The Strater Hotel


It looks just as a late-1800s Old West hotel should: a curvaceous redbrick Victorian embellished by elaborately carved white-sandstone windowsills and cornices. Inside are coffered ceilings, crystal chandeliers that reflect miniature rainbows, intricate woodwork, and a large collection of Victorian-era antiques. Each of the 93 guest rooms is different, though most have beds with towering wooden headboards and delicately patterned wallpaper. The hotel’s Diamond Belle Saloon couldn’t be more, well, saloon-like---right down to the ornate bar, the gallery seating area, the gun-fight re-enactments, and the ragtime piano. In fact, it’s said that this music helped inspire author Louis L’Amour, whose Western sagas benefited from his stays above the saloon in Room 222. The menu at the Mahogany Grill changes seasonally but features such fare as elk tenderloin and bison burgers. The hotel offers a variety of packages that combine stays with area sightseeing or activity options.


699 Main Avenue
Durango, CO 81301


32.27087700, -107.88164400
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(970) 247-4431

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