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Jeff M lewis

Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

RARE! ROMANTIC! PRIVATE! JACUZZI! 65 REVIEWS! 10 Ft 2 RIVER ! FISHING! HIKING!

80 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

Buena Vista Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3 adults) or 2 adults, 2 small children

VERY RARE....... ONLY VRBO ON THE RIVER THAT HAS NO HOUSES NEXT DOOR,NO KAYAK /RAFT BUSES DRIVING BY..WE ARE NOT ON THE HIGHWAY SO NO SOUNDS OF CARS .... JUST YOU, THE RIVER, MOTHER' NATURE, AND MAYBE A HERD OF DEER!! AND SOME FISH WAITING TO BE CAUGHT!

WE ARE ONLY ONE OF TWO HOUSES ON THIS SIDE OF RIVER!!! WE BACK UP TO BLM LAND for hiking, fishing, relaxing, escaping!!

THE ROAD ENDS HERE...... AND THE PEACE AND QUIET BEGINS!!!!!!

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PLEASE FEEL FREE TO READ OUR MANY GUEST COMMENTS WE HAVE BEEN HONORED TO RECEIVE OVER THE YEARS. WE APPRECIATE THEM IMMENSELY AS THEY KEEP US STRIVING TO IMPROVE OUR HOME AND PLEASE OUR FUTURE GUESTS

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THINGS TO DO!!!

FUN FISHING RIGHT ON PROPERTY IN THE HIGHEST RATED RIVER FOR FISHING IN THE US, NEARBY

KAYAKING ,RAFTING, HIKING, OFF ROADING,BIKING,MINERAL HOT SPRINGS,SKIING,SNOWSHOEING,SNOWMOBILING,SNOWBOARDING (ALL LOCAL WITHIN 1/2 HR.)

TRAILER IN YOUR QUADS..... MANY AMAZING TRAILS TO EXPLORE! We can set you up w/ a friend who is the 'quad king' in town. He knows where all the great trails are and puts together a yearly quad 3 day event !! It is a great way to explore our beautiful scenery! And meet new friends who share the love of the outdoors........

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LESS THAN 10 FEET TO RIVER!!! OUTDOOR SPA ON RIVER!!!!!! PRIVATE!!!!! FISHING AT YOUR FINGERTIPS! NEVER LEAVE THE PROPERTY IF YOU WISH!!! SUPER PRIVATE for getting away from it all yet only 7 min. to town!

HIKING, FISHING, EXPLORING ALL RIGHT ON PROPERTY !!! RELAX IN JACUZZI JUST FEET FROM RIVER, HAVE YOUR MEALS ON OUR LARGE DECK THAT PRACTICALLY OVERHANGS THE RIVER...... SIT OUTSIDE IN THE EVENINGS IN OUR BRAND NEW LOUNGE AREA SIPPING A GLASS OF WINE , SHARING THE DAY'S ADVENTURE STORIES....... OR JUST LISTENING TO THE SOOTHING RIVER SOUNDS WHILE STAR GAZING!!

WE HAVE HAD THE HONOR OF WELCOMING MANY HONEYMOONER'S, GUESTS CELEBRATING ANNIVERSARIES, AND COUPLES SEEKING ROMANTIC GETAWAYS.

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INQUIRE ABOUT SMALL, INTIMATE WEDDINGS (40 or less)

YOU CAN CREATE YOUR OWN DREAM VACATION/ WEDDING

FOR 'ACTION ADVENTURE SEEKERS '- RAFTING, MOUNTAIN BIKING STEEP TERRAINS, OFF ROADING, SNOW BOARDING, SKIING ..........

OR PERHAPS YOU JUST WISH TO RELAX, EXPLORE, TAKE WALKS, CATCH UP ON THAT BOOK YOU NEVER HAVE TIME FOR........

BE SURE TO EXPLORE DOWNTOWN.... WE OFFER ART GALLERIES THAT SHOWCASE VERY TALENTED LOCAL ARTISTS. WE HAVE SOME GOOD RESTAURANTS .... From Asian fusion, Mexican, Italian. Our favorite is Edylline's Brewery. Great pizza's, salad's, California cuisine. They use local, organic, fresh ingredients. A favorite for sure!!!!!

You can rent ATV's, kayaks, bikes, skii's in town, along with snowmobiles.

We have a supermarket in town, City Market. It has everything you need. We also have a drugstore, Subway Sandwich, take out pizza, video rentals, a new hospital 20 min. away. Walmart is 30 min. away.

I would suggest an hour's+ drive to explore Breckenridge, 1 1/2 hours to Aspen over the PICTURESQUE Independence Pass. Be sure to bring your camera!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!

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Only 3 1/2 year old cabin// Romantic PRIVATE small and cozy( and REALLY CLEAN) right on the ARKANSAS RIVER with large deck extending out to water's edge. This is a 7 acre property completely surrounded by US BLM Park Land and the river. Completely private access once crossing easement property.Only one other house on our side of the river, one being 1/2 mi.away.ONLY VRBO WITH NO HOUSES NEXT DOOR!!.. Living with nature at it's best.Fishing for trout right on property,a herd of deer are always nearby. You are in a wilderness setting with downtown only 1 mi. away......

RIVER FRONT VERY RARE FOR VACATION RENTALS!!! Literally 10 feet to river.....

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Large RV Pad available at additional cost with GORGEOUS VIEWS VIEWS!!!!! It has AMAZING RIVER, 14ER'S VIEWS VIEWS!!!! RIVER SOUNDS!! STEPS TO RIVER!!!!!

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FOR THOSE WHO WANT VERY NICE ACCOMMODATIONS AND PRIVACY.FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE LOOKING FOR SPECIAL AMENITIES AND A MORE INTIMATE PLACE TO UNWIND,RELAX,AND ENJOY!

It is loaded with amenities for our guests to enjoy. OUTDOOR HOT TUB. You have RIVER VIEWS from living room,bedrooms,jacuzzi tub in bathroom,and kitchen!!!!!!! Deck overhangs the river.You can HEAR THE RIVER from every room!!!!!!!!!!!

It is a very special place and our guests leave very happy. Our COMMITMENT is to making sure our guests have a memorable time and that we have met their expectations. We take pride in our guest treatment, attention to detail, and cleanliness!!!!

AND WE ARE VERY DOGGIE FRIENDLY.... NO DISCRIMINATION OF OUR FURRY FRIENDS!!!! AND THEIR WELL BEHAVED OWNERS.. :))

River and 14er mountain views from large windows. Great fishing and hiking all along property river frontage.

Brand new wrap around cedar decks for lounging,eating,barbequing, waving to the rafters passing by, or just napping to the sound of the river.

Large OUTDOOR SPA. Also a Large indoor jetted tub for 2 in bathroom with river views!!!

Bose Sound System and Satellite TV with LOTS of channels!! Professionally decorated.Great bedding,bath toiletries,stainless steel,professional cappuccino maker,brand new kitchen. Very clean and PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP!!!!!!.

Off-road areas 1mi. down the road from us. Great for biking,quading,etc.north on CR 371 at Tunnels. Great 4 wheel trails throughout BV. Just ask us for a map...........

1 mi.from downtown market,restaurants,taverns,brewery,river front hiking trails, and bike paths.Close to hot springs that offer massages,a large pool,outdoor hot tubs and river rafting,kayaking

WE WELCOME WELL BEHAVED AND POTTY TRAINED CANINES. We have new carpeting so we do charge for carpet cleaning,upholstery cleaning, or bedding that is pet soiled. We appreciate your understanding.

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**** PLEASE READ CALENDAR FOR YOUR AVAILABILITY, RATES, AND MINIMUM STAYS BEFORE CONTACTING OWNERS....... RATES AND MINIMUMS ARE FIRM....******* THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING!

###PLEASE NOTE THAT HOLIDAYS HAVE A 10% RATE INCREASE #####

______________________________________________________no smoking allowed in or on property. Deposit will be forfeited._________________________________________

Keywords: House/Cabin

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jeff M lewis (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Jeff M lewis

I am a professional photographer and artist. Debbie is an accomplished interior designer partially retired. We have studios in three different states and vacation rentals in four states. My works are displayed and sold at several Galleries in California, Idaho and Colorado. You may see my work at several Galleries in Aspen. Disney Resorts commissioned me to produce several large Giclee works for their Paradise Pier Resort next to the original Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA. The new Sheraton Resort in Carlsbad, CA commissioned a work for their beautiful new ocean view lobby next door to LegoLand USA. I love shooting landscapes and BV has beautiful mountains, river, and the changing of the leaves!!! Nature at it's most majestic and beautiful............. My wife is a very talented and successful interior designer in Ca and has owned a brick and mortar design firm for years. She saw the potential in this property immediately due to her eye for seeing possibilities. We took on this project as a labor of love. It was a challenge that we were up for. Due to personal responsibilities we eventually made fewer trips to our safe little haven nestled on the river. Debbie persuaded me to open our doors to VRBO guests. We did so in 2008 and it has been so rewarding to meet new guests, hear their stories of great memories they made while staying at this special place..... We are solely the stewards of this beautiful piece of land.... We are pretty darn blessed!!!!

Jeff M lewis purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Jeff M lewis chose South Central Colorado

My wife, Debbie and I were on a motor home vacation when we happened upon Buena Vista. We asked a local realtor if there was ever anything for sale on the river and was told, 'hardly ever'. She did say, however there was an odd property on the river that she did not recommend. We asked to see it anyway and fell deeply in love with it. IT WAS A GEM AND WE KNEW IT!!!! Private and right on the river with no neighbors on top of us!!! It had all kinds of old dilapidated small buildings on the 7 acres and a rough trail over government land along the river to get to it. We were lucky to have our offer accepted over two others that day! We obtained a Right-Of-Way from the government, built a 1/2 mile road and eventually replaced the cabin on the waters edge with a new cabin. We've removed the old buildings and have cut a large pad to build our dream house someday. Every local who grew up in the area that has visited our property admits they never knew it existed and that it is one of the most impressive and special finds in Central Colorado. It's truly my most favorite place on earth! And our past guests agree. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO READ OUR GUEST COMMENTS AND VIEW OUR OTHER PROPERTIES

What makes this cabin unique

Peace and quiet, except for the churning sounds of rushing river water and the occasional raft or kayak passing by. The fishing is the best for rainbow and brown trout. We are completely surrounded by almost limitless BLM lands that are yours to explore. There is hiking, biking, kayaking, rafting, swimming, off road vehicle trails and more 14,000 foot mountains to climb than in any other location in North America! You will not find a better or closer location to the Arkansas River anywhere along its length!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the opportunity to stay at your cabin by the river! We had a wonderful time!
Jan 2011
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Reviews

4.8
based on 80 traveler reviews

RARE! ROMANTIC! PRIVATE! JACUZZI! 65 REVIEWS! 10 Ft 2 RIVER ! FISHING! HIKING!
average rating of 4.8125 based on 94 reviews
PrAirie city, iowa
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much to the Lewis' for the use of their cabin last week! We had an amazing time. The cabin is beautiful, comfortable, and clean. We enjoyed having dinner on the deck, cool nights in the hot tub, and sleeping to the sound of the river. Our children loved exploring the area and playing by the river. The cabin was perfect size for our family of 2 adults and 2 children. We loved how secluded and quiet it was with no neighbors nearby, yet only a couple minute drive to get to town. It's a beautiful place to stay and beautiful area of colorado.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We just love when young families are able to make wonderful memories at our most favorite place in earth. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this. Jeff & Deb
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Littleton, Co
5

Loved this beautiful mountain getaway!! Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this place! We wanted to get away for a long weekend and relax and this was just perfect!

We would return after a day of hiking and relax on the deck! A great place to grill dinner while listening to the roaring river and enjoying the sunshine! Why go out to eat when you can stay right there and relax!

Thanks Jeff and Deb for a very nice, cozy place to stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

If you are looking for a quiet retreat.. This is it!!

  • 5 of 5

Private cabin nestled in the woods overlooking the river... Doesn't get more peaceful than this. Yet close enough to town where you will find good places to eat and try new brews.

Laid back town that appears to be growing. We hiked a lot and rented a side by side and had a blast. Drove around sight seeing to st Elmo's, Salida, twin lakes etc. The cabin was well equipped with everything we needed. I believe it would be a little too "cozy" for 4 people, but great for a couple. We will rent again when we return.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your guest comments. You are correct. It is too small for four adults therefore we do turn away many inquiries. Our ad states 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 small children. We want our guests to be very comfortable. It is an ideal location on the river. It is a sweet, cozy little piece of paradise!!!!!
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5

Perfect small cabin in an even more perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

Cabin is located down a 1/2 mile driveway giving you incredible privacy right on the river. The sound of the river rushing by from every window is magical. Plus in an town with terrible cell service, this house has a very sophisticated booster to fix that problem. Anytime back in Buena Vista I will try to stay here.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful vacation home located right on the Arkansas River. Amenities include fully equipped kitchen, big whirlpool bathtub, Direct TV, fantastic internet connectivity, outdoor hot tub, big deck overlooking the river and more. Leave the house and head north on the "Tunnel Road". You will travel through several cool tunnels and might possibly come up on some Big Horn Sheep taking a sip out of the river. No matter if you like to fish, float, ride the train or just stroll, there is lots to do in the Salida, Buena Vista, Leadville corridor and this home is the perfect place to crash every evening. The owners are very nice, easy to work with and we hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best vacation at your cabin. Thank you for the Anniversary Wine you left for us--that was extra special. The cabin was clean and private--tucked away just right on the Arkansas River. The directions were easy and amenities in the cabin were useful and saves on packing. The hot-tub was a great way to wind-down in the evenings. The location is close to shopping, restaurants, and white-water rafting companies. We even went to Aspen to do some hiking.

The view in Colorado is BEAUTIFUL!! Surrounded by the view--never got tired of looking around. When we visit Buena Vista again, we will be looking you up.

The only suggestion to add to your listing description would be tell visitors to get the get before going shopping at the City Market. The discount card saves big on the groceries.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Colorado Springs, CO
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Downtown Buena Vista
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Downtown Buena Vista
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Downtown Buena Vista
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Cooper
Nearest Beach
Our home is on the bank of the Arkansas River
Car: necessary

Property boundary is the old narrow gauge Midland railroad. Great private hiking.

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Rates & Availability

Buena Vista Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 7 2016 - Nov 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
$219
$1,450
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$235
$1,500
 
 
Early Winter
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,100
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$235
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,200
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Weekend stays $45 + Tax
Pet Fee $45 + Tax
Refundable Deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $130
Tax Rate 5.4%

1/2 OF TOTAL,(PLUS VRBO SERVICE FEE WE DO NOT RECEIVE ANY OF) INCLUDING RENTAL, CLEANING FEE, TAX AND REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT IS DUE AT BOOKING AND THE BALANCE IS DUE 45 DAYS PRIOR TO CHECK IN. US CREDIT CARD PROCESSING FEE IS FREE WITH STAY. INTERNATIONAL OR BUSINESS CC PROCESSING FEE OF 3% SHALL BE PAID BY GUEST AND INCLUDED IN QUOTE. ALL CREDIT CARD FEES WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM ANY CANCELLATION REFUND.
------------------- HOLIDAY RATES are 10% higher SERVICE FEE is NEW AND SOLELY ADDED AUTOMTICALLY by VRBO
THEY KEEP THE FEE.

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Amenities

Buena Vista Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large jetted tub and sep. shower
  • Jetted tub overlooking river, separate small shower.... Very CLEAN!! Nice large window to allow natural light. New expensive Egyptian cotton towels, toiletries, candles, dryer........ Tub seats two comfortably..... Very romantic
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Very comfy
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Another add'l air mattress too
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Clacker Convertible sleeps one adult or 2 small children..... We also have on hand a really comfortable double air mattress......
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Located 40 miles to Aspen, 30 miles to Breckenridge, 60 miles to Vail, 90 miles to Colorado Springs, 120 miles to Denver.

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