As a bird photographer, I am both a naturalist and naturist. Though cameras arent appreciated around the soaking pools, there is an additional 2000 acres to roam. Besides the bats which the Orient is famous for, I have photographed and recorded over 70 species of birds in 3 trips over the last 3 years. From the ranch in the valley to the sides of the mountains there are great vistas and many ecotypes to support wildlife. Rosie is a wonderful host and will give you guidance to explore the property. The accommodations are wonderful as well. We love Spruce House.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Orient Land Trust/Valley View Hot Springs is a 2200-acre conservation organization created around a clothing-optional (naturist) hot springs. With the historic Orient Mine and Everson Ranch, we now protect a wildlife corridor, pristine natural hot springs, hiking trails, rustic rooms and cabins, a dormitory, plus RV and tenting campsites. Visitors of all ages and walks of life enjoy free educational programs (such as astronomy, geology and plant life tours) and roam the open space; enjoying the geothermal warmth, thriving with an off-grid, hydroelectric power source and marveling at Colorado's largest migratory bat colony. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Orient Land Trust Hotel Villa Grove