We built this Santa Fe style home in 2010 with a design aimed at blending into the surrounding environment, and with energy efficiency in mind. It is a two-level 2200 square foot passive solar home with an open floor plan. The lower level opens into a great room, large kitchen, master suite and second bedroom. The upper level has the entertainment room, plus bed and bath in a loft-type setting. It opens onto a large deck which features a view up and down the Arkansas River Valley and the 14,000+ foot mountains of the Collegiate Peaks Range. Picture windows abound throughout the home. There is 180' of private Arkansas River frontage behind the house, neighbors are few and far between, and though only 3/4 mile from the activities of Main St. the setting in the Pinon/Juniper forest is tranquil and secluded. It is about 1/2 mile upriver of the Buena Vista Whitewater park. A hot tub set above the river in the forest makes for a splendid 'retreat within a retreat'!
- House2200 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- 17 Jul 2018
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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Definitely a treasure on the Arkansas River!
A beautiful piece of property! We loved having coffee in the mornings down by the river and then spent every evening in the hot tub enjoying family time with our two teenage boys. The house was roomy and super comfortable and had everything we needed! We would love to come again sometime just to utilize this great spot!!
Thank you Alicia - you would be welcome back anytime! We do enjoy it ourselves from time to time - not many places like it anywhere (we think ;)
Wonderful location on the river close to town. Excellent!
Great property great location. I would recommend having stand up fans in each of the rooms. It got quite hot and some air circulation would help a lot.
Great place, amazing views!
We had an amazing time during our stay. Being so close to the river and downtown Buena Vista was wonderful and very convenient. The river is so close you can hear the stream at night. I look forward to staying here again in the future.
Owner/sites/town was great! House was very spacious. Needed somewhere to put our belongings
Owner was very friendly and helpful! Town and the sites were exactly what we were looking for. Inside was very spacious for a large group to stay. There was nowhere outside to hang out which is what we came to do. River behind it was beautifil but nowhere again to sit and hang out. There was nowhere to unpack or hang up our things when we arrived and it was moderately cleaned.
Thank you - we always appreciate the feedback and use reviews to improve the guest experience however possible. We need to provide greater clarity on a couple things - there are empty drawers available in the bedroom dressers for our guests, as well as space in the walk in closet for hanging clothes, etc. We will be adding more hangar space and hooks for guest use going forward. We ask our guests to feel free to move the provided outdoor chairs wherever they wish to use them - whether that be on the front patio garden area by the table, south side by the grill, the upstairs view deck, or the river area. We can always add more though, and will continue to add tables and chairs to those outdoor spaces to make it easier to enjoy those areas. Thanks again for your feedback and for choosing our home for your stay!
Awesome location and views!
We loved seeing views of the collegiate peaks from this peaceful setting, and the string lights lit up at night in the outdoor area were a sweet touch. The home feels rural and somewhat hidden, but is close to town and is just a short bike ride to the main street full of good food and shops to explore, and the historical museum was fun too. The location was great for hiking in the region, and the direct river access was awesome. The hot tub overlooking the river below was fantastic. The huge kitchen was a bonus for our group as we cooked several meals there (I might add a gas grill outdoors but we definitely found everything we needed inside). The furnishings are cozy, homey and somewhat eclectic. We enjoyed seeing the photos of our hosts on the river. We have stayed in other VRBO homes that had closets/dressers for guest use, so that was probably the only thing we would add to our wish list... and like another reviewer said, maybe add some more hooks for hanging robes etc. (we did use the bar with hangers in the rear entry after hot-tubbing and for a few nicer garments, but maybe something in the bedrooms or bathrooms would be another nice addition). Our host was great with communications and helpfully answered any questions we had. We had a great time and really enjoyed our stay at this property.
beautiful and peaceful
Beautiful place- loved every minute of our stay.
Buena Vista is an active, historical town in the heart of the highest of Colorado's peaks. Visit our Buena Vista town and Chamber of Commerce sites for details - much too much to list here!