Located right downtown in the acclaimed South Main neighborhood, the Clocktower Flat is a charming and well- appointed accommodation with immediate walking access to parks, river trails and downtown amenities like Eddyline Brewpub, 2 blocks away. This second story flat has been thoughtfully prepared, featuring an open floorplan which incorporates living, dining and kitchen areas into one space, perfect for family meals and socializing. A balcony opening from the great room overlooks South Main and the distinctive cobblestone Swift Street. Sleeps up to 5 on two queen beds and a twin futon. One bedroom contains a queen and the twin, the other bedroom has just the queen.
Everything's at your fingertips from a stroll by the river to singletrack mountain biking, watching kayakers in the whitewater park or booking your own rafting trip, cycling a mountain pass or tossing a frisbee in one of the grassy parks down the street... all without driving.
About the Owners: We are entrepreneurs who have lived in Buena Vista for over 12 years. We have had a connection with Buena Vista and the Upper Arkansas River Valley our entire lives. We enjoy the beauty and unspoiled character of the natural surroundings and love the slow-paced lifestyle and close community. We enjoy the horseback riding, kayaking, trail running, hiking, camping, and skiing that is readily available from Buena Vista.
The ClockTower Flat is located in the heart of the South Main neighborhood in Buena Vista. We bought into the idea of South Main from its inception. Based on the principles of New Urbanism, we appreciated the thoughtful design and layout of the community, and the fact that it broke most of the boundaries of what typical code deems 'normal' in this day and age. The streets are designed to be outdoor rooms, framing in amazing views, considering ratios of building heights to street widths, and the homes are designed so that you get to know your neighbors.
Basically, it just feels good to be here. It feels right walking down the street to the brew pub. It feels right looking out across the valley to the 14,000 foot Collegiate Peaks. Midland Mountain's trails right outside the back door beckon you to take a hike, run or quick mountain bike outing. The river calls from 100 yards away, inviting you to bring your kayak or raft down to the banks. We love the new bouldering parks that feel like a modern day Stonehenge, with rock climbers working on their routes to the tops. We love the fact that we can park our car for weeks on end and either walk or ride our bikes to town. We're glad that there is only one stoplight in town and that heavy traffic means waiting for a minute to exit the grocery store parking lot.
2 minute walk to the Arkansas River where you can fly fish, kayak, and whitewater raft.
30 second walk to the bouldering park and art gallery.
1 minute walk to the Buena Vista River Park trails.
2 minute walk to the nearby brew pub.
5 minute walk to the Barbara Whipple Trial and Fourmile - 100,000 acres of public open space.
7 minute walk to the historic Buena Vista Main Street.
South Main is a Walkable Neighborhood on the Arkansas River.
Other Activities: Boating, Kayaking, Snowboarding, Wildlife Viewing, Cross Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, Rock Climbing, Basketball Court, Horseshoes
Golf: Collegiate Peaks Golf Course is 2 miles west
Ski: Monarch Mountain and Ski Cooper are both an easy ~45 minute drive. Great natural snow pack!