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Purgatory Lodge at Purgatory Resort
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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great place!”
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
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Texas
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104 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 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!

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Indiana
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66 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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
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Scott M, Manager at Purgatory Lodge at Purgatory 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
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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
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Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

For three nights we enjoyed the magnificent views and total comfort afforded by our condo at Purgatory Lodge. Beautifully furnished, immaculately clean, and with plenty of space, we enjoyed the well-appointed kitchen, the huge bathroom and shower, and especially the balcony for our morning coffee. The Direct TV provided plenty of entertainment choices, although there are plenty of activity choices at the resort. My family wanted to stay longer.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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San Antonio, Texas
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

We stayed at the purgatory with out grand daughter and had a wonderful time. We stayed in Apartment 511 which was beautifully furnished, had a wonderful view of the ski lift area. the balcony was big and could be accessed from the bedroom as well. The bathroom was impeccable. I brought my own hair dryer and promptly forgot it. But that's my own fault and I hope the next visitor will enjoy it. They do have hair dryers, you just have to ask for it.
Would I go again? absolutely !
Don't miss the train to Silverton, that's an absolute must.. Hubby and grand daughter took a jeep ride to the mountains and had a wonderful time. Hurrican Pass was at 12,730 ft. oh and Mesa Verde is not far, don't miss it. it is amazing.

Room Tip: we had Apartment 511, it was spacious, 2 bedrooms, living room and kitchen.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Chicago
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

We just returned from a 4 day stay at the Purgatory Lodge north of Durango. We had a large party of 14 and were easily able to accomodate them in 2 4 andb 3 bedroom condos. The condos were really spacious, modern, had nice kitchens and a large open area. Bedrooms were spacious, TV/flat screen was nice, good wifi access. Can't find anything bad at all to say and highly recommend it. The rooms and the lodge were really top notch

A couple side notes-- we didn't try Purgy's- the restaurant there, but my parents did and although the food was good- they found service quite slow the first time they ate there, but fine the second time they went there

Our kids loved the zipline/alpine slide setup located right at the resort-- it also had a bungee trampoline, climbing wall and a few other activities- you could get either a half day (we did) or full day pass to it

Only potential negative to Purgatory Lodge is it is not actually in Durango, but about 25 miles north of the city. There is a restaurant (Purgy's) on site, a deli which has some sundries, several restaurants nearby (I would definitely recommend the Sow's Ear), but for groceries and additional dining and other options you need to go into Durango 30 min south or Silverton 30 min north.

Overall- great experience

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Purgatory Lodge at Purgatory Resort

Property: Purgatory Lodge at Purgatory 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 ( WiFi ) 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 #5 of 22 Specialty Lodging in Durango
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Purgatory Lodge at Purgatory Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 60
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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