Valley View Hot Springs is Open with Limited Capacity and COVID Restrictions

Reservations are required. No walk-ins! Pool access may be limited.

Reduced Office Hours - Check-in times - Departure time.

Limited capacity. Reservations, for day use and overnight admissions, require payment in advance.

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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

"I can't wait to get back to normal," is a frequent comment. When OLT reopens to members and guests, it will not be back to normal. There are many additional guidelines that we are considering in the effort to increase safety and protect the health of staff and visitors. These precautions are necessary based on the nature of the coronavirus and the background information from epidemiologists regarding how the virus…
Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Email from Orient Land Trust

Orient Land Trust has a new email distributor. We have found that there are a number of email addresses that are incorrect or no longer used. If you have not heard from OLT in the last month or two, it may be because we do not have your current email address. To update or to add your email to our list please send your email address to...
Sunday, June 21st, 2020

Covid-19 Guidelines

Orient Land Trust is planning to reopen the hot springs later this summer. During this time with significant health risks worldwide, we are instituting reasonable steps to prevent the spread of the virus for visitors to the hot springs. Some of the required preventative measures may seem burdensome to some people while others will appreciate the need for some sensible precautions. Here are some of the new guidelines so that…
Sunday, June 21st, 2020

Justice and Equality

George Floyd died in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020. We've all seen the video and we all now know his name. Terrible and unnecessary violence like this has happened before but, this time, people are saying, "Enough." A lot of people are saying "Enough". We, the Staff and Board of OLT, feel compelled to speak up as silence is complicit. We add our voice in support of people everywhere who…
Thursday, June 4th, 2020

"Are you open?"

Most of our current questions are about re-opening. Although it might seem simple, there are many concerns that impact this goal. There will be additional requirements as well as changes to normal behaviors and expectations. There are specific aspects of Valley View and Orient Land Trust that could alter the stipulations that the county and state might demand. Health officials are accustomed to pool waters that are chemically disinfected, filtered,…
Saturday, May 23rd, 2020

(Virtual) Oak House Jam

What a treat! The May 22, Friday night virtual event with John Standish, Mark Allen, Edie Carey, and cameo appearance by Dylan Standish, was a joyful and heartwarming evening. It was nice to touch base with more than a hundred people. The music was wonderful and the nostalgia level was high. John included some video footage of past Oak House music jams and there were some brief scenes of the…
7:30 PM Friday, May 22: (Virtual) OAK HOUSE JAM with Mark and John. Join OLT Board Director John Standish and our good friend and accomplished vocalist/guitarist Mark Allen for a live streaming jam! The show will feature a special appearance by truly mesmerizing and amazing singer/songwriter, Edie Carey. Join us on YouTube and chat with us during the live show!

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Sat 10/16/21 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Sat 1/22/22 9:00 am - 2:00 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.

Values

  • 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

Goals

  • 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.