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Thunder Lodge

207 Brookdale, PO Box 504, Buena Vista, CO 81211
Thunder Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Stayed at Thunder Lodge for 2 nights main reason we stayed is that they are pet friendly didn't know exactly what to expect but they had great reviews, after staying there I know why they get such great reviews. Have stayed in a lot of older rustic cabins through out the years can't ever say I have ever been in... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

A group of friends and I spent 2 nights here in early March and LOOOOVED every minute of it. Buena Vista is a great town in a great part of the state and Thunder Lodge is a quaint but comfortable option if you're looking for your base camp. The log cabins, more affordable than most hotel rooms, definitely give you... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My wife and I have been looking for the perfect winter fun spot with a rustic style cabin. We found it! Thunder Lodge is centrally located in Buena Vista, the cabins are clean and cozy, and it is very family friendly. One small touch that is very welcome is a red binder listing all the different activities you can do... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Let me start with the good things about this place. Good location, very close to everything in Buena Vista, CO Quiet Reserved Parking for each cabin Cable TV, one flat screen in living room, and one small TV in the main bedroom. Comfortable bed Next to a nice creek Now the bad things: $50 fee if you don't take out... More 

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Divide, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for a cozy weekend getaway to relax and visit hot springs. We sure found just that at Thunder Lodge! We love the cabin setting-sure beats the typical hotel! If you want to be waited on and have everything done for you then you should look elsewhere. But this is exactly what we love. The cabins are clean,... More 

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Denver CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We rented a cabin at Thunder Lodge for a fall leaf-viewing trip and we loved it! We had 2 bedrooms; a comfortable living room; nice, if somewhat small, bathroom' and a tiny but adequate kitchen. Our only problem was that the stove wasn't fully functional, and the dorm-size refridgerator meant we had to shop every day. The coziness of the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The whole cabin idea is great, although cabin #2 needs some serious updating. The pillows are flat as pancakes, the shower stall was circa 1970's!!! The light switch in the kitchen was faulty (made me very nervous to flip it!). The cleaning crew needs to be educated on cleaning, there was a used bandaid left for us in the shower!!!!... More 

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Taunton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Thunder Lodge while we were in Buena Vista. At first we were going to go to Gunnison, however found a place to rent a Jeep to do some back country sight seeing. We did not have a reservation so we checked at one of the "large hotel chains" and they were so expensive and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We are here for the third straight year on the 4th of July. Thunder Lodge in not some glitzy new hotel chain with plastic fixtures and free donuts…but what IT IS…is a quaint little group of family owned and run cabins that have a nostalgic appeal. We love the cabins even though they were built in 1948. The owners really... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Had a wonderful stay here. The stream in the property was so peaceful, and the cabins were clean and homey. The wireless worked great, and the kitchen was fully stocked with cooking utensils and dishes. We were glad to find such a nice place that was also pet friendly. The location is close enough to walk to a very nice... More 

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