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Classic Ski House- Sleeps 10, 5 Minutes to Monarch Mountain!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Clean, Comfy Ski House- 2 Bedroom + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

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!

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Matthew B. Miller
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Matthew B. Miller

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

Why Matthew B. Miller chose South Central Colorado

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!

What makes this cabin unique

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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Classic Ski House- Sleeps 10, 5 Minutes to Monarch Mountain!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Best cabin for Monarch for sure

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the heads up Kellie. I don't have a regular cleaning person anymore and am sorry the Snowshoe Inn wasn't spruced up nicer. I'm glad you said you'd still come back! I'll make sure the cabin is ready for you next time. Sincerely, Miller.
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We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Algona, IA

Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Repeat customer--wonderful cabin for family and groups!

  • 5 of 5

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.

Thanks Miller!!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado Springs


  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, Quaint Cabin

  • 5 of 5

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:)

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Salida Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 50
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Monarch Mountain


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.8%

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Salida Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 bunk bed
    loft - 2 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin Bunk Beds (1). Large sleeping area has 1 king bed and 1 set of twin bunk beds, loft has 2 queen beds, smaller bedroom has 1 queen.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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