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Exploring Salida, CO, and Surroundings for Your Wedding Weekend


Exploring Salida, Colorado, and Surroundings for Your Wedding Weekend

Wow your guests with a destination wedding at Shaw's River Ranch in Salida, CO that extends beyond the celebration of love. Nestled amidst the South Arkansas River and Green Creek, Shaw's River Ranch offers not just a venue but an immersive experience. As you prepare to say "I do," let's uncover the wonders of Salida and its surroundings, seamlessly integrated with the offerings at Shaw's River Ranch.


Arrival and Welcome Gathering


Feel the embrace of the mountain breeze as you arrive at Shaw's River Ranch. We can help coordinate off-site accommodations for your guests, while you and your partner can check into a one-bedroom luxury suite, your haven for your special weekend. The welcome gathering at the ranch sets the tone, allowing you to unwind against the backdrop of the stunning mountain views. Discover the charm of The Lodge's firepits, a perfect spot to share stories and laughter as the sun dips below the horizon, or gather in teams for a fun bocce ball tournament.


Wedding Day Extravaganza


Before the festivities, take a moment to explore the ranch. Witness the mesmerizing sunset over the mountains, casting a warm glow on your wedding day. Encounters with local wildlife add a touch of enchantment to your morning explorations. Consider floating on the serene ponds, fishing in the streams, or hiking the trails that weave through the property.


As the ceremony unfolds against the backdrop of the Rockies, your guests can enjoy the outdoor activities Shaw's River Ranch offers. Whether it's disc golf, bocce, or a leisurely stroll along the river, the ranch becomes a playground for both celebration and adventure.


Relaxation and Farewell


Begin your day with breakfast at a local favorite, Robin's in Salida, Little Red Hen Bakery or Bunny and Clyde's in downtown Salida. Return to Shaw's River Ranch to indulge in more of its offerings. Consider a fishing expedition, a peaceful kayak journey, or a hike to absorb the natural beauty that surrounds you. Conclude your wedding weekend with a farewell dinner at Amica's or Boathouse, reminiscing about the magical moments in Salida.


 

Must-Explore Salida Attractions and Shaw's River Ranch Activities


Downtown Salida:

Stroll through the historic downtown streets, discover unique boutiques, stop for wine and desserts at The Biker & The Baker, or thoughtfully crafted beers and live music at Tres Litros Beer Company.


Arkansas Hills Trail System:

Venture into the Arkansas Hills Trail System for an adventure, offering scenic trails and breathtaking views of the mountains.


Salida Hot Springs Pool:

Immerse yourself in relaxation at the Salida Hot Springs Pool, where the natural hot springs embrace you amidst the stunning mountain backdrop.


Rafting & Fishing:

Embark on an exhilarating river rafting experience with River Runners, letting the Arkansas River weave its own tales of excitement, or head over to Salida River Adventures for whitewater rafting and guided fishing.


Craft Beer and Wine:

Uncover the local craft beer scene at Soulcraft Brewing or indulge in the art of winemaking at Vino Salida Wine Cellars, adding a touch of local flavor to your journey. For an artisanal microbrewery, visit Elevation Beer Company in Poncha Springs.


Floating the Arkansas:

Keep things simple with a tube and some water to float on! Take the walking path from the middle of town and float through Riverside Park.



At Shaw's River Ranch, your wedding weekend is not just an event; it's an immersive experience. From watching the sunset over mountain views to encounters with wildlife, fishing, kayaking, hiking, and an array of activities, the ranch becomes a canvas for adventure and celebration. Embrace the magic of Salida, the warmth of Shaw's River Ranch, and the love surrounding you as you embark on this enchanting journey into the heart of Colorado.




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Exploring Salida, Colorado, and Surroundings for Your Wedding Weekend

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