The Tudor Rose Bed & Breakfast & Chalets
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A majestic country manor, the Tudor Rose Bed and Breakfast provides Salida, Colorado lodging on a stunning mountain estate. The inn resides proudly atop a ridge and is surrounded by 37 acres of pinon pines. Bordered by three mountain ranges, which offer commanding 360 degree views of the Colorado Rocky Mountains by day and a sky full of stars at night, the B&B offers accommodations with the tranquility and seclusion of the mountains. Yet guests still enjoy easy access to downtown Salida, CO only 1 1/2 miles away, making the Tudor Rose an inviting alternative to typical hotel lodging.
Constructed in 1979 as an exclusive private estate, this 4700 square foot dwelling was converted to a bed and breakfast in early 1995.
Overly large guestrooms and spacious common areas grace the B&B interior while wildlife, native landscape and a hiking trail enrich the surrounding grounds. Traveling with your horse? We offer horse stabling and have stalls, paddocks and pastures available for horses of our overnight guests.
Our expansive deck with hot tub allows our B&B guests to savor the views of the Mosquito Mountain range and Arkansas River Canyon, and enjoy watching the many types of birds that grace the area including our hummingbirds - then soak their weary bones under a black sky full of stars. The hot tub is not available to our Chalet guests.
The Tudor Rose Bed and Breakfast provides the perfect setting for your Colorado luxury mountain vacation. This majestic country manor resides proudly atop a ridge and is surrounded by 37 acres of pinon pines. Planning a romantic getaway in Colorado? What could be more romantic than 360 degree views of the Rocky Mountains by day and a sky full of stars at night? The B&B Inn offers lodging with the tranquility and seclusion of the mountains while having easy access to downtown Salida, CO only 1 1/2 miles away.
Our amenities include:
- 37 acres of pinon pines
- ¾ mile hiking trail on property
- 1890’s original homestead on the property
- Numerous outdoor shaded swings
- Landscaped backyard
- Quiet secluded privacy
- Access to public land from our property
- Commanding 360 degree views of the Colorado Rocky Mountains by day and a sky full of stars at night
- Easy access to downtown Salida, Colorado only 1 1/2 miles away
- Overly large guest rooms
- Spacious common areas
- Expansive deck with hot tub and views of the Sangre de Christo Mountain Range and Arkansas River canyon. Hot tub is only available to our B&B guests.
- Many types of birds make their home here, including our hummingbirds and you may see deer, perhaps elk, coyotes, rabbits among other critters.
- Six distinctive guest rooms are offered on the upper and lower levels, all have private baths
- Many bath amenities and luxurious robes
- All rooms have Satellite TV, DVD/CD players, mini-fridges and local phone.
- Free wireless Internet
- The upper level rooms all have magnificent views and they open to a landing that overlooks the grand curved oak staircase and the 2 1/2 story foyer with waterfall.
- Full breakfast at two seatings each morning
Rooms & Rates
Our Colorado accommodations include six distinctive guestrooms offered on the upper and lower levels of the inn. The Main level has the guest common areas. All have private baths, are large, unique and have bath amenities and luxurious robes for guest use. All rooms have local phones and all have Satellite TVs, DVD/VCR's, CD players and mini-fridges. The upper level rooms all have magnificent mountain views, and they open to a landing that overlooks the grand curved oak staircase and the 2 1/2 story foyer with waterfall. Free Wireless is available almost anywhere in the Inn.
Looking for something different ?? Consider lodging at our newly opened luxury style Chalets. Each Chalet features private vacation accommodations for up to six guests, a full kitchen, mountain views, fireplace and great room with vaulted ceiling. The perfect location for just two or hosting your next family reunion, a vacation with friends, or even a productive yet relaxing business retreat.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Jon Terrell for sharing his own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
I would say that Salida has so much to offer in the way of events through the summer, rafting and many outdoor activities and skiing in the winter. Also, Salida is a great stopping point for visitors to Colorado as they travel around the state.
What are you best known for?
Secluded 37 acres that offer peace and quiet, stunning views of the mountains and only 1 1/2 miles to downtown.
What makes your inn unique?
Well, I think all Inns are unique and that is what makes a B&B. We are a traditional B&B which is a converted private residence.
What do you love most about your inn?
It would have to be the lifestyle it provides and meeting all the interesting people.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
The number one reason to visit this area is for the arts and culture, the river the mountains.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
Any time someone has a nice relaxing stay is good for us.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
85% of Chaffee county is public land.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
We have unlimited outdoor activies year round. Visit downtown Salida, the largest Historic district in Colorado, eat awesome food.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
Town is 1 1/2 miles away.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
We have so many great restaurants that offer all types of cuisine. From rack of lamb to wood fired pizza, to burgers to prime rib.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? How many rooms does your inn have?
We have 6 rooms.
Do you accept pets?
We accept pets at our Chalets which are lodge style cabins. Waggin' Tails is the boarding facility we highly recommend.
Selected by the Denver Post as the "Best Bed & Breakfast in Colorado to bring your own horse"
Bring your horse to the Tudor Rose and enjoy an unforgettable Colorado horseback vacation. Our horse guests enjoy use of the four stall lighted barn with 12'x12' box stalls and a tack room. Surrounding the barn is a wooden fenced paddock area that is 100'x100'. The paddock is treed and supplied with water. Additionally, three fenced pastures are available. These are 100'x400' and are treed and supplied with water.
We require our horse guests to come with current health certificate and a negative coggins. This is to ensure the health and well being of other horse guests and our neighboring horses. We also provide locally grown all grass hay to feed. This eliminates the chances of introducing any "non-native" weeds and the hassle of hauling your hay.
Horse boarding fee is $10.50 per horse, which includes all the hay.
Our 37 acres border BLM and National Forest and you can ride to the south up into the hills and mountains of the San Isabel National Forest. You can access the Rainbow Trail from our property for a day ride of approximately 15 miles. Hundreds of miles of horseback riding trails are within a 30-minute trailer ride and offer a variety of vistas. Some meander through the Aspen along a mountain stream alive with native trout, and others test your skills with steep drop-offs and unforgettable scenery above the tree line. Local outfitters are also available for guided trips.
When enjoying your Colorado vacation or a weekend getaway at the Tudor Rose, there are all sorts of ways to spend your time. You can simply sit on our deck and enjoy the views, soak in our hot tub under the starry skies or...check out these links to many of the area’s fun things to do!
Salida Chamber of Commerce provides information on all Salida area businesses and outfitters, as well as helpful maps of the area and a calendar of all events throughout the year.
WhiteWater Rafting - The Salida area offers many fine whitewater rafting outfitter choices, here are a few suggestions to get you started towards a fun day on the Arkansas River:
Wilderness Aware Rafting
American Adventure Expeditions
Jeep Tours & Rentals: There are plenty of old mining and county roads that offer the chance to escape to the hills that surround Salida and the Upper Arkansas River Valley. Rent a vehicle that will get you to where you want to go!
Colorado 4x4 Jeep Rentals
Rocky Mountain Jeep Rentals
Hot Springs: The Salida Hot Springs Pool is a favorite for everyone, just 1 mile from the Tudor Rose on Hwy 50. This covered pool offers a warm-water section for soaking, and cool water lap lanes as well.
Ghost Towns: Whether you rent a jeep, or have your own transportation, we can point you to some of the State of Colorado’s finest ghost towns. Within an hour’s drive you can explore the old mining communities of St. Elmo, Turret, or Bonanza. Take a picnic and make a day of it for you and your family.
Fishing: The Arkansas River, just a half mile from The Tudor Rose, affords some of the best fly fishing opportunities in the country. Whether you wade or float, check out these experts and treat your self to a half or full day guided day of fishing on the Arkansas.
Hunting: Your innkeeper has a great deal of experience as a hunter in Chaffee County and can point you in the right direction, but the good folks at the Colorado Department of Wildlife have all the answers on permits, maps, etc.
Colorado Department of Wildlife
Golf: Enjoy a round of 9 or 18 holes at Salida’s municipal course, just 15 minutes from The Tudor Rose. They have a driving range, carts, and club rentals available, and their on-site café makes a tasty lunch between rounds.
Salida Golf Club and Sandbaggers Cafe and Bar 719-539-1060
ATV Rental: There are many trails and some County Roads around Chaffee County that are ATV-friendly. Local outfitters can help with maps to all the necessary equipment to get you into the hills and fantastic scenery and share their “Tread Lightly” philosophy.
All Season Rentals
Horseback Riding: Chaffee County and the surrounding mountain ranges offer spectacular scenery at a slow trot. Check out our local outfitters for all the details on trail rides, equipment, and lessons. Traveling with your own horse? We offer horse stabling!
Arkansas Valley Trail Rides
Hot Air Ballooning: Endeavor Ballooning West will be offering balloon flights 7 days a week at sunrise as the weather permits. The total flight time is roughly one hour and the whole ballooning experience which includes a champagne toast after the flight takes about three hours. Flight prices will begin at $240/per person
Zipline: Captain Zipline Adventure Tours . Ride 6 cables - 2,000 feet. Family friendly, ages 8 to 78. 2.5 hour adventure
Mountain Biking: Whether you want to rent a “towny” to cruise leisurely around town or check out the latest mountain bike technology, the good people at Absolute Bikes will get you on the road quickly and safely with a reliable map in hand.
Fine Arts: Salida has been named one of the “Best Small Art Towns of America”. Our downtown Historic District has working studios and galleries sprinkled up and down each street, and the artists are in residence, ready to visit with you about their work.
Skiing: 30 minutes from our breakfast table to Monarch Mountain and you will be on the slopes, enjoying some of the best snow and skiing/snowboarding mother nature has to share. Check out these resources for all the details and where to rent the latest equipment, schedule classes, or reserve a snow cat tour!
Mountain Sports Haus
Snowmobiling: Check out the back country the easy way … on your own machine or with a guide that knows the best places to enjoy the snowy vistas of Chaffee and Garfield County.
Hiking: Chaffee County boasts the most peaks over 14,000 feet (14er’s) of any county in the lower 48 states, and plenty of hiking trails to get you all or part-way up those mountains. Explore one of our 2 major trails bisecting the county – either the Rainbow or Colorado Trail offer short or extended hikes through some of the finest wilderness in the state.
Colorado State Parks / Arkansas Headwaters Office
We would be happy to assist you in making reservations and plans for these and other activities in the area.
Ratings and Guest Comments
"Luxury in Salida" - Doris Kennedy, Denver Post
and author of "Recommended Country Inns: Rocky Mountains Region"
"The Best B&B I’ve stayed at. Plenty of stuff to keep you entertained. Can’t wait to come back." - Christian and Cariie, Abingdon, VA
"As always, we have had a delightful stay at your beautiful Tudor Rose home!! We look forward to our next visit." - Jane and Gene, Missouri
"Waking up to birds singing and the sun coming over the mountains with a fresh breeze complimenting this first awakening is a wonderful way to start the day. Thank you for a great experience in a wonderful setting." - James and Viki
Awarded The Triple AAA Three Diamond rating
"What a wonderful first experience in a B&B. We felt so welcome in your beautiful home. Lots of wonderful memories to take back to PA." - Paul and Dolores
"I really enjoyed my stay here. Your house and property are beautiful. I had a lot of fun exploring on the hiking trail. You are incredibly lucky that you live out here. Everything about Salida is gorgeous. Who ever makes the breakfast is an amazing cook. The raspberry and cream cheese French toast was so delicious. Thanks again for taking care of us. Have fun with your dogs."
- Emily Harris
"Thank you both so very much. This was a perfect Birthday weekend getaway. The quiet countryside was just what we needed. You will see us again as well as all of our friends that we share our experience with."
- Teague and Tiana, Vail/Boulder
Awarded the Mobil 3 Star Rating
"You have a beautiful home. It was our first time skiing Monarch and our first time staying in your extravagant Bed & Breakfast. Our weekend was quiet and peaceful and the rest of the other guests were as friendly as you both are. We loved it here and we are sure to stop by again." - Bill and Tina, Boston and Germany, now living in Denver
"You have a wonderful home and we enjoyed our stay so much. Terre’, your cooking is the best. Also, thanks for setting up the snowmobiling tour. Our two days with and at the Tudor Rose has been the tops of our trip." - Paul and Linda, Cypress TX
"This has been even better the 2nd time around. We appreciated all of your extras ~ you are awesome hosts. Hope we entertained you with the “spoons”. All of us had a great time." - Erin, Lynn Derek, Caitlin, Kevin. Denver, CO
- AAA Inspected and Approved 3 diamonds
- Mobil Inspected and Approved 3 stars
- Inspected and Approved by Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado
- Member of Colorado Travel and Tourism Authority
- Member of Professional Association of Innkeepers International
- Member of Chaffee County Lodging Association
- Member of Heart of the Rockies Chamber of Commerce
- Featured in many Bed & Breakfast Guidebooks and Cookbooks
How to Find Us
From Denver area including Boulder, Greeley, Ft. Collins and Littleton:
Take 285 south from Denver thru Southpark to Johnson Village/Buena Vista. Take 285 south about 7 miles then turn left on 291. Go 10 miles into Salida.
Go thru town to the intersection of Highway 50. Turn left on 50,
look for highway sign and turn right on County Road 104.
From Colorado Springs:
Take 115 south from Colorado Springs to Highway 50. Go right (west) on 50 thru Canon City to Salida.
Just before getting to Salida, look for Highway sign and County Road 104.
Turn left on county road 104.
From Pueblo and Canon City:
Go west on 50 to Salida.
Just before getting to Salida, look for Highway sign and County Road 104. Turn left on County Road 104.
From Alamosa and the south of Salida:
Go north on 285 into Poncha Springs. Turn right (east) on 50.
Go thru the business district to Salida to the other side and go around the bend.
Look for Highway sign and County Road 104.
Turn right on 104.
From Montrose, Durango and the West:
Take 50 east over Monarch pass into Poncha Springs.
(If coming from Durango you may choose to take 160 east then follow directions from Alamosa and the south)
Stay on 50 east thru the business district of Salida to the other side and go around the bend. Look for our Highway sign and County Road 104. Turn right on 104.