Allie Nicholson


Austin Wills

Things To Do

Where To Eat & Drink

Eddyline Restaurant & Brewery - American bites and craft beer brewed right in Buena Vista walking distance from The Surf Hotel

The Asian Palate - our favorite restaurant in Buena Vista with an incredible sushi selection as well as Asian fusion favorites like pad thai

Wesley & Rose - restaurant at The Surf Hotel with everything from freshly baked bread and beignets to yummy salads and specialty cocktails in a beautiful setting overlooking the river

House Rock Kitchen - great healthy options with kombucha on tap and a beautiful outdoor patio with games and fire pits

The Midland Stop - our favorite place to grab a coffee in the morning (we recommend The Firebox!) or gelato any time of day just across the square from The Surf Hotel

Deerhammer Distillery - get a tour of this local distillery and spend the afternoon exploring the different tastes of Deerhammer whiskey

The Lariat - our favorite casual bar in Buena Vista inside a historic building on Main St. with live music, pool, darts and a heated outdoor patio

What To Do

Hiking - there are amazing hiking and biking trails right on the river in Buena Vista! The hotel is situated right near two bridges that will take you across the Arkansas River to several moderate loop trails and a challenging 5-miles out and back summit trail to 9500 feet. In addition, twelve of Colorado's 52 highest 14,000' peaks are right in and around Buena Vista. Bring your day pack and plenty of water -- hydration will be the key to having fun when just arriving to mountain altitude. Wedding base camp in town is at 8,000 feet.

Fly Fishing - schedule a group guided trip with ArkAnglers in Salida, CO if you prefer a more low key day of fishing for brown trout

The Adventure Hub - SUP, kayak, ATV rentals, rafting and more, The Adventure Hub is your one stop shop for all outdoor Buena Vista adventures, located in the heart of South Main just across from The Surf Hotel

CKS Buena Vista - another great option for outdoor equipment rentals if you're interested in mountain biking or spending time exploring the Arkansas River

Mt. Princeton Hot Springs - enjoy a one-day hot springs experience or treat yourself to a spa service at this historic Colorado hot springs resort located in Nathrop, just 10 miles from Buena Vista

Cottonwood Hot Springs - spend the day relaxing in these natural pools, just 15 minutes from Buena Vista
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