Buena Vista KOA Reviews

RV Reviews

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
Jul 05, 2020
Jul 05, 2020
Friendly and helpful staff. Clean place to stay with great views and humming bird activity. Will come back for sure.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for staying!
Jul 05, 2020
Love the cleans lines in each spot. Kids had a great time with the 4 wheeled bikes.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed your stay.
Jul 04, 2020
Beautiful views, wonderful hiking trail starts on property. Very quiet and well kept. Staff was friendly and helpful. The dog gives the dog park a thumbs up.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad the dog enjoyed the dog park- thanks!!
Jul 04, 2020
Staff and managers very helpful. Wewill return

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks!
Jul 03, 2020
Jul 03, 2020
We go there all the time love staying there!! Staff members very friendly!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks- always a pleasure!!!
Jul 01, 2020
Jul 01, 2020
Jul 01, 2020
Great place to stay. Owners were very accommodating. They moved us with no issues when our original campsite didnt work out. ...not to mention the ice cream social on Saturdays. One issue..water was kind off salty tasting. Lots of minerals. Recommend bringing your own for drinking and cooking...unless you like salty coffee. Otherwise awesome place. 2nd time there, and we’ll be back regularly!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We do treat our water (softener) which does leave salt residue, so it doesn't taste very good. You are correct, high mineral content. It is safe.
Jun 30, 2020
Easy check-in, site was fairly easy to navigate to. Site was unlevel gravel, which required blocking to stabilize coach. And sites are pretty close to one another, but that is typical with almost every KOA.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are trying to gravel the sites some more- with the covid closures our budget took a hit.
Jun 29, 2020
Jun 29, 2020
Good: good location, everything worked at our site, as advertised Bad: The bathrooms are too far away from some of the campsites, a friend of ours had a nasty interaction with manager of the facility, there was a pipe about 50 yards from our site that would spew out what I can only guess is septic tank overflow - this caused an odor at our site and raised health concerns

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Our septic tanks were pumped out the day you arrived- they were overdue because of schedule disruption due to covid. We have two bathroom facilities on the property to try to lessen the distance to walk.
Jun 29, 2020
Bathrooms were dirty, all we could smell was cigarette smoke all day and night. Decided to leave a night early. Staff was good but only so much you can do with the facilities, for $20 more we could have stayed in a hotel.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We have been very crowded on the weekends and have been working to keep up on the bathroom cleaning. Sorry you were next to a smoker, we restrict it in buildings per state law but can't stop folks outside. FYI the Super 8 in town is $150 per night.
Jun 27, 2020
Beautiful campground and the staff was super friendly and helpful! Would definitely come back.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for staying with us!
Jun 27, 2020
There was a freak funnel cloud that picked up an unsecured KOA picnic table on our site and slammed it into our trailer (caused a lot of damage). My family felt that the pop up was no longer safe so we headed home after 1 night of a 3 night stay. Our spot is now rented (for a night that we paid for) and the owners will not give partial refund. Male on phone was INCREDIBLY rude! First time at KOA:(

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We do not give refunds for issues outside of our control. The table might not have moved (no others did) except for the tarps and canopies (things that act like a sail) that you had tied to your camper. I was polite but said no, and you did not want to hear that answer.
Jun 26, 2020
Very clean and scenic park! Lovely mountain views. This was a nice place to camp and drive to nearby beautiful areas. Will be back again when the shutdown is over.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks, looking forward to your next visit!
Jun 25, 2020
Buena Vista KOA needs to get their sewer system repaired.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Our septic pump guy was able to get out today (June 25) and found that someone had put rocks into our dump station. Not enough to completely block it but enough to make dumping an issue (solids and debris would get hung up).
Jun 25, 2020
First to stay at their new deluxe patio site. Beautiful views! The staff was great as well.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed it!
Jun 25, 2020
only there one night but liked the location, found the setting scenic, and appreciated the friendly staff. facilities all very good.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you!
Jun 23, 2020
Jun 23, 2020
The electric only site we were given was really, really narrow with a picnic table behind the rig and on the edge of a steep slope. No way to enjoy the outside space.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We have the one electric-only pull-through site, and it isn't in high demand, so we haven't focused on upgrading it.
Jun 22, 2020
Jun 22, 2020
Owners were very friendly. Great view of mountains!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks!
Jun 22, 2020
What beautiful views from the campground. Nice and quiet lots of families camping. Great playground for kids and bike and hiking trails. The owners and the staff were friendly and helpful. The only negative it was dusty. We will definitely camp there again.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are a high desert environment and have been very dry- dust happens.
Jun 22, 2020
Ussed stay there all the time. Is run down. Many of the things dont work. No WiFi, they used to have it now they dont. If I Ihad known that it no longer worked I would have not made reservations. .Left 3 days early because I could not take it anymore. NEVER stay there again.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We do have WiFi, but have been very busy and it slows down when we are crowded. I'm a bit confused, because you left at the end of your scheduled stay, not early.
Jun 21, 2020
It wasn't a bad place to stay just really hard to level a trailer., which didn't happen, in the spot we had anyway. I think if the pads were made of asphalt or concrete that would help. Also getting the water spigot up and off the ground would have been nice also like some other spots we saw had.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We try to add gravel and grade the sites each spring, but with COVID issues causing income loss, we didn't have the money to get it done. We'll look at the water spigot height, though.
Jun 21, 2020
While rustic, this KOA has all the amenities of a newer park, although with more charm. One of our party became seriously ill suddenly while we were in park. KOA team members and the owners were extremely helpful (owners both medics and took over). Directed ambulance to sight and assisted in every way possible. All turned out well with our party member thanks to the BV KOA Team.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We were very happy the health issues got taken care of, and happy to help.
Jun 20, 2020
Jun 19, 2020
The manager was very friendly and helpful. Camping areas nice and clean.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad to help make your stay great!
Jun 16, 2020
Really fun!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks!
Jun 16, 2020
The owners were amazing and all the staff was accommodating. The ice cream social was just what we needed

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed your stay!
Jun 15, 2020
Jun 15, 2020
Jun 15, 2020
Dump station was overflowing when I went to dump. Had to go to another spot to dump.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Sadly, someone dropped debris into the dump station and didn't let us know. We had to get the power auger out to get it unclogged.
Jun 15, 2020
This was our first trip out in a new/old pop up. We had a great spot. The staff and owner were all awesome and very approachable. I had great conversations with everyone I talked to. Thanks for an awesome experience!!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Glad you enjoyed your stay!
Jun 13, 2020
Jun 13, 2020
People were very friendly and helpful. However there was an extremely strong sewage smell in the men’s bathroom and in front of the building. Hiking trails were great

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We have been trying to figure the source of the odor- seems to be insufficient water in the urinal flush mechanism. Waiting on the parts to fix it!
Jun 12, 2020
Jun 11, 2020
Great place to camp. Great staff, beautiful views of mountains. Older but clean facilities. Only problem is low water pressure. Definitely will come back if possible.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Water pressure can be an issue. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
Jun 09, 2020
It was a wonderful weekend. The views are gorgeous. In addition to the views the hummingbirds are all over the place and fun to watch. The hosts were very kind and knowledgeable of procedures. We will definitely be back.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for staying with us!
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