Thomas House

Bed and Breakfast

Salida, Colorado
307 East First Street
Salida, Colorado   81201
(719) 539-7104 - (888) 228-1410


The Thomas House, a Salida Colorado Bed and Breakfast, is not only a block from the Arkansas River, surrounded by Fourteeners, but also at the heart of Salida lodging history.

This Salida, CO lodging property was built in 1888 as a rooming house for the bustling business brought by the Denver and Rio Grand Railroad, catering to the workers who built and kept the railroad running in the Salida, Colorado area. In 1880, the first summer of both the town’s and the railroad’s existence; records show that 6,000 travelers a month came to Salida, Colorado. 

With the demise of the railroad and mining in the mid to late 1900s; Salida, Colorado has remained a major intersection for Rocky Mountain travelers. Today, Salida is a major crossroads of Colorado hosting over 475,000 visitors per year. The Thomas House continues to provide accommodations to many of these visitors as the premier Salida hotel lodging alternative. 

Whether you enjoy golf, fly fishing, hunting, mountain biking, or hiking for outdoor adventure or you just want to kick back and relax, we want to be your Colorado vacation spot and to help make your experience unforgettable.  The Salida area offers activities for all seasons such as those mentioned above as well as winter sports like skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling. 

After 15 years experience, our philosophy has remained simple: If we don't treat our guests well, they won't come back.

Guest Rooms

Mt. Ouray

Mt. Shavano

Mt. Antero

Mt. Yale 

Guest Suites

Mt. Princeton

The sitting room in the "Mt. Princeton Suite" features a daybed and trundle which will accommodate two extra guests.  It also has its own television and kitchenette. 

The bedroom is decorated in a "rose" theme. The king sized bed is dreamy with a canopy at its head. The private bath features an old fashioned claw foot tub. Wireless internet access available.

Monarch Mountain
The Monarch Mountain Suite is on the ground floor of the main inn with a king bed, sitting-area and attached private bath with a shower stall. This suite also has its own TV, a bistro table, a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and wireless internet access.

The Cottage

The Bedroom

If you are looking for a Rocky Mountain vacation rental for a retreat with a country feeling and the convenience of town lodging, this Colorado cottage is perfect for your Salida, CO vacation. The Thomas House Bed and Breakfast property includes "Buffalo Peaks Cottage" which is most noted for its hand-made custom king-size bed built of aspen logs. 

The Kitchen
The cottage also has its own kitchen area complete with a microwave. As in the main house, there are sodas in the fridge and coffee and tea available. This private cottage is both ground floor and free standing with parking at the front door.  It also has a double futon, a television, and access to wireless internet.

Common Areas

Reading Room

Living Room


We have a very large outdoor hot tub, available to all guests from 3 pm to 9:30 pm daily. We also have many roomy decks and patios and beautiful flower beds.

Your hosts, Tammy and Steve, want to make your stay as pleasurable as possible so you will want to return again and again.

The Breakfast Room
Our breakfast at The Thomas House is served buffet style two hours each morning.  No matter what your plans are for the day, you can grab something quickly and get on your way or take your time and enjoy a leisurely meal. It always features a hot home-style American entrée including but not limited to home-baked muffins with scrambled eggs and bacon, biscuits and sausage gravy, home-made waffles or baked oatmeal. We always have a selection of cereals, fruit, yogurt, English muffins and bagels, as well as juice, milk, coffee and tea. 

Scrumptious Selctions
We can accommodate special dietary needs with advanced notice. Also, we can offer an early continental breakfast with prior arrangement. Early coffee and tea is available in the kitchenettes.

Guest Comments
Great Stay!! Wonderful Service, Great Suite, and Beautiful Kids!! Look forward to staying here again when our family passes through Salida. Thanks Again. Dwayne R. - Carbondale, CO

Thank you so much for making us feel like we were part of your family. You are two very special people! We enjoyed our trip so very much, mostly due to your kindness. We can’t wait to come back! Enjoy your New Year & may God bless you! Many Thanks! Marci & Brandon J.  - Ft. Hood, TX 

You run a delightful as well as comfortable bed and breakfast. We have stayed at bed and breakfasts on the east coast, in the south and Europe. Yours ranks right up there. Thank you for making our stay such a pleasant one. Margaret & Ron P. - Greenwood, SC 

Thank you for a wonderful stay. Even though we only stayed for a night, I am sure we will be back. Your hospitality was great. Also, your food at breakfast was very good too.  Keep up the good work. Lauren, Chris and Ellen

You’re a great team – easy to see! AND – you sure know how to give tired travelers what they need – a comfortable bed and a nourishing breakfast to send us on our way – except we didn’t want to leave! Your attention (to) your vivacious guests made for a great time. Our best. 
Louise & Kal