Visit the Black Dog Inn in Estes Park for the Ultimate Romantic Getaway

Black Dog Inn - Estes Park

Nothing is quite as romantic as a retreat to the mountains, and that is exactly what Estes Park offers those who visit Colorado and its breathtaking Rocky Mountains. If you are planning a getaway with that special someone, then Estes Park is the place to go. Just minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park, this community offers cozy, intimate lodging and romantic dining experiences. One of the most romantic lodging options is the Black Dog Inn Bed and Breakfast.

The Black Dog Inn Rated in Top 10 Most Romantic Bed and Breakfasts

Rocky Mountain National Park - Estes Park
Rocky Mountain National Park Near Estes.

Forbes Traveler rated Black Dog Inn as one of the top 10 bed and breakfasts you could choose for romance. This lodging option offers both private cabins and intimate

suites, and each is decorated in its own unique themes. This means that no two guests, or pairs of guests, experience the same thing when they stay here.

A typical day starts with a full three-course breakfast served in the Inn’s breakfast room, or you can cook your own meal if you stay in one of the private cabins. Once you are full, you can either head out to explore the mountains, or retreat back to your room to relax with jetted tubs and your own fireplace. Each room has a private entrance, so you can come and go without interfering with any fellow travelers.

Manford Room - Black Dog Inn
The Manford room, the inn’s great room, has a video library for your use

Throughout your stay, you will be just five minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park, which guarantees the view from your room to be amazing.

When you are not enjoying your cozy private space, the Inn has several common rooms for your enjoyment. The library and reception room has reading material, including local maps and guidebooks, for your use. The Manford room, the inn’s great room, has a video library for your use. You will also have use of the breakfast room and kitchen during your stay.

If You Go

The Black Dog Inn is located at 650 South Saint Vrain Ave., Estes Park. To learn more about their lodging or make a reservation, call 866-786-0374 or visit With only three suites, two cabins, and one cottage, spots fill quickly, so make your reservations early. Ask about romance packages you can purchase to enhance your Estes Park, Colorado travel experience.

Black Dog Inn is a pet-friendly lodging option, but only in the stand-alone cottage or one of the cabins. You will need proof of vaccinations for your pet, and you will pay an additional fee per pet per night. The Inn has a five-foot dog run that you can use during your stay if you bring your pet with you.

If you are considering the Black Dog Inn as your romantic vacation destination, be sure to call in a reservation as soon as you can, because they fill quickly.

Nicole Harms has been writing professionally since 2006, and as an experienced travel writer, her work has been featured on USA Today as well as here on Go Colorado!