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Brock Haus Log Home on Cottonwood Creek - Truly Magnificent !!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,088 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, sleeps 6

Thank you for inquiring about the Brock Haus Log Home. Located in the scenic six mile wide Upper Arkansas Valley, the Log Home has gorgeous valley and mountain views including Buffalo Peaks to the east and the 14,000 foot Collegiate Range to the west. Situated about three miles from town, you can enjoy these unobstructed views and not feel isolated. If you wish, you can fish for trout in Cottonwood Creek that flows through your three acre property or in the private catch & release pond located on the property or in one of the many nearby lakes and then grill the fish in your own picnic area along the creek.

The three-bedroom log home (Master Bedroom has a king size bed with an adjacent bathroom; the Fisherman's Room has a queen size bed; the Cowboy Room has two twin beds and has all of the modern comforts of home including a wood burning floor to vaulted ceiling stone fireplace. The entertainment center has a large high definition screen TV with satellite, VCR player, DVD player and a CD/cassette player. The kitchen has a microwave, automatic dishwasher, full sized refrigerator, stove and oven and just about every kitchen gadget you could want. There is an ample supply of linens, a washer and dryer and free local phone service.


Stay at one of our other adjacent accommodations located on Cottonwood Creek: Sunflower Room (sleeps 2).

More Details

Renee Graner
Member since: 2001
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Renee Graner

The Brockhaus family has been helping individuals like you create spectacular vacation memories in the Colorado Rockies since 1992. We pride ourselves in providing unique accommodations and excellent customer service. Please contact our property manager with any questions, at 719-207-0650.

The Log Home, located three miles outside of Buena Vista, Colorado, was bought by Bob and Joyce Brockhaus in 1992 as an investment property available only for long-term rentals. In 2006, the Log Home was completely renovated and converted into a vacation rental home that has served as a mountain retreat from hot and sticky summers and a headquarters for many winter ski trips.

Dr. Bob taught entrepreneurship at Saint Louis University where he held the Coleman Chair in Entrepreneurship for 20 years and has been an invited speaker in over 20 countries.

Dr. Joyce has been president of the Brockhaus Group which has provided consulting services to large family controlled businesses for 20 years.

Renee Graner purchased this house in 1992

Why Renee Graner chose Buena Vista

This is a beautiful home which offers all the comforts of your home including washer & dryer and dishwasher. It also has a beautiful rock fireplace. Waterfront property is a premium in Colorado and this house sits right on Cottonwood Creek. It couldn't be any more spectacular with Buffalo Peaks to the east, and the Collegiate Peaks Range to the west.

What makes this house unique

Since 1992, Bob and Joyce have opened up their log home to friends, family and many guests who share their love for beautiful mountain views, great fishing and relaxation that can only be found in the mountains. When you arrive at the Log Home and hear the gentle roar of Cottonwood Creek, see the trout jumping in the private fishing pond and stand in awe of the 14,000+ foot mountains that surround you, you can not help but feel the worries of the day-to-day life melt away.

One of our favorite “rituals” is to have breakfast/coffee out on the deck overlooking the creek and fishing pond in the morning to talk about what everyone wants to do that day. After a fun filled day of activity (fishing, shopping, rafting, skiing, reading, etc) or non-activity (naps and/or sunbathing on the deck) we reconvene for wine and cheese on the balcony to discuss who is cooking dinner or what great local restaurant we are heading off to. Yep…that is our basic routine. You should try it…it is an easy lifestyle to get used to.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The proof of the pudding is that we have stayed at the Log House for nine consecutive years! Everything we want or need is here or in BV. What better place for coffee in the morning and drinks in the evening on the deck overlooking the beautiful pond and creek? The deck is also ideal for observing wildlife in the meadow across the creek. Every year, without fail, the owners go out of their way to accommodate us. They always make our stay most pleasant.
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Buena Vista in Chaffee County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2088 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • This is a no smoking/drugs/pets property, no exception (this includes marijuana)
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large master walk in shower/2 sinks at the vanity
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Single vanity sink, shared with the queen and twin bedrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Catch & release fishing pond, fire circle and picnic area next to Cottonwood Creek.


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Brock Haus Log Home on Cottonwood Creek - Truly Magnificent !!
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 10 reviews

Great Mountain Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay, the house was lovely, the creek was soothing and the view was spectacular!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us!
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  • 5 of 5

I couldn't have asked for a better place! Just what we needed and Renee was so great! Thank you for this great experience!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us!
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Benton, KS

Nice log house with a beautiful creek running in the back yard, close to Buena Vista.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Brock Haus was wonderful. It's a beautiful home overlooking Cottonwood creek. While nestled in with other homes along the creek, it felt secluded and private, yet close enough to Buena Vista for a quick run to town to get supplies or go shopping. The house is well maintained and clean. The large dining room table was a great place for family games, and eating, of course! We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the house immensely.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Brock Haus Log Home. Please keep us in mind the next time you return to Buena Vista!
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Surrounded by Beauty

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the Brock Haus! You are completely surrounded by 14ers! Our family of four (kids aged 14 & 12) hiked the nearby 14ers then came back to the house and enjoyed fishing in the stream or sitting on the huge back porch enjoying the beautiful views and wildlife. One of the highlights of the week was horseback riding, which was close by. We also really enjoyed driving up to Cottonwood Pass and to Twin Lakes. The house was perfect! If we have the opportunity to visit Buena Vista again we would definitely want to stay at the Brock Haus.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kelly! I'm glad you enjoyed Cottonwood Creek as well as Harvard City Riding Stables! You and your family were wonderful guests and we hope that you will stay with us when you return to Buena Vista. I promised you a great location and I'm glad we delivered!
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Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for about 5 months and I loved it . The home is beautiful and comfortable

clean and roomy. the views from the deck are amazing I would recommend this property

to any one who wants to get away to your home away from home.

Renee is great to work with .

Thank you for letting us enjoy this beautiful Home

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us! You were wonderful guests and if you have the chance to return for a little R&R, please keep us in mind!
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Cute home! Perfect for our family.

  • 5 of 5

We were very comfortable in the home. Nice bathrooms, comfortable beds, big open TV room, basics in the kitchen. We loved have the stream in the back! It was beautiful and peaceful!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for much for staying with us. You and your party were wonderful guests and we hope that you will keep us in mind the next time you visit the area.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Buena Vista Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Lariat
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Collegiate Peaks Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 24 North
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Eddyline Restaurant and Brewing Company (taproom)
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Monarch Ski & Snowboard or Ski Cooper
Nearest Point of Interest
Brock Haus Log Home
Nearest Point of Interest
Brock Haus Pinewood Home
Nearest Point of Interest
Brock Haus Cabin
Nearest Point of Interest
Brock Haus Sunflower Room
Nearest Point of Interest
Brock Haus Fishing Pond
Nearest Point of Interest
The Meeting Place
Nearest Point of Interest
Foot Path
Nearest Point of Interest
Cottonwood Creek
Car: necessary

Buena Vista is situated in the upper Arkansas River Valley which is key to whitewater rafting, kayaking, and horseback riding in the summer. The winter months find enthusiasts snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. The valley is surrounded by the collegiate peaks, including Mt. Princeton, Mt. Yale, Mt. Harvard and Mt. Columbia. Hiking, Biking and mountain climbing are also popular sports. The smiles are as wide as the view!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Buena Vista, Colorado

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Labor Day Weekend
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Housekeeping Fee £94.44
Refundable Damage Deposit £226.65

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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