20 Acre Goat Farm in Sunny Salida, Co - Pet Friendly!

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Last updated: 10/05/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

The Mountain Goat Lodge offers casual and comfortable rustic-style lodging with all the modern conveniences of home. Wi-Fi access is available throughout the lodge, each bedroom has HDTV with HBO, Showtime, and other premium channels, DVD, mini-fridge, bathrobes, luxury linens and toiletries, private bath, rustic log beds, and individual balconies.
Unlike most Salida hotels, the Mountain Goat Lodge is located on 20 acres of rolling pastures with our resident goats roaming the meadows that provides a beautiful and peaceful getaway. The Lodge rests at the foot of the famous Sawatch Mountain Range in central Colorado, just 8 miles from historic downtown district of Salida.
Guests are welcome to roam the 20 acre property, commune with the resident goats, llama, ducks and chickens, and spend time in our new geodesic dome greenhouse.
NEW: 4 retro trailer campers which increase sleeping capacity by 8-12 people! This is an extra fee of 100.00 per trailer per night, when booking the entire lodge.
Classes are available in goat husbandry, raising backyard chickens and cheese making. Email the owner for details. Discounted group rates are available on the classes.

We are located conveniently 20 miles from Monarch Ski Resort, 1/2 mile from the Gold Medal Award Winning Arkansas River and 7 miles from the historic arts town of Salida. A car is required to get the most out of our area, but taxi services are available.

Our lodge is Pet Friendly. Pets are welcome for $20 per pet per night. On site kennel is available, as is a half-acre off-leash dog area. Dogs are welcome in the lodge and guest rooms.

Salida and surrounds offer year-round activities. In the summer the river provides kayaking, fishing, rafting, and swimming. Fall provides colorful 'leaf-peeping' as well as wine-and beer-tasting, ghost towns, antique hunting, art galleries and fine dining.We have 5 hot springs within 45 minutes from our lodge. The Great Sand Dunes are 45 minutes away.
Winter and spring offer skiing, snowshoeing, cross country, snowmobiling, dog sledding. Spring and Summer offer the best hiking including opportunities to climb the 14'rs - the Collegiate Peaks of the Rocky Mountains just outside our back door! The Royal Gorge is one hour away. Zip lining, horseback riding and rock climbing are also nearby.
Your hosts Gina and Darcy are always available to offer exciting activity options and know the best tour operators and restaurants in the area.

The lodge operates as a Bed and Breakfast Inn most of the time. Our listing on VRBO is for entire lodge bookings for groups. If you desire a partial booking of the lodge, please book from our website online.

Keywords: Lodge, Retreat, Country Estate, Farm, Mountain Villa, Cabin, Hotel,Rustic yet modern, 19 acres pasture with goats, llamas and chickens, Pet Friendly!


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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered:

    $20 per night per pet - outdoor kennel provided, or may be left crated in the guest room....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Outside on balcony or grounds....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Oberhasli suite only....moreless

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25, Beds for 16-25

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 5: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    king may convert to two extra long twin beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Convertible bed(s): 1 baby crib

    rollaway and blow-up airmattress available...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king

    the Antero Room...moreless

  • King size beds (1) Available in our two main-floor suites (the Sawatch and Oberhasli suites). The king bed in the Sawatch can be split into two twin beds., Queen size Beds (1) Each upstairs room has a queen sized log bed., Twin or Single Beds (1) Twin sized rollaway bed available., Baby Cribs (1) Pack and play available., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Each suite has a queen sized sleeper sofa....moreless

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Rustic but Modern Mountain Lodge on 19 acres of pasture and fields with Goats, Llama, Chickens free ranging. 10 minutes from Downtown Salida. Set up as a Bed & Breakfast with separate rooms each with private bath and View Balconies. Smoking allowed outside/on balconies....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DISH network with HBO, Starz, Showtime and hundreds more!...moreless

  • Television:

    HDTV in each guestroom....moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Partial A/C on upper floors - Evaporative coolers in each bedroom....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Bowflex treadclimber available in the upstairs loft....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    lots of parking....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided:

    separate towels for hot tub are provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    laundry is available for $5.00 per load washed and dried....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available:

    we can arrange catering from the best local caterers. Breakfast can be catered by owners....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    9 Hole course in Salida...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden

Pool / Spa

  • Shared Hot Tub:

    Outdoor hot tub seats about 8....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2015
Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2015
6 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 16 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $20 + tax
  • Cleaning $250
  • Tax Rate 7%


Pet fee is 20.00 per night per pet. Summer seasonal pricing includes our 4 retro-style trailers that sleep 3 each.

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Last updated: 10/05/2015
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Visit our resident herd of friendly dairy goats. Experience milking a goat, making cheese, eating goat-yogurt, cheese and drinking a goat-milk latte!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: Your Rocky Mountain lodge hosts are Gina and D’Arcy Marcell, recent transplants from the Pacific Northwest. Offering Colorado mountain lodging comes naturally to Gina through her background in hospitality and 20 years in customer service for the Airline and Travel Industry. Gina is a true entrepreneur who enjoys people. She owned her own businesses while raising three sons. She enjoys cooking, entertaining, and sharing her knowledge of animals, especially of goats. Gina became a passionate lover of goats after adopting some orphaned baby goats. That experience grew into a hobby of rescuing unwanted goats, rehabilitating, and then re-homing them as pets. Gina has mentored teens in all aspects of goat husbandry and will continue to educate others to the benefits of goat ownership. Gina enjoys making goat cheese and uses fresh goat milk, goat cheese, and fresh eggs in the wonderful meals and snacks she serves to guests.

Why the Owner Chose Salida:

The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
The Marcells have a small herd of dairy goats and share their love of these entertaining creatures with B&B guests and the community at large. After realizing that the wet climate in the Pacific Northwest was not conducive to healthy goats, the Marcells began to look for a dry climate where they could own an Inn and also where their goats would thrive. The Mountain Goat Lodge was the perfect solution! Additionally, the Marcells brought their flock of special Americauna laying hens from the Northwest. These special hens lay a light green egg.

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Speaks: english, spanish

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  • Front View

    Front View

  • Views from Princeton Room balcony

    Views from Princeton Room balcony

  • Van Goat greets you!

    Van Goat greets you!

  • Large deck with views

    Large deck with views

  • Glorious mountain views in September from the Mt Princeton Balcony

    Glorious mountain views in September from the Mt Princeton Balcony

  • Tending to the goat herd.

    Tending to the goat herd.

  • Library/Loft - enjoy a game of chess!

    Library/Loft - enjoy a game of chess!

  • Living area in the Oberhasli Suite

    Living area in the Oberhasli Suite

  • Summertime and greener pastures.

    Summertime and greener pastures.

  • Snow capped Sawatch Mountain Range from the rooms in the lodge

    Snow capped Sawatch Mountain Range from the rooms in the lodge

  • Great Room with 2 story Fireplace & Mtn Views

    Great Room with 2 story Fireplace & Mtn Views

  • Oberhasli Bedroom Suite

    Oberhasli Bedroom Suite

  • Sawatch Mountain Views

    Sawatch Mountain Views

  • stargazing in the spa at night - so nice!

    stargazing in the spa at night - so nice!

  • Kitchen and Dining room from the as seen from the Great Room.

    Kitchen and Dining room from the as seen from the Great Room.

  • View from the Antero room balcony

    View from the Antero room balcony

  • Sawatch Suite on main floor, features Queen sofa bed in Living room

    Sawatch Suite on main floor, features Queen sofa bed in Living room

  • Mamas and kids to entertain you!

    Mamas and kids to entertain you!

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Date last modified - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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