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

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Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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About the property

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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 24, 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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Rocco's By The River in the Heart of Downtown Salida, CO.
average rating of 4.8717947 based on 80 reviews

Great Location, Great Place

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with a friend of mine and his daughter for the weekend. We wanted a nice roomy place where we could hang out and relax and be able to make breakfast before we went skiing/snowboarding. We all fell in love with the place. The location is perfectly located. There is a restaurant/bar right next door with pretty good food. The house is very roomy and comfortable. The bed was comfortable and the living area was nice and spacious for all of us to relax. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need. I would love to go back to Salida just to stay here!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Roccos is a great place to stay in Salida

  • 5 of 5

Roccos is a perfect location and a very comfortable, well-equipped vacation rental. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memorable and Most Ejoyable Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated our anniversary by staying several nights at Rocco's by the River - a very comfortable and amazingly convenient rental. We had never been to Salida, and thought we'd give it a try - so glad we did! Rocco's is perfectly located just steps off the main street of this historic downtown, yet has a private and quiet feel to it. So enjoyed that the town, the river, restaurants, shops, etc. were just steps away. We parked our car in its reserved spot right outside Rocco's courtyard gate and didn't get in it again until we left. We enjoyed the special touches which the owners have added to this renovated apartment, and it was also very clean. You could (as several other reviews mentioned) occasionally hear voices through the kitchen door from the adjacent business, but it was not distracting and didn't bother us in the least, and, in fact, added to the ambiance of this apartment in an historic building. The owner was very helpful and prompt to reply to inquiries. The rental was reasonably priced for the convenience and amenities, and we very much enjoyed our stay. Even the weather cooperated and was perfect. Only one regret - we wish that "Rocco," the owners' very cute Pug pup, pictured in ads and after which the place is named, could have been rented for the weekend as well! (Just kidding, of course :) - it was a great time and we would readily stay there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review Karen! We appreciate you noticing many of the details that make Rocco's a great value. Chad and Angela Hixon
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Cedar Hill, Texas


  • 5 of 5

There is nothing to say that has not already been said but.... I loved my stay at Rocco's by the River! I'm hoping to make another visit soon and if I'm lucky, Rocco's will be available. I love the location, I love the patio and courtyard for my pup, I love the convenience of having the kitchen and laundry, I love the "at home" feeling of staying in at night and making soup or ordering pizza, and finally I love the character and walkability of your little town! Thanks for an enjoyable week and I'm looking forward to my next visit.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Salida Gem!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing little gem!

A beautiful patio to sip tea in the morning. The place was emaculate! Beautiful hardwood floors throughout. Wood ceilings, plush leather couch, comfortable queen bed and comforter. Stocked cute kitchen with everything from home!

Organic shampoo, lotions.

We literally could walk to everything. Tons of shops and good resturants within walking distance.

They accommodated our doggies which is a huge plus. One of my top favorite places I've stayed.

Thank you! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nederland, CO

Bride and Groom

  • 5 of 5

Rocco's by the River was the perfect place for me and my husband to stay on our wedding weekend! Our doggies enjoyed it as well. The house was very clean, cozy, and beautiful. We loved the close proximity to the river and to downtown. We were walking distance to anywhere we needed to go! Very timely responses by the owners of the property, and they even mailed my electric toothbrush to me after I forget to bring it back with me! Great people, great property. I would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • 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
Ski Season
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 9 2017
1 night minimum stay
Spring Shoulder
Apr 10 2017 - May 25 2017
1 night minimum stay
Summer Peak
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.4%

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

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Downtown Salida Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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