Chaffee County Lodging

By Sue Bjorkman

Where you choose to relax and retreat can add a lot to the whole traveling experience. Whether you want to rough it in the backcountry or treat yourself royally in a first-class hotel, we’ve got what you’re looking for. And either way, local lodging always comes with a view.

Hotels & Motels

On the highway corridor in Salida and Buena Vista, find numerous national hotel chains, as well as family-owned motels. Many of the roadside motels date back to the 1950s-era and retain that retro, nostalgic vibe. Head to downtown Salida for an elegantly restored circa 1909 historic downtown hotel or the chance to embrace the ‘live simply’ lifestyle at a hip hostel. Near Buena Vista, enchanting ambiance reigns at two local hot springs resorts and spas. Or get a luxurious river serenade at the new boutique hotel in the heart of South Main in BV,

Bread & Breakfast Inns

Enjoy some surprisingly different lodging choices found in these unique small boutique lodges. Every cozy BnB has its own personality and motif, as well as always hospitable local hosts. Some even include unexpected added bonuses such as hanging out with goats or horses.

Cabins & VRBOs

Hide away in a cabin in the woods or live like the locals. A quick search reveals a large selection of VRBO or Airbnb options in-town within walking distance of restaurants and live music venues. Others are tucked away in quiet, secluded mountain settings. From small cottages to modern log cabins large enough for a great family gathering, these options provide homey ambiance to enhance an adventurous get-away.

Camp & RV

Camping is the ultimate chance to unplug and get immersed in nature in one of the most beautiful areas in the state. Pitch a tent in an organized campground by the Arkansas River or backpack into the remote backcountry or go glamping with first-class canvas-accommodations. Whatever your style, you’ll be a happy camper in Chaffee County. Numerous tent-campgrounds, RV parks and off-the-grid spots are all conveniently located near an incredible array of outdoors adventures, too.