Buena Vista KOA Reviews

Campground Reviews

Jun 08, 2020
Jun 08, 2020
Jun 08, 2020
Nice campground!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks!
Jun 08, 2020
wish there was some type of PAD to park on, or at least walk out onto from the coach. Wish it was like the photo above, with a nice concrete pad, a swing set, a nice table with chairs & umbrella....we had none of that, just dirt and a dirty picnic table. It had bird poop all over it....s/b cleaned before a guest checks in. The baths were CLEAN and water was hot. Staff was very friendly.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

All KOA's are different- not all of us have grass, not all sites are patio sites. Glad you found the restrooms clean.
Jun 08, 2020
It was fantastic! We had a beautiful site and the staff was great!!!!!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for staying with us!
Jun 08, 2020
Compared to other fancier KOA's this one is a little rustic. That being said the whole campground is clean. Staff friendly. The setting is amazing. Not just row after row of campers. They really made use of the natural setting to spread the sites and cabins out. Want to go back.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Be glad to have you back!
Jun 08, 2020
Great stay. Bathrooms were a little dirty at times. But staff very friendly and accommodating.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We were very busy and it can be tough to keep up with the bathrooms; we'll try harder.
Jun 07, 2020
Nice sites not packed in like sardines. Friendly office, well stocked store! Social distancing much much Much appreciated, not so however in Buena Vista. No fires allowed����, not even to cook meals. Propane only. The water is clean and drinkable but chloriney and salty. I drank a bunch and was fine, just not the most tasty . HIGHLY reccomend this place! So much to do in this area

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We do treat our water because it does have high mineral content, so it isn't very tasty- but it is safe! The fire ban is tough, too. We have been very dry this year. Thanks for staying with us!
Jun 07, 2020
Check-in was easy, friendly and accommodating staff, facilities were clean, great amenities like ping pong table and ice cream social, camp store had all your camp essentials, and location is near many different activities.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed your stay, thanks!
Jun 05, 2020
beautiful RV park, spaces large enough to feel a sense of privacy. Beautiful views, very friendly staff.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks, glad you enjoyed your stay!
Jun 04, 2020
Our favorite KOA in Colorado. Beautiful views and the owners and staff are very friendly. We have been staying there when on vacation for years.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad to have you!
Jun 04, 2020
We really enjoyed our stay. Very friendly people and nice hook ups

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you!
Jun 03, 2020
Our family enjoyed our stay at the Buena Vista KOA. It was close to the Whitewater Rafting event we had scheduled. The staff was friendly and helpful. This was a great get a way from the Covid-19 pandemic. The bath house, camp site, and dog run areas were clean.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for staying- hope to see you another time!
Jun 03, 2020
I loved the campground, but would like gravel (or something) put down on the RV pads. It's just really dusty and some type of ground covering would help.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

That's something we try to do once we start getting extra cash in, but that's been tough this year.
Jun 03, 2020
The staff was amazing and accommodating when we asked to upgrade to a Kabin for our stay. the Kabin was very clean and even smelled clean when we arrived, which is critical in this day and age. The only reason we do not give it a 5 was the restrooms, and the groundskeeping is in dire need of an upgrade. Great location, and a great little get away.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Our restrooms are old, and need an update, it's a long term plan since it won't be cheap. With COVID opening delays we haven't been able to bring in staff and get grounds spruced up.
Jun 03, 2020
This visit happened due to an unexpected plan change and as it turned out, it was great! Super excited we ended up here. Nightly rate was high ($70), but staff was very friendly & helpful. Views are killer & great trails, accessed from the property, for hiking & biking.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed the stay!
Jun 02, 2020
We were meeting friends there, so it was a very nice weekend. Nice warm welcome from the management. Very helpful and friendly.We would love to see the RV sites leveled a bit more. Every one happy to be out and starting summer.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are working on leveling as time and budget allow.
Jun 01, 2020
Excellent hosts and great view of the mountains.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for staying!
Jun 01, 2020
It was just a last minute stop in our travels for a place to sleep. Really enjoyed it would definitely go back for a longer stay.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for staying with us!
Jun 01, 2020
Great stay. Clean campground and laid back staff that's easy to work with.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for staying with us!
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!
Sep 01, 2020
Great place to stay
- Rick Nolan on Google
Aug 31, 2020
Nice and quiet place to relax with views of the Collegiate Mountain range. You can stay in your RV or a tent “glamping” or in a tepee! ! The owners are so nice and we like staying there on trips into Colorado.
- SantaFeDiva on Trip Advisor
Aug 31, 2020
Spent 5 nights here. Beautiful scenery!! Great place to hike or take short walks...treated like family. Definitely a go to back to place!!!
- Nita Biggs on Google