We stayed in the two new rooms (one with a king, one with a queen) at the Room at the River (used to be called Meister House), which is just down the road from Liar's Lodge. This inn is literally right on the Arkansas River, away from town and the main road. Very quiet. A deck faces along the river, furnished with tables and chairs outside each room. We were served breakfast outside; three courses plus juice, coffee and tea. Delicious. The new rooms are very nice, good beds, every convenience: robes, frig, micro, no TV, cards, magazines, coffee maker and coffee, a bowl of candy, shampoo and conditioner. The king room has a claw-foot tub as well as a shower. I believe there was a TV in the common room, but who needed it? We didn't use the hot tub, but we roasted marshmallows in the firepit, and swung on the swing down by the river. One of our party fished and caught several trout. This is one of the most beautiful parts of Colorado, and a great inn.
- 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