The Strater Hotel, owned for decades by Rod Barker and his family, sold the hotel this week to Ross Garrett, who lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Rod Barker, owner of the Strater Hotel, talks about the history of the hotel. Photo by Jerry McBride
The Diamond Belle Saloon is often busy with patrons eating, drinking and listening to ragtime piano. Photo by The Durango Herald
The Colorado Mounted Rangers and others march past the Strater Hotel during the 21st annual Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering parade on Oct. 3, 2009, in downtown Durango. Photo by The Durango Herald
A young Rod Barker, owner of the Strater Hotel, stands inside his historic business in this undated photograph. Durango Herald file
DAVID BERGELAND/Durango Herald - 08/20/12 - Riders head south toward the Strater Hotel on Main Avenue during the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Durango.