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The Royal Gorge

The Royal Gorge region offers a wide variety of accommodations from hotels and bed and breakfasts. Below is a list of local accommodations. We have done our best to provide up-to-date information for your trip planning. Please note that if you have booked the Royal Gorge Route Railroad, you will receive the lowest rate available by providing them your confirmation number.



Canon City Fountain

Historic Royal Gorge Mansion

The Historic Royal Gorge Mansion
12 Riverside Drive
Cañon City, CO 81212

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Immerse yourself in local history and elegance by spending a couple of days or a week in the historic Royal Gorge Mansion, located in the heart of Cañon City, Colorado. Formerly known as the Robison Mansion, the Royal Gorge Mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was built in the late 1800s in beautiful Second Empire style. The property boasts 4 acres of manicured, tree-lined grounds for you and your guests to enjoy. The mansion accommodates up to 8 adults (age 21 and older) with four private guest suites, and three and a half bathrooms. A dining room, two parlors, private veranda, and fully appointed kitchen are also at your disposal.

The mansion is nestled in a quiet neighborhood on the banks of the Arkansas River and is within walking distance of Cañon City’s historic downtown, restaurants, Happy Endings Caboose Café, two parks, and attractions including the famous Royal Gorge Route Railroad. Explore the hundreds of miles of trails in the area on foot or by mountain bike, or simply relax on your own private veranda to watch the resident deer.

Moonshadow Estate

County Road 12
Cotopaxi, CO  81223


Design your outdoor adventure in the Royal Gorge Region & come ‘HOME’ to MoonShadow Ranch, a family-focused, luxury vacation home! With 4,300 sq. ft. – 4 bedrooms; a Full Game Room – Pool Table, Poker Table, Air Hockey Table & Board Games; an INCREDIBLE, fully-stocked kitchen; 3 fireplaces; & AWESOME Outdoor Amenities – 2 Raised Decks with a large grill, a Stone Fire Pit, a New Game Pit for Horseshoes & Bocce, Basketball Hoop, Private Shooting/Target Range, a Barn with available Horse Stalls AND…it all sits on 80 private acres!

Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall – This is an amazing place to retreat with your family & friends. Relax, breathe deep & enjoy the quiet tranquility as well as the endless possibilities for outdoor adventure on the property & on the Arkansas River.

A Step Back Inn

301 East Douglas Avenue
Cañon City, CO 81212

Email: innkeeper@astepbackin.com

Enjoy your morning coffee on the front porch or take a short walk to explore the Arkansas River Walk.

This newly renovated modern farmhouse has everything a group or family could want for a house base while exploring the area.

With 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, a game room, and a gourmet kitchen you can relax and unwind after a day of hiking, biking or kayaking.

In the evening, relax by the fire-pit or enjoy a night out at one of the restaurants nearby the historic Royal Gorge Route Railroad.

Hillside Colorado Cottages

PO Box 2
Hillside, CO 81232
Email: hillsidecolorado@gmail.com

Hillside, Colorado is an unincorporated town that is home to a Post Office/General Store and vacation rental cottages. Hillside is located in Southern Colorado in one of the most beautiful, best kept secrets in the world of outdoor enthusiasts. We would love to host your family reunion, photography/painting workshop, hunting trip, fishing trip, or any other foray into our beautiful valley.

Our superior vacation rental cottages are in close proximity to the Arkansas River, Westcliffe/Silver Cliff, Royal Gorge, Crestone Five, Canon City, Texas Creek, Salida, Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp, and the San Isabel National Forest.

Come hunt, hike a ’14er, raft, fish, snowshoe, get away from the bustle & relax, write, read, birdwatch.

Photographers & artists welcome – the beauty of our valley awaits to be captured!

Econo lodge

311 Royal Gorge Blvd.
Canon City, Co. 81212

Located in Canon City Colorado, directly across from the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. We are a pet friendly full amenity Choice Hotel that offers:

  • Free wireless high speed internet
  • Free Continental breakfast
  • Indoor heated pool & hot tub
  • 100% smoke free atmosphere
  • Bus parking
  • Laundry facility
  • Iron & ironing board

You don’t need to sacrifice key amenities when you’re trying to be economical. Unwind in one of our inviting guest rooms, all of which come equipped with a coffee maker, iron, ironing board, hair dryer and a TV. Select rooms contain a microwave, refrigerator and a whirlpool.

This Econo Lodge hotel cares about the environment and has taken active steps to support green hotel practices.

Our Econo Lodge hotel will allow you to stay on your budget, so you can focus on enjoying the Colorado landscape and not your wallet. Book a room with us in Canon City today!

Travel Inn Motel

2980 E. Main
Cañon City, CO 81212
Email: stayattravelinn@aol.com

American Inn Motel

1231 Royal Gorge Blvd
Cañon City, CO 81212

America’s Best Value Inn and Suites

1925 Fremont Dr.
Cañon City, CO 81212

Best Western

110 Latigo Lane
Cañon City, CO 81212

Florence Rose B&B

1305 West Third Street
Florence, CO  81226
719.784.4734 or 732.685.5445

Hampton Inn

102 McCormick Pkwy
Cañon City, CO 81212

Parkview Motel

231 Royal Gorge Blvd. & 3rd St.
Cañon City, CO 81212

Quality Inn and Suites 

3075 US-50,
Cañon City, CO 81212
(719) 275-8676

Riviera Inn

136 E Front Street
Florence, CO 81212



camping tent

Mountain View RV Resort

45606 U.S. Hwy 50
West Cañon City, CO  81212

Royal Gorge KOA

559 County Road 3A
Cañon City, CO  81212

Royal View Campground

43590 Highway 50 West
Cañon City, CO  81212

The Starlite Classic Campground

30 County Road 3A
Cañon City, CO  81212
619-I’m Retro (467-3876)



  • 4 star rating Dining on the rails We had a club car experience and it was wonderful! Our seats were on the south side of the train and it had an incredible view for the duration of... read more - EliLap24 - 6/25/2020 

    5 star rating Great time. Very fun! Inside car gets a little chilly so bring a light sweater. Friendly staff made us feel so comfortable. Train ride awesome and view was great!! Female conductor was... read more - debdanjo3 - 6/23/2020 

    5 star rating Great Experience This a must do in Colorado springs. We went to the Royal Gorge bridge prior to riding the train and it really made a difference. The river is spectacular... read more - RobertD4137 - 6/22/2020 

  • 5 star rating Fun day trip This was my first time on a passenger train and it didn’t disappoint. We sat in the Vista Dome and the views were amazing. It was nice to... read more - herowannabe - 6/20/2020 

    5 star rating Moments Make Memories Enjoying nachos and Prosecco, delivered by Acacia. She’s funny, efficient, quick, and a wealth of knowledge - Nicole G. - 6/17/2020 

    4 star rating Great views and service, food just ok Took the dome car with our family of five, all sat together, it was very comfortable, but if it’s a nice day I would’ve gone coach and spent the ride... read more - RTMamacita - 6/14/2020 


Adventure awaits

Hop aboard the Royal Gorge Route Railroad and experience a one-of-a-kind adventure through the Royal Gorge and Colorado Rockies. Departing daily from the Santa Fe Depot in Canon City.

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