Travel & Lodging

Getting to Durango

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(Trolley to one block from Smiley Building venue)

Lodging in Durango


Days Inn Durango $98?
3030 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301
Phone: (970) 259-1333


Caboose Motel or the Siesta $108?
3363 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301
Phone: (970) 247-1191

Built in 1950s. Rooms small.


Travelodge by Wyndham
2970 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301
Phone: (970) 247-1741

Big rooms and upgraded.


Adobe Inn
2178 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301
Phone: (970) 247-9615

3.7 (91) · 3-star hotel

Casual hotel with a seasonal hot tub, plus freebies like coffee, pastries, cookies & Wi-Fi.

Free Wi-Fi Free breakfast

Econo Lodge Inn and Suites
2002 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301
Phone: (623) 432-0772

B & B

Lou’s Bed and Breakfast
3115 E 2nd Ave, Durango, CO 81301
Phone: (970) 769-3332

Western Room – Stays of 2 nights or more:  $110 single,  $130 double.
One night: $140.00
Southwest Room – Stays of 2 nights or more:  $110  single.  $130 double
One night:  $140

DO NOT STAY at the Budget Inn or the Spanish Trails Motel

Closest hotels walking distance to venue are the most expensive: Strater & Double Tree
Downtown Durango Inn:


USFS Junction Creek Campground 7 miles from Main

at Long Hollow Retreat (Tim Richard’s Place). No shower, bath, electricity.

Trimble Hot Springs (7 miles north on US 550), or North Main Laundry.


One local may have one bedroom available for the workshop. Contact for details.

Main Street one black from Smiley Building and is packed with restaurants of all sorts.
Himalayan is at 10th and Main for Tibetan and Nepalese
Olde Tymer’s is across the street from burgers
China Restaurant at the Animas River Bidge on Main.
May Palace on Main near 8th Street

Lots of Latino Restaurants
Zia Taqueria on N. Main and South on Camino del Rio is super popular with good prices.
Griego’s on N. Main is a local favorite. Been around forever.
Lots of others on Main

Breweries and Food
Carver’s on Main between 10th and 11th
Steamworks on 2nd Ave. at 8th Street
Durango Brewery on North Main across the street from N. Main Laundry
Brew on College Ave

Coffee Shops
Carver’s on Main between 10th and 11th
Steaming Bean below Irish Embassy at 9th and Main
Durango Joe’s, Camino del Rio about 2 1/2 blocks from Smiley.
Durango Coffee Shop on Main between 7th and 8th Str.
Magpie’s at 7th and Main
Starbuck’s at Rio Grande Land and N. Main