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Buena Vista offers camping, glamping, airbnbs, luxury vacation homes, hotels, motels, and more! Book your home away from home today to ensure you're all set for Camp Coletrain!

The Lakeside Motel

(Show them your Camp Coletrain confirmation for 20% off!) The Lakeside Motel is local family owned/operated, and is located in the heart of Buena Vista on Main St. It is a short walk to restaurants, bars, art galleries, library, and coffee shops. Less than 1 mile away is the Riverside Park where you have world class river access and dozens of miles of singletrack. Along with a bike Pump Track, dog park, The Buena Vista Heritage Museum and more!

As you head up Cottonwood Pass from the Motel, you get access to the Colorado Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, various alpine lake trails, fourteeners… the list goes on and on!

The Lakeside Motel itself is right across Lake St. from McPhelemy Park and Playground, as well as Town Lake.

Come enjoy all Buena Vista has to offer, and make The Lakeside Motel your base camp.

Surf Hotel & Surf Chateau

Welcome to the Surf Hotel, a boutique hotel in the adventure town of Buena Vista, Colorado. Inspired by the understated elegance of European hospitality and the spectacular natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains, their unique perspective and location offer guests a sense of luxury without pretension.

Directly overlooking the rushing waves of the Buena Vista Whitewater Park, the Surf Hotel and Surf Chateau offer two distinct styles of elegant adventure travel on a single property. The Surf Chateau offers travelers a taste of French countryside living, with independent cottages circling a peaceful private courtyard. The Surf Hotel provides a more social style of modern hospitality, with an onsite restaurant and ballroom. Guests at both properties have access to the same housekeeping, dining, and concierge services while enjoying proximity to the vibrant and colorful community of downtown Buena Vista, CO.

South Main Residences

Welcome to the ultimate home base for mountain adventure in beautiful Buena Vista, Colorado. Step out the door, and you’re walking by the river, riding a cruiser bike around downtown Buena Vista, rock climbing, whitewater kayaking or enjoying an IPA at Eddyline Restaurant and Brewery. Cross the river with your hiking boots or mountain bike and enjoy soaring views of the Great Divide and the 14,000-foot Collegiate Peaks. All without a moment in the car. That’s hard to beat, and that’s why we call South Main home. Browse our lodging options below, and when you’re ready, book online or give us a call at 719.966.7048.

Best Western

Welcome to the Best Western Vista Inn where guests will find all of the amenities and outstanding service customers expect from the Best Western name. Guests staying at this Buena Vista hotel will enjoy well-appointed guest rooms featuring cable television and free high-speed internet access. Start the day off right with a complimentary breakfast buffet, a refreshing dip in the hotels indoor swimming pool and spa. The onsite View Cafe & Gifts is a great place for afternoon espresso, smoothie, snack and pastry, as well as gifts for all occasions.

The Best Western Vista Inn is close to historic downtown Buena Vista as well as a variety of outdoor activities including the headwaters of the Arkansas River for whitewater river rafting, fishing, biking, horseback riding and hiking. Ski Cooper and Monarch Ski Area are nearby offering the best in winter skiing and snowmobiling. The Best Western Vista Inn is the hotel of choice because of its proximity to mountain climbing in the Collegiate Peaks Range, the top of the Continental Divide at Cottonwood Pass and natural hot springs pools.

The friendly, helpful staff at the Best Western Vista Inn is ready to ensure a fun filled memorable stay in Buena Vista, Colorado. Make a reservation today.

Mount Princeton Hotsprings

Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort is located in Nathrop, Colorado between the towns of Buena Vista and Salida. This is an ideal for family vacations, romantic getaways, mountain weddings, or corporate events.

Book your lodging today to enjoy free hot springs entry and VIP access to our Spa & Club. Be sure to take advantage of the many outdoor activities in and around Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado.

Riverpath Pension

The Riverpath Pensione is located in South Main and features 6 apartments. The exterior harkens back to a warm, welcoming Riviera estate with Mediterranean inspired landscaping using plants appropriate to our high altitude mountain climate. Locals refer to our Pensione as “the Speed Bump,” since passing cars tend to slow down to admire it! The Riviera Flat’s interior is reminiscent of a cozy French Country cottage surrounded by beautiful mountain views. Wi-Fi is included and while furniture, linens, TV, and DVD are all brand new, we have also lovingly incorporated vintage French treasures throughout the space. If there is anything we can do to make your stay more comfortable just message us – the Co-Host’s family lives on-site and happy to help!

Buena Vida Vacation Homes

Buena Vida is Buena Vista’s most centrally located vacation rental retreat. The complex consists of 3 two-bedroom units; each comfortably furnished and fully stocked with all the comforts of home.

The Buena Vida vacation rentals are conveniently located on the corner of E. Main Street and Beldan St in the heart of downtown Buena Vista, Colorado. You can easily walk or bike just about anywhere in town. Head East 2 blocks to reach the Arkansas River, the BV Whitewater Park, the Whipple Bridge, and the historic Midland Trail. Head West 1 block to reach the restaurants, shops, museums, and bars of downtown BV.

Buena Vista KOA

Our campground is continuing with renovations at this time. We are open, however, site availability may be limited due to these renovations. We also may experience intermittent water outages, power outages, or have special instructions to follow as we are renovating many aspects of our campground.

The view from your campsite at this KOA is buena indeed – a panorama of five 14,000-foot-plus peaks framing this mountain valley. Tucked among rocks and shaded by pinon pines, the campground is a few miles southeast of the small resort town of Buena Vista and a mile from the Arkansas River.

Hike or bike on public land adjacent on three sides of the KOA. Your hosts can help you arrange for a wide variety of other pursuits – such as rafting, fishing, ATVing, jeeping and soaking in hot springs – or direct you to hiking trails, ghost towns and rock hounding sites.

At the KOA, play pool, air hockey, basketball and horseshoes. Or enjoy this quiet and tranquil setting around our new communal fire pit.

Cottonwood Hotsprings Inn & Spa

Cottonwood is nestled in a high mountain natural ecosystem area of the majestic Collegiate Peaks Range, bordered by Cottonwood Creek and surrounded by the San Isabel National Forest; located 5-1/2 miles west of the picturesque town of Buena Vista,  Colorado, and about is located 2 1/2 hours from Denver.  Cottonwood Hot Springs is close to Monarch Ski Resort and Ski Cooper.  See map for directions.

Lodging offerings include a remodeled hotel or a creek-side cabin. Choose a room in the main lodge, guest house, or a bed in one of the dormitories, cabin, or a tent site.

The Best Camping In Buena Vista

The Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Area stretches between Buena Vista and Aspen to the north. It’s one of seven officially designated wilderness areas within the San Isabel National Forest. Here you’ll find some of the highest mountains in the Rockies named after Ivy League schools. It’s a mountain climber’s smorgasbord, with eight of Colorado’s 54 fourteeners.

Campers have nearly limitless choices in Chaffee County. A wide array of locally owned campgrounds includes the Arkansas River Rim Campground & RV Park. It’s the only park in Buena Visit right on the river. An obvious choice for tent camping kayakers, rafters, and anglers. Just north of Buena Visa is Mt. Princeton RV Park & Cabins. The quiet RV sites with full hook-ups and full-service cabins provide 360-degree views of the majestic mountains.

Nearly 80% of Chaffee County lands are public lands. Check out one of the dozen campground offerings in the Salida Ranger District Recreation Area. The Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area offers three, and Twin Lakes Recreation Area has five.