Reservations are required in order to obtain access through the Electra Sporting Club entry gate. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at:
(970) 247-5180. If we do not get to the phone, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible. (Please note that messages left on Mondays can take up to 48 hours for a return call.) We do not accept reservations by email.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
Seating is limited, so please plan ahead in order to obtain reservations for specific dates and times.
We accept cash or check only,
no credit cards.
We request that no outside food be brought into the dining room. Let us know if you are celebrating a special event and we can provide whole cakes, pies, etc. with advance notice.
Please keep in mind that the restaurant is located at an elevation of over 8000' and is in an historic building from 1929 that does not have heat or air conditioning. The weather at the lake in early spring and fall is frequently cooler & breezier than downtown Durango and in mid-summer the sun shines in our windows and bakes the entire dining room until it sets below the cliffs. On chilly fall evenings we have the fireplace roaring, but we recommend bringing an extra cozy layer with you just in case!
Finding The Boathouse:
The turn for Electra Lake Rd is located 20 miles north on HWY 550 from 32nd Street in Durango. Once off the highway, you will proceed 1 mile on a dirt road (15mph speed limit!) to the Electra Sporting Club gatehouse where you will stop to check-in with the gatekeeper or enter your gate code. Once through the gate, you will proceed straight ahead for 1 more mile on dirt road (15 mph speed limit!) to the south end of the lake and across the dam where the next two lefts will lead you into the restaurant parking lot. It takes about 30 minutes from the light at 32nd St in Durango to arrive in our parking lot.