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“Great Last Minute Deal & Cozy Environment”
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Mountain Motel
Ranked #7 of 16 Hotels in Salida
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

I called Mountain Motel last minute to book a room on a Saturday after I saw a ski deal on TripAdvisor. Ira was extremely helpful and booked us for the last room available and still granted us the ski deal with it! We arrived later than expected and had 2 dogs with us but everything was comfortable, accommodating, and clean. A great place to stay in Salida! We were surprised to have a nice patio and plenty of space with 4 adults and 2 dogs. It was close enough to town and we were able to get up to Monarch in less than 30 minutes. We were very happy with our stay and look forward to returning this summer.

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Reviewed March 26, 2014

Ira, the owner, goes out of his way to make your trip easy and make you feel welcome. We stayed two nights in two different rooms, and both were clean and well kept. Unit #5 had a well executed intentionally kitschy 70's theme.

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Reviewed March 24, 2014

What a great place! Charming and comfortable and close to Monarch skiing.
Treated myself to a mini vacation and had the best, most relaxing time in this awesome room in the novel little town of Salida. Close to the movie theater, groceries and quite the variety of yummy restaurants.
The inn keeper/host is so nice and accomodating. The room and bed are very comfortable. The mini fridge, microwave and full size coffee pot made me feel right at home. AND the wi-fi is as good as gold. Looking forward to booking a room in the summer to go white water rafting, then to enjoy some summer evenings on the patio.
I highly recommend this lovely gem of a place to every one! Thanks very much to Ira, Belle and the behind the scenes staff. Ü

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 21, 2014

Booked a cottage for a spring break ski trip. The cottage has two rooms, which is nice. The fully stocked kitchenette was also very useful. This place is more like a bed and breakfast than a motel. Very laid back and comfortable. Will definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Recommend the cottages, if they are available.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

On a recent (last minute) ski trip, we needed a place to stay in Salida. I found Mountain Motel on Trip Advisor.

Ian (the owner) was VERY accommodating. We arrived late (driving between Cañon City and Salida was a mess that night) nonetheless, Ian made sure we were able to get into our room.

The rooms were clean & spacious and the beds & pillows were awesome. Overall a great location (and very good prices) when you need a place to stay in Salida.

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Reviewed March 16, 2014

The room was beautiful and full of character. My husband said it was the best stay he'd ever had...quiet but convenient. More inviting than a chain. Will definitely book again when we return to Salida. Highly recommend for a stay away from the normal bag-drag. Thanks to Ira for making it very nice.

Room Tip: Would love to try a cabin next time.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

We had a lovely time in Salida. The view from our room was stunning. There were deer in the mornings in the field beside the motel. Even though the motel was easily accessible from the main street through town, we weren't bothered by any traffic noise. The room was furnished beautifully and very comfortable. The manager gave us great dinner recommendations and directions. We are from Colorado and love exploring our own back yard and this place is what we want travelers from out of state to see. We assure you will have a pleasant and relaxing stay.

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Additional Information about 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 #7 of 16 Hotels in Salida
Price Range: $71 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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