Arkansas River Frontage Private/Romantic Waterfront
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Buena Vista house description
Ski or board at Monarch Mountain in Salida and avoid the crowds and high priced lift tickets at other areas! Monarch is only 40 minutes away from The Arkansas River Casitas and is one of the best medium-sized ski resorts in Colorado. Have an adventure and go on a heated enclosed Snow Cat ride up the mountain and see unsurpassed views of several 14,000 feet peaks in warm comfort. The Ark River Casitas are now on our off-season rates, so it's the perfect time to visit! Now is the time to come to the mountains for serenity and quiet; the river is incredibly beautiful in the winter and wildlife viewing (deer, elk, bighorn sheep, coyotes, wild turkeys, occasionally the reclusive mountain lion) is always a delight.
Read a good book, take a nice hike and then cuddle up in front of the fire after relaxing in the hot tub. Because we're located in the snow/rain shadow of the high mountains, snowfall is not heavy close to town where we're situated but a short five-mile drive will take you to trails with snow for skiing or snow shoeing as well as many road/trails to snowmobile. Rentals are available in town. If there is no snow, Hiking is perfect with cool days and enough warmth of the sun to help you enjoy a picnic or nap. The gorgeous open vistas of the mountains give a completely different feel from summer and after exercising, excursions to town for coffee or wine are leisurely and fun. You will not believe how gorgeous the stars are in the clear night sky in winter! The Milky Way is right overhead and when the moon shines, you'd swear it was daytime. As soon as there's enough snow, it will be time to snowshoe and ski and then come back to the warmth and beauty of the river house. The hot tub is especially enjoyable and the cool air provides a contrast to the heat of the water which stays in your body long after you soak in the tub.
Arkansas River Casitas is a very unique and romantic property; the house is a gem on the river! Sit in the hot tub on the private multi-level deck and watch the river go by. The sound of the river is magical all the time and if you happen to wake up in the middle of the night, the melodic river sounds will lull you back to sleep. This modern two-bedroom home is romantic, intimate and beautifully furnished with elegant yet simple decor. Cozy and clean, it has everything you need for your visit. Take time to walk down the gentle path that leads to your private stretch of river or just sit on the deck gazing at the gorgeous Collegiate and Buffalo Peaks. Choose to stay home and fly fish (catch and release) or go one mile up the county road to fish on public BLM land with uncrowded stretches of the river. Spring to fall you can picnic on your private waterfront or get active and hike, bike or ride horseback to the National Forest trails. Raft the beautiful Arkansas with one of many professional rafting companies; bring your kayak or rent one and take a lesson. Check out the historic district of Leadville which boasts the highest golf course in America!
The lovely house sits back off of a county road on 1.25 acres and is only a mile and a half from the town of Buena Vista which has coffee shops, restaurants & cafes, art galleries, a golf course, brew pubs, a new whiskey distillery/bar, churches, museums and river park.
Short day trips are fun and easy and you can explore two very different towns designated as historic districts close to Arkansas River Casitas. Salida, only 25 miles south, is considered to be one of the best artist towns in the United States. Often compared to Santa Fe, N.M. without the expense, crowds and attitude, it has innovative studios and art galleries as well as some of the best restaurants in the county! There is a movie theater, major shopping stores (such as Walmart), wineries and a brewery which are open for tours.
Leadville, which is 25 miles north of the Casitas, has a different type of flavor and is famous for its mining history. It houses the not-to-be-missed U.S. National Mining Museum with rooms full of gems, gold and silver artifacts, mining equipment and an authentic reproduction of a mine. There are real mine tours available in the area and restaurants, shops and unique antique stores in which to search for bargains and treasures. Cooper Ski Mountain is located right in Leadville and is perfect for beginners to intermediates while the major ski area of Copper Mt. for all levels is 15 minutes away. It's easy to ski for a day and go back to Buena Vista and the privacy and quiet of the river to relax in the hot tub and fall asleep in front of a fire in the wood stove.
Several locally-owned restaurants in all the towns invite you to dine out; but you may want to go back to the river and grill a steak on your very private deck overlooking the river. Arkansas River Casitas is a great location for access to fun and adventure in the Arkansas River Valley and Rocky Mountains. Walk or ride your bike into town and sip an espresso on the patio of the local coffee shop, have lunch or dinner and peruse shops and galleries, take a watercolor or quilting class. Get active and take a kayak, rock-climbing or horseback lesson or rent a boat to fish or cruise on Twin Lakes. Cross-country skiing is close by and snowmobile rentals are available. Visit the two major hot springs resorts and soak your muscles and bones in the healing water.
Several ski towns are within a day's drive from the house: Breckenridge-60 mi., Copper Mt.-56 mi., Aspen-(in summer) 44 mi. and a little farther away Vail & Winter Park-121 mi.
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.
Keywords: Romantic & Fun home right on the Arkansas River. Exquisite private river frontage for fly fishing, kayaking, rafting and lounging on the multi-level deck. Sit & dream as the river flows by below you. Location is rural and secluded, yet very close to trails for snowshoeing, skiing, hiking/biking, lakes and the delightful mountain towns of Buena Vista (1.5 mi.), Salida (25 mi.) and Leadville (30 mi.). This delightful vacation home will entice you to stay and forget all your cares and worries. Let the sound of the river lull you to sleep and the sunshine wake you. Explore old mining towns; go to Leadville or Breckenridge (60 mi.) for the day. Come back to peace & quiet where you will sleep like a baby and wake up refreshed to enjoy warm sunny days and more adventures!
- 1250 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Non Smoking Only:
This is a smoke-free property. If you have to smoke, you will need to go out into the street or off the property. If any evidence of smoking is seen, you will be asked to leave, charged the full price and forfeit the deposit....moreless
- Not Suitable For Children:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Clothing Optional/Nude Sunbathing Nearby
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
The kitchen is part of the great room with many windows to view the river and mountains. It is fully equipped with everything you'll need to cook and eat in comfort inside or out on the deck....moreless
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- Away From It All
Location & View
Incredible views of river rock formations from the back deck on the Arkansas River. Views of the Collegiate Peaks (with Mt. Princeton, the most symmetric peak of Colorado’s 14,000 ft. peaks), and of the Buffalo Peaks. ...moreless
Property is right on the river and there is no public access to the river from the property only private for house. Flyfish at house in private or go 1 mile up CR 371 to BLM land on Arkansas River....moreless
- Rock Climbing
- Basketball Court
- Fitness Center
- Freshwater Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Pier Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Hunting Big Game
- Fly Fishing
- Hunting Small Game
- Whitewater Rafting
- Mountain Biking
- Cross Country Skiing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Bird Watching
- Live Theater
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
- Miniature Golf
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Outdoor attractions like fly fishing, lake fishing and two incredible hot springs resorts are minutes away. Choices are endless and close by for year-round hiking for beginners to experienced mountaineers, mountain and road biking, rafting, kayaking, bird-watching, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing and 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 the many shops and restaurants close by Buena Vista and Salida....moreless
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We rented the Casita for four nights as a base for trout fishing in the Arkansas River and nearby mountain lakes. What a beautiful place! The Casita was well finished and well equipped. Although the cabin is in a rustic setting, it has all the modern conveniences of home. The deck overlooks the river and is very private. You really can hear the river running by the cabin all day and night. I highly recommend this cabin.
- Guest Kevin (Florida)
- Date of stay 08/05/13
- Review Submitted 10/22/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+.
perfect place for our buena vista vacation!
perfect place for our buena vista vacation!
We couldn't have picked a better place for our mini get-away. This home is well kept,immaculately clean,super comfy beds,beautiful kitchen and living area,very private.We loved the location and being right on the river. Owner/manager was readily available to answer any questions. We loved it here and would love to return someday.I forgot to mention the wonderful hot tub under a full moon!. We would recommend kayaking on Cottonwood Lake..its a beautiful drive there and the lake is quiet and serene....pack a lunch,enjoy the peace. We also enjoyed a day at Mount Princeton Hot Springs. They have beautiful pools, hot springs,and excellent food (although dinner can be a bit pricey...the salads and appetizers are excellent...as is the food at the pool side cafe). In Buena Vista the Pizza Works has great pizza and we heard the Asian restaurant in town was excellent, but we didn't make it there. Highly recommend this home!
- Guest N & K (Johnston, Iowa)
- Date of stay 08/22/13
- Review Submitted 09/05/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+.
A wonderful spot for unwinding! Photos couldn't begin to do justice to the beauty and drama of the natural setting. Especially loved sitting star-gazing in the hot tub on the completely private deck, with the Arkansas River rushing by just below. Accommodations were very clean and comfortable. Easy to prepare meals there, but don't miss breakfast at the Evergreen Cafe in town. Highly recommended.
- Guest 60 (Seattle, Washington)
- Date of stay 06/02/13
- Review Submitted 06/12/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, families with young children, age 55+.
River Front, Tranquil, Private - amazing!
River Front, Tranquil, Private - amazing!
We stayed here for a week, and could not have been more amazed. Photos do not do it justice! The deck is beautifully constructed to be totally private, yet have views from all angles of the Arkansas River below. We fished right in front of our home in the evenings. Opening the windows invited the river sounds throughout the house. Home is well appointed and clean, with all the necessities - we unpacked a few toiletries and needed nothing else (we didn't even need to bring our coffee bean grinder - the home has one!). Very tranquil, yet only 1.5miles from Main Street. Highly recommend this - we will be staying here again.
- Guest AG (Scottsdale, AZ)
- Date of stay 08/15/11
- Review Submitted 08/20/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+.
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2 night min stay
Oct 14 - May 20
2 night min stay
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$75.00 cleaning fee
Rates quoted are for two people. Each additional person is $15/night.
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- Nearest Airport: Colorado Springs 90 miles; Denver 110 miles at 90 Miles
- Nearest Train: Denver at 110 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Highway 24 South at 2 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Los Angeles at 982 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: brew pub, misc bars at 1.5 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Monarch 45 minutes; Copper 1 hour; Vail 1.5 hours; at 45 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Buena Vista; Salida; Leadville at 3 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: several at 1.5 Miles
Year Purchased: 1998
About the owner: 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!
Why the Owner Chose Buena Vista:
The river, peace, privacy and quiet with incredible mountain views make this house a sanctuary.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.
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Door from master bedroom leading out to deck and hot tub on the river.
Private Arkansas River frontage on property. Listen to the river as you sleep.
Fully-equipped kitchen has everything you need to prepare snacks to full meals.
Very comfortable queen-size bed with lovely bed linens in master bedroom.
Lounge and watch wildlife from a comfy chair.
Cozy wood stove augments the heat nicely in the winter months.
House is cozy and well-equipped for your stay.
Watch the river roll by as you sip your morning coffee.
Hot tub on deck with privacy walls
Views of Mt. Princeton and Collegiate Range
Deck on river with views of Buffalo Peaks
Multiple-level deck overlooking river
The house sits above the river with a gentle path leading to private waterfront
Romantic get-away close to town yet private with front and back decks.
Living room in great room leading out to deck on river with gas grill and tables
Your own private river with incredible views of rock formations on BLM land.
Bathroom has a large walk-in shower.
The Arkansas River on property is beautiful year round & has great fly-fishing.
Second bedroom is cozy and cheerful.
Wood burning fireplace in winter
Hot tub on deck outside master bedroom and overlooking Arkansas River
Great room and kitchen
Sink in master bedroom
Kitchen and hall to bedrooms and bathroom
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