AppleLodge Bed & Breakfast

15081 W. Hwy. 160 , Del Norte, CO 81132 USA (Show map)


The AppleLodge is a chalet style home on 2 1/2 acres just West of Del Norte, Colorado. It is located on scenic highway 160 in the San Luis Valley between Alamosa and Pagosa Springs. Nestled in the foothills it enjoys views of the San Juan Mountains to the South and west, the La Garita Mountains to the North, and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the East. The AppleLodge opened for business in the Fall of 2003 and has three bedrooms for rent in the B&B. Private baths, great views, spacious common areas, and delicious breakfasts are just a few of the many ammenities. There is also a separate lodge with a kitchen and bunkrooms for families/groups called the Bushel House. The Bushel House includes a movie/game/conference room for your group to gather together in. The AppleLodge is situated in a prime location to enjoy Southern Colorado at its best. Skiing at Wolf Creek Ski Area, hiking in miles of National Forrest, and some of Colorado's best hunting and fishing are just some of the many activities that abound. Whether your's is a long or short stay at the AppleLodge, it is always good medicine for the soul.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Lovely Lodge, Outstanding hosts

5 on October 17, 2015

I have struggled with writing this review. To begin with I need a few more stars to work with... In addition the care and help I received from Mark and Judy is beyond what any guest should arrive expecting. My husband and i were in the middle of a three month bike-camping trip when I had some medical issues. Mark and Judy went way beyond what could be expected of a Bed and Breakfast hosts can be expected to do. Without giving the details they showed what wonderful and gracious people they are. Whatever your reason for stopping at the Apple Lodge you can be sure you will get a warm welcome. The lodge itself was charming and comfortable. So much nicer than staying at a chain hotel and the breakfasts were delicious. A note to any Divide riders that might be reading this: If you can spare the extra bucks this is a good night not to unpack your tent. A comfortable night or two at the Apple Lodge is a perfect precursor to climbing Indiana pass. Thank you so much, Mark and Judy for a restful stay, We crossed the Mexican border a little later than expected with much gratitude to the kind people we met along the way and you are at the top of that list!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for the kind words. We really enjoyed getting to visit with you. So glad you made it to the end of your trip. Hope to see you again someday.

Relaxed, comfortable, and friendly...

4.0 on August 23, 2015

We stayed at AppleLodge B&B in early August. The room was clean quite and our hosts, Mark and Judy, were very pleasant and helpful. Breakfast was good and they were able to meet our need for gluten-free with no problems. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them for relaxed, comfortable accommodations.

Very pleasant hosts!

4.0 on August 04, 2015

Mark and Judy are very gracious hosts and make you feel very comfortable.

Great Retreat

5 on July 12, 2015

We travel around to different B & B's as our "staycation" always booking through bed and We felt like we were at Grandma's house. Clean and very wonderful hospitality. The breakfast was delicious. Definitely worth the travel.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review. We hope you will come stay with us again soon. God bless!

Great place to meet great people

4.0 on April 29, 2015

We had a great stay and a wonderful breakfast. The location was perfect on our way down to New Mexico, the food was great and company was delightful. We absolutely will stay again on future southern Colorado trips.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your kind words. We are glad you had a great stay. We enjoyed visiting with you and hope you will come stay with us again real soon!

Great soot near Wolf Creek

3.4 on March 17, 2015

Convenient location for skiing Wolf Creek. Hosts were very attentive and gave great recommendations for outside dining options and general info on the area. I would recommend this spot to friends.

Great home base for Wolf Creek and environs

4.4 on January 10, 2015

My boyfriend and I very much enjoyed staying here on a short ski trip over NY 2015. (Apple Lodge is 45 min from Wolf Creek and 5 hours from Boulder.)The owners, Mark and Judy, are very personable, helpful and friendly but not overbearing. They will chat if you are so inclined, but they will also let you relax in silence if that's what you wish. They have a very cute little dog, Hazel, who is friendly, playful and well-behaved. Mark and Judy made sure we had clear directions and they made good restaurant recommendations too. (Try Three Barrels Brewery and Pizzeria in Del Norte). The common area "fireplace room" is a wonderful place to relax on the couch or in the recliner to enjoy some homemade cookies and tea or coffee while you read. Christmas music played softly in the background and added to the warm, holiday ambiance. Breakfasts were hearty and delicious and the owners readily accommodated my vegetarian diet. Try this place for you next trip to Wolf Creek - it's much more quiet, comfortable and homey than any hotel could be and is worth a few extra dollars!

A nice warm place in the cold

4.6 on December 20, 2014

We had to change plans for ou roadtrip and picked this place after a quick internet-research very short trem. We staid only one night, and were very pleasantly surprised about the very warm welcome, the free upgrade to a larger room and how impeccable the prperty is maintained; you clearly see how invested and commited the owners are. Breakfast was delicious ad we regretted that we had to leave the other day.

Thre Apple Stay

5 on August 13, 2014

Very comfortable and homey. The attendants were so warm and gracious and willing to help us feel welcome. The breakfasts were yummy, hot and very attractively served. Would stay again if in the area.

Charming And Affordable

4.4 on August 03, 2014

Innkeepers were amazing. Called me on my cell to make sure I would be in an area that I could get some supper since I was checking in late. Very Concerned and caring

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Rooms & Rates

McIntosh Suite - (Rates based on two people.)

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Granny Smith Room (2 persons max)

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Red Delicious Room - (Rates based on two people.)

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Cabin for 2 to 20 (no breakfast)2 people = $79+$20/pers/night ext

  • Maximum Capacity: 20
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 2 Twin

Bushel House Group Lodge

  • Maximum Capacity: 25

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains


Colorado Springs, CO (COS)

Directions to property:

Getting to the AppleLodge is easy from most any direction. It is located just west of Del Norte Colorado on the westbound side of U.S. Highway 160 at mile marker 201. From Denver or Colorado Springs and parts north-- take U.S. Highway 285 South to State Highway 112. This takes you right into Del Norte. Then turn right (west) on U.S. Highway 160 and it's just west of town on the right. From Santa Fe, New Mexico and parts south-- take U.S. Highway 285 North to Alamosa and turn left (west) onto U.S. Highway 160 and go through Alamosa and through Monte Vista to Del Norte. Then it's just west of town on the right. From Walsenberg and parts east-- take U.S. Highway 160 west over La Vita Pass and then through Alamosa and Monte Vista to Del Norte. Then it's just west of town on the right. From Pagosa Springs and parts west-- take U.S. Highway 160 east over Wolf Creek Pass and then through South Fork to Del Norte. The AppleLodge will be on your left just before you get to town.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Geologic Areas, National Parks, Waterfalls, Scenic Overlooks, Hot Springs, Onsite Massage Available, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Radio, Spa, Telephone, Videos , King, Queen, Or 2 Single Beds Avail.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sand Dunes National Park, Museums, Rock Climbing, Wildlife refuges, Live Theatre, World Class Golf Course 15 minutes, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 4:00-8:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside Only
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children 12 and under free
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Only during high seasons.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% or first day deposit (whichever is greater) required at time of reservation.
  • Cancellations: If a room is rebooked after a cancellation there is no fee. If room cannot be rebooked, a cancellation fee is charged. If a cancellation is made 7 days or more prior to arrival deposit is forfeited. Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to arrival are subject to full rate for all nights reserved.



Mark and Judy Applewhite

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Dogs , Miniature Schnauzer

About the innkeepers

Reading, Hunting, Hiking, Fishing, Sight Seeing, Sewing and Meeting People

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Full Country

  • Time Served: 7 or 8 or 9 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

Signature Dish

AppleLodge French Toast
First Course-- Roasted cinamon apple blizzard. Second course-- Stuffed French Toast, bacon/sausage, hash browns, juice/milk, and coffee.