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“Great place! Best place in Salida!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mountain Motel
Ranked #6 of 16 Hotels in Salida
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Leander, Texas
2 reviews
“Great place! Best place in Salida!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

The new owner and staff have done a great job at making a good place excellent. If your staying in salida you will not find a more personal and friendly place. Also for what your paying you can't beat it.

Room Tip: Great place at a great price!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Whitewater, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2012

I have just returned to Wisconsin after a memorable R&R month-long stay in a cabin at The Mountain Motel in Salida, Colorado. I first stayed there five years ago and have gone back to the same place each summer. Everyone, including the courteous staff, was so helpful and friendly that I felt like I was part of a happy family. Irene, a creative and energetic new owner, has given the motel some great new, warm touches with quilts, expanded kitchen utensils, nicely colored towels, unique furniture and gorgeous hanging flower baskets outside each cabin door. I felt like I was relaxing in a B&B atmosphere. The price was a bargain, the location was great and you simply couldn't find a more cozy and comfortable place like this anywhere in Salida.
I'm already planning my next summer at The Mountain Motel!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Carol2537
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Bella Vista, Arkansas, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012

Forget staying at one of the chain motels. I stayed in one of the cabins for 3 nights. It was clean, cozy and nicely decorated. The views were outstanding. I haven't stayed at a place that made me feel so relaxed in quite sometime. I will definately stay there again!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Douglas S
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Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012

We were visiting family for a couple days in July. While looking at the very few hotels in Salida, I found the Mountain Motel. The price was right so I took a chance on an older hotel. We couldn’t have been happier! Clean rooms (we stayed in cabin 7) done in period knotty pine with antique furnishings throughout. A real mountain cabin setting! Staff was wonderful and helpful throughout our stay. In our downtime, we sat out front of our cabin and played our mandolins. Met others in the cabins and all sat around visiting and looking at the beautiful views afforded there. If you want to feel at home while away from home, this is the place. You won’t have any of this at a franchise motel.

Room Tip: Get a cabin if possible. While closer to the road, there is little noise.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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2 Thank RonandPam
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012

We just visited friends that have moved o Salida, Co and from there suggestions we stayed at the Mountain Motel. This motel has completely been re done to make it a Boutique motel which we have never seen done before. It was wonderful, great location, very friendly staff; the room’s decorations were so quaint. We totally loved it! We are planning a trip back in December to Ski and we will most definitely stay at the motel.

Room Tip: Book early they are going to full all the time
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Carla Z
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2012

We were looking for a weekend getaway, and had a great stay here. There is new ownership and they are changing this already great place to the Hitchin Post! We stayed in the cabins, they were rustic design, clean rooms, nice little kitchen set up, and the new owner is very nice! Had a great time, will definitely go back. Close to town for great food, awesome nearby hiking, and Hot springs !

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Tomball, Texas, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2012

I hope each person looking for lodging in Salida checks with Mountain Motel! It's a quaint motel with a competitive rate (69.99 in March, 2012), and the Assistant Manager, who lives on-site, is very down-to-earth, friendly and helpful. Two friends and I stayed in room 6 - the only upstairs room that overlooks Hwy 50. It had a full kitchen, two queen-sized beds, lots of space, and a balcony. It was practically a lodge! It was perfect for our needs. We stayed here on our three-day snowboard trip at Monarch Mountain (which is only approximately 30 minutes west and an easy-enough climb for my four-cylinder, two-wheel-drive, Hyundai Elantra to manage quite easily). Please check out Mountain Motel!

Room Tip: Corner suites are large and sunny
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Eric M
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Additional Information about Mountain Motel

Property: Mountain Motel
Address: 1425 E Rainbow Blvd, Salida, CO 81201-3203
Location: United States > Colorado > Salida
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 16 Hotels in Salida
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Mountain Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hitchin' Post Motel, formerly know 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 decor. 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 decor 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 decor 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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