Mission Statement "At Wapiti Lodge, our mission is to provide a seamlessly curated, self-service accommodation experience that marries the convenience of modern technology with the warmth of hospitality. With a commitment to guest autonomy, we strive to offer comfortable and secure stays, complemented by personalized amenities and thoughtful touches. Our dedicated team, though not physically present on-site at all times, is unwaveringly committed to ensuring each guest enjoys a memorable and stress-free retreat. By blending innovation, accessibility, and genuine care, we aim to create a haven where guests feel empowered and at home during their stay with us."

Wapiti Lodge, an integral part of the Durango charm since 1965,  it holds a special place in the community. The name 'Wapiti,' derived from the native Cree language, signifies 'elk.'

Nestled within a short stroll from historic downtown Durango, Wapiti Lodge is now proudly under new management, marking a transformative chapter. Under this new direction, we've undertaken a complete revitalization, preserving the cherished character of our past while introducing contemporary enhancements. The name 'Wapiti,' a meaningful and culturally significant term, remains a cornerstone of the Durango 160 Corridor. Our rooms have been meticulously updated, inch by inch, to seamlessly blend the charm of yesteryears with the modern comforts essential for an enjoyable stay in Durango.

Welcome to the refreshed Wapiti Lodge, where tradition meets modernity for an unforgettable experience.

What to Expect: 

  • Upon booking, you will promptly receive a confirmation text message and email validating your reservation. Please be advised that 24 hours before your scheduled arrival, another text message will confirm reservation details. Ensure a valid card with sufficient funds to cover 100% of your total stay is on file at this time.
  • On the day of check-in, a welcoming text message will provide you with a link to complete our seamless online guest registration form. When your room is prepared, a text message will furnish the access code, valid for the duration of your reservation. Smart locks, identified with room numbers, offer both convenience and secure access.
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM, with all door codes expiring at this juncture. For late check-out requests, kindly arrange through our website or submit a request via our guest app  before 10:00 AM on the day of departure, additional fees apply. 

Discover added convenience with our on-site guest pantry, stocked with extra amenities, sheets, and towels. To access the guest pantry, simply request the code chat with us using the "Questions" chat box in the corner of the screen or visit the Info for in-house guests  page.

Being a self-service lodge, there isn't a constant on-site staff presence to assist you. In the event of an emergency, refer to the emergency contact number on your reservation confirmation or utilize our chatbot for general inquiries. In case of a critical or life-threatening emergency, dial 911 first before reaching out to our support staff; emergency services will subsequently contact us. For non-emergencies, such as general inquiries, power outages, or other non-urgent matters, please chat with us using the "Questions" chat box in the corner of the screen, visit the Info for in-house guests  page, or consult the resources outlined on your reservation confirmation.

A crucial note: Failure to authorize the full stay amount 24 hours prior to booking will result in reservation cancellation, with no refund of the deposit issued. Your understanding and adherence to this policy are greatly appreciated.



Wapiti Lodge

21625 U.S. HWY 160 
Durango, Colorado, 81301

United States

Contact us

Get in touch with us.  Please allow up to 48 hours for general inquiries, for immediate questions please text us at (970) 636-1177.