Strater Hotel

Strater Hotel

In the middle of the historic main street of Durango, CO lies the grandeur Strater Hotel. As you step through the doors, you’re immediately taken back to the late 1800’s, where spurs jangled on boots and horse-drawn carriages dotted the streets.

The holiday season is the ideal time to visit the Strater Hotel, with wreaths and garlands hung with care and a perfectly trimmed tree that greets guests in the lobby.


Positioned directly next to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, the Strater Hotel is the perfect place to stay when visiting for a winter train excursion. Hop aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train for a truly magical journey. Sip on hot cocoa while watching a spirited reenactment of the beloved children’s book on your way to the North Pole. This event is the most popular train event in the state of Colorado, and once you experience it, you’ll understand why.

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Holiday Activities at The Strater Hotel

With free holiday gift wrapping station events starting at the end of November and continuing through December, the Strater Hotel is the unofficial Christmas Town, USA headquarters. The Strater Hotel will be offering our annual Christmas Buffet, with all the trimmings of a home-cooked Christmas Dinner and more. Bring your family to hang out with Santa tree-side, enjoy homemade Christmas Cookies, and enjoy a Holiday Poem on Christmas Eve. Don’t forget to attend our Holiday Craft Fair in the historic Oak Room where local artisans will display their jewelry, art, ceramics and more.

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Christmas Town, USA

Some may say there's no place like home for the holidays, but they've clearly never visited Christmas Town, USA. Located in the Southwest region of Colorado, Christmas Town, USA really is the best place to spend the holidays. Drive, ski or sled... just get here!

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