We stayed here three nights and really loved the hotel. We were fortunate to be there when they held their annual open house. The staff was dressed in period costumes. There were about 10--12 rooms open to see. The hotel has the largest collection of Victorian furniture in the US and it is spectacular. Not only did we see the rooms for free but each person was given a free drink ticket and an appetizer buffet with live music! The hotel was built in 1867 but has been totally refurbished. There are flat screen TVs and plenty of instant hot water. It is CHARMING! The hotel offers a breakfast buffet for $5. It is basic but good and well worth the price. The staff is very helpful. The hotel is conveniently located to restaurants, shopping and the Durango/Silverton train station. It is also about three blocks to the Animus River which has a great walking path that runs for several miles.