As we get ready to enter our 26th year of serving the visitors to Durango and the greater Southwest, Gateway Reservations is excited to show off our brand new look! After many years with the quintessential aspen tree logo, we decided that we needed to get with the times and take on a fresh new look to match our long history of destination vacation planning services. After all, most of us don’t still have the same look in the kitchen as we did in 1986 right?!
So after much deliberation, time, and development, we have a brand new look and feel for the Gateway Reservations brand. Drumroll please….
We think that this logo does a great job of communicating the wide variety of services that we provide, encompassing the mountain destinations that are our homes and the feeling of putting your mark on the map with the iconic map marker feel! As your one-stop-shop for all of your Southwestern destination planning, whether you want to plan a quick romantic weekend getaway, you want a luxurious vacation to get away from it all, or you are looking for a family friendly vacation to create memories to last a lifetime, Gateway Reservations will help you go places!
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So yes, it is snowing today, April 9. However that is spring time in Colorado for you. The daffodils are blooming, the grass is turning green, the birds are singing and we think its a great time to visit Durango! In less then one month the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad will start it’s 2013 summer excursions. Soon after the snow will be melting rapidly in the San Juans and the Animas river will be willing us to hop aboard her rapids for some much anticipated spring time water fun. The ATV’s and Jeeps are coming out of their winter slumber ready to tackle the back country trails in the majestic Weminuche wilderness. Why not give Gateway Reservations a call and let our travel experts design the perfect spring itinerary for you. We have the perfect discounted packages to meet all your needs and your budget. Don’t let the snow fool you, spring is here and it’s time for some fun in the warm sun!
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North Americas Top 10 Emerging Ski Towns by National Geographic
We always love to hear that Durango is back in the news for gaining yet another ski honor! National Geographic has just named Durango one of the Top 10 Emerging Ski Towns in North America! In publication known for understanding what makes a world-class destination, National Geographic noted that Durango’s friendly, unpretentious atmosphere mixed with a variety of outdoor adventure makes it a perfect place for families to enjoy epic skiing and snowboarding on a trip that won’t break the bank. Our actual award from the story was for being the “Best For: Budget-minded families with multisport inclinations and a taste for the Southwest.”
There is no better way to experience this than with Gateway Reservations. We will help you customize your itinerary with big discounts on skiing, such as our Buy 3 Get 4 package or our Ski Durango package, as well as adding discounts to your other Southwest adventures. For example, make more out of your trip with a snowmobiling adventure through the San Juan backcountry and then top off the day with a soak at Trimble Hot Springs, apres ski!
Visit our site or call one of our friendly travel experts at 800.828.4228 today and start planning your next trip to one of North America’s top emerging Ski Towns in Durango, CO!
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Well, Durango is back in the news for being one of the best ski values on the continent!
Trip Advisor recently completed the Trip Advisor Index: Ski index for 2012 / 13 and we are excited to see something that we actually already knew… Durango is one of the best ski values in the world and the #1 value in North America! When looking at the total package of what it costs for a hotel stay, lifts, rentals, a meal and, most importantly, a beer – Durango was by far the best value and most affordable at an easy going average price of only $209.65!
The Sacramento Bee is also touting Durango’s overall excellence in their coverage of the Trip Advisor announcement.
As you already know, Gateway Reservations offers Durango’s absolute best ski packages! So visit our Durango Ski Package page today or call a friendly travel expert at 800.828.4228 and take advantage of North America’s best value today!
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How many contests have we entered in our lives where we never hear about a winner and find it hard to believe that they ever gave anything away at all? How often have I said to myself, ” I never win anything?” Well, sometimes it’s true – but just sometimes, there are contests with real winners!
So we wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate Kelsey H. on winning our recent free ski package giveaway! She will enjoy a free 2 night stay in Durango along with 2 days on the slopes at Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort for 2 adults.
Even if you didn’t win this time, don’t worry, we will have more chances to win your free trip this winter… Stay tuned to our blog and like us on Facebook to make sure that you don’t miss your chance to win!
One of Durango’s best ski deals is back this year with the return of the Durango Buy 3, Get 4 package. It is one of the Southwest’s best ski values and it’s easy… If you stay for 3 nights in Durango at your choice of some of Durango’s best in-town lodging and ski, we will throw in a 4th night for free! On top of that, we have included some of our absolute best lift ticket discounts, rental discounts and more!
Visit our Buy 3 Get 4 Package page, enter your stay of 4 nights and you will only pay for 3! Also take advantage of huge lift ticket discounts as well as discounts on rentals, lessons, hot springs and more! Take advantage of Durango’s best package deal and book your Buy 3 Get 4 Package today!
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The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be on display as it travels across the country on a 23-day tour of 27 communities across Colorado and the country before it arrives in the nation’s capital. The truck transporting the tree will be surrounded by a banner that people can sign with holiday wishes to the nation. Durango is one of the stops along the tour this year! Why not come visit us this Friday, November 9th to see our nation’s tree, and while your here stay a couple of days to see all of our beautiful sites in our area as well. Call us today at Gateway Reservations and we will help put together a great last minute vacation for you.
So the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has run its last trip to Silverton for the season and the slopes have not opened yet. This doesn’t mean you have to stay home and wait for something fun to come your way. Why not visit Durango now? With the summer crowds gone it is a great time for a getaway! Stop by for a few days and visit Mesa Verde National park. This is a perfect time of year to explore the ruins, and you will have plenty of time to sit a spell and just enjoy the quietness of the area or the wildlife passing by.
You could also take a short 20 minute drive over to Ignacio, Co. to visit our new Southern Ute Heritage Center. Take a self-guided tour through the permanent gallery to explore the history and culture of the Southern Ute through your own eyes. Once your tour is over walk on over to Sky Ute Casino to try your luck at the slots, a couple of games of bowling, or some mean games of bingo. Sky Ute Casino also has great restaurants to meet any tastes. Before you leave our beautiful area why not take an hour or two to soak at Trimble Hot Springs. Trimble’s natural hot springs offers a variety of massage treatments, as well as, soaking in the relaxing mineral waters. Call Gateway Reservations today and let one of our travel experts put together a perfect late fall vacation package for you.
What’s better than carving down the slopes at Durango Mountain Resort on a perfect powder day? Carving down the slopes for free! We are excited to host our Free Ski Package giveaway again this year!
Buying off friends with a free ski package to Durango!
Personally speaking, I was never one of the cool kids in school and I learned the value of buying off new friends. It’s not that they didn’t want to be my friend… they just needed a little incentive to hang out with me and find out how cool I really was! Well, I continue that tradition today. We know that you will like being a fan of Gateway Reservations because our fans are the first to know about unique packages, new activities, events as well as to take advantage of exclusive discounts! So we are giving away a free 2 night, 2 day ski package for 2 adults just for becoming our friend on Facebook!
The contest is simple! Visit our giveaway page and log in with your email or Facebook login to get started! Once you get started, you will get a contest entry just for “Liking us on Facebook!” Already a fan? No problem… We will give you credit for already being a fan and you can take advantage of all of the other ways to win as well! As a fan, you can take advantage of additional entries for taking other simple actions like sharing our contest with friends, following us on Twitter and more! You also get up to 5 additional entries when people follow your link to the contest. Every entry increases your chances of winning! Winners will be selected at random on November 18th so hurry and enter today for tons of ways to win.
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Fall is in the air! Durango is the perfect place to experience fall colors whether you want a romantic getaway or an adventure in the foliage.
Nothing is more romantic then riding the historical Durango and Silverton Train in the mountains amid the foliage. View the spectacular colors by train and then spend the night in one of our many lodging options. The cool fall air will make you hungry so make sure to book a reservation at one of our amazing restaurants. If you need to relax after a long summer of playing try a spa treatment to work out the kinks.
If you want something more adventurous try zip-lining through the fall foliage from breathtaking heights. Or if you like to keep your feet on the ground go on one of our jeep tours. Instead of looking at the leaves changing go out and be in the center of them.
Durango loves a street festival and they continue into the fall. On Saturday 15th the Bootleggers society is putting on their Oktoberfest to celebrate our microbreweries in town and benefit the Rural Housing Alliance. Saturday the 22nd and Sunday the 23rd the Durango Art Center is hosting the 18th annual Autumn Arts Festival; 80 artists will be there with a food court and local beer.
Call us today at 1-800-828-4228 to book the perfect fall vacation!