At first glance, this may appear to be just another hotel. After all, it is a renovated hotel. But you have to see the renovations! Each room has wood paneling, completely new drywall and paint, new bathroom fixtures, beautiful hard wood furniture, and most importantly comfy beds! We stayed in a room with an oven, microwave, fridge, sink, and coffeepot. We cooked our own dinners in the room and saved a bundle. We sat on the bed and chairs and watched TV while we enjoyed dinner with the kids. If you're more civilized, there is a table and chairs. It felt like we were staying in a condo, but we paid a hotel price. This hotel was also within 20 minutes of Wolf Creek; what a deal! I noticed most of the other hotels in South Fork were on the wrong end of town for people going to the ski area.
I also wanted to mention the owners and some of the hotel amenities. The owners are very accommodating people. We asked questions about the local area and they humored us and all of the other guests with great attitudes and thoughtful answers. They are still renovating the hotel and updating and adding on as their budget permits (the owners told me that). Evidence of this are the 2 brand new hottubs in a relaxing little outdoor alcove. My husband is a hot tub snob and he loved all of the jets. My kids and I just loved sitting outdoors in a hot tub with amazing views of the mountains. And, yes, the water was immaculately clean and hot!
The outside of the lodge and hotel rooms have been repainted and they will be putting in new doors on the rooms soon. The current ones are fine, but they are looking very dated. When you first pull in, the lodge is right off the main highway and you feel like you are stopping at a real ski lodge. The lodge is where you check in, relax on the beautiful hard wood furniture and watch TV or enjoy the fire, and eat a free continental breakfast in the morning (cereal, oatmeal, toast, hot chocolate, coffee, hot tea, and orange juice. It's not a very exciting breakfast, but it worked for us. Did I mention it was free and I didn't have to prepare it?? Mom needs a vacation, too! They also have a lot of brochures on local activities.
We usually stay in Pagosa Springs when we ski at Wolf Creek. There are some nice motels there, as well. But we will be staying at Wolf Creek Ski Lodge from now on for several reasons. First of all, I love the value of the hotel given the rooms, general atmosphere and amenities. Second, the drive to Wolf Creek seemed shorter than from Pagosa Springs. It also was a gorgeous drive from the motel to the ski area. Wait until you see all of the frozen waterfalls on the way.
Lastly, I just wanted to add a couple words about Wolf Creek ski area itself. We live about 5 hours away and we try to go every year. They always have some of the earliest heavy snowfall in Colorado so we're able to go during November. The always have cheap lift tickets, uncrowded slopes (don't tell anyone), and powder galore. They even have a snowcat that will take you to a snow bowl if the regular slopes aren't challenging enough for you. It's free of charge, too!
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- Also Known As:
- Wolf Creek Ski Lodge Colorado/South Fork