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“Great Quiet Mountain Retreat”

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Rico Hotel Mountain Lodge
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Rico
Colorado
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great Quiet Mountain Retreat”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Very quiet mountain hotel, great staff and great food. Rico is a very small town in the San Juan mountains, great local people, the restaurant was amazing, best beef fillet I have ever had. You must get the crab cake as well.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Memphis, Tennessee
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44 reviews
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Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

Great little hotel in middle of nowhere. It's an old Miners hotel from the 1920s. The owners are also the restaurant chefs. The rooms are acceptable and very clean, but know its a miners hotel and not the Waldorf! This place is quaint and homey, the prices are MUCH less than you'll find in Telluride. I'll definitely come back here!

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ouray, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 17 May 2014

We love coming to visit for the weekend from Ouray. Unique and historical building has a nice relaxing feel. The rooms are a good size and hotels complimentary breakfast is amazing. Its a Short walk to trails and natural hot springs. We would highly recommend it!

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Boulder
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51 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2013

Enjoyed the Rico Hotel very much. Breakfast features an egg dish with toast and bacon baked inside. (A frittata?) It is great unless, like our kids, you are vegetarian. We emailed ahead of time asking if there were any options and the chef graciously made a small meat free version for the boys- much appreciated.

Room Tip: Room 205 includes a queen bed and also two twin beds in a separate room. Works really well for a fam...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Aztec, New Mexico
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128 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2013

This isn't a cookie cutter hotel (one of hundreds of identical buildings in a chain). It has a unique rustic charm to it. The architecture is old timey cool.

You need to know what you're getting into though. There is no A/C. The walls are thin.

So, depending on your tolerance of such things, this place may not be for you.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

We arrived exhausted after a long, multi-day, hot drive. Our first night was restless because of the altitude change but after that we settled in nicely and by the time we left, we were sad to go. We stayed in room 103 (spacious 1st floor queen) which was rustic but very comfortable. Since the hotel is on the main drag between Durango/Cortez and points north, there is some traffic at night but you quickly get used to it. Argentine Grill was fantastic, as was breakfast. Staff attentive but not overwhelming. We had considered Telluride and I am so glad we stayed at the Rico instead! Also appreciated that our Golden Retriever was welcome with slight extra fee.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tellico Plains, Tennessee
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227 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2013 via mobile

Way overpriced at $100. No coffee, no breakfast, no ice, no AC, no staff around to fix toilet. Cool atmosphere, like staying in a friends house, but zero else. Pretty underwhelming for a place with so much potential.

  • Stayed June 2013
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ricobnb, Manager at Rico Hotel Mountain Lodge, responded to this review, 17 June 2013
we thank you for your critique it can only make us better.
Things can sometimes go wrong and I apologize if we overlooked something.
We do have 24 hour contact with the managers phone number affixed to the main office door.
I was very surprised to hear that the breakfast which is one of the highlights of the guest's stay according to the feedback we receive was overlooked.
Hopefully you will be willing to give us another try in the future.
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Property: Rico Hotel Mountain Lodge
Address: 124, S. Hwy. 145, P.O. Box 65, Rico, CO 81332
Region: United States > Colorado > Rico
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Rico
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rico Hotel Mountain Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Winter in the San Juan mountains of Colorado.Relax after a hard day of skiing on the world class slopes of Telluride.Sit by a cosy fire in our Great Room with a beverage of your choice from our full Bar.Afterwards enjoy a memorable meal in our award winning restaurant.Rooms from $50 -$180. ... more   less 
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