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“Awesome breakfasts and close to good skiing”

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Mountain Goat Lodge
Ranked #1 of 6 Salida B&B and Inns
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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Awesome breakfasts and close to good skiing”
Reviewed 20 January 2014

We stayed here while skiing at Monarch this winter (2014) and were very pleased. Great hosts and cool guest around the breakfast table. The yogurt and other goat milk products were handmade and the owners are former baristas that make a mean cup of joe. Nice rooms, good location and relaxing.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gina and Darcy M, Owner at Mountain Goat Lodge, responded to this review, 22 January 2014
Thanks so much for the glowing review, Heather. I'm so glad that you enjoyed everything about your visit! I really hope you'll choose us again down the line. If you do, please don't hesitate to let us know how we can make your next stay even better.

Sincerely,
Gina M., Owner
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

We had a great time feeding the goats and getting a tour of the place. The pancakes were too die for especially with the special syrup. We tried the goat milk and yogurt, both were quite tasty. Definitely a good destination for a quick trip down south.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gina and Darcy M, Owner at Mountain Goat Lodge, responded to this review, 22 January 2014
Thanks so much for choosing us, and for leaving such a nice review, Kristi! I'm delighted to know you enjoyed everything about your stay — from the goats to the food — so much! I hope you'll keep us in mind for your next little getaway from the hustle and bustle of Denver!

Sincerely,
Gina M., Owner
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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

We had a great time during our stay at the Mountain Goat Lodge. Gina was very easy-going and very accommodating of our dog (who really enjoyed meeting the goats and chickens). Breakfast was excellent as well.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gina and Darcy M, Owner at Mountain Goat Lodge, responded to this review, 16 January 2014
I'm so happy that you all enjoyed your stay so much! Your dog Saxa is an absolute doll, glad she enjoyed meeting the whole crew (goats, alapacas, etc). We truly hope you'll pay us another visit down the road, but until then, thanks a ton for the great review.

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Gina M., Owner
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

The Mountain Goat Lodge has a remote feel while being conveniently located a short drive from Salida, Monarch, and some of the best wilderness in North America. The lodge is comfortable, elegant, and dog-friendly. It's people-friendly too, with superb breakfasts and a warm welcome. Visiting the goats, chickens, and indoor greenhouse at elevation is informative and in keeping with the western spirit of the place. Make sure to use the hot tub and enjoy one of the best views of the Milky Way available anywhere.

Green Features: They've made a whole series of good touches to be people and environmentally friendly, including fresh eggs from the chickens, recycling bins, and low light pollution.
  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gina and Darcy M, Owner at Mountain Goat Lodge, responded to this review, 15 January 2014
What a superb review, Todd! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful stay with us. We pride ourselves on being dog-friendly, and obviously we love our human guests too, but we haven't used the term "people-friendly" before. That said, I love it, and will have to borrow it from you if that's okay! Hope you'll come by again in the future for some more awesome views of the Milky Way!

Sincerely,
Gina M., Owner
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

We brought our 2 young boys here (8 and almost 4 years old) as our home base during a long weekend exploring the area and skiing at Monarch. The location is superb for exploring the Salida area and getting to Monarch within about 20 minutes or so. The mountain views from the property are magnificent and we especially liked looking out our windows to check on the goats, llama and alpacas. My son got altitude sickness at Monarch and so he had to come off the mountain for the day, but he wasn't gloomy for long! Gina gave him some Tums from her personal stash (so sweet) and brought him with her to milk the goats and feed the chickens. He loved it (so did I). We had a nice afternoon hanging out with Gina and other guests while taking in the view from the family room and treating ourselves to various hot teas, cocoa and coffee drinks from the kitchen. The home is quite new and very comfortable and the kitchen/dining family room is a beautiful place to curl up with a book, with fellow guests and some tea or a glass of wine. And the hot tub is awesome with the mountains as your backdrop. There are fun family games and DVD's as well as a huge box of trains/tracks for the kiddos. Our little guy could have spent the whole weekend content in the game room. And the breakfasts were fantastic. Tons of yummy food including fresh yogurt from goat's milk served over fresh berries. We all had a lovely visit and the boys were really bummed when it was time to go. My 8 year old asked if we could return to Mountain Goat Lodge for our annual "first-weekend-of-summer-vacation" mountain getaway. What a great idea!

Room Tip: The 4 of us were very comfortable in the Oberhasli Suite. It is on the ground floor and stretches th...
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Green Features: Recycling receptacles are available in the rooms and outside and Gina has a special bowl in the kitchen for any food scraps that can be shared with the animals. There is also a cool greenhouse that is constructed to make optimal use of sunlight hours.
  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Gina and Darcy M, Owner at Mountain Goat Lodge, responded to this review, 15 January 2014
I think your son has the right idea, Brenda! We certainly hope you'll all visit again for the first weekend of summer vacation! I really liked spending time with you and the boys. Altitude sickness is never fun, but it's nothing a little Tums and goat-time can't fix. It's great to know you all enjoyed the views and the activities both in the house and in the surrounding area. Hope you all have a wonderful spring, and please do keep us in mind for that early summer getaway!

All the best,
Gina M., Owner
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Falcon, Colorado
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

The Mountain Goat Lodge was very warm and inviting. The owners were friendly and sure did serve up a wonderful breakfast. The rooms were spacious and clean. I would recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone if they want a great place to stay if they are going to ski Monarch Mountain or go snowmobiling; they were only 30 minutes down the road.

Room Tip: Choose either the Mt Princeton room or the Sawatch rooms... Great view of the mountains!
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Gina and Darcy M, Owner at Mountain Goat Lodge, responded to this review, 30 December 2013
Thank you for leaving such a nice review! Warm and inviting are what we aim for, so it's wonderful to know you felt this way. We hope you'll keep beautiful Salida in mind for your next getaway — we'd love to see you again.

Sincerely,
Gina M., Owner
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Greeley, Colorado
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Reviewed 7 December 2013

It was great to find a B&B that welcomes dogs. There is even an outdoor fenced area where the dogs can be off leash. Just watch out out for the cacti! The accommodations were very comfortable, we found the outdoor entrance to our suite to be convenient, and the breakfasts were fabulous. It was a wonderful pastoral setting and so fun to meet the menagerie and watch the milking process and try our hands at it. The hot tub was very nice. Loved the robes! Thanks, Gina and company, for a great stay. We'll be back!

Room Tip: The Oberhasli Suite was very comfortable, roomy, and the outside entrance was handy. It is also whe...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Gina and Darcy M, Owner at Mountain Goat Lodge, responded to this review, 9 December 2013
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, Mary! It's great to hear the little touches like the robe and quality time with the goats made such an impact. We'd love to have your crew back any time! The hot tub is especially welcoming this time of year! Thank you for the review.

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Property: Mountain Goat Lodge
Address: 9582 US Highway 285, Salida, CO 81201-9555
Region: United States > Colorado > Salida
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Salida
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Mountain Goat Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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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