on property as well -- I feel like we got a little shafted, only because we seemed to be in the oldest unit on site but paid the same amount as everyone else. Make sure before you book, since these units are all individually owned, that you really take a look at the photos of the specific unit you are renting so you aren't unpleasantly surprised.  The cabin was spacious, were centrally located and had a beautiful mountain view every morning.....so, overall, it was an ok stay.

17/09/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
6. Drew S.
The location is great. It's just a couple minutes from downtown. The units no matter the size are all very nice and I think the price was definitely affordable. Elk roam freely throughout the front end of the property and the views are certainly picturesque.

I won't go into great detail about this place because other reviewers have already done that for me. What I will say is why I had to take away two stars. The reasons are simple:

1. One they have some weird smoking policy (I don't even smoke btw) that you can only smoke in your car or in one tiny designated smoking area. It was annoying having to watch my friends treck so far just to have a smoke in the evening.

2. No laundry or cleaning service.

3. One front desk employee was super nice but another staffer was extremely curt when I was asking for some help and it was really off-putting. (One rude employee can ruin an experience.)

4. The onsite restaurant has a weird policy of no ordering "doubles" for mixed drinks.

And finally, Wi-Fi or lack thereof. Well it was free and I guess you get what you pay for because it was pretty much non-existant. Not just in my room but anywhere I tried to grab a signal. In 2014 sub-par or non-existant Wi-Fi is just as annoying as a telephone not working or a broken toilet. You guys really need to fix that.

Nevertheless, the good outweighed the bad and in the off-season the price is certainly right.


20/05/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
7. Jeff L.
Surprisingly close to town. Excellent accommodations in a quiet cove between some amazing rock formations. The only reason I don't give this 5 stars is that I expected a bit more isolation with our choice of the Columbine Cabin. It seemed off the path when I looked at the web site, but is about 40 feet from the restaurant and adjacent to a parking lot. Regardless of this, it was quiet and cozy and truly beautiful. See pano shot from the porch.

03/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0