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Rex2 Do Turkey Day Your Way – With a Getaway

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Thanksgiving Getaway to Durango? Why not? Maybe, sitting around the house all day eating and watching football is not really what you had in mind for Thanksgiving this year?  Maybe, you're looking for a way to celebrate how grateful you are for your family and friends in a unique way? Maybe, you are thinking of a last minute getaway? Do Turkey Day your way! How about a getaway to Durango for Thanksgiving? Durango is known for its incredible scenery and awesome year-round weather.  Typically, you'll have snow in the high county but drier conditions in town. Durango has a diverse…
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Rex2 Top 10 Reasons Why I Love Working at Gateway Reservations

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High School English Teacher, Customer Service Agent, and Administrative Assistant are just some of the job titles I've held. However, for the past six years, I’ve been the Lead Reservations Agent for Gateway Reservations and finally found a job I can honestly say, “I love!” Durango, Colorado is my home, and here’s a list of reasons why I love living and working here in this amazing town located in Southwest Colorado.   I LOVE…   …where I live!  We are lucky enough to look at breathtaking scenery in every direction!  And because we experience four distinct seasons here, the scenery…
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Rex2 Seven Reasons to Visit Durango, Colorado This Fall

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Relax with a ride on the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and take pictures of the golden fall colors. You can take the full trip to Silverton until October 26.   For a fun day of fall activities, ride the PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express to a pumpkin patch. Fun for all ages: live music, costume contest, maze, putt-putt, face painting, food, wine, beer, and treats.  And, lots more!   Soar on a Colorado eco tour over the San Juan Mountains and the Animas River on 27 different zip lines and save! This unforgettable, full-day adventure starts…
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Rex2 September is the best!

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Just looking for one more excuse to venture away from home?  September is my favorite month here in Durango.  Crisp mornings, cool nights and warm, sunny days are perfect for being outside and breathing our incredible Colorado fresh air.  This is month to enjoy awesome hiking and mountain biking in the high county, and the amazing wildflowers are still thriving!   You all know Durango is home to the famous Durango & Silverton Historic Train and Mesa Verde National Park is a short drive away. But, there are so many other reasons to come visit! Whether you are into outdoor adventures, Southwest…
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Rex2 Colorado’s Crazy Spring Weather

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Spring weather in Colorado is unpredictable and very fickle.  This year is no exception.  We’ve had unusually cool days mixed with warm sunny days.  Here it is May 20th and it snowed on and off a few times today. We’ve lived in Durango nearly 30 years, and I don’t remember seeing snow this late in May.  I also don’t remember having such surreal and vivid sunsets. Moisture is always a welcome sight around these parts – especially since this area was in a severe drought last year. So, bring it on…we all say!  While the snow is not sticking in…
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Rex2 All Aboard the Cascade Canyon Winter Train!

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With winter break right around the corner and snow forecasted for our little town, what better way to spend your vacation than riding the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad? The historic steam engine will take you almost all the way up to Silverton so you can see some of the most amazing scenery covered in snow. The Cascade Winter Train departs daily from the Durango station and gives you a front row seat for 26 miles through some of the most impressive mountainscapes of the San Juan National Forest. Follow the Animas River and see waterfalls covered in…
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Rex2 Ditch the Device: 5 Ideas for Quality Durango Time with the Fam

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We all know it’s hard to put the phone (or tablet or laptop) away. But, Durango’s incredible scenery has a unique way of demanding your attention: anything on a screen is dull in comparison to the peaks and rivers, wildflowers and wildlife of Durango and the surrounding areas. So, put your gaming and social media on pause and opt instead for one of these grand, family-friendly adventures: 1. ATV Tour Explore the off-road high-country on an ATV tour. Tours depart daily during the summer months, from a variety of locations, including Durango, Silverton and Glenwood Springs. Both guided and unguided…
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Rex2 Experience winter aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

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While we’re still relishing the beautiful days of fall, crisp mornings and snow-brushed peaks tell us winter is definitely making its way to Colorado. We’re excited about all the usual winter suspects—skiing and sledding, sleigh rides and cozy evenings—and one of the things we’re most excited about is winter rides aboard the Durango & Silverton’s Cascade Canyon Winter Train. For a quiet, serene and breathtakingly beautiful winter way to experience the San Juan Mountains covered in snow, consider our Durango Winter Train and Lodging Package. The crowds have simmered down since summer, and the early 1920’s vintage locomotive cars offer…
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Rex2 Durango: the perfect year-round wedding (or reunion) destination

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While summer is generally celebrated as prime wedding, reunion and general vacation season, Durango offers up a litany of reasons for planning a gathering any time of year. And, whether it’s a wedding, reunion or some other reason to gather together, we’re happy to help guide guests to their favorite activities so you don’t have to. We can host a wedding (or event page) on our site so that guests can call us to book reservations and have their questions answered. In other words, we’ll help lighten your planning load. Here are some seasonal highlights to consider when planning your…
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Rex2 Our Unforgettable “Accounts Retrievable”

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Chloe has been a member of our family and our "Accounts Retrievable" at Gateway Reservations for over 13 years.  One week ago Thursday, she passed in her sleep and will be missed by many. She was the sweetest, most loyal companion to our family.  Our employees, visitors, and friends all loved her.  Chloe occasionally received emails from our customers asking about pet-friendly lodging and activity options in Durango and she always had great advice to offer. Dogs are an intricate part of Durango’s unique sense of community. Dogs are everywhere and as all of us dog lovers know, they are part…
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