Rooms, RV Sites, and Campsites in Howard, Colorado Near Salida, Howard ,Colorado
Pet & ECO - Friendly

Black Bear RV Park &
Boutique Motel
Camping & Glamping 

In the Heart of the Rockies
( On Paradise Hill) 
By Reservation Only 

Text Pamela @ 719-207-5194

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Office hours: Mon-Sat 9am to 6pm
Winter Hours : Oct-March Tue-Fri 9am-5pm
Closed on Sundays
Open Year Round

We take COVID measures and cleaning practices.
We are COVID Clean and Free. No known cases here at Black Bear.

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Welcome to Black Bear RV Park & Boutique Motel

Imagine relaxing in our next to all natural  ( Arcadian: calm, tranquil, rural, simplicity & charming) mountain setting where you can just be yourself.
Come on over! Kick back and unwind after a full day of fun and adventures here in the Howard, Colorado just 12 miles East of Salida, Colorado.
Or come and rejuvenate yourself as there's nothing more refreshing than connecting with Nature.

Scroll on down for Reservation Rental options.
Our Boutique Motel is intimate and known for its glamping experience based upon a few camping amenities.

Whether you are making a quick stop or an Extended Stay in our RV Park or Boutique Motel,  here in the Heart of the Rockies,
you will enjoy your time at Black Bear RV Park.
We offer a next to natural landscaping and environment.
We are Kiddo, Pet Friendly & Eco-Friendly

Please see our About US Page and Photo Tour.

Black Bear RV Park & Boutique Motel, it's where Sunrises are ever-changing, and Sunsets are never the same!
Peace, Love & Butterflies!
 Make a reservation for a room at our Boutique Style Motel meaning:  generally smaller, more intimate, homey, usually featuring a strong artistic sense
and focus on a repurposed design and style.

 For more information, text Pamela at 719-207-5194. And, give me a little time to get back to you please. I'm operating with limited staff , here!

About Us

We are an eight-acre, mini-rustic,( plain, simple, rural, charming, countryside) Colorado Shabby -chic style Boutique Motel, RV park, and next to natural campground, located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Howard, Colorado.

At Black Bear RV Park, we offer a relaxed, quite, peaceful natural Colorado environment: the true Colorado experience. Nothing city about being here. Go to our About US page and learn more.

We're just 12 miles east out of historic Salida, Colorado, with Twin Sister Mountains as a backdrop and stunning 360 panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains. The River is right across from us and there are numerous access points to get to the river.

We're also Pet, ECO & Cannabis-friendly, with designated outdoor Cannabis smoking areas for you to enjoy your time at Black Bear RV Park.

Did you know Black Bear RV Parks garden is certified by the National Butterfly Association? And the owner is a certified pollinator. Milkweed donations are appreciated.

Come relax, and tuck in with us! Make our place your place!
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Our Part of Colorado

If you've never been to our little part of Colorado, you're definitely missing out. Located well south of Denver, Howard, Colorado is a relaxing, peaceful community (pop. around 700), with easy access to the Arkansas River, the Monarch Mountain Ski area, and the San Isabel National Forest. Here, you can kick back and enjoy our beautiful surrounds, well away from big-city crowds and traffic.

Just up the road is Salida, Colorado (pop. around 6,000). Salida is an outdoor adventurer's paradise. Nestled in the Sawatch Range, it is also close to and right on the Arkansas River and near Monarch Mountain. You can try your hand at whitewater rafting in Brown's Canyon, which provides a lot of excitement and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Salida is also a mecca for mountain bikers of all ages and skill levels. One trail to try out is the Monarch Crest, an 11-mile long bike trail that reaches an elevation of almost 12,000 feet.

Like you might expect, hiking is also popular around our area. You can choose from numerous trails, from the relatively easy Double Rainbow Trail, to the extremely demanding hike to Mount Yale.

For more information on our area, visit our Things to Do page, or send us a text. We look forward to meeting you!

Rental Options

At Black Bear RV Resort, you can choose from cozy, quaint almost like home rooms at our boutique hotel, 19 beautiful RV sites, and primitive campsites, just off scenic US Highway 50. We also have extended-stay rates. So, if you plan on staying with us a while, we can definitely save you money. Need a place for a large group? Why not rent our entire place? Give us a call, and we'll be glad to quote you a reasonable price.
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Choose from a variety of unique rooms in our boutique motel. Some are perfect for couples; others can accommodate your entire family.
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RV Sites

Choose the RV site that fits your rig. We have 50amp sites 30amp sites, and sites for smaller campers, as well.


Just need an inexpensive place to pitch your tent? Try our "choose your own site" on our beautiful eight-acre spread.


At Black Bear Resort, we have all the extras you need to enjoy your stay with us in the Heart of the Rockies.

Below, we've listed of the many amenities you'll find here. For a more detailed list, visit our Amenities page, or simply contact us at your convenience. We look forward to hearing from you!
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We go down to the River Side Cafe of Howard Colorado. You can enjoy all the great places to eat while in Howard, Colorado.

Whether you are looking for something casual or something a little bit more high end, our area has something for you. Moonlight Pizza can give you pizza, wings, sandwiches and more. Tacos El Tapatio serves fantastic Mexican foods like tacos, taquitos, nachos, and more. Fiesta Mexicana is just amazing. A popular restaurant for you to grab some gumbo and cajun classics is The Lost Cajun. All located in Salida just 12 miles west of Black bear.

Regardless of your dining preferences, we think you'll find exactly what you're looking for when you stay at Black Bear RV Resort.


My family and I had so much fun on our visit to Colorado! Our visit at Black Bear exceeded our expectations by far. Firstly Pam is an amazing owner and made sure our entire stay was comfortable and gave us ideas of places to take our kids to have fun. The rooms are so cute and had everything we needed. It is minutes from town and there are little general stores and restaurants close by. We absolutely love the sitting areas to enjoy the peaceful environment found myself just staring at the beautiful mountains and tranquility. We will absolutely be back again and only stay here. Our kids didn't want to leave!
Tiffany Leos, Google Reviews

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7528 US Hwy 50, Howard, Colorado 81233

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