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email webmaster names Buena Vista as the "Hidden Gem of the Rockies".  We are number one on a list that includes destinations all over the world.



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Summer Activities

Whitewater rafting, Jeep Rentals, Kayaking, Horsebackriding, Hiking and Backpacking, Llama Trekking, Local Ghost Towns, Cycling, Sightseeing, 4-wheeling, Hunting, Climbing, Bouldering and Mountaineering, Geocaching and Rock Hounding, Fly-fishing, Ziplining, Hot Springs, Hot-Air Balloon Rides, Downhill Skiing, Snow Boarding, Snowmobiling, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Sledding, Dogsledding, Sleigh Rides, Ice Fishing and Tubing.

Thunder Lodge welcomes you to "your home away from home" any season of the year. The lodge is perfectly located in the heart of the Collegiate and Sawatch Mountain Ranges on the banks of the legendary Cottonwood Creek. Eight pine log cabins surround a tree covered central courtyard in a tranquil creekside setting.

Warm, cozy and inviting, all one and two bedroom cabins have fully equipped kitchens with microwaves, toasters and coffeemakers.  All cabins have a comfortable living room with 32" flat screen TVs, 60+ cable channels, DVD player and free WiFi internet access.  The two bedroom cabins have a queen bed and a memory foam-topped full size bed, plus a sleeper sofa in the living room and can accommodate up to 8 people comfortably.  The one bedroom cabins have a queen bed, plus a sleeper sofa in the living room and can accommodate up to 5 people comfortably.  All cabins have cabin style bedding, Vellux blankets, with extra pillows and blankets.  There is also a twin size roll-away bed in each cabin.   Air mattresses, pack-n-plays and high chairs are available upon request.   

Buena Vista "pleasant view" is quaintly nestled at the base of the Majestic Collegiate and Sawatch Mountains in a protected valley called the "Banana Belt". We have the largest concentration of mountain peaks that exceed 14,000ft elevation in Colorado and the lower 48 states. BV is the ultimate outdoor mecca, with the Arkansas River passing through the valley, we are known as the whitewater rafting capital of the US. No matter the season, staying at Thunder Lodge can be your gateway to the adventures of a lifetime!

  • Whitewater rafting

  • Kayaking

  • Hiking & Backpacking

  • Llama Trekking

  • Cycling

  • 4-wheeling

  • Climbing, Bouldering & Mountaineering

  • Hot Springs

  • Jeep Rentals

  • Horseback Riding

  • Local Ghost Towns

  • Sightseeing

  • Hunting

  • Geocaching & Rock Hounding

  • Zip lining

  • Hot-Air Balloon Rides

  • Fly and Spin Fishing

  • Scenic Train Rides

  • Paintball

  • Sightseeing & Scenic Drives

  • Easy Day Hikes

  • Photography

  • Shopping & Dining

Thunder Lodge is conveniently located between Ski Cooper and Ski Monarch.

  • Downhill Skiing

  • Snowmobiling

  • Snowshoeing

  • Dog Sledding

  • Ice Fishing

  • Ice Skating

  • Sleigh Rides

  • Snow Boarding

  • Cross Country Skiing

  • Sledding & Tubing

  • Snowcat, Snowmobile & Ski Bike Tours

Come experience adventure filled days and the most amazing nights under the blanket of stars as the sun fades behind majestic snow capped mountains. 

Your weather just got better.

Thunder Lodge
207 Brookdale Ave., Buena Vista, Colorado 81211-0504  Phone: 719-395-2245 - Toll free: 800-330-9194 
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