Buena Vista Guidebook

Kelly

Buena Vista Guidebook

Food scene
This is our favorite lunch spot, located just down the street on Arkansas and US HWY 24. Italian style deli run by two sisters (sorelle Italian for “sisters”) making artisan sandwiches and irresistible homemade desserts. We rarely leave their deli without taking home something sweet like their caramel cheesecake or heath bar cookie.
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Sorelle Delicatessen
303 Highway 24 North
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This is our favorite lunch spot, located just down the street on Arkansas and US HWY 24. Italian style deli run by two sisters (sorelle Italian for “sisters”) making artisan sandwiches and irresistible homemade desserts. We rarely leave their deli without taking home something sweet like their caramel cheesecake or heath bar cookie.
This is a popular spot located inside The Trailhead retail store. The staff is incredibly friendly. Enjoy your meal inside or on the massive patio. Andy’s favorite dish is the Steak stroganoff. For something on the lighter side, order a half sandwich with a soup or salad (try the Spinach & Berry salad). Also, pick up one of their freshly made baked goods. We recommend their rosemary and cheddar bread, pretzel bread (with all the fixings) or country sourdough bread.
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Simple Eatery & Spoon It Up
402 East Main Street
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This is a popular spot located inside The Trailhead retail store. The staff is incredibly friendly. Enjoy your meal inside or on the massive patio. Andy’s favorite dish is the Steak stroganoff. For something on the lighter side, order a half sandwich with a soup or salad (try the Spinach & Berry salad). Also, pick up one of their freshly made baked goods. We recommend their rosemary and cheddar bread, pretzel bread (with all the fixings) or country sourdough bread.
If you want a fantastic meal or just looking to have some post mountain beers on the expansive outdoor patio this is the spot. Their menu is also very friendly to an array of dietary needs with a focus on fresh, seasonal and local ingredients.
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House Rock Kitchen
421 E Main St
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If you want a fantastic meal or just looking to have some post mountain beers on the expansive outdoor patio this is the spot. Their menu is also very friendly to an array of dietary needs with a focus on fresh, seasonal and local ingredients.
We love mexican cuisine and visit Casa Sanchez almost weekly. Andy enjoys the combination plate and Kelly enjoys their chile relleno. We love their margaritas (if you are ready for a real fiesta, order a grande, lol) and if you're lucky, you will be served a free “dessert” (wink wink). We will let you be surprised by that if and when it happens.
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Casa Sanchez 3
314 Charles St
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We love mexican cuisine and visit Casa Sanchez almost weekly. Andy enjoys the combination plate and Kelly enjoys their chile relleno. We love their margaritas (if you are ready for a real fiesta, order a grande, lol) and if you're lucky, you will be served a free “dessert” (wink wink). We will let you be surprised by that if and when it happens.
We are obsessed with this marketplace. Pick up pre-made delicious artisan meals, curated snacks, and a fabulous selection of wine and beer at this one stop shop. Their meals are ridiculously good and a culinary experience you must check out. Say hello to our friends, wife and husband duo, Justine (front of the house) and gastronomy genius Chef Seth.
Spark Provisions
410 East Main Street
We are obsessed with this marketplace. Pick up pre-made delicious artisan meals, curated snacks, and a fabulous selection of wine and beer at this one stop shop. Their meals are ridiculously good and a culinary experience you must check out. Say hello to our friends, wife and husband duo, Justine (front of the house) and gastronomy genius Chef Seth.
Chef Eddie and team have created something truly special with The Asian Palate. Their new concept consists of a rotating marketplace menu of prepared Asian cuisine, specialty items and a variety of beers and sake. Their focus is to bring in the freshest ingredients, sourcing sustainable fish and partnering with local producers, farmers and ranchers.
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The Asian Palate
328 East Main Street
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Chef Eddie and team have created something truly special with The Asian Palate. Their new concept consists of a rotating marketplace menu of prepared Asian cuisine, specialty items and a variety of beers and sake. Their focus is to bring in the freshest ingredients, sourcing sustainable fish and partnering with local producers, farmers and ranchers.
Perfect for a night out where you could dress up a bit (or who are we kidding it’s still super casual here) but if you were looking for a more upscale evening we highly recommend an evening at Wesley and Rose. Their craft cocktails are exquisite - Kelly typically orders the Ginger Margarita and Andy orders the Smoked Old Fashioned. Their dining atmosphere feels like you could be having dinner in any metropolitan hip hotel restaurant - lucky for us it’s right here in the middle of the mountains. Put your name in and if there is a wait, that’s good news - you have time to wander over to Black Burro Bikes for a pre-dinner beer or cocktail.
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Wesley & Rose Lobby Bar
1012 Front Loop
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Perfect for a night out where you could dress up a bit (or who are we kidding it’s still super casual here) but if you were looking for a more upscale evening we highly recommend an evening at Wesley and Rose. Their craft cocktails are exquisite - Kelly typically orders the Ginger Margarita and Andy orders the Smoked Old Fashioned. Their dining atmosphere feels like you could be having dinner in any metropolitan hip hotel restaurant - lucky for us it’s right here in the middle of the mountains. Put your name in and if there is a wait, that’s good news - you have time to wander over to Black Burro Bikes for a pre-dinner beer or cocktail.
A cute little ice cream shop with lots of fun things for the kiddos to do.
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Louie's Ice Cream Shop
414 E Main St
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A cute little ice cream shop with lots of fun things for the kiddos to do.
You can’t leave BV without stopping by our local brewery for a beer. Andy likes the Jolly Roger and Kelly likes the Boater Beer and they both drool over their Hippie Fries. The sausage sampler is fun too. The Eddyline taproom (located at Linderman and Cottonwood Ave) is open with limited hours - check their website for hours.
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Eddyline Restaurant | South Main
926 South Main Street
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You can’t leave BV without stopping by our local brewery for a beer. Andy likes the Jolly Roger and Kelly likes the Boater Beer and they both drool over their Hippie Fries. The sausage sampler is fun too. The Eddyline taproom (located at Linderman and Cottonwood Ave) is open with limited hours - check their website for hours.
Hardy and unique tasty sub-shop. Order the chicken tender sandwich or the Elk hoagie.
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Biggies
234 US-24
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Hardy and unique tasty sub-shop. Order the chicken tender sandwich or the Elk hoagie.
If we are in Salida, we eat at moonlight pizza and brewery almost every time. Kelly likes the Mexican Style lager and Andy orders the Highside.
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Moonlight Pizza & Brewpub
242 F Street
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If we are in Salida, we eat at moonlight pizza and brewery almost every time. Kelly likes the Mexican Style lager and Andy orders the Highside.
Highly recommend this pizza place located in Poncha Springs. We tried their pizza out during FIBARK Fest in Salida and we were blown away. Try out their Marg-aroni pizza or one of their other clever ingredient combos.
Red Truck Pizza Co
10015 U.S. 50
Highly recommend this pizza place located in Poncha Springs. We tried their pizza out during FIBARK Fest in Salida and we were blown away. Try out their Marg-aroni pizza or one of their other clever ingredient combos.
Bars, Wine, Breweries & Distillery
The Jailhouse is a boutique craft beer & wine bar once located in the historic town jail in BV - now located at 113 N Railroad St.
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The Jailhouse Craft Beer Bar
412 E Main St
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The Jailhouse is a boutique craft beer & wine bar once located in the historic town jail in BV - now located at 113 N Railroad St.
Buena Vista’s local distillery. Stop in to try a whiskey craft cocktail and their limited food menu of specialty hot dogs. Andy is a whisky connoisseur and has the opinion that 99% of micro distilleries are sub par. It was to his surprise how truly impressed he has been by the quality of whisky at Deerhammer. They make all kinds of cool small batch whiskeys like the cocoa nibs but Andy still prefers the tried and true black label American single malt. Plus their patio in the summer is always a good time including extra food options from locals fav burger food truck, Buena Viking.
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Deerhammer Distillery
321 East Main Street
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Buena Vista’s local distillery. Stop in to try a whiskey craft cocktail and their limited food menu of specialty hot dogs. Andy is a whisky connoisseur and has the opinion that 99% of micro distilleries are sub par. It was to his surprise how truly impressed he has been by the quality of whisky at Deerhammer. They make all kinds of cool small batch whiskeys like the cocoa nibs but Andy still prefers the tried and true black label American single malt. Plus their patio in the summer is always a good time including extra food options from locals fav burger food truck, Buena Viking.
Local Brewery: Eddyline Restaurant located on South Main or the Eddyline Taproom located on Linderman.
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Eddyline Brewery
102 Linderman Avenue
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Local Brewery: Eddyline Restaurant located on South Main or the Eddyline Taproom located on Linderman.
Chic new wine bar with aesthetically pleasing indoor and outdoor seating. Enjoy tapas-style fare and charcuterie plates along with your wine. Don’t miss out on their happy hour specials.
The Cellar on Railroad
301 East Main Street
Chic new wine bar with aesthetically pleasing indoor and outdoor seating. Enjoy tapas-style fare and charcuterie plates along with your wine. Don’t miss out on their happy hour specials.
If you want to try some truly unique craft beer check out Soulcraft with selections like the Green Chili Ale or the Cherry Brown Tart. To satisfy your munchie cravings, order from their food truck located on the patio.
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Soulcraft Brewing
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If you want to try some truly unique craft beer check out Soulcraft with selections like the Green Chili Ale or the Cherry Brown Tart. To satisfy your munchie cravings, order from their food truck located on the patio.
Try the Monarch Mt. beer or the popular First Cast IPA. Or maybe you're just better off getting a flight and sampling them all.
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Elevation Beer Company
115 Pahlone Parkway
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Try the Monarch Mt. beer or the popular First Cast IPA. Or maybe you're just better off getting a flight and sampling them all.
Coffee & Breakfast
Looking to snag a bag of our local mountain coffee or just want to grab a cortado go to BV roastery.
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Buena Vista Roastery Cafe
409 East Main Street
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Looking to snag a bag of our local mountain coffee or just want to grab a cortado go to BV roastery.
Kelly’s go-to spot for chai lattes, breakfast sandwiches, smoothies and bowls. They use the same coffee beans from the Buena Vista Roastery.
the Blend at Buena Vista
301 East Main Street
Kelly’s go-to spot for chai lattes, breakfast sandwiches, smoothies and bowls. They use the same coffee beans from the Buena Vista Roastery.
Lovely diner style breakfast spot to get you ready for the day.
Bread+Salt
418 U.S. 24
Lovely diner style breakfast spot to get you ready for the day.
City/town information
Buena Vista, Colorado is situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in the Upper Arkansas River Valley. Small mountain town with stunning views, thrilling outdoor adventures and an extremely tightknit community. Buena Vista is renowned for its Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Area, much of which lies within the San Isabel National Forest. Flowing through Buena Vista is the Arkansas River, Colorado’s #1 rafted river. Buena Vista’s mountains, river and wilderness area make this town a perfect playground for a range of outdoor activities such as mountain biking, hiking, fly fishing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, hunting, horseback riding and a host of other adventures. While rafters and vacationers make special trips to Buena Vista in the summer, the winter months are also spectacular in the Arkansas River Valley. Buena Vista is located within 90 minutes of eight ski resorts, many of which are the only natural-snow slopes in Colorado. Around town you’ll find a variety of other winter activities such as backcountry skiing, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, dog sledding, snowmobiling and more. No matter the season or temperature outside, Buena Vista’s all-natural, odorless hot springs make this area a matchless destination. You can enjoy these hot springs right after whitewater rafting, downtown shopping, alpine skiing or any Buena Vista adventure.
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Buena Vista
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Buena Vista, Colorado is situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in the Upper Arkansas River Valley. Small mountain town with stunning views, thrilling outdoor adventures and an extremely tightknit community. Buena Vista is renowned for its Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Area, much of which lies within the San Isabel National Forest. Flowing through Buena Vista is the Arkansas River, Colorado’s #1 rafted river. Buena Vista’s mountains, river and wilderness area make this town a perfect playground for a range of outdoor activities such as mountain biking, hiking, fly fishing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, hunting, horseback riding and a host of other adventures. While rafters and vacationers make special trips to Buena Vista in the summer, the winter months are also spectacular in the Arkansas River Valley. Buena Vista is located within 90 minutes of eight ski resorts, many of which are the only natural-snow slopes in Colorado. Around town you’ll find a variety of other winter activities such as backcountry skiing, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, dog sledding, snowmobiling and more. No matter the season or temperature outside, Buena Vista’s all-natural, odorless hot springs make this area a matchless destination. You can enjoy these hot springs right after whitewater rafting, downtown shopping, alpine skiing or any Buena Vista adventure.
Adventures & Activities
Simon, Drew or Joe will be there helping you with your bike and on the other side of their shop (Push & Pull) you can grab a cold beer, or get coffee and waffles in the morning.
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Buena Vista Bike Company
310 E Main St
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Simon, Drew or Joe will be there helping you with your bike and on the other side of their shop (Push & Pull) you can grab a cold beer, or get coffee and waffles in the morning.
Matt will be there (if not on the trail) with a deep knowledge of all things biking. It’s also one of our favorite places to stop by for a beer or mixed drink to hang out with cool people by the fire pit. Bonus points for their grilled cheese sandwiches.
Black Burro Bikes
807 South Main Street
Matt will be there (if not on the trail) with a deep knowledge of all things biking. It’s also one of our favorite places to stop by for a beer or mixed drink to hang out with cool people by the fire pit. Bonus points for their grilled cheese sandwiches.
If you are looking to do some REAL off-roading, Rocky Mountain Jeep is a good place to start. They have all the fun things: Motorcycles, Side-by-Side Polaris and MONSTER Jeeps all at reasonable prices. Best of all the owners are very helpful by showing you where to go and providing you with directions and trail maps.
Rocky Mountain Jeep Rentals
345 West Rainbow Boulevard
If you are looking to do some REAL off-roading, Rocky Mountain Jeep is a good place to start. They have all the fun things: Motorcycles, Side-by-Side Polaris and MONSTER Jeeps all at reasonable prices. Best of all the owners are very helpful by showing you where to go and providing you with directions and trail maps.
Local rentals for kayak, stand up paddleboards and accessories.
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CKS Main Street - Rentals, Kayak, Stand up Paddleboard, and lifestyle boutique
327 E Main St
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Local rentals for kayak, stand up paddleboards and accessories.
Whitewater Rafting & Ropes Course
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Noah's Ark Whitewater Rafting
23910 US Highway 285
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Whitewater Rafting & Ropes Course
Whitewater Rafting
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River Runners Browns Canyon
24070 Co Rd 301
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Whitewater Rafting
After a day on the mountain or on the river it’s time to relax in our natural Colorado hot springs. Just a few minutes outside of town you can enjoy one of our two local hot springs. Kick back and relax and let those sore muscles recover for tomorrow's adventure.
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Mt Princeton Hot Springs Resort
15870 County Road 162
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After a day on the mountain or on the river it’s time to relax in our natural Colorado hot springs. Just a few minutes outside of town you can enjoy one of our two local hot springs. Kick back and relax and let those sore muscles recover for tomorrow's adventure.
After a day on the mountain or on the river it’s time to relax in our natural Colorado hot springs. Just a few minutes outside of town you can enjoy one of our two local hot springs. Kick back and relax and let those sore muscles recover for tomorrow's adventure.
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Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa
18999 County Road 306
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After a day on the mountain or on the river it’s time to relax in our natural Colorado hot springs. Just a few minutes outside of town you can enjoy one of our two local hot springs. Kick back and relax and let those sore muscles recover for tomorrow's adventure.
The Arkansas valley offers some of the best fly fishing in the world. Whether you are a seasoned pro looking to add some new flies to your box or interested in trying your hand at landing one of our beautiful wild trout, one of our knowledgeable outfitters is ready to help you with your needs.
ArkAnglers
517 US-24
The Arkansas valley offers some of the best fly fishing in the world. Whether you are a seasoned pro looking to add some new flies to your box or interested in trying your hand at landing one of our beautiful wild trout, one of our knowledgeable outfitters is ready to help you with your needs.
How is hiking around BV? It’s central colorado..so yeah, all the hiking you could ever want. BV is a stand out even in Colorado because of the variety and proximity to outstanding hiking at every level. Right in town we have instant access to trails just across the Arkansas River walking bridge. A few of our favs are Bridge to Bridge, Broken Boyfriend or go to the top of Midland trail for a breathtaking view of the valley (trailheads all only a 5 min walk from the Airbnb). Or for the experienced, why not hit one of the many 14ers surrounding Buena Vista. Before you get started, get fitted at The Trailhead for all your Hiking and Backpacking equipment. We have Snowshoeing, Cross country skiing and Ski Skating all within a short drive from town. If you have your own equipment the mountains are yours. If you need to rent or need advice on where to go, the Trailhead (2 min walk from Airbnb) will help you out.
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The Trailhead
402 East Main Street
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How is hiking around BV? It’s central colorado..so yeah, all the hiking you could ever want. BV is a stand out even in Colorado because of the variety and proximity to outstanding hiking at every level. Right in town we have instant access to trails just across the Arkansas River walking bridge. A few of our favs are Bridge to Bridge, Broken Boyfriend or go to the top of Midland trail for a breathtaking view of the valley (trailheads all only a 5 min walk from the Airbnb). Or for the experienced, why not hit one of the many 14ers surrounding Buena Vista. Before you get started, get fitted at The Trailhead for all your Hiking and Backpacking equipment. We have Snowshoeing, Cross country skiing and Ski Skating all within a short drive from town. If you have your own equipment the mountains are yours. If you need to rent or need advice on where to go, the Trailhead (2 min walk from Airbnb) will help you out.
Everything you would need from a gym plus indoor rock climbing walls.
Peak Fitness
620 Antero Circle
Everything you would need from a gym plus indoor rock climbing walls.
Frisbee golf and mountain views right here in Buena Vista and only a 1 min walk from our Airbnb.
Buena Vista Disc Golf Course
Frisbee golf and mountain views right here in Buena Vista and only a 1 min walk from our Airbnb.
Dog Sledding at Monarch. Mountain views, adventure AND pups, could you ask for a better day?!
Monarch Dog Sled Rides
23707 Co Rd 231
Dog Sledding at Monarch. Mountain views, adventure AND pups, could you ask for a better day?!
Snowmobiling and Timbersleds. Visitors come from all over to go Snowmobiling around BV. Cottonwood pass closes in the winter and turns into a snowmobiling (locals call it sledding) wonderland.
Rocky Mountain Adventure Rentals: Buena Vista
801 Front Loop
Snowmobiling and Timbersleds. Visitors come from all over to go Snowmobiling around BV. Cottonwood pass closes in the winter and turns into a snowmobiling (locals call it sledding) wonderland.
Snowmobiling and Timbersleds. Visitors come from all over to go Snowmobiling around BV. Cottonwood pass closes in the winter and turns into a snowmobiling (locals call it sledding) wonderland.
Monarch Snowmobile Tours & Rentals
22763 U.S. 50
Snowmobiling and Timbersleds. Visitors come from all over to go Snowmobiling around BV. Cottonwood pass closes in the winter and turns into a snowmobiling (locals call it sledding) wonderland.
Shops, specialty stores, self care
We have a local goat cheese creamery. Check out Jumping Good Goat Dairy - Colorado proud artisan goat cheese creamery in Buena Vista. Offering cheese samples, local products and educational farm tours AND you may even get to kick it with the goats and kids (baby goats) while you are there.
Jumpin Good Goat Dairy
31700 U.S. 24
We have a local goat cheese creamery. Check out Jumping Good Goat Dairy - Colorado proud artisan goat cheese creamery in Buena Vista. Offering cheese samples, local products and educational farm tours AND you may even get to kick it with the goats and kids (baby goats) while you are there.
Stretch out those muscles and center your mind by taking a local Yoga class. We go to Empower Yoga just a 5 min walk from your Airbnb.
Empower Yoga
Stretch out those muscles and center your mind by taking a local Yoga class. We go to Empower Yoga just a 5 min walk from your Airbnb.
Need to give your body some rest and recovery? Book a massage at Cause + Medic with their signature CBD products.
Cause+Medic Spa & Wellness Boutique
413 East Main Street
Need to give your body some rest and recovery? Book a massage at Cause + Medic with their signature CBD products.
This adorable shop is our go-to shop to find the perfect gift or to stock up on the cutest succulents and pots to up your decor game.
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Rock Paper Scissors
411 E Main St
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This adorable shop is our go-to shop to find the perfect gift or to stock up on the cutest succulents and pots to up your decor game.
We love this boutique shop in Salida that features gifts for him, her and home.
Fay and Maye
130 F Street
We love this boutique shop in Salida that features gifts for him, her and home.
Don’t forget to purchase a Buena Vista souvenir with one of the creative prints from Souled out T-Shirts.
Souled Out T-Shirts, Colorado Market
109 Cottonwood Avenue
Don’t forget to purchase a Buena Vista souvenir with one of the creative prints from Souled out T-Shirts.
Cozy bookstore located on Main Street
Once Upon a Trapeze Bookstore
Cozy bookstore located on Main Street