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29431 US Highway 160 PO Box 159, South Fork, CO 81154-9501
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#2 of 3 hotels in South Fork
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4.4
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4.5
The Spruce Lodge is a laid back, historic, mountain property with room to stretch out! Cabins, Hotel rooms, Bunkhouses and Suites make up our unique and cozy property. Choose cheap and comfortable or pay a little more for a great upgrade to one of our newly remodeled suites. The Spruce Lodge has something for every budget and every family or group dynamic. Free continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, free parking, and so much more!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Hiking
Skiing
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Massage
Street parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Kids' meals
Vending machine
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Allergy-free room
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Bridal suite
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English, Russian
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Anonymous wrote a review Jul 2021
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First, for the pros: -Large, comfortable King sized beds with clean and soft bedding -Large clean towels provided -Free breakfast (most everything is packaged due to the virus, which is understandable) -It was reasonably quiet despite sharing walls with other guests -Areas outside to hang out -Cute cat Now, for the cons: -I'm not convinced that the room was thoroughly cleaned before we arrived. There was toothpaste residue on the bathroom mirror and the fridge was unplugged and definitely hadn't been cleaned. There was a frozen can of beer inside and the lining at the top of the fridge had debris in it. Additionally, because the room doesn't have AC, they provide a box fan to put in front of the window, which is great, but the fan was caked in dust. Overall, I just felt like the room needed a good scrubbing. We went to Walmart and bought clorox wipes for the fridge and fixtures. -There are a number of passive aggressive signs throughout the property relating to the virus and its consequences, which didn't make a great first impression. I wasn't offended by them because it was obvious that they were genuinely coming from a place of frustration, but it's not exactly hospitable either. When we arrived we noticed that the property was for sale, so on the one hand I feel bad because I imagine that the owners have been hit hard by the economic effects of the pandemic and are probably feeling a bit burned out, but on the other hand, I'm not sure I would stay there again.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Sean Nosair wrote a review Jun 2021
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We stayed at The Spruce Lodge May 14-16, with 2 kids and 2 dogs, including myself and my wife. The room was questionable if it was cleaned due to finding previous guest’s clothes in the closet, the kitchen sink still had food scraps, the mirror in the bathroom was not cleaned, and the floor had sticky spots, but we are not complainers unless it is a major problem. Our dogs were not around other dogs/animals this whole trip. We left Sunday 16, few days later our dog started acting weird with his tail, biting it and we saw marks all over his tail, and we ended up taking him to the emergency clinic and the vet said he had FLEAS and his tail had to be amputated. We emailed Management with what happened, but NO ONE GOT BACK TO US. It does not matter if the email had the name of the person staying in the room or not and It seems that management chose to ignore the email and not even respond, The confirmation number again (2420041311) under Hesham Nosair. Normally I don’t leave bad reviews but as a multi-dog parent who treats his dogs as part of his family, I would like to warn any future guests with animals about what happened. I don’t want any other dog to go through this.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Dee Plucinski, Owner at Spruce Lodge
Responded May 4, 2022
Still refusing to give you $1,500.
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Michael L wrote a review Dec 2020
Taos, New Mexico23 contributions14 helpful votes
We stayed in the Cooks Cabin with a non-refundable online reservation the night of December 4. THIS IS AN ANTI-MASK PROPERTY. There is a long aggressive statement at the entrance basically stating that the virus is a hoax and an inconvenience to private enterprise. I was forced to wait in order to register with their unmasked receptionist for at least 10 minutes even though they had no other customers, while 2 unmasked employees repeatedly walked in and out through the same space and talked at me. We skipped the free Continental breakfast in the same building because it was obvious they were not going to wear masks while preparing food. Their listing says they maintain face masks and social distancing. That is a total lie. A life threatening experience. Don’t go there.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Isaiah M wrote a review Dec 2020
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My name is ASA Panchal this place has very nice people good room, clean and hot showers. Highly recommend, will come back. Free continental breakfast and coffee in the morning. Awesome for your next mountain adventure.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Pixurman wrote a review Nov 2020
Denver, Colorado38 contributions14 helpful votes
Rustic is very real. Old, run down exteriors not well maintained. It seems this is also the local u-haul dealer with trucks and trailers parked around. Check-in was not contactless and we could see across the front desk into the kitchen of the on-site restaurant. I was a bit taken aback by the kitten bed located under the shelf of pots and pans next to the restaurant stove. The room was clean and had been updated but getting there was a schlep over bad, unlit and icy walkway. I had to wear a headlamp and walk veryyyy carefuly - it took several requests the next day to get ice melt on the walkway and by that time we were done schlepping our stuff back to the car. During the night we could hear multiple conversations from other rooms full of loud hunters- the walls are quite thin. Without the noisy other guests, this could have been a better stay as the beds were newer and very comfortable.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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so102020 wrote a review Oct 2020
Georgetown, Texas2 contributions
Such a cute lodge with character! Got the Rio Grande king suite, loved the jacuzzi tub, staff was helpful, quiet and peaceful. Felt more like a cozy air bnb than a hotel. I'd definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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DenKen2018 wrote a review Sep 2020
Denver, Colorado59 contributions25 helpful votes
We booked one night here after reading about 'renovated' rooms. We saw the older reviews about the run down state of the hotel, but we figured that had been fixed. Well, no it has not. We had the Rio Grande room in the main lodge. We walked in, looked around, and then left and got a room at the Comfort Inn down the street. The only thing renovated was the bathroom. The rest of the room was straight out of a an old mining town museum. I am all for historic, but you can have historic without it being run down. The rooms were poorly lit, with really dark paint on the walls, and old heavy curtains over the windows. It was depressing. The bathroom was newly renovated and looked nice, but that was the only positive that we saw. Another negative was the snarky/sarcastic note posted on the door to the lobby regarding the mask mandate by the governor. We are from TX, where hospitals were sending people home to die because they were full, so we fully support the mask mandate there and in Colorado. In line with the sarcastic note, the girl at the counter checking us in was not wearing a mask. Makes you wonder how clean the place really is and if you would feel comfortable eating the breakfast the next morning. After reading some of the responses to reviews by the owner on this site, I am not surprised they would be so unprofessional regarding the pandemic. They seem to lack professionalism and maturity in their approach to everything. Glad we left and had a nice night at the Comfort Inn. I will now eagerly await the owner's angry response to my review.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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AlpineAZ Shredder wrote a review Jul 2020
Alpine, Arizona140 contributions94 helpful votes
We stayed at this motel during the Covid virus pandemic in May 2020. The place is easy to find as it is right off Hwy 160. I've looked at the pictures posted on Tripadvisor and I have to say that our room was NOTHING like the rooms depicted in the photos. Our room was in a single level building at the back of the property in a free standing structure. While the room was clean (most important), it was dated. There was a small outdoor bistro set that served as the table/chairs. The window screen had holes in it (someone had placed band aids on the tears), the bathroom blinds didn't stay up by themselves so I had to place rubber bands on each side to facilitate light and airflow. We were in room 7 in the back near the firepit where everyone gathered to smoke cigarettes. I had to wipe down the TV in the room since it was obviously "cleaned" with a dirty rag and streaked. I also wiped down the window pane for the same reason. The freezer in the small fridge was so filled with frost that someone's water bottle was permanently embedded in the freezer. We tried to get it out but were unsuccessful. Now for the good things: 1. clean and comfortable beds 2. friendly owners, even though their staff had all walked out the night before leaving them to clean the rooms themselves. 3. Box fan for the window since there is no A/C 4. Good size TV 5. They normally provide a breakfast, but due to Covid we didn't partake If you go, be sure to request a room in the Lodge since it appears that's where all the pretty pix were taken. NOTE: Do not go to the BBQ place next door. The food is terrible.
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Date of stay: May 2020
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Doug K wrote a review Jul 2020
Denver, Colorado1979 contributions348 helpful votes
We were satisfied with the accommodations and check in, but never saw anyone after that except the guests in the room next to ours (and the owner's cat). The wiring in the room was so old that you could not use a three prong plug in the outlets. Fortunately I carry one when traveling for just such situations. There is no air conditioning but there was a fan in the room. Breakfast was spartan but that has been the situation since the pandemic started.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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inca_me wrote a review Mar 2020
Colorado Springs, CO71 contributions47 helpful votes
Had a nice time. We booked 2 nights a week apart, so unable to stay in same room. We were in the lodge one night, The South Fork. 2 small connected rooms, spacious bathroom off of far bedroom (plenty of room for toiletries). Sadly we didn't use the jacuzzi tub, thought we'd have similar room 2nd night. Super comfy beds/sheets/pillows. Tv in each area (didn't use). My husband is tall - his steps on the wood floors were loud. But no rooms below us. Room has a small fridge with small freezer too (fridge as nightstand is not good for a light sleeper as it cycles and makes noise at your head). Shared microwave right outside room in the hallway, maybe the fridge could go there. I don't imagine neighbors taking your foods. Do wish there was a chair in either of the rooms. Only place to sit were the beds. Next morning while the family skiied, I had plans to read, nap, and take a walk. I was moved shortly after finishing a late breakfast. Innkeeper helped me take my bags to new room. Wish we hadn't moved.....we were moved to a room in building next-door, room 7. Kind of musty smelling, chilly, and bathroom reminded me of one I once had in a studio apartment. Keep reading.... Thermostat warmed the room right up, think I grew accustomed to the smell as it didn't bother me (husband noted the smell when he got back in the evening, but again not strong enough to be a constant bother). Not strong at all, just noticeable upon entering. Room was clean, beds very comfortable. Tiny bathroom was clean. That tall husband I mentioned? He barely fit in the shower and his head was poking out over the door. Tv, fridge, microwave (though not plugged in, and hard to reach outlet, didn't use), and a café style table with 2 chairs. Thin walls. Not a problem as neighbors were out. Even when they came back, not a rowdy bunch. So overheard a little conversations, the snorer stopped snoring :), the dogs next door were chill. Though I think they were in room all day while their owners were away. Rule breakers. Breakfast was good, they had a great organic tea selection! Hard boiled eggs, oatmeal, packaged pastries, bagels, cinnamon bread, 2 types of dry cereal, milk, butter, jam, Kind bars, yogurt (vegetarian heads up, has gelatin). Bring your own fruit if you need fruit in the a.m. Friendly dog Izzy. 2 friendly cats when we arrived were on the porch. Cats do not come in the lodge. I have cat allergies, had no problem. Wifi was great in both locations. Polite employees/owners. This is a small business, so speak up while there if you need something, or there is a problem with room so they can address it. Don't wait until you're home and online, not cool.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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PRICE RANGE
$67 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Spruce Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Spruce Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Twin Pine Motor Sports Inc. (0.5 miles) and Bini's Botique Llc (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Spruce Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Spruce Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Spruce Lodge?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Spruce Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ramon's, Two Rivers BBQ, and Tiny Timbers Coffee Bistro.
Is Spruce Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the center of South Fork.
Are pets allowed at Spruce Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Spruce Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Russian.