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The Windsor Hotel

605 Grand Ave, Del Norte, CO 81132
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sandy, Utah
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to check out the sandhill cranes in Southern Colorado at the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge this year and found this historic wonder in Del Norte [20-25 minutes from the MVNWR]. Saved by a group interested in historic preservation, the Windsor Hotel is beautifully renovated. Enjoyed listening to Steve relate the process of rescuing the building. We stayed two... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Many travel highway U.S. 160 blasting their way in one day's drive from Texas or Oklahoma to some unfortunate Colorado ski area or river. This place is not for you people. Sorry. The Windsor Hotel is a step into the past and with the kind of luxury that is welcomed by the kind of person who stops and enjoys life.... More

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Monte Vista, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

My husband and I went to the Windsor to celebrate our 25th anniversary. We had been before and were not impressed with either the food or the service but this time it was different - excellent food (We both had the salmon, cooked to perfection) and service. We thoroughly enjoyed being there for that celebration.

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Hat Choeng Mon
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Windsor Hotel in Del Norte is an oasis on your way to the 4 Corners of Colorado. The staff is very welcoming and they make the whole experience one to remember. Within the hotel is a great restaurant and I mean FANTASTIC ! They source all local products from vegetables to meat and I would rate the food as... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My husband and I went to the Windsor Hotel on Valentines weekend. It was a great experience despite the fact that we could only go for the second night (we were stopped by a snow storm the first night and couldn't make it). The hotel offered us another night free but we could not stay (they could not refund us... More

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Alamosa, Colorado
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

As San Luis Valley residents my bride and I were searching for a special local place to celebrate our anniversary. From previous experiences (personal and professional) we knew there was only one location in our region that offered both fine dining and beautiful accommodations; The Windsor in Del Norte, Colorado. This historic gem has been completely remodeled with customer satisfaction... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

What a wonderful place in Colorado. As a native, I respect the mix of history of gold rush era and originality, yet modern renovations as to not leave the hotel in a dingy or creepy setting. Tastefully updated yet the original flooring, ceiling molds, iron bar stair railings, and more were retained. The hospitality at this hotel is the best... More

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Battle Creek, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We stayed in the hotel during the holidays and had a wonderful stay. The food rivals that of the biggest cities. The bar is a perfect place to wind down after skiing all day as well. I loved the potato chip nachos! The staff is wonderful and even cleared our car off one morning. I would go back again in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Surprised my husband with a trip to Wolf Creek for his birthday and after doing tons of research on lodging in that area. I decided upon The Windsor Hotel because of the photos and reviews of the dining as well as the accommodations and so glad I did. We ended up getting to know the Whitehead family and LOVE what... More

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Additional Information about The Windsor Hotel

Address: 605 Grand Ave, Del Norte, CO 81132
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Location: United States > Colorado > Del Norte
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Del Norte
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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