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Buena Vista house description
Thank you for inquiring about the Brock Haus Log Home. Located in the scenic six mile wide Upper Arkansas Valley, the Log Home has gorgeous valley and mountain views including Buffalo Peaks to the east and the 14,000 foot Collegiate Range to the west. Situated about three miles from town, you can enjoy these unobstructed views and not feel isolated. If you wish, you can fish for trout in Cottonwood Creek that flows through your ten acre property or in the private catch & release pond located on the property or in one of the many nearby lakes and then grill the fish in your own picnic area along the creek.
The three-bedroom log home (Master Bedroom has a king size bed with an adjacent bathroom; the Fisherman's Room has a queen size bed; the Cowboy Room has two twin beds and there is a library that has a queen pullout sofa) has all of the modern comforts of home including a wood burning floor to vaulted ceiling stone fireplace. The entertainment center has a large high definition screen TV with satellite, VCR player, DVD player and a CD/cassette player. The kitchen has a microwave, automatic dishwasher, full sized refrigerator, stove and oven and just about every kitchen gadget you could want. There is an ample supply of linens, a washer and dryer and free local phone service.
NEED A SMALLER OR ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATIONS? Stay at one of our four adjacent accommodations located on Cottonwood Creek; Brock Haus Log Home (sleeps 8) , Brock Haus Pinewood Home (sleeps 6), Brock Haus Cabin (sleeps 4) or the Sunflower Room (sleeps 2). Together our four unique and beautiful properties can accommodate groups up to 20 individuals (Click below to see 'All My Rental Listings'). Book early to reserve space for your next vacation, family reunion or weekend getaway in the Rocky Mountains.
If you are looking for a relaxing, enjoyable, fun filled vacation, then look no further. You have found the perfect vacation. We had everything we needed at this gorgeous property in beautiful Buena Vista, Colorado. We had such a good time, we didn’t want to leave. We felt so welcome in the house - as soon as we stepped through the doors, we already felt at home. It was so nice going on vacation but having so many comforts of home.
The mountain décor was beautiful and made it truly feel like a cabin in the mountains. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook each meal, and we enjoyed eating at the big table in the dining room. It was so nice watching TV on the big screen. Our favorite activity was being outside and enjoying the incredible views from the large deck while listening to the stream below. The bear cubs especially enjoyed going down to the pond and watching the fish jump. To bad we didn’t bring our fishing poles!
If you don’t feel like staying indoors, there is so much to do in Buena Vista. There’s snowmobiling in the winter, whitewater rafting, fishing, horseback riding, hunting, and swimming at the hot springs, just to mention a few. There are also some great restaurants to eat at if you don’t feel like cooking. It was so nice to read everyone’s nice comments about their previous stays. One guest had this to say, “The sound of water running over rocks and stones, horses grazing in the green pastures, aspen tree leaves rustling in the breeze… Memories are made of this.” And I agree.
Please contact the Pinon Real Estate Group BV, property manager at 719-207-0650
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Buena Vista is situated in the upper Arkansas River Valley which is key to whitewater rafting, kayaking, and horseback riding in the summer. The winter months find enthusiasts snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. The valley is surrounded by the collegiate peaks, including Mt. Princeton, Mt. Yale, Mt. Harvard and Mt. Columbia. Hiking, Biking and mountain climbing are also popular sports which the Pro Challenge Tour cycling right through the heart of town. The smiles are as wide as the view!
Year Purchased: 1992
About the owner: The Brockhaus family has been helping individuals like you create spectacular vacation memories in the Colorado Rockies since 1992. We pride ourselves in providing unique accommodations and excellent customer service.
The Log Home, located three miles outside of Buena Vista, Colorado, was bought by Bob and Joyce Brockhaus in 1992 as an investment property available only for long-term rentals. In 2006, the Log Home was completely renovated and converted into a vacation rental home that has served as a mountain retreat from hot and sticky summers and a headquarters for many winter ski trips.
Dr. Bob taught entrepreneurship at Saint Louis University where he held the Coleman Chair in Entrepreneurship for 20 years and has been an invited speaker in over 20 countries.
Dr. Joyce has been president of the Brockhaus Group which has provided consulting services to large family controlled businesses for 20 years.
Why the Owner Chose Buena Vista: This is a beautiful home which offers all the comforts of your home including washer & dryer and dishwasher. It also has a beautiful rock fireplace. Waterfront property is a premium in Colorado and this house sits right on Cottonwood Creek. It couldn't be any more spectacular with Buffalo Peaks to the east, and the Collegiate Peaks Range to the west.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Since 1992, Bob and Joyce have opened up their log home to friends, family and many guests who share their love for beautiful mountain views, great fishing and relaxation that can only be found in the mountains. When you arrive at the Log Home and hear the gentle roar of Cottonwood Creek, see the trout jumping in the private fishing pond and stand in awe of the 14,000+ foot mountains that surround you, you can not help but feel the worries of the day-to-day life melt away.
One of our favorite “rituals” is to have breakfast/coffee out on the deck overlooking the creek and fishing pond in the morning to talk about what everyone wants to do that day. After a fun filled day of activity (fishing, shopping, rafting, skiing, reading, etc) or non-activity (naps and/or sunbathing on the deck) we reconvene for wine and cheese on the balcony to discuss who is cooking dinner or what great local restaurant we are heading off to. Yep…that is our basic routine. You should try it…it is an easy lifestyle to get used to.