We only had a room for 4 nights at the Rodeway Inn....but then they were booked. So in order to stay two more nights, we had to hope that someone had a room available. Right across the street from Rodeway Inn was Murphy's Resort. They had a vacancy, and they were able to give us a decent deal. They were doing renovations, and we were lucky enough to get a room that had new mattresses, TV, etc. It was really nice. Very quiet, the pool was outside, but heated so they kids loved it even when I thought it was too cold. Their hottub was wonderful. It was huge, like a swimming pool, the kids thought that was great too...and they had a playground as well as grills that helped with our need to eat in. Our room had a refrigerator and a microwave too. It was close enough to Lake Estes that the boys walked down there for night fishing each night, and we could even watch them. It was truly perfect. Their breakfast was light, but it was enough to get us going in the mornings. They also have DVD's that you can "rent" for free while you are there. The staff was also super nice and it seemed like they would bend over backwards to help us out. I would definitely stay there again, and may look into it when we go back. We'd like to go back for Christmas! I think it would be beautiful to go up there in the winter! If not for Christmas then, for sure next summer....or maybe spring break. Who knows! Whenever we get the itch I guess!