Spring is one of the more beautiful times of year here in Estes Park, as nature leaves the chill of winter behind to renew life upon the land. With so much wildlife and scenic beauty about, one would almost expect to see the Easter Bunny hopping about, leaving eggs about the Rocky Mountain for little ones to find. There’s a magic here you won’t find many other places during Estes Park Easter, especially when you’re staying in a log cabin that’s close by and attuned to nature.
Features of Our Easter Rentals
Create new memories for your family when you stay in one of our cabins over the Easter holiday. Our Easter cabins feature two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Best of all, the two bedrooms are both master suites, offering all guests the same access to a luxurious sleeping haven. Enjoy space and privacy from friends or family, with one master located on the upper level and the other located on the main level. When everyone is ready to join together, the great rooms in our cabins offer a welcoming space for enjoying a meal, watching a movie, playing games, or simply gathering over drinks to chat.
The interiors of our cabins feature soaring two-story vaulted wood beam ceilings, a stone fireplace, and a two-story wall of windows looking out over magnificent views. Many of our cabins boast views over Lake Estes and the mountains beyond. Easter offers a great chance for enjoying the outdoor living spaces surrounding the cabin. Sip drinks on the deck, take a soak in the hot tub, or hide Easter eggs throughout the manicured lawn for your little ones to find! It’s no problem being away from home for Easter when you can stay in a luxurious home away from home at one of our Estes Park Easter rentals!
Easter Activities in Estes Park
For fun for the whole family, the Estes Valley Community Center puts on an annual Easter egg hunt and breakfast with the Easter bunny in the days leading up to the holiday. Enjoy a pancake breakfast feast, followed by photos with the Easter bunny himself. Then over 6,000 eggs are up for grabs outside the center, where kids will be delighted to hunt and discover hidden candy and prizes. This free event is a hit with both locals and travelers alike.
If your Easter tradition involves attending a church service on Easter morning, there are plenty of options available in Estes Park. From a breathtaking sunrise service at the Estes Park Events Complex Grandstand to something more traditional later in the day, several religious services can be found throughout town.
Be Very Quiet When Looking for Rabbits
We can’t guarantee that you’ll spy the Easter Bunny hopping about the Rocky Mountains, but if you’re out and about at the right time during Easter in Estes Park you may spot one of the Rocky Mountains’ snowshoe hares, so named for the large hind feet that act as snowshoes. They have two fur coats, a primarily white one in the winter and a gray-brown one for the summer. The hares are mainly nocturnal and feed mostly at dusk and dawn. Their days are spent sleeping, grooming and avoiding predators. Their mating season is from March to August.
Candy is Dandy
What is an Estes Park Easter without chocolate and jellybeans? One that’s lacking in sweetness, that’s for certain. For all things chocolate you’ll want to try the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory at 517 Big Thompson Avenue. The factory sells milk chocolate, dark chocolate, nutty chocolate, fudge, truffles, and much more. Sugar-free chocolates are also available for those with dietary restrictions or who are simply looking to cut down on their sugar. And then there’s the Old Fashion Candy Store at 102 West Elkhorn Avenue for a more traditional throwback to candy shops of yesteryear.
Laura’s Fine Candies, located at 129 E Elkhorn Ave, asserts that they have been “spoiling dinner since 1970.” This is a delectable place to spoil your Easter dinner, or with enough self-control, savor it as a post-dinner dessert. With over fifty years of candy making experience, Laura’s still offers candy made the old-fashioned way – in small batches with copper kettles and wooden paddles. Pick up some candy to fill the Easter basket or treat yourself to a sweet morsel after your Easter brunch. Laura’s Fine Candies offers toffee, fudge, specialty popcorns, bret bars, caramels, and saltwater taffy. Bring your sweet tooth and indulge at any of these outstanding local dessert and candy companies!
An Estes Park Easter Dinner You Won’t Forget
No need to stress about how you’ll prepare the traditional Easter in Estes Park ham, or a roast lamb or chicken. Our cabins’ kitchens can come with custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances, serving dishes, and utensils to ensure that you can whip up and serve your culinary creations in comfort. There’s also a variety of top-notch restaurants that Estes Park is home to. Consider the Waterfront Grille, located conveniently close to our cabins at the Estes Park Resort. Other restaurants that have offered special Easter brunches in the past include Twin Owls Steakhouse, Latitude 105, The Stanley Hotel, and Seasoned. Whether you want to prepare your own feast or leave the cooking and cleanup to someone else, both are feasible options in Estes Park.
Spring is Snow Fun
It may be spring, but you’ll likely still find snow on the ground in much of the Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park areas. However, the temperatures are milder than the winter chill, and much of the crowds have dissipated. Spring isn’t too late to enjoy some of the snow activities that Estes Park is so well known for. While many of the higher elevation treks aren’t possible with snow cover, some south facing trails can be easily accessed year-round. Explore a trail such as the Gem Lake Trailhead at Lumpy Ridge, which meanders along to a beautiful alpine lake.
Snow shoeing is also a popular activity in the area and requires little previous experience. Give this sport a try on one of Estes Park’s gentle trails, such as those at Sprague Lake and Bear Lake. For those wanting to take full advantage of the snow by downhill skiing or snowboarding, Estes Park is a good jumping-off point for spending a day on the Eldora slopes. With a wide range of trail difficulties, multiple terrain parks, and lessons for both kids and adults, Eldora caters to skiers and snowboarders of any ability level.
If you like the idea of physical activity but aren’t ready to embrace the snow, make a stop at the Estes Park Mountain Shop. They have an excellent indoor climbing gym with experienced staff who do the belaying or the safety end of the rope, leaving you free to focus on the thrill of the climb. From kids to adults, the whole family can enjoy this activity!
Stay with Us This Spring
Our cabins at Mountain Village at Lake Estes will make for a truly “eggs-cellent” Easter holiday. We’re dedicated to leaving you with vacation memories that will last you a lifetime. Our reservation specialists are ready to answer any questions you may have about our cabins or Estes Park, and are ready to assist in planning your Easter getaway. Reach out to us today to get started on planning your Easter holiday!