Blue Coyote Ranch truly connects the past to the present. The modern and stylish decor and furnishings of the Inn are set in a backdrop of a homesteading paradise, the old homestead cabins that you reach after a short hike through the property are a testament to early settlement.
Taking Home Some Momentos
My daughter and I toured the property and the Inn, and were tempted to play a game of chess in one of the front rooms. That’s the thing for anyone who can play chess.
Whenever you see a board, you are drawn to it and feel instantly at home - at least I think so. We also were charmed by the small “gift shop” with t-shirts, coffee mugs and stuffed coyotes for kids. Of course, we took one of each home with us. You can even pay for these items via Venmo! The honor system is still alive and well in Salida!
Tough To Say Goodbye
Walking around the property, we took photos everywhere that were pretty. Places to walk, places to sit and read, warm yourself by the fire if you so choose. There is also a horseshoe game in front of the Inn toward the cabins.
On our last evening in Salida, we met up with the owners of Blue Coyote Ranch and a friend of theirs at a restaurant called the Boathouse Cantina, aptly named for being right next to the Arkansas River. With plenty of seating inside and outside, while busy, we were well taken care of! The Boathouse offers American/Baja Mexican cuisine, and the fish did not disappoint. (Neither did the chicken fingers and fries for my daughter!) It was a good chance to get to know Mike and Sara, and to really appreciate the sweat and tears they are putting into their property to make it work for their guests, the locals and themselves. It’s a true American love story!