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

2017 Buena Vista Events Schedule

There are a number of things to do in Buena Vista, Colorado and surrounding towns like Salida in the Summer of 2017. A Riverhouse Lodge is located on site of The Adventure Company which offers whitewater rafting and many more activity packages. The schedule below will show you all of the ‘goings-on’ in and around BV this Summer. Activities from concerts and festivals, to joining a community dog walk, are...... 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

3 Ghost Towns to Check out this Fall

Historically minded outdoor enthusiasts rejoice! The Arkansas Valley is loaded with abandoned mining towns that make for a great day trip and a wonderful opportunity to see Colorado’s Wildlife and the autumn colors.   St. Elmo: The town of St. Elmo is one of the most accessible and best preserved mining towns in the state of Colorado. A beautiful, 16 mile drive down CR 162 past Mount Princeton Hot Springs...... 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

Collegiate Peaks Scenic Byway During Leaf Peeping Season

Happy September!  Fall is my favorite time of year in the Arkansas River Valley; everything has calmed down from the buzz of summer, the Aspen leaves begin to change, but it is still sunny and warm enough to be outside almost every day.  We are also lucky enough to be located right along one of Colorado’s Scenic Byways, a beautiful drive providing easy access to the Collegiate Peaks. I took...... Read More

3 Ways To Enjoy The Colorado Trail

Happy August! It’s hard to believe that just last month I was celebrating the fact that the snow was almost all melted off the Collegiate Peaks. Now, in August we have had a couple storms bringing a layer of fresh snow back onto them! As an avid hiker and backpacker, I am so excited to share the Colorado Trail with you!  If you haven’t checked it out already, the Colorado...... Read More

3 Things for Land Lovers To Do In Buena Vista

Happy July! Summer is finally here in full swing and the snow is *almost* all melted off the Collegiate Peaks. I have been anxiously waiting for this time, when the snow is melted and the Spring storms have calmed down a little. It’s the perfect time to attempt to climb a 14er!  I wanted to take advantage of the nice weather and turned climbing Mt. Yale into a weekend adventure....... 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