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We stayed there in August for our anniversary and LOVED IT!!! We can't wait to go back. Thank you for a wonderful time.
9/12/13. Wendye and Shelley, thanks for a wonderful stay at River Spruce. This is a different post than most because our stay was cut short when we were forced out by the flood! We wanted to thank you for your calmness in helping us evacuate safely, including letting us tramp through your house with wet shoes and luggage, and we will definitely check to be sure that our home away from home made it safely through the storm, along with all of you. Can I stil get my morning muffin :-)
We just returned home from a great week at River Spruce, and I'm ready to go back. The location is beautiful, the cabin was great, very clean, loved it. Can't forget to mention the muffins/coffee cake each morning, great way to start the day. I plan on going back next year. Thank you.
Oh yes, and thank you for the delicious muffins every morning. What a nice treat that was. Was perfect with my coffee and the girls tea.
After 10 years of looking at this place, i finally was able to visit River Spruce in Aug-2012 with my daughters. And let me tell you, what a little peace of heaven on earth it was. Thank you Shelly so much for such a wonderful stay at River Spruce.. I loved my morning coffee along the river. The sounds of running water, and chirping birds and wildlife all around, it was so peacful and serene. I couldn't have asked for anything more. It was everything i had hoped for. Shelly, you are so lucky to wake up to your surroundings everyday. A little peace on earth, thank you so much. Hope to be back soon.
Been coming here since 1992 and it's as good , no, "better" than ever each time. Shelly & Wendye have made it a special place. Wouldn't think of staying anyplace else in Estes. Next time we're coming in September for the colors and cooler weather.
My husband Keith, son Connor, and I had a wonderful vacation last week (7/1-7/6/2012) in Estes Park. River Spruce is amazing!!! The homemade muffins, the hummingbirds, the sound of the river....just wonderful! We stayed at the Tom Tom cabin and boy was it perfect! RMNP is a beauty..the elk and moose and big horn sheep!!! I highly recommend River Spruce and I'm sure we will be back again!
My wife and daughter and I had the good fortune of staying at River Spruce back in 2007. My daughter lives in Golden, and we wanted to spend a few days in Estes Park...I had been to Estes several times in the past...however, we had no idea at the time. We happened onto River Spruce by luck, choosing from dozens of resorts...WHAT A FIND...LIKE GOLD! I will be back as soon as issues are resolved in Illinois. I love you Ladies at River Spruce! Thank you.
Shelley and Wendye, Thank you for your awesome hospitality! We enjoyed everything about our stay with you. It was fun to get up and enjoy the warm coffee cake that your mom brought by every morning, and it was relaxing to come back in the evenings and enjoy time by the river with our friends. We're not sure when we'll be back, there's a lot we still have to see, but we will be recommending you to anyone we hear of that is heading your way! Enjoy! And keep doing what you're doing...it works!
Wendye & Shelley, Thank you again for a wonderful stay in the Pueblo. The weather you ordered for us was spectacular and, as nice as the cabins are, we didn´t spend nearly enough time there!! I trust we left everything in good order and didn´t make too much noise packing and leaving before 6am (it was tricky to get the bear-bar off the dumpster in the dark and keep things silent). While we are there, we always look around at lodging options (we like to try new places). But the full kitchens you offer are a real standout, and allow us to bring food with us. Many cabins don´t offer that, or they do at substantial premiums. Some hotels are cheaper, but when one then adds in restaurant costs in Estes Park, well... I guess what I´m saying is that your hospitality, your beautiful location on the Big Thompson, the quality of the cabins, and your pricing all combine to make River Spruce a value that´s impossible for us to beat anywhere else. Thank you again for everything.
ABSOLUTELY a great place to stay...thank you for your hospitality and muffins!!! First time to visit and won´t be the last. Shhhh...be vewy, vewy, qwiet...I´m hunting hummingbirds. ;-)
John and I loved River Spruce so much we are gonna come back every other year and stay longer.We enjoyed our cozy little Cottage and Hot Tub by the River and the Humming Birds are VERY entertaining. On the morning we left was a wonderful River Spruce treat when we saw the bear across the River after eating the delicious Muffins you brought us. I went fishing for the first time at River Spruce and caught a Rainbow Trout on my first try. Your beautiful dogs were very sweet and loving Ill always remember the Border Collies sweet little love cuddle she gave me lol. I miss River Spruce already and its been 3 days. I cant wait to come back.
Greetings! Jesse and I are back in Chicago and still glowing from our wonderful vacation - of which you were a big part! We feel absolutely blessed to have found your establishment, it could not have been a more perfect place to spend our relaxing week. The river, the cozy cabin, the muffins, the hummingbirds, the hot tub, and your friendly hospitality were superb. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for a fantastic time - we hope very much that we make it back your way soon. Sincerely, Anna and Jesse
You guys rock!!! Wendy, Shelly and the Moms, you have something very special going and we hope that many more will be able to experience what we had the privelage too. Thank you so much for making our honeymoon everything we could have imagined it to be. love always, the Nilsens Brent and Melissa Nilsen edit
I visited River Spruce three times. Once as a romantic getaway, once with the whole family and once as a Mommy's getaway with the girls. Three different cabins and three wonderful times. Shelly and Wendy made the experience wonderful each time. I highly recommend this place and the warm breakfast goodies. yum yum :-) Toy
Wendye and Shelley - Our family stayed at River Spruce in June and wanted to let you know what a wonderfully relaxing time we had. The setting was beautiful - right on the banks of the Big Thompson, and the hospitality was refreshing. Thanks so much for a super experience. If we come back to Estes Park we will certainly be contacting you again. I have attached a photo of half of our family (my son and me) on the deck of our cabin. Thanks again! Bernard, Amanda, Mary Grace, and Jed Cassity
We just wanted you to know that we really enjoyed our stay at River Spruce. You made us feel right at home. Sadly we never got to try to build our fire... but that gives us a reason to return. Thanks, The Krstulic's
Wendye and Shelley, We enjoyed our stay at River Spruce. Our cabin was just as we imagined it would be. We really needed a break from work and your place was the right thing. For me, the fishing was great and was the highlight of our vacation. When we head back to Colorado we hope to stay at River Spruce again. (The morning muffins were fantastic!) John, Amy, Ashton and Jesse
Hi Ladies, We had a great time last week- now it is back to the real world. I see on your web site you have a occupancy calendar- great idea !! Keep up the good work. Hope to see you again soon. Take care and good luck, Carey Carey Wyler
Wendy, Shelley, and Millie - Thanks for helping us have a terrific experience on our vacation. The cabin was perfect, and your hospitality made us feel as if it were our second home. We miss it already - we will definitely be heading back in the future! Sincerely, Ryan, Jenny & Jacob
We had a great time and have attached some pictures as proof. We will have to admit that we were leary of coming back to River Spruce as we had grown attached to Jean, Gad and Katherine and were so afraid the "new owners" wouldn't do it justice. I can now say that you have done an awesome job and the changes are great! Well, except for that mean woman in a robe that made us put our fire out.
We just wanted to let you know we had a great time during our recent stay. You have a great location and well kept cabins. Thanks, Jeff & Barb
Shelley & Wendye, thanks so much for a relaxing, perfect stay!!! We did a lot of sight seeing, but we loved just hanging out at the cabin! Hope all is well with you two! We hope to be back someday! XO Kathy & Paul Mencke
I am so excited to be coming back again this summer.
Thank you so much for such a beautiful and memorable stay and River Spruce. We will be back to celebrate our \married years\".
Had a wonderful stay. Tasty muffins and an inquisitive visitor. -Greg
Thank you again for a fantastic 4 days, about 86 days too short for me! We are back to Austin and 100+ degree weather. As I listened to our air conditioner hum all night, I tried to imagine it was the Big Thompson river outside our room. Hope you enjoyed our left over wine! We'll be back next year! This pic is of me and my 7 year old daughter on Trail Ridge Rd - the most snow either kids have ever seen! So many memories...
Wendye and Shelley, I am finally getting around to thanking you for a wonderful visit (June 19-25) to River Spruce. When the world looks a little bleak or life become a bit too much, I close my eyes and think of my reading \spot\"" on the river. Thank you for making our visit to RMNP such a wonderful experience.
It's been 1 year since our last visit and my soul needs you badly !!!! Just today my son asked for the address and phone number to your place to give to a coworker and I looked it up and guess what??? I got that ... aaahhhhhh feeling that I get when I am there with you both. I hope you are doing well. Just wanted to remind you that The Jackson Family misses you and will see you soon. Take care.... until next visit.
We just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had at River Spruce recently. The setting was beautiful and relaxing. We loved being so close to the river. The cabin was spacious, clean and comfortable and perfect for our family (We staying in The Pueblo.) We appreciated your hospitality. You were gracious and made us feel at home. And the muffins....absolutely wonderful! We will be back as soon as possible. Thanks for a great stay!

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