Guidebook for Buena Vista

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Guidebook for Buena Vista

Food Scene
Awesome bowls! Great after a day outside .
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House Rock Kitchen
421 E Main St
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Awesome bowls! Great after a day outside .
Great Chinese food takeout, super fast.
Jade Garden
505 US-24
Great Chinese food takeout, super fast.
Good breakfast, get there early though.
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Evergreen Cafe
418 US Highway 24 North
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Good breakfast, get there early though.
Good coffee. Close by and the staff is really nice.
The Midland Station
301 E Main St
Good coffee. Close by and the staff is really nice.
Drinks & Nightlife
We love this place. I can only say great things, There is great seating outside in the summer and in the winter it is really warm and quaint with the fireplace. The beers are rotating, they do have wine also.
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The Jailhouse Craft Beer Bar
412 E Main St
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We love this place. I can only say great things, There is great seating outside in the summer and in the winter it is really warm and quaint with the fireplace. The beers are rotating, they do have wine also.
Really strong drinks.
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Deerhammer Distillery
321 East Main Street
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Really strong drinks.
They have food, a full bar, pool and live music. Really close to the house.
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The Lariat
206 E Main St
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They have food, a full bar, pool and live music. Really close to the house.
Parks & Nature
6 miles round trip to go to the waterfall and 11.5 miles round trip up to the lake.
Browns Creek Trailhead
6 miles round trip to go to the waterfall and 11.5 miles round trip up to the lake.
5-6 mile hike to lakes.
Harvard Lakes
5-6 mile hike to lakes.
About 6 miles round trip. Great hike, not super hard. Access to trailhead may be affected by Cottonwood Pass construction.
Ptarmigan Lake Trailhead
About 6 miles round trip. Great hike, not super hard. Access to trailhead may be affected by Cottonwood Pass construction.
8-9 mile hike, decent amount of elevation gain.
Kroenke Lake
8-9 mile hike, decent amount of elevation gain.
Head on over to the river. There are lots of hiking/biking trails. You can wander around over here for a while, if you are feeling ambitious climb up Midland Hill, the view is amazing.
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Barbara Whipple Trail
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Head on over to the river. There are lots of hiking/biking trails. You can wander around over here for a while, if you are feeling ambitious climb up Midland Hill, the view is amazing.
Shopping
Great if you forgot something besides food.
Shopko Hometown Buena Vista
415 US Hwy 24 N
Great if you forgot something besides food.
They have great hiking and outdoors supplies and also a good selection of clothes and hats.
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The Trailhead
402 East Main Street
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They have great hiking and outdoors supplies and also a good selection of clothes and hats.
Nice gifts, cute little store.
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Rock Paper Scissors
411 E Main St
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Nice gifts, cute little store.
Biking supplies. Helpful staff.
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Buena Vista Bike Company
310 E Main St
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Biking supplies. Helpful staff.
Visit the farm and buy some cheese or other products from the store.
Jumpin Good Goat Dairy
31700 U.S. 24
Visit the farm and buy some cheese or other products from the store.
Essentials
Only big grocery store in town. (Shoppers card is on the fridge for more discounts).
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City Market
438 U.S. 24
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Only big grocery store in town. (Shoppers card is on the fridge for more discounts).
This is a great little health food store.
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The Lettucehead Food Company
545 US Highway 24 North
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This is a great little health food store.
Entertainment & Activities
Great for little kids, water fountains for cooling off.
Splash Park
277-301 E Main St
Great for little kids, water fountains for cooling off.
If the river allows you can make a personal hot tub in the river. Otherwise there is a big water slide across the street. They have fitness classes and a spa.
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Mt Princeton Hot Springs Resort
15870 County Road 162
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If the river allows you can make a personal hot tub in the river. Otherwise there is a big water slide across the street. They have fitness classes and a spa.
Quieter than Mt Princeton.
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Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa
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Quieter than Mt Princeton.
Rafting option down the road from the house on the way to Salida.
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Noah's Ark Whitewater Rafting
23910 US Highway 285
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Rafting option down the road from the house on the way to Salida.
They are only open for part of the year but you can't go wrong with a drive-in showing classic movies.
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Comanche Drive-In Theatre
27784 Co Rd 339
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They are only open for part of the year but you can't go wrong with a drive-in showing classic movies.
Sightseeing
Unfortunately the road has intermittent closures due to the repaving on this side and the paving on the Crested Butte side.
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Cottonwood Pass
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Unfortunately the road has intermittent closures due to the repaving on this side and the paving on the Crested Butte side.