6 Things to Do in and Near Buena Vista, Colorado this Winter

Winter is one of the best times to visit Colorado and the stunning town of Buena Vista! This winter wonderland is surrounded by massive 14,000-foot peaks, whose white summits reach high into the sky. Traditionally, summer is when larger crowds come to experience our historic town, but in our opinion, winter is just as fun as summer (plus it won’t feel as busy)!

There are many fun activities to do in the winter all set in one of the most beautiful landscapes in the United States. That winter chill and days of sunshine could be just the thing you need to re-coup this year… and A Riverhouse Lodge is the perfect place to do so! Located in the middle of amazing ski destinations, access to miles and miles of trails, and other scenic opportunities, we’ve created a curated list of activities to assist you in your winter planning:

Rentals: Create your own adventure with rental options to traverse through the winter snow! Snowshoes and cross-country skiing are great workouts that will help you take in the tranquility of wintertime! This is a great opportunity to truly experience being out in nature with few sounds other than crushing snow around you. You can get both snowshoe and cross-country ski rentals from:

a riverhouse lodge things to do in buena vista colorado winter

Skiing & Snowboarding: In our opinion, hitting the slopes could possibly be one of the best winter activities out there. We don’t just have one ski resort… but 5 all in short driving distance from our lodge! This is a great opportunity for the entire family as there are many different runs and even ski schools for the first-timers. The local favorites are Monarch Mountain and Cooper Mountain, but Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Breckenridge Ski Resort, and Copper Mountain are not out of reach! (P.S. Monarch and Cooper also have a tubing hill!)

a riverhouse lodge things to do in buena vista colorado winter

Snowmobiling: Feel the thrill of enjoying the mountains on a snowmobile! From adrenaline junkies to family riders, there are multiple trips that will have you soaring through the mountains. With miles of extensive trails in the area, explore the back-country at exhilarating speed:

a riverhouse lodge things to do in buena vista colorado winter

Hot Springs: Don’t forget to pack your swimsuit! Even in the deepest of winter, you still have a chance to soak outside. Both of these hot springs are an oasis from the cold and only a 15 min drive from the lodge! The perfect activity to warm up and wind down after a full day of activities, or, spend the day and experience what each natural pool has to offer, there are even spa options! Soak and enjoy the views of the mountains around you:

Winter Train: Enjoy the beautiful scenery in both comfort and style. Approximately an hour and a half drive away, with four daily departures. There are even Holiday themed rides and some departures offer food service as well. This activity is fun for the entire family and will take you through our winter wonderland from a different perspective.

So, after a long day of adventuring, let a cozy night stay at A Riverhouse Lodge provide you with the rest that you need for the next big adventure! With our high-end Shifman mattresses, and cozy at-home feel, you will have an amazing night’s sleep. We even provide you with a complimentary breakfast basket containing fresh homemade muffins, fresh fruits, and snack items to fuel your busy day! Other amenities include a communal kitchen, barbeque grill, and patio so you can make the most of your experience. A Riverhouse Lodge is your headquarters for adventure, so give us a call today!

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