Perfectly situated on the Arkansas River, BUENA VISTA'S RIVERHEART RETREAT has fantastic views and private access to the Arkansas River. It is a wonderful unique escape with high adobe privacy walls surrounding the compound. The compound includes the main house and 2 sleeping bungalows which allows for peaceful seclusion. The main lodge is an authentic southwestern style adobe home, inside the main house there are 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms.
IThere are 2 bungalows on the grounds for extra guests. Aspen bungalow can sleep 3, it has a bunk bed with a full size bed on the bottom and twin on top. In the sitting area there is a loveseat and dining room table with 2 chairs and min refrigerator, microwave and water dispenser. The Riverside bungalow sleeps 3 there is twin bunk bed and a twin bed. In the sitting area there is a couch and dining room table with 4 chairs and min refrigerator, microwave and water dispenser. Both bungalows have river side decks. The bungalows do not have running water, the bathroom is in the main house just inside the front door and there is an outside toilet that the rental company cleans weekly. All the buildings are connected to a central courtyard. The retreat is located on over 2 acres with great views and the feel of a peaceful countryside hideaway.
The main home has a very large kitchen and dining room area, as well as a rounded adobe Kiva Fireplace and 2 wood stoves. The passive solar design and Trombe Wall allows for even temperatures year round and provides light and heat for numerous plants in the spacious solar entryway. There is a wide open Great Room with extra couches and fold out beds for larger group visits. The open living space flows into the kitchen and dining areas, making it all very ideal for entertainment, weddings and family reunions. Each doorway has an exquisite stained glass centerpiece, and numerous antiques give a quality feel to every room. All guests will appreciate the hand-crafted Mexican tiles and bricks throughout the home, as well as many curved walls and windows and other spiraling architectural accents of unique design. No matter what time of year, you will be sharing these natural spaces with numerous species of wildlife. Deer seek the grass & water all year long, local squirrels, migratory birds and waterfowl sing from the trees, and other critters from river otters to even a rare bear have been seen down by the river enjoying and splashing in the water.
The sleeping arrangements are varied and numerous. There are multiple options depending on your group size; number children & couples. The bungalows share the main bath facilities or use the outside toilet. Tenants are encouraged to contact us if they have questions about the property or need any service or maintenance performed during their stay, text or call 719-499-0045. Various additional amenities include: artistic grounds & landscaping with metal & rock sculptures and cobblestone pathways throughout; a rock pond and waterfall with sitting areas. There is also a terrace between the home and the river where folks may enjoy panoramic vistas and peaceful shade respites in summertime. Each unit has its own porch or patio area to enjoy the natural surroundings. Included is a hot tub for peaceful soaking and reflection. The soft sound of the river plays as background music to your peaceful retreat. This Riverside Retreat is truly a Quality Experience you will love & enjoy!
The Arkansas is the most rafted river in the USA and the world and America's largest kayak play park is located nearby. Here the river itself is fairly calm away from most of the larger rapids and is just below Silver Bullet rapid aka BV rapid and above Rookie Hole rapid on a section of the Arkansas River called the Narrows. Our Buena Vista Riverside Retreat is just 1/4 mile south of BV city limits and the newly developed South Main which has music, food, and unique shopping venues.