Michael, Basil, and myself stayed at the Amigo Motor Lodge, a boutique motel in Salida, CO, for a night. One look at their website shows how super cute this place is. Their interior design is my style, mid century, minimalist, and modern with vintage items and a cozy (and clean!) feel.
The owners did such a great job renovating this place, everything is updated and clean. The rooms all have their own style and our room wasn’t only nice to look at but was cozy and comfortable. Everything has been redone, including the bathroom (there’s nothing worse than an old, gross bathroom).
It’s not just the rooms that have been decorated in the retro style, the lobby with adjacent sun room has as well. There is also a hot tub and fire place, which unfortunately was not lit when we went despite it being cold out. They’ve really thought about every detail when decorating, down to the Smeg fridge, their custom designed coffee mugs, and the red retro ice coolers.
This motel is also dog friendly which is of course something super important to us! They claim to offer really good coffee in their lobby and according to coffee snob Michael, the coffee totally passed the test, he enjoyed several cups. This motel is also committed to conservation and has made strides to reduce water usage, electricity, waste, and gas.
Now, Salida is not the most vegan friendly place but we did find a hole in the wall Thai place, Thai Mini Cafe, that cooked us up some tasty dishes.
The motel is located near downtown Salida which has some super cute shops which sell local, hand made items. We stayed at the motel after a trip to the Great Sand Dunes National Park; Salida is in-between the Denver area and the sand dunes.
The Thai place we ate at as well as the cute shops we went to were all recommended to us via the Amigo Motor Lodge website, which lists an assortment of places to see and things to do.
This place was so dreamy and we will definitely be staying there again!