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“Ski Getaway” 3 of 5 stars
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Purgatory Lodge at Durango Mountain Resort
4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   #1 Skier Place, Durango, CO 81301   |  
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Ranked #12 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Durango
Bayfield, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Ski Getaway”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We decided to stay at the Purgatory Lodge for a quick ski get away -- boy were we disappointed. The Lodge was empty and they gave us a room facing a building. The food was terrible, and you had to drive about thirty miles to get to Durango. And very expensive for a nothing experience. And, they need to start taking care of their Mountain. The lifts are old and slow, especially at Lift 8. Next time I will be going to Telluride!!!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Great family ski area for intermediate ski families. Never felt crowded even though the ski resort was full. Our family's favorite was skiing to the back and hanging at Chair Lift 8. Totally uncrowded, lots of blue run choices and ski right up to Dante's for hot chocolate or lunch!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cambridge, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

We stayed in a 3 bedroom, East Rim condo- #11A - for 3 nights - it was right across from where we checked in. The condo was great - decorated very nicely. It had a dishwasher and also a washer & dryer.There were 6 adults and 5 children in our party. I made my reservations through a website called Gateway Reservations - the girls there were very nice!! They went out of their way to help me find a place for that many people. We stayed in the Durango Mountainn resort, because by staying in the resort proper, we had access to their pool and exercise room. We had originally planned to stay in a vacation home outside the resort, but then we would not have had access to these things. You need your room key to get into the pool and exercise room.
I had asked for a condo with 3 queen beds, a bunkbed and a sofa bed. What I got was 1 bedroom with 2 bunks (4 kids in this room),1 bedroom with a queen bed and private bath, and 1 bedroom with a double bed and single bunk bed on top plus a bath in the hall. The bedrooms were all downstairs. Upstairs was a nice size kitchen, living and dining room and deck off the living room. All the bedrooms except the kids room had TV's and a large TV in the living room. Unfortunately, one of the adult couples had to sleep on the sofa bed - but they seemed okay with that. Everything was great except for one thing. We bought the adventure pass for the kids and 2 adults for one 4 hour period and it cost $180.00 - they only got to use it for about 2 hours and it started to rain and they shut everything down- it seemed like a big waste of money. Only two of the kids got to go on the Alpine slide - after standing in line for about 45 min - once it started to rain they shut it down- no refunds and no extra hours. So that was really disappointing. The next day we decided to go to Durango and check out the town and ended up taking the kids to a movie. We did make use of the pool and exercise room though.
So my advice would be -if you are planning on buying the adventure pass - watch the weather report first or go as early as you can. It seems to rain every afternoon about 2:00 in the mountains.
All in all we had a pretty great family vacation in beautiful Colorado. We went to two national parks, went to the top of Pikes peak(totally awesome) and saw lots of things I will probably never see again. It is so worth it! I got to see Colorado and spend 8 days with my adult children and all my grandchildren. What more could a person ask for. Life is good! Oh and the price was $232 a night! Great price for that many people!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

This is a great place for families. The staff were excellent. They always were smiling and doing whatever they could to make our vacation fantastic! We really love this place. We would come back anytime. The resort is very clean and well kept. They also offer free guided nature walks on Tuesday and Thursday. The resort is in a great location between Durango and Silverton so you felt close to both. You will need a car as things ate pretty far apart.

Room Tip: We booked a privately owned condo but they all seemed similar. I'd also recommend booking a cond...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

We visited this property last week. Although we did not stay on the property and just went for the day to do all the activities, it looked like a really nice lodge. The grounds are well kept and very clean. My family and I did all of the activities (yes, including the bull riding) which were great! It is a good drive from Durango but worth the trip! We will definitely be back and look into staying on site!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Indiana
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32 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

First: this is a destination hotel. Everything closes at 5 and there are limited dining options with Durango proper 30 miles away. That being said, the review is based on the hotel/condo itself.

Rooms are individually decorated. Ours was average and a little dated. Bathroom was below average. Pools were great. Parking was ample (summer visit).

Wi-Fi is non-existent, despite being given a code.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Scott M, Manager at Purgatory Lodge at Durango Mountain Resort, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Thank you for being our guest at the Purgatory Lodge and for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. We will share your comments with the appropriate department which will help us in training staff and achieving our quality standards. We strive to exceed our guest’s expectations and your feedback is very important to helping us deliver the best possible vacation experience.

We have several restaurants on site that are open each day from 7am-8pm. We recently upgraded wireless internet at the entire resort improving bandwidth and internet speeds.

We sincerely hope you will come back to visit us again soon and give us the opportunity to exceed your expectations.
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Denver
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

The parking arrangements, friendly retail staff, and swimming pools/jacuzzis were great. However, the privately owned condos where lodging staff will place you are often in disrepair. Ours had one place setting, a filthy balcony, and damaged bathroom fixtures and carpet.

This time for us, it was definitely a level below a well operated 2 or 2 1/2 star hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service

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Additional Information about Purgatory Lodge at Durango Mountain Resort

Address: #1 Skier Place, Durango, CO 81301
Location: United States > Colorado > Durango
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Durango
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Purgatory Lodge at Durango Mountain Resort 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just Steps from the Slopes and in the Heart of Purgatory Village Purgatory Lodge features the best location and amenities on the mountain! A year-round pool, adult spa deck, private club lounge, family game room, fitness center, ski valet and locker room are some of great amenities available to guests,owners,and club members. ... more   less 
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