Just got back from a Colorado trip that included a rafting trip in nearby Buena Vista. When I found this place, I decided to stay overnight here instead of driving back to Denver afterwards. I was little nervous that it looked that nice from all the pictures and all the reviews, but was so cheap. Clearly had nothing to be nervous about, though - apparently Salida is just a really cheap place to stay. We absolutely loved it here and would absolutely recommend it to anyone who has a reason to be in the area.
For people who are trying to figure out exactly what kind of place it is: it really does feel exactly like a house you're just renting a room in, which is sort of weird but sort of cool. You walk into the living room, which you can hang out in if you like - the proprietors have their own space downstairs, but you're sharing the common space with the other guests, and with the proprietors if they're about. They're super chill, though - I chatted with them a bit, they're great people. Now I understand so much better the name "airbnb" - because this sort of personal feel is what a proper bnb *should* be like. :)
Also for that reason, because it's so small, if you want something, the hosts (it really feels more like they're hosts than just the owners of the place) will totally go out of their way to get it for you. My wife likes sleeping with a ton of pillows, and when she mentioned that, they *immediately* went and grabbed her a bunch.
We stayed in the Blue Room, which does have a private bathroom (a little small, and just a shower, no bathtub, but it is a proper private bathroom). The room is also a little small - it oddly doesn't have a proper desk, just a bed with two side tables, one of which I turned into a desk. It does, however, have a fridge, which was nice. Sadly, our room faced towards the smaller, not-covered-in-snow hills, but it was still a very pretty picture. Bed was extremely comfortable, though I wish the curtains had been a little bit stronger (right now, in that room, the sun *will* shine right in your face and wake you up at 5 in the morning.)
Breakfast is served at either 8 or 9 AM (your choice), and it is fantastic. Clearly all home-made and cooked fresh right for you, it consists of a piece of very good sweet bread, assorted fruit, and whatever main dish they feel like cooking that day. One day it was an omelette, the other day it was a very fancy-looking ham, egg and cheese baked *onto* a biscuit. You would totally pay 10 bucks for this breakfast at a restaurant and consider it worth it.
The whole area is gorgeous and just so relaxing. We took a walk around the grounds the morning we were checking out, and we saw a couple rabbits, and just sooo many different birds. Only a couple minute drive into Salida (good if you want dinner), but it really does feel like you're hours from anything.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the top of the hill, at the end of the road, on 37 private and secluded acres, it's a different world. We offer 6 rooms at the Bed and Breakfast, and we also have 5 Chalets that sleep six each on the property. We are surrounded by mountain views and are only 1 1/2 miles to downtown Salida. ... more less
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