The Strater Hotel, Durango


THE STRATER HOTEL 699 Main Avenue P.O. Drawer E Durango, CO 81302 (970) 247-4431 (800) 247-4431 (970) 259-2208 Authentic Victorian elegance with a hint of the Wild West characterizes this four-story red brick beauty as it has since this southwestern Colorado landmark first opened its doors over a century ago in 1887. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Durango, the Strater Hotel has plenty to offer both inside and out. Impressive craftsmanship is a signature of the Strater, which displays a facade of elaborately carved sandstone sills and cornices. Housing the world's largest collection of AmericanVictorian walnut antiques, the Strater faithfully reflects this bygone era of history in comfortable detail. Walking into the lobby is like taking a trip to yesteryear. One is greeted with an array of antiques including marble-topped tables, brass cuspidors, stained and leaded glass, and brass and crystal chandeliers. The guest rooms are all as unique as they are plush, down to every last detail. Custom-made rich velvet draperies, hand-stenciled wallpapers, and ornate bed art compliment the other unique pieces of the period in any given room. Contact renovations make this hotel a class act. Fine dining in-house can be enjoyed in Henry's Restaurant. Meeting and Banquet facilities can cater up to 150. But the true meeting place among guests and locals alike is the Diamond Belle Saloon, which features live honky-tonk piano nightly and saloon girls in traditional costume-- traditional, that is, for Old West saloon girls. Guests can also enjoy turn-of-the-century melodrama and vaudeville in the Diamond Circle Theatre during the summer months. Durango is located in the four-corners region (in the heart of Anasazi-land) and ringed by mountains, offering a nice variety of outdoor activities. The Strater House is centrally located in downtown Durango and surrounded by galleries, factory outlet shops, night spots, and only two blocks from the famous Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Train Station, which can take you on an unforgettable day-long excursion into the heart of the rugged San Juan Mountains. Fabulous skiing is available at Purgatory Ski Area just 25 minutes away, and Mesa Verde National Park is less than an hour away. Or try your luck at the Sky Ute Casino, only 20 minutes away. Durango is served by air service from Denver, Phoenix, Albuquerque and Dallas. SERVICES & AMENITIES: Valet service, Free parking, Laundry, Jacuzzi, Diamond Circle Theatre, Cable TV RESTRICTIONS: No pets; limited handicapped access RESTAURANT: Henry's, 6am-2pm, 5-10pm BUSINESS FACILITIES: Secretarial service, Copiers, Audio-visual, Teleconferencing, Pagers, FAX SPORTS FACILITIES: Three major golf courses, skiing, horseback riding, rafting, hiking, fishing, ballooning, kayaking, mountain biking LOCATION: Historic downtown Durango, Four Corners area--in the heart of Anasazi land, spectacular view of La Plata Mountain Range. ATTRACTIONS: Galleries, Factory outlet shopping, Night spots within walking distance, Sky Ute Casino, Durango/Silverton narrow-gauge train, Mesa Verde National Park, Million Dollar Highway, Purgatory ski area

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