Located below Della Terra Mountain Chateau are five mountain cabins. Della Terra would like all of the cabin guests to enjoy a wonderful stay. The following guidelines are being provided to help you prepare for a beautiful, fun Colorado Mountain Getaway.
- Directions – Link to directions - Please note that your GPS will state that you have arrived at Della Terra Mountain Chateau approximately one mile before you actually arrive.
- Free Transportation – The Town of Estes Park provides free shuttle service each summer to assist residents and visitors in traveling around Estes Park. Shuttles travel from the Estes Park Visitor Center, 500 Big Thompson Avenue, to more than 50 stops throughout Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Shuttles make it convenient for residents and visitors to leave their vehicles at a lodging facility or parking lot and travel around town during the busy summer season.
The Estes Park Free Shuttle runs June 29 - September 9. Della Terra Guests can access the Red Route from the Fall River Visitors Center.
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- Weather – Link to weather - Please come prepared for the weather. There is a closet in your cabin. If you are attending a wedding, there is a large coat closet in the Della Terra reception room for your boots, coats, hats, gloves, scarfs and umbrellas.
- Check in time – 3:00pm
- Check out time – 10:00am
- Late check in – An envelope with all of your information will be waiting for you at the check in desk if you arrive after 8pm. Please call the phone number posted on the check in desk if you need any assistance. You may visit the check in desk the next morning to complete your check in process.
- Office Hours – 8am to 7pm, our office staff will be available to assist you.
- After Hours – Staff is available on site to assist you if needed 24 hours a day. Please call the emergency phone number on the message you receive when you call the office after hours or call the phone number posted at the check in desk after 7pm.
- Parking – Each cabin has parking adjacent to it.
- Breakfast – There is no breakfast provided in the cabins. Each cabin has a full kitchen. There is a restaurant directly across the street and several others nearby.
- Room Service – There is no room service provided in the cabins. Each cabin has a full kitchen. There is a restaurant directly across the street and several others nearby.
- Alcohol Service – You are welcome to bring your own alcohol to consume in your cabin. We have a Colorado Liquor License that covers only the Chateau, therefore, alcoholic beverages can not be provided to the cabins.
- Cabin Cleaning – Cabins do not receive a daily touch up cleaning. You are responsible to keep your cabin clean and remove your trash. Please let us know if you would like a towel exchange or sheet exchange.
- Gratuities – Gratuities are greatly appreciated by your cleaning staff, but are at your discretion. No fees have been added to your room charges for gratuities for your cleaning staff.
- Cell phone service – ATT, T-Mobile, and Verizon receive coverage on the property. All other services do not receive well.
- Phones – There are no phones in the cabins.
- Occupancy – Please note the occupancy of each cabin and the sleeping arrangements in each.
- Smoking – The cabins are non-smoking. Please smoke outside only, 20' from the building.
- Pets – Pets are not allowed in the Cabins.
- Candles – No real candles are allowed in the cabins, you may bring in flameless candles.
- Health Effects of High Altitude – At the high altitude of Colorado Mountains everyone is affected to some degree. As you go to the higher altitudes, the barometric pressure decreases, the air is thinner and less oxygen is available. At elevations of 8,000 plus feet many symptoms may occur including: breathing faster and more deeply which results in shortness of breath and exertion, headache, nausea, trouble sleeping and unusual tiredness (this is more commonly referred to as AMS or acute mountain sickness). These symptoms should go away in a day or two. If symptoms persist or worsen a physician should be consulted. Even a short visit to the doctor can save the rest of your trip.
A more serious condition is called HAPE or high altitude pulmonary edema, recognized by a wet cough, increasing shortness of breath and a feeling of fluid building up in the lungs. Other signs to watch out for are disorientation and confusion. If any of these symptoms occur, seek medical attention immediately. HAPE is easy to treat but left untreated can be life threatening.
- Increase fluid intake- 2 or 3 times normal intake: water and juice are best, hydration is key to preventing AMS and HAPE, drink enough to urinate every two hours.
- Avoid alcohol and minimize caffeine on arrival and a couple days after. Remember, you may be much more sensitive to the effects of alcohol at a higher altitude, please be very careful.
- Decrease salt intake as salt causes your body to retain fluids, increasing the severity of altitude illness.
- Eat frequent small meals high in carbs, low in fat and low in protein.
- Maintain moderate physical activity and get plenty of rest. Medications and oxygen can help you feel better. Diamox is a prescription drug that prevents the unpleasant symptoms for many people. Recent experience suggests that a small dose of Diamox will suffice (125 mg).
- Area Activities – Plan to stay and enjoy our beautiful area. The following information will help you plan and enjoy your time at Della Terra, Estes Park and the Rocky Mountain National Park.