The Villa Dallavalle has been a Hotel/Inn in Silverton, Colorado for years, but now they are better than ever! Not only are their 7 rooms quaint and cozy, their full breakfast is absolutely scrumptious.
The inviting common areas are great for visiting, game playing, or watching TV, and the hot tub room is private for your relaxation. To quote a recent guest, the "Villa Dallavalle is not ritzy, nor glitzy, but just right!"
Home is a word that perhaps best describes the feeling prevalent in every corner of this historic hotel. The explanation for this is simple... Gerald Swanson, owner and proprietor of this local landmark, is a native of Silverton; and his family has lived in Silverton almost as long as there has been a town.
Gerald's grandparents, John and Domenica Dallavalle, immigrated to San Juan County from Austria in 1890. For the first few years, John worked in the mines, but eventually the couple invested their hard earned savings to open one of Silverton's first boarding houses. This began what has become a family tradition: "A TRADITION OF HOSPITALITY!"
John and Domenica finished the building in 1901 and ran a boarding house mostly for miners. From 1938 to 1987, the structure would serve the community as a grocery store, owned and operated by Mary Dallavalle Swanson, oldest daughter of John and Domenica, and Gerald's mother.
After Mary's death, Gerald operated Swanee's Gifts & Sweets in the building until the fall of 1994. At this time, he and his wife Nancy made plans to revamp the building to accommodate a first class Bed & Breakfast Inn. Thus, began a period of extensive renovation and remodeling. Gerald and Nancy's efforts were directed toward developing a decor that reflects Silverton's colorful past. The end result of this effort is that every room in the hotel depicts a particular chapter of the Dallavalle/Silverton history. From period furnishings to the family portraits and documents adorning the walls, the entire building exists as a living testimonial to a Southwestern Colorado mining town, and one family's relationship with that town.
The Villa Dallavalle Bed & Breakfast Hotel is located on "Notorious Blair Street", close to local shops and restaurants and only one-half block from the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad stop. All rooms include private baths, television, telephones, and magnificent views of the surrounding mountains.
The Villa Dallavalle offers you more than just a room. They offer a memorable experience!