Durango is home to many events in both summer and winter and the Strater Hotel is the centerpiece for most of them. Great Music is no stranger to Durango with several local venues offering local western performers to large touring national acts. The Adjacent Henry Strater Theatre hosts a variety of musical events. The Cowboy Poetry Festival, Bluegrass Meltdown, Snowdown, and the Durango Film Festival are just a few of the great events happening throughout the year in Durango, Colorado. Built in 1887 the historic Strater Hotel (Historic Hotel of America Member) is one of the West’s iconic hotels and a prominent downtown Durango, Colorado landmark located two blocks north of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, one hour from the Mesa Verde National Park, several hours from the Four Corners Monument, and deep in the heart of the rugged San Juan Mountains where mineral hot springs abound. The Strater Hotel is adorned with beautiful handcrafted woodwork, period wallpaper, and the largest collection of American Victorian walnut antiques which are used to decorate the hotel and guestrooms. Operated for three generations by the Barker family, the Strater Hotel invites you to experience the best of the Old West and Durango. When staying at the Strater Hotel, guests experience the Old West while just steps away from eclectic dining, shopping, and many outdoor activities including hiking, skiing, biking, rafting, jeeping, natural mineral hot springs, and much more. There are plenty of activities in the area for everyone, no matter what age and ability. Visit our Area Activities/Things to Do and Area Events pages for more information. You may also just give us a call – we’re happy to answer any of your questions and help you plan your vacation to Durango, Colorado. However, once you’re settled in at the Strater you may not want to go anywhere with all the activities happening at the hotel. Take a history tour, see live theatre at the world-famous Henry Strater Theatre, unwind with daily live music at the Diamond Belle Saloon and The Office Spiritorium, or relax in our fine dining atmosphere at the Mahogany Grille where you will experience Handcrafted Flavors of the West. Please see below for more information on each of our outlets. For those wishing to create a memorable event for any occasion, please don’t hesitate to talk with our Strater Catering and Events staff – we’ll give you and your guests a fabulous experience to remember (weddings, business meetings, special events/occasions). Step Back in Time at the Diamond Belle Saloon with swanky cowboys and beautiful Belle Girls. Revered as one of the most famous original ragtime piano bars in the Old West, The Belle is full of activity year-round with daily lunch specials, happy hour, and live music – Strater Hotel Events Calendar. It’s where Louis L’Amour gained inspiration to write is famous Sackett novels. The beautiful long-running Henry Strater Theatre is One of National Geographic’s Top U.S.A. Places to Experience, and we cannot agree more. It’s simply mesmerizing with its exquisite Victorian decor, and we offer a wonderful calendar of shows throughout the year including comedy, concerts, live theatre, and more. You may even consider holding your special event, meeting, or wedding in the theatre by contacting out Strater Catering & Events Company. For a list of shows and events being held at the Henry Strater Theatre please visit our Strater Hotel Events Calendar. Experience Handcrafted Flavors of the West at Mahogany Grille, our fine dining restaurant decorated with elegant Victorian style. Start your day with our Strater Breakfast at The Grille. Later, come back to enjoy a beautiful and delicious dinner made with local ingredients (when available). Our culinary staff is world -class and versed in fine wine and spirits. Mahogany Grille is also the perfect location for your special occasion. Our Strater Catering & Events staff is dedicated to the fine art of entertaining and Creating Memorable Events from Our Corner of the World. Whether you’re planning a wedding, special event, business meeting, or something else the Strater Hotel is a wonderful location to consider. We have a diverse selection of venues and menus for you to select from or we’re delighted to work with you to plan a custom event. Sit back and relax in Victorian elegance at The Office Spiritorium. Time and again, The Office is voted as having “The Best Happy Hour” in Durango. Everyday its full of activity with daily happy hour specials and live music – Strater Hotel Events Calendar. Try any of our handcrafted cocktails including one of our forbidden Old West Absinthe drinks. Come early though, The Office fills up quickly!
What makes this business unique? Durango's Most Iconic Landmark!
- Luxury Accommodations
- Fine Dining
- Live Music