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Spruce Lodge
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in South Fork
Certificate of Excellence
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Hunting trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

The owners were so hospitable - they even made sure we had coffee at 4:00 am as we headed out the door for our daily hunt. They also made sure the continental breakfast was out super early for us as well. The extra steps the owners took to make sure our stay was enjoyable were greatly appreciated. We had the restaurant breakfast one day, too, and it was very delicious!! I will definitely keep returning to the Spruce Lodge!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Edstarcher
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dplucinskihotel, Owner at Spruce Lodge, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Glad you enjoyed your stay! The 4am continental breakfast is something you will ONLY find at the Spruce Lodge. Need to eat at 3am? Just let us know and we will have the food ready even earlier!

We hope to see you and your family again soon. Have a wonderful 2014!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

After 2 different stays, my wife and I plan to return here every year. The new kitchen serves a fabulous breakfast. Rob's pancake platter is great. We take advantage of the rafting trip (which is included with a 3-night stay). It's close to the Rio Grande Golf Club which I take advantage of, too. We also like to take the 25-minute, beautiful drive up to Creede. Dee and the staff have always been helpful when we needed anything. It's just really relaxed, and there's even a fire pit to hang out at night. The rooms are clean, the TVs are big & new; the shower was a little cramped but it wouldn't prevent me from coming back. Overall, I'd rate it 4.9 out of 5 for value, location, and amenities, and 5 out of 5 for pleasantness of the proprietor. Will definitely be back next summer.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Matt582
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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

If you are looking for a Hampton, Days Inn or Holiday Inn Express - DO NOT STAY HERE. But if you are looking for a room with a view of the mountains, hotel owners who will bend over backwards for you, including letting you start a fire in the firepit and bring you extra wood, then THIS IS THE PLACE for you. True there are some older rooms, but the ones facing the back are all updated and new. The breakfast in the lodge was incrediable, the best we had on our trip, all 12 of us agreeded. There was a resturant on site, which was ok. We did enjoy our stay here and would come back.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bjac0b1
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Littleton, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

After reading the excellent ratings from other guests I had to do some further review to make sure we were talking about the same place. The managers response to other unfavorable reviews makes me a bit hesitant to say this, but here goes: We stayed 3 nights in room #4.
Best thing about the room was the beds, the large TV, and the clean bathroom. We didn't use the hot tub so don't know about that.

Why we won't go back:
- VERY thin walls.
- Overwhelming musty odor. To make the room bearable we stuck the nasty artificial tree and flower arrangements in the closet and sprayed down the carpet with Lysol order neutralizer (a couple of times).
- Difficult shower - Once set, it didn't stay warm, got blasts of very hot or very cold water during the shower. Shower head worked very poorly or perhaps it was the water pressure. Tub was green and slimy near faucet from constant dripping. Hence we only used it once.
- Carpet and cloth chairs needed cleaning with an carpet/upholstery machine, not just vacuuming.
- Continental breakfast: one small coffee pot, tea, toast, instant oatmeal, bowl of apples and only two chairs and one table. That's all we saw.

I'm sure this place is a lot of work for the owners because it's old. We managed OK for the 3 nights but won't be returning.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Marie W
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Amarillo, Texas
Level Contributor
95 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

We stayed 3 nights recently and for the most part enjoyed it. Location is convenient, on the west side of town, near groceries, dining, etc. It's certainly a lodge, not a hotel, so don't expect luxury. Despite that, they have done a nice job with updating the decor and keeping the grounds. They have newer queen beds which were reasonably comfortable, and flat screen TV's with the usual array of cable channels. Wi-fi is free and worked well. Continental breakfast is free, but they also offer a full menu hot breakfast (that people love) at their restaurant just off the lobby area. As with most lodges in the Colorado high country, there is no A/C, only heat. That is usually not an issue, but the first night of our stay was a little on the warm side. They provide box fans, which cool the place off nicely when placed near the screen door or window. Only other drawback for us was the bathroom -- pretty small, shower only - no tub, so feels cramped, and the water pressure in the shower was poor (though comfortable temp.)

On balance, it's a nice place that you'll enjoy if you're fine with the limited concerns above. The owners work year round here and clearly take pride in their work. They were very helpful and deserve to be commended for their tireless work. They also offer rafting trips on the Rio Grande (for either about 90 minutes or 4 hours, float-style rafting, no guide needed) and currently will throw that in at no extra charge with a 3+ night stay (not sure if that deal applies all the time, or just recently due to the media coverage of the fires earlier this summer. By the way, you have to go well out of town and go looking for it to find any evidence of the fires, other than the fact that the Rio Grande is darker than usual due to ash in the runoff, though still not bad.) The air is clean and the scenery is still fabulous!

Room Tip: Rooms with a window on the west side get a heavy dose of morning sun through the west facing windows...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TopofTXtraveler
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Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

We have only stayed here once, when our electricity was out, but we eat breakfast here on a regular basis. Breakfast until 11 every day, the public is welcome. A three page breakfast menu, cooked to order! Delicious and reasonable prices too.

All rooms have been renovated in this huge log building that was built in 1926. Very picturesque, with lots of original features retained. RV parking and cabins also available. Very friendly and helpful owners and staff.

Room Tip: Just tell the owner what you prefer (quiet, no stairs, etc) and she will provide it for you if at al...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MrsBeeColorado
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Wichita, Kansas
Level Contributor
31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

I have been meaning to write this review for a while and finally got around to it. We were passing through from Pagosa Springs at night and decided to get a hotel instead of camping. We pulled up to the Spruce Lodge to ask their rates and the room key and price were conveniently set out for us. Took the key to the room (in one of the cabins, not the main building) to look at it as I was a bit wary. We were pleasantly surprised. The rooms were clean and the beds were comfortable. My husband, kids and I were able to get some much needed restful sleep after 5 days of camping. The rooms are decorated in themes and ours was a golf theme with golf antiques. The next morning, we went to have the included breakfast and again, I had underestimated this place.....the breakfast was great, not your typical continental breakfast, but hard boiled eggs and yogurts in the fridge, all sorts of toasts, rolls, cereals, drinks, etc. Perfect to start us out on our next adventure for the day. We met the owners when we checked out and they were very friendly and helpful. You cannot beat this place if you are looking for an affordable place to stay. I will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank jenniaj
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Property: Spruce Lodge
Address: 29431 US Highway 160, PO Box 159, South Fork, CO 81154-9501
Location: United States > Colorado > South Fork
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in South Fork
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Spruce Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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! ... more   less 
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