The General Palmer Hotel, was built in 1898 by General William Jackson Palmer, who was a Civil War General and building of the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. We are rated by the American Automobile Association as a 4Diamond Historic Hotel. Though the hotel was built in the late 1800"s each room has been updated and you will find modern ammenities in every room. Rich in history the General Palmer Hotel offers quiet sitting areas where you might choose to read, relax after a busy day, or watch as the train arrives back from Silverton. Freshly baked cookies await your arrival and are served with coffee from our own local roaster, Desert Sun.