The Benson has undergone a complete renovation and, while respecting its charm, now features the latest in technology and design. Standard amenities include apartment-style suites, state-of-the-art business center, king-size beds, oversized bathrooms, in-room locally roasted coffee, refrigerators, Jacuzzi tubs, luxury linens and more. Stunning mountain views, massage facility and original artworks by local artisans. Convenient downtown location. www.thebensonlodge.com
1114 Blair St., (970) 387-5775
Historic hotel, restaurant and old-time saloon will step you back in time to a brawling and rowdy era of round-the-clock gambling, drinking and dance-hall girls. Six attentively decorated rooms reflect the theme of old-time Silverton without giving up the comforts of modern life. Spacious main-floor dining room where guests enjoy quality dining, a unique Old West atmosphere with honky-tonk piano player and a full bar. Open year-round.
Events in Silverton
Specializing in event venues to host weddings, receptions, retreats, conferences, reunions and anniversaries. Creating memories in the heart of the high country. firstname.lastname@example.org
Grand Imperial Hotel & Grand Restaurant and Saloon
1219 Greene St., (970) 387-5527
The Grand Imperial Hotel and Grand Restaurant and Saloon takes you back to a time when hospitality was king. On the main avenue of Silverton, just steps from the terminus of the scenic railroad, the Grand Imperial is a place of living history, comfort, warmth and welcome. Accommodations have been carefully manicured to retain the unique character of the Victorian era. The restaurant offers an extensive menu of American cuisine while the bar features a wide variety of liquor, seasonal wines and beer. www.grandimperialhotel.com
Molas Lake Campground
5 Miles South of Silverton, (970) 387-5522
Midway between Durango and Ouray, breathtaking Molas Lake was featured in 2011 “Colorado Getaways.” ADA/wheelchair-accessible campsites, stocked trout lake, hot showers, hiking and biking trails. Open June through September. www.molaslake.com
Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour
721 C.R. 4A, (970) 387-5444
Tours depart every hour on the hour. After the tour, try your luck panning for real silver, gold and semi-precious gemstones from sluice boxes outside of the mine or tour the gift shop. Open daily through September. www.minetour.com
Red Mountain Motel-RV Park-Cabins-Jeep Rental
664 Greene St., (888) 970-5512
Welcome to beautiful Red Mountain RV Park and Cabins, with newly remodeled rooms and kitchenettes, full hook-up, laundry, hot showers, playground, hot tub, jeep rentals, elk and deer big-game hunts, tent sites. Free Wi-Fi. Pets welcome, OHVs (off-highway vehicles) welcome. Ride in, ride out from your cabin, motel or RV site. Clean and friendly. Gateway to backcountry fun and adventure. Kid friendly and fun! E-mail email@example.com. www.redmtmotelrvpk.com
Sage Hen Cafe
220 E. 12th St., (609) 744-3212
The Sage Hen Cafe serves an assortment of daily fresh-baked goods, homemade fudge and gourmet chocolates, fair trade/direct trade gourmet coffees, teas and fresh soups. Vegan and gluten-free options. www.sagehencafe.com
Silver Summit RV Park & Jeep Rentals
640 Mineral St., (970) 387-0240
Silver Summit RV Park and Jeep Rentals, “Where the Mountains Touch the Sky!” Full hookups, hot tub, fire pit, showers and free Wi-Fi. Within walking distance of town and the train. Jeep rentals at great rates to access some 700 miles of scenic trails, ghost towns, mines and historical sites. www.silversummitrvpark.com
Silverton Area Chamber of Commerce
414 Greene St., (970) 387-5654
Featured as one of a “Dozen Distinctive Destinations” and listed in “America’s Most Charming Towns and Villages,” Silverton offers the rustic allure of an Old West town amid spectacular mountain scenery. Once a prosperous mining hub, Silverton’s riches now lie in its many attractions and outdoor adventures. (800) 752-4494, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.silvertoncolorado.com.
1335 Greene St., (970) 387-5257
Working weaving studio produces fine handwoven (in the shop) clothing from natural fibers from colorfast 100-percent-cotton thread. A unique learning experience and featured by Rand McNally as “Best of the Road” and Frommers as “our favorite shop in Silverton.” A destination since 2001. Jackets, shawls, scarves and ruanas (a sort of Irish poncho), woven in the shop by hand.
Double R Ranch
19555 C.R. 42
Set on a mountaintop overlooking town, The Double R Ranch offers diverse packages for destination weddings, yoga retreats, company off-sites, and exclusive hunting. Events are centered around a group of buildings overlooking the property’s upper pasture. Cookhouse with full commercial kitchen; utility cabin with restrooms, food prep and utilities; three-bedroom log cabin (the bunkhouse); and an oversized pavilion tent. A short distance away are two yurts for bridal party preparations and retreats, a bathhouse, and a barn with space for gatherings. In all, there are eight structures on the property. A main lodge is planned in the near future.
(970) 715-1090. www.doublerranch.info