Wolf Creek Lodging and Accommodations
Written by Greg and Heather Burke
Wolf Creek Ski Area is situated in a beautiful southern Colorado bowl drenched with natural snow in the San Juan Rio Grande National Forest. Wolf Creek offers seven lifts serving 1,600 acres of skiing and snowboarding - high elevation sun and snow fun at great rates. Wolf Creek doesn't get the big crowds, but it does get the big snow - over 450 inches annually. Most Wolf Creek visitors stay in nearby Pagosa Springs where there are lots of lodging options, chain hotel and of course - the Pagosa Hot Springs.
We recommend the cool cowboy town of Del Norte, a small Colorado settlement closer to Denver. The Windsor Hotel is a beautifully restored 1874 hotel, a landmark historic building completely redone with taste and thoughtfulness to its past and present. The Windsor is run by a super friendly culinary couple - he’s a great Swiss chef. She's a delightful, but diligent hostess. Our room at The Windsor Hotel was regal, with elegant appointments and a very comfy king bed with 800 thread count sheets and down duvet. Just down the grand hallway, lined with interesting history and memorabilia, is continuous coffee and tea self-service. WiFi and HD flat screen TV bring 21st-century guest room amenities to this otherwise charming 1800s hotel. The Windsor has 20 rooms ranging from Queen and King rooms to suites,
The Windsor has a Lounge and a pleasant bar, Bistro BARbara, for après ski drinks including cocktails and local microbrews before dinner and some convivial chat with the innkeepers Hallie and Urs. For Dinner at The Windsor, served in the lovely Victorian style dining room, award-winning Chef Urs' Schnitzel is authentic and awesome after skiing Alberta steeps at Wolf Creek. Breakfast and Lunch are served in The Windsor Hotel as well. Take a walk along Grand Avenue to visit The Gallery at Windsor, The Colorado Cowgirls Shop, the boot and shoe shop across the street, and the Liquor Store, but no need to continue on to the Police Station.