The October 2005 review gives a full description of the general environment.The "new"rooms are attractively furnished and also comfortable from the practical aspect.At night the large sliding door onto the riverside balcony canbe left open(it is well screened) to hear the river,which has a beatiful red rock backdrop illuminated at sunrise.As a place for a restful night ,it is perfect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mountain River Inn. . . for your Room at the River is a Bed & Breakfast that rests on the banks of the famous Arkansas River, at the foot of the Collegiate Mountain Range in central Colorado. This quiet country setting with mountain and river views in all directions, is located 2 miles north of the historic downtown district of Buena Vista, Colorado. Your choice of accommodations includes three large lodging rooms, all with private baths, private riverbank deck entrance and furnished in either willow, pine, or aspen wood furniture. See individual Room Descriptions for more details.Outside your private entrance is a deck with a patio table and chairs, wild flowers in season, and a path to the outdoor hot tub and down to the river's edge. A full and hearty breakfast is served in our dining room when the weather is cooler, or on the deck when things warm up. On the river's edge is an outdoor kiva fire-pit for evening bonfires and storytelling about the day's adventures of hiking, biking, whitewater rafting, kayaking, fly fishin', horseback riding, jeepin', 4-wheeling the Four Mile Creek Area, and sightseeing in the Rocky Mountain high country. ... more less