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Rocco's By The River in the Heart of Downtown Salida, CO.

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Salida STR 0227 STX-ID 21937640 Located in the heart of downtown Salida, this gorgeous patio home is the closest short term rental to the Arkansas River! One bedroom, one bathroom apartment, clicker/convertible sleep couch in lounge room, large wrap around couch in living room, electric fireplace, evaporator air cooler, very common in Colorado dry climates (but not AC) very cool though in the summer, eat-in kitchen bar, all kitchen utensils, natural cleaning kitchen supplies, coffee maker with coffee and tea, microwave, stove, oven and toaster oven, Shower/tub, Organic spa products provided, Washer- Dryer with hypo-allergenic laundry soap provided, Dishwasher, flat screen TV, VCR, DVD, Satellite TV, Wifi, Ipod and Sirius satellite radio capabilities, Large fenced outdoor patio with table and chairs, Grill, garden hose, Dog friendly with Doggie Doors and a fully secure fenced in yard, heated mudroom for your fuzzy friends or bikes, skis, and many other toys. And the off street parking is a plus!! The Salida Whitewater park and boat ramp is steps away for rafting, etc. or just hanging out!

Chad and Angela Hixon
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Chad and Angela Hixon

I am the manager/owner of Arlie Dale's Jug Liquors, a boutique wine shop, which is located on the front side of the building from Rocco's by the river vacation rental. Born and raised in the area my family purchased this property and we re-opened the Liquor Store in 2003. The Jug is the oldest liquor store location in Salida,CO. My wife Angela is a Clinical Aesthetician (skin care specialist) and owns and operates her studio in Salida and also Canon City. She is very particular and over-sees all housekeeping and takes a lot of pride in making sure the comforts of Rocco's is your best experience while staying there. We really loved living in the residence with our dogs for nine years before we turned it into a rental. Living there was absolutely amazing and a lot of fun, we are glad to let everyone else enjoy the same experience!

Chad and Angela Hixon purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Chad and Angela Hixon chose Salida

We purchased this live/work property because at the time Salida had no liquor stores in the downtown area. This location had historically been a liquor store since prohibition ended except the two years prior to when we purchased it.

What makes this apartment unique

Being an avid kayaker at the time of the purchase life couldn't have been much sweeter for me. Living in a live/work unit that is a liquor store steps from the Salida Whitewater Park was a dream come true! Working on the space with my family and making it ours has been an experience of a lifetime. We hope you enjoy it!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the wonderful accommodations! We had a great time!!
Apr 2014
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Downtown Salida Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1) Memory Foam, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) clicker/convertable couch (not a futon)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Rocco's By The River in the Heart of Downtown Salida, CO.
average rating of 4.8490567 based on 94 reviews

Great place and super location

  • 5 of 5

Loved being right by river and dining. No noise issues as most surrounding places closed relatively early. Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic get a-way

  • 5 of 5

Great location that allows you to unwind and relax. The home is well appointed and very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I enjoyed my time in salida...awesome house

  • 5 of 5

Great little house, close to everything, clean , well stocked, very enjoyable

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Awesome spot! Very clean and well stocked. Location was great

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location - Incredible Value

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here with our dog from June 25-30th, 2017. This is a fantastic time to visit Colorado, as the weather was just perfect. We're from Arkansas, so seeing high temperatures in the upper 80's and lower 90's gave us concerns that there was no A/C in the house. However, we never felt the slightest discomfort in the house throughout the week.

The other concern we had was that it shared a wall/door with a business, so we were worried that the noise may affect our trip, especially with a noise-sensitive Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Throughout the week, we had no problem at all. You could barely hear the noise through the locked door, and our corgi was completely unbothered by a very quiet, occasional chime from the door.

Despite the concern of the shared door and no A/C, we chose to stay at Rocco's by the river because of its affordable price and outstanding reviews from VRBO. We're very glad we did, as the rental was very nice and extremely well-maintained. They make sure that you have everything you need, logistics are well taken care of, everything is very clean, and the location is just perfect.

Salida is a very nice town with a nice riverwalk and park, and many nice restaurants. We never had to walk more than a couple of blocks for delicious food, and we were especially pleased to be directly across the street from the park. This made taking the dog out very easy and convenient. Lastly, the fenced-in patio was perfect for enjoying a wonderful Colorado evening and having our dog outside with us.

We really had a magnificent vacation, and we could not be more pleased with our stay at Rocco's by the River. We highly recommend it to all!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, well appointed home in the heart of downtown Salida.

  • 4 of 5

Us: two 60-somethings with pets in need of lodging in Salida. Happy to say that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rocco's. Bed was comfortable and we made good use of a very well stocked kitchen. Loved the location near the river and all the downtown action, yet it was very quiet when indoors and time for sleeping. Thank you, Chad (and Rocco) for a thoughtful and charming mini vacation home.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This rental is the closest short term rental to the Arkansas River in the heart of downtown Salida. Steps away from the river, boat ramp and the Salida whitewater park. The best nightlife in Salida is right outside the door. Across the street from Riverside Park and the Steamplant Theater. You can not beat this location! Walk everywhere! Mountain Bike, Moto bike, Raft, Fish, Hike,Kayak, Surf, Shop, Relax.


Rates & Availability

Downtown Salida Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Peak
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Fall
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter Holidays
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Ski Season
Jan 1 2018 - Apr 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring Shoulder
Apr 16 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
May 25 2018 - Sep 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

Please apply Summer Rates to ALL Holiday Weekends ( $150 per night.) $50 cleaning fee for stays under 3 nights. $50 fee for pets, no pets over 60lbs accepted. All major CC accepted through Intuit GoPayment. 2 nights required to secure with remainder due 30 prior to reservation. One night reservations only accepted within two weeks of reservation dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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