Your favorite four-legged friend deserves a vacation in the Colorado Rockies just as much as you do!

It can be challenging to find pet-friendly accommodations. The good news is that if you’ll be visiting Salida, all of the properties at Creekside Chalets and Cabins accept dogs. Here, we realize that dogs are important members of the family. We also know how difficult and expensive it can be to try to arrange for your dog’s care while you’re out of town. So instead of dealing with those hassles, you can simply book a stay in one of our lovely cabins and bring Fido along with you.

A Pet-Friendly Property

NOTE: The fee is $30 plus tax per pet, per stay, max 2 pets per chalet.

Once you arrive at Creekside Chalets and Cabins, we hope you fall in love with the property. We certainly did the moment we arrived. We also recognized the potential it had to be a great home-away-from-home for all types of visitors, human and canine alike.

When you visit with your dog, they’ll have lots of space to enjoy. There’s a creek that runs through the property, which is perfect for splashing and playing in. You’ll also find a path that runs next to the creek, which is quite lovely all year round.

As many of our guests bring their dogs along, you’re bound to see other visitors outside with their dogs playing together. Not only will your pup get the chance to make some new friends, but you might, too!

Pet-Friendly Activities in Salida, CO

While you’re in the area, you will have plenty of amazing activities from which you can choose whether you’re visiting in the winter, the summer, or anytime in between. During the winter, one of the more popular activities for owners and their dogs is snowshoeing. It’s a great workout for both you and your pooch and there are a number of snowshoe trails throughout the valley.

Before you set out, keep the following in mind:

  • Is your dog healthy enough for the activity?
  • Puppies are very susceptible to the cold, so they may need to sit this one out.
  • If your dog’s not a cold-weather dog breed (a Husky or Malamute, among others), they may need an extra layer of insulation.
  • Make sure to bring along snacks and water.
  • Check your dog’s paws frequently to make sure snow or ice isn’t accumulating between their pads.

In the warmer months, take your pooch on one of the area’s hiking trails. There are trails available for all types of hikers. So whether this will be your first hiking trip or you’re a seasoned pro, you’re sure to find the perfect trail. Some of the guidelines for bringing your dog along snowshoeing also apply to hiking trips. Make sure your dog is healthy enough for the activity and bring along plenty of snacks and water. If it’s a particularly hot day, you’ll want to limit any time your dog spends on dark, paved surfaces. Their pads can get burned if they spend too much time on asphalt or similar surfaces.

For something a little more unique, take a trip on the Monarch Crest Scenic Tram. The tram is dog-friendly and takes you to the top of Monarch Pass. At the top of the pass, there are hiking trails and breathtaking panoramic views.

If you want to take Fido into Salida with you, many of the restaurants in town have dog-friendly patios. Some stores will also allow your dog inside, but please check beforehand. The Arkansas River runs right through town and you’re sure to see lots of dogs frolicking there during the summer. One note, however, dogs are not allowed in city parks. You can instead head to Loyal Duke’s Dog Park, which is located at 1455 Holman Avenue. It’s completely enclosed and it’s open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Pet Policy

Our Pet Policy is pretty straightforward and designed to protect the best interests of your pet, other guests, and our staff during your stay here.

  • For your pet’s safety and the safety of our staff, the staff is not permitted to enter a room when the pet is not caged unless the owner is present.
  • Your pet must be fully trained and appropriately restrained when other guests are nearby.
  • Your pet must not be left unattended unless caged. If you require a pet-sitter please contact us prior to your arrival.
  • Guests are responsible for cleaning up after their pet on the property.
  • Any disturbances such as barking must be curtailed to ensure other guests are not disturbed.
  • Guests are responsible for all property damages and/or personal injuries resulting from their pet.
  • Guests agree to indemnify and hold harmless the inn from all liability and damage suffered as a result of the guest’s pet.
  • We reserve the right to charge guest’s account commensurate with the cost of any and all Damages.
  • Creekside Chalets Inc. reserves the right to refuse to accommodate and/or evict any animal that it determines, in its sole opinion, may create a hazard or disturb the quiet enjoyment to its guests, employees or property.