I was traveling on a motorcycle trip when my friend and I discovered this place. We stopped because of the "look" of it. This guy (the owner) has added a few hanging plants and flowers on the small cabins. It is amazing how just a few additions can really make the place stand out. The owner allowed us to use his washer and dryer which is a Godsend when you only pack a few clothes for a long motorcycle trip. When we asked where to go for dinner the owner turned us on to downtown. And what a great downtown Salida is. It really has that “earth friendly” feel. There where people riding bicycles everywhere downtown, heck we even watched belly dancers out in front of the restaurant we ate at. Anyway, back to the motel…the room was very clean, comfortable beds, a full can of Folgers coffee and a real coffee pot, a patio area off the back with patio furniture. All and all just a great little motel for only $75ish a night (when we were there early September).
- 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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