"The parking lot is filled with stones, not dirt...looked nice! We were checked in right away, no problems whatsoever. We were given full details on our room, the pools and breakfast. The room was very clean. The bed was comfy with two pillows per person. There was even a stuffed bunny on the bed! =) We had a king size bedroom, so we had a fridge and microwave in the room. Everything was very open, welcoming and very quiet. To keep the room cool, we left the windows open and the ceiling fan on high. Very good night's sleep (we spent 2 nights there).
The pools are fantastic! The range from boil-a-lobster hot to nice-n-cooling. They have complimentary ""noodles"" for the pools too. Very nice. I love all the detail around the pools, the wooden carvings, the hummingbird feeders and the chimes. Relaxing. We spoke with other guests in the pools and most were on their 2nd or 3rd time staying at Cottonwood. We didn't have any problems or issues with locals just coming to use a day pass at the pools...everyone mostly kept to themselves or their little groups.
There are NO tv's or phones in the rooms and, as they say on their website, that is on purpose!! Go out and enjoy the San Isabel National Forest or go rafting or horseback riding or...bask in the glory of Cottonwood Inn's pools. =)
It's a little bit of the Old West just outside of Buena Vista. Come for the serenity, leave with a smile. I know I sure did! And I plan to come back again! =)"