Chaffee County's Wellness Retreat

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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.

Itinerary 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

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

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

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…

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

Enjoy a touch of luxury in these modern cozy log cabins. Rustic at heart, each cabin houses either a 1 or 2 bedroom layout, a loft with 2 queen…

Lodging
Loyal Duke Lodge

Loyal Duke Lodge is the ideal basecamp for families, hardcore nature enthusiasts and everyone that wants to discover the unique wonders of Salida…

Day
2
Breakfast
Bunny and Clyde's Corner Café and Market
Open every day for breakfast, lunch and the best coffee! Indian lunch specials noon-4pm.
Activity
Time to Get Out & Get Your Heart Beating

Snowshoe Fooses Creek. Keep your eyes peeled for moose and always give them their space. Rent your snowshoes at <a href="https://salidamountainsports.com/">Salida Mountain Sports</a>.

Itinerary 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
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…
Activity
Hit the Road

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
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…
Activity
Retail Therapy

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

Lodging
Loyal Duke Lodge

Loyal Duke Lodge is the ideal basecamp for families, hardcore nature enthusiasts and everyone that wants to discover the unique wonders of Salida…

Day
3
Breakfast
Little Red Hen Bakery

European-inspired breads that we bake daily in our conventional indoor ovens, as well as biscotti, granola, Scottish shortbread, scones, muffins,…

Activity
St. Elmo Ghost Town

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

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

Come soak in Colorado's purest, geothermal, gravity-fed mineral spas. Historically noted for their medicinal and therapeutic value, the springs…

Dinner
House Rock Kitchen
House Rock Kitchen is a fast casual, from scratch, healthy, fun option in Buena Vista.
Lodging
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa

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