Hello Chamber Members,

Happy Spring!  Town is getting busier and Summer is just around the corner.  It’s been a mad dash here at the Chamber & Visitor Center finishing off the 2018 Visitor & Relocation Guide and getting our summer and fall events together: the Spring Business Expo, 4th of July and Art in the Park, Gold Rush Days, and the OHV Color Tour!

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!  The 2018 Buena Vista Visitor & Relocation Guide is finished and off to the printer! Thank you to all those who purchased ads and have contributed to the content!  After Jamie’s tireless efforts the book is the biggest and most functional it’s ever been! This beautiful guide features a detailed index, charts, facts, and maps on all areas of recreation and businesses in our valley as well as information on relocation.  The paired content, ads, and directory listings together throughout the guide and the detailed index makes navigation easy for both locals and visitors alike.  These guides will get distributed throughout the state to 10 Colorado Welcome Centers, 50 Visitor Centers & Chambers, throughout Lake & Chaffee Counties, at DIA and Downtown Denver, at local events throughout Lake & Chaffee Counties, mailed out to visitors who purchase hard copies, free downloads from our website, and on social media. Come by the Chamber and pick up a few copies for your own locations!  For a view of the Guide click here.  

On top of all of this, we are also moving along planning our spring and summer events! 

Join us for the 2018 Business Expo May 12 from 9:00am to 2:00pm! 

Share: Your business, craft, art or service with a BOOTH at the Business Expo.  Call today to register 719.395.6612.  OR, click here to download this application
Meet:  Your LOCAL business, artisans, and service groups.  Learn about all that they have to offer locally.  
Treat:  MOM or yourself with local products, works, gifts, and services.  SHOP LOCAL! 

Enjoy local business booths and community services. There will be hourly drawings for Mount Princeton Hot Springs Spa passes.  Thanks to our event sponsors: The Chaffee County Times, Liars’ Lodge, Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort and Heart of the Rockies Radio!  Please give us a call if you have any questions 719.395.6612.

4th of July is shaping up to be one of the biggest events for the Chamber.  In addition to our normal community wide festivities we are also teaming up with Xi Mu to Co-Sponsor the Art In The Park fair on the 4th of July!  Applications for Art in the Park can be found HERE.  If you are interested in getting involved with the festivity planning, sponsoring, or volunteering, give us a call!

Additionally, we are growing Gold Rush Days on August 11 and 12th.  We’ve teamed up with Jamie Wolkenbreit at The Ark Magazine to bring you a fantastic music lineup.  Our music headliner Chris Daniels and the Kings as well as many other local favorites are sure to make you boogie.  Vendor Applications can be found HERE.

If you are interested in sponsoring, volunteering, or participating in any of our events, contact us at the Chamber to find out about opportunities and details.

Please join us for our May Business After Hours hosted by new chamber member Swan Mountain Family Clinic.  $7.00 at the door on May 17th, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  We hope to see you there to welcome them and network!

As always, we wish you all the very best!

Warmest regards, The BV Chamber & Visitor Center Team

We are excited to announce that we placed a Half page ad in the spring issue of Adventure Outdoors Magazine.  The ad (see ad on the right) showcases the reader to . . . Explore Buena Vista Colorado, USA: Twelve Mountains Over 14,000 feet, World Famous Gold Medal Arkansas River, 80% Public Lands to discover, Two Natural Hot springs, Browns Canyon National Monument, Year round Adventure Headquarters, and Great Food, Entertainment & Community.  Their circulation is 550,000 combined audience.  Highlights include 150,000 Newstand Readership, and 40,000 public placement audience.  Their website 100,000 average quarterly UV and website 270,000 average quarterly page views.  A special thank you to Mountain Spirit Photography who has supported our brand positioning with their stunning photography.  

Please join us in welcoming our new Chamber members:


Clear Mountain Media
Phone: 970.389.1662

Clear Mountain Media offers Digital Marketing, SEO, Social Media Marketing, Graphic Design, Website Development, Consulting and Branding.

John-Jordan Oldham and the Clear Mountain Media team has 18+ years of experience in their field.  They specialize in helping businesses, groups and organizations to find the best tools, training and strategies to help them achieve their business goals, increase traffic, sales and visibility.  They are friendly and laid back but provide world-class service.  They fully support local business.


The Jealous Neighbor, Furnishings & Fun
Phone: 719.395.3195
Website: Follow Them on Facebook

The Jealous Neighbor, Furnishings & Fun offers New, Used, Re-purposed and Custom Furniture, Home Accessories, Fashion, Jewelry, Tile, PhotoShoot/Wedding Rental, Custom Rugs, Special Order Carpet Squares and Unique Gifts!

Laura Lovelady has lived in our amazing town for 16.5 years.  She grew up in Oklahoma and first came here, as many of us have, on vacation as a child.  She didn’t return for 30 years, but when she did she didn’t ever want to leave again!  She has enjoyed having a business for 11 years providing design services to private and commercial clients.  She opened a retail shop in addition to her design services as a way to meet those who have been moving to our valley.  She loves BV and has served in many capacities over the years including with the Beautification Board, Community Bible Study, Volunteer Curb Appeal, Second Helping and as Speaker.


Surf Hotel
Phone: 719.966.7048

Surf Hotel offers a boutique travel experience where luxury & adventure cross paths.  Overlooking the surf waves of the Buena Vista Whitewater Park, the Surf Hotel offers guests a sense of luxury without pretension, inspired by both the understated elegance of European hotels and the spectacular natural beauty of our home in the Rocky Mountains. Whether for solo travelers, families, company retreats or wedding parties, our contemporary approach to hospitality adapts to suit your style of leisure.  For more information, please contact us at

With an onsite restaurant and bakery, a ballroom overlooking the river and flexible common spaces, the hotel is designed to accommodate events of all styles and sizes. From team-building whitewater getaways to elegant European-inspired weddings, our staff will help you navigate space reservations, adventure rentals, onsite menus and group accommodations.  For more information, please contact us at

Jed and Kennley Selby of Buena Vista are the owners of the brand new Surf Hotel located on the banks of the Arkansas River here in town.  Jed brings over 15 years of successful new urbanism development to the building team and enjoys his days at work helping people convert their dreams into reality.  Jed is passionate about the outdoors, live music, great food and everything related to the river here in town.    

Kennley is the director of design for the South Main neighborhood. Her work includes conceptual design, interior design, graphic design and photography. In addition to design work, she works closely with her husband Jed Selby on a strategic level for guiding the development of the neighborhood. She is also a mother of two, a rock climber, a snowboarder and a yogi.


Swan Mountain Family Clinic
Phone: 719.530.6012

Swan Mountain Family Clinic aims to provide innovative, compassionate and convenient family care.  Our friendly staff will make you feel right at home in the clinic’s warm environment.

Dr. Teresa Loftin is a board certified Family Physician with a special interest in women’s health and enjoys providing care to the entire family.  Having raised two sons she embraces the full spectrum of family practice with over 20 years of experience.  Dr. Loftin is from Oklahoma and graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1996.  In 2011, Dr. Loftin moved to Buena Vista and is pleased to join the team at Swan Mountain Family Clinic.


THANK YOU to April BAH host Community Banks of Colorado!  There was delicious food from Cowboy’s Dash Barbecue and it was a wonderful time networking with our colleagues, friends, neighbors and community!

Mark your calendar: The next Business After Hours will be May 17th hosted by Swan Mountain Family Clinic at 36 Oak Street in Buena Vista.

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