Buena Vista KOA Reviews

Campground Reviews

Jul 12, 2020
Great area, good hospitality, friendly service and awesome hiking trail. Only downside was restroom had a consistent odor that made it hard to take a shower.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We have been trying to track down the source of the smell- we had a blocked pipe that we fixed but there may be another source. We'll keep looking for the source.
Jul 12, 2020
Pretty campground. Cant say anything good about the staff or management.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Sorry you lost track of your time and didn't realize you were supposed to leave. Your phone was out of service when we tried to call, and we were unable to charge the additional night to your card without you being present.
Jul 12, 2020
This KOA used to be a one of the highlights of our vacation... will never go back. The public bathrooms are filthy and when my husband and are took out showered there the drain in the shower pan was so slow draining that when I was done was standing in a couple inches of filthy water. My husband reported the same experience . The bathrooms have a strong sewer smell as well.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We haven't had complaints about slow draining in the showers, and haven't noticed it during cleaning. Please let us know of issues when you are here so we can address them right away.
Jul 11, 2020
The staff was very helpful and friendly

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks!
Jul 11, 2020
Nice campground on rolling hills above Buena Vista. Sites are large and spread out. However, most are sandy and very dusty. Ours the septic hookup was uphill. Some of the facilities are showing their age.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Sand and dust is part of our high desert environment, enhanced by the abnormally dry year we are having.
Jul 11, 2020
Lots of space between sites. Amazing location with friendly staff and clean facilities. The stars at night were the most vivid and the views by day were grand! A great KOA! We shall return.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank You!
Jul 10, 2020
Really great location and fun for the kids. Staff is very kind and helpful. Site has useful camper hardware if something common breaks.

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Thank You for staying with us!
Jul 09, 2020
the taste of the water coming out of the campground faucets is awful, which is hard to believe given the location. I called in advance to ask for a campsite with a view and was told nothing was available. however, the site next to us had a beautiful view and was empty the whole time we were there. the picnic table on our site was literally crumbling to pieces. Paint chips were falling off!!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

The site next to you is a water/electric tent site- it was reserved but the person coming in cancelled. Our well water has a very high mineral content- we treat it to soften it but it doesn't taste very good, although it is safe to drink.
Jul 08, 2020
Really need a clearer sign for the turn into the KOA we almost missed it. Need some gravel on those hills we had a motorcycle and had a minor accident on the dirt and soft sand. Did have a minor electricity issue when we arrived it was down for a couple hours but came back. Beautiful views and good access to the town. Average stay good things and things to work on. OH SUPER NICE OWNERS!!!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We can't put a larger turn side at the road as its not our property. Putting down more gravle fell victim to losing spring business to covid (just didn't have the $$). The electric issue was the whole park and the area nearby lost power- transformer issue on the main lines per the co-op.
Jul 07, 2020
Jul 07, 2020
Jul 07, 2020
Perfect stay, loved the trails that start right on the campground. Looking forward to my next KOA stay!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you!
Jul 07, 2020
Although our site was not ideal (P1) with a significant amount of traffic, the owners and staff were GREAT! Very comfortable and clean throughout the campground. We'll definitely be back.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks- glad your stay was enjoyable!
Jul 07, 2020
Was not thrilled with your guide trying to put us in a site that was too small for the length of our camper. He was not guiding us properly the ladder ripped off the camper. When we scheduled we told you how long our camper was and you should have never tried to put us there. NOT HAPPY CAMPERS!!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

The site we assigned is over 75 feet long, more than adequate for your 45 footer. The escort told you to wait while he got the person from the adjacent site to move their belongings out of the site, but you drove in, missed the turn and caught your ladder on a fence. As the driver, if you don't want to work with our escort the responsibility falls on you.
Jul 06, 2020
Jul 06, 2020
Staff very friendly and welcoming. Bathrooms were clean and the dog park was great for our fur kids.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed your stay!
Jul 06, 2020
We stayed in spot P61 and we had plenty of space for our RV. At night it was quiet and peaceful unlike some places we’ve stayed in the past. From my booking and throughout our stay the staff was friendly and helpful. One of our favorite events was the Ice Cream Social Hour on July 4th.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you had a great stay!
Jul 06, 2020
The setting is one of the best for a KOA and the hosts are the best. I love the fact that the store has a variety of great items and you can buy pizza cheap and it is great. Keep up the good work. Would be nice to have a bathroom upgrade yet it won't affect my stay.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Bathroom upgrades are nice, expensive, and you really can't charge more to make up the cost. They are in our longer-term goals.
Jul 06, 2020
Camp ground was clean and the staff was very friendly and accommodating.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks!
Jul 05, 2020
Jul 05, 2020
Jul 05, 2020
Friendly and helpful staff. Clean place to stay with great views and humming bird activity. Will come back for sure.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for staying!
Jul 05, 2020
This was a nicely designed campground with great views. The 3x I used the single use restrooms they were filthy. I cleaned the bathroom before using them. There were signs that they hadn’t been thoroughly cleaned in quite some time.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We had an extremely busy weekend and it was difficult to keep up with cleaning.
Jul 05, 2020
Tent camping with electricity: area near electrical outlet was not raked to ride rocks nor thorny plants. Recommend moving electrical outlets closer to the prepared tent area or preparing tent area closer to electrical outlet. Recommend wind-wall and adding pebble rocks to the tent areas and parking area for when it rains. It must be a muddy mess during rain.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are trying these sites out as tent sites with electric to see if there is demand.
Jul 05, 2020
Love the cleans lines in each spot. Kids had a great time with the 4 wheeled bikes.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed your stay.
Jul 04, 2020
Great campground with great management. Would recommend to anyone looking for a spot to camp.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks!
Jul 04, 2020
Beautiful views, wonderful hiking trail starts on property. Very quiet and well kept. Staff was friendly and helpful. The dog gives the dog park a thumbs up.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad the dog enjoyed the dog park- thanks!!
Jul 04, 2020
Staff and managers very helpful. Wewill return

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks!
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!
Aug 06, 2020
We loved our short stay with our RV. Friendly staff and clean bathrooms. My kids loved the playground and short, scenic hikes. Had a nice, fully stocked store. Will be back!
- RBurszewski on Google
Aug 05, 2020
Nice views for sure!!!
- Bert S on Google
Jul 30, 2020
Had to use there dump station very friendly people
- John Awrylo on Google