Better late than never. For New Years Seth and I decided to get out of town and experience someplace new(ish)- we landed in Durango Colorado. Durango is a mountain town in SW Colorado, we had a great time full of shopping, eating and taking it easy. I’m a foodie at heart so I wanted to share one of our favorite stops ‘Eno’, this place was great. It had a wonderful atmosphere, great food and an awesome drink menu.
We stayed in the historic Strater Hotel which is right on the main street of down town. It was a gorgeous old hotel with beautiful embellished fixtures everywhere. One of my favorite things about the hotel was the wall paper and staircases. Not to mention the rooms are all done historically, below is a shot of our room- isn’t it beautiful. I love that coral pink color with the gold wallpaper. The Strater also has 3, count them 1, 2, 3 eating establishments on premises. Diamond Belle Saloon, The Office Spiritorium and the Mahogany Grille. We basically bar and restraint hopped on New Years Eve and had a wonderful drink in The Office Spiritorium.
^^The Strater is pictured in the upper right corner, bottom left corner was a cute diner-and then look at the train! that was taken from our room window.^^
If you’ve never been to Colorado then you should visit, they have breathtaking views that almost always include some glorious snow capped mountain in the background. On New Years Day (since most places were closed) we took a long drive up the mountain all the way to Silverton, CO. Talk about picturesque and quaint. We stopped at the only store open and got to meet 2 Labradors, somehow I missed getting a shot of them not sure how since animals are basically my favorite thing e v e r.
Overall we had a wonderful quick trip, I definitely would recommend to anyone visiting to spend some time walking down town in the historic district. Durango is also home to the Durango and Silverton train, we didn’t do get to ride it this time but I have very fond memories of doing this as a younger kid . There are movie houses and tons of wonderful restaurants and cute shops. My favorite shop was one called ‘ There’s No Place Like Home’ they had anything you could think of from fancy soaps to wine glasses. Those stores really always may favorite, I can’t leave without finding something I love.
^^also found my motto for 2014 in a great community art studio, this lovely is now hanging in our house and I love it^^
^^other randoms- art, trains, Christmas decor, good food and drink… what’s not to love?^^
Here is a list of other places I’d recommend.
Donut place, Durango Doughworks
Coffee place, Durango Coffee Company
Dinner place; Seasons
Tea place, White Dragon
Bar place, Eno
Cute home store, There’s No Place Like Home
French place, Jean Pierre Bakery
If you ever find yourself in Durango I hope you consider some of these stops they won’t disappoint, the whole town is very cute and perfect for a quick weekend getaway. Cheers to that and hopefully much more getaways in 2014 for all of us.