Buena Vista KOA Reviews

Campground Reviews

Jun 01, 2020
Wonderful location and friendly staff. Clean campground. The men's bathroom needs a note for campers to hold the handle down when flushing as it is harder than a normal handle and people were leaving the toilets unflushed.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We'll work on that!
Jun 01, 2020
Check in was lengthy as the staff was frazzled. There was a fire ban in place and we were not informed. Multiple people had fires going and the owner went around yelling at everyone to drown out the fires. Not a good experience.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

You were the only one who had a wood campfire- all others were using propane fire rings, which are allowed. How you missed the electronic billboard driving into the county, the orange sign on our doors, and our staff stating we were under a fire ban puzzles us.
Jun 01, 2020
We had a great stay, the campground was well-maintained and staff was helpful!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you!
May 31, 2020
May 31, 2020
The campground was nice. The sites were crowded together, though that’s to be expected from KOA. It did not seem staff were very keen on enforcing rules. There was a countywide fire ban during our stay, and we were told in no uncertain terms that we could not have any open flames. But that evening multiple campers lit campfires and no one was asked to extinguish them.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Propane fire rings are allowed, and that is what people were using. We had a few light firewood and we did have them put them out.
May 31, 2020
Cabin was just as advertised. Worked perfect. Because of COVID did not use the playground, looked good. Staff placed us very close to the restrooms, which is what we had requested. Pizza delicious and convenient. Only issues other campers not following rules. Campers w/fire, stage 2 restriction. Campers using playground. Hard to explain to granddaughter she couldn't, governor's orders.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We spoke to the few campers who lit wood fires- there was only one. Other campers were using propane fire rings, which are allowed. We had explained that while we had put up tape to block the playground, none of us were going to yell at kids who went in to use it.
May 31, 2020
We didn’t like the dirt around the around the campground that’s all.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are a high desert environment that's been abnormally dry this spring, so dust is a part of the experience.
May 30, 2020
May 29, 2020
The staff were friendly! And that's about it! Picnic tables were falling apart, no pavement...all sand with no grass or gravel. Extremely hard to maneuver an RV in sand! No pool or amenities that we have come to expect from KOA. Very disappointed!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We had a flash-flood late fall that washed a lot of sand into the park and have been digging it out. There are no outdoor pools in Buena Vista except at the hot springs, due to our elevation and dry climate.
May 27, 2020
We love this KOA location. Dom and Helen work so hard to offer us a perfect getaway. Well done!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks- glad to have you!
May 27, 2020
The owners and staff were wonderful and welcoming and the views fabulous! The store was well-stocked and the restrooms were clean. The sites we were in were a bit difficult to get into, our rigs sank a bit into the sand, and one couple complained that the WIFI was too unreliable. But the views and staff made up for those shortcomings. We all enjoyed visiting to town of Buena Vista, too.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We have limited WiFi options here- over a radio link is what we are able to get (no fiber or cable links near us). We are working on upgrading the sites and getting rid of sand.
May 26, 2020
May 26, 2020
May 26, 2020
Wonderful, friendly staff. The park is clean and well taken care of. With the Covid 19, all things considered, we had a very nice time.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for staying with us!
May 26, 2020
Very friendly staff. We would have liked more space between other campers if possible.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Some of our sites are tight, others have more space- moving utilities isn't easy! Thanks for staying!
May 26, 2020
We had a great time. The staff was very friendly and are looking forward to staying again

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks, glad to have you!
May 26, 2020
wonderful campground and the best koa staff!! location of the koa is perfect too

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We have the best guests, thank you!
May 26, 2020
Great time. The owners are fantastic. Thanks and we will be back

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Looking forward to your next visit!
May 26, 2020
Beautiful location. Friendly staff!! Clean restrooms. Wish we could have stayed longer.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Hopefully you can your next visit!
May 23, 2020
Great folks. I had issues with my trip plans and they went above and beyond To work with me. They do make you feel Like family. The pizza was more than I Expected.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad we were able to help you out!
May 22, 2020
Great hosts. Clean sites and bathrooms. Friendly and helpful.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for staying with us!
May 20, 2020
What a awesome KOA. The hosts were awesome,very friendly,helpful and accommodating. The views were outstanding from our sight. Best KOA we have been in so far. Will be back again and bring some friends.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Delighted to have you back. Thanks for staying with us!!!
May 16, 2020
May 14, 2020
Nice simple campground clean with great views and great friendlt people who work at the camp

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks! Glad to have you!
Oct 24, 2019
Oct 23, 2019
This is our 3rd time here at this KOA. Nice and quiet weekend. Cabin is in great condition and well taken care of. Staff is friendly and helpful. Will be back next year!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed your stay!
Oct 19, 2019
Very nice location, great campground

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks!
Oct 19, 2019
Very beautiful view on the mountains. Nice hikes behind the campingsite. Cosy bulidings.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for staying!
Oct 19, 2019
Owners rude and you can tell they were at the end of the season. Moved down the road and stayed at another campground that was amazing. People don’t have to stay with rude people and give them money

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Sorry you arrived after hours, parked in a site with water turned off- but grabbed a map that directed you to a site with full hookups, realized the mistake right after but didn't move, then came in and asked that the site be free and we said no. Thanks for not returning.
Oct 16, 2019
Staff was super friendly and helpful! Can’t wait to visit again next season.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Be happy to have you back!
Oct 13, 2019
Oct 12, 2019
I actually live in BV, and had some clients who were traveling through with their new trailer, so I decided to join them; I had the site next to them. We had a great time visiting over dinners and campfires! I was VERY impressed with this campground; the sites, facilities and personnel. I will definitely be recommending the Buena Vista KOA in the future!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks!
Oct 12, 2019
It has been very interesting experiencing the different KOAs in ten states. Each have their unique qualities but the Mountain View here was incredible. We had a comfortable sleepover in a basic cabin in 20 degrees. Extra kudos to campground manager who replied to our call of distress when the fuse blew. He arrived immediately to set it to rights! Thank you!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad to help!
Oct 11, 2019
Very convenient location, staff friendly and helpful.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks!
Oct 10, 2019
We have always enjoyed this camp ground. This time, however, when we hooked up, the water pressure seemed very low. My husband walked down to the office and informed the owner. He told my husband that that seemed unlikely and "if we didn't like it we could get our money back and go elsewhere". We stayed but there was little pressure for our shower. I think this owner is in the wrong business.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are on a well, and the water pressure at each site varies depending on number of people using water at any particular time, which I tried to explain to you and your husband several times.
Oct 10, 2019
Nice and convenient location. Staff was friendly and helpful. I am sorry we topped our water tank at this location as the water tasted very salty. We had to dump our water tank and refill down the road at Poncho Springs Visitor Center.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are on a well and treat the water.
Oct 09, 2019
Beautiful location, friendly and helpful staff, very quiet campground!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed your stay!
Oct 08, 2019
Beautiful setting. The dump station needs to be remodeled.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

This one has me confused.
Oct 08, 2019
Maybe it was the time of year (Oct.). We had to wait for hours before someone showed up at the store. He was very nice and the store was well stocked for RV's and food items. The first site we tried had deep grooves and no way to level. Our final site was better, but still needed leveling. The views from up high were awesome! Looking at the teeners was special. Their family room was a plus.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We had two flash floods this year, second just after labor day and haven't had a chance to regrade all sites. During the off season we don't staff the office all day, but leave those with reservations maps to your site, and open sites for those without reservations to choose from.
Oct 07, 2019
Amazing weekend enjoying gorgeous scenery and Colorado fall colors! We love this place. It's clean, the staff are very friendly and helpful, and there's no lack of adventure and recreation in the area.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for staying!
Oct 07, 2019
Great campground, beautiful area, conveniently located in striking distance to the Collegiate Peaks. Recommend highly.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank You!
Oct 07, 2019
Good location. Moderate facilities. Staff that is clearly sick of customers at the end of the season

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks
Oct 07, 2019
Oct 06, 2019
Oct 06, 2019
Oct 05, 2019
Great place, wonderful scenery, facilities were well maintained and clean and the campground was quiet. Fabulous trails in BLM land, which is on the north and east side of the KOA, are seemingly endless. However, the campground water, while being potable, tasted horrendous. It was very salty and probably heavily laden with minerals.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are on a well, and do treat the water.
Oct 04, 2019
Nice facility

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks!
Oct 04, 2019
We enjoyed our stay!!!! Thank you

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad to have ya!
Oct 04, 2019
From the telephone call to make a reservation, every staff member we encountered was super friendly and helpful. One of the best KOA campgrounds we have stayed at. The view is spectacular! Loved our stay!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad we could help!
Oct 04, 2019
We arrived late and left very early, thank you for leaving our info for us so we could easily make a quick stop without being there during hours when it is staffed. I wish someone was around to tell the folks in the cabin next to us what quiet hours were but we let them know so we could sleep! Nice facilities.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We do have a night emergency number on the map, so if someone is loud after hours we can come up and quiet them down!
Aug 11, 2020
We had a great stay here and it was perfect for our family. Great views and very beautiful! Love the hummingbirds.
- Louisa Rizzo on Google
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