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The Orient Land Trust is a non-profit land trust created around Valley View Hot Springs, its unique culture and environment.

With the Orient Mine and Everson Ranch, we now protect 2,200 acres, its wildlife corridor, pristine spring waters, hiking trails, rustic cabins, and camping. Visitors of all ages and walks of life enjoy free educational programs, clothing-optional naturist open space, geothermal warmth, hydroelectric energy, and Colorado's largest bat colony.  Read more...

Guidelines  -  Rates and Reservations  -  Bat Tours

UPDATE: All Clear! We did another round of water tests on Tuesday. The results showed no Total Coliform. The State Department of Public Health has rescinded the boil order. Yay! You do not need to bring bottled water. In fact, we have quite a supply that we don't need. Thank you for your patience and understanding. The drinking water at the hot springs is tested monthly. This month, the test…
Introducing the New Telescope at Orient Land Trust. See the video below.
Thank you Members! Each year, OLT celebrates and gives thanks for our members during Member Appreciation Weekend. Anyone can become a member and no members are turned away. With so many fun-lovin' folks, we ask everyone to park down the road from the Welcome Center and be especially mindful of one another and our delicate space. Our supply of ice is limited and we encourage sharing tent spaces whenever possible.…
OLT is thrilled to have this wonderful event at the Everson Ranch. To learn more about it contact Rustic Roots directly. Rustic Roots campfire jamming camp announces its 7th year, at the Everson Ranch in the San Luis Valley - August 7-13, 2017. Join Enion & David Pelta-Tiller (Taarka), Jake Schepps (Round Window Radio), Sandra Wong, Ian Haegele (Thunder and Rain), Joy Adams & Andy Reiner (Half Pelican / Whitewater…
Get your tickets now for Orient Land Trust's second year Ranch Celebration event on Sept 16, 2017. Join us at the Historic Everson Ranch for a wonderful Chuckwagon Dinner Concert/Dance, ranch tours and more. This year's entertainment will be provided by the preeminent western music pioneers, The Flying W Wranglers. The wonderful folks at Rustingram Catering are preparing the food again this year. The Flying W Wranglers have been performing…
We wish to introduce 5 licensed therapists at Valley View and hope you will make an advance appointment to ensure your treatment while you are here. Contact your therapist directly to schedule. We have a great team...offering multiple massage modalities, watsu and reflexology.When you arrive, check to see which therapist is on call for the day you desire and call them for an appointment, or call your favorite therapist directly…


08/04/2017 - 08/06/2017


9:00 am 08/07/2017 - 6:00 pm 08/13/2017


09/16/2017 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm


10/21/2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Naturism by Neil & Terry Seitz, FoundersHistory of Naturism at OLT
  • Words of Wisdom by Neil & Terry Seitz, FoundersSharing experience and wisdom that helped sustain this special place through the decades.

Orient Land Trust is a nonprofit land trust 
dedicated to the preservation of Valley View Hot Springs (VVHS) and its viewshed—
including natural and biologic resources, agricultural lands, wildlife habitat, 
open space, and historic and geologic features of the northern San Luis Valley—
for the education and enjoyment of current and future generations.


  • Dedication to inclusiveness and the public good
  • Accountability to a diverse public community and maintaining their trust
  • Social and environmental justice beyond mandates
  • Respect for the worth and dignity of individuals and nature
  • Embracing naturism through practice and education
  • Modeling collaborative pluralism, transparency, integrity and honesty
  • Pledging excellence and responsibility in stewarding resources
  • Encouraging lifelong learning


  • Visitor Space Protection and Management: Maintain and protect Valley View Hot Springs as an affordable, peaceful and family-friendly clothing-optional recreational facility that enhances the visitor experience year round.
  • Conservation and Preservation: Follow the highest possible standards for land preservation, agricultural practices, and energy and water conservation.
  • Research and Education: Facilitate scientific research around OLT resources, and promote educational programs and activities suitable for adults and children.
  • Staff Development and Community Relations: Maintain OLT as a responsible citizen of the San Luis Valley.