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"Home is where the heart is." Steps from the river, parks and trails.Apartment is basement unit in this house
River Trail Retreat in South Main
River Trail Retreat in South Main
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

**This is a basement apt. with private exterior entrance. Owners live above in a completely separate space.**
Passersby often ask, “Is this a B&B?” Well, we don’t provide breakfast, but now you can come stay in our charming garden apt.! In South Main, an acclaimed New Urbanist neighborhood on the Arkansas River at the edge of downtown. Next to a park and steps from the river and trails. Book now and mountain solitude, outdoor adventure, hip eateries & shops will all be steps away!

The space

This cozy apartment is located on a quiet, one-way cobblestone street and is within a beautiful English Arts and Crafts style home constructed in 2009. The 850 sq ft garden level space has its own private entryway (wooden stairway on WEST side of home, next to adjacent yellow house). Wi-Fi is included and furniture, linens, TV, and DVD are all brand new. AC is rarely installed in our high mountain climate, but you’ll be glad to know this well-insulated, garden level apartment tends to stay pleasantly cool during summer heat and warm and toasty in cold weather.

Kitchen -- Full kitchen includes electric range, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, coffee maker (with complimentary coffee from the local roastery), toaster oven, blender, hand mixer, and all the cookware necessary to make a gourmet meal.

Living Room – 55” Ultra HD TV, Samsung Blue Ray/DVD player, games, puzzles and books to use during your stay, including our favorite local guidebooks for hiking, fishing, rock climbing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, bird watching and wildflower viewing. Full-size sofa sleeper.

Bedroom -- Luxurious queen bed with tufted headboard and oversized down alternative comforter, restful essential oil aromatherapy.

Bathroom -- Full bath with cast iron Kohler soaking tub, lavender oil 3-in-1 body wash/shampoo/bubble bath, marble shower surround and floor, hair dryer.

Decor -- Door knobs are 100 year-old vintage knobs salvaged from the old Standish Hotel in Denver. Decor is inspired by our love of travel, nature and the great outdoors, including mementos from our trips to Europe, Asia, Central and South America.

Recreation Access - Hiking, biking, bouldering, trail running, fishing, wildlife viewing, kayaking, rafting and SUPing are literally right outside the door. The apartment is across the street from the Buena Vista Boulder Garden, which provides rock climbing features for all levels from children to advanced. Adjacent to the Boulder Garden are several access points to the stunning Arkansas River trail. To access the Midland Mountain trail system and thousands of acres of BLM land, take a pleasant, short jaunt north along the river trail. Within a five-minute walk you can also enjoy Buena Vista's municipal tennis courts, disc golf course, pump track, new skate park and a brand new playground. Cottonwood and Mt Princeton hot spring resorts are each a twenty minute drive and Monarch and Ski Cooper ski resorts are both less than an hour away.

Dining and Shopping Access - Within a two-minute walk you can enjoy a pizza and an IPA from the Eddyline Brewpub, an espresso and to-die-for cup of homemade gelato at the Midland Stop, or the weekly farmers market (June through early October) and free summertime concerts at the South Main square. Within a two-minute walk you will also find Made, Rock Run Gallery, Sundance, and Adventure Hub: retailers collectively offering gifts, fine women’s clothing, handmade leather goods and shoes, and fine art. Main Street, with its myriad shops and restaurants is a short 10 min walk away.

This cozy space is not just another second home overseen by a property management company. When you stay with us, you are in your own private residence within a cherished home lovingly designed and built by us. We care for and maintain the property ourselves, which means close attention to detail and a very clean and tidy home away from home atmosphere. We use eco and people friendly cleaning products wherever possible. When weather permits we line dry linens in the fresh, high country air.

Bookings for this special, newly offered property are rolling in so book now! We look forward to your stay with us!

Other things to note

Parking is on street. Just as the cobblestone street is turning to pavement, park on the gravel between the trees. Please be sure to park all the way off the pavement.

Business travel
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Amenities
Kitchen
TV
Essentials
Shampoo
Prices
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee ₹3344
Weekend Price ₹6620 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 11PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

- This apartment is below the main house. We have 2 young children who are home most days, but in bed on upper floors around 8. We will do our best to be respectful of guests with regard to noise and we ask that you do the same. The apartment is NO SMOKING of any kind and NO PETS of any kind. No shoes beyond the entryway please.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs
Potential for noise - - This apartment is below the main house. We live in the space above.
No parking on property - Parking on street as described above.
Cancellations
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher
Availability
The minimum night stay for this listing varies.

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Sarah User Profile
November 2017
Only reason for giving a 5 was becausd theres not a 10! Great place to stay! It was very clean and homey. Very nice to have a comfortable place to go back to and relax. JJ was very friendly and helpful with reccomendations even though we never crossed paths! Hope to meet him next time as we will certainly be back!

Morgan User Profile
November 2017
Staying at JJ’s apartment was perfect. The space is beautifully appointed and has all the amenities you might need. It is super clean and cozy. Communication was great. I definitely recommend staying here!

Lindsey User Profile
November 2017
Beautiful space, amazing location and would recommend it highly. Our hosts were kind and helpful, and we loved the apartment! It has everything you would need for an extended stay as well.

Betsy User Profile
October 2017
Had a very peaceful time. Would highly recommend this location and host.

J User Profile
October 2017
JJ and Sarah are amazing hosts, and have a really sweet family. We were lucky to find their place on South Main for a family trip. My parents had a great experience, which was their first airbnb experience. We even had a cute, personalized welcome sign waiting for us by the door. The unit itself is brand new, extremely clean and well-appointed, had all the amenities we needed, including a great kitchen. Both the bed and the foldout couch were incredibly cozy. Since JJ designed the house, the unit is thoughtfully laid out, and has nice decorative touches. They have some great books on the region around the unit as well as a easy to use entertainment system. The house cannot have been better situated for hiking along the Arkansas River. The house is right next to a bouldering park, which leads to a path along the river that branches off into a few hiking trails around the area, which is pristine and wild. It's a beautiful area, and easy to explore for hours. At the same time, downtown Buena Vista only about 15 minutes walk away. You can also drive to an outdoor hot springs in about 15 minutes. A huge thanks to Sarah and JJ for making us feel so welcome in their lovely home! We hope to be back to visit them soon!

Emily User Profile
October 2017
Fantastic place to stay; warm, inviting and clean. Also a great location in the new South Main - parks, walks along the Arkansas River, food and coffee. Will definitely stay here again, thanks for everything JJ!

Evan User Profile
October 2017
JJ and Sarah were excellent hosts. They were very friendly and accommodating. The apartment was extremely clean and had a very cozy feel. Slept 2 adults and 2 children easily, and the bed was very comfortable. It really felt like home away from home and was within yards of the river trails and only a short walk into downtown. I highly recommend JJ and Sarah’s place and would gladly stay there again on my next trip to BV!

Buena Vista, Colorado, United StatesJoined in March 2017
Jj User Profile

Greetings!

I’m JJ and my wife is Sarah. I grew up in Boulder, CO and Sarah grew up in Grandview Heights, OH. We met in college at the University of Colorado, Boulder. After Sarah finished graduate school at the University of Washington, we moved to Santa Barbara, CA, where we lived for several years until I got a great job offer to help build South Main, an acclaimed new urbanist community here in Buena Vista. We moved to Buena Vista in 2007 and built our dream home here in 2009. Sarah worked from home as a contractor for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on projects in Santa Barbara, Washington, D.C., the Florida Keys and American Samoa, until we had our second child.

We have seen a lot of positive changes in our town in the last ten years and we know a lot of the folks who have played a significant role in its revitalization, including restaurateurs and shop owners. That gives us useful insights on guest recommendations for everything from fishing guides, to rafting outfitters, to shopping and dining.

We love to travel and have ventured all over the world. We enjoy rock climbing, camping, hiking, SUP’ing, gardening, and cooking. My wife likes to joke that we’re in Colorado a few million years too late, as we both love the ocean too, but with family in California, Mexico and Hawaii we get some good ocean time in with activities like sailing, snorkeling, and SCUBA diving. Our latest adventure is homeschooling our children, and the vacation rental plays a small role in that too with the kids eager to help out with specific tasks like making sure the local maps are laid out for new guests.

We’ve really enjoyed being hosts and have met some great guests. We love meeting people from all over the country and the world and we look forward to connecting with you as a host or traveler. We will do our best to make your stay as comfortable as possible, or will strive to be great guests, as appropriate.

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