Durango Lodging

Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway for two or a fun-filled Colorado vacation for the family, Durango proves to be the perfect staging ground for both.  With picturesque scenery all around and activities that encompass all the seasons, this town is sure to be anything but a letdown.  With a number of bed and breakfasts and hotels to choose from a stay in Durango is sure to memorable one, wherever you decide to rest your head in between excursions.

Country Sunshine Bed & Breakfast

If you’re looking to take in all the sights that Colorado has to offer during your vacation in Durango, Country Sunshine Bed & Breakfast can provide for all your needs.  Nestled in the heart of the Rockies and surrounded by ponderosa pines and scrub oaks, this B&B provides picturesque beauty and unrivaled luxury in one of their six mountain lodge themed rooms.

While there is much beauty to behold outside the walls, the Country Sunshine creates a serene and warm atmosphere inside.  Each guest room, while similarly themed, offers guests slightly different experiences.  This can be seen in the Aspen Rooms’ rustic Aspen wood furniture, the Golden Oaks’ full wall autumn mural and window bench, or the Riverview Room‘s cherry wood four poster bed and antique writing desk.

Apple Orchard Inn

For a relaxing escape, consider the Apple Orchard Inn in Durango.

Being situated in the Rockies, the Country Sunshine Bed & Breakfast acts a launching point for outdoor activities all year round, taking advantage of the natural beauty that surrounds Durango.  Visitors can take an exciting excursion with Soaring Tree Top Adventures during the spring and summer or go for an intimate and romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride during the winter months.

Apple Orchard Inn

Offering unparalleled comfort and award-winning services, the Apple Orchard Inn provides Colorado vacationers with scenic views and country style comfort.  The Inn extends to its visitors the choice of staying in one of the four rooms in the main building or, for those looking for privacy, the option to choose from one of their six cottages.  While the four guest rooms in the main building offer comfort and intimacy, it is with the cottages that Apple Orchard Inn finds its luster.  Spread throughout the property these cozy mountain cottages present their own ambiance and charm.

For the romance seekers, there is the Fireside Cottage hidden amongst the trees where guests are treated to a beautiful four poster bed and wood burning fireplace.  If scenery is important, visitors can choose the Wolf River Cottage, which holds the honor of having a full view of the garden and western cliffs.  In addition to breathtaking views, the Wolf River Cottage comes complete with a king size bed, fireplace, and private hot tub on the back patio.

The Inn also provides several different packages for Durango vacationers to take advantage of.  These include their Romance Package which includes two nights in one of the cottages with champagne and flowers ready and waiting, the ski package which provides guests with two single-day passes to Durango Mountain Resort, and the Winter Train Getaway and Winter Train Getaway Luxury packages.

General Palmer Hotel

Explore downtown Durango and the historic district from the General Palmer Hotel.

General Palmer Hotel

To get a taste of the history of Durango, one needs only to stay at the General Palmer Hotel found in the historic downtown district.  In addition to providing decadent rooms, the hotel is within walking distance of many of the area’s attractions, such as Durango Train Depot, the shopping district, local galleries and theaters, and many of the town’s unique local restaurants.

Despite its unassuming exterior, the hotel’s interior is laden with richly elegant European Victorian-style furnishings.  The elegance of this hotel becomes clear with its queen size four poster canopy beds, marble tables, and the lavish ornate couches and chairs that don the rooms and lobby area.

Much like the Apple Orchard Inn, the General Palmer Hotel extends to its guests the opportunity to take advantage of one its eight vacation packages.  These include both summer and winter packages which range from train rides to zip line adventures.  With the City of Brewerly Love Package, guests who are of age can take a complete tour of Durango’s four microbreweries.  This package also includes full transportation services so guests can indulge in the local flavors.

For those looking for a more intellectual and family-friendly experience, the hotel provides the Durango Discovery Package which takes visitors to Durango’s newly built Discovery Museum.  During the winter months, Colorado vacationers can enjoy world-class skiing with the hotel’s Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort Ski Package.

If You Go

For more information on the Country Sunshine Bed and Breakfast or to make reservations visit: http://www.countrysunshine.com/index.html or call (800) 383-2853 or email inn@countrysunshine.com.

For more information on the Apple Orchard Inn or to make reservations visit: http://www.appleorchardinn.com/index.html or call (970) 247-0751 or (800) 426-0751 or email info@appleorchardinn.com.

For more information on the General Palmer Hotel or to make reservations visit: http://generalpalmer.com/ or call (800) 523-3358 or email info@generalpalmerhotel.info.

Evan Witt is an Illinois native with a degree in English Literature from Lake Forest College, and as a frequent visitor to Colorado, he enjoys fishing, camping, hiking, and photography.