People are what make history. That’s why at The Strater Hotel we believe that our history is being made every day — with each guest visit, each cheers at the Diamond Belle Saloon, each business discussion at The Office Spiritorium, and each gathering of friends over fantastic food at The Mahogany Grille. Our gratitude for continuing The Strater Hotel’s living history.
In 1983, Earl Jr’s son and Earl Sr.’s grandson, Roderick Barker took the helm. Rod and his wife Laurie oversaw the installation of fine woodwork and beautiful hand-printed Bradbury & Bradbury wallpapers, continued to collect amazing Victorian walnut furnishings, created interesting storied showcases of times past in the Old West, and made each of the 88 guestrooms into unique stories of history with all the modern amenities of today. Together with master woodworker, Charles Schumacher, Rod designed and remodeled the hotel lobby, the jaw-dropping Office Spiritorium, the beautiful Mahogany Grille Restaurant, the Pullman Room and more. The Strater Team of craftsman continue to bring life into this living history museum each and every day.