YMCA of the Rockies is a special place visited by many people across the country every year. Many of our guests visit because of the uniqueness of our locations, to adventure with friends and family, to learn from our educational activities, and for the home-away-from-home atmosphere. YMCA of the Rockies is not your average getaway in the mountains!
Our reservation system is also one of our unique aspects and with a little preparation and knowledge of how our reservations work, your summer getaway is only a few clicks (or a quick call) away!
Read below to learn the basics of our unique reservation system and get answers to some of the frequently asked questions.
YMCA of the Rockies has a variety of unique lodging options to fit any budget! Both our Estes Park Center and Snow Mountain Ranch have private cabins and lodge rooms. Snow Mountain Ranch also has yurts and campgrounds.
Our Reservation Seasons:
*Reservations can now be made for all summer lodging! Including cabins, lodge rooms, yurts and campgrounds!
YMCA of the Rockies lodging reservations operate on two seasons, winter/spring and summer/fall. Cabins and lodge rooms open to non-members for reservations for each season at different times:
Lodge rooms open July 1 for reservations for December 1 through May 31 Cabins open the first Wednesday in October for non-member reservations for December 1 through May 31
Lodge rooms, yurts (Snow Mountain Ranch only), campsites (Snow
Mountain Ranch only) open January 1 for reservations for June 1 through November 30
Cabins open the first Wednesday in April for non-member reservations for June 1 through November 30
Tip: Groups of 15 or more interested in booking lodge rooms or larger reunion cabins can book two years in advance through the Group Sales Department.
Availability of Accommodations:
Like any YMCA, we are a member-based organization. Our cabin donors and members receive first priority when making a reservation for each of the seasons before the general public. Overall, our accommodations can be booked at any time with plenty of availability, but cabin availability during the summer (late June – early August) and holiday periods may have very limited availability by the time reservations are open to the public.
Navigating Cabin Reservation Opening Day:
After our cabin donors and members have made their cabin reservations, we open our cabins to the general public:
- Winter/Spring: Cabin Reservation Opening Day to Non-Members is the First Wednesday in October
- Summer/Fall: Cabin Reservation Opening Day to Non-Members is the First Wednesday in April
On opening day, the general public may go online to make a cabin reservation starting at 6 a.m. MT or phone-in your reservation starting at 8 a.m. MT.
Do your research and be prepared before making your reservation for the summer at YMCA of the Rockies:
- Check estimated availability calendars for Estes Park Center or Snow Mountain Ranch. These calendars will give you an idea of what cabin availability will be. The time period you want may already be booked or may not have consecutive room nights. Have alternative dates selected and ready.
- Minimum stay requirements may be in effect.
- If this is your first visit to one of the YMCA’s properties, read the First Time Visitor Guide for Estes Park Center or Snow Mountain Ranch.