About Murphy's River Lodge
Doug and Annette Ypma have managed Murphy’s River Lodge since June, 2013. They relocated to Estes Park, Colorado from Chetek, Wisconsin with their Pug, "Mr. Rudy the Rude Dude" aka Rudy. They enjoy the climate and scenery of the beautiful Rocky Mountains but still love the frozen tundra of Wisconsin where most of their children and grandchildren live. Doug and Annette relish taking scenic rides on their Harley and meeting new people.
Oh, and for those wondering where former Lodge managers, Bruce & Loretta Hetke are, they’re at our newest property, Murphy’s Resort, right down the road!
Annette and Loretta are sisters; they enjoy working together and alongside their husbands, Doug & Bruce.
Everyone at Murphy’s River Lodge and Murphy’s Resort, strives to make your stay in Estes Park, and at our resorts, as memorable as possible.
Rudy sun bathing.
Rudy doing what he does best.