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. The Barker Family is honored that — even by visiting our website and reading this far — you have chosen to be part of our story. 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 have overseen installation of fine woodwork and beautiful hand-printed Bradbury & Bradbury wallpapers, continue to collect amazing Victorian walnut furnishings, create interesting storied showcases of times past in the Old West, and have made each of the 93 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.