On the crest of Monarch Mountain, this informal Rocky Mountain lodge offers guests various outdoor adventures, panoramic mountain views, and a short five-minute shuttle ride to Monarch Ski Area. It’s located 20 minutes west of Salida on Highway 50.
Situated a couple of miles from the Continental Divide Trail and in a non-commercialized atmosphere, the lodge’s 90 rooms provide an ultimate setting for relaxing and the perfect retreat for all outdoor buffs. The mountainside lodge lies on the way up Monarch Pass, just under 4 miles from the ski resort.
Although it has a Salida mailing address, it sits atop the little vacation village of Monarch, which doesn’t offer any downtown area, but has other vacation accommodations if prefer a larger space.
All rooms provide guests with standard amenities along with flat-screen TVs and inspiring views. Pets are allowed at the hotel, and, while there is no maximum weight, there is a per night additional charge.
- Double Queen or King Rooms – These rooms are available with or without a balcony. Some rooms are pet-friendly.
- The Aspen Room – These two adjoining rooms offer guests two queens and one king bed along with one bathroom with a tub and shower combination. Enjoy your morning coffee or a relaxing evening on the shared mountainside balcony.
- Family Rooms – These rooms provide guests with two queen beds and an overstuffed full-sided sleeper sofa. The bathroom has a tub/shower combination. These rooms also offer guests a mini-fridge and microwave.
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For those looking to grab a bite to eat, The Grill at Monarch Mountain Lodge is open for dinner daily. Serving American cuisine, there are plenty of options for everyone in your group.
After a day of hiking, skiing, or exploring, return to Monarch Mountain Lodge for a relaxing soak in the outdoor hot tubs that overlook the surrounding mountains or indoor pool. Additional amenities include a sun terrace, day spa, basketball/racquetball areas, washers and dryers, a game room, fitness center, and coordinated spring and summer rafting/horseback riding tours.
Sometimes they showcase special offers, such as: (subject to change)
Ski and Stay Package – Have your ski tickets waiting for you in the room and avoid the morning rush. This offer includes lift tickets to Monarch Mountain Ski Resort, and a shuttle service between the hotel and ski resort.
Hiker Day Pass – Take a break from hiking for a few hours or overnight. Relax around the pool and hot tub after a soothing shower while doing laundry in the coin-operated laundry room. Restock for the next leg of your journey or pick up care packages that are waiting for your arrival.
Address: 22720 West US Hwy 50, Salida, CO 81201