Durango Getaway at O-Bar-O Cabins

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.


Once you arrive at O-Bar-O Cabins via, planes, trains or automobiles – to coin a phrase –  come enjoy sitting by the river, on the deck or wetting a line.  Make sure to snack on the home-made cookies, thanks to Mike!  You deserve it.   You can meet other guests and get the lay of the land. Don’t want to spend hours cooking after a long drive?  Order up a grill package of your choosing from the website or treat yourself to dinner in historic downtown Durango.  A favorite of our staff is The Ore House; an old western style steak house with some of the best steaks and side dishes around. Don’t forget to leave room for s’mores over the camp fire.



As difficult as it is to get up and out of our luxurious beds, you won’t want to be late for your 1st day of adventures.  If you have ordered a breakfast package all the ingredients are waiting in your cabin for a hearty breakfast before starting out the day.  If you really couldn’t get yourself out of that comfy bed make a quick stop at Jean Pierre for a yummy pastry as you 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 will want to capture Bakers Bridge, made famous by the movie “Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid”. O-Bar-O Cabins recommendation: Take the train up to Silverton and ride the motor 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 Eolus, 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!  Or high tail it back to the cabin so you can cook overlooking the river.  Dine al fresco on your patio table to the sounds of nature spilling past.

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. You will explore mountains and canyons at that magical time of day as dusk approaches and the mountains come alive.


After a 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. O-Bar-O Cabins guests, ask about your complimentary action photos. (O-Bar-O Cabins 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, in town, whitewater park.

After rafting you can choose between seeing the high mountains on horseback or hiking one of the many trails in and around Durango. Either way, it will be an afternoon to remember!

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


What better way to spend your last day then on the river whether it is fly fishing like a pro or reading a book while lounging in an Adirondack chair dangling your feet in the river.  With the speed at which we live life a little R & R is necessary to “reboot”.  Sit back, relax and let the O-Bar-O take care of you.  Our motto is “Relaxation has and Address”.  Relax, rejuvenate, and reboot.  Not specifically in that order, but you get the idea.


As the saying goes … all good things must come to an end, sadly so.   After a hardy breakfast out on the deck, facing the river, of course.  We will send you on your way with a small snack bag to make sure you don’t go thirsty on your way back home.

We hope this gives you inspiration. We’ve only touched on the various adventures that abound here in the Durango area … there’s much more to show you. ‘Til we meet again.