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Monarch Mountain Lodge

22720 W US Highway 50, Monarch, CO 81201-9406
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For many decades, Monarch Mountain Lodge in Salida, Colorado has been providing memorable experiences for guests around the country with its array of outdoor attractions, panoramic mountain views and supremely convenient location on the crest of Monarch Mountain, making it less than 5 miles from the Monarch Ski Area and easily accessible to many of the area's charming local towns. Comfortable rooms with inspiring views, tranquil outdoor hot tubs, and an indoor pool are what you'll find here. Spend a day adventuring in the great outdoors, unwind with a soak in the hot tub and then retreat to your cozy accommodations for the night. When it's time to explore, visit historic downtown Salida or the array of outdoor activities that make Monarch Mountain the perfect getaway for all sorts of outdoor enthusiasts!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Horseback riding
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free wifi in the business center
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Ski rentals
Ski school
Canoeing offsite
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Interconnected rooms available
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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22720 W US Highway 50, Monarch, CO 81201-9406
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Denver Intl Airport125 miSee all flights
Gunnison Airport35 miSee all flights
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Julie Bravo wrote a review Aug 7
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The TLDR: great staff and location hinting at its historical glory days, but it's clear the owners have let this place go. You can sense some of the mountain lodge history, but this is a hotel, not a museum. The bad news: Our "premium mountain view" room needed better tlc and cleaning. There was dried animal excrement on the floor (too small to be human, too large to be rat). Mold in the shower and curtain. For summer visitors, there's no AC, so hope for cool temps and breezes. The radiators were rusted thoroughly. As for the facility, clearly run down with most in disrepair if not dangerous. Indoor pool was reasonable, hot tubs not so much. Abandoned sections of the Lodge with the power shut off, equipment pilled up in meeting rooms now used for storage. You can tell this place shined bright at some point long ago, and the owners should be ashamed to let a local gem like this go so dim! Re. Outdoorsy activities, there are short trails out the back past a diversion pond and two pedestrian bridges, but be aware of a couple of deep pits and abandoned structures. Think twice before sending your youngsters out back to explore and play. If you're into geology, there's quite a variety, from sedimentary to metamorphic in a small area. Finally, near the lobby were historical photos (attached) which strangely didn't pertain to the Lodge.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Terri D wrote a review Jul 2020
Fayetteville, Arkansas347 contributions152 helpful votes
Probably a convenient place for skiers, but summer-time travelers should probably opt for a hotel at a lower elevation, especially if they are just passing through. If you stay in the summer make sure you procure a fan for your room ASAP. They have a bar that is adequately stocked but the restaurant is not able to handle even the basic breakfast run. Their outdoor hot tubs and indoor swimming pool are all in terrible condition. And you need to negotiate either a flight of stairs or a steep ramp with your luggage when exiting the front lobby before you can get to the first elevator. Of course, the surrounding landscape is spectacular, with a wonderful stream rushing through the trees behind the lodge.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Bkk wrote a review Jul 2020
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Nasty room, unkempt. Building is falling apart. Building from the outside looks like it was last painted in the 1800s. No renovations inside since then either. Hair on all bedsheets. Understaffed, nice people but poorly managed property.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
AJN303 wrote a review Feb 2020
Nashville, Tennessee49 contributions24 helpful votes
3rd floor room. I love skiing on Monarch Mountain, but for your own sanity stay down in Salida and skip this hotel. We were up ALL night (a Wednesday night) because of noise. it seems like your neighbors are INSIDE your room. I wanted this hotel to be awesome but it just isn't... Maybe if you are a Heavy Duty Sleeper you'll be OK, but we were completely miserable from midnight on. Employees are nice folks, doing a good job...this place just needs major renovations or some kind of sound dampener inside the hollow block walls.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Gayla wrote a review Feb 2020
Durant, Oklahoma5 contributions4 helpful votes
If you’re thinking of going to Breckinridge, think twice. Monarch Mountain has everything minus the crowds and the hefty price tag. Stay here, save money, have fun, receive excellent customer support.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
$99 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Monarch Mountain Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Monarch Mountain Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Monarch Mountain Lodge?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Monarch Mountain Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Monarch Mountain Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Monarch Mountain Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a sauna during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Monarch Mountain Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Monarch Mountain Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Monarch Mountain Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Monarch Mountain Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Monarch Mountain Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.