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20 Acre goat farm in Sunny Salida, CO - Pet Friendly!

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms + 5 Campers, (Sleeps 30 during the summer)

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.

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, geese, ducks and chickens, and spend time in our new geodesic dome greenhouse.

NEW: 5 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!

More Details

Gina Brooke Marcell
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Gina Brooke Marcell

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.

Gina Brooke Marcell purchased this lodge in 2010

Why Gina Brooke Marcell chose Salida


What makes this lodge unique

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.


Salida Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
  • Bathrooms are equipped with hair dryers, sink, vanity, toilet, tub and shower, toiletries, towels.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 baby crib , rollaway and blow-up airmattress available
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , the Antero Room
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
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.


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20 Acre goat farm in Sunny Salida, CO - Pet Friendly!
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Birthday weekend

  • 5 of 5

I rented the whole house for my boyfriend’s 30th birthday with 18 of our closest friends and we had the best time! This place is very pet friendly, we had 5 well behaved dogs with us and there was still plenty of room in the house. The house and property is absolutely beautiful! The views are unreal from just about every room in the house. The goats, lamas and chickens are also so entertaining to watch and fun be around. The owners Gina and D'Arcy were such wonderful hosts! They made us latte's every morning, which were so delicious and creamy. The bedrooms were great—large and each equipped with their own bathroom, mini fridge and other mics. amenities. It is extremely close to Monarch Mountain. During the day some of us went skiing, some went snowmobiling and some fishing. We didn't rent the lodge as a b&b and brought our own supplies for cooking, partly because we were such a large group-- which goes to show how accommodating and flexible Gina really is with her guests. We will definitely be back again both as a large group and just with my boyfriend for a lovely getaway.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review us Bizy! I enjoyed meeting you and your friends at the bonfire, and must say it was wonderful having a houseful of 30 yr olds that were so cool and polite!! (Kudos to your parents.) We hope to host you again in the near future! Gina M., Owner
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Colorado Springs
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Victoria Tavern
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
in front of our home
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Poncha Springs
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Car: necessary

Visit our resident herd of friendly dairy goats. Experience milking a goat, making cheese, eating goat-yogurt, cheese and drinking a goat-milk latte!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Pet Fee $20
Damage Insurance $59

Pet fee is 20.00 per night per pet. Summer seasonal pricing includes our 5 retro-style trailers that sleep 2-3 each.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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