Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Valley View Re-opening August 3rd

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Orient Land Trust is reopening Valley View Hot Springs, Monday, August 3, 2020! (Limited capacity, pre-paid reservations required, overnight admissions only) 

Office hours Thursday, July 30 and Friday July 31: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM 
New Regular Office hours starting Saturday, August 1: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm 

There will initially be many calls, your patience is greatly appreciated.  We will only be taking reservations for one month out. If you want to reserve a date in September or October, please wait until 30 days before your desired date of arrival to call. 

We are very grateful for your patience and support. Colorado and the rest of the nation continue to struggle with the reality of a dangerous virus and OLT has been cautious. Overly cautious? Some might think so. We are definitely taking extra precautions. We continue to be watchful. Hot Springs are important but not essential. We have implemented many changes that we trust will lower the risks. Not all of the new guidelines are consistent with our traditional community values that have evolved over the years. We all are impatient to return to a more normal life. In the meantime, your cooperation is crucial to our being open. The new guidelines can be accessed here:

There are many new guidelines. The first three to learn and remember are:

  1. Reduced hours in the office, reduced hours for entry, and reduced hours for admission. 
  2. Bring your own cooking utensils, bedding, and supplies. Beds will not have sheets, blankets and pillows. No pots, pans, dishes, or silverware will be provided. Community kitchen space strictly limited (bring your own camp stove).
  3. Masks are required except in the pools. Pool capacities are now limited.

Welcome to the great experiment. May we all stay healthy and happy.

Last modified on Monday, 22 February 2021 12:19

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.