Monarch Mountain Lodge - Garfield

Two- or Three-Night Stay at Monarch Mountain Lodge in Monarch, CO

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Expansive Ski Lodge Overlooking the San Isabel National Forest

Surrounded by the San Isabel National Forest, Monarch Mountain Lodge stands in the heart of central Colorado's wilderness. The hotel—whose whitewashed exterior with exposed wooden beams subtly evokes a Bavarian chateau—is perfectly situated for exploring the rugged landscape. Outdoor enthusiasts flock here year-round for fishing, hiking, rafting, and rock-climbing trips.

Each of the spacious standard rooms is simply furnished. Some have rustic quilts and nature prints on the walls, and others feature floral prints and blond-wood furniture. Windows look out on the pines and maples of the surrounding forest, which seems to stretch endlessly in every direction. Downstairs in Cliffhanger's Restaurant & Lounge, you can sip cocktails or have a casual dinner amid huge windows overlooking the mountains. Wander outside to the wraparound deck for a better look.

Monarch, Colorado: Rural Town Close to Hiking, Biking, and Ski Trails

You won't find Monarch on most maps. The central Colorado town occupies a largely uninhabited spot between the San Isabel and Rio Grande National Forests. The mountainous surroundings are spectacularly beautiful and draw in visitors all year for hiking, whitewater rafting, skiing, and rock climbing. Monarch Mountain Lodge lies 5 miles from the popular Monarch Crest Trail Head bike trail and 3 miles from the Colorado Trail, which winds 500 miles through the Colorado Rockies.

When not exploring the thousands of acres of national forests, you can head over to the town of Salida, where restaurants and quaint antique stores provide daytrip distractions. A popular destination is the Salida Hot Springs Pool, an indoor hot springs featuring fresh water siphoned from an underground spring in the Rocky Mountains.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Stays for two in a standard room

  • $79 for two-night stay
  • $99 for three-night stay

Book by: 8/24/12
Travel by: 10/7/12

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Dramatic forest views
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Two outdoor hot tubs
  • Indoor pool and sauna
  • Indoor basketball and racquetball courts
  • Complimentary WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 8/24/12 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 10/7/12
  • Not valid 7/27-7/29
  • Limit 3 per person
  • Limit 3 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Subject to availability
  • Cancellations 22 days or more in advance subject to $20 fee; cancellations 21 days or less in advance subject to fee up to 1/2 the Groupon price
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Valid only for standard room
  • 6.8% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

  • One king or two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3 for king room; 5 for double room
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each guest
  • DirecTV
  • Forest views

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for $20 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets may be added for $15 per pet per night.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

What It's Worth

Stays for two in a standard room

  • $79 for two-night stay (up to a $158 value)
  • $99 for three-night stay (up to a $237 value)

Getting There

  • By plane: 177 miles from Denver International Airport (DEN)
  • By car: 154 miles southeast of Denver

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