The Gable House Bed and Breakfast

One of the most notable and attractive of the historic homes in Durango is now known as the Gable House, and is located at 805 Fifth Avenue. Delving into history is always fun–especially when it enables us to know the people and “places” of Durango’s past. Exploring the history and architecture of this home was particularly interesting.

The Gable House is a three-story Queen Anne Victorian brick building with a wooden wrap-around porch of ornate banisters and relief work. The house also features two balconies on the second floor. Four gables join the steep main roof along with an imposing turret on the third floor. The gable ends are fish-scaled shingles with ornate fascia.

The Gable House was built in 1892 by James and Eliza Schutt. Mr. Schutt owned a flour mill and mercantile store in Durango, and was also active in buying and selling real estate in Durango and Cortez. 

The Gable House strives to have a minimal footprint in our community. Our location provides walkability to the downtown Durango area to our guests. We use only reusable dishes and utensils for all meals and for guest use, providing no single use plastics. We compost all of our appropriate kitchen scraps, and we only offer daily linen service for special needs. We support reusable and sustainable initiatives throughout our community!

We are passionate about supporting local businesses. We serve products from the following business to our guests:

EsoTerra Cider, Bread, Animas Chocolate, 81301 coffee, Cream Bean Berry ice cream, Gosar sausage, local dairy products, Tortilleria La Flor, and fresh produce from the farmers market. We believe patronizing local businesses strengthens our Durango community.

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