Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Dog Guidelines

This year we received a record number of complaints about dogs and an increase in dog bites. We walk a fine line between our members who love to bring their pets and those who wish dogs were not allowed at the hot springs. Our desire is not to discourage dog-owners from visiting, rather it is to encourage dog-owners to manage their pets responsibly.

Please consider if your dog is a "good-fit" with the environment here. Dogs who are high strung, excitable or easily stimulated do not do well and are best left at home. We encourage first time visitors to come without their dogs so they can see if it is a good environment for their pet. We have specific pet guidelines to which dog owners must adhere.

These guidelines are simple: Pets must be quiet, peaceful, always attended, picked up after and leashed. Pets may not be tied so they block a pathway or obstruct entrance to a pool or pond. Tie them to a tree, well away from the spring. Barking, aggression, impacts to other guests, or damages are not tolerated. Please tell us when you make your reservations that you wish to bring your dog. All pets must be vaccinated and registered with the front desk. There is a small fee to bring your dog; $5 day, $10 camping, $15 if staying in a cabin. As the weather gets colder, remember that we have five dog friendly cabins. Dogs are not allowed in the water. The Oak Lodge, Sunset House, Spruce House, Sauna, bathhouses and Welcome Center are dog free buildings. If you have questions about your dog visiting or if you are bringing a service dog, please give us a call! We would love to help you in planning your trip with your pet so that everyone has a positive experience.

Last modified on Tuesday, 13 September 2016 01:53

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.