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. Railroad workers and miners flocked to the young town which became a major intersection for both narrow and standard gauge rail.
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.