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The Windsor Hotel

605 Grand Ave, Del Norte, CO 81132
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Ranked #1 of 6 Del Norte B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A friend told us we must stay at this hotel while on our trip to the Great Sand Dunes National Park. We said, "really, it's out of our way." He insisted and we finally agreed after he added some details about the amazing restaurant located in this hotel. Other reviewers have accurately described the hotel's history and beautiful renovation. Diners... More

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New York City, New York
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28 hotel reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The original hotel was built in 1875 and operated non stop, under different names and different owners, for 100 years. In 1975 family feuds and a major inundation caused it to be closed and left to die. In 1993 the hotel was scheduled to be demolished when a local doctor and his wife stepped in and saved it. A gradual... More

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Aurora, Colorado
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Windsor Hotel is an awesome place to stay. The staff is very friendly and the rooms are a perfect blend of modern features with a historic building. We did not get to try the dining room, but from the smells that were wafting into the lobby will make it someplace we will try in the future.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Windsor Hotel was a wonderful and beautiful place to stay! The overall experience was more than we expected. The rooms were great. The people there were very, very nice and helpful. The restoration that was done to the hotel itself was beautifully done! I would highly recommend staying there!

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Calhan, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an absolutely marvelous hotel in the middle of the Colorado Mountains. Beautifully restored, immaculate modern rooms, charming secluded court yard topped off with outstanding service. In the morning we were greeted by a fresh brewed coffee area right out side our room complete with tasty pastries. The restaurant is to die for!

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Golden, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Windsor Hotel was a perfect over-night stay. Great attention to detail. Our room was lovely and quiet. Very friendly staff. Enjoyed the historic building and restoration. We give it our highest recommendation!

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My wife and I visited Del Norte to visit our cousins who live in this small town. While we were doing some antique shopping all the towns people were ecstatic about their newly renovated hotel and restaurant called the Windsor Hotel. Well, we decided to visit this historic Hotel Restaurant and Bar. While there we meet Cody and Steve owners... More

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Denver, CO
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This hotel is a gem, beautifully restored with love and attention to detail. Our king room had amazingly high ceilings with gorgeous trim, beautiful windows and the perfect amount of space. coffee nook down the hall had fresh brewed coffee with real cream (way to my heart) along with the coffee pods. Super friendly service. Will definitely stay here again.

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Colorado Springs
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Saved from demolition by the townspeople, this nineteenth century property has been thoroughly renovated while preserving its historic character. Best hotel in the San Luis valley with reasonable prices and friendly staff.

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Sandy, Utah
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21 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This historic building had been vacant for 30 years and was 24 hours from demolition when a small group of history-loving philanthropist/entrepreneurs took action to save the building for future generations. Talk to Steve, who was part of that small group, and you'll appreciate what they went through to save the building and maintain the old-west flavor, while meeting modern... More

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Address: 605 Grand Ave, Del Norte, CO 81132
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Location: United States > Colorado > Del Norte
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Built in 1874, and one of Colorado's oldest hotels, the Windsor has been the heart of the town of Del Norte for nearly 140 years. Originally known as "The Whitsitt House", this “Grand Dame’s” construction started soon after the town was founded in 1871. In the last quarter of the 1800's, Del Norte was a booming and thriving mining and ranching hub. Once on the short list for the capital of Colorado, Del Norte lost by one vote to Denver as state capital. The Windsor Hotel was the focal point of social and commercial activity in San Luis Valley area and remained a regional gathering spot for over a hundred years. Del Norte, remained a prospering and influential town in south western Colorado until the early 1970's. The Windsor Hotel too, began to reflect the area’s decline. By 1993, the hotel was dilapidated and in a state of ruination. A wrecking ball was literally looming over the decaying and lifeless “Victorian Lady” as she awaited her final fate. With amazing foresight and dedication, a local benefactor and his wife, Doctor Raymond & Mrs. Barbra Culp, stepped in to save the Windsor from demolition, literally at the last minute (the hotel lounge, Bistro Barbara, is named after Mrs. Culp in her honor). Over the past 20 years, several phases of reconstruction, restoration and regeneration have produceded an eloquent lodging and dining establishment. Highlights are a "turn-of-the-century" parlor, elegant dining and event rooms, and a living history interpretive area. ... more   less 
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