It was late on Memorial Day week-end. Everything was full or the manager had gone home early. The sun was going down and we were tired and frustrated. Then we found Banderas...Dave was so awesome! The price was reasonable. He actually waived some of the fees, to make it affordable for my party of 5. We were river front and coud hear the river rushing by. We were married in a church 3 miles down the road 18 years previously, and wanted to be in the area for our anniversary, to take pictures in front of the church. We were not disappointed. The small A frame cabin was quaint and cute. It was like camping inside. Dave made sure we had everything we needed. The cabin was a little older, but clean and comfortable. Not a four star hotel...but absolutely lovely! I was able to drink coffee on the deck by the river...how relaxing! Dave came by in the morning for a friendly chat. What an interesting guy! I would definantly bring my family back to Banderas. There is a cafe onsite, although they were closed memorial day morning to host a fireman's benefit pancake breakfast. So I forgive them...they were out doing community work. In this area, resturants are hard to find. We will definantly try the food on the next visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Motel, cabins, RV sites and a cafe. Located on the Arkansas River. Great views of the Sangre Mountains, easy access off Hwy 50. Bring your own gear for fishing or rafting. Located 13 miles from Salida and 40 miles from Canon City (Royal Gorge area). Lots of activities including our popular cowboy supper show. Visit Bandera our horse and enjoy your relaxing stay. ... more less