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Overview of Private River Access, Hot Tub, Deck/grill, Detached Guesthouse, Chiminea, Wifi

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4 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
TV, books, stereo
TV, books, stereo
TV, books, stereo

Private River Access, Hot Tub, Deck/grill, Detached Guesthouse, Chiminea, Wifi

4.8/5 Exceptional

Entire home

4 bedrooms3 bathroomsSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Hot tub
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in

Explore the area

    Popular LocationBuena Vista Heritage Museum9 min drive
    Popular LocationBuena Vista River Park10 min drive
    AirportSalida, CO (SLT-Harriet Alexander Field)23 min drive
    Popular LocationSan Isabel National Forest33 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Private River Access, Hot Tub, Deck/grill, Detached Guesthouse, Chiminea, Wifi

Riverfront vacation home with kitchen and balcony
Please note: During the off-season, October 1 to December 20, and January 2 to April 30, the Little House is not included but can be added to your reservation for an additional $100 per night. Instant booking on VRBO secures the Main House only. To add the Little House to your reservation, simply send me an email requesting it. The Little House is indicated in the picture captions.

During the high-season, May 1 to September 30 and December 20 to January 2, rates include the entire property. Instant booking on VRBO secures the entire property (Main House and Little House).

River Haven is located on the Arkansas River 5 miles south of Buena Vista and a few feet upstream of Brown's Canyon National Monument and the Fisherman's Bridge Recreation Area. River Haven boasts over 800 feet of river front for private access to some of the country's most desirable fly-fishing. Other spring, summer, and fall activities include rafting, kayaking and paddle-boarding class 3-4 Brown's Canyon. Or you can put in upstream in Johnson Village to run the scenic class 1-2 Milk Run from Johnson Village to the house. Mount Princeton hot spring is an 10-minute drive and Cottonwood Hot Springs is a 20-minute drive, or you can soak in the hot tub on the deck overlooking the river. The adventure park is just down the road. River Haven is a popular destination for mountain biking, hiking, and 4-wheeling. Guests also enjoy the super cute artsy towns of Salida and Buena Vista. Many people come to River Haven to just relax outside in a hammock and observe the magnificent bird activity. Winter activities include skiing at the local's favorite Monarch Mountain, which is a short 40-minute drive from the property. Copper Mountain is a scenic hour drive up the Arkansas Valley, through the historic town of Leadville with no I70 traffic. Vail, Beaver Creek and Crested Butte are all within a 2 hour drive, again with no I70 traffic. River Haven is ideal for that long overdue couples or family getaway.

River Haven has two structures; the Main House and the Little House.

The Main House has two floors; the first floor has a bedroom with a king bed, a guest bedroom with a queen bed, a newly renovated bathroom with a walk-in shower, a spacious family room with high vaulted ceiling, restored original hardwood floors, flatscreen with DirecTV, and large windows overlooking the river. The upper level has a bedroom with a firm queen bed, private balcony, a small newly renovated bathroom with shower, a loft with a full-sized daybed that overlooks the river. The main house does have heating, it does not have air conditioning. The rooms have window fans and the upstairs bedroom has a ceiling fan and a box fan that helps cool it down and keep air circulating as it can get hot in the afternoon, particularly in July and August, and cools down again at night. The fireplace inside is not in use. The Little House is a detached guest house that is connected to the Main House by the deck. It has a master bedroom with a new soft king bed overlooking the river, newly renovated bathroom with walk-in shower, a sitting area with a sofa, a flatscreen with DirecTV and private deck area with large new hot tub.

The Little House also has heating, window fans, a mini-fridge, and coffee maker.

The outside deck has several sitting areas, a Weber gas grill, and a chiminea down by the river. River Haven sleeps 6 in the main house and 2 in the Little Ho hot tub is on the deck and is operational. If we have to drain and fill the hot tub on the day of your arrival, it may take time to reheat and will be ready to soak by 8 pm. Check-in is at 3:30 pm and check-out is at 10:30 am. No pets. Cleaning fee is $150. No admin fee. Guests will be provided with linens, paper towels, trashbags, TP, shower soap, hand soap, dish-soap, and coffee filters. We advise guests to bring their own firewood for the chiminea, coffee, and toiletries. Guests can pay with direct deposit or credit card at no extra charge. 50% is due at the time of booking and the remainder is due 30 days prior to check-in along with a $500 deposit which will be refunded one week after checkout provided no damage is done to the property. 10% discount for 7+ day rentals, 20% discount for 28+ day rentals. No tax obligation for the guest for 30+ day rentals. Our cancellation policy is 100% refund if you cancel within 14 days , 50% refund if you cancel within 7 days. We provide shuttle service from/to DIA and car rental. Please inquire. River Haven is professionally cleaned and disinfected with BenzaRid after each rental to remove pathogens (including COVID-19) to the specifications of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the National Institute of Health (NIH). BenzaRid is an EPA List N approved disinfectant. Thank you for considering River Haven!
Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is provided on request.
Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Natalie Cannon

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
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Property amenities


  • Cross-country skiing and snowboarding nearby


  • Spa tub


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Children's games
  • Children's toys


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice maker
  • Lobster/crab pot
  • Coffee grinder
  • Spices


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Firepit


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • On the waterfront
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Rafting nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 2000 sq ft (186 sq m)

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The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.



Check-in time starts at 3:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

We should mention

A car is required for transportation to and from this property

About this area

Buena Vista

Located in Buena Vista, this vacation home is on the waterfront. Browns Canyon National Monument and Salida Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Mt. Princeton and Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area. Traveling with kids? Consider Mt. Shavano Fish Hatchery and Rocky Mountain Mini Golf. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching. Guests appreciate the property's central location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area - 7 min walk
  • Buena Vista Heritage Museum - 9 min drive
  • Browns Canyon National Monument - 9 min drive
  • Buena Vista River Park - 10 min drive
  • San Isabel National Forest - 33 min drive

Getting around

  • Denver International Airport (DEN) - 172 min drive


  • Domino's — 5 min drive
  • Quincys Steak & Spirits — 7 min drive
  • Cool Beans Coffee and Collectibles — 8 min drive
  • Jan's Restaurant — 8 min drive
  • K's — 8 min drive

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 99 out of 112 reviews
5 - Excellent 88%
Rating 4 - Good. 10 out of 112 reviews
4 - Good 9%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 112 reviews
3 - Okay 2%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 112 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 112 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Mountains in Peace
My friends and I wanted to get together where we could socialize, relax in a hot tub, and be in the mountains without the typical traffic and crowded ski town scene in Colorado. A friend recommended Buena Vista and it was perfect for our stay. There was several restaurants and a brewery in town. In the mornings and evenings we relaxed in the hot tub while watching the Arkansas River and the surrounding wild life. The home was very well kept and had a nice cabin feel. Our whole group would highly recommend this VRBO. Thank you!

5/5 Excellent

So many awesome things!!
Where do I start? We loved everything! The house has such a cozy feel and so well stocked with amenities. We loved hanging out in the gorgeous living room, awesome couch and beautiful view. The river in the back yard was so beautiful to look at and peaceful to sit by! We built a fire in the chiminea and toasted smores while we had a bit of snow coming down. It was a short walk to the bridge with gorgeous views all around! Last but not least the hot tub was very big and wonderful, we loved warming up after skiing! Monarch was a 40 min easy drive. Natalie was so sweet and courteous and great communication. Highly recommend!

4/5 Good

Great Spot
Great house and a beautiful location on the river. No problems with the property itself and the hostess was very courteous and accommodating.

5/5 Excellent

Great backyard

5/5 Excellent

Very clean
Property was beautiful! Hot tub was wonderful! Everything was Very clean! The kitchen was well stocked! WiFi was on and off.

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