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RARE! ROMANTIC! PRIVATE! JACUZZI! 90+ REVIEWS! 10 Ft 2 RIVER ! FISHING! HIKING

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3 ADULTS or 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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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 ONE DOG 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!!!!!!. IMMACULATELY MAINTAINED!

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 ONE WELL BEHAVED AND POTTY TRAINED CANINE. 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/Small, charming cabin

More Details

Owner
Jeff M lewis
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

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 Buena Vista

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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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.

Amenities

Buena Vista Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
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 ...
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 provide a high end 5 inch memory foam topper for it( purchased 8/17) 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:
  • 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.

Reviews

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RARE! ROMANTIC! PRIVATE! JACUZZI! 90+ REVIEWS! 10 Ft 2 RIVER ! FISHING! HIKING
average rating of 4.75 based on 110 reviews
5

Just What We Needed!

  • 5 of 5

It was BEAUTIFUL! We live in Denver and really needed to get away from "it all" for our anniversary. So quiet, peaceful and the only thing to be heard were birds and the river. The only time we saw another person was going into town! The people of Buena Vista were terrific also, so friendly and nice. We did a great deal of exploring right there at the cabin, walking up and down the private road and also took in some local haunts such as the Tunnels there were about 1 mile away and River Park in town. Most of the time we spent sitting on the front and back decks, taking in why we move to Colorado in the first place. Not sure if it was on the post or in Jeff's instructions, but the drinking water at the cabin really is some of the finest we've had. Very clean, almost tasteless and COLD! Kitchen was completely decked out, the only thing we used from our belonging were tongs for the grill :) - We were there over Memorial Day Week 2017. A great deal of construction going on downtown, but what we found was the total lack of tourists! So crazy! It was perfect and we both enjoyed our stay there tremendously and were sad to leave. Thank you so much for making our anniversary a very special and romantic one!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's why we always say, "It's our most favorite place on earth!". We are so pleased you enjoyed our home for your anniversary. Thank you so much for your kind words. Jeff & Deb
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Deceptive

  • 1 of 5

Dear Mr. Lewis,

The representation of this property is totally deceptive. Pictures do not show the old buildings and trailers directly across the property. The property is located next to a house with a chained driveway. The setting is NOT secluded, as claimed. The so called "second bedroom" is so small, it is difficult to unfold the sofa-bed. The sofa-bed is old and extremely uncomfortable, so they provide a stained, foam rubber padding to lay on top. The chairs in the living room are uncomfortable. The structure itself is a trailer with fabricated siding. The pictures and description of this property are a complete misrepresentation. We've been happy with VRBO rentals in the past and chose this the place for a family reunion. We saw the setting, walked through the trailer, closed the door and left. We encourage you not to make the same mistake.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please read the 85 plus 5-star reviews.. These two brother’s didn't read the ad thoroughly and had issues who would sleep in the queen bed and who would sleep on clacker sofa sleeper. That is where the problem lies. Every photo is 100% accurate. There are no old trailers across the river. There are homes across the river that in no way hinder the river or Mountain View’s. We clearly state our sleeping arrangements and the small second bedroom is noted in our ad. VRBO ranks our accuracy level at 98% and we do not practice deceptive advertising. Our new $150 5 inch memory foam topper is not soiled. We would never provide our guests with soiled or damaged furnishings.Our management/ clean team are VERY particular in their duties. Our cabin has been professionally decorated: with attention to the smallest details for our guest’s comfort. Even down to providing shampoos, lotions, bubble bath, coffee, sugar, spices. Our many 5 star comments note our cabin’s immaculate condition and attention to detail. There IS only one house on our side of the river:1/2 mile down the road, not visible from our property.. There is a chain running across the entrance which is easily unhooked upon your arrival. Very simple but it provides for privacy and discourages any trespasser’s. These guests contacted us wanting a refund and made it clear that if we didn’t they would post a poor review. We do not subscribe to bullying tactics. We promptly returned their deposits and wished no hard feelings. We cannot please everyone, we cannot be responsible for our ad not being thoroughly read before booking. We appreciate our guests immensely and will continue to strive to offer our very best. We know your hard earned money can be spent elsewhere and are honored that you chose our piece of paradise😃?
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Beautiful, secluded and yet still close to town.

  • 4 of 5

Private retreat yet very convenient to BV shops and food. Accommodations were nice! The place was very clean, pretty, and well stocked with all the basics and some extras. The shower was tiny but the tub was nice sized. Great getaway.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What could we do different for a five star review?
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5

The property was beautiful! Everything was perfect and we are definitely coming back!

  • 5 of 5

This was the best vacation I've ever taken and it was all because of the place we stayed. It's absolutely perfect! Definitely coming back!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scottsdale, AZ
5

Gorgeous setting!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Jeff's place for two weeks and enjoyed evening happy hours on the deck, listening to the river below. We slept with windows open and enjoyed the sound of the river while we slept. They really took advantage of the setting!! It's really a 1.5 bedroom (the second bedroom very small; we used it as our closet for clothes), but it's very well appointed for towels, dishes, and decor. It was perfect for two people to work from the cabin and enjoy the cool temps. If you plan on working from the cabin, make sure you have unlimited data plan; there is no wireless but there is a booster that worked well 90% of the time. We both transfer large files and had little trouble. This is a great place to enjoy some down time, and close to hiking and rafting, and we enjoyed fantastic fly fishing!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Houston, Texas & Chappell Hill, Texas
5

Incredible Peace & Quiet!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 fabulous days at this wonderful cabin located directly on the Arkansas River. The cabin had everything we needed including amazing sound effects from the river! We loved sitting in the deck - morning, noon & night! We also enjoyed walking along the river on the long private path. I can honestly say that my husband enjoyed it so much that he asked if we could stay longer but unfortunately this "gem" of a place stays booked so the time we spent there was truly relaxing. The cabin is immaculate & has a lovely decor. The kitchen is well equipped and the deck has a grill. The owners were so easy to work with! Can't say enough about this cabin. Hope to return again next year!!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $45 + Tax
Weekend stays $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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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