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to your retreat from the race!

River Place Retreat an authentic Colorado private mountain retreat right on the Arkansas River. This unique location offers 5 villas each designed to be your sweet retreat away from home. Rent just one villa or include all your friends and family for a magical vacation. Get out of the hustle and bustle into an oasis that offers amazing views, the rushing of the river, and tranquility of the mountains.

This is your doorway to mountain biking, hiking, fly fishing, white water rafting, and skiing.  Make your next trip unforgettable.  River Place Retreat is an ideal location for a family vacation, hardcore nature enthusiasts, and everyone that wants to discover the unique wonders of Salida and the surrounding areas. You will fall in love with the stunning views, rushing water of the Arkansas, and bluebird skies.

Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing

Sometimes you just need a place to stay that gets you. A place which understands that the river is calling, the fish are calling – they’re calling you. The beauty is, at River Place Retreat, the river is right outside your door.

Outdoor Sports

Outdoor Sports

Whether your jam is skiing, mountain biking or horse riding, your villa at River Place Retreat is perfectly positioned to maximize your outdoor enjoyment.

River Fun!

River Fun!

Sometimes, after a day in the water, you just don’t want to leave the river. At River Place Retreat, you can stow your gear, sit by your own private spot on the river and relive the triumphs of the day.

Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture

Every once in a while you just want a little art in your life. Salida and Chaffee county have a delightful artist community, theater and boutique shops for the that will speak a little to the artist in everyone.

Enjoy free Wi-Fi

Free WiFi is available in all rooms.

Meeting Lodge

Perfect for corporate events, wedding parties, workshops and more!

Arkansas River Access

Just mere steps away from your room, the beautiful Arkansas River offers whitewater rafting, kayaking or excellent fly fishing experiences.


That's Amazing!

River View Oasis

Bring your family for an incredible escape and reconnect in this farmhouse-inspired retreat! Sip your coffee on the front deck, watching the Arkansas river and all our amazing wildlife. You won’t want to leave this hideaway once you settle into this three-bedroom, two-bath oasis. Bringing more family? We got you covered with two extra queen […]

Dreams & Streams

A spacious deluxe room which has a double bed and a single bed. Ideal for anyone travelling with a child.

Whispering River

The classic room is equipped with desk and chair, 2 single beds, TV and plenty of storage space. The bathroom has a shower and/or bath.

Knotty Nook

Ah, the humble studio apartment. At one time, this dwelling was considered to be the home of starving artists. Today, it’s a symbol of efficiency and exceptional.

Hidden Haven

Step back in time with the retro feel of a 1950s diner, paired with the conveniences of modern life, this Hidden Haven Villa will take you back in time, to a slower pace of life & calm relaxation. Hidden Haven Villas is a two bedroom one bath open-floor plan allows for cooking, conversation & entertaining […]

The Gathering Room

Be it a Family Reunion, Girlfriends’ Weekend, or a Couples Get-Together, River Place Retreat has a wonderful venue for your gathering. Play cards or watch a movie, hang out at the River Bar or relax with a glass of wine on the porch outside the double French entry doors This space has tall ceilings, a […]


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