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Chaffee County Poor Farm Bed and Breakfast (Chaffee County Poor Farm)
Three miles north of Salida on the banks of the Arkansas River, the former county poor farm sits on a scenic, 11-acre site. The plain, two story, T-plan house is of red brick on a stone foundation with hipped roofs. Its thirteen rooms once housed the county's hardship cases, who earned their living by working the 120-acre farm. The frame barn (1892) on a stone foundation survives, as does the old ice-house, now remodeled as a cottage, and the one-story, red brick pest house by the river. From 1944 until 1963 the local Grange used this as its hall. In 1982 Herbert and Dorothy Hostetler converted it to a bed and breakfast.
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