River Haven is located on the Arkansas River 5 miles south of Buena Vista and a few feet upstream of Brown's Canyon National Monument and the Fisherman's Bridge Recreation Area. River Haven boasts over 800 feet of river front for private access to some of the country's most desirable fly-fishing. Other spring, summer, and fall activities include rafting, kayaking and paddle-boarding class 3-4 Brown's Canyon. Or you can put in upstream in Johnson Village to run the scenic class 1-2 Milk Run from Johnson Village to the house. Mount Princeton hot spring is an 8-minute drive and Cottonwood Hot Springs is a 20-minute drive, or you can soak in the hot tub on the deck overlooking the river. The adventure park is just down the road. River Haven is a popular destination for mountain biking, hiking, and 4-wheeling. Guests also enjoy the super cute artsy towns of Salida and Buena Vista. Many people come to River Haven to just relax outside in a hammock and observe the magnificent bird activity. Winter activities include skiing at the local's favorite Monarch Mountain, which is a short 40-minute drive from the property. Copper Mountain is a scenic hour drive up the Arkansas Valley, through the historic town of Leadville with no I70 traffic. Vail, Beaver Creek and Crested Butte are all within a 2 hour drive, again with no I70 traffic. River Haven is ideal for that long overdue couples or family getaway.
River Haven has two structures; the Main House and the Little House.
Please note: From October 1 to April 30, the Little House is rented separately from the Main House. If you would like to reserve the entire property during the off-season, you may reserve the Little House for an additional $150 per night. From May 1 to September 30 prices listed include the entire property.
The Main House has two floors; the first floor has a bedroom with a king bed, a guest bedroom with a queen bed, a newly renovated bathroom with a walk-in shower, a spacious family room with high vaulted ceiling, restored vintage original hardwood floors, and flatscreen with DirecTV and large windows overlooking the river. The upper level has a bedroom with a firm queen bed, private balcony, a small but newly renovated bathroom with shower, a loft with a full-sized daybed that overlooks the river. The main house does have heating, but it does not have air conditioning. The rooms have window fans and the upstairs bedroom has a ceiling fan and a box fan that helps cool it down and keep air circulating as it can get hot in the afternoon, particularly in July and August, and cools down again at night. The Little House is a detached guest house that is connected to the Main House by the deck. It has a master bedroom with a new soft king bed overlooking the river, newly renovated bathroom with walk-in shower, a sitting area with a queen-sized pullout sofa, a flatscreen with DirecTV and private deck area with large brand new hot tub. The Little House also has heating and window fans and coffee maker.
The outside deck has several sitting areas, a 5-burner gas grill, and a chiminea down by the river. River Haven sleeps 7 in the main house and 3 in the Little House. Up to 14 guests are permitted for $15 per person per day over 10 people. Elopements, intimate destination weddings, and other group events for more than 14 people are negotiable. Professional photographer available. Please inquire.
Check-in is at 3:30 pm and check-out is at 10:30 am. No pets. Cleaning fee is $150 for the entire property; $100 for the main house, and $50 for the Little House when rented separately. Guests will be provided with linens, paper towels, trashbags, TP, hand soap, dish-soap, and coffee filters. We advise guests to bring their own firewood for the chiminea and toiletries; including bath soap, shampoo/conditioner, sunscreen, etc. Guests can pay with direct deposit or credit card. Credit cards cost an extra 2.9% for the processing fee. 50% is due at the time of booking and the remainder is due 30 days prior to check-in along with a $500 deposit which will be refunded one week after checkout provided no damage is done to the property.
Thank you for considering River Haven!