The Simple Lodge & Hostel is the perfect place to call home while you enjoy central Colorado's many recreational activities. Affordable, yet as nice as any bed & breakfast or hotel around, we offer the most social lodging experience in all of Salida. The ONLY place to stay in historic downtown Salida, we are close to whitewater rafting, mountain biking, hiking, skiing, hunting and fishing. We can point you in the right direction for any outdoor activity you desire.

Winter in the Arkansas Valley
Winter is in full swing in the upper elevations, but in the valley, the 'banana belt' is living up to its namesake with sunny and mild daytime temps.After a day of hot springs soaking, skiing, snowshoeing or biking you can be treated to good food and beverage from local producers. Also, many artist's quarters are open on weekends making for a well rounded visit to Chaffee County. Although there isn't a one-stop shop for events calendar, you can check out,, or for a sampling.

"I've stayed at hundreds of hostels on four continents. You have a great thing going here. Charm, character, and warm welcome. Great job keeping it simple!" - Dylan

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