Best Western Movie Manor provides lodging close to numerous scenic attractions and adventure spots. The surrounding area has something for people of all ages. It’s close proximity to scenic attractions, shopping areas, local business complexes, restaurants and other attractions enhances the quality of your stay.

Monte Vista though is a very small city but it’s recommended to not to go by its size. It has ample of places to explore. Listed below are places that you can visit during your visit to Monte Vista:

Star Drive-in Theatre
Constructed by George Kelloff in 1955, Star Drive-in Theatre is located within the premises of Best Western Movie Manor Hotel. It shows new releases from mid-May to mid-September. Equipped with digital sound, it’s the only theatre in the area that allows guests to catch the flick right from the comfort of their rooms at the hotel. It also has a restaurant and lounge.

Ski Hi Complex
Stretched in an area of 13,300 square feet in San Luis Valley, Ski Hi Complex accommodates multi-use buildings to baseball diamonds. It also hosts the annual Monte Vista CPRA Rodeo during Memorial Day Weekend.

Penitente Canyon Recreation Area, BLM
Located on West Highway in BLM San Luis Valley Public Lands Center is Penitente canyon Recreation Area, which is a site for rich cultural and geological history. The unusual rock formations and hoodoos are a premier rock climbing destination.

Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge
Located on the Country Road 15 in Monte Vista in the heart of the San Luis Valley is the National Wildlife Refuge. It’s known as a paradise for birdwatchers. Birds, deer, coyotes and other wildlife find their habitat in the lush wetlands all the year around. March and September are the best months to visit this destination.

Blanca-Zapata Recreation Area, BLM
BLM San Luis Valley Public Lands Center is home to myriad of ecosystems, including 14,300 feet high Sangre de Cristo Wilderness and 7600 feet high alpine desert. This is place for people for all ages.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife  - Monte Vista Wildlife Service Center
Located on South Road 1 East Monte Vista, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Service Center is the place to buy hunting and fishing licenses, wildlife viewing guide, conservation stamp and sporting goods and merchandise.

Monte Vista Country Club
Monte Vista Country Club is a public golf course opened in 1928. The 9-hole club measuring 3044 yards has a slope rating of 113 and a 33.6 USGA rating. The golf course is open from April to November every year.

Monte Vista History Museum
Interested in Monte Vista’s history? Well, visiting the Monte Vista History Museum on Jefferson Street may be the best idea. It is committed to preserve historical documents, photographs and buildings in the city and surrounding areas. You can check through a collection of over 4,000 photographs and articles, history books and memorabilia.

Cumbers Toltec Narrow Gauge Railroad
Located 45 miles from Best Western Movie Manor, the Cumbers Toltec Narrow Gauge Railroad is a 3 feet narrow gauge heritage railroad running between Chama, New Mexico and Antonito, Colorado. It’s the highest narrow gauge railroad in the United States.

Wolf Creek Ski Area
Located 45 miles from best Western Movie Manor on Wolf Creek Pass between Pagosa Springs and South Fork, Wolf Creek Ski Area is known for receiving around 480 inches of snowfall per year. It has around 1,600 acres of skiable area and runs and trails.

Great Sand Dunes National Park
Located in San Luis Valley, 35 miles from Best Western Movie Manor, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve contains the tallest sand dunes in North America. The shape of the dunes is changed daily by the movement of winds. It’s a high desert land. Moreover, the park also has alpine lakes, ancient spruce and pine forests, grasslands and wetlands and six peeks over 13,000 feet in elevation.


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  • Address: 2830 US Highway 160 W, Monte Vista, CO 81144-9357
  • Telephone: 719/852-5921
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