Storytelling

  • 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.

Upcoming Events

OCT
4

Sat Oct 4 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fundraiser Art Sale (Salida)

OCT
18

Sat Oct 18 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Board of Directors Meeting

JAN
17

Sat Jan 17 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Board of Directors Meeting

MAR
13

Fri Mar 13 - Wed Mar 25
Monte Vista Crane Festival

Valley View Hot Springs

It's a unique place where visitors can immerse themselves in nature while connecting personally with OLT's cycle of sustainability. Through their stewardship and contributions, they help preserve the natural resources they so enjoy. Families can learn about and share this delicate eco-sanctuary with their children and pets. The property is entirely clothing optional and exists completely "off the grid", self-sustaining its amazing variety of features including...

  • a diverse ecosystem rich with wildlife, birds, bats, and plant life
  • a series of all natural, body temperature soaking ponds along wilderness trails
  • geothermally and hydroelectrically heated hot tub, sauna, and village
  • pure, natural spring fed swimming pool and showers
  • all-season camping and rustic accommodations

Clothing-optional NaturismSafe, Family-Friendly, Clothing-Optional Naturism
OLT promotes a vibrant, safe, family-oriented naturism. Naturism, or the option to choose whether or not to wear clothing, is a natural, personal choice that is appropriate for people of any age or setting, most especially pristine natural spaces like Valley View Hot Springs. Nudity is simply a state of nature, and at OLT it is promoted in an environment of non-sexual, child and family safety. Naturism allows each of us to be one layer closer to nature, to discover ourselves as we are without the expectations and pressures of the greater culture. There is no shame, no expectation, nothing but the natural state of being. Read more...

Valley View Hot Springs is privately owned and managed by the Orient Land Trust, a charitable non-profit conservation organization. To preserve this delicate and peaceful ecosystem, we limit admission with a guest quota for day and overnight use. Even when accommodations are available, we must frequently turn visitors away, especially on weekends. Reservations are highly recommended.

An OLT Membership is quick and easy, allowing earlier advance reservations for each donor level ($35+). Rest assured, 100% of your unrestricted donations will be applied toward mission accomplishment. With your continued support, OLT will preserve this amazing space and experience to inspire stewardship among ourselves, our children, grandchildren and generations to come.

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.