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207 Brookdale, PO Box 504, Buena Vista, CO 81211
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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I love staying at Thunder Lodge. I have stayed there off and on since I was a child, and it seems to always have the old homey feeling I remember. We raised our children visiting those cabins, and now they come as adults, too. As we get older, we appreciate the location more and more. We can sit by the... More

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Central Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I needed a place to stay in BV at the last minute that allowed dogs. I tried the Vista Court first as I've stayed there before but they were full. The Thunder Lodge turned out to be a delightful surprise...not that I was expecting it to be bad or anything...but for the money it was a great deal. The cabin... More

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Medford, Oregon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

What a great time! Our family was searching for a rustic setting for a much needed vacation that embraced children and pets. Needing to get away from the hectic bustle of our lives, tranquility was our priority Thunder lodge more than met our expectations!! The kids had a fantastic time, as parents we didn't feel the need to fret about... More

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Bozeman, Montana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

While the setting is lovely & quiet, the rooms are dated with mismatched items on walls etc. Now for the poor stuff about cabin #3 - dripping sink in bath, shower head not adjustable to spray on your body so had to stand practically on top of the drain, side entry door would not & could not lock - door... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

Just stayed 2 days in beautiful Buena Vista but was very disappointed in cabin 5 at Thunder Lodge. **The pictures on the website do not reflect the current conditions of this establishment.** and for these reasons: -Disgusting kitchen! Dirty, dingy, nasty looking decor. (whole in wall where you could see bathroom plumbing) -dated bathroom with dated dingy towels and a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

Just spent 2 nights in beautiful Buena Vista but disappointed in the lodging!! First it took awhile for management to answer door then we headed to our cabin that looked nice from the outside. Then we went in! Oh my! The kitchen was unusable and dated, was it really old or just gross, both really! We wanted to cook inside... More

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Boulder, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

I have now stayed with my groups twice this year at Thunder Lodge. The decor of the cabins is really cute & comfy, without being pretentious. (I do suggest staying away from sleeping on the fold out couch, really NOT comfortable, but just ask for blow up air mattresses, that fixes it!) and cabin 3's heater really rattles. With that... More

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Austin, Texas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

We recently stayed for a short snowcat excursion. They do have several rules and possible fines posted..all are reasonable. If you owned and operation that gave you quite a value for self serve cabins, this is the place. We had a tv to watch in our bedroom while kids watched the flat screen in the large living room. We had... More

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Address: 207 Brookdale, PO Box 504, Buena Vista, CO 81211
Location: United States > Colorado > Buena Vista

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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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