Lodging choices abound in Chaffee County. We've scoped out the best lodging options in Salida, Buena Vista, Monarch and all points in between. From rustic cabins in the woods and guest ranches to hotels with indoor pools, we've got something for you. Our Lodging Guide will help you figure out where you'd enjoy staying while you are here experiencing the spectacular Chaffee County lifestyle.
Right in the center of Colorado is Chaffee County and the towns of Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado. With the Continental Divide of the Rocky Mountains to the west and the infamous Arkansas River to the east, this high alpine valley has many year-round outdoor activities for all ages and abilities. Many travelers come in the summer months to climb the many 14,000-foot peaks and raft the Arkansas River. Others visit during the winter to ski Monarch Mountain or snowmobile the hundreds of miles of groomed trails. One thing that distinguishes Chaffee County from the rest is that you may hike, mountain bike and fish year round because of the mild climate in the valley floor.
After all that rafting, hiking, and fishing you will need to rest a spell at one of our excellent restaurants. Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado in Chaffee County have many restaurants from good old fashioned American cafe cuisine to many varieties of international culinary treats.
Location, location, location.
Chaffee County is the perfect place to plan your next meeting, gathering, event or celebration. The small historic towns, spectacular mountain beauty and variety of venues make this the ultimate location for the perfect wedding or the corporate "think tank."