Buena Vista KOA Reviews

RV Reviews

Aug 01, 2020
Excellent, except badly needed wifi. Poor reception.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Sorry, we get 25MB/s into the park over a radio link for our guests use. There are no hardwire options available to us.
Aug 01, 2020
The staff was great, we went to the store for an item that we really didn't think they would have, cocktail sauce, and the wonderful lady went to her personal pantry and found some. A man that was also in the store said if she didn't have any he probably did. We had a great stay. Wonderful and friendly, we will certainly be back.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks, glad to help!
Jul 31, 2020
The gentleman who runs this park was terrific! Thank you for being so kind to our kids and making our stay great.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Our pleasure!
Jul 30, 2020
Tried to use KOA points for a discount. Needless to say a bit of a hassle. What's the point of having a rewards program if it is that hard to use. Main person checking in was not very friendly. Site was 90%+ dirt and not very level. Overall, would not recommend this place to anyone. Better to stay down the road in a national forest for free.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

It is much easier to use points when you stay more than one night.
Jul 29, 2020
Beautiful views of the central mountains. The sites are roomy. Our parking area was not level.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We'll work on leveling the site.
Jul 29, 2020
We rented a site with full hookups. After driving 15 hours the owner informed us we had no sewer hookup available. People were dumping their sewer out on the ground. The electric to our site kept going out the whole 4 days we were there. The owner blamed it on our neighbors turning our electric off but the breaker was tripping due to faulty wiring. Everything in our freezer ruined.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Sorry, you booked online and selected a site with water/electric only. We had no full hookup sites available. The site you were in is fed from the next site and guest do have a habit of turning off all breakers when they leave- which happened once during your stay.
Jul 29, 2020
Great RV park! Beautiful views and friendly staff.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank You!
Jul 28, 2020
Jul 27, 2020
Jul 26, 2020
I really try to like this place! I have stayed here 5 or so times and I guess I accept the Unleveled sites and the Terrible wifi. I really need the WiFi to be at best mediocre to do work and try to have a good time with my family.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We get 25Mb/s into the park over a radio link, which is the only service available. When we are crowded with many folks trying to use the wifi, it can't handle the load.
Jul 26, 2020
Very nice and clean. Very littlewater pressure in bathhouses and campsite

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are on a well, and when many folks are using water the pressure drops.
Jul 26, 2020
We were able to get a last-minute reservation That turned out to be a beautiful spot under a big tree. The woman in the office was very friendly and welcoming. We only stayed one night, but wish that we could have stayed longer! This was actually the second time that we've stayed at this KOA, and we will hope to stay there again!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We hope to have you back!
Jul 26, 2020
Buena Vista is a nice place.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks
Jul 26, 2020
Even though it was full and spaces are close together it was quiet. Clean park and friendly staff. Has an off leash area which is always appreciated.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks!
Jul 25, 2020
Jul 25, 2020
It was very quiet and peaceful. Friendly and funny staff that were very welcoming. Bathroom was clean but could have kept up with toiletries and paper towels for overnight better. Our campsites were great! Plenty of shade and plenty of good areas to put tent. Even with the fire ban in place we were able to have campfires using the propane fire rings the campground provided. we will be back!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We try to make sure the tp is stocked before the office closes at 9pm.
Jul 24, 2020
Positive: Beautiful view Negatives: Power tower had reverse polarity (was fixed), water was awful even with 2 filters (in line and Brita), bathrooms need a full update, no pool

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Not reversed polarity, loose neutral wire. There are no outdoor pools in this area except at the hot springs. And our main bathrooms are older, but our satellite bath house is 5 years old.
Jul 24, 2020
We had a very nice large pull through which made it very convenient for entering and exiting. However we were 2 spots away from the restroom area and we could smell sewage especially when it was warm out.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We have been trying to find and fix the source of the smell.
Jul 23, 2020
Jul 22, 2020
Great, friendly people. Old camp - ugly plastic/gravel covering on something in our site. The water tastes and smells bad. THE VIEW IS FANTASTIC, with mountain vistas and close-in amazing rock formations. The BEST thing about this KOA is the adjacent county hiking trails - unbelievable and beautiful! The bathrooms are clean and convenient.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

The campground was built/opened in 1965. There is a septic tank adjacent to your site, the plastic and gravel is over the access port so it can be pumped out. We are on a well and the water has a very high mineral content, it's potabel but not tasty.
Jul 21, 2020
4 nights 50 amp service Very nice campground

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed your stay!
Jul 21, 2020
The KOA has a wonderful view and very friendly people! It's a very peaceful place to stay and we were there for two nights, Friday and Saturday. We did have a problem with our "full hookup" however. The dump pipe was uphill from our site, and it was full so we couldn't use it. We even tried moving our camper back before we left to try to empty the dark and gray water, but could not.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

The sites on the hill (where you were) the sewer lines are shallow due to thin soil, and each site has a p-trap to keep the gas from coming out, which is the water you saw. If you dump, it won't overflow.
Jul 21, 2020
Very nice facility, well run, beautiful view of the mountains.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you!
Jul 20, 2020
Nice and quiet, clean!! Nice staff!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks!
Jul 19, 2020
The property is very clean and beautiful and the scenery is amazing. The staff are very knowledgable, helpful, friendly and accommodating.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad we could make your stay great!
Jul 19, 2020
Easy access to the highway. Facilities were very clean. It took us a few tries to get.our trailer situated on the site so the hoses would reach the hookups and still have room for the truck. Nice dog play area.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed your stay!
Jul 17, 2020
Jul 17, 2020
It was very nice.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks!
Jul 16, 2020
Poor housekeeping in men’s restroom/ shower. Dead bugs everywhere, toilets are loose, showers are dirty and seem unsanitary. Placement of black water sewer hookup is too high to allow down flow form my small trailer to the hookup. I had to unhook the sewer hose multiple times to lift the hose above the height of the KOA sewer hookup. Staff is friendly, walking trails, fishing and great views.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We got rid of staff who weren't doing their job in cleaning. Sewer connections on the hill are cast iron pipe and difficult to remove/replace.
Jul 16, 2020
Nice setting and area. Campground needs some TLC

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We fix and update what we can based on time and budget.
Jul 15, 2020
Jul 15, 2020
Jul 15, 2020
Had a great stay

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks!
Jul 14, 2020
Very nice and we will be back later this summer or next for sure!!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Look forward to having you here again!
Jul 13, 2020
Jul 13, 2020
It was great that we were able to use the cook shack pavilion

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed it!
Jul 13, 2020
I will not visit this location again. The water is smelly and murky, there is no wifi and the entire campground is very dusty. They don't do anything to try to mitigate this. We have stayed at different locations that spray water to help keep down the dust. There are also weeds everywhere, the grounds look pretty bad.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We do have wifi, but we have 25MB/s in bandwidth into the park (over a radio link), which all guests share. We have been in a pretty severe drought, and that brings up a lot of dust. We do spray leftover brine water from our treatment system on the roads to hold down the dust. It is difficult to wee
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 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.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank You for staying with us!
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
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
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
Camp ground was clean and the staff was very friendly and accommodating.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks!
Jul 05, 2020
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