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Amazing Creek-Side Pine Log Cabins

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Spacious, updated comfortable living room, 32' LED flat screen TVs

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Last updated: 03/17/2015

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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    18 years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Outdoor games available for check-out in office....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    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

  • Pets Considered:

    Two large pets or three small pets maximum. Upon contact, you will be directed to read our pet policy on our website....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • 22" tall auto-inflate queen air mattress

    limited number of pack-n-plays available...moreless

  • 1 Queen size Bed, 1 Full size Bed, 1 Twin size air mattress, (1) twin size roll-away bed, a limited number of pack-n-plays available...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Cabins #2 and #4 are shower only....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    shuffleboard and various outdoor yard games can be checked out in office....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    60+ channels (Charter)...moreless

  • Television:

    32" flat screen TV in living room, 20' TVs in queen bedroom of two bedroom cabins, some cabins have flat screen TVs in bedroom....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    We are within walking distance of downtown. BV is a small town with only one set of stop lights....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Collegiate Peaks view...Mt. Yale and Mt. Harvard! Majestic and beautiful during any season!...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Cottonwood Creek runs through the property....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The two bedroom cabins have a fold-out table that will seat up to 6. Extra chairs are in the cabin. *a limited number of high chairs are available...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Guest Laundry available...moreless

  • Heating:

    central heat, wall heat and floor heat...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    extra linens are available upon request for extra bedding options...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Each two bedroom cabin has a spacious living room with matching sofa, love seat, chair and ottoman. Each one bedroom cabin living room has a matching sofa, chair and ottoman....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Each cabin has it's own parking area...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    there is additional parking for vehicles with trailers...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    2 sets for the one bedroom cabins and 4 sets for the two bedroom cabins are provided. Extra towel sets are available upon request...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Guest Laundry open 8am-10pm washing machine $1.25 dryer $1.00 *quarters available in office *laundry pod/dryer sheet available in office $1...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Access Code required...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    coffee filters are provided...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    kitchen prep tools and cookware are provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    dinnerware, flatware and glassware are provided...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Creek-side patio with tables and chairs, perfect for relaxing!...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    We have a creekside gazebo that is perfect for small weddings!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Each cabin has its own BBQ grill and picnic table...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 29 - Sep 6, 2015
2 night min stay
$150
Mid Season
Sep 7 - Oct 31, 2015
1 night min stay
$126
Winter
Nov 1 - Feb 29, 2016
1 night min stay
$99
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$150

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $8 + tax
  • extra teen/adult $8 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9.3%

Notes:

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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Location

1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Lariat and Green Parrot
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Collegiate Peaks Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Evergreen and The Branding Iron
42 Miles
Nearest Ski
Monarch and Ski Cooper

Car: Not Necessary

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!

 

Owner info

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.


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Photos

  • Spacious, updated comfortable living room, 32' LED flat screen TVs

    Spacious, updated comfortable living room, 32' LED flat screen TVs

  • Cabin #5: 1000 sq. ft. 2 bedroom cabin with comfortable living room and kitchen.

    Cabin #5: 1000 sq. ft. 2 bedroom cabin with comfortable living room and kitchen.

  • Queen bed with cabin style quilts & shams, sheets, vellux blankets, TV/DVD

    Queen bed with cabin style quilts & shams, sheets, vellux blankets, TV/DVD

  • Double Rainbow Summer 2014...July 4th weekend

    Double Rainbow Summer 2014...July 4th weekend

  • Fall Foliage 2014, new picnic tables and new BBQ grills!

    Fall Foliage 2014, new picnic tables and new BBQ grills!

  • Restained pine log gazebo..

    Restained pine log gazebo..

  • January 2015..alittle snow makes the lodge magical!

    January 2015..alittle snow makes the lodge magical!

  • Winter 2015

    Winter 2015

  • Two natural mountain hot springs closeby..the ultimate relaxation..total bliss..

    Two natural mountain hot springs closeby..the ultimate relaxation..total bliss..

  • Fly fishing...what an amazing place to fish, 30 lakes in Chaffee County.

    Fly fishing...what an amazing place to fish, 30 lakes in Chaffee County.

  • Ride bikes around the Turquoise lake...majestic..miles and miles of trails!

    Ride bikes around the Turquoise lake...majestic..miles and miles of trails!

  • Cabins beautifully restored to their original beauty! Come check us out!

    Cabins beautifully restored to their original beauty! Come check us out!

  • Cabin #3: 1000 sq. ft. 2 bedroom cabin with comfortable living room and kitchen.

    Cabin #3: 1000 sq. ft. 2 bedroom cabin with comfortable living room and kitchen.

  • Fully equipped kitchenette with foldout table seats 6, microwave and coffeemaker

    Fully equipped kitchenette with foldout table seats 6, microwave and coffeemaker

  • Full bed with memory foam topper, cabin style quilt and vellux  blanket

    Full bed with memory foam topper, cabin style quilt and vellux blanket

  • Fall 2014, cottonwoods and aspens beginning to turn..

    Fall 2014, cottonwoods and aspens beginning to turn..

  • Creekside gazebo is perfect for small weddings!!

    Creekside gazebo is perfect for small weddings!!

  • Christmas 2014

    Christmas 2014

  • Winter 2015

    Winter 2015

  • Creekside gazebo  in the snow..

    Creekside gazebo in the snow..

  • #1 destination in World for Whitewater Rafting...a thrill a minute..family fun.

    #1 destination in World for Whitewater Rafting...a thrill a minute..family fun.

  • ATV in the majestic snow capped mountains..only minutes from the front door.

    ATV in the majestic snow capped mountains..only minutes from the front door.

  • snowmobiling near Cottonwood Pass at Denny Creek Trail...

    snowmobiling near Cottonwood Pass at Denny Creek Trail...

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Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 80%
  • Calendar last updated 03/17/2015
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