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Thread: Where to stay in Wolf Creek?
12-15-2008, 08:08 PM #1Registered User
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Where to stay in Wolf Creek?
Thinking about heading to Wolf Creek over New Years. Can anyone recommend places to stay, probably on the Pagosa side. We'd probably be looking for two condos or a big house. Thanks in advance!
12-15-2008, 08:59 PM #2
Although its a tiny little town, I'd recommend South Fork over Pagosa unless you're a big hot-springs fan. Its nice and quiet, has a couple of restaurants, and you won't get screwed when/if the pass closes. I'm pretty sure its cheaper too.
12-15-2008, 10:23 PM #3
I stay at the First Inn in Pagosa Springs and its not too bad. Not nice, but super cheap. I'll be there this weekend from the 19th-23rd.
12-15-2008, 10:44 PM #4
Can't tell you where to stay, but be sure to eat at The Dogwood. It's owned by some friends-of-friends (Brooks & Brook) and the food is always great, southern style "meat & three" type place.
12-15-2008, 11:28 PM #5
if you spend a little more $$ the hot springs inn is nice. We usually have dogs with us, so across the street from the hot springs there is a motel that used to have package discounts...stay at the hotel, soak in the hotsprings and lift tickets included.
It's been almost two years since i've stayed there, so I don't remember the name."At least if the species has lost it's animal strength, individual members can have the fun of finding it again..."
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12-16-2008, 07:11 AM #6
south fork is really nice an chill. but if you like hot springs, stay at the springs "resort" something like 18different hot tubs, the lobster pot is HOT!When seconds count...ski patrol, SAR or the cops are only minutes away...
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12-16-2008, 07:37 AM #7
12-16-2008, 08:15 AM #8
south fork rawks. stay with suzie @ the lazy bear.
we get there on the 26th for 9 nights and she only costs $90 a nite. 2 br, little mini kitchen, good heat.
do not pass up a wild nite 2 croakers/hungry logger. get ready to get yur hick on. :gomers:
the little piza joint up in creede is most tasteful. kips in creede or in pagosa is very yummy fresh mexy too.
looks like nukeage all week. have fun.
12-16-2008, 08:20 AM #9Registered User
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Great tips so far. We would be driving up from Albequerque (flying in from Minneapolis). A quick check on Google maps says that it should take about four hours to get to Pagosa Springs. Does that sounds right? How much farther away is the east side?
Thanks for the help so far!
12-16-2008, 08:25 AM #10
12-16-2008, 08:42 AM #11
We stayed at the best western in pagossa springs a few years. It wasn't great. I hope you can find better.
There was a good mexican restaurant at the intersection of hot springs rd and the main st. There was a bad italian restaurant in an old house. I can't remember the name. It was on the north side of main st. to the the east of hot springs rd.
12-16-2008, 08:44 AM #12Registered User
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12-16-2008, 09:00 AM #13
Wolf Creek is my home mountain, so, I think I can shed some light on where you should and should not stay.
DONT stay in Pagosa Springs, unless you don't want to ski. With all this new snowfall and avalanche mitigation work cancelled for this morning...it is quite possible that any dump next week might result in a several day closure while they do avi. control and then clean up the roads. From the South Fork side, that is not as much of a problem. Last year there were (I think) 14 days of pass closure from the Pagosa Side. From the South Fork side, there were 0.
There are a couple of Inns as you leave SF on the 160W. I will dig up their numbers if you want.
Watch for a PM.
Also, if you DO stay in Pagosa and there is even a rumor of the pass being closed...sleep at the ski area.
12-16-2008, 10:02 AM #14Registered User
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Thanks F.D.V.! I really appreciate it. We usually go to Angel Fire at this time of year, (in-laws have a time-share there), but there has been a snafu in the housing situation, so we're looking for plan B. The options would be Ski Santa Fe, Taos, or Wolf Creek. Wolf Creek has always been high on my list and I would love to check it out. It's probably going to come down to whereever we can get decent housing. It sounds like staying on the South Fork side would be the way to go for all of the above mentioned reasons.
I'll look forward to your PM.
PS: are there other options such as snowmobiling or other kid friendly activities?
12-16-2008, 04:09 PM #15
Yep, snowmobiling is available up on the pass. HOWEVER, and i am sure homeboi FDV will back me up on this, Wolf Pups rawks biggie. Check the $60 charge for FULL DaY of lessons and lifts. lessons 10-12, they provide lunch which you can go to if you wish, or not, then 1-3, 2 hours more lessons. That is an absolute fucking bargain compared to anything else. Wolf Pups goes up to age 8 i think, then they move up to Hot Shots or some other such named group - same rate. Kids love it. I stuck my 5 & 8 year old boys in it everyday last year, and they can't wait to get back.
south Fork is not much of a party town, be sure to bring shit to do, like monopoly, uno, booze, etc. most of the accommodations are family owned and operated, and besides families you will witness the great migration of TexiTards and Okies traveling with their Hard Corp Baptist Church Groups. You will HATE these people after 1 day. They horde tables at the lodge, act stupid in restaurants, and ask the dumbest questions known to man. try not to hurt them as they weigh about as much as a 2008 Ford Expedtion.
Pagosa is a little better but that PASS situation is real, and you are fucked if a slide or avi control hits the hiway.
we will be there for 9 nites starting the 26th, would be good to hook up for runs off the peak or aforementioned boozing. pm sent.
12-16-2008, 10:49 PM #16
The Wolf Creek Ranch is closet to the hill. They have a few cabins and a Motel. They are usually booked up but you might be lucky.`•.¸¸.•´><((((º>`•.¸¸.•´¯`•.¸.•´¯`•...¸><((((º>
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12-17-2008, 04:13 PM #18
I'm in a similar situation and trying to figure out if I made it to wolf creek, what could I do with my dog? is there any dog day care or kennels nearby?gnarstache.com - the best daily deals on the web... with mustaches.
12-17-2008, 04:22 PM #19
Check the South Fork Inn... I'm pretty sure they allow dogs.
12-17-2008, 05:19 PM #20
I'm going to be heading down to WC for New Years too. We're staying in South Fork at some cabin, I can't think of the name of the rental place right now, but I'll find out and let you know, but It's pretty cheap. With 8 people it's about $30/person a night for five nights.
I'll shoot you a PM when I get the name.
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12-17-2008, 09:31 PM #22
FDV... You seem to know what you are talking about with regards to WC. I hope you don't mind me asking a quick question: I already have a reservation at the First Inn in Pagosa for this Friday through next Tuesday (19th-23rd). It doesn't look like there will be massive amounts of snow falling after Thursday, but do you think we will still be fine as far as closing the pass is concerned? I stayed there last year Jan 2-5 during some heaving dumping and we were fine. Also, with Xmas coming up will the ski area be packed this weekend? I hope not.
12-17-2008, 10:37 PM #23
wolf creek was pretty solid today,
dumped throughout the day
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12-20-2008, 08:24 AM #24
still snowing. pile that shit up.
12-20-2008, 10:20 AM #25Registered User
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Fireside Inn Cabins are great and relatively cheap and a bit different
When we went, there were no major storms, so we had no problems with the pass.
I would've been bummed if we couldn't get to the mountain on a deep day, or any day for that matter.
But I'd recommend the cabins if you want to stay in Pagosa Springs