Our Story

Hello, I’m Lawton, owner/manager of Pinon Vacation Rentals and Broker Associate with Pinon Real Estate Group. We are excited to help you have a fun, memorable time in Salida! In keeping with Pinon’s high standards, the vacation rental team is committed to exceptional, professional service. Our vacation property collection and our personal attention to the vacation homes, vacationers and homeowners are unsurpassed.

We’re here to serve so you can relax and enjoy!

Pinon Vacation Rentals is a full-service property management company located in downtown
Salida, Colorado. We deal with all the hidden factors of having a successful vacation rental and
work closely with all our vacation home owners to assure a great experience for all.

We at Pinon are selective about the properties we represent, but fully committed to the success of
the properties we take on, helping homeowners get the best exposure, rental frequency, and
revenue for their property, while providing a 5-star guest experience.

Our professional team, marketing know-how, state of the art software system, and regional
presence is immeasurable assets to the properties we represent. We handle the entire reservation
and the booking and payment process, manage all associated tax collection and payment, as well
as city regulation compliance, and provide thorough, precise accounting to the property owner at
month and year-end. Our owners benefit from:

• Web-based exposure
• Online reservation system
• Repeat guests
• Referrals
• Direct marketing
• Rack cards and other material placements
• Advertising in select publications
• Local Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centers
• Area Business Network Groups

Our software system has a user-friendly Owner Portal where owners can see their real-time reservation calendar, make blocks for their own use, and view their monthly accounting statements. Additionally, our property owners benefit from accidental damage protection, exceptional cleaning services, management of guest related maintenance, and personal, professional attention.

We view our relationship with our homeowners as a partnership. You have the asset – we
manage it. All our efforts are focused on a successful model for both of us.

I have a long history in the business of hospitality and real estate. The Salida area has been home since ‘99 and my mountain property, Star Mesa, is a busy vacation rental.
It is a pleasure to combine these interests and work with Pinon, an inspiring group of people committed to the Salida area. Ours is a genuine, friendly and active community and Pinon is a professional, highly regarded company. Thank you for choosing us – and welcome!

 

“Over the last two years, Pinon Vacation Rentals has provided quick, courteous and caring service to me as a client. Reservations have been handled expeditiously and professionally and any discrepancies that arose were handled in a proficient manner that made me feel valued as a customer. The reservation team has always been open to feedback and is extremely interested in making my stay more comfortable in any way they can. The properties have, without exception, been immaculately maintained and taken care of and given their personal touch. Because of all these qualities, I continue to return to Pinon Vacation Rentals properties and look forward to working with Lawton and her team in the years to come.”   A happy repeat guest