Mountain Goat Lodge

9582 Highway 285 , Salida, CO 81201 USA (Show map)


WE ARE VERY PET FRIENDLY! Bring your dogs - horses, even a cat! Built in 2003 on 19 acres with stunning views of the Sawatch Mountains. Guest rooms feature view balconies, private baths, HDTVs, HBO, Showtime, WI-FI, queen beds and log furniture. Two suites offer King sized bed and queen sleeper sofas to accommodate families. Relax in our great room with a two-story fireplace, leather couches, grand piano and large deck. Soak in our private hot tub on our back patio. Enjoy a game of chess in our Library, or borrow a DVD to watch in your room! A truly casual, comfortable atmosphere to enjoy the rustic mountain lifestyle. Our Dairy Goats and free range chickens provide the basis for a healthy breakfast served from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. A typical breakfast includes coffee cake, omelets from our free range hens, locally produced meats, fruits, homemade yogurt, cereals, juice, freshly ground coffee and teas. Professional espresso drinks such as cappuccinos,lattes made to order. 24 Hour self-service coffee, teas, and hot chocolate. Close to hiking and bike trails, fishing, art galleries, rafting, skiing, hot springs and horseback riding. Cheese making ,goat and chicken care classes and romance packages available.

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Innkeepers: Gina and D'Arcy Marcell



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Great people and surroundings

4.6 on July 09, 2014

Very nice weekend. Good food and comfortable

Mountain Getaway

5 on June 03, 2014

Our stay at Mountain Goat Lodge was wonderful. Our room overlooked the Arkansas River valley and Mt. Shavano. Gina was the perfect hostess, fun to talk with, and our only regret was not being able to take in a goat class and taste cheeses! Animals are fun to watch and the whole atmosphere was very relaxing for us. Highly recommend.

So Much More Fun Than Prim, Proper B&B!

4.0 on May 30, 2014

Mountain Goat B&B is part comfortable lodging, part small animal farm, campfire circle, and rollicking good time. The owners, Gina and Darcy are typically welcoming hosts, but with a counter culture edge to them that makes conversations so much more than "host to guest". Gina serves up amazing breakfasts, with Darcy...a merchant mariner who is often away...serving up a variety of flavored and non-flavored lattes. Kids, and dogs are welcome....and this is a place where families can enjoy watching baby goats, hanging out around at campfire at night, checking out the geodesic greenhouse, and petting Pilar the pet llama. Rooms are spacious, comfortable, as is the downstairs living and dining area. For anyone who wants to "rough it", there is now a cozy Retro trailer on the premises as well. This place may not work so well for people who want to sleep in late, but I can't imagine most folks not enjoying a good time at Mountain Goat!

Wonderful place, great people

4.8 on May 26, 2014

We stayed for two nights and were very impressed with the room and the service. Our dog was welcomed and was given the run of the place. It's a little pricy ( I could be out of date on this,) but it was a great visit.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate your comments...As for our prices - There are always going to be less expensive and more expensive venues. We try to give you as much value for your dollar as possible, while still maintaining a small boutique experience. Anyway, please know you are welcome back into our little farm anytime!


5 on May 15, 2014

Being able yo share the experience with our pet made it special. Goats, a llama, chickens and acres to explore we're great. Breakfasts were super!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking your time to review us. We agree, having the chance to vacation with our pets is a win-win. Glad to have you all share in our little farm experience!

Bed and breakfast

3.8 on May 15, 2014

Great place, my wife and I had a wonderful time

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We realize there are lots of places you could visit, and are very honored when guests choose us!

Dog friendly B&B

3.6 on April 07, 2014

Great place if you're a dog lover....if not it might not be the place for you. Family dog has her spot on the sofa and all furniture is well loved by animals. We didn't travel with our pet on this trip. It is located on a farm so expectations for cleanliness should be adjusted accordingly. Food was awesome!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us at Mountain Goat Lodge! While we do cater to animal lovers, we certainly don't want any guest to feel that our cleanliness is effected by our dog or other visiting animals. We take pride in maintaining a clean home and property but we value your feedback and strive to provide the best experience possible for each guest. So glad to hear you loved the food and we welcome you back any time!

A Lovely weekend at Mountain Goat Lodge

4.0 on March 06, 2012

We had a fantastic weekend at Mountain Goat Lodge. We spend time walking the fields, playing with and feeding baby goats, and dining at Fritz in Salida (yum!) My boyfriend and I took the cheesemaking class and Mountain Goat and it was fantastic!!! I highly recommend it. Our fridge is loaded with homemade cheeses and even yogurt now. The gourmet breakfasts were delicious, and the hosts were generous, friendly and fun. I highly recommend Mountain Goat Lodge. If you get

Great Salida B&B

4.6 on March 03, 2012

We had a wonderful time at the Mountain Goat Lodge. First and foremost, we stayed for two nights and the breakfast served each day was absolutely outstanding! Gina does a wonderful job making sure you leave for the day well fed. The only complaint we had (which is minor) is that it is hard to sleep past 7am...a lot of noise starts happening downstairs and the walls are pretty thin. We would definitely stay here was just lovely and worth every penny.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for being honest with the feedback - you had the mixed experience of being here when we were completely full - great for conversations and making new acquaintances, but not so great for sleeping in. Those that come here during the week make the comment of how quiet it is! We are planning some upgrades to insulated doors and drapes in hopes that we can dampen down some of the sound. Glad you had a good weekend though!


5 on February 28, 2012

Loved the place! It was welcoming, fun and a wonderful, relaxing environment.

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Rooms & Rates

Oberhasli Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $168 - $202


  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $138 - $166

Sawatch Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $168 - $202

Mt Princeton

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $138 - $166

Shavano Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $138 - $166


  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $138 - $166

Retro Camper

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $110 - $120

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Colorado Springs, CO (COS) 113 miles

Directions to property:

Between mile markers 129 & 130 on US Highway 285 approx. 2 1/2 miles north of US Highway 50 (Poncha Springs). 100 miles west of Colorado Springs (2 hrs) and 150 miles SW of Denver (3 hrs).

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ghost towns, Hot Springs, Hiking, Mountain Climbing, Skiing, Fishing, Kayak, River Rafting, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area, Tours, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Farm

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Radio, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wheelchair access , 24 Availability Coffees/Teas/Cocoas, Hot tub available 24 hrs, HDTV with HBO Showtime + 100 channels, all rooms with private baths, all rooms have views and balconies

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Zipline, Mountain climbing, hiking, Hot Air Balloon, Cheese making classes, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:30 pm-6:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Each room has its own balcony and you can smoke outside.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes We accept children of all ages.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes $20 per pet per day.Onsite kennel available if you need it.
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night stay during summer and peak season weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We use credit card for one night deposit.
  • Cancellations: Our Cancellation Policy is: If reservations are cancelled more than 14 days before scheduled arrival, we will refund your deposit, less a $30 fee.



Gina and D'Arcy Marcell

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Dogs , Goats, Chickens, Llama

About the innkeepers

Innkeepers also keep a herd of dairy goats and a flock of laying hens. Guests are welcome to visit the goats and try their hand at milking!

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  • Time Served: 8-10 am
  • Serving Location: may bring tray to your room, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free, Vegan

Signature Dish

Goat Cheese Quiche ala Esther
Gina makes Chevre (a fresh mild tasting cream cheese) daily, and this quiche uses our goat's cheese, goat's milk, and eggs from our free ranging hens, blended with either sun dried or fresh tomatoes & fresh herbs in a crisp baked pie crust. Yum!