The luxurious, downstairs master bedroom has a comfortable king bed and plenty of space for your stuff.The living room features ample seating for everyone, a flat screen TV, DVD player and music system. The living room windows open up to the Arkansas River.
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10 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
10 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
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River City Chalet is a premier vacation rental 5 doors from the Salida Boat Launch, an ideal location for strolling the streets of historic downtown Salida & tubing the Arkansas River right from the spectacular back yard. 3bd/2ba. Sleeps 8-10.

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Adventure surrounds this amazing RIVER FRONT home in historic downtown Salida, Colorado. River City Chalet is a premier Salida vacation rental that is only 5 doors down from the Salida Boat Launch. It's an ideal location for strolling the streets of historic downtown Salida, tubing the Arkansas River right from the spectacular back yard and for watching the world famous FIBArk Festival. This open concept, custom house has 3 bedrooms (1 king bed, 1 queen bed, 2 twin beds), a loft futon, 2 rollaway beds and 2 bathrooms (downstairs: shower/tub combo - upstairs: shower) and sleeps 8-10.

The lovely 2000 sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bath custom home is located directly on the Arkansas River and has super easy access to restaurants, breweries, distilleries, extensive and varied 4-wheeling, ghost town exploring, gem hunting, hiking, whitewater rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, fishing, & zip lining.

The lovely master bedroom is downstairs and has a sumptuous king bed. The second bedroom is upstairs has a wonderful sleigh queen bed while the third bedroom has two twin beds and is located on the second level. There is a loft futon and 2 rollaway beds for additional sleeping. All bedrooms and the living room have flat screen TV's and ceiling fans.

There are TWO bathrooms in this river side home: one is upstairs and has a toilet, sink/vanity and shower. The second bathroom is downstairs and has a toilet, vanity and shower/tub combo.

The well equipped kitchen is huge and has great counter space, a dining table that seats 6, an island/breakfast bar with seating for 4, a built-in microwave, a dishwasher, an ice maker and all the kitchen essentials you would expect at home. There is a laundry room with a washer/dryer and iron/ironing board for guest use.

Wireless Internet and cable TV are included.

The huge back deck overlooks the river, has comfortable seating for added outdoor living, a gas BBQ grill and a phenomenal fire pit for making yummy s'mores. This home has it all!

Pets may be accepted with prior approval and are subject to a $15/pet/day fee.

Our luxurious, slice of mountain paradise is located in a close-knit, historic community that wholly embraces energetic, peaceful, laid back lifestyles. Salida is a beautiful & charming town of 5500 people that's a short distance from the famed Rainbow Hiking Trail; offers world class mountain biking trails; has been featured on HGTV as the "Town that Decorates an Entire Mountain;" and is called "The Little Soho of the West" because of it's plentiful, nationally acclaimed artists/galleries and large number of year-round art events.

River CIty Chalet is THE HOUSE to rent during FIBARk. Each June, the largest whitewater rafting festival in the country, FIBArk (short for First In Boating on The Arkansas), begins the week before Father's Day. World champion kayakers compete during 6 days of grueling competitions, daily/nightly free live music is offered and a super fun atmosphere abounds. In the past, New Belgium/Fat Tire has sponsored the event but now, a terrific local brewery, The Eddyline, is the key FIBArk sponsor. Obviously, great beer selections are guaranteed. The most popular and funniest FIBArk event is the Hooligan Race (5pm on the Saturday before Father's Day) where contestant teams construct theme rafts from items such as bales of hay, empty kegs, tires, floats, sofas, & bath tubs then try to navigate over rapids and under the F Street Bridge. Hollering, hooting, and hysteria richly fill the air when rafts pass through the Boat Ramp Rapids as contestants jump for money strung high across the Arkansas. Most rafts eject people, break apart, or completely flip over!

Our County enjoys over 330 days of sunshine annually; has the most 14,000+ ft. peaks concentrated into the smallest geographical area in the USA; is 30 minutes from the Continental Divide/Monarch Pass; has numerous, easy to reach hot springs; and boasts of having the most rafted stretch of any river in the United States (Arkansas River). In addition, Chaffee County is home to the most craft microbreweries & distilleries per capita in the United States and has numerous high quality gems/minerals on display at the Smithsonian Institute. Great day trips include The Great Dunes National Park, Black Canyon at the Gunnison National Park, the ghost towns of Turret and St. Elmo, a drive along Aspen Ridge especially in the fall, hiking/biking/gondola-ing along the Continental Divide, visiting the awesome Royal Gorge & driving to Leadville, the highest town in the country at 10,200 ft. We live in a truly special & blessed area and would like to share it with you.

We invite you to come stay at River City Chalet. There are hair dryers, an iron/ironing board, and local maps/brochures. We will be happy to provide information on places to visit and where to rent bikes, tubes, kayaks, horses, ATV's, Jeeps, etc. If there is anything we can help you with, please ask. If you haven't experienced the unique community that is Salida in the Heart of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, you need to come soon.

**Pets are welcome with prior approval. Additional pet fees are $15 per pet per night.
**An $85 cleaning fee is added to all reservations.
**All taxes are INCLUDED in the rates.
**A $2000 security deposit is required in lieu of an insurance policy. Airbnb will not charge your credit card for the security deposit but will retain the right to charge your credit card if damage or missing items are discovered within 48 hours of your

Guest access

The entire house is available to guests except the basement which is locked.
Summer stays require a 4 night minimum.

Interaction with guests

Interaction with the guests is minimal and is achieved through texts and phone calls.

Other things to note

Pets are welcome upon prior approval and are $15 per pet per night.


House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

Hi there.
Thanks for viewing River City Chalet.

We hope you'll come stay so we can share a slice of Salida's special paradise.

We respectfully request that you treat our home as if it is your own. In other words, please leave it as you found it, keep the kitchen clean, clean up after yourself, put things back where you found them, notify us if anything is not to your liking or seems amiss, etc., don't invite strangers inside, and close/lock the door when you leave.

We're very green & environmentally minded and would request that you please recycle, compost, and be smart about energy usage. In addition, stripping the beds & putting dirty sheets/towels in the laundry basket would be greatly appreciated.

Sorry, there is no smoking in our house.
Pets may be approved upon request. Pet fees are $15/pet/night.

We will always try to make your stay as memorable as possible and look forward to hosting you at River City Chalet.

Check-in is 4pm.
Check-out is 10am.


2 Reviews

Sam User Profile
August 2015
Great house in a great location. My guests loved staying at Lisa's place in Salida. The river running behind the garden was a real bonus too! Lisa was an extremely accommodation host in the run up to and during the stay.

Fabian User Profile
June 2017
Wonderful home, great location! The home is stocked with all the basic goods required for a short stay from Salt and pepper, oil, spices to paper goods, all the little things you only need but don't need to buy for a weekend! We would rebook in a second!
Lisa User ProfileLisa is a superhost.
Response from Lisa:
What a lovely review, Fabian. Thank you. We have gone and continue to go great lengths to make guests comfortable and provide value during their stays. It's reviews like yours that make it worthwhile. You were such a pleasure to work with and your group left River City Chalet in terrific shape. Thanks for taking such great care of RCC and for the easy communication. I would re-approve you in a second! Cheers.
June 2017

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Salida, Colorado, United StatesJoined in December 2012
Lisa User ProfileLisa is a superhost.
My husband & I are 45 & 50 respectively and are retired with no children. We trek to savor tasty microbrews, enjoy frequent doses of Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, and expose ourselves to new opportunities that allow us to give and learn. When we aren't traveling, we volunteer in…
Languages: English
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Response time: within a few hours

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