About Us

Our Story

In 2005, Ken and Carrie Arnold pursued their dream of moving to Estes Park, CO. Originally guests of the resort, they fell in love with the property and decided to take a leap of faith and purchase Deer Crest. Fast forward to 2019 – after 14 years of owning and operating the resort, Ken and Carrie passed ownership to Cherokee and Nicole Boyd, their daughter and son-in-law.

“Our parents have poured their hearts and souls into making Deer Crest what it is today. We are thrilled to be here and to carry on the traditions, values, and hospitality set forth by them for over a decade. Our promise is to continuously improve the resort and tirelessly work to create lasting memories for all who stay with us. A huge thank you to our family, staff, and guests for making all of this possible. We will see you around the fire pit!”


Cherokee and Nicole Boyd