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Colorado Springs Independent, July 23, 2014

Colorado Springs Independent, July 23, 2014 by Matther Schniper Excerpt from the Day Tripper Article: World-class eats, drinks and single-track among the draws of Del Norte, a San Luis Valley 'gem' FOODIE FIREWORKS It's July 4, and we've capitalized on our long weekend with a Friday push-off, stopping southbound to dip feet in the hoot-out-loud frigid waters of Zapata Falls, just outside the Great Sand Dunes National Park entrance. Ninety minutes later, we're seated inside the Windsor Hotel's bright, light-wood dining room, where white tablecloths don't mean informally dressed diners are made uncomfortable. A top-shelf creative cocktail list with ample

The Crestone Eagle, August, 2014

The Crestone Eagle, August, 2014 by Mary Lowers Dining at the historic Windsor Hotel in Del Norte The Windsor Hotel in Del Norte, CO was originally erected in 1874 to serve the fortune hunters who were after the mineral wealth in the mountains. In modern days, rather than losing the brick edifice on Grand Ave., the community got together to renew and preserve it. The Whitehead family, including general manager Steve, his son Certified Sommelier Kodi and his wife Chef Regan Whitehead have created a hotel experience harkening to the nineteenth century, with all of the amenities and comforts of

Pueblo Chieftan, August 14, 2014

Pueblo Chieftan, August 14, 2014 by Matt Hildner Landmark Comes Back to Life DEL NORTE – When Kodi Whitehead left his hometown in 2001 to go to college, the nearly un-ending process of restoring the historic Windsor Hotel had just shown its first signs of getting underway. “I think they had painted it by the time I left,” he said. Flash forward to 2013 and the 1874 hotel that had been saved from the wrecking ball stood fully restored but lacked someone to manage its 20 rooms and stately restaurant after previous management had moved on. Enter Whitehead and his