In 1927, a boarding house was built at the base of the San Juan Mountains to shelter the area’s sawmill workers and act as a meeting place for logging barons. The building—now named the Spruce Lodge and listed on the National Register of Historic Places—looks much the same today as it did back then. Surrounded by miles of piney mountain forest, the lodge's rustic exterior belies a cozy atmosphere inside, with exposed wooden-beam ceilings, a crackling lobby fire, and newly renovated rooms.
A jacuzzi tub burbles away in the private, revamped bathroom in one of the main lodge's two-bedroom jacuzzi suites. Gleaming wood floors flank an electric fireplace in each room, and a 32-inch flat-screen TV hangs over each mantle. Downstairs, a full continental breakfast fuels travelers before they take a dip in the pine-paneled hot tub or wash clothes in the sprinklers on the landscaped golf course behind the lodge.
South Fork, Colorado: Outdoor Activities amid Gorgeous Scenery
The town of South Fork sits on the Rio Grande River, with lofty peaks forming a jagged backdrop. More than 250 miles of well-tended trails beckon hikers, cross-country skiers, lapsed Eagle Scouts, and Boy Scouts wearing stilts to explore the streams and grassy meadows of the great Colorado outdoors. In the winter, the San Juan Mountains' blanket of natural snowfall enables downhill skiing and lessons on runs throughout the mountains; in the summer, foaming river winds past sandstone formations at scenic golf courses and sets the stage for guided whitewater-rafting tours.
What You Get
Two-night stay for up to four in the Galbreath, Rio Grande, Baxterville, or South Fork suite
Complimentary continental breakfast
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 16, 2012. Amount paid never expires.
Travel must be completed by 10/15/12
Not valid 12/26/11-1/2/12 or 3/10/12-3/14/12
Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift
Limit 1 per visit
Subject to availability
48-hour cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply
Must be 18 or older to check in
Credit card required at check-in
Not valid with reward points
2 person maximum occupancy in Galbreath suite
11% tax not included.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
How To Book
Call the Spruce Lodge.
Choose a date prior to 10/15/12.
Mention your Groupon and provide your credit-card info.
One king bed, one king bed and one futon, or two queen beds
Standard occupancy: Two in Galbreath suite; four in all other suites
Maximum occupancy: Two in Galbreath suite; four in all other suites
32-inch flat-screen TV
Check in: 3 p.m.
Check out: Noon
Rollaways: Not available
Smoking policy: No smoking inside the property
Pet policy: Pets are not allowed inside the property.
Accessibility: Handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
Room upgrades: Not available
What It's Worth
Two-night stay for up to four in the Galbreath, Rio Grande, Baxterville, or South Fork suite (up to $258 value)
By car: About 200 miles southwest of Colorado Springs