Buena Vista KOA Reviews

RV Reviews

Aug 22, 2019
Not LIKE ANY OTHER KOA that we have stayed at before. Some of the trails thru the campground would be almost impossible to get a motorhome into. Out in the middle of nowhere with sagebrush and dirt and sand parking and "trails." Definatetly will not go back or recommend anyone else. Our dogs didn't even want to go outside our motorhome. J. L.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We had a flash flood a few days before your stay and are still repairing our roads.
Aug 21, 2019
Placed almost out of campground and bath houses were both a long hike. Newer bath facility had toilet/sink/shower combo which is nice. However, the sink had plenty of hot water but no hot or warm water was to be found at any setting in the shower.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Please let us know if there is a problem while you are here so we can figure out the issue and fix it. Thanks for staying!
Aug 21, 2019
Everyone was very friendly. Our spot was on a hill with no trees, and it was hard to level the trailer, as it was on a slope. But the facilities were good, and the breakfast at the Cook House was amazing!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed your stay!
Aug 21, 2019
People were lovely. Very helpful. Bathrooms clean. The only thing was the sand. Got stuck and maintain guy was helpful with instructions. Sand got everywhere though. Liked the natural environment.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

W prefer natural campsites as well. We had a flash flood a week ago, which washed a lot of sand down the hill, We've been putting gravel in but haven't gotten everywhere as yet. Glad we were able to get you unstuck.
Aug 19, 2019
The staff were very friendly and helpful! Unbelievable view of the Collegiate Peaks.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad to help!
Aug 19, 2019
We have stayed several times at this KOA. It's well run and quiet. The location is just a couple of miles from Buena Vista, and the setting is beautiful with views of the Collegiate Peaks. The only improvement I can suggest is to check on the state of the bathrooms a little more frequently. Otherwise we love it.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We've been short staffed this year so it's tough to keep up on the restrooms.
Aug 19, 2019
More expensive than some KOA. Sites are clean but very old and not well maintained. Poor Wi-FI and Poor Water Pressure.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are priced to the other campgrounds in this area. On busy weekends water pressure and the wifi get hit pretty hard and struggle to keep up.
Aug 18, 2019
We were located in P61 This space is not good for a 31 ft. bumper pull due to the limited turning capacity. It was hard to get in and get out of. The bathroom in that area was not clean and there was no hot water at 7pm. We have stayed here a lot and have always enjoyed it. I realize you are making room the the bigger rigs but please don't forget the smaller rigs. Thanks

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

The bathhouse was getting used a lot, and has two water heaters but they can get overwhelmed. We limit P61 to 34 foot RV's (or less) but it can be a challenge to get into- maybe we'll go 30 foot or less.
Aug 18, 2019
This is the best campground around. The view from the campground is spectacular! It is very well taken care of and all the employees are very friendly. Dom and Helen are great! The bathrooms are always clean. We have been camping here for around 5 years and will definitely be back!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks, glad to have you stay with us!
Aug 17, 2019
Great staff, very helpful and friendly. Beautiful location.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank You!
Aug 15, 2019
Our favorite place to camp!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

One of our favorite campers!
Aug 13, 2019
Very friendly staff and great sites.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank You!
Aug 13, 2019
Beautiful setting! Water had a bit of a strange taste.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are on a well and do have to treat the water, it is safe to drink, but not good tasting.
Aug 13, 2019
We came in quite late—after the office was closed. The employees were leaving in their cars but spotted us, came back, and escorted us to our campsite. We had a very difficult back-in, and they stayed to assist us with our large camper and challenging back-in in the dark. They were fantastic and went above and beyond to help us that night. Thank you!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad we could help!
Aug 12, 2019
The site I reserved is listed as a 20/30 amp full hookup back in site. The electrical box has only 30 amp service. I use a standard 20 amp extension cord for my vintage camper. I asked the staff for an adapter and was told they would sell me one and not give them any attitude. Never stay at this trashy dump again.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We no longer have loaner adapters as they get taken, we sell them for $3. You made the reservation that day online for a backin w/e, we had no full hook ups available. You were abusive to our staff, and in an email to us you said our employee was lucky you didn't knock his teeth out. Thank you for not returning.
Aug 12, 2019
Aug 12, 2019
Great views and great people working there to make your stay great! Will return again !

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for staying with us!
Aug 12, 2019
super view of the Sawatch range and the 14k peaks. Nice helpful staff

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank You!
Aug 12, 2019
Service was great. people working there were very friendly and helpful. we were next to some people that had a couple of big dogs. they let them run loose and then kept yelling at them. although they kept telling people they wouldn't bite. it was just very annoying. your restrooms and showers are in serious need of update. toilet was hard to flush.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Restroom updates are in future plans- they are very expensive. Please let us know if there are guests who are letting their dogs run loose or disturbing you. We can't be everywhere all the time, and if we don't know about something we can't take fix of it. Thanks for staying.
Aug 11, 2019
We always love staying with you guys in BV. You're doing a wonderful job!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank You very much, glad to have you!
Aug 11, 2019
Great owners and view and breakfasts awesome.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed your stay!
Aug 10, 2019
Great location.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks!
Aug 09, 2019
wifi was very poor

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We let folks know the wifi is bad when the park is crowded.
Aug 09, 2019
Very nice place. I believe it is very well run. Not as friendly as other koas, but it may have just been that they were busy. We may have been spoiled by the others. We enjoyed our stay very much.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

It is our busy season...
Aug 08, 2019
This is a great place to stay to explore the area. This is not a totally paved resort KOA but a camping venue and nice enough to have a great stay. Good playground, dog run, and store, so a great base camp! We’ll be back.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad to have you back!
Aug 08, 2019
Beautiful setting surroundedby mountains, rustic. Restrooms and showers were clean but there is very little water pressure. Sites are not paved or level. However I would stay here again due to location.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are on a well, when we are full demand impacts the water pressure. We will not pave the sites to keep the natural atmosphere- we work on grading the sites but can't during busy season.
Aug 08, 2019
Very nice campground and very nice people

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank You!
Aug 08, 2019
We stayed here two nights ago and it was ok. The campground itself is in a decent,safe, quiet area. But it doesn’t offer many shady sites and the sites are very plain. You just get a fairly level pad with a small fire ring and the spots are pretty small. It is fine for a night if you are passing through and the Mountain View’s are very nice. It would be nice idea they made som patio sites!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Patio sites are in our plans for the upcoming off season.
Aug 07, 2019
Aug 07, 2019
I didn't see the rest rooms and showers so I can't give a five star rating. However the best tip I got was to buy my gas in town which is cheaper than the stations on the highway.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

You would've liked them!
Aug 06, 2019
Aug 06, 2019
Aug 06, 2019
We really enjoyed our stay. This was our first KOA and had a great experience. Our only complaint is that we couldn’t drink the water due to it being to salty in taste for us. Would stay again.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for staying, we are on a well and have to soften the water which is why it's salty.
Aug 06, 2019
Loved our stay for the All-4-Fun event in BV. Spent 11 nights and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. Campground was well maintained and restrooms were clean. The cook shack was great and enjoyed having breakfast on Fri-Sun. The wifi service was poor, but it's to be expected given the area you're in. Definitely will stay here again for future BV event.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

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

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for staying!
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

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

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

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed it!
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.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We try to accommodate site requests as best we can.
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.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

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.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

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
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!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

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 01, 2019
Jul 31, 2019
Jul 31, 2019
The view is great and the staff is always good to help you out.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

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

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

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!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

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.
Oct 27, 2019
Loved the campground. Very clean. The host was always there. And very helpful.
- Hazel Polston 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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