The Ultimate Durango Getaway … Check out Antlers’ Summer Fun!

Photo of a back patio

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary a getaway is:  1. an act or instance of getting away  2:  a place suitable for a vacation  or 3:  a vacation especially of brief duration … We have planned the ultimate summer getaway in Durango for you, full of Colorado adventure!


Once you arrive at our Durango bed and breakfast via plane, train or automobile – to coin a phrase –  come enjoy our complimentary Happy Hour on the patio and taste a local brew or a Margarita. Make sure to sample some of our munchies. You can meet other Guests and get the lay of the land. Afterwards, settle into your room or perhaps out by our pond and treat yourself to a Couples Massage. It’s a decadent hour of pure bliss, don’t you deserve it? Dinner in Historic Downtown Durango awaits. A perennial favorite of our staff is The Ore House, an old western style steakhouse with some of the best steaks & side dishes around. (AOC recommendation: If you like filet mignon, you cannot go wrong!) Don’t forget to leave room for some of our famous cookies made daily by Chef Kurtis…

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

As difficult as it is to get up & out of our luxurious beds, you won’t want to be late for breakfast! Kurtis will whip up one of his specialties, sure to become your new favorite. We guarantee you won’t leave the table hungry. We don’t want you to be accused of traveling to Durango just to eat. So head over to the train depot and jump on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.
Don’t forget your camera as you take the trip up to Silverton.  You’ll want to capture Bakers Bridge made famous by the movie “Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid”. (AOC recommendation: take the train up to Silverton & the coach back).

Once you arrive back in Durango make sure to peruse some local shops and galleries in our historic western town. You can catch an early dinner at local favorite “Ken & Sue’s” … be sure to sit out on the patio – weather permitting, of course. (AOC recommendation: Leave room for dessert!) After dinner, you can stroll down to Eno Wine Bar & Cocktail Lounge. Saturdays evenings are always good for a laugh during their Open Mic Comedy Night.

If your adventurous spirit still needs satiating, you can skip dinner and take a Twilight Jeep Tour with Durango Rivertrippers. Explore the majestic La Plata Mountains just outside Durango. Rivertrippers will even pick up Antlers’ Guests here at the inn! You will explore mountains and canyons at that magical time of day as dusk approaches and the mountains come alive.

DURANGO GETAWAY DAY TWO:Whitewater Rafting during a summer getaway in Durango

After another sumptuous breakfast, how about some rafting? Durango Rivertrippers offers 2 & 4 hour rafting excursions. With the snowpack in the High Country, it’s bound to be a banner year on our rivers. Antlers’ Guests, ask about your complimentary action photos. (AOC recommendation: don’t forget your promo code). You will float down the Lower Animas River and blast through the class III rapids of our famous whitewater park.

After rafting, you can choose between seeing the High Country on horseback or hiking the ruins of Mesa Verde National Park. Either way, it will be an afternoon to remember!A long view of Mesa Verde

There’s gold out there … gold medal-winning brews, that is! The over 21 crowd can hit the Brews Trail and check out the six breweries our town has to offer. Guest faves are True Blonde Ale from Ska Brewing & the Steam Engine Lager from Steamworks. (AOC recommendation: Fish & Chips at Steamworks or Animas Brewery).

Tonight we recommend you try Eolus Bar & Dining for dinner, as always we’re happy to book you a table. You must try their Lobster Burger, it’s a new take on surf & turf and is definitely delish!


As the saying goes … all good things must come to an end, sadly so. We will be happy to pack up a breakfast to eat along your journey or you can have one more of our delicious breakfasts before you leave. Maybe today it will be Kurtis’ San Juan Benedict Stacks, a hands-down favorite of our Guests.

We hope this gives you inspiration. We’ve only touched on a few adventures that abound here for your summer getaway in Durango … there’s much more to show you. ‘Til we meet again.

You can book your summer getaway in Durango here at Antlers on the Creek or give us a call at 970.259.1565.