Current Weekly Announcements 

Entrepreneurs Join us in the Bullring!

Please join us for a special event for entrepreneurs in Central Colorado. AARP is partnering with the Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC), Central Mountain Small Business Development Center and Collegiate Peaks Bank to co-host an innovative, grass...

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Colorado SBDC TechSource Salida Road Trip

Join our team from Colorado SBDC TechSource, Central Mountain SBDC and Chaffee County EDC to learn about and discuss free and low-cost resources available to your company! Topics include: • SBIR/STTR and Advanced Industry grant opportunities for early stage seed funding • Technology commercialization and go-to-market strategies • R&D Tax Credits • IP protection/assistance with the patent process • Market research, market sizing, strategic and tactical planning • Business growth issues • Access to capital • Digital marketing for B2B • Cyber security • Ag tech • Assistance with manufacturing Join us for a fun networking happy hour after the day’s workshops and breakout sessions!

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Business After Hours Held at Collegiate Peaks Realty

Sponsored & Held Coldwell Banker - Collegiate Peak Realty 719.395.4700. Join us for Business After Hours and meet with friends, colleagues and with Coldwell’s real estate agents.  For Chamber members and invited guests. Ask to be invited at 719.395.6612. $7.00 at...

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Metal Detecting Class

Metal Detecting Class Learn about metal detectors and get some hands on instruction Play with our detectors or bring your own Date; Saturday, September 7th Hours: 10am - 2ish Class fee: $20/person Limited space Please RSVP cindy@therockdoc.net 719.539.2019

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Historic Walking Tour

Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at 10am until September 1st. For the summer of 2019, BVEC is partnering with the Heritage Museum to offer a historical walking tour of Buena Vista. The purpose is to help raise funds for the cupola restoration, sponsor community events,...

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Comanche Drive In information

Disney's 2019 computer-animated remake of the original 1994 Blockbuster THE LION KING Continues at the Comanche Friday, August 16th through Tuesday, August 20th     Showtime: Dusk  Approximately 8:35 pm   Gate opens approximately 7:30 Rated PG New Digital Projection...

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Local Author, Jane Parnell, at BV Library

Jane Parnell, local author of "OFF TRAIL: Finding My Way Home in the Colorado Rockies" will speak at the Buena Vista Public Library on Saturday, August 17th, from 1:00-3:00.  Jane, the first woman to climb the 100 Highest Peaks of Colorado, will talk about the link...

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Madams of Central Colorado September Show

September 14th Learn how the Madams of Central Colorado lived. Taken from the diaries and historic articles of historic figures. Entertaining but educational. $15 at the door, at the Buena Vista Heritage Museum, Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce, or online. Not...

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Mushroom Fest

August 24th and 25th Back in 1996, Jim and Carol Sanford conceived of the King Boletus Mushroom Festival as a fundraiser for Buena Vista Heritage, combining two of their passions. Although mushroom forays and historic preservation seemed an unlikely pairing, the event...

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Apple Shrunken Head and Sugar Skull Workshops

October 12th 10:00am-4:00pm Come to the Historic Turner Farm and get ready for spooky fun! Learn cultural and historic myths of the Sugar Skulls, and make some ghastly shrunken (apple) heads! $5 per a craft Contact the Buena Vista Heritage Museum for more information...

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Buena Vista Apple Fest

September 14th  Step back in time to a 1910 Apple Farm. Music on the porch, kids activities, old time demonstration, Apple Pie Contest and more. Good family fun. Contact the Buena Vista Heritage Museum for more information. 719-395-8458

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ReStore Weekly Sale

Stop by the ReStore this week for some amazing deals! Let's help fill those backpacks! Bring in one of the listed school supplies and receive 30% off one item.  Sale Dates: 8/14 - 8/17 Hours of operation: Wednesday- Saturday, 9am-4pm Make a Donation: Wednesday-...

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Critical Business Survival Tools for Retailers- Sept. 18th

Main Street Business Success in an Amazon World – decide, sell and win along side the online behemoths. Wednesday, September 18th 1-3pm   FREE to business members!  Snacks will be provided. Buena Vista Community Center  715 E. Main Street  Buena Vista, CO 81211 Hosted...

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Critical Business Survival Tools for Retailers- Nov. 20th

Social Media Wednesday, November 20th 8:30-11:00am   FREE to business members!  Continental Breakfast provided. Buena Vista Community Center  715 E. Main Street  Buena Vista, CO 81211 Hosted by: Buena Vista Welcome Center & Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Small...

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Critical Business Survival Tools for Retailers- Oct. 16

Google Analytics for Main Street Business- a workshop to help you understand the data needed to run your business. Wednesday, October 16th 8:30-11:00am   FREE to business members!  Continental Breakfast provided. Buena Vista Community Center  715 E. Main Street  Buena...

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Mountain Homes Lending Ribbon Cutting

Welcome to the Buena Vista Welcome Center and Chamber Mountain Homes Lending LLC! Whether you need a mortgage to purchase your dream home, want to refinance your present mortgage to lower your interest rate, or need to cash out for debt consolidation or home...

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Brand New Hot Springs Pool

Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort is pleased to announce the opening of a brand new hot springs pool July 19, 2019 at their expansive facility!  The new pool is adjacent to the upper pool and 400’ water slide area on the Resort. It features a unique infinity-edge...

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Custom Built Home Close to Downtown Buena Vista!

Fall in love with this brand new custom built home in one of Buena Vista’s fastest growing areas!  Enjoy the mountain views from the large Anderson Windows or from the 38x9’ covered back patio. Open floor plan between kitchen and living & dining area - perfect for...

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Beautiful Property in The Reserve

This lot is very conveniently located near the entrance of The Reserve, a low traffic area, Perfect for walk out lower level on the South side with amazing location to the trout ponds just steps away from the property boundary. The Reserve at Cottonwood Creek is a...

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Price Reduced! Custom Home on Chalk Creek – $725,000

Stunning Chalk Creek Property with your own dock. 1.2 acres, upper & lower decks overlooking the Creek & Chalk Cliffs. Within walking distance to the Mt. Princeton Resort. Association owners are allowed free passes to the hot springs & pools. The Chalk...

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New Lower Price – Home on Chalk Creek

Stunning Chalk Creek Property with your own dock. 1.2 acres, upper & lower decks overlooking the Creek & Chalk Cliffs. Within walking distance to the Mt. Princeton Resort. Association owners are allowed free passes to the hot springs & pools. The Chalk...

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Madams of Central Colorado August 10

The Madams of Central Colorado return for their 12th season with two new girls. If you’ve always wondered what life was like for women 150 years ago this show is for you. Learn why ladies of the evening got into the business, and how they prevented pregnancy and...

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ReStore Weekly Sale

It's Super Summer Savings at the ReStore this week! Sale includes all inventory! Sale Dates: 7/31/19 - 8/3/19 Wednesday: 20% Off Thursday: 30% Off Friday: 40% Off Saturday: 50% Off (Sale does exclude: Purchased products & local vendors.) Chaffee County Habitat for...

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Charming In Town Home Zoned Mix Use

Charming In Town Home on gorgeous corner lot. Property includes 4 city lots, zoned Mixed Use. Beautiful yard with grass, mature trees & garden area. Ranch style home w/brick and wood siding exterior, covered front patio and detached garage. Well maintained home...

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Come and Eat at the Little Engine Eatery

Come down and see us and get a yummy Chicago Dog!    Little Engine Eatery is a nonprofit eatery providing work experience and life skills to teens and adults with learning disabilities. We feature all-natural, humanely-raised food in a family-friendly environment....

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Join us this Week for Business After Hours

Join the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce for Business After Hours!  Held at Legacy Bank on 413 E. Main Street.  Welcome one of our newest businesses on East Main Street.  Meet local business owners, get to know your Chamber members, network, and enjoy! Tickets are $7...

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Chaffee Arts Mini Art Walk Schedule July 20

Enjoy Chaffee Arts Mini Art Walk this Saturday, July 20th from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.  In addition to the Art Walk there will be a variety of performances and demonstrations.  Held at the Watershed and Jailhouse both on East Main Street in Buena Vista.   Schedule of Events...

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Ghost of Paul Revere and Ezra Bell at the Ivy Ballroom

Don't miss Ghost of Paul Revere and Ezra Bell, Thursday, July 25th! You'll love their soulful sounds and mixture of Americana folk, rock, and bluegrass! Get ready to stomp and twirl! Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 day of show.  Doors open at 7pm and the show...

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Railfest Weekend

A weekend of rail history of the Colorado Midland, Denver South Park & Pacific, and Denver Rio Grande Railroads. These three railroads built our valley and have become iconic in the history of the west. Will be held at the Courthouse Museum at 506 E Main st....

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Gemclay. New products

Come to Mount Antero Treasures/ Gemclay Boutique and Day Spa and come see all of our Beautiful jewelry from Mt. Antero and come by and check out my Full Gemclay Skincare line that is now available .     Call us at: 719-626-1921     We are so excited to reveal our new...

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Friday Fun Rides with BV eBike Rentals

You asked and we listened. Many we meet are curious to try our Electric Bikes, however our Wheelin Wednesday tour doesn't work for them due to work and other obligations. BV eBike Rentals is happy to announce our Friday Fun Ride which starts after work at 5:30PM on...

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BVHC Expansion Presentation

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center invites you to a presentation on the future expansion plans of the Buena Vista Health Center. HRRMC CEO Bob Morasko will present plans and be available for questions. The presentation will be held at Mountain Heights...

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ReStore Weekly Sale

This week at Chaffee County Habitat & ReStore Dishes and Glassware are 50% off as marked. Sale Dates: 7-17 to 7-20

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Expansive Unique Home – Minutes to Downtown!

A uniquely built large structure with lovely views to the mountains and on acreage of 1.18 acres, big enough to afford to expand, perhaps with additional landscape and a garden.  The two level house has character and interest aside from the traditional home.  There is...

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Great Cabin by Creeks and Waterfalls! – in Nathrop

3 Bed / 1 Bath Historical Cabin with a fully functional kitchen that has a fridge, range &  even a microwave. This cabin has Chalk Creek Frontage along with additional other creeks on the property.  The cabin itself has 2 wood stoves, hardwood floors, a stone...

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In-Town Property For Sale with Deeded Water Rights

• Over 1 acre located on West Main Street • Lovely outdoor space with expansive front and back patios • Open floor plan • Bar seating in kitchen, storage and corner pantry • Master suite • 2-car garage plus workshop and historic shed Take a tour of the Property and...

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Charming In Town Home Zoned Mix Use

New Reduced Price!  Charming In Town Home on gorgeous corner lot. Property includes 4 city lots, zoned Mixed Use. Beautiful yard with grass, mature trees & garden area. Ranch style home w/brick and wood siding exterior, covered front patio and detached garage....

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Lakeside Boutique Motel

Lakeside Boutique Motel. This incredible business opportunity provides a profitable business with Location, Reputation & Established Clientele. Lakeside has been family owned & operated since 1986. Families truly enjoy the convenience of this location. A...

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Custom Built Elegance on Nearly 20 Acres

Spectacular log home on 19.89 acres bordering National Forest on two sides. There is easy access to the Midland bike/hiking trail, which is practically out your back door.  The property is only 11 minutes to the heart of Buena Vista, yet provides a private setting...

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Spacious Custom Built Home on 2.37 Acres

This beautiful 3 bed/ 2.5 bath home is set among Ponderosa Pines & located in the Game Trail Subdivision, with spectacular mountain & valley views. Locally & custom built in 2017 with many extra touches.  The kitchen has beautiful granite countertops,...

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Paul Kethley Artist Presentation and Reception

Local artist, Paul Kethley invites you to a special presentation at the Buena Vista Public Library, Friday July 12th from 4:30-6:30.  Paul will speak on "The Creative Process...from inspiration to the finished canvas.  A show of Paul's work is on display for the month...

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LOS COLOGNES at The Lariat July 12 at 10:00pm

July 12 @ 10:00 pm $10.00 at the door Los Colognes ~ The Wave “Only the living feel the flow/only the loving let it go”- Unspoken One of the highest and rarest aspirations in popular music is to reach for the transcendental, to access the spirit. On the third album...

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A complete guide to financing your business

Finding the money to build (or buy) a business can seem tough. But there are masses of lenders and investors out there who want to pump cash into small business. The trick is in approaching the right people with the right pitch. This in-depth guide can help get you on...

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Health Savings Accounts

Part of planning for your financial future is making sure your medical expenses can be taken care of.  There are so many advantages to a Health Savings Account (HSA). Let us know if we can help with your medical financial future. Community Banks of Colorado 520  Hwy...

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Wheelin Wednesdays by BV eBike Rentals!

Every Wednesday this summer, BV eBikes hosts a Wheelin Wednesday eBike ride. For those of you who are curious about Electric Bicycles, this is a great opportunity to try them out for a few hours with a guide who will teach you the ins and outs of E-Bikes. A different...

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Custom Home on Chalk Creek – $786,000

Relax and listen to the sounds of Chalk Creek.   This 3625 sq ft home is located within walking distance of the Mt Princeton Hot Springs.   Enjoy your own private dock of the creek where you can sit, relax and fish.   This brick home has 2 large upper and lower decks...

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Environmentally Mindful Custom Built Home

Enjoy the privacy as you walk to the BLM Land & Arkansas River!  This circular 2 story strawbale home features colored finished concrete floors, granite & concrete counters, arched entrance doorway & very separate bedroom suites.  There is a unique log...

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Friday Fun Ride with BV eBike Rentals

We heard at Business After Hours that several of you would like to go on one of our group rides but can't do it during the week. Last week we started a Friday Fun Ride at 5:30 which lasted for a couple of hours and ended with happy hour at the Lariat. We had so much...

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Chaffee County Land Use Survey for Housing & More

The Chaffee County Offices of Public Health and Housing have been awarded a grant through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment wherein we will work to move the County closer to realizing the following Envision Chaffee County goals:   - "Our...

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Custom Mountain Home – $779,000

Stunning warm & cozy mountain home with 360 degree views of the Collegiate Peaks & valley. Built Energy Efficient Full ICF Construction being very energy efficient and also has solar panels. Great room has large rock wood burning fireplace, hickory hardwood...

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July 2019 Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAMBER TEAMGreetings Chamber Members,We would like to thank you for your support for our closing June 2018/2019 fiscal year. Without you the Buena Vista Welcome Center & Chamber of Commerce would not exist. Whew what a month it has been preparing...

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Madams of Central Colorado July 6th show

The Madams of Central Colorado return for their 12th season with two new girls. If you’ve always wondered what life was like for women 150 years ago this show is for you. Learn why ladies of the evening got into the business, and how they prevented pregnancy and...

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June 2019 Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAMBER TEAMGreetings Chamber Members,We would like to thank you for your support for our closing June 2018/2019 fiscal year.  Without you, the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce and the Welcome Center would not exist. Noted below are the projects...

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May 2019 Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAMBER TEAMHello Chamber Members,April at the Welcome Center & Chamber has been vigorous preparing for our summer season! Please help us highlight your business by reading the information below:Welcome Center: We are preparing our Welcome Center...

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April 2019 Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAMBER TEAMHello Chamber Members,Spring is in the air and it is sure to be an amazing summer on the Arkansas River with so much snow on our peaks!  We have been working on many projects.  Our website has a new interactive recreation map for all...

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March 2019 Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAMBER TEAMHello Chamber Members, February has brought lots of new programs, events and projects to fruition.  Outlined below are this month's highlights.     2019 Visitor & Relocation Guide -  The new Guide is available on our website...

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February 2019 Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAMBER TEAM Hello Chamber Members, Your new Chamber team and Board of Directors have been hard at work coordinating our first Town/Chamber joint venture event - with Buena Vista as the Host Town for Ride the Rockies on June 10th and 11th. On Feb. 4th...

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January 2019 Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAMBER TEAMHello Chamber Members, Happy New Year! Best wishes for you and your family. We are excited with the start of a New Year to continue our Restructuring. We thank those that came and participated during our Round Table Meetings and are taking...

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December Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAMBER TEAM Hello Chamber Members, It is officially the Holiday season! We wish all of our Chamber Members a wonderful Holiday. To kick off this season, the Christmas Opening Event on Saturday, December 1st was widely successful. The goal of this...

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Custom Mountain Home – $525,000

Beautiful minimaly used custom home with lots of character and amazing kitchen for entertaining. Stunning views out your great room & kitchen nook of Mt. Princeton, all the Collegiate Peaks & valley below. Lg. open kitchen/great room with tile surround...

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Building YOUR Brand. “What’s love got to do with it?”

Building YOUR Brand. What’s love got to do with it? Love is Everything! First and foremost, if you love and have a true passion for your product or service most likely it will be well received and thriving.  A successful brand is about heart and sharing the love of one’s creation with others.  Share the principle, your fundamental truth(s), which served as the foundation of creating your brand. Share your truth on why your product(s) or services are worth your own personal self-sacrifice and why they impassioned you to bring your concepts to fruition. 

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February 2018 Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR Hello Chamber Members, As the mild winter teases us we hope this newsletter finds you happy and healthy. Here at the BV Chamber & Visitor Center we've started 2018 with a bang!  We have been diligently working on improving the 2018...

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A New Colorado Love Affair!

Over the last decade a new outdoor recreational activity has evolved. It combines one’s love for technology and our smart phones with our love of nature. It is known as Geocaching and is embraced by one and all that have discovered it. Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

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ATVing Around Buena Vista, Colorado

by Carl Bauer The Buena Vista area is chock full of ATV opportunities. There's the 4 Mile Area on the east side of the valley that is mostly high clearance 2WD roads, along with ATV trails and single track. This area is open nine to eleven months out of the year....

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