My wife and I recently travelled to Durango and had a fantastic time. It is a truly beautiful little mountain town. While it is small, there was no shortage of things to do. We stayed at the General Palmer hotel, downtown on main and it was perfect for us. It is a beautiful victorian style place with a very authentic feel. Even the elevator was original and had the early 20th century push button and gate. Everywhere we ate, we had great food. We rode the narrow gauge train and it was absolutely beautiful, although the 3 and 1/2 hours each way was a little long. We also did a spectacular jeep tour up to the old mining country in Silverton. It was cold but the guides were great and friendly. For our trip, we called on the central reservations folks in Durango and they were very helpful. Not knowing the area, they helped guide us to the right priced hotel for us (although all of the choices were a little overwhelming) and they helped us to plan out and book all of our activities. Their name was Gateway Reservations and I would highly recommend calling them. They gave us a lot of options, some of which, unfortunately, we couldn't afford like the tree zip lines and the glider rides. The reservations guy helped us quite a bit with our plans and even made dinner reservations for us at a little place called Ken and Sues which was perfect - tasty and affordable. We loved Durango and look forward to the next time we can make a weekend getaway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rich with Victorian elegance, the General Palmer Hotel has all the modern comforts that you would expect of a Four Diamond establishment. Named after General William Jackson Palmer who established the hotel in 1898, the General Palmer is the only historical Four Diamond Hotel in Southwestern Colorado. Each room has been hand decorated in the Victorian era with luxurious amenities. It’s the little touches that make the General Palmer unique; freshly baked muffins each morning and Teddy Bears on every bed. Enjoy our southwestern hospitality with concierge service from a gracious and caring staff available day and night, year around. We are located in downtown Durango right next door to the Narrow Gauge Railroad and we are within easy walking distance of many fine dining restaurants. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- General Palmer Durango
- Hotel General Palmer