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Valley View Hot Springs

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c. 1920s. 5 miles south of Villa Grove via U.S. 285, then 8 miles east on Rd. GG

Now part of a large ranch, this resort retains antique one-story octagonal cottages, both hewn log and clapboard, and a large concrete hot springs pool. Since the 1960s, it has been a popular if offbeat spa where bathing suits are optional. The elevated site, in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, offers a spectacular view of the San Luis Valley. A dirt road leads 2 miles north to the ghost town of Orient, once a major iron ore mine of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel



Thomas J. Noel, "Valley View Hot Springs", [Moffat, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 444-444.

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