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Wednesday, 23 November 2022 14:25

Closed in December

Valley View Hot Springs will be closed December 1, 2022 through December 28, 2022. We will re-open December 29, 2022. This is an annual closure, which allows us to do some maintenance that would be difficult to do while we are open. It is also an opportunity for staff to get a holiday break. Thank you for understanding. If you are a member, or want to become a member, and make a reservation for a visit or stay after the 28th please call between 11 am and 3 pm Monday thru Friday, from December 1st thru the 16th. We will not make reservations or return calls between the 17th and 27th. We will answer the phone and return calls until December 16, 2022 and resume phone business December 28, 2022. We will reopen the gate at 11:00 AM December 29, 2022. Thank you for your support throughout the year and enjoy your holidays!

Friday, 04 November 2022 21:12


Valley View welcomes guests with dogs under the following conditions:

Dogs are not allowed in the pools or waterways.

Dogs must be kept on a leash that is attached to a person or tied up in such a way that there is no interference or impact on other guests getting to and enjoying the pools, or accessing facilities.

No excessive barking.

If a dog shows aggressive behavior to other dogs or humans we expect the owner to take the dog off the property immediately.

We have 5 designated pet friendly accommodations: Elm, Willow, Cottonwood, Aspen and Cedar cabins. All other indoor accommodations are pet free zones. Dogs are not to be left in an accommodation or vehicle alone. Our fee for dogs is minimal. ADA recognized service dogs are exempt.

A service animal means any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability.

Emotional support animals, comfort animals, and therapy dogs are not service animals under Title II and Title III of the ADA.

If your dog responds to voice commands and does not chase the wild life, you may unleash your dog once you are well away from the campground when walking toward the Orient Mine.

There is a limit of 2 dogs per reservation.

Friday, 04 November 2022 21:09

Beautiful Words of Appreciation

There comes a time in our lives when we need a breath of fresh air. Unfortunately, when we just set aside a brief moment in our busy, chaotic lives to take a breath to refresh ourselves, we are simply inhaling the same set of assumptions and preconceived notions that have been polluting our minds and bodies for years. Sometimes it's necessary to search out new air to breathe. 

Mary and I were sitting in a pool with six strangers who, like us, had traveled for hours to escape the noise and chaos of our daily lives to soak in a pool of 100-degree-plus water. In some regards, it was a scene that could have played out in any one of hundreds of resorts that dot the Colorado Rockies. But there were significant differences here. Instead of a fiberglass or concrete lined pool with artificially generated bubbles percolating in artificially heated water, this pool was lined with natural rocks, the heat and bubbles emanating from a natural hot spring. But that's not the only thing that made this experience different. We were all stark naked. 

For the education, enjoyment, and well-being of current and future generations, Orient Land Trust: 
promotes a positive clothing-optional experience at all properties including Valley View Hot Springs, Orient Mine and Everson Ranch;
preserves the viewshed, including land acquisition; 
protects natural, wild, agricultural, and historic resources, in the northern San Luis Valley.