My husband and I wanted to take a little weekend getaway, but didn't want the usual chain style hotel. We found this little charming place and it was just perfect for what we wanted. When you fill out the reservations online, they ask you to list the cottage and room choices you would like. I picked two cottages and one room thinking we would get one of them. To my dismay, we didn't get any of them. I was a little upset at first because the room we ended up with, although very nice, didn't quite have the "boutique" feel I was looking for. Once the (very kind and patient) owner explained to us that our reservation was a little last minute and that was all he had, we decided to stay. I am so glad we did! The beds were so comfortable, the bathroom roomy and even though our room didn't have a kitchenette (microwave and fridge though), there were actual dishes, flatware, glasses and coffee mugs. We even had a full size coffee pot, filters and coffee! The place was full our first night there, but we didn't hear any of the other guests. It was charming, peaceful and quaint. Oh, and pet friendly as well which was quite the bonus!
If you are looking for room service, high prices and snotty staff, this is NOT the place for you. If you are looking for a family owned, unique and comfortable place with hosts that will make you feel like family, then by all means, book a room or a cottage.
We loved our short stay here and are planning on making this a weekend getaway destination for the future.
- 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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