From the moment Gina greeted us at the front door we fellt completely at home. She is a warm and gracious hostess and such an interesting person to get to know. In addition to being the Innkeeper she is also a hobby farmer who cares for goats(yes she does milk them) chickens, 3 very well behaved dogs and a llama. She is assisted by her husband Darci who always seemed to know when she needed help and made sure that coffee was ready for me, a very early riser. The house is beautiful One is drawn in by the warmth and beauty of the living area that opens up completely to the upper floor. The stone fireplace is flanked by a wall of windows that brings in the phenomenal mountain views. On the first morning, I woke to the smell of coffee brewing at 6AM and descended into the living area. I felt as if I were in my own home. It was peaceful and quiet and did I mention stunningly beautiful. Breakfast was very hearty both days and catered to every taste. Fruit yogurt,granola, eggs,(from the family chicks) pastry, french toast,,,whatever you wish for, it is available. Gina made special vegan french toast for a guest who asked for it.
The afternoon brought wine (local) and homemade cheese (homemade from the goats)and again wonderful company. We even had the chance to milk a goat before we left. The room was quiet, the bed just right. I would recommend the Mountain Goat for either a romantic getaway or a special treat for children who will love the animals. Just perfection. We will return again and again to our new home in Salida. Both Gina and Darci are lovely to visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mountain Goat Lodge is a log cabin style lodge on 19 mountain-viewed acres. We're conveniently located just 8 miles west of Salida, 20 miles east of Monarch Ski Resort. All rooms have private baths, balconies, mountain views, mini-fridge, HDTV, HBO and DVD players. Free WI-FI, 24 hr available outdoor Hot Tub, full country breakfast served 8am-10am, free coffee, tea, and hot chocolate 24 hours a day. Suites have king beds, other rooms have king or queen beds. Special diets are accommodated. Pets have access to 1/2 acre off leash area, 50X30 outdoor kennel, treats and dog bed with 20.00 Pet fee. Hobby goat dairy on site allows access to milking demonstrations, cheese making classes, goat and chicken raising classes. ... more less
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