Me and my husband stayed at the Thomas House for two nights on the weekend of Aug. 17-18. Even though the owners live across the street, they (Steve and Tammy) are around the house with their two small boys alot. You will see kids toys in the yard. The dumpy apt. house across the side street from the Thomas House is rather an eye-sore to the neighborhood. Even the Thomas House itself at first glance looks tired and worn from the want of some cosmetic paint touch ups on the place but...from the friendly down to earth owners who are full of helpful local information, the two hour open time slot allowed to show up for breakfast that was delicious, the very comfortable beds, the soft and thick bathtowels, free wi-fi in rooms (no tv in ours, I think only the suites have it) and its very close proximity to downtown Salida's restaurants, shops and the Arkansas River, we enjoyed our stay here. The rooms were very clean and decorated in Victorian style with antiques but not overly fru-fru in decor. Each room has a small A/C window unit and it kept our room comfortably cool. There was a nice parlor area for guests downstairs with shelf full of books. Upstairs there is a shared kitchen available for light cooking, refrigerator, microwave and sitting area. Outside there is a hot tub in the back and a covered patio. We found the place charming and quaint and enjoyed walking to town, to the river and several nearby parks. The house is in the old historic section of town about two blocks from the downtown area. The house itself was built in the 1880's and was a boarding house for railroad employees. I also thought their prices were reasonable for a b and b. We stayed in the Mt. Shivano room. Visit their website for more pictures. I would stay here again.