Buena Vista KOA

Open April 1 - October 31

Reserve: 800-562-2672

Info: 719-395-8318

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27700 County Road 303

Buena Vista, CO 81211

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Camper Rating 4.5 out of 5

Based on 1000 Reviews

Campground Reviews

Jul 13, 2016
Staff was nice. Place was clean. Though the showers were pretty small for a full park. Would return for sure. Great place.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed your stay
Jul 13, 2016
This is our fourth stay and it is a destination campground for us. We love the Cook Shack food and the campground, itself. Suggestions: I would love to be able to request a particular cabin at reservation and actually get it upon arrival. Also, some staff not so friendly as others. But both problems don't reduce my rating of this great campground.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for coming! If you do want a particular cabin or site for a stay please call us to make a reservation- internet reservations don't always get looked at in a timely fashion.
Jul 13, 2016
The place is beautiful, Mt. Princeton in background. I liked everything except the campgrounds really felt stacked on top of each other, with little privacy. I was forced to listen to neighboring campers' conversations. Other than that, the experience was very nice.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed your stay- it's tough to fit sites with the areas that are suitable for putting up tents.
Jul 12, 2016
Jul 12, 2016
Super friendly and helpful staff. Convenient location. Spots are way too close together though, there is no privacy and every night our neighbors to the right and left packed up loudly at 4 a.m.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are working within the design of a 50+ year old campground.
Jul 12, 2016
we stayed two nights in a 27 foot travel trailer. Best feature of this campground is the view, and it is stupendous. Wifi worked well, washrooms and facility overall very clean. Staff are very friendly. Campstore is well stocked with essentials. Our favorite location for exploring the Arkansas River Valley.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you!
Jul 11, 2016
Great location and views!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed your stay!
Jul 11, 2016
One cranky lady in the office on check in otherwise average

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for staying with us.
Jul 11, 2016
We found our kabin to be very comfortable and we especially liked the porch swing!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed it!
Jul 11, 2016
Great place. We love staying here. We bring our family and friends all the time

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad to have you back!
Jul 11, 2016
Great campground. The new bathroom/showers is a very nice addition, and very clean. Courteous staff.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you!
Jul 11, 2016
Wireless needs upgrade

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Wireless performance is good when the campground is less busy, but on holiday weekends we are limited in bandwidth.
Jul 11, 2016
Staff are very friendly and helpful. They keep the grounds clean and safe. Love the Cook Shack!!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed your stay.
Jul 10, 2016
Enjoyed it here so much stayed two more days--6 in total!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed yourself!
Jul 10, 2016
Great site, very accommodating staff. Thoroughly enjoyed our one nite stay!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you!
Jul 09, 2016
Jul 09, 2016
Jul 09, 2016
Stayed for two nights with two dogs. No issues and the dog playground has a tree with shade and is super clean. Impressed!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks!
Jul 09, 2016
enjoyed the friendliness of the staff and great sites.

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Thank you!
Jul 08, 2016
Jul 08, 2016
Amazing views. Fantastic staff. Very competitive with other camp sites in the area as far as price. Loved the Park Model Kabin it was worth every penny. Look forward to our stay next month.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you!
Jul 07, 2016
Stay was ok except for the owner. After the BV fireworks display someone near us shot off a few illegal fireworks. As we were leaving the viewing area, the owner knocked on my car window and completely lost her mind. Dropped two f-bombs with my kids in the back seat telling me to not light off anymore (and it wasn't me!). I get her concern, but she could have handled it much better.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Sorry about the f-bombs, we had just gotten off the phone with our neighbor to the west whose livestock was getting disturbed by the nearby illegal fireworks.
Jul 07, 2016
Clean spaces, nice environment, helpful staff!!!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you!
Jul 07, 2016
A great little camp, breakfast was good, facilities clean but could be super hot with no shade. The teepee was fun to stay in.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks!
Jul 06, 2016
GORGEOUS views, quiet sites, fun managers; I hope to stay here every year.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We hope you do too!
Jul 06, 2016
What a nice spot!! We enjoyed staying in cabin 6 as it was close to bathrooms/showers. Our kids especially loved the playground and the berg bikes. We look forward to staying again next year!!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed your stay!
Jul 06, 2016
We loved this KOA, from the spectacular views, location to town, cleanliness, staff and activities - first class! We loved it so much that we made future reservations during our stay!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks- looking forward to your return!
Jul 06, 2016
This is a very nicely maintained KOA in a beautiful setting. We have stayed here quite a few times for recreation in the area (hiking, cycling) and will be back again.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you!
Jul 05, 2016
This KOA is fantastic! The owners Dom and Helen are so helpful and friendly, plus their team is always courteous. We'll return there again as soon as we can!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed your stay!
Jul 05, 2016
A gem of a campground - beautiful views of the collegiates and a charming staff.

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Thank you!
Jul 05, 2016
Jul 05, 2016
We just love this place! Great location and the owners truly care about you and your stay!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you!
Jul 05, 2016
Very clean. Friendly staff. Wish it hadn't rained though!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Sorry- can't control the weather!
Jul 05, 2016
Great staff and a great campground. We'll be back!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you!
Jul 05, 2016
Speaking to Dom was great, you run a beautiful campground! We stay here often and it is a highly recommended stop along your journey!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Appreciate your compliment!
Jul 04, 2016
I am torn by this KOA. These are the nicest owners I have ever camped with. They are warm and welcoming and go above and beyond to make you happy. The views of the surrounding mountains and the Arkansas River valley are spectacular. The breakfast was delicious, and came out very quickly. That said, some of the camp sites are very tight, not very level, and are rocky and Sandy.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We work with what we have on site to try and level the sites. Some sites are larger than others.
Jul 04, 2016
This KOA is the DIRTIEST I've ever seen. Dirt everywhere. May be a good idea to pave it gravel the roads. By the time your done showering, you get dirty walking back to your trailer, cabin or tent. If you try to drive to shower, the only parking is on the opposite side of the main building so you have to walk to the other side to use the facilities. Completely inconvenient.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

This is the high desert, and we have a limited water supply so whatever grass grows is all we get. We have been graveling the roads as budget permits, but we will not pave. Perhaps a motel would be more to your liking than a campground.
Jul 04, 2016
Great location, amenities and great staff!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you!
Jul 02, 2016
The staff were not welcoming nor were they friendly. Our children were made to feel unwelcome and were yelled at for rather minor infractions. They had an ice cream social advertised all day on Sunday and then when we showed up at the time, the staff said it was held the night before. They didn't apologize just brushed us off. The facilities were clean but I would never bring a family here again.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Our ice cream social is always on Saturday night, which is on our maps and signs. The only time we've reprimanded kids in the game room has been when they were hitting each other with pool sticks.
Jul 02, 2016
Unfortunately, we did not have a pleasant experience at this KOA. It was very different from the other KOAs that we have stayed at in the past in that children were not welcomed at all. We met up with relatives, and there was a total of 7 children in our group. They did not feel comfortable playing in the game room, or on the playground because they had been rudely reprimanded in both places.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

The only time we've reprimanded kids in the game room has been when they were hitting each other with pool sticks.
Jul 01, 2016
Very friendly staff. Amazing mountain views. Would have appreciated more reasonable prices on breakfast.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Our breakfast prices are comparable with local places. We minimally increased prices this year.
Jul 01, 2016
We enjoyed our time at the Buena Vista KOA. They have a variety of sites, rocks and it feels more like a state park or forest campground--but with hookups.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed your stay!
Jul 01, 2016
Friendly service. Clean bathrooms. Wish breakfast had started at 7:00 instead of 8:00

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Sorry about the schedule- we open later because we were getting very few customers between 7 and 8am.
Jul 01, 2016
What a beautiful place! The facilities were clean and well maintained and the people there were super friendly.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you!
Jul 01, 2016
Had a wonderful stay owners were very friendly and made you feel very welcomed. Would highly recommend

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you!
Jun 30, 2016
Things that need improvement:- no cable tv on the full hook ups, the pitches and roads need to be tamaced, the staff while helpful were inexperienced when we asked about local hiking trails. We were also unaware the proximity of the local prison when we booked.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Cable tv isn't available at the campground. We will not pave the the property, if you wish paved spots we aren't the place for you. New staff this summer isn't as familiar with the area, working on it. Local prison is over 1.5 miles away.
Jun 30, 2016
I enjoyed my time there. It was clean and the people were friendly. The only problem I had was we made reservations ahead of time under the same last name , and my cabin was the furthest out or away from the rest of the family. I had to drive to spend time with my family on the same camp ground. Other than that it was a great place.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Sorry about the separation, the rest of your group were in a group tent site which we have no cabins close to. You were in a cabin with one of the best views, so we hope you enjoyed it!
Jun 30, 2016
The campground was very nice, and even more important, the owners and staff were wonderful! Loved the breakfasts at the Cook Shack, too!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you!
Jun 29, 2016
Great

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks!
Jun 29, 2016
The view, owners and staff were great! Our grandsons enjoyed doing the crafts. Showers and bathroom facilities are kept very clean. The breakfast portions and price are very reasonable. We had a very pleasant stay.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks, glad you enjoyed your stay!!!
 

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