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The beautifully restored pine log cabins are perfectly located in the heart of the Collegiate and Sawatch Mountain Ranges on the banks of the legendary trout filled Cottonwood Creek in a private creek-side setting. Surrounding the Central Courtyard, the cozy and inviting cabins have fully equipped kitchenettes and a spacious comfortable living room with a 32" LED flat screen TV, 60+ cable channels, a TV/DVD player in the larger bedroom and free internet access. There is a queen bedroom, a full bedroom, both with cabin style quilts and nice linens. Extra pillows and blankets are stored in the closets. There is a twin size roll away bed and a 22" tall queen size auto inflate air mattress in each cabin that will fit in the living room. Each two bedroom cabin can accommodate up to 8 guests comfortably.
Buena Vista, 'pleasant view' is quaintly nestled at the base of the Majestic Collegiate and Sawatch Mountains in a protected valley called the 'Banana Belt'. We have the largest concentration of mountain peaks that exceed 14,000ft elevation in Colorado and the lower 48 states. ***BUNEA VISTA WAS VOTED #1 OUTDOOR DESTINATION WITH EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD***. With the Arkansas River passing through the valley, we are known as the WHITEWATER RAFTING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD.
Local activities include whitewater rafting, kayaking, standup paddle boarding, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, ATV rentals and tours, 4-wheeling and rock-crawling, rock climbing, zip lining, adventure park obstacle course, bouldering, fly, spin and ice fishing, two hot springs less than 15 minutes drive from lodge, jeep rentals and tours, horseback riding, local ghost towns, sightseeing, geocaching, rockhounding, hot-air balloon rides, snowboarding, downhill skiing, nordic skiing, telemark skiing, snowmobiling rentals and tours, sledding, tubing, snow-cat tours, ski biking, winter ziplining, llama trekking, bike rentals, and snowshoeing trails and rentals.
The log cabins are less than 5 minutes from rafting, kayaking, ATV's, Jeeps and the majestic and exotic **NATURAL HOT SPRINGS** that bubble right out of the creek at the base of the mountains.
Come spend adventure filled days and amazing nights under the blanket of stars as the sun fades behind majestic snow capped mountains.
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Outdoor games available for check-out in office....moreless
The cabins were originally built in 1948. Cabin doorways will facilitate a standard size wheelchair. Cabin #5 has the lowest step to enter cabin and the bathroom is large enough for a wheel chair....moreless
Non Smoking Only:
$250 charge if smoke odor detected in cabin. Do not stand near cabin with door open and smoke. Smoking allowed in the central courtyard....moreless
Two large pets or three small pets maximum. Upon contact, you will be directed to read our pet policy on our website....moreless
A calendar is not available as there are 8 cabins on site.
Thunder Lodge are self service cabins. Housekeeping is not provided. There will be 1 roll of toilet paper, 1 roll of paper towels, 1 box tissue, 2 kitchen trash bags, 1 bathroom trash bags. Please wash, dry and put away any kitchenwares that were used during your stay. Please take all trash to the dumpster provided on site. Please pick up after your pet and do not allow them on the furniture. Please move furniture back to its position upon check-out.
Guests pay in the office upon check-in unless other arrangements have been made.
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Whitewater rafting, kayaking, standup paddle boarding, ATV rentals and tours, rock-crawling, hiking, Rock climbing & Bouldering, Fly-Fishing and Ice Fishing, 2 Hot Springs, Jeep Rentals and tours, Local Ghost Towns, Geo-caching and rockhounding, Zip-lining, llama trekking, bike and snowshoe rentals, snowmobiling, snow-cat tours and ski biking, cross country skiing, free sledding, horseback rides and relaxing!
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: We stayed here on a Art Tour, fell in love with the property, the mountains and the small Mayberry-look-alike town. We have been coming to Colorado since we were both kids. We both love the outdoors, nature and all the activities associated with the mountains. We are from Texas and want everyone to make Thunder Lodge their family's vacation destination for many generations to come.
Why the Owner Chose Buena Vista: We traveled all over Colorado looking for the 'perfect location'. We stayed at here at Thunder lodge and wrote a contract for it the next day. All the seasons of the year are magical, the location is central to all activities, and you have to come experience it yourself to truly understand. Buena Vista is the OUTDOOR MECCA OF COLORADO. Gadling.com travel blog named Buena Vista as the #1 Outdoor Destination With Everything in the world. There is a link to the article on our website.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin: Thunder Lodge is within walking distance to 6 restaurants and close to downtown shops. There is a beautiful mountain view from anywhere in town. We have a creekside patio with a gazebo and outdoor furniture. The cabins surround a lush, green central courtyard in the summer with an outdoor kitchen in the grill gazebo and picnic table for each cabin. The cabins are in an convenient, but quiet location. The grocery store and outfitters are a few minutes drive time.