The Palace Hotel is proud to partner with five select local businesses to enhance your experience.
Interested in another option like a full-day or the Royal Gorge? Go to raftsalida.com for more information and use promo code PALACE for special pricing. IW offers shuttle service for groups of four or more people.
Expand - Browns Canyon Half Day Adventure
Independent Whitewater (IW) is Salida’s local river connection. Since 1974, IW’s professional guides have helped thousands of people experience the joy of rafting. The Browns Canyon 1/2 day, our most popular trip, takes rafters through the beautiful Browns Canyon National Monument. Families, beginners, and experienced rafters enjoy exhilarating class III rapids and amazing scenery in this remote granite canyon. Regardless of river levels, this gem always delivers on the promise of fun and excitement. Hotel guests receive the special Palace Package which includes wetsuit, splash jacket and bootie rentals. Scheduling of services will be made between the hotel guest and Independent Whitewater. Available May 15th through August 15th.
$75.00 per person
Expand - Palace Scenic
The Palace Hotel and Independent Whitewater (IW) teamed up to create the Palace Scenic, a 1/2 day door-to-door float for hotel guests. IW drivers pick you up at The Palace Hotel and take you to our private riverside property. From there we launch on a relaxing float perfect for anyone looking for an introduction to whitewater or a relaxing day on the river. The float is filled with fantastic scenery, wildlife and bird watching–it’s an all-around great time! The trip ends at the Salida boat ramp, just a two minute walk back to The Palace Hotel. Hotel guests receive the Palace Package which includes wetsuit, splash jacket and bootie rentals. Scheduling of services will be made between the hotel guest and Independent Whitewater. Available May 15th through August 15th.
$70.00 per person
Signature Honey Facial – Nourish your skin and pamper yourself with a decadent facial at INTEGRATE Spa~ just blocks from the Palace Hotel. INTEGRATE’s Signature Honey Facial leaves your skin polished, nourished, and beautiful as they use Salida’s own local honey from The Honey Boutique. They include a light massage of the arms, neck and shoulders leaving you with a feeling of complete relaxation. All services include the complimentary use of the eucalyptus steam room, locker and shower amenities. Scheduling of services will be made between the hotel guest and INTEGRATE Spa.
$85.00 per facial
Signature Massage – Relax, unwind and rejuvenate with a luxurious 60 minute Swedish Massage at INTEGRATE Spa. INTEGRATE spa • wellness • fitness is Salida’s premier luxury spa and just a short walk from the Palace Hotel. Deep tissue, hot stones, and essential oil add-ons also available. All services include the complimentary use of the eucalyptus steam room, locker and shower amenities. Scheduling of services will be made between the hotel guest and INTEGRATE Spa.
$85.00 per massage
Hand Crafted Tintype Portraiture – Salida Tintype creates one of a kind portraits. Each Tintype is hand crafted using the same equipment and technique as in the 1860’s. This early photographic process, known as Wet Plate Collodion, was invented in 1859 and soon became the next evolution of photography. The rare and vintage lenses capture a timeless beauty, and witnessing your image develop in front of your eyes is an experience like no other. Their historic Downtown Salida Studio, just 3 blocks from the Palace Hotel, offers a wide range of portrait packages, from individuals to small groups, and sessions take under an hour to complete. The end result is a compelling portrait made of silver on tin that will last for generations. Scheduling of services will be made between the hotel guest and Salida Tintype.
$75.00 for (1) individual portrait
Salida Walking Tours
Salida: Past to Present Tour – Stroll the banks of the Arkansas River and learn of Salida’s colorful origins. Shootouts, lynchings, red light districts, and Victorian-era architecture are all highlighted on this showcase tour of Colorado’s largest National Historic District. You’ll also see the best spots for dining and shopping & nightlife. Children under age 8 are free. – $40 per person (two hours)
Scenic and Historical Tour – Be captivated by amazing tales from Salida’s colorful (often violent) history and view over 100 preserved buildings, along with the location of the fire that destroyed Salida in 1888, the spot of a lynching, the roaring recreation district, and much more. Children under age 8 are free. – $20 per person (one hour)
Darkside of Salida Tour – Ghosts walk these streets and haunt our buildings. You’ll hear their troubled stories and see where they wander to this day. Murders were a common occurrence in 1880’s Salida. Listen to bloody tales and uncover grisly details. Plus, you will visit the infamous red light district and visit exact locations of murders, lynchings, and restless spirits. – $20 per person (one hour)
The Next Eddy
Book a half-day walk and wade fishing trip with The Next Eddy and each angler will receive a 20% discount applied to any one item in the fly shop. Half-day trips are four hours on the Arkansas River, departing just a block from the Palace Hotel. Trips include all equipment necessary from waders, boots, rods and reels, to flies and any other terminal tackle needed. Snacks provided on the river and after. All experience levels are welcome! Morning and afternoon trips are available. Scheduling of services will be made between the hotel guest and The Next Eddy.
$320 for a two-person Palace Walk and Wade
$225 for a one-person Palace Walk and Wade