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Sedona, Arizona
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239 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

I found that when traveling to small Towns it's important to keep match expectations with the offerings-rustic south west places are often just that, rustic! Renovated structures that allow an authentic feel & experience- this hotel provided just that - my expectations were met by cleanliness & function - HOWEVER the Innkeeper was doubling as the chef of the highly... More 

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5 Thank Arloredrock
Colorado
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2014

Very quiet mountain hotel, great staff and great food. Rico is a very small town in the San Juan mountains, great local people, the restaurant was amazing, best beef fillet I have ever had. You must get the crab cake as well.

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3 Thank bmwColorado
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43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Great little hotel in middle of nowhere. It's an old Miners hotel from the 1920s. The owners are also the restaurant chefs. The rooms are acceptable and very clean, but know its a miners hotel and not the Waldorf! This place is quaint and homey, the prices are MUCH less than you'll find in Telluride. I'll definitely come back here!

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5 Thank Jerry C
Ouray, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed May 17, 2014

We love coming to visit for the weekend from Ouray. Unique and historical building has a nice relaxing feel. The rooms are a good size and hotels complimentary breakfast is amazing. Its a Short walk to trails and natural hot springs. We would highly recommend it!

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Thank Angela S
Boulder
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51 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2013

Enjoyed the Rico Hotel very much. Breakfast features an egg dish with toast and bacon baked inside. (A frittata?) It is great unless, like our kids, you are vegetarian. We emailed ahead of time asking if there were any options and the chef graciously made a small meat free version for the boys- much appreciated.

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Aztec, New Mexico
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106 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2013

This isn't a cookie cutter hotel (one of hundreds of identical buildings in a chain). It has a unique rustic charm to it. The architecture is old timey cool. You need to know what you're getting into though. There is no A/C. The walls are thin. So, depending on your tolerance of such things, this place may not be for... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2013

We arrived exhausted after a long, multi-day, hot drive. Our first night was restless because of the altitude change but after that we settled in nicely and by the time we left, we were sad to go. We stayed in room 103 (spacious 1st floor queen) which was rustic but very comfortable. Since the hotel is on the main drag... More 

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Tellico Plains, Tennessee
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191 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

Way overpriced at $100. No coffee, no breakfast, no ice, no AC, no staff around to fix toilet. Cool atmosphere, like staying in a friends house, but zero else. Pretty underwhelming for a place with so much potential.

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ricobnb, Manager at Rico Hotel Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

we thank you for your critique it can only make us better. Things can sometimes go wrong and I apologize if we overlooked something. We do have 24 hour contact with the managers phone number affixed to the main office door. I was very surprised to hear that the breakfast which is one of the highlights of the guest's stay... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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42 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed May 13, 2013

Location and value were awesome-I reserved via hotels.com and this was available (as opposed to Telluride being packed b/c of jazz festival). I loved that pets were welcomed. The public spaces were great and my meal at the Argentine grill was fantastic. Breakfast was a feast-delicious frittata and other treats. My only complaint was the room smelled musty and old-the... More 

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Lewis, Wisconsin, United States
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2012

In a small mountain town you don't have many choices for a hotel stay. The historic hotel in Rico is aged and shows it, which is what makes it so splendid. The owners have updated the rooms, but as is the case with most older buildings, you can only slap on so much lipstick. But who cares as the older... More 

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1 Thank Bruce W
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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Winter in the San Juan mountains of Colorado.Relax after a hard day of skiing on the world class slopes of Telluride.Sit by a cosy fire in our Great Room with a beverage of your choice from our full Bar.Afterwards enjoy a memorable meal in our award winning restaurant.Rooms from $50 -$180. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rico Hotel Mountain Lodge

Address: 124, S. Hwy. 145, P.O. Box 65, Rico, CO 81332
Location: United States > Colorado > Rico
Price Range: $95 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rico Hotel Mountain Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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Rico Hotel Mountain Lodge Colorado
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“Deluxe room”
 of 5 bubbles AngelaS197, May 17, 2014 | Read review
“Room 205 includes a queen bed and also two twin beds in a separate room. Works really well for a family of 4.”
 of 5 bubbles mdmss, Aug 8, 2013 | Read review
“You have to book a first floor room if you are traveling with pets, if I remember correctly.”
 of 5 bubbles operacarol, May 13, 2013 | Read review
“go for a second floor room”
 of 5 bubbles tracyk676, Aug 20, 2012 | Read review
“We took the larger bedroom with two beds just because it is bigger.”
 of 5 bubbles CIS325, Aug 9, 2012 | Read review
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