Rochester Hotel Blog

Welcome to the Rochester Hotel, a home for each and every traveler visiting the San Juan mountains and Durango, Colorado area. Our mission is to provide a relaxing escape for our guests while they receive the very best customer service and care. One of our favorite things to share with our guests is our love for our community and area events. Stop by R Space Durango for one of our unique events all year round and read more about what’s happening in our neighborhood!

Durango Celtic Festival

Durango Celtic Festival

Join us at the Durango Celtic Festival - happening from March 12-14, 2020! Thursday, March 126:30-8:30 PM (Henry Strater Theatre) Kick-off Ceilidh featuring Réalta and High Time Thursday, March 12 9:00-11:00 PM (Irish Embassy Pub) Late Night Session hosted by HighTime...

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Focus on Film: Durango Film Festival

Focus on Film: Durango Film Festival

We are a proud sponsor of the 2020 Durango Film Festival! DURANGO FILM FESTIVAL'S MISSION "We bring a community together with independent filmmakers for the unique opportunity to experience and discuss global, innovative, and diverse films." This year's films include...

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“Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”

“Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”

History of the Rochester Hotel feature: "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" Paul Newman is probably best known for his role as Butch Cassidy. Robert Redford sky-rocketed his movie career through his role as the Sundance Kid. This movie is fun, funny, thrilling, and...

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Noel Night Feature at R Space

Noel Night Feature at R Space

R Space will be hosting a special new local sculptor, Meg Kelly, for Noel Night. Meg describes her art in this way, "I concocted the idea that I would only create art that was depicting happiness, art that would bring a smile to anyone who looked at it. In my mind, I...

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Thanksgiving in Durango

Thanksgiving in Durango

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with close friends and family. When you stay at the Rochester Hotel, that is exactly what you will be! Spread out and and lounge in our spacious king rooms and queen suites. The whole family will be comfortable and happy to know we are...

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Durango Autumn Arts Festival

Durango Autumn Arts Festival

Each year on the charming downtown 2nd Avenue in Durango, we welcome autumn with an annual tribute to all this special season has to offer! It's hard to beat September in Colorado, especially when artists from around the region gather in historic downtown to display...

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Playfest

Playfest

Visit Durango for its second season of PlayFest! This summer event will begin its second season ever with fabulous creations of entertainment for the arts & humanities and all of their enthusiasts. Playwrights test out their newest works for ticketed audiences,...

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Returning Artist: Bradley Kachnowicz

Returning Artist: Bradley Kachnowicz

We are excited to be hosting Bradley Kachnowicz in the lobby of the Rochester Hotel starting in August! Bradley's work is truly unique as he combines abstract and representational styles and even uses natural materials such as sand and dried herbs to make his work...

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