Main House (2 BR & BTH) plus a Separate 1-BR Unit with Porch & BTH)
Linda Efird and Mary Giammari
About Linda Efird and Mary Giammari
Originally from Baltimore, MD, I fell in love with Colorado on a ski trip here in 1968 and vowed to return to the place where the sky is incredibly blue, the sun shines with warmth at least 300 days a year and the air is clean and fresh. I finally fulfilled my dream and moved to Colorado in 1972 and though I wandered away for awhile, I returned and moved to Buena Vista in 1998. Personal circumstances compelled me to move away from my home on the Arkansas River and its incredible peace and beauty and I don't live here permanently anymore; yet I derive great pleasure in sharing this lovely home with others who are looking for a peaceful and lovely home on the river. I hope you can visit soon!
Linda Efird and Mary Giammari purchased this House in 1998
Why Linda Efird and Mary Giammari chose Buena Vista
The river, peace, privacy and quiet with incredible mountain views make this house a sanctuary. Accessibility to everything you need, clean air, good people and peace are here.
What makes this House unique
Mostly I love to sit on the deck in the hot tub, sleep with the windows open at night and listen to the river. While watching the river flow past, it's easy to lose yourself in its sights and sounds while looking watching various birds and other types of wildlife who call this home. The house sits back off of a county road on 1.25 acres and is only a mile and a half from town where coffee shops, restaurants, galleries, brew pubs, churches and museums are located. The surrounding areas have something for everyone and you can walk or ride your bike into town to have lunch or dinner, peruse shops and galleries, explore the Arkansas River Park and ride back trails to ghost towns, go rafting, fish, hike/climb, go horseback riding and then visit local hot springs. It's endless what you can do here but mostly I, and people who visit, just want to relax. Several ski towns are within a day's drive: Breckenridge-60 mi., Copper Mt.-56 mi., Aspen-(in summer) 44 mi. and a little farther away Vail & Winter Park-121 mi.. Salida, CO is frequently compared to some of the best art towns in the U. S., including Santa Fe, N.M., and it's only 25 miles away. It also has a movie theater and major shopping stores. With all of these activities, you can easily be tempted to roam, explore and enjoy the outstanding areas surrounding this vacation home. However, in the end you may want to just stay home, relax and enjoy this small jewel on the river.
Pool / Spa
Children not allowed - Very romantic place. River/decks not kid friendlyVery romantic place. River/decks not kid friendly
No smoking - Smoke-free property. All fees forfeited & evictionSmoke-free property. All fees forfeited & eviction
Max guests: 8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 24
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
We loved the setting in the woods along the river yet minutes from town and services. The our filters were wifi, hot tub, and 3 bedrooms. We got two out of three (the third bedroom was in a separate building which wasn't abundantly clear to me, when I was checking out options, as we wanted to all be together) but it worked out just fine in the end. The property manager was great: pleasant, responsive and helpful. We would love to go back and will certainly recommend this to friends considering the area. We regretted not spending much time in town, Main Street looked appealing.
Best spot in Buena Vista
This spot was beautiful, especially the hot tub and river bank. It was a short distance to town, so the runners could run in and meet us for breakfast. Very practical, comfortable house.
fabulous views, great spot for a hot tub, comfy home
we celebrated our 50th anniversary here with our 4 adult kids - it was wonderful to be on the deck and in the tub with the fabulous views. the house was comfy and accommodated us well.
Deck of our dreams!
We really enjoyed our stay at the river house! The view and sound of the rushing water on the amazing back deck were the perfect place to nap, relax, and enjoy a meal! Beds were very comfortable and the property manager was very responsive. We would definitely go back! It’s also nice that they have some basic kitchen items there for use. This town is a hidden gem!
Love the casita! The views from both the front and back porches are breathtaking. Pure pleasure enjoying the path down to the rushing rocky river, hot tub under the stars, open living room/kitchen combo open to a fantastic deck! Look forward to visiting again.
Endless outdoor activities and attractions are close by for year-round enjoyment for beginners to pros. Hiking, mountaineering, road and mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, bird-watching, horseback riding, fly fishing, lake fishing and two incredible hot springs resorts are minutes away. In winter there is snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing and down-hill skiing with several major ski areas close by (Copper Mt.-1 hour, Ski Cooper and Monarch Mt.-35 min.; Vail 1.5 hours away-so you can ski all day and come home to peace and quiet. Art and antiques invite you to stroll through town and visit the many shops and restaurants close by in Buena Vista and Salida.