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.
Salida ArtWalk happens every June, check out the details here!
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.
Dog Sledding: Monarch Dog Sled company offers the unique experience of a dog sled ride through the San
Isabel National Forest. It's a great activity for all ages. www.monarchdogsledrides.com.
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.
Packages & Specials
We have many B&B Specials and Packages, available both seasonal and year-round, that offer a good discount to our regular rates. Our seasonal bed and breakfast packages include great ways to enjoy the many activities in the area such as Whitewater Rafting, Skiing, Horseback Riding, Fishing, Snowmobiling and 4-Wheeling. Some specials focus on romance such as our Valentine’s Day Package. And of course, there is always our ever- popular Sweetheart package that is available year-round. We can also add balloons, flowers or a bottle of chilled bubbly to any of our rooms, just let us know. Check back often... because you never know when something special is going on!