Historic Strater Hotel
Special Room Dedication Project
The historic Strater Hotel has been a part of the Durango community since 1887, and is one of the oldest ongoing businesses in the Four Corners Region. It has been in the Barker family since 1926; current owners Rod and Laurie Barker wish to share their hotel with you. We have a very special Room Dedication Project where we are naming each of our 93 rooms in the hotel to individuals, families, and institutions who have been important to the founding and development of Durango and its surrounding areas.
The project launched at our 2012 Annual Open House with the dedication of the first set of rooms to Joseph A. Walker, the Kroeger Family, Louis and Kathy L'Amour, Olga Little Schaaf, Charles Schumacher, the Strater Family, and the First National Bank of Durango. During 2013 an additional eleven rooms were dedicated including to Will Rogers, President Gerald Ford, Hattie Mashburn, and Marion Jarvis. To read more about each of the dedications we have listed them all below--you may just have a favorite, and if you please call the hotel when making your reservation to request that specific room.
We are looking for nominations of local individuals and families that have been significant to the founding and development of Durango or the San Juan Basin who are multi-generational and have had a significant continued impact to those areas. The stories of each recipient will also be available on our website starting with the following:
2012 DEDICATED ROOMS
First National Bank -- Room 320
Joseph A. Walker -- Room 423
Kroeger Family -- Room 211
Louis L'Amour -- Room 222
Olga Little -- Room 307
Schumacher Family -- Room 332
Strater Family -- Room 230
2013 DEDICATED ROOMS
Blomstrom Family -- Room
President Gerald R. Ford -- Room 333
Marion Jarvis -- Room 331
Hattie Mashburn -- Room 415
McCloskey Family -- Room 301
Gustaf Nordenskiold -- Room 323
Will Rogers -- Room 326
Thomas W. Sefton -- Room 400
Charles E. Stilwell -- Room 414
Weinig Family -- Room 303
Thomas Wigglesworth -- Room 321
This is a call to all of you that love Durango and the Strater Hotel to nominate a family or institution. Please don’t assume that someone else has made a nomination. We invite you to share your nomination with us by filling out a room dedication form and returning it to the Strater Hotel. You can drop it off at the hotel front desk, send it via email to email@example.com, fax it to 970.247.4437, or mail it to Nominations, P.O. Box E, Durango, Colorado, 81302. Nomination forms and a list of named rooms can be found at www.strater.com/names.
Strater Hotel Heritage Tours
Tour the Strater Hotel & Dedicated Rooms
Daily, May - October, Annually
50-minute tours are offered daily May thru October.
For more information on times and costs please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call our front desk at 800.247.4431.