Buena Vista KOA

27700 County Road 303

Buena Vista, CO 81211

Reserve: 800-562-2672

Info: 719-395-8318

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Campground Reviews

Aug 09, 2015
Great!
Aug 09, 2015
stayed here the first time over 30 years ago
Aug 08, 2015
Very clean! We'll be back
Aug 08, 2015
The lady that owns this KOA is tops! The rules are unforced and she is on top of all aspects of the park. Bath and shower rooms are 100% clean and stand tall. The staff is wonderful and very helpful. Ron is a great guy and hard worker. This KOA surely sets the standards for all camps!
Aug 08, 2015
If you like to camp on a gravel pad with weeds around you and ant hills, here's your site. Was nice to be close to the town about a 5 minute drive. Small store, not much to do there. Wouldn't go back.
Aug 08, 2015
Only downfall was late arrivers that were loud.
Aug 08, 2015
Aug 08, 2015
I do not recommend this KOA. Management/Staff wanted to charge $10 extra for my teenager's small tents and also extra $ for each of my children. Family friendly- not!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Our policy is one camping unit per site- if the site will fit an extra tent we charge $10. Our site rates are based on two people as 65% of our campers are two adults, and it wouldn't be fair to charge all campers based on 4 people.
Aug 07, 2015
Service was great. Tent/cabin was very comfortable , just the right setup for my visit. New bath/showers are cleanest I've ever experienced.
Aug 07, 2015
After hearing complaints about the guests who trash everything, the staff they had who were "lazy native Coloradoans" and being unwilling eavesdroppers on a quickly rising, yelling tirade between a guest and the hosts because they had parked in the wrong place, we left with a sour taste in our mouths, wondering if they treat other guests and staff that way!
Aug 06, 2015
Everybody was extremely helpful and accommodating.
Aug 06, 2015
It was really clean and had a great facility.
Aug 05, 2015
Stayed 3 nights, great views, excellent wifi, overall very clean grounds, staff member Rob is awesome, super friendly and helpful. Will likely stay again.
Aug 05, 2015
very friendly,kid friendly,loved it
Aug 05, 2015
Beautiful views, friendly staff, well maintained sites.
Aug 05, 2015
Nice location just outside of town, camp sites and cabins spaced up a hillside, cabin porch with a view very nice, full breakfast available at cook shack, well stocked store. All very enjoyable.
Aug 05, 2015
Watch out for pine trees on your site, they can cause sticky messes on your tent!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Welcome to camping in the high desert- we have pinon pines.
Aug 04, 2015
Enjoyed the stay very much. Plan to come again soon!
Aug 04, 2015
Bad weekend to be there - too many Jeeps all reving their big engines while I was trying to enjoy a quiet weekend camp! Happy to see new shower house!
Aug 04, 2015
horrible dirt roads and sites, nothing here to deserve 50 bucks a night (with KOA card discount!) Owners need to spend some money on gravel and cement pads.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We will never put cement pads on our sites- if you want to stay in paved parking, stay at Walmart. We are working on fixing the roads- had major thunderstorms that damaged them last week. Tough to do major construction at the busiest time of the season.
Aug 04, 2015
Some camp sites better than others.. need to ask for flat area or shady areas.. showers a little crowded, but didn't check out the puppet level of new showers... overall not to bad pretty view of 14teeners ( Mt`s)..
Aug 04, 2015
Was enjoyable wish we could have stayed a little longer
Aug 04, 2015
Good location and friendly staff.
Aug 04, 2015
Breakfast was awesome. Camp was awesome once they straightened out my resv. So relieved Dom answered after hours to correct my resv and let us in our cabin after hours, even if he was grumpy.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Sorry if I was grumpy- in July I miss my beauty sleep!!!
Aug 03, 2015
The hosts are amazing!!!
Aug 03, 2015
The breakfast was delicious! cabins were cozy and clean. activities were fun. Kids loved the rock climbing
Aug 03, 2015
love the new owners! played volleyball into the night, the night of the ice cream social, with a bunch of other campers, epic!
Aug 03, 2015
Best KOA Iv stayed in yet!
Aug 03, 2015
Super helpful, friendly owners and staff. Cabins, showers, common areas all very clean. Thanks for another great weekend get away BV KOA!
Aug 03, 2015
The staff was very helpful! My wife and I have always enjoyed our stay here and look forward to our next visit. Keep up the good work!
Aug 03, 2015
Wonderful staff clean grounds
Aug 03, 2015
This was our first time camping at a KOA and we were pleasantly surprised at how friendly the people were and how nice the facilities were.
Aug 03, 2015
Very clean and friendly people. Bathrooms and cabins were immaculate. Will definitely stay again.
Aug 03, 2015
Clean campground.Friendly,helpful staff.Only stayed one night,but I was impressed and would stop again.
Aug 02, 2015
Nice grounds with great views. Breakfast at the cook shack was quick and tasty. The new bath house is a nice upgrade from the traditional KOA restroom/showers.
Aug 02, 2015
Great people, awesome place
Aug 02, 2015
Awesome
Aug 02, 2015
You found us that last cabin at the latest hour! All the creature comforts well attended to and provided for. It was clean and tidy, your cook shack was great and a bargain! The setting, of course, magnifique!! People,staff, delightful.
Aug 02, 2015
Restrooms very clean. Driveway to office rough. Roads around campground very dusty and somewhat rough. Internet did not work and no cell service for AT&T. Owners were courteous and helpful. Many KOAs that I have stayed in have a communal fire area. This one did not. Fires were close to RVs. Great views. Nice breakfast. All hosts were helpful. Very busy time of the year.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We have a communal fire ring at our cook shack, and have a fire during our Saturday ice cream social. Roads were damaged by thunderstorms and we are in process of fixing. Internet is limited in mountains, with a full park it's worse.
Aug 01, 2015
A beautiful, spacious campground in a scenic setting. We loved the Arkansas River. Helpful employees and active owner.
Jul 31, 2015
Loved cabin 10 for its privacy and views. Great campground discipline. Quiet and clean. Friendly staff. I shall return.
Jul 30, 2015
This is our second summer staying at BV KOA. Great experience each time. Clean bathrooms, great staff, beautiful mountain views. Love the Cook Shack and ice cream social. Close to all activities in Buena Vista and Salida. We will come back again.
Jul 30, 2015
This little gem is tucked in between the town of Salida to the South and Twin Lakes/Tuquiose Lake to the North with wonderful views of a couple 14ers. The grounds are nicely treed with enough space between camp sites and cabins to make it personal, yet still offer the opportunity to meet your neighbors. The facilities are nice- well stocked and cared for. We've already recommended it to.
Jul 30, 2015
Best Koa ever. Hope to return.beautiful setting, nice facilities and friendly, accommodating staff.
Jul 30, 2015
Made reservations in April and asked to be put by our other group and was not. Front desk lady was a little rude. Not many ammentities.Probably wouldn't stay again.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Your group had three one room kabins, two of which were next to each other and the third had a tent site between them.
Jul 29, 2015
Jul 29, 2015
Such wonderful service! Thank you for all you did to make our stay a roaring success. :)
Jul 29, 2015
Took our dog with us. When we walked him, he picked up a lot of stickers from the weeds or bushes that lines all the roadways/walkways. It was a mess to get all the stickers out of him. Also, when we checked in, the lady gave us a site too far from the bathrooms so I asked to be closer and she acted a bit put out about changing sites.
Jul 28, 2015
Friendly staff. Very clean. Great unbeatable view!!!!
Jul 28, 2015
Hosts were welcoming and friendly. Kamp was well organized, clean, and well maintained. We'll definitely return!

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