Buena Vista KOA Reviews

Campground Reviews

Jul 03, 2020
Jul 03, 2020
We go there all the time love staying there!! Staff members very friendly!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks- always a pleasure!!!
Jul 02, 2020
Very relaxing! Loved the tent site I had! I will be back and will reserve that same site!!!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed it, thanks!
Jul 02, 2020
I had a quick overnight stay in Kabin 06 before leaving early to hike the next morning. Overall it was pleasant but the curtains over the table in the front room need washing and the fan was incredibly noisy. Intermittent, but annoying enough that I ended up switching it off. Have stayed before and will stay again!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We'll check on the curtains and the fan, thanks for letting us know!
Jul 01, 2020
Jul 01, 2020
Jul 01, 2020
Great place to stay. Owners were very accommodating. They moved us with no issues when our original campsite didnt work out. ...not to mention the ice cream social on Saturdays. One issue..water was kind off salty tasting. Lots of minerals. Recommend bringing your own for drinking and cooking...unless you like salty coffee. Otherwise awesome place. 2nd time there, and we’ll be back regularly!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We do treat our water (softener) which does leave salt residue, so it doesn't taste very good. You are correct, high mineral content. It is safe.
Jul 01, 2020
Very clean. Staff was very friendly. Beautiful spot!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank You!
Jun 30, 2020
Easy check-in, site was fairly easy to navigate to. Site was unlevel gravel, which required blocking to stabilize coach. And sites are pretty close to one another, but that is typical with almost every KOA.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are trying to gravel the sites some more- with the covid closures our budget took a hit.
Jun 30, 2020
The views are incredible! The front desk help was very friendly, the bathrooms were super clean, and all the amenities made it a nice, easy spot to camp!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks!
Jun 29, 2020
Jun 29, 2020
Good: good location, everything worked at our site, as advertised Bad: The bathrooms are too far away from some of the campsites, a friend of ours had a nasty interaction with manager of the facility, there was a pipe about 50 yards from our site that would spew out what I can only guess is septic tank overflow - this caused an odor at our site and raised health concerns

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Our septic tanks were pumped out the day you arrived- they were overdue because of schedule disruption due to covid. We have two bathroom facilities on the property to try to lessen the distance to walk.
Jun 29, 2020
Bathrooms were dirty, all we could smell was cigarette smoke all day and night. Decided to leave a night early. Staff was good but only so much you can do with the facilities, for $20 more we could have stayed in a hotel.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We have been very crowded on the weekends and have been working to keep up on the bathroom cleaning. Sorry you were next to a smoker, we restrict it in buildings per state law but can't stop folks outside. FYI the Super 8 in town is $150 per night.
Jun 29, 2020
Bathroom/Showers were clean and well kept. The campground had beautiful views.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks!
Jun 29, 2020
The whole place is dirt. I get that your camping but a little pea stone wouldn't hurt at least on the site where you camp or put up your tent. Amenities weren't too bad, a little old but did the trick.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Losing business for April and most of May put a crimp in our budget to buy rock to spread.
Jun 28, 2020
Jun 28, 2020
I Love coming to KOA Buena Vista, it’s the one place I know I’ll enjoy everytime. The owners are always amazing and I will be back for another visit.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks!
Jun 28, 2020
Check in was easy but no explanation by agent if explanation of amenities of was needed.Bathrooms were clean,although 2/3 showers had no hot water. Discovered after 2 days there were other showers w/hot water.Owner said "couplings on the hot water heaters may be bad."Blew fuse in glamping tent after dark 1st night...maintenance had to reset.Was told one outlet was bad. Never fixed.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We said the shower's might have an issue, some folks have claimed it but others haven't. The glamping tent really doesn't have the power to run your portable cooler, the space heater on full power, plus charge your phones and run your cpap all at the same time. The outlets were not bad.
Jun 27, 2020
Beautiful campground and the staff was super friendly and helpful! Would definitely come back.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for staying with us!
Jun 27, 2020
There was a freak funnel cloud that picked up an unsecured KOA picnic table on our site and slammed it into our trailer (caused a lot of damage). My family felt that the pop up was no longer safe so we headed home after 1 night of a 3 night stay. Our spot is now rented (for a night that we paid for) and the owners will not give partial refund. Male on phone was INCREDIBLY rude! First time at KOA:(

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We do not give refunds for issues outside of our control. The table might not have moved (no others did) except for the tarps and canopies (things that act like a sail) that you had tied to your camper. I was polite but said no, and you did not want to hear that answer.
Jun 26, 2020
Very clean and scenic park! Lovely mountain views. This was a nice place to camp and drive to nearby beautiful areas. Will be back again when the shutdown is over.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks, looking forward to your next visit!
Jun 25, 2020
Love this place. We travel here every year. Bathrooms are always super clean and the staff is really nice. We'll be back next year.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad to have you!
Jun 25, 2020
Buena Vista KOA needs to get their sewer system repaired.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Our septic pump guy was able to get out today (June 25) and found that someone had put rocks into our dump station. Not enough to completely block it but enough to make dumping an issue (solids and debris would get hung up).
Jun 25, 2020
First to stay at their new deluxe patio site. Beautiful views! The staff was great as well.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed it!
Jun 25, 2020
only there one night but liked the location, found the setting scenic, and appreciated the friendly staff. facilities all very good.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you!
Jun 23, 2020
Jun 23, 2020
Jun 23, 2020
We love this KOA - the staff are great and the location is awesome. This time we were a little disappointed to find the Cook Shack closed (which is not mentioned on their website) and also the Go Karts were "out of order". This is why I'm rating it 4 star instead of 5 - otherwise we had a great time and will return for sure.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

The cook shack was a money loser for us last year. With the new COVID sanitary requirements it didn't make sense to open it. We are working o how to sanitize the pedal carts after use- another additional requirement we are working through.
Jun 23, 2020
The electric only site we were given was really, really narrow with a picnic table behind the rig and on the edge of a steep slope. No way to enjoy the outside space.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We have the one electric-only pull-through site, and it isn't in high demand, so we haven't focused on upgrading it.
Jun 22, 2020
Jun 22, 2020
Owners were very friendly. Great view of mountains!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks!
Jun 22, 2020
we rented a one room cabin. The cabin was spacious and clean. The beds were pretty comfortable, loved the porch swing with the hummingbird feeder! made for a unique stay. Great views, sites were large enough to maintain social distancing. Our daughter loved the playground, and our dog loved the dog run. Little sandy however through out the campground. Best to wear sandals! we will be back!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are a high desert environment and quite sandy. Thanks for staying with us!
Jun 22, 2020
What beautiful views from the campground. Nice and quiet lots of families camping. Great playground for kids and bike and hiking trails. The owners and the staff were friendly and helpful. The only negative it was dusty. We will definitely camp there again.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are a high desert environment and have been very dry- dust happens.
Jun 22, 2020
Ussed stay there all the time. Is run down. Many of the things dont work. No WiFi, they used to have it now they dont. If I Ihad known that it no longer worked I would have not made reservations. .Left 3 days early because I could not take it anymore. NEVER stay there again.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We do have WiFi, but have been very busy and it slows down when we are crowded. I'm a bit confused, because you left at the end of your scheduled stay, not early.
Jun 21, 2020
It wasn't a bad place to stay just really hard to level a trailer., which didn't happen, in the spot we had anyway. I think if the pads were made of asphalt or concrete that would help. Also getting the water spigot up and off the ground would have been nice also like some other spots we saw had.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We try to add gravel and grade the sites each spring, but with COVID issues causing income loss, we didn't have the money to get it done. We'll look at the water spigot height, though.
Jun 21, 2020
Great time in the KOA. We enjoyed the cabin for the 4 day stay. Showers were hot and clean. The two maintenance men were working constantly and kept the place clean and in good shape.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks!
Jun 21, 2020
While rustic, this KOA has all the amenities of a newer park, although with more charm. One of our party became seriously ill suddenly while we were in park. KOA team members and the owners were extremely helpful (owners both medics and took over). Directed ambulance to sight and assisted in every way possible. All turned out well with our party member thanks to the BV KOA Team.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We were very happy the health issues got taken care of, and happy to help.
Jun 20, 2020
Jun 20, 2020
Jun 20, 2020
Always clean and friendly- such beautiful views

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks!
Jun 20, 2020
Stayed for a night on a tent site, love the area where I was at; able to enjoy the wall of rocks protecting my tent. Bathroom were clean however some that comes in doesn’t keep it all the way close allowing others to access. Maybe put a sign to ensure it is all the way close and secure the front door of the bathroom because men can come in to our bathroom. Scary specially at night!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We'll check into the bathroom door issue, thanks!
Jun 19, 2020
The manager was very friendly and helpful. Camping areas nice and clean.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad to help make your stay great!
Jun 18, 2020
Fantastic!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank You!
Jun 17, 2020
Such a amazing time. Great team and facility!!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks!
Jun 17, 2020
Hi there; our cabin was ready, clean, with gorgeous views and tons of hummingbirds! We thought the KOA campground provided all our needs and we will be back again.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed your stay!
Jun 17, 2020
Great camping! Clean cabins and bathrooms, wonderful location. Will be back for sure!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks!
Jun 16, 2020
Really fun!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks!
Jun 16, 2020
The owners were amazing and all the staff was accommodating. The ice cream social was just what we needed

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed your stay!
Jun 16, 2020
Absolutely loved everything about our stay! Everything was so easy and the owners were more than happy to brew a pot of coffee for us. We’ll be back for sure in the next couple of weeks!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad to help with the morning caffeine need!!
Jun 15, 2020
Jul 05, 2020
Friendly and helpful folks. Great view of Mountains
- Jonathan Amborn on Google
Jul 03, 2020
Nice place great staff
- 2kruz on Google
Jul 03, 2020
Nice campground. Awesome view!
- Troy Braithwaite on Google