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The Mahogany Grille has earned the 2013 Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator

The Strater Hotel, Mahogany Grille, Diamond Belle Saloon and The Office Spiritorium have each been awarded 2013 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor.


Congratulations to Our Mahogany Grille Chefs
Mahogany Grille won the 2013 Taste of Durango People's Choice Award


2013 Durango Melodrama & Vaudeville at the Henry Strater Theatre
Dirty Deeds at the Depot

June 21 - August 10
Tickets On Sale Now
   *No show on Mondays or July 4


2013 Durango Wine Experience


Thursday - Saturday, May 2 - 4, 2013
Strater Hotel is a Proud Sponsor!

Join us for the 7th Annual Durango Wine Experience, May 2-4, 2013! Three days of great seminars, wine dinners, and unique tastings will be taking place around Durango including at the historic Strater Hotel! Please call us at 800.247.4431 or email for any questions you may have about events happening at the Strater Hotel. For more information about the Durango Wine Experience is general log onto 

2013 Strater Hotel Annual Open House

Thursday, April 18, 2013, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Complimentary Hotel & History Tours, Light Hors d'oeuvres, 2013 Room Dedications, Live Music
For more information read here.


2013 Southwest Tourism Summit

Wednesday - Friday, April 24 - 26, 2013

The 2nd Annual Southwest Tourism Summit is taking place Durango, Colorado. The mission of the Southwest Tourism Summit is to provide businesses in this region a unique opportunity to gain valuable tourism knowledge through education and networking, and further develop the Southwest as a premier experience for visitors. Discounted Strater Hotel Rates are available for attendees... . Please call us at 800.247.4431 or email for any questions you may have about lodging and the summit.


2013 Durango Ragtime & Early Jazz Festival
We're pleased to announce our 1st Annual Durango Ragtime & Early Jazz Festival.
March 22 - 24, 2013 at the historic Strater Hotel.

Tickets on sale now--hotel and festival packages available.
Reserve your room now with us...
Email us at with your questions.

Durango voted Best Colorado Ski Town by Elevation Outdoors Magazine
Elevation Outdoors readers' poll voted Durango, Colorado as the "Best Colorado Ski Town" in the big town division based on its vibe and quality of life as well as easy access to deep snow, stashes, and on-mountain happenings.

Great Snowy Getaways: Sunset Magazine
Sunset Magazine's January e blast included Durango in list of 18 Great winter trips in the West to find snow, solitude, and shopping on a fun winter getaway.

True West 2013 Best of the West
Names the Historic Strater Hotel, "Best Heritage Hotel" for 2013
Names Durango, CO the "Best Old West Town to Live In" for 2013

According to True West, "We love Durango because of its mix of Old West history, modern-day convenience and year-round adventures in the open spaces and great outdoors." Other Durango entities that took home top honors:
• Bar D Chuckwagon--Best Chuck Wagon Show and Supper
• Strater Hotel--Best Heritage Hotel
• Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad-Best Historic Railroad

Snowplay in Durango, Colorado - Sunset Magazine Online
Enjoy sunshine and skiing in Colorado's San Juans while staying at the historic Strater Hotel!

Mahogany Grille Bustles on Christmas Eve and Day
Food Services Manager Aaron Brandes says it was a wonderfully festive night!

The Office Spiritorium brings the first Absinthe Bar to the Four Corners Region
Read more about the Perfect Pour in this Durango Herald article.

Strater Hotel Guest Room 222 -- The Louis L'Amour Room -- Designated a Literary Landmark by ALTAFF
Designation Ceremony, Saturday, August 25, 2:00 p.m. at the Strater Hotel

Strater Hotel Celebrates 125 Years with a Public Birthday Party
Saturday, August 25, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Strater Hotel

Strater Hotel chosen as one of Expedia® Insiders’ Select™ 2012 hotel... One of Expedia’s top-ranked properties!

Strater Hotel nominated for 2012 Best of the Road by Rand McNally
Please vote for the historic Strater Hotel here!

Strater Hotel awarded 2012 Certificate of Excellence by tripadvisor.

Strater Hotel included in the Recommended by Lonely Planet 2012 program.

Diamond Belle Saloon awarded 2012 Certificate of Excellence by tripadvisor.

Mahogany Grille awarded 2012 Certificate of Excellency by tripadvisor.

Durango Melodrama & Vaudeville, June 15 - September 22, 2012
Tickets available online at .
Dinner & a Show Packages Available
See our playbill here!

December 14, 1930 - May 5, 2012

Durango Herald Article, by Anne Butler
Public Memorial:
*Friday, May 18, 3:30 p.m., Durango Arts Center
The Barkers thank everyone for their support and ask in lieu of gifts to please donate to:
*Barker Scholarship Fund at Fort Lewis College
*Boys and Girls Club of La Plata County

Strater Hotel Open House, Thursday, April 19, 2012. Celebrate 125 years with us. Be a part of our Room Dedication project. Read more here about our Birthday Celebrations and Open House.


6th Annual Durango Wine Experience: May 3 - 5, 2012. Stay with us and enjoy a weekend of Victorian comfort and convenience to all the Durango Wine Experience offers. Read here for more information about this year's Durango Wine Experience and events.


2012 Strater Hotel Annual Open House
Celebrations kick off with the Annual Open House on Thursday, April 19, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. followed by many more activities.


Destination: Durango On Track for Memorable Meetings
The striking, historic Strater Hotel in downtown Durango is a popular place for groups to gather, offering 93 rooms and space for up to 125 for meetings and meals.

Durango's Old Fashioned Charm
Huff Post Travel highlights Durango including iconic and historic Strater Hotel. 


Louisa Drouet

Love the Strater!

April 7, 2012, 2:09 PM
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