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I grew up at Thunder Lodge, as my aunt worked for the original owners. Her name is Nell Gordon, and I am Aleta. I am sure many of the old guests remember us. She is still retired in Oklahoma, and at 91 years old still works circles around me! It is so nice to see the news via this website. I am proud that the new owners keep the place as nice as I remember it, and the new additions sound very exciting. Sadly both John and Bessie West have passed from this world, but they would be honored that Thunder Lodge continues to provide a clean and high quality place for visitors to enjoy. To all of the guests I remember as a child, "Greetings!" Aleta

Just spent a relaxing weekend in Buena Vista at the Thunder Lodge. The cabins were well worth the Snow Bunny Special. It was like home away from home! The kitchen was well furnished and the entire place was very clean! We'll definitely be back! Thanks! ~Jennifer and Kammy

What a wonderful place to stay. Your cabins are very comfortable and for the price you can't beat it. Our group will definitely be back every year with you. Thanks so much for all the hospitality. We were very grateful for everything you did for us especially since we couldn't get back to Missouri when we were suppose to because of the snow storm. You are great hosts. See you next year. God Bless You, The Branstetter's

We've just come back from a 4 night stay at Thunder Lodge. It was absolutely fantastic! THE nicest place to stay in Buena Vista. Jim and Jane are great hosts. Great rates, great cabins, and a great town. What more could you ask for? We'll most definitely be back.....Byrd family. Dallas, TX

My name is John Allen and my family has been coming to Thunder Lodge for more than 10 years. You can't find a better place to stay in Colorado.

We enjoyed the website. It appealed to our interest in vacationing somewhere that was within a short distance to other sites and activities.

We were looking to stay in an authentic cabin for our vacation this year that had an adventurous and comfortable Colorado feel . I think we found the right place. Melinda Perez 04/18/02

I was very pleased to see your has given us a very clear picture of what we want on our vacation this year,,,thanks ,,,carolyn davis

We are enjoying looking at the pictures. It is a neat website. See you in July! Joe & Carol Anthis

Jim and Jane - just looked at your website - you have done a great job! See you in July. Joe Anthis

Had a wonderful stay at Thunder Lodge. Looking forward to staying there next summer or maybe sooner.
Don & Tere Braaks

My husband and I stayed at Thunder Lodge on our wedding night and it was just great! The cabin was cozy and had everything we needed to spend a comfortable evening. ~Jen in Buena Vista~

My Dad (Fred Gorton) started bringing me to the Thunder Lodge to stay when I was five years old. I am now 42. Fifteen years ago my husband and I spent our honeymoon here. It was on Valentines day in l987. I have recently moved back to Colorado after living in Washington State for ten years. My father is now 76 and my mother died last year. I would enjoy very much being able to stay here again with my dad and my children and show them a place where I had many happy memories.

John and Jo Ann Snogren 7-5-01

What a wonderful vacation that we had!! Thunder Lodge is a great place to stay and enjoy the beauty of Colorado. Rob & Traci 6/8/01.

Great Rate - Great Room - Great Time of the Year to Visit. The stay, grounds and location are excellent. "I'll be back". Tom S, 4/26/2001.

I am Gordon Rountree of Texas. Four of us were guests at Thunder Lodge this week. It was a very nice and friendly place. The cabins had everything anyone would need. I would recommend them to anyone. Also, thanks for the fishing tip.

The acronym for Thunder Lodge (TL) should be TLC, because that's what I received when I stayed there in July. Thank you for the most enjoyable vacation. JMC

This is Gretchen Finley. I came with the Haury/Small/Finley reunion. We stayed in the cabins by the creek. Anyways. . . I would like to say that I had a great time at Thunder Lodge and it really was cozy. Your son, Lance, was really fun and I'm glad he was there to hang out with. I think you guys did a great job with the place and I hope to come back.

Thank you for the hospitality shown me this last July. Your knowledge of the area helped me find whitewater rafting, horseback riding, hot fishing spots, good restaurants, etc. Rather than waste time on vacation, you helped me find fun activities within the Buena Vista area. Thank you so much. Virginia Gentry

Having traveled to Buena Vista over the last 40 years, I find that Thunder Lodge is my "home away from home." Over the years, I've tried other Lodges within BV and found that your Lodge surpassed them all both in cleanliness and convenience of location. A small community conveniently tucked into a residential area made my cabin feel like home. Not a lot of bright lights, big parking lots... but rather soft cool evenings filled with fresh fragrances and mornings filled with such a breathtaking view of the mountains. Certainly, Thunder Lodge is a "piece of heaven". Thank you so much for all you do for us when we stay at TL each summer. Jean Chalupsky, Omaha, Nebraska

Hey Jim and Jane, Although I am only 15 years old, I came to the cabins a while back and had the best time I have ever had in Colorado!! All of my memories are from your place!!! I just wanted to thank you for that and good luck with your business and my family will definitely be back in the near future!! Thanks again, Marcy

We stayed there the middle of March and skied Monarch. It was a great time until the snow dumped on us after two days of skiing and we weren't able to get back up the third day to ski. However, James and Jane were great hosts and showed us where the locals tubed. We took the kids there and they had a blast. James and Jane went above and beyond to make sure that we had a good time.
The Lechtenberg's

Hi, Jim and Jane, My wife Dorothy and I just spent the weekend in Cabin 7. It was so delightful, we loved it, the privacy can't be beat, the only problem we had was with a loud mouthed mother next door to us. A word or two fixed that tho, there were no more problems. I loved the knotty pine walls in the cabin, everything worked good. God bless you both in that business. We WILL definitely be back!! -Richard and Dorothy Opp 2867 W. Rowland Ave. Littleton, CO 80120 or

This is a wonderful facility to be with your family and friends and have a home base near skiing, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, etc.

Hi guys this is Penny Lucero, I was just up there on Saturday with my kids from the Springs. Just thought I would drop you a note and say thank you again, I really enjoy your place. Thank you for being there. I also found you on the web. You are there!! :) Thanks again. Take care. Penny

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