Buena Vista, CO, USA

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Buena Vista vacation rentals

Live the high life in Buena Vista

More than a mile and a half above sea level, Buena Vista is located in the Arkansas River Valley, surrounded by some of the highest peaks in the Rocky Mountains. Less than 2 hours from Colorado Springs, Buena Vista is known for its spectacular mountain scenery, rich mining and agricultural history, and, of course, a wealth of winter sports. With easy access to local landmarks like Columbine Park and the Buena Vista Heritage Museum, a Buena Vista vacation rental will put you in the center of a thriving mountain community.

Buena Vista _ above and beyond

Between 2 distinct ranges in the Rocky Mountains, Buena Vista is a nature lover's paradise. Alpine hiking, camping, and mountain biking are popular in the rugged mountain peaks, and the Arkansas River offers plenty of opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing. In the summer, you'll find numerous outfitters offering gear rentals and guided excursions, including whitewater rafting and nature hikes. In the winter months, skiing and snowboarding are the name of the game, and you'll find a bounty of steep mountain slopes seemingly tailor-made for downhill domination.

Mountains to do in Buena Vista

After a long day exploring the Rockies, you can get your culture on at the seasonal Buena Vista Heritage Museum, housed in the Old Chaffee County Courthouse. Here, you'll get a glimpse of the town's 150-year past with local history installations, artifacts, and interactive exhibits. To really get a feel for the town's booming agricultural industry, head to Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy, a working goat farm offering regular tours, as well as a country store stocked with local products and the farm's own goat cheeses.

Rocky Mountain high (and dry) in Buena Vista

Buena Vista has a semi-arid climate, which means warm, wet summers and cold, dry winters. Summers are on the mild side, with occasional showers and highs in the 70s and 80s between June and August. Winter temperatures tend to be more extreme _ highs hover around 40_F in December, January, and February, but lows regularly dip down to the teens and below. Since summer and winter activities are equally popular in the area, prices on Buena Vista vacation rentals don't change too much throughout the year.

Peak experiences in Buena Vista

Buena Vista lies in the valley around the Arkansas River, between the Front and the Sawatch ranges of the Rocky Mountains. The surrounding mountainsides offer numerous hiking trails and countless acres of pristine woodland, and you can spot local wildlife species like bighorn sheep, wolves, and the occasional black bear. Flyfishers flock to the Arkansas River for its thriving trout population, and it's also popular with birdwatchers _ depending on the season, you'll see goldeneye, catbirds, and even osprey. A Buena Vista vacation rental will put you at the heart of some of the country's most scenic natural beauty.