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Stephanie Rauch

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

New Condo on Arkansas River Park with Wilderness & Town Access

28 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo

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Overview

Buena Vista Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

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.

Keywords: Condominium

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Stephanie Rauch (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Stephanie Rauch

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

Why Stephanie Rauch chose South Central Colorado

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.

What makes this condo unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"This condo was an excellent home away from home for a few days. So relaxing (and clean!)."
May 2013
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based on 28 traveler reviews

New Condo on Arkansas River Park with Wilderness & Town Access
average rating of 4.964286 based on 90 reviews
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Nice little condo in a newer part of Buena Vista! Perfect as home base for or 4-wheeling adventures!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Excellent condo with perfect location

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Great Location

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Lovely clean condo, beautiful views = Happy family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Husband, 7 and 10 yr olds, and I enjoyed our Buena Vista stay in South Main area. The bouldering parks (2 within few minutes of condo) for "big" and little kids, the river with walking/ biking trails, the quaint shops just around the corner -- all very nice. We all enjoyed and I was glad for the nearby parks for the kids (and I ) to climb on and learn bouldering. (A traditional jungle gym, slides, swings would have been nice too) I only wish I had a kayak to try out on the river! Enjoyed the Eddyline for homemade pizza and ginger soda - only a 2 min walk from condo. A skate board park is < 5 min walk, too.

The condo was very clean, spacious and well stocked. Used as our "base camp" to explore Royal Gorge, Great Sand Dunes, Garden of Gods. Just missed doing a white water raft trip, but many trip options available. Loved having the Washer/ dryer right there off the kitchen in the laundry room. Laundry soap was available (though I used my own). Grocery shopped at City Market - Busy!! but had what we needed in the heart of Buena Vista. Shower had good pressure -excellent after a day of driving to sites. The bedroom with comfortable bed had a big closet to hang clothes, organize the luggage contents. Kids slept on pull out couch - fine for them, though I thought mattress a little thin. Still no complaints by the kids. Everyone loved the counter to sit and enjoy breakfast and supper. The kitchen table became a landing zone for maps, guides, folded laundry! :)

Stephanie was very courteous, kind and answered emails timely and provided sufficient information/ directions. Would love to book a stay again! P.S. husband enjoyed chatting with Bob :)

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Spectacular Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week at this unit. What a wonderful surprise. The unit was spacious, comfortable and in excellent condition. We like to hike in the mountains, but had the added pleasure of being right by the Arkansas River. You won't be disappointed in this property. Looking forward to going back!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Pleasant Short Stay.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I found the condo to be just what we hoped for on our two-day mini-vacation. The condo was spacious and well-kept. It was near a river and a park where we took quick walks. It was also conveniently located near restaurants within walking distance. We enjoyed our stay and hope to return again! Bob and Cheryl

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
South Main River Park & Whitewater Trail Access
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Buena Vista River Park and Bridge
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Abandoned Midland Railroad and Train Station
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Four Mile Travel Management Area
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Midland Bike Trail System
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Railroad Museum and Courthouse
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Midland Railroad Tunnels

Four-wheeling (Jeep & ATV), mountain climbing, rock/mineral/fossil collecting, exploring ghost towns & historic mining districts, panning for gold.

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Rates & Availability

Buena Vista Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2016 Peak Season
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
$110
 
 
2016 Off Season
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$95
 
 
2017 Peak Season
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$110
 
 
2017 Off Season
Oct 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
1 night minimum stay
$95
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.8%

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.

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Amenities

Buena Vista Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , + 1 Full sleeper sofa in living room
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
25 yards from South Main Square, 75 yards from Arkansas River, kayak launch, play hole and the Whitewater Trail.

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