|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
The Snowshoe Inn, nestled in the quaint little town of Monarch, CO can be home base for all your mountain adventures. Just 3 miles from Monarch Mountain Ski Area and surrounded by the beautiful San Isabel National Forest the Snowshoe Inn offers something for almost everyone. You can go sledding, snowshoeing, snowman building, or cross-country skiing right out of the front door. Or take a day to relax in historic downtown Salida, CO for some shopping and dining.
Ask about discount lift tickets at Monarch Mountain!
I moved to Salida, CO in 2003 to raft guide on the Arkansas River with Independent Whitewater after guiding in Alaska, West Virginia, and Texas. I worked for the Guest Services Department at Monarch Mountain that winter. I quickly fell in love with the mountains, rivers, and people in the Arkansas River Valley. I now enjoy being the Manager of Guest Services, skiing, mountain biking, hiking, camping, and am still guiding local rivers.
Matthew B. Miller purchased this cabin in 2008
I bought the Snowshoe Inn because it's as close as you can get to Monarch Mountain and because the owner, builder, and friend who previously owned it was willing to owner finance me. It's hard to get a home loan as a raft guide/ski bum!
The hand crafted Snowshoe Inn has a cozy, welcoming feel to it. It was built in 1977 with 130 year old barn wood interior from a local ranch and has hand hewn timbers from the local Lilly Mine which mined gold and silver in the 1800s. With wooden skis from the 1940s, a small library of outdoor adventure, ski, and travel books from the 1960s on, old sleds, snowshoes, ice skates, and historic Monarch photos it's like a little museum of Monarch, ski, and winter sports nostalgia.
My family used to stay in this cabin years and years ago and not much has changed which is great! It's definitely the best cabin in the area for a family trip.
The housekeeping could have been a tad better... There was an old bag of trash sitting outside the back door; the coffee pot had rotting grounds in it and had to be totally scrubbed before we could use it; dog poop all over outside; spider webs everywhere...
Overall we love the place and plan to make it a yearly tradition.
We had such a wonderful time at the Snowshoe Inn! Thanks so much for your hospitality and popping in to say "hello". It was the perfect place to relax and enjoy the family after a day of wonderful Monarch skiing. Loved the movies and games! We'll be back!
The Snowshoe Inn was perfect for our family get together. We had ample space for everyone (10 and 1 pup) to eat, sleep and reacquaint. My son cooked gourmet meals for 10 in the kitchen as the rest of us talked and watched classic movies. The location near Monarch Ski Resort (5 minutes) sealed the deal this year and our experience will bring us back.
My family of 6 (4 kids) have been visiting the Snowshoe Inn for the past several years-- I think 4 years now and loving it! We usually come for 4-5 days during the Christmas holiday or for Spring skiing. We've brought up to 10 people (lots of kids) for birthday events and ski trips and it's so convenient...5 minutes to Monarch...and Salida is just down the road with great shops, food and entertainment. The sleeping arrangements are perfect for my kids with a private bedroom for my husband and I. The kitchen is great for family meals and saving on eating out. It's also great because we can bring our well-behaved dogs and there's no worry about leaving anyone behind. We will continue to visit this terrific vacation cabin and our favorite ski area, Monarch.
The Cabin was clean and perfect! We had 8 people stay (6 adults and 2 kids) and all had a soft place to sleep. My dad who is 56 years old did say the ladder to the loft was hard on his bear feet, but he like to complain :) . Plenty of channels on the TV to watch and plenty of DVD's and board games to pick out. The heater and the fireplace warm the cabin up fast! It was a wonderful stay! Thanks!
Cozy, warm, and quaint is how I would describe the Snowshoe Inn.. We had a great time skiing at Monarch Mountain which is only 3 miles up the road.. The cabin easily sleeps 10 and is great for kids, as well as adults. Miller was very accommodating as we ran out of propane and he saved the day! The house had everything we needed, including spices that we forgot! Can't wait for next spring break at the Snowshoe Inn:)
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning||$100 + Tax|