Recharging in Buena Vista

Colorado Wildlife around Buena Vista & Breckenridge

When people visit Colorado they often think of beautiful Rocky Mountain scenery, the country’s best rafting adventures & charming mountain towns. Very often visitors reach out to us and ask us if there is a chance to see wildlife around here! Wildlife in Chaffee and Summit County – Colorado  Besides spectacular views of mountains and gnarly whitewater on the Arkansas River, the Arkansas Valley and Summit County has a lot...... Read More

3 Hot Springs to enjoy in the Arkansas River Valley in Colorado

cottonwood hot springs

Buena Vista is most well-known for its access to world class whitewater rafting, however, now that it’s way too cold, and the river is way too low for river sports, the hot springs are the place to be. 🙂 A Riverhouse Lodge is a short drive away from three different hot springs, each with their own unique vibe. Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort Is about 15 minutes away, at the...... Read More

Ptarmigan Lake – Beautiful Fall Hike

A Riverhouse Lodge in Buena Vista makes the perfect base camp for your fall hiking or fishing get away. County Road 306, in Buena Vista, is a hiking and fishing goldmine. This road alone holds trailheads for Cottonwood Pass, the Colorado Trail, Mt. Yale (a fourteener), Cottonwood Lake, Hartenstein Lake, and, my new found favorite, Ptarmigan Lake. If you come out in mid to late fall, the trails aren’t nearly...... Read More

Raft and Stay Package

We have created a great package for those guests who want the thrill of rafting during the day but the comforts of a roof over their head at night. We call it our Raft and Stay Package and instead camping or staying at a Buena Vista campground, guests stay at A Riverhouse Lodge located right on the Arkansas River. After checking into our comfortable 6 room Lodge, you head out...... Read More