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Benson Lodge
1210 Greene St., (970) 387-9891

The Benson has undergone a complete renovation and, while respecting it's charm, now features the latest in technology and design. Standard amenities include apartment-style suites, state-of-the-art business center, king-size beds, oversized bathrooms, in-room locally roasted coffee, refrigerators, Jacuzzi tubs, luxury linens and more. Stunning mountain views, massage facility and original artworks by local artisans. Convenient downtown location. www.thebensonlodge.com

Events in Silverton
(970) 759-5557

Specializing in event venues to host weddings, receptions, retreats, conferences, reunions and anniversaries. Creating memories in the heart of the high country.

Golden Block Brewery
1227 Greene St., (970) 387-5962
Great tasting craft beer brewed on premise from the finest grains and hops. Delicious menu features artisan wood fired pizzas. Great atmosphere, friendly service and affordable prices. www.goldenblockbrewery.com

Grand Imperial Hotel & Grand Restaurant and Saloon
1219 Greene St., (970) 387-5527

The Grand Imperial Hotel and Grand Restaurant and Saloon takes you back to a time when hospitality was king. On the main avenue of Silverton, just steps from the terminus of the scenic railroad, the Grand Imperial is a place of living history, comfort, warmth and welcome. Accommodations have been carefully manicured to retain the unique character of the Victorian era. The restaurant offers an extensive menu of American cuisine while the bar features a wide variety of liquor, seasonal wines and beer. www.grandimperialhotel.com

Molas Lake Campground
5 Miles South of Silverton, (970) 387-5522
Midway between Durango and Ouray, breathtaking Molas Lake was featured in 2011 "Colorado Getaways." ADA/wheelchair-accessible campsites, stocked trout lake, hot showers, hiking and biking trails. Open June through September. www.molaslake.com

Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour
721 C.R. 4A, (970) 387-5444

Tours depart every hour on the hour. After the tour, try your luck panning for real silver, gold and semi-precious gemstones from sluice boxes outside of the mine or tour the gift shop. Open daily through September. www.minetour.com

Shangri-La Soaking Pools
1314 Greene St., (970) 387-5713

Silverton's newest amenity offers three indoor pools for a relaxing soak after a hard day playing in the surrounding San Juan Mountains. Walk-ins are welcome and private group bookings are available. Inside Smedley's Suites. Call for availability and pricing. www.shangrilasoakingpools.com

Silver Summit RV Park & Jeep Rentals
640 Mineral St., (970) 387-0240

Silver Summit RV Park and Jeep Rentals, “Where the Mountains Touch the Sky!”  Full hookups, hot tub, fire pit, showers and free Wi-Fi. Within walking distance of town and the train. Jeep rentals at great rates to access some 700 miles of scenic trails, ghost towns, mines and historical sites. www.silversummitrvpark.com

Silverton Area Chamber of Commerce
414 Greene St., (970) 387-5654

Featured as one of a "Dozen Distinctive Destinations" and listed in "America's Most Charming Towns and Villages," Silverton offers the rustic allure of an Old West town amid spectacular mountain scenery. Once a prosperous mining hub, Silverton's riches now lie in its many attractions and outdoor adventures. Call (800) 752-4494, e-mail info@silvertoncolorado.com or visit the website www.silvertoncolorado.com.

Silverton Train Store
1257 Greene St., (970) 387-5580

Railroad Art by Scotty offers custom matted and framed collector railroad-art prints by renowned railroad artist H.L. Scott, III. Pen-and-ink drawings created using the technique known as STIPPELING or pointillism. It is the process of creating a drawing using only tiny dots of ink. Available in a variety of frame combinations and embossed with Scott's signature for authenticity. www.silvertontrainstore.com

Weathertop Wovens
1335 Greene St., (970) 387-5257

Working weaving studio produces fine handwoven (in the shop) clothing from natural fibers from colorfast 100-percent-cotton thread. A unique learning experience and featured by Rand McNally as "Best of the Road" and Frommers as "our favorite shop in Silverton." A destination since 2001. Jackets, shawls, scarves and ruanas (a sort of Irish poncho), woven in the shop by hand.

Ye Olde Livery
1142 Greene St., (970) 387-5778

Featuring primitive and mining antiques, jewelry, clothing, wind chimes and more. Authentic paintings by local artists Edith Wilmot Eardly Eggett and Jack Black.


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