Denver-based Imprint Hospitality announced it has completed extensive renovations to Loyal Duke Lodge in Salida.
Imprint announced its purchase of the former Super 8 Motel property in March and re-branded it as Loyal Duke Lodge.
The renovations included full remodels of the guest rooms and lobby, creation of several outdoor communal areas with seating, fire pits and barbecue grills, an expansion of the pool deck and the addition of two hot tubs, according to an Imprint press release.
City council voted unanimously to award the lodge a hotel and restaurant liquor license during its Tuesday meeting.
According to the release, the new lodge is dog-friendly, offering a dog run on the property and a VIP (very important paws) package for pets.
In addition, the outdoor space features a pine tree stump turned-totem pole rendition of a trio of dogs created by chainsaw artist Chainsaw Mama Faye Braaten.
The property will be stocked with merchandise, a local beer and wine selection, dog-friendly amenities, various meal replacement options and last-minute items for active travelers, according to the release.
“We want our guests to enjoy the lodge as a basecamp for their adventures, whether that is climbing a fourteener or shopping in town, and use the communal spaces to share in their experiences with like-minded travelers,” Adam Smock, Imprint corporate director of operations, said in the release.