I had not planned where to stop. Left Colorado Springs in the afternoon, with the intention of driving until nightfall. It was already dark when I hit Salida, CO. I followed the sign pointing towards the "Historic town centre", not expecting much.
I asked the waitress in the restaurant if there were any "oldy worldy" hotels nearby and she pointed me to the Palace, two doors up the road.
It is a beautifully renovated 3 story hotel. The rooms are little suites with their own kitchens and lounge areas.
My only regret is that I couldn't stay longer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boutique Historic Hotel Downtown Salida,The Palace Hotel is Salida, Colorado's, premier historic boutique hotel established in 1909. Uncompromised elegance and "Old West" charm create a bastion of comfort and class deep in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Here, vintage chic meets the modern amenities, in 15 genuinely considered suites.Located in Historic Downtown Salida, Colorado alongside the banks of the Arkansas River, the newly renovated Palace Hotel offers boutique caliber lodging within footsteps of shopping, dining, biking and fly-fishing. ... more less