Buena Vista KOA Reviews

Campground Reviews

Aug 06, 2019
Everything was fine with just a couple minor glitches. Very friendly and we had a great view of the mountains.

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Thanks for staying!
Aug 05, 2019
Aug 05, 2019
Aug 05, 2019
Nice people , Good location .They are friendly and helpful people .

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Thank You!
Aug 05, 2019
nice campground with nice amenities for all. The playground was safe for kids of all ages and had picnic tables in the shade for the adults to sit and watch the kids. The sites were good size and comfortable to house dinners outdoors along with several chairs around the campfire. we really enjoyed our stay and appreciated all the accommodations such as laundry, a cook shack etc

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Thanks for staying with us!
Aug 05, 2019
Beautiful view, great tent site for this region. good level of privacy.

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Glad you enjoyed it!
Aug 05, 2019
Awesome cabin, nice people had fun.

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Glad you enjoyed your stay!
Aug 05, 2019
The bathroom door was partially broken and it was a nightmare too open and the bathroom was disgusting. The campsite does not apply quite hours and I was stuck btw, rude and inconsiderate people. I will never recomend or stay there ever again.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Sorry, the sudden monsoon rains have swollen the door making it tough to open. We have been full every night, difficult to remove doors for repair and keep up with bathroom use. You did mention (at 10am) that the next site got up to leave between 6 and 7 am, which really isn't a quiet hours violation we can fix.
Aug 05, 2019
Do not like KOA’s but this one is a exception. They let u choose ur own site and are very easy to get along with. Also campground is nature oriented.

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We try to accommodate site requests as best we can.
Aug 04, 2019
Great staff, clean grounds and cabin. Very convenient location.

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Thanks!
Aug 03, 2019
Aug 03, 2019
Fast, friendly and efficient staff. Amazing views of the Scholastic Range. Just a few minutes from town. Well kept and great hiking/mountain biking trails.

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Thank You!
Aug 03, 2019
The campground was clean and well cared for. Some of the sites were tight for bigger rigs but the views made up for this. The advertised WIFI was totally inadequate for a campground of this size where the reception area worker stated that the campground was on a 15 GB plan and our findings were that the internet was not available for most of the time. $$$ dictated better WIFI availability.

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Our connection speed is limited to 15mb/s as we are on a radio link to our provider- our only other option would be a 1.5mb/s phone line. Welcome to rural america.
Aug 03, 2019
Aug 02, 2019
We love the proximity to Mt Princeton Hot Springs. Tent, RV, camping options are helpful. Would love to try the pancake breakfast sometime and enjoyed the pizza option. Great spot! Great view!!!!

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We do a cooked to order breakfast Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings.
Aug 02, 2019
The campsite was beautiful, staff friendly. We stayed over the weekend 7/4/19. KOA was packed. The women's bathroom was consistently out of toilet paper. When I made the staff aware, he said, "Yes, I'll have someone take care of that when they arrive, in a couple of hours! WiFi was nonexistent. Water tasted terrible, unusual for Colorado. If you go, bring drinking water and toilet!

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We need female staff to go into the ladies rooms to restock while they are open, or we have to wait until we close them for cleaning. Wifi gets overwhelmed by the number of guests onsite, and we are on a well.
Aug 02, 2019
We stayed on night prior to summiting Mt Yale. Then the following evening came Back to stay another night. The front office staff were very friendly and accommodating! We love the cabins in Buena Vista. The bathrooms were a bit unclean. But all in all we enjoy our stay and plan to come back.

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In our busiest time of the year it's tough to keep the bathrooms as clean as we would like.
Aug 01, 2019
The stay was fine. However the female owner was hostile and rude both on the phone and in person. While booking my stay she paused during our conversation to yell at customers shopping in the camp store. She was super rude while I was doing laundry too. She seems like she is not happy and was not a good "host"

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Sorry- some campers let their children run loose in the store, and we'd rather not have merchandise damaged.
Aug 01, 2019
Jul 31, 2019
Jul 31, 2019
Jul 31, 2019
The view is great and the staff is always good to help you out.

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Glad we could help!
Jul 31, 2019
The folks that work there are great. Friendly and helpful. But some pavement would do wonders.

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There are way too many older buried utilities underground here to pave over them. And we prefer camping in the outdoors, not a parking lot.
Jul 30, 2019
Jul 30, 2019
Jul 30, 2019
The staff are very friendly and helpful. The park has not done anything to improve their camping area. No trees or grass. I know that they are in an arid location but it will never get any better if they don’t plant trees. The worst part is that the camp sites are not level! I had to raise the left side of my Motorhome to the full extent to even get close. They should level!

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We do level, but we also had three water leaks in the line that is 6 feet under that site and it hasn't completed settling.
Jul 29, 2019
Jul 29, 2019
We love this campground, but this year there seemed to be a lot of very noisy dogs. One trailer had several dogs that barked for hours without stop and the site next to us had dogs that started yipping at sunrise and didn’t stop until they left. I wish there had been better enforcement of the dog rules. We leave ours at home because he’s a barker and we don’t want him disturbing others.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Please let us know if there are dogs or other guests disturbing you- we aren't everywhere on the campground all the time and can't address an issue if we aren't aware of it.
Jul 29, 2019
just love Dominic and his wife. Such awesome hosts and always enjoy staying here. Thanks for going above and beyond to make our visit special/

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Glad to help!
Jul 29, 2019
Great campsites and views! Prices in the store are reasonable. Love the events they have for guests. We enjoyed the pizza delivery and ice cream social. Great place to stay! Owners are so nice!

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Thank you very much!
Jul 29, 2019
Beautiful area, food was great at the snack shack, very clean!

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Thank You!
Jul 29, 2019
Jul 29, 2019
Had a very good stay staff was very helpful everything was clean

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Thank you!
Jul 29, 2019
Jul 29, 2019
Nice facilities, so great to have things like paper towels, fully functional restrooms, sink for dishwashing, etc. We enjoyed our stay!

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Thanks!
Jul 28, 2019
A little good, a little bad! First, there was a mix up on our reservation, which I had made 2 months in advance. When I pointed out that my reservation confirmation was in conflict with what the manager was telling me, he got an attitude and told me I was wrong. Not exactly customer service oriented! The bath houses are far away. Kids wanted to play air hockey...$1 per game!! Same with ping pong!!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Actually air hockey and ping pong are free, pool costs $1. You booked in early June for late July, which is our busiest time of the season, and we had told you multiple times when you called which sites we were able to get you in. The bathrooms are only far from one cabin, which is why it has an AC/fridge and microwave in it.
Jul 28, 2019
Jul 28, 2019
Yes we had a very good stay everything was clean the staff was very courteous

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you, glad you enjoyed your stay!
Jul 28, 2019
We enjoyed our stay at the KOA in Buena Vista . Only wish it had stronger internet. Other than that it was great. Quite and well run. Like the owners. Nice friendly atmosphere. Great fire pits. Good bathrooms. We will definitely be back and hopefully bring some friends.

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Glad to have you! We have a limited choice of internet providers here- basically one for our location- so what we have is about it.
Jul 27, 2019
Jul 27, 2019
Thanks for putting our RV spot close to the tent spot for the rest of our family.

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Glad to help!
Jul 27, 2019
Other than the scenery, this KOA site is priced higher than most we have stayed in previous. It is not very clean, looks slightly dumpy. Honestly, if KOA signs not present, looks like a commune camp. Would not stay here again unless I had to. Going to try the new Shavano site next trip. They tried, but too expensive here for amenities and facilities available

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We are priced in line with the local campgrounds.
Jul 26, 2019
Our favorite place to camp, friendly staff, makes you feel at home!

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Thanks for staying!
Jul 26, 2019
Having the dump uphill from our trailer connection was not very handy. Had to hand walkthe hose to empty it.

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Utility lines were put in the most logical locations- there is a large tree on the opposite side of that site that wouldn't allow us to dig up and install lines.
Jul 25, 2019
We love the natural way the campground is arranged. The staff accommodated our request for the site. Very clean and well kept. We really like this campground.

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Thanks, glad we could make your stay enjoyable!
Jul 24, 2019
Jul 24, 2019
Jul 24, 2019
Beautiful location and VERY friendly staff. Clean restroom/shower house.

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Thank You!
Jul 24, 2019
Jul 24, 2019
Our site was 53 there is no way for your sewer to drain properly. in fact many on that hill side had the same propblem very poor design

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The sewer lines in that section are cast iron original to the campground and nearly impossible to repair or replace, without causing further damage.
Oct 27, 2019
Loved the campground. Very clean. The host was always there. And very helpful.
- Hazel Polston on Google
Oct 06, 2019
Really nice owners and great campsites to match the fantastic views of the Collegiate Peaks. Definitely a return visit in future. 😊
- Nancy Cayer on Google
Oct 10, 2019
We arrived after closing time and used the self check-in which was easy and clear. The sites are spacious enough. It was easy to manoeuvre with our 33ft RV. Unfortunately we could only stay for one night. We enjoyed our short stay at this well maintained park.
- Nieske_zld on Trip Advisor

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