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Mountain Motel

1425 E Rainbow Blvd, Salida, CO 81201-3203
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#3 of 15 hotels in Salida
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Ski In / Ski Out
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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mom4boys2015 wrote a review Apr. 2021
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20 minutes from Mt. Princeton...Clean and affordable hotel. Beds were comfortable, linens were clean, fluffy and room was CLEAN. Friendly staff. Heater worked well...FRIDGE worked! Nice coffee pot. Will use them again.
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Date of stay: April 2021
tmoore2021 wrote a review Mar. 2021
Northglenn, Colorado1 contribution
It’s not luxurious, but it’s comfortable, cozy. The owners were nice, the coffee was good. We had dogs and there was an outside space for them with a river across the field. Highly recommended if your looking for a quick ski getaway.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Mar0u812 wrote a review Feb. 2021
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Good stay. Everything was clean. Staff was friendly and helpful. The room took a little to heat up but once it did it was good all night. Easy check in and check out. I was able to park right in front of my room door which made it extremely easy to unload and reload the car.
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Date of stay: February 2021
AD2021Colorado wrote a review Dec. 2020
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The Mountain Motel overdelivered for the money. I chose this property because of its dog-friendly policy. The rooms are basic and a little dated but that didn't bother me at all because they're clean. The gentleman at the front desk was friendly and professional. When compared to other places in this price range, it would be hard to beat the Mountain Motel!
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Date of stay: December 2020
krober639966 wrote a review Nov. 2020
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Clean, cozy and feels like home💜 this is my second time staying and I happened to get the same cottage as last time. This cozy place has everything you need. I look forward to coming back to my little cottage after spending a beautiful day in Colorado <3
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Date of stay: November 2020
US$107 - US$121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesColoradoChaffee CountySalida
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mountain Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Mountain Motel?
Nearby attractions include Riverside Park (1.8 km), Monarch Mountain (1.5 km), and The Bungled Jungle (1.5 km).
Which room amenities are available at Mountain Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Mountain Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mountain Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Little Red Hen Bakery, Sweetie's Sandwich Shop, and Moonlight Pizza & Brewpub.
Are pets allowed at Mountain Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Mountain Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Mountain Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.