There are many charming hotels and B&B’s to stay in Durango, however we have narrowed down the list to include places with a kitchen or kitchenette so that you have a place to store and prepare healthy meals and snacks while you are healing!
A car is not an absolute must if the hotel has a shuttle that can drop you off at Namaste Health Center. However, we strongly recommend having a car while you are in town…not only to have access to healthy food and snacks, but also so that you can easily drive to the lab for bloodwork if needed, and to see other local healers that we may recommend to enhance your treatment protocol at Namaste.
www.airbnb.com is a great resource for finding local houses for rent on a weekly or monthly basis and are often less expensive than hotel suites with kitchenettes.
The Rochester Hotel (downtown Durango- 1.2 miles from Namaste)
726 E. 2nd Ave
Durango, CO 81301
Homewood Suites by Hilton (3.4 miles from Namaste)
15 Girard St.
Durango, CO 81303
Residence Inn (1.6 miles from Namaste)
21691 US Hwy 160
Durango, CO 81301
Lou’s Bed and Breakfast
3115 E 2nd Ave
Durango, Co 81301
Siesta Motel (1.6 miles from Namaste)
3475 Main Ave
Caboose Motel (1.5 miles from Namaste)
Old-fashioned, family owned w/extremely competitive rates
3363 Main Ave
Durango, CO 81301
Wapiti Lodge (1.6 miles from Namaste)
Family owned and built in 1965, so it is a bit outdated, but has competitive weekly rates.
21265 US Hwy 160
Durango, Co 81301
Linda’s Local Café-309 W. College Dr. (next to Albertsons)
Breakfast and lunch featuring local eggs, meat and produce and a southwest/Mexican flare$
Zia’s Taqueria- 3101 Main Ave- and 400 S. Camino Del Rio
Durango’s version of Chipotle- burritos, tacos, salads with some local ingredients $
Himalayan Kitchen- 992 Main Ave
Authentic flavors from India/Tibet/Nepal with vegetables from Karma’s own garden and many gluten-free options. Open 7 days a week from 11am-9:30pm with daily lunch buffet from 11-2:30 $ and dinner $$
Cypress Café- 725 E. 2nd Ave
Mediterranean cuisine for lunch and dinner in Farm To Table style with local meats, vegetables and cheeses and gluten-free options. $$
Raider Ridge Café- 509 E. 8th Ave
Good quality breakfasts and smoothies using local ingredients when possible.
Intolerant Italian- 509 E. 8th Ave
100% dedicated gluten-free bakery and pasta with grain-free options for breads other items. They offer weekly ‘Take and Bake’ entrees that are often both gluten and dairy-free to make transitioning your diet much easier! Their GF breads and goodies are featured at 13 different restaurants in Durango.
Steamworks- 801 E. 2nd Ave
Local microbrewery with “gastropub flare” featuring local grown meats, sustainable seafood and great salads. $$
GrassBurger- 726 Main Ave
Local grass-fed burgers with organic greens, sweet potato or regular fries. Pretty simple menu, but if you want a healthy burger and you are not restricted on red meat, this is THE place! Eat in or take out and options for GF bun or wrap it in a lettuce leaf like most of us do at Namaste! $
Lost Dog Bar & Lounge- 1150 Main Ave.
Tasty salads and wraps and a good place to get a buffalo burger if you are really craving a burger and no one else in your group wants one…this place has a good variety to please everyone. $-$$
Sizzlin’ Siam- 519 ½ Main Ave.
authentic Thai food with several gluten free options. Tom Kha Gai and Green curry soups are Namaste favorites for a quick lunch or dinner take-out. Website says open 11am-9pm but keep in mind they close by 7pm in winter. $
Sushitarian- 601 E. 2nd Ave.
Great sushi with happy hour specials from 4:30-6 and after 8pm with gluten-free options. Closed on Monday$$
Rice Monkey- 1050 Main Ave.
Sushi, teriyaki rice bowls, Vietnamese spring rolls and cerviche. Open daily for lunch dinner except Sunday. $-$$
East by Southwest-160 E. College Dr.
Sushi and steak with traditional Japanese flavors combined with cutting edge contemporary techniqes. $$-$$$
Chimayo Stone Fired Kitchen- 862 Main Ave
Contemporary southwestern bistro open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner $$
Carver’s Restaurant and Brewery-1022 Main Ave
Casual family dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A main-stay in Durango with something for everyone at reasonable prices. $-$$
El Moro Spirits and Tavern- 945 Main Ave
Describe their menu as “modern rustic” by capitalizing on Durango’s “Old West” and Victorian heritage with a Steampunk vibe in the atmosphere. Utilize local ingredients including the meats and cheeses in their charcuterie plate. Open daily for lunch and dinner and brunch on Sat and Sunday. $$-$$$
Red Snapper-144 E. 9th Street
Seafood and steak…and if you find yourself longing for a salad bar, this is one of the few places in Durango with a true salad bar (not guaranteed 100% organic, but non-organic veggies are still better than no veggies when in a pinch eating outJ $$
Tequila’s Mexican Restaurant- 948 Main Ave
If you can resist the pre-meal chips and salsa, they also bring you a bowl of Mexican cabbage that is pretty tasty with a dollop of guacamole! If you look at the reviews, people recommend the carne asada and many other dishes, but if you like fajitas, Dr. Stacy recommends the Naked Fajitas (chicken or protein of your choice with veggies, sour cream, guacamole and no tortilla). The servers always get a kick out of it when I order it! $$
You may have noticed that we didn’t list any Italian restaurants…ok, if you are really craving pasta and your Namaste practitioner is ok with you having it on occasion, there are some gluten-free options for you in Durango. And of course they have other entrees besides pastaJ
Guidos- 1201 Main Ave
Authentic Italian meals and salads, as well as a deli and market with some unique Italian meats, cheeses and olives and a pet-friendly patio! $-$$
Mutus Italian Kitchen- 701 E 2nd Ave
Classic and contemporary Italian selections and option to combine GF pasta with several of their select sauces. $$
If you would like to splurge on a night of fine dining, Durango has quite a few places to choose from. Ask us and we will tell you some of our Namaste favorites!
Ken & Sues, Ore House, 6512, Eolus, Seasons, Kenebec Café
Health Food Stores
Nature’s Oasis Market -300 S. Camino del Rio- Natural grocery store with deli, juice bar, home-made soups, Serious Delights Bakery and Sunnyside Meat market all rolled into one! It’s Durango’s local version of Whole Foods with both name brands and locally grown products. Great option to pick up some of their salads or other items from the deli for lunch.
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage-1123 Camino del Rio-Natural grocery store chain mainly located west of the Mississippi and most economical place to get supplements that we don’t carry at Namaste. In addition to organic veggies, grass-fed meats and pastured dairy products, this is a good place to stock up on your snacks like organic nuts, beef jerky, turkey sticks, Kombucha or Kevita drinks.
Durango Natural Foods Co-Op- 575 E. 8th Ave- community oriented natural foods grocery specializing in organic and local meats and produce. Smaller scale deli and supplements than NO and VC.
City Market has locations on the north end of town on 32nd street and downtown just off Camino del Rio. They actually have a decent selection for organic produce most of the year and carry Boars Head deli meats, which are gluten-free and nitrate-free. Just stay on the perimeter of the store to avoid the processed food temptations in the middle isles!