Black Diamond Lodge


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The Black Diamond Lodge is Your Private Wedding or Family Reunion Rustic Luxury Retreat in Southwest Colorado Between Durango and Silverton - Steam Room, Sauna, Wood Fireplace, Two Outdoor Hot Tubs - Movie Room, Game Room, Breakfast Room, Community Kitchen

BLACK DIAMOND LODGE is tucked deep in the San Juan Mountains at 8,900 feet, high above the city heat and just beyond the charming railroad town of Durango, Colorado. Retreat into Colorado's wilderness for an unforgettable and effortless small wedding, family reunion, or ski adventure. Our newly updated guest rooms, private bathrooms, and gathering spaces offer the perfect balance of community and quiet. And just outside, in Southwestern Colorado, there are an incredible variety of outdoor activities, from biking and hiking in the nearby mountains to skiing the slopes at Purgatory Ski Resort to Durango's hip restaurants and night life.

The Black Diamond Lodge offers day-of-coordination services for an extra fee for groups looking for an all-inclusive experience with lodging for a maximum of 46 people in 12 rooms.

Interior view of lodge with vaulted ceilings, fireplace, and ample comfortable seating at Black Diamond Lodge located in Durango, Colorado.
Stay at the Black Diamond Lodge Where Your Event is Our Only Event - The Only Folks You're Sharing our Amenities with are the Folks you Invited
Couple at wedding reception sharing wedding cake at Black Diamond Lodge located in Durango, Colorado.
Colorado Mountain Wedding Venue - Rustic Luxury Above Durango - Lodging for 46 Loved Ones - Indoor or Outdoor Ceremony and Reception for 100 Guests

RESORT AMENITIES: Our rustic "spa" includes a steam room, sauna, wood fireplace, and three outdoor hot tubs, available day or night. Start your day in the breakfast room with bagels and cream cheese, along with coffee and tea. Our lodge is a ski-in, ski-out dream, free shuttle service. with advance notice only, to the lifts at Purgatory Resort daily between 9am and 4pm throughout the winter months! Our game room features a pool table, a foosball table, a ping-pong table, and many outdoor yard games. Outside, take a stroll along our walking trails while you take time to enjoy wildlife watching and our clean mountain air, and our firepit is a comfortable place to gather in the evening for s'mores and stargazing. Enjoy a movie room with a large flat-screen TV with streaming services. We also have a community kitchen available for you to use during your stay.

NIGHTLY LODGING RATE ON-SEASON: Whole Lodge $5,500 with a 2-night minimum; the 5th night is 50% off.

DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE: Weekday, off-season, locals, and military.

PLEASE NOTE: During the off-season, we will rent out single rooms; please call for availability at 970-509-2199


LOCATION: Black Diamond Lodge is between Durango and Silverton in Southwest Colorado. If you fly into Durango-La Plata County Airport, you'll drive CO Hwy 172 to US Hwy 160, then head west to Durango, where you will merge onto US Hwy 550 North, driving through Durango toward Silverton. You will drive past the Lodge to make a U-turn at Yankee Girl Court to get to the Lodge; the drive should take about 50 minutes.

DRIVE TIMES: Durango: 30 minutes. Grand Junction: 3 hours. Albuquerque, New Mexico: 4 hours. Pueblo: 5.5 hours. Colorado Springs: 6 hours. Denver: 7 hours. Fort Collins: 7.5 hours. Phoenix, Arizona, and Amarillo, Texas, are 8 hours away. Dodge City, Kansas: 9.5 hours.

ADDRESS: 48475 US Hwy 550, Durango CO 81301

Call 970-509-2199 for current rates and availability, as well as to book your wedding or ski vacation. Mention the Colorado Vacation Directory.



  • Lodging Open Dates: All Year

Lodging Rates

  • Please call for rates, thank you.
  • Off-season rates available, call for information.
  • Multi-Night Stay Required: Always required, please call for details.

Accommodation Description

  • About Smoking: All non-smoking units.
  • Motel/Hotel Rooms without Cooking Facilities: 12
  • Units with Wood Fireplaces: 2
  • Additional Amenities (ask about availability): Coffee Maker with coffee.

Technology In Units

  • Internet Access in Units: All units.
  • Internet Access at No Additional Fee: Through Wi-Fi wireless.


  • Specialty Discounts (call for availability): Military Personnel.


  • Elevation: 8900 feet above sea level.
  • Region: Durango - Southwest, Colorado
  • Location: Close to Town.
  • Setting: Mountain views. Forested.
  • Meals Regularly Served: Continental Breakfast.
  • On-Property in Central Area for Guests to Use: Fully equipped kitchen with pots, pans, dishes and serving utensils. Outdoor Hot Tub. Wood Fireplace. Central Area for OPEN Campfires. (If no local fire bans are active.) Central Picnic Area with BBQ Grills. Laundry Area (washers and dryers).
  • Spa Services: On-site for an additional fee, call for prices and availability.
  • Arcade Games: On site.
  • Credit Cards: Visa Card. MasterCard. Discover Card. American Express.

Pet Policies

  • Pets in Lodging: All Dogs are allowed in designated Pet Friendly rental units. When making a reservation, be sure to ask for one of these units. There may be a fee or a deposit.

Technology For Guests To Use In a Common Area

  • Television: Available.
  • Big Screen TV: Available.
  • Wide Screen TV: Available.


  • Groups Welcome: Club. Corporate. Reunion. Weddings. Elopements. Youth group with adult leaders. Retreat.
  • Group Meeting Area: Indoor room and outdoor area.
  • Conference Center: Meeting room with tables and chairs can be set up class room style. Some A/V equipment available for seminars. Call for more details.
  • Central Area for OPEN Campfires: Yes. (If no local fire bans are active.)
  • Central Picnic Area with BBQ Grills: Yes
  • Maximum # of Day-Use Guests in Indoor Meeting Room: 100
  • Maximum # of Day-Use Guests in COVERED Outdoor Picnic Area: 46
  • Maximum # of Day-Use Guests in Outdoor Open Picnic Area: 100
  • Maximum # of Lodging Guests with a Group: 46
  • Maximum # of Camping Sites with a Group: 0
  • Your Host will Provide Wedding Planning Help: Yes


    Primarily Year Round Activities

    • National Park OR Monument: 90 minutes drive.
    • National Forests & BLM Lands: 10 minutes drive.
    • Designated Historic District, Site or Plaza: 25 minutes drive.
    • Designated Scenic/Historic Byway: Along the scenic byway.
    • Designated Hiking Trails: 10 minutes drive to trailhead.
    • Museum: 25 minutes drive.
    • Hot Mineral Springs: 20 minutes drive.
    • Golf Course: 15 minutes drive.
    • Movie Theater: 30 minutes drive.
    • Art Gallery: 30 minutes drive.
    • Outlet/Mall Shopping: 30 minutes drive.
    • Restaurant(s): 15 minutes drive.
    • Casino Gambling: 60 minutes drive.

    Primarily Summer Activities

    • Fishing in River, Stream or Creek: 2 minutes drive.
    • Fishing in Lake, Reservoir or Pond: 10 minutes drive.
    • Paddle Shop: 30 minutes drive.
    • Whitewater Rafting Office/Pickup point: 30 minutes drive.
    • Kayaking Rentals: 30 minutes drive.
    • Horseback Trail Rides (Guided): 5 minutes drive.
    • Jeep Trails: 5 minute drive. (off road, back country, 4WD, Jeep, or jeeping).
    • Jeep Rentals: 30 minutes drive. (off road, back country, 4WD, Jeep, or jeeping).
    • Jeep Tours: 30 minute drive (off road, back country, 4WD, Jeep, or jeeping).
    • 4-Wheel Drive Sales & Services: 30 minutes drive. (off road, back country, 4WD, Jeep, or jeeping).
    • ATV (All Terrain Vehicles) and/or Dirt Bike Trails: 15 minute drive.
    • ATV (All Terrain Vehicles) and/or Dirt Bike Rentals: 5 minute drive.
    • ATV (All Terrain Vehicles) and/or Dirt Bike Tours: 30 minute drive.
    • ATV Sales & Services: 30 minutes drive.
    • Tourist Train Rides: 30 minutes drive.
    • Mountain Bike Trails: 15 minutes drive to trailhead.
    • Bike Path: 30 minutes drive.
    • Bicycle Shop: 30 minutes drive.
    • Cowboy Supper & Show: 15 minutes drive.
    • Mini Golf: 30 minutes drive.
    • Chairlift/Gondola/Tram Rides: 5 minutes drive.

    Winter Activities

    • Downhill/Snowboarding Ski Area: 5 minutes drive.
    • Cross Country Skiing Trails: 5 minutes drive to trailhead.
    • Ski/Snowboard Equipment Rentals: 3 minutes drive.
    • Snowshoe Trails: 5 minutes drive to trailhead.
    • Snowmobile Trails: 5 minutes drive to trailhead.
    • Snowmobile Rentals: 5 minutes drive.
    • Snowmobile Tours: 5 minutes drive.
    • Snowmobile Sales & Services: 15 minutes drive.
    • Ice Skating (indoor) Skates Available: 30 minutes drive.
    • Sled/Tube Hill Equipment Available: 5 minutes drive.
    • Sleigh Rides: 5 minutes drive.

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