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The perfect venue for groups small and large to connect to the land

Find a deep, nourishing connection to your friends and family. Take in a film under the San Luis Valley’s pristine night sky. Cook with your friends in our chef’s kitchen and dining room, or come for weekends of curated movie and chef dinners, art installations, live music and experimental architecture events. Or think about bringing your entire company for a connecting retreat that’s a complete reset.

Plan your family reunion, wedding or company retreat. Book partial or full accommodations—either way, guests will enjoy autonomy and privacy during your event.

Events

BLACK CUBE ORISONS 
THROUGH JUNE ’25

At 160 acres, Orisons marks one of the largest earthworks created by an individual woman artist to date, paying homage to the fragile ecosystem of Colorado’s San Luis Valley. This is a spectacular work, a must do when you come to the valley. Reservations are required to get the coordinates for the location, which is about 20 minutes from the Frontier: Reservations 

Drive-in movie screen showing an old black and white movie.

WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL
AUGUST 12

In conjunction with Crestone Dark Skies Festival Weekend and a New Moon, ScSeed Presents environmentally focused documentaries and films. Free and open to the public.

Group of people sitting in folder chairs on the lawn watching a movie on a big drive-in movie theater screen.

MOVIE THEME SCHEDULE
THURSDAY-SATURDAY
* Kid-friendly weekend

6/22–6/24: Dance Fever
6/29–7/1: Five-OH
7/6–7/8: Architectural Extravagance
7/13–7/15: Zero, Zero, Seven
7/20–7/22: Love and Leaves in the NYC
8/3–8/5: Most Important Meal of the Day
8/10–8/12: Weekend of Wayne
8/17–8/19: Experimental Film With a PhD
8/24–8/26: Final Frontier
*8/31–9/3: Kid’s Final Frontier
9/7–9/9: Gold Diggers
9/14–9/16: Frame Narrative
9/21–9/23: Who Runs the World
9/28–9/30: Island Chickens
10/5–10/7: Mountain High
10/12–10/14: The Big Blue
10/19-10/21: Vampires Aren’t Funny
10/27–10/29: 14 Rooms, 14 Vacancies

Area Attractions

Large rocks in Penitente Canyon.

PENITENTE CANYON AREA
15 MINUTES AWAY

This area has some incredible hikes and biking trails, but is most well known for it’s climbing. See if you can spot the Virgin of Guadalupe, painted high up on one of the walls!

Photo: Bureau of Land Management

Footsteps in the sand at Great Sand Dunes National Park.

GREAT SAND DUNES NATIONAL PARK
40 MINUTES AWAY

Worth every trip, the Sand Dunes is one of Colorado’s most unique landscapes.

View looking up from the base of a waterfall at Zapata Falls.

ZAPATA FALLS
60 MINUTES AWAY

This is a great, non technical (but sometimes steep!) hike up into the Sangre de Cristo mountains. During the summer, it can get busy and the road to the trail head is a little bumpy—we suggest getting out a little early, or bring your flashlights and watch the sunset on the opposite side of the valley.

Photo: Andrew Russell

Two skiers at the top of a snow-covered mountain at Wolf Creek Ski Area.

WOLF CREEK SKI AREA
60 MINUTES AWAY

A small, independent ski resort that boasts the most snowfall of any resort in Colorado.

Aerial view of the town of Del Norte.

DEL NORTE
10 MINUTES AWAY

If you’re not a hiking person, Del Norte is a fun town to go for lunch or dinner and walk around. 

There’s a number of places to eat, including The Windsor Hotel Dining Room. They feature seasonal dishes that include locally-sourced ingredients with an extensive wine list, and full bar in a casual but white tablecloth experience. The hotel also has 1874 Distillery, which has the bar area and an onsite food truck. You can grab breakfast, lunch or dinner here, options include street tacos and burgers. There’s a garden patio to eat in or there’s inside seating too. Not to be missed is the Mennonite bakery, Raisin’ Rye. When in the valley, it’s a must stop, even if just on the way out of town. Pizza and beer is available at the local brewery, Three Barrel Brewing. Simple Foods Market is your go-to for delicious sandwiches and picnic supplies. For shopping, there’s the General Specific Store, a treasure trove of antiques, collectibles and vintage clothing.

And if you’re celebrating something and need a bouquet, stop by Almost Home Flowers.

Woman standing in the middle of a hot spring.

HOT SPRINGS
20–30 MINUTES AWAY

Joyful Journey Hot Springs
Mineral pools, spa treatments and spa menu.

Sand Dunes Recreation Pool
Heated outdoor pool, therapy pools, and indoor adult soaking pools and saunas. Light food and drink available.

Valley View Hot Springs
Clothing optional natural outdoor pools in an off-the-grid location.

RESTAURANTS

Raising Rye | Del Norte, 15 minutes
Azteca De Oro | Center, 5 minutes
The Sunflour Café | Monte Vista, 20 minutes
4th Street Diner & Bakery | Saguache, 35 minutes
Worth The Drive Bakery | Monte Vista, 25 minutes
Colorado Farm Brewery | Alamosa, 30 minutes
Friar’s Fork & Sanctuary | Alamosa, 30 minutes

GROCERY STORES

K&J Thriftway | Center, 5 minutes
Simple Foods | Del Norte, 15 minutes
Safeway | Monte Vista, 15 minutes

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