You’ll be staying in South Main River Park, a New Urbanist community being built on the Arkansas River in the town of Buena Vista. If your priorities are 1) convenient access to the area’s many recreational activities, 2) a beautiful location at 3) an affordable price, our condo may be just what you're looking for.
You can launch a kayak, hop on a mountain bike or wear out your hiking shoes by just stepping out the front door. No building is closer to the South Main whitewater launch area, kayak play hole and Whitewater and Arkansas River Trails. These trails are tied to the Barbara Whipple Trail, Midland Bike Trail and Four Mile Travel Management Area. 175,000 acres of wilderness and BLM lands are your backyard. A skateboarding park and several playgrounds are just a few blocks away.
Shopping, restaurants, equipment rentals, theatre, Community Center, museum, town library and other amenities are within easy walking distance. The new Eddyline Brewery and Restaurant is at the other end of our block. After a hard day of recreating you can either sit down for beer and fire baked pizza or you can sit in your own courtyard and watch the sunset over Mt. Princeton and the Continental Divide. At any time you can step over to the park's 'Living Room Without Walls' to watch the kayakers and rafters running the rapids or bikers, hikers and rock climbers ascending 9600 foot Midland Hill on the other side of the river. Play a game of horseshoes, checkers or chess. If you're hungry fire up one of the grills. At night you can even build a camp fire in the fire ring and listen to the river below. Call it “convenient condo camping”.
South Main architectural standards are creating an authentic traditional neighborhood. High quality public space is designed for walking and creating community. You will be living on the first floor of a 3-story classical style stone and stucco building. The condo’s spacious living area and separate bedroom will sleep four easily. An open kitchen and dining area bring the total floor space to about 850 sq.ft. Entry is through a courtyard and large porch on the west side of the building. There is a good view toward 14,000+ foot Mt. Princeton and the Continental Divide, but none toward the River. The courtyard provides a private place for dining and socializing away from Main Street and the public square. The covered porch offers shelter and shade. Priced at less than the best hotel in town, we want to build a loyal core of vacationing guests who share our joy of living here. Our condo is clean, homey and affordable, but not luxury living. It’s where we plan to live when we can’t climb to the third floor anymore.
Married to Jana, three daughters and one son, Retired Lutheran minister and academic, co-founder and owner of two businesses: Cambridge Financial Advisors, LLC and People's Financial Advisor, LLC, enjoying a second career as a Fee-Only Financial Planner. An outdoor enthusiast, love running, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, camping, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, exploring, history, reading, meeting people and learning something new every day.
Stephanie Rauch purchased this condo in 2009
This 1 bedroom, 1 bath first floor condo offers an unparalleled South Main experience. You are in heart of the subdivision within steps to all of Buena Vista's outdoor activities. The master bedroom features a spacious walk-in closet and private access to the full bath. Big screen tv for those evenings after an adventurous day to wind down and prep yourself for the next day's expeditions. With a fully stocked kitchen, you can enjoy prepping your own meals and enjoy a shaded dining experience on the covered porch. Plenty of storage on this covered porch for your kayaks, bikes, rafts or whatever gear you may be bringing. This is the ideal place to stay for the adventurer.
South Main River Park is a New Urbanist development with access to the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area and Pike-San Isabel National Forest. Our back yard is 175,000 acres of wilderness and BLM recreation area. We can step out our front door for mountain biking, hiking, fishing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, cross county skiing, wilderness camping, snow shoeing, four-wheeling, panning for gold and exploring historic ghost towns. If I have to work, I prefer to do it in the environment of 14,000 foot mountains. There's never a bad day when you're surrounded by the towering peaks of the Sawatch, Sangre de Christo and Mosquito Ranges of the Rocky Mountains. Those same towering mountains on three sides create a protective wall for what the state climatologist calls 'The Banana Belt of the Rocky Mountains'. Winters on the valley floor are relatively warm and mild compared to the mountains around us. We actually enjoy a high desert climate with an average of 10 inches of rainfall.
"This condo was an excellent home away from home for a few days. So relaxing (and clean!)."
We really enjoyed our two night stay at this condo. It was within walking distance to the downtown area. There is a great coffee shop and Eddyline restaurant practically next door. The condo is very clean and the furnishings were perfect. We found it very comfortable and affordable.
We spent the extended Thanksgiving weekend in BV. We lucked out on some amazing weather and enjoyed a quiet break in BV, Salida, and Leadville. This property was our home base and worked out perfect for a family of 4. Simple but comfortable. Great location. We will stay here again!
Nice little condo in a newer part of Buena Vista! Perfect as home base for or 4-wheeling adventures! Close to the river walk, dining and activities!
The condo was perfect for our visit to the charming town of Buena Vista. The owner was so accommodating and helpful. We loved the location and enjoyed being so close to the Arkansas River. Highlights were hikes along the river and a trip up to Cottonwood Pass. There are many great restaurants in town and the Eddyline is only a 2 minute walk. Check out the Roastery for great coffee and scones. The condo was well equipped for all our needs. We hope to come back!
The upscale South Main location for this condo is charming & delightful. Easy walk to great eateries, cafes and special events staged in the park alongside the Arkansas River. The unit was super clean with a well-equipped kitchen. (But bring your own bath soap and toiletries.) Our hosts, though not present, were easy to contact. We will be back for sure! Top ratings from us.
Location is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast. Lots to do in walking distance of apartment for adults and children a like. The apartment is as stated. Not luxury, but everything that is needed for a pleasant stay. If I had to make a suggestion it would be to make the lighting brighter. I would definitely recommend this apartment.
Four-wheeling (Jeep & ATV), mountain climbing, rock/mineral/fossil collecting, exploring ghost towns & historic mining districts, panning for gold.
|Cleaning Fee||$40 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Peak Season (May 1-Sept 30) ... $105.00 for a one night stay
Off Season (Oct 1-April 30) ... $85.00 for a one night stay
$200 deposit, $35 cleaning fee plus tax. Inquire for quote.