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Chaffee County's Wellness Retreat

Chaffee County's Wellness Retreat
3 days
Sit back, relax and let the Chaffee County towns of Buena Vista, Salida and Poncha Springs do their thing. They love to ensure their guests are cared for.

Sustainability Activity

Volunteer with Salida Mountain Trails:

Salida Mountain Trails is an all-volunteer organization committed to building and maintaining sustainable, non-motorized, multi-user trails on public lands near the city of Salida.

Sustainability Activity
Insider's Tip

Insider's Tip

Mindful Awareness

One of the area's hidden gems is the Salida Sangha. Their pop-up outdoor-meditation hours are instrumental to the well-being of this community.

Day 1
Activity

Start With a Hike

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You have likely been in a car for some time, so take a hike on the Little Rainbow trail and enjoy the views!
Lunch

Manipura Juice Company

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Manipura Juice Company is a casual juice shop in Salida. Stop by and try out our signature desserts. Read More
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Riveting Experience Jewelry

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Design and wine, make your own jewelry studio. Come join us as we share our passion for making beautiful things by hand. Explore the many possibilities in style and design, and then let us guide... Read More

Dinner

146 Taphouse

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We offer 40 self-serve beer and wine taps. We also carry canned wines, mixed drinks and bottled wines. Live music. Read More
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Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort

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These Colorado hot springs are located in Nathrop, Colorado between the towns of Buena Vista and Read More

Lodging

Loyal Duke Lodge

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Loyal Duke Lodge is the ideal basecamp for families, hardcore nature enthusiasts and everyone that wants to discover the unique wonders of Salida and the surrounding areas. Our mission is to... Read More

Day 2
Breakfast

Bunny and Clyde's Corner Café and Market

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Open every day for breakfast, lunch and the best coffee! Indian lunch specials noon-4pm. Read More
Activity

Time to Get Out & Get Your Heart Beating

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Snowshoe Fooses Creek. Keep your eyes peeled for moose and always give them their space. Rent your snowshoes at Salida Mountain Sports.
Insider's Tip

Insider's Tip

Backcountry Safety

Get out in front of backcountry danger this winter, and keep safety top of mind! Seek education and training prior to heading out, or utilize a professional guide or a seasoned mentor to explore Colorado's backcountry. Find more ways to get informed and stay safe in Colorado.

Lunch

Elevation Beer Company

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We all had the same dream of starting a brewery that brewed the highest quality barrel aged and specialty beers we could imagine. At the same time we all dreamed of living in an area of Colorado... Read More
Activity

Hit the Road

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Salida is surrounded by wonders. Take the 1.5-hours drive down to the San Luis Valley and hit Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. Don't forget to bring water and sunscreen! Then be back in Poncha Springs by dinnertime.
Dinner

Grimo's Italian Restaurant

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Authentic Italian food, homemade soups and sauces. Great wines, mixed drinks and beer to help you wash it all down. Established in 1985. Family owned and operated. Read More
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Retail Therapy

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Get some shopping done on Salida's Main Street and check out the lights on Christmas Mountain along the way.
Lodging

Loyal Duke Lodge

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Loyal Duke Lodge is the ideal basecamp for families, hardcore nature enthusiasts and everyone that wants to discover the unique wonders of Salida and the surrounding areas. Our mission is to... Read More

Day 3
Breakfast

Little Red Hen Bakery

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European-inspired breads that we bake daily in our conventional indoor ovens, as well as biscotti, granola, Scottish shortbread, scones, muffins, cinnamon rolls and more.

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Activity

St. Elmo Ghost Town

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It is said that St. Elmo's population rode the last train out of town and never came back.

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Lunch

Mo Burrito

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Burritos, bowls, tacos, salads, nachos, quesadillas and much more, with tasty extras like spice-ranch pickled onions, handmade salsa and more. Read More
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Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa

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Come soak in Colorado's purest, geothermal, gravity-fed mineral spas. Historically noted for their medicinal and therapeutic value, the springs were used for centuries by the Ute Indians as a... Read More

Dinner

House Rock Kitchen

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House Rock Kitchen is a fast casual, from scratch, healthy, fun option in Buena Vista. Read More
Lodging

Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa

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Get a massage at Cottonwood before retiring for the night in one of their cozy lodge rooms.