Live Year-Round at Chateau Chaparral

Chateau Chaparral is surrounded by outstanding 360-degree mountain views. The sunrises and sunsets are off the charts! This peaceful secluded community has more than 300 days of sunshine a year and is surrounded not only by stunning landscapes, but by an unlimited amount of outdoor and indoor activities.

There are so many amazing opportunities for FUN day trips, such as skiing, train rides, boating, as well as local activities such as Jeeping, hiking, fishing, shopping, and more.

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55 and older senior living in Buena Vista at Mount Princeton RV Park Model Homes

We are an HOA Community with an Onsite Manager

Enjoy year-round living with your own deeded lot and new Park Model Home at Chateau Chaparral. We have fun activities here at the park that include pot luck dinners, social hours, cookouts and recreation. Take a 4WD drive to a ghost town, go hiking, fishing, golfing, dine out, and explore the local sights and events our area has to offer. We are located halfway between Buena Vista and Salida right on the Arkansas River.

Our amenities include year round living in Park Model Homes, where the mountains are calling you to enjoy the ride. We have a community lodge with bathrooms, showers, activity room, fire pit/BBQ area, kitchen and laundry facilities.

We are located right next to Browns Canyon with outstanding  mountain views and lots of amenities. We can’t wait to meet you and be your neighbor at your new home. If it’s not your permanent residence, then make it your perfect vacation home or weekend get away. We welcome you and wish you happiness and enjoyment at Chateau Chaparral. You won’t believe the sunrises and sunsets…the sound of the Arkansas River, or the vibrations of moon/star gazing.

Did You Know?

  • Buena Vista and Salida are two world-class outdoor and sporting adventure towns with lots of shops, restaurants, breweries and live entertainment.
  • Buena Vista has hosted the iconic musician Dierks Bentley’s mountain getaway and a unique high altitude country music experience, the Seven Peaks Festival brought some of the country’s biggest stars to Buena Vista.
  • Buena Vista named as “the new American dream town” by Outside Magazine.
  • Salida was declared one of “20 Game Changing Place to Live” by Sunset Magazine
  • Salida is one of America’s “coolest towns for outdoor adventure” by Matador Network
  • Salida is one of Vogue’s “Nine US Destinations to Visit.”

Living so close in seclusion at Nathrop, Colorado captures all the fun activities for both Buena Vista and Salida. Live entertainment and music festivals are hosted often in parks, pubs and breweries in these nearby towns.

We are Close to Ski Resorts

  • Monarch: 40 min
  • Vail: 1 hour 35 min
  • Breckenridge: 1 hour 15 min
  • Ski Cooper: 1 hour
  • Copper Mountain: 1 hour 15 min

Also Close By

  • Twin Lakes: 38 min
  • St. Elmo: 33 min
  • Cottonwood Pass
  • Monarch Pass
  • Independence Pass
  • Wide variety of lakes and trails
  • 12 Fourteeners
  • Collegiate Peaks Wilderness
  • Brown’s Canyon Wilderness
  • Saint Elmo Ghost Town

Nearby Hospitals

  • St. Vincent Hospital in Leadville: 47 min
  • Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center in Salida: 19 min

Hot Springs in the Area

  • Mt Princeton Hot Springs: 8 min
  • Salida Indoor Pool & Hot Springs: 24 min
  • Cottonwood Hot Springs: 19 min

We Have an Airport Nearby

Did You Know?

Chaffee County has a population of 20,074, Buena Vista has a population of 2,988, and Salida has a population of 5,812.

Our Location and Chaffee County
Area Information

Chateau Chaparral | 10795 County Road 197A | Nathrop, CO 81236

Look at Our Beautiful Views!

Read Our Google Reviews

(We have 4.4 out of 5 stars!)

“We’ve owned a lot at Chateau Chaparral for more than 20 years. It’s the most beautiful location beneath Mt Princeton where Chalk Creek joins the Arkansas River. The area is so beautiful it was made into Browns Canyon National Monument several years ago.” — Brenda B.

“It’s in a great spot next to the river and only a few minutes from the highway between Salida and Buena Vista. Pleasant neighbors all around. If you can get a place, it’s great for vacationing or staying full time (as long as you’re ready for winter 😁).” — Caleb W.

“This place is a hidden gem. Just visited a family member who lives and works there remotely, planning to start a small outfitter biz in Salida. Breathtaking views, peaceful, and lots of great places to hike. Hoping we can find a spot for ourselves here soon!” — Lisa B.

“I just drove through this sweet park and was in awe with the air, the views and the River! Amazingly close to charming Buena vista and I can totally see a pre fab eco friendly tiny home on a lot here – love it!” — Jennifer T.

“Okay this place is a slice of heaven for the price of a slice of pizza 🍕. On the Arkansas river with private access as well as a suspension bridge to Browns Canyon National Monument and Ruby Mountain. And trail after trail. A short drive to Mt Princeton Hot Springs, St Elmo’s ghost town, Buena Vista, and Salida. The backdrop are the collegiate peaks so you can hike 14ers or ATV forever. As more people buy in more and more new tiny homes and park models fill the sights. Great lodge and activities too.” — Mark S.

“Great place for a summer home or year round. You can’t find a more secluded and beautiful place. It’s perfect!” — Kat P.

“I spent my youth here. So many memories around the bridge and the river. Thank you for maintaining it.” — Jere M.

“Beautiful serene quiet but very cold in the winter” — Orlando M.

“I recommend a property here!!! Beautiful?!!!” — Kim T.

“Quite and secluded.” — Jennifer S.