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Mountain Motel

1425 East Highway 50, Salida, CO 81201
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Ranked #1 of 15 hotels in Salida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
EdCharlaFrieze Amarillo, Texas
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Amarillo, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The beds are great, the rooms are clean and the decor is Very nice.. even in the cabins, close to food, and gas. and down town for fun shopping, playing and eating.. We love to stay there because it is in the middle of everything .. we use Salida to do day trips, we can go all the way to... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great place to stay. Hopefully the revival of road-side motels continues, so much character and just down-to-earth and laid-back. Ira is a very friendly host as well and will take care of your needs. Try it out! You'll be glad you did.

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Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved staying at the Mountain Motel! Ira was more than accommodating and gave us some great recommendations for dinner. We stayed in Cabin 4. It was very cozy and rustic. The kitchenette was very useful and the property itself was quiet. The beds were fabulous! Very comfortable. We will be staying here again next time we visit Salida!

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Centennial, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Older motel with a good location and liquor store next door which was a plus for us. It was easy to find and a 15 minute walk to the center of town. We had cottage #2 that had three two double beds and one twin. The twin bed was pretty hard and the shower was very small for an average... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice, clean, affordable place to stay; especially with a family of 4. Reserved a cabin but when we got there Ira suggested we'd be more comfortable in one of the other bigger rooms for no extra charge. He was right and we enjoyed our stay in Salida even more. We will definitely stay here on our next trip through Salida!

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been staying at the Mountain Motel every year for about 18 years; sometimes during the summer, sometimes on a ski trip. It is always worth the stay there but the new management has really made some great changes in the property. The owners/management/staff are all very friendly and helpful and are wonderful folks with whom to work and... More

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Fort Collins
12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The external aesthetics completely belie the internal beauty and comfort. I had stumbled upon this property when I searched for 'Salida hotels with balconies'. Ours was the private unit behind the motel with its own parking space and entry. Lovely full-size kitchen with dining table, sitting area, 2 queen beds and separate jetted bath and shower stalls. Left us wanting... More

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Durango, Colorado
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to stay in Salida. Incredible value for your money. The owner was helpful and friendly and the room was charming and clean. Rooms have a coffee maker, small refrigerator, microwave, dishes and utensils. Plenty of towels, blankets, etc. Will stay here again.

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Longmont, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Salida is a wonderful town. The people we met were so friendly and genuine. Ira was instrumental in connecting us with people and places. Our cabin was perfect. We had a sitting room to read and watch television. We had a small kitchen to cook in if we wished. Bella, the canine hostess, was very friendly. The location of the... More

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Conifer, Colorado
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

SUPER clean rooms and public spaces -- grass had been freshly mowed and flowers were abundant. Loved the 'public' fridge in the laundry room stocked with goodies -- pay on the honor system and all proceeds go to a local charity.

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Address: 1425 East Highway 50, Salida, CO 81201
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Location: United States > Colorado > Salida
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Wheelchair access
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#1 Green Hotel in Salida #1 Family Hotel in Salida #2 Romantic Hotel in Salida
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hitchin’ Post Motel cabins, formerly known as the Mountain Motel welcomed its first guests in 1947. In 1996, six more rooms were built to accommodate the tremendous influx of visitors to the motel. The Hitchin’ Post Motel has been a family endeavor, being locally owned and operated since 1947… over 55 years! In December 2011, the owners of The Mountain Motel felt that it was time to showcase the charm and history of the motel by changing the name to The Hitchin’ Post Motel representing the by-gone era of the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s. After transforming the office area into a lounge and reading room, the energetic owners set to work to begin outfitting the remaining nine rooms with an exhaustive inventory of Mountain Western Retro furniture, fixtures and room décor. Their vision to make the Hitchin’Post, Salida’s FIRST “boutique mote;” and reinventing an American icon – the roadside motel is coming to life!Foremost in the minds of the staff at the Hitchin’Post Motel is to provide guests with a comfortable, cozy, distinctive and memorable stay. One-size DOES NOT fit all! Each room has been reimagined to bring in the owner’s own style to make each room personable and “one-of-a-kind.” Room décor is “Mountain Western Retro” – reminiscent of properties dating back to the 1940’s, 1950’s, and early 1960’s. We consider our motel an ever evolving work of “motel art,” where updates and décor are an on-going effort. We pride ourselves on being the only local motel to bring the “boutique motel” experience to guests visiting Salida.A locally owned motel, the Hitchin’ Post Motel is noticeably different in look and feel from other hotel/motel chains – we love it when our guests are pleasantly “surprised” to find that the motel offers much more than a room to sleep.We invite YOU to share our “Mountain Western Retro” experience! Whether it be… sharing a bowl of chili on a cold day with other guests, or sipping the special “Hitchin’Post Ice Tea on a hot day… your stay at the Hitchin’Post Motel in Salida, Colorado will be a memory to share forever and keep you coming back, year after year. ... more   less 
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