Located in central Colorado, within the Arkansas River Valley, lie the two mountain towns of Buena Vista and Salida. Just 30 minutes apart, both provide their visitors with endless outdoor activities and comfortable accommodations for an authentic Colorado mountain getaway.
And one of the best ways to get a real feel for each town’s lifestyle, be sure to stay at a local bed and breakfast. Combine in one trip or plan for two with these bed and breakfasts in Buena Vista and Salida.
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Here are among the best B&Bs in Buena Vista and Salida, CO, in no particular order:
Bed and Breakfasts in Salida
Resting on the banks of the Arkansas River, with direct access to the Collegiate Peaks, and just 30 minutes away from Monarch Ski Resort, the town of Salida is an ideal year-round getaway.
And for those looking to soak up a bit of culture, Salida is also home to a thriving arts district and the largest downtown historic district in Colorado. Enjoy an in-town experience or an accessible mountainside escape with these bed and breakfasts in Salida.
Mountain Goat Lodge
Nestled amongst 20 acres of expansive farming pastures with the Sawatch Mountain Range in the background, the Mountain Goat Lodge is both a bed and breakfast and working farm. Located just six miles from the historic downtown of Salida, the Mountain Goat Lodge offers both a serene mountain getaway close to town and other amenities nearby.
The resident goats graze the meadows and provide the owners and guests with cheese, milk, and yogurt that is used in their homemade breakfasts. Aside from the goats, guests will also encounter chickens, dogs, ducks, and llamas on the farm. Take a free tour to learn more about their goats or sign up for one of their chicken keeping or cheese-making classes for a hands-on experience.
- Working farm with mountain views
- Close to town
- Farm tours
- Homemade breakfast
- Hot tub
- Free Wi-Fi
The casual lodge rooms feature a private bath with cozy bathrobes, modern amenities, a King-size bed, and a private balcony with mountain views. For those needing a bit more room, they offer a two-bedroom suite, sleeping up to four people.
In the summer, for more simple accommodations, book your stay in one of their vintage two-bedroom trailer home, retro campers, or authentic tipis.
- 9582 US Hwy 285, Salida, CO 81201 | 719-539-7173
- Check prices, availability or book Mountain Goat Lodge
Thomas House Bed & Breakfast
Just a few blocks from Salida’s thriving art scene in historic downtown, the Thomas House Bed and Breakfast has been a welcoming bed and breakfast since 1992. What was once an 1880s railroad boarding house is now a cozy retreat for travelers in the heart of Salida.
The big draw here is their homemade breakfast. Indulge in scrambled eggs, muffins, biscuits and gravy, bacon, and waffles, with the selection changing daily.
- In-town location
- Daily homemade breakfast
- Outdoor hot tub
- Common eating area
- Free on-site parking
- Free Wi-Fi
Choose from two suites and two rooms in the main house. Each room is individually decorated with old country charm and features its own private bath.
For the ultimate private retreat, stay in the Buffalo Peaks Cottage. Featuring a custom King-size bed built of aspen logs, along with a full kitchen, sitting area, and its own private entrance.
- 307 E 1st St, Salida, CO 81201 | 719-539-7104
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Tudor Rose Bed and Breakfast and Chalets
The Tudor Rose Bed and Breakfast and Chalets is a beautiful country manor nestled on an expansive mountain country estate. The statuesque inn is surrounded by 37 acres of wooded pines and anchored by three mountain ranges, providing stunning views for all its guests.
Enjoy the property’s secluded atmosphere within the mountains but still be able to take advantage of easy access to Salida’s downtown. Spend the day walking along their on-site hiking trails and then spend the evening in town at one of Salida’s many restaurants and bars.
Guests of the bed and breakfast side of Tudor Rose will be woken every morning with a made-from-scratch breakfast. Menu items include Eggs Benedict, French toast, and other delicious assorted goodies.
- Made-from-scratch breakfast (at B&B)
- Outdoor deck with hot tub
- Mountain views
- Private mountain estate
- On-site horse stables
- Pet-friendly (Tudor Rose Chalet only)
- Free Wi-Fi
Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or a family vacation, the Tudor Rose Bed and Breakfast and Chalets features spacious suites at the bed and breakfast and larger mountain chalets for larger groups.
The bed and breakfast is home to six luxurious and spacious suites. The two-story home provides guests with a large common area on the first floor and a spacious landing on the second floor with expansive mountain views.
Indulge in the inn’s relaxing ambiance with a trickling waterfall in the grand foyer and an outdoor deck with a scenic mountain landscape. In-room amenities include a fireplace, mountain views, hot tub, mini-refrigerators, flat-screen T.V.s, and more.
Need a little more space? Stay in one of their mountain chalets that sleep up to six guests. Enjoy two private baths, a warming fireplace, mountain views, a full kitchen, a dining table for six, and a great room with vaulted ceilings. The chalets are separate from the bed and breakfast main building.
- 6720 Paradise Acres Rd, Salida, CO 81201 | 719-539-2002
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Bed and Breakfasts in Buena Vista
Resting at the base of the Collegiate Peaks and on the banks of the Arkansas River, Buena Vista is a haven for outdoor adventures. In less than two and a half hours from Denver, visitors will find themselves in the heart of it all in this quaint riverside town.
In keeping with its cozy, laid back lifestyle, be sure to book your stay at a local bed and breakfast. Whether you’re looking for something in town or just outside, here are the best bed and breakfasts in Buena Vista.
Mountain River Inn
Located just two miles from the historic downtown of Buena Vista, the Mountain River Inn offers its guests a quiet scenic surrounding on the banks of the Arkansas River. Keep in touch with nature from your riverbank deck, where guests have direct access to the river for fishing, photography, or relaxing with a good book.
For your enjoyment, the Mountain River Inn provides an outdoor kiva fire pit, hot tub, a wooden swing for two, and a patio table and chairs to enjoy the beautiful scenery around you. Enjoy your morning breakfast on the outdoor patio overlooking the river or indoors in the common dining area.
- Scenic location on Arkansas River
- Spacious suites
- Free breakfast
- Garden and firepit area
- Outdoor hot tub
- Common area for dining and lounging
- Free Wi-Fi
Guests can choose from three spacious lodging rooms, the Gone Fishing Suite, Native Willow Suite, and the Buffalo Peaks Suite. Each features its own bath, private riverbank deck entrance, and is outfitted in either aspen, willow, or pine wood furniture. Guests will also have access to the common area in the middle of the mountain house.
Separate from the main property, they also offer a riverside cabin in Salida. the cabin features two bedrooms, a wrap-around covered porch, hot tub, and Adirondack chairs for relaxing along the Arkansas River.
- 30670 Co Rd 371, Buena Vista, CO 81211 | 719-395-8599
- Check prices, availability or book Mountain River Inn
Buffalo Peaks Lodge
Get back to nature and find your hidden escape with a stay at the Buffalo Peaks Lodge. Located just across from the 8th hole of the Collegiate Peaks Golf Course, the Buffalo Peaks Lodge is just one mile away from downtown Buena Vista.
At The Lodge, guests will enjoy the fresh mountain air from their spacious decks and quiet evenings indoors warming up by the fireplace in the library reading area.
- Scenic landscape
- Mountain log homes
- Luxurious accommodations
- Daily breakfast (for The Lodge guests only)
- Free Wi-Fi
Accommodations include The Lodge which features one suite, three rooms, and a hearty morning breakfast. Take in the views of the Collegiate Peaks from either your shared or private deck or rest indoors in your cozy custom log bed.
For a more secluded stay, book your vacation in the private log cabin or the Arkansas River Cabin. Enjoy the luxuries of an alpine mountain lodge at the four-bedroom log cabin featuring a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace in the living area and master bedroom, large windows, an outdoor deck with a view of Mt. Princeton, plus all the amenities of home.
The cabin on the river offers 1,200 square feet of space with two bedrooms, two baths, a full kitchen, and a large outdoor deck overlooking the Arkansas River.
- 28928 Fairway Dr, Buena Vista, CO 81211 | 719-395-3313
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Choose your destination and find your peaceful escape with one of these mountain-style bed and breakfasts in Buena Vista and Salida.