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Castle Rock, Colorado
Reviewed 19 July 2012

We had our family reunion here. Nice grassy area in the middle and the cabins are great. The downside is the constant reminder of the nickle and dime-ing done to "guests" for not following each and everyone of the seemingly endless rules and regulations. A 50$ fine for not taking out trash, one for not doing the dishes, one for...

3Thank gypsfelia
Reviewed 10 July 2012

We have stayed at Thunder Lodge for years ... since our days as children visiting my grandparents through the years our children were young and now with grown children and friends. You won't find a cabin that is a better value -- just check around. Generally, cabin prices are high, and you are forced to bring your own linens and...

3Thank Katherine S
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Reviewed 23 June 2012

Tired of driving late in the night, decided to stop in Buenaventura Vista, thrilled that the Best Western was sold out as this was my second choice. It sounded charming and I was more than surprised! The owner was extremely nice late in the evening accepting us without reservations. We parked in front if the cabin- very convenient- and the...

5Thank Sybille S
Katy, Texas
Reviewed 5 March 2012

As a family of 5 we used Thunder Lodge as our week long base for day trips in the Buena Vista - Salida area in late July 2011. Was a bit dismayed to read the more recent reviews. At the time we visited we were very pleased. It's not the nicest place in town and the bathroom are pretty cramped,...

3Thank oktourist
Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 29 February 2012

Stayed one night in a 2-bedroom cabin because it was inexpensive and available at the last minute. However, it didn't turn out to be inexpensive due to the penalties charged--read their Policies page on their website before you book here! There was a sign posted that said to clean and put away dishes, but nothing about the trash and nothing...

3Thank Heatherzryan
Loveland, Colorado
Reviewed 24 December 2011

We stayed here and the room was clean, quiet, and warm. However, the coffee pot did not work and was not even replaced the second day, even though we talked to the owner. The bed sagged badly to the middle so that a good sleep was not possible. No dvd or WiFi code provided as advertised. $50 fine if you...

4Thank Peregrines8
Evergreen Colorado
Reviewed 3 December 2011

We spent one dark and windy night here and had difficulty locating the office as the neon light was not yet on. The previous review "If you don't like it..." resonates. There were no sheets for the blow-up mattress. The 'sofa bed' wasn't one, but I did find considerable (and long term) debris below the cushions as I was trying...

3Thank Retired-math-teacher
Garland, Texas
Reviewed 7 October 2011

There are 11 reviews which date from December, 2009 through August, 2011 of which 8 were excellent and 1 was very good. The remaining two were either average or terrible. Based on these reviews, we opted to stay there for our vacation which ended today. We were not pleased for the following reasons: • Although office hours were listed as...

4Thank OldArmySoldier
Reviewed 25 August 2011

We arrived and they showed us our cabin and gave us the bill and it was nicely discounted. The 2-bedroom cabin was beautiful and nicely decorated and served our needs perfectly. Super clean. Nice owners and great help. They are in the process of some remodeling so the place should continue to improve. Lots of fun things to do around...

3Thank fishbabe
Reviewed 8 August 2011

Our cabin was old and dirty. We didn't have sheets for the couch and they knew how many were in our group. The first night we didn't realize it until late, so had to do without the first night. The water in the bathroom sink didn't work. The hot tub was out of order. They had a gas grill, but...

2Thank srwells
sedonagirl13, Owner at Thunder Lodge, responded to this review

Since we have been in this business, we have found that out of thousands of guests, there are always a small number of people who are impossible to please. These cabins were built in the early 50's, so YES, they are old! Since the purchase of the lodge, we have spent much time and money updating the interiors as well...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
There is also a great outdoor kitchen in the Grill Gazebo which is great for your family BBQ or a group gathering. A log gazebo sits on the edge of Cottonwood Creek and outdoor furniture lines the patio which is great for relaxing and listening to the running water. Cottonwood trees line the property and provide shade in the Central Courtyard and the smaller yard by the creek. There is absolutely NO SMOKING in the cabins. Thunder Lodge welcomes well behaved, non-aggressive dogs with advance notice and refundable pet deposit. ... more   less 

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Address: 207 Brookdale, PO Box 504, Buena Vista, CO 81211
Region: United States > Colorado > Buena Vista
Number of rooms: 7
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“Room tip: don't stay there”
livinglife66, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“These are cabins, not hotel rooms, so your best bet is just to call the management staff directly. I stumbled across their site via Craigslist. Sometimes that can mean a place is sketchy...in this instance it was just a property owner keepin it local. This is a real gem of a find and I think if your expectations are line line you'll feel the same way.”
Midwezt, 26 Mar 2015 | Read review
“All the cabins stand alone, so you can only pick a winner.”
topdawgnc, 31 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Cabin 7 next to creek is amazing and listening to the creek at night is so peaceful.”
696leeannl, 4 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Check out the photos on-line before choosing your cabin. The ones by the river have no mountain views but are more private. The ones with the views are on city streets but still quiet.”
RM_relaxing12, 15 Mar 2014 | Read review
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