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Thunder Lodge

We have Eight Creekside Log Cabins.

  • Prices range from $89 (winter season) to $150 (summer) a night for two guests, each additional guest age 13 and older is $7.50 per night, children 12 and under are free.

  • Roomy one bedroom cabins are connected, have queen size bed and will sleep up to five guests.

  • Spacious two bedroom cabins have a queen bed, full bed and some have sleeper sofa in large living room and will sleep up to eight guests.

  • Twin roll-away beds in each cabin as well as air mattresses available upon request.

  • Private baths, towels furnished

  • Cabin style quilted bedding, linens furnished

  • Fully equipped kitchen with microwaves, coffee makers, and new kitchen linens

  • New 32" LED Flat Screen TVs with 60+ cable channels in living room.

  • 20" TV with 60+ cable channels in queen bedroom with DVD player

  • DVD Players (Red Box at local market)

  • Free WiFi Internet Access

  • Great Central Courtyard with BBQ grill and picnic table provided for each cabin.

  • All Cabins are non-smoking.

  • Pets are allowed with advanced notice.

Additional Information:

  • 10 restaurants and several stores and shops within walking distance.

  • Guest laundry facility on site.

  • We take Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express.

The manager or owner, can, at his or her discretion, change your cabin assignment to another cabin of the same size or larger in the event of an unforeseen circumstance beyond Thunder Lodge's control.  The renter will be notified by phone and email. Prior to arrival, please check the bulletin board next to the office door and the lighted neon wipe board in the front office window.

For availability, please
contact us
with your desired dates.

CANCELLATIONS (guests reserving one cabin):
Cancellations must be made at least 2 days prior to the initial check-in day or the full cabin/room charge will be assessed. Cancellations made 2 to 30 days prior to initial check-in day - $25 / night / cabin.
Cancellations made 31 to 60 days prior to initial check-in day - $25 / cabin.

Group Deposit:
There is a $500 refundable deposit due at the time of reservation confirmation. It can be refunded or can be applied towards payment. This deposit is for damages to cabins and/or any Thunder Lodge property (broken windows, burned grass by grills, broken neon signs, pet damage, etc.). There is a list of items/$amount available in the office. Deposit by check or cashier's check is preferred, made payable to Thunder Lodge, and sent to POB 504, Buena Vista, CO, 81211.

Group Cancellations:
Groups are defined as guests reserving two or more cabins during the same or similar time periods.
Group cancellations are different from our standard cancellation policy.
Cancellations made 14 days to date of check in, the full cabin charge will be assessed.
Cancellations made 29 to 15 days prior to initial check in day, is $50 per night, per cabin.
Cancellations made 60 to 30 days prior to initial check in day, is $25 per night, per cabin.
The cancellation policy applies to reservations made within 60 days prior to check-in.

Outdoor Kitchen Fees:
This is a fabulous outdoor kitchen in the Grill Gazebo in the Central Courtyard.  There is a combined charcoal grill, gas grill, and gas cook-top. It is free for guests to use.  It must be reserved in advance or upon check in with a $100 check deposit which will be returned after inspection. You must bring your own grilling utensils, cleaning tools and gas tank.


Dirty Dishes
$50 fee charged if dishes are not washed and put away in the cabinets.

Kitchen Garbage Removal
$50 fee if all your garbage is not taken to the dumpster provided on the east side of the property, no exceptions.

Check In/Out Times:
Check In: 3pm
Check Out: 10am

Late check out is a $20 fee. Advance notice is required in order to prioritize cleaning.

Linens and Towel Policy
You may exchange dirty towels every three days. Please bring dirty towels to the laundry room to exchange for clean towels.
Sheets may be exchanged every seven days.
Guest Laundry Facility is available if you would like to wash your own towels and sheets more frequently.

*Air Mattress Availability*
We have twin and full standard thickness air mattresses and 16" tall queen air mattresses. Upon check in, please request an air mattress and bedding.
If you will be arriving after 5pm, please call the office to request an air mattress and bedding.

Additional Occupancy - $7.50 each person age 13 and older, per night


Two Pet Maximum (no exceptions)  

NON-AGGRESSIVE, WELL BEHAVED pets are welcome with advance notice for a fee and require a $50 per pet, refundable deposit for damage to cabin and pet hair.

(Sorry, no cats allowed due to a "cat incident" on a couch and loveseat.)

Pet Charges

$7.50 each, per night
$50 refundable deposit per pet

Pets Rules:

  1. 1. The $50 Pet Deposit is due upon day of check in. The deposit will be held on the credit or debit card that was used to confirm your reservation.  The deposit will be returned the day of departure if the Pet Rules are followed.  The deposit will be kept if there is visible pet hair on the floor, furniture, bedding or other surfaces in the cabin and/or if there is damage to the cabin or furniture.

  2. 2. It is the renter's responsibility to thoroughly check the cabin prior to check out. Please bring your own pet hair removal tools and DO NOT allow your pets on the furniture, beds, or in the bed.

  3. 3. Dogs can play in Central Courtyard area, but if they use it for a restroom, you will clean up or be charged $50.00 fee. (enforced by hidden camera)

    4. Do not leave pets unattended unless you leave them in their pet kennel. If there are any barking complaints, you will not be allowed to leave pet in cabin, no exceptions.

    5. Clean up after your pet in all areas on property. Deposit poop bags in dumpster provided. (We have pet pooper bags available.)

    6. Use your own pet's bedding or your own pillows and blankets for your pet's bedding.

    7. Keep your pet on a leash or under control at ALL times. DO NOT allow your dog to chase wildlife.

    8. Do not tie your pet outside your cabin unattended.

We ask that the rules be respected so that we can keep Thunder Lodge pet friendly. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

Two Night Minimum Stay Required:
4th of July               Memorial Day
Labor Day               Veteran's Day
Columbus Day         Columbus Day
Valentine's Day       President's Day
Thanksgiving           Easter
Christmas                New Years
Paddle Fest
Co State H.O.G Rally
Collegiate Peaks Music Festival
ATV Historic Color Tour
FIBark Whitewater Festival
Salida Art Walk
Leadville Ski Joring
BV Bike Fest

Please do not leave cabin door open while smoking outside!

Smoking Charge
- $150
Charged when smoke is detected in the cabins/rooms.



Please Note:
No Smoking
All cabins are non-smoking.



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