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Arkansas River Inn

Cañon City, Colorado serves as an excellent base for a trip to the Royal Gorge region of Colorado. Located two hours to the south of Denver and 45 minutes from Colorado Springs, the Royal Gorge area is a premier destination for those who love the outdoors. Train rides through the mountains, whitewater rafting through the gorge, and, of course, the famous bridge itself, all await those who are planning their Colorado vacations to this popular area.

One of the most popular attractions of Cañon City is the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. This is one of the nation’s top scenic railroads and takes guests on a 24-mile round-trip ride through the magnificent Royal Gorge canyon. A fine meal is served during the trip, and some rides include murder mystery theater. This is just one of the many ways you can experience the marvel of this breathtaking canyon when visiting Cañon City.

Arkansas River Inn Exterior
Visit the Arkansas River Inn for amenities like an outdoor pool, putt putt golf, and wireless internet.

For an Authentic Royal Gorge Vacation, Try These Lodging Options

If you are planning to visit the Royal Gorge, you are going to need to find out where to stay in Cañon City, Colorado. The community has many hotels for your consideration, but you are going to want to choose one that has a local flair to help your visit to be truly authentic. As you are planning your visit, consider these popular lodging options.

Arkansas River Inn and Suites

The Arkansas River Inn and Suites is a small independent motel that offers the amenities of a large chain hotel. During your stay, you can play putt-putt golf or horseshoes on-site, take the kids to the playground, use the seasonal outdoor pool and hot tub, or take advantage of services like a meeting room, business center, and dry cleaning.

All rooms have Wi-Fi, microwaves, and refrigerators. Guests have the option to choose standard rooms or rooms with two queen beds and a pullout sofa.

Jewel Of The Canyons
For a more intimate lodging experience, consider the Jewel of the Canyons B&B.

Cactus Rose Motel

For a true western experience, book your stay at the Cactus Rose Motel. What this motel lacks in amenities it makes up for in character. Each room is named after a western personality and uses décor to highlight that person’s life.

Because the motel is located just out of the downtown area on highway 50, you open your window or door each day to a stunning view of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. Rooms are equipped with microwaves and refrigerators, and the hotel has one two-bedroom suite with a full kitchen.

Jewel of the Canyons B&B

Jewel of the Canyons is a quaint bed and breakfast housed in an 1890s Victorian style home. It has just three guestrooms, so you are guaranteed an intimate experience during your stay. The inn sits two blocks from downtown Cañon City.

Each day starts with a full hot breakfast, and the rooms are equipped with cable TV, Wi-Fi, and bathrobes. Each of the air-conditioned guestrooms has its own private bath. Book early to ensure a spot in this cozy inn.

If You Go

If you plan to visit Cañon City for your next Colorado tourism experience, make sure you visit before you go to learn all of the fun things to do in this region.

Arkansas River Inn and Suites
1925 Fremont Dr.

Cactus Rose Motel
44058 US Highway 50, West

Jewel of the Canyons B&B
429 Greenwood Ave

Nicole Harms has been writing professionally since 2006, specializing in travel and finance writing, with work having been published on USA Today, the New York Stock Exchange and in addition to here on Go Colorado!

Special thanks to The Arkansas River Inn and Suites for providing the photos featured in this article!
Photo of the Jewel of the Canyons Bed and Breakfast courtesy of the Jewel of the Canyons.