Open Year Round!
River Orchard Place is located in Poncha Springs which is known as "the crossroads of the Rockies." It is conveniently located near the town of Salida and is not far from Buena Vista, Monarch Ski Resort, Princeton Hot Springs, and a vast amount of outdoor and indoor activities to enjoy. The area has a thriving culture of food and art with local breweries and wine tasting nearby.
Local breweries include Elevation (www.elevationbeerco.com) which is less than 2 miles away. Also the newly renovated Moonlight Pizza (www.moonlightpizza.biz) not only has amazing Pizza but also brews their own beer and soda.
Experience local wine tasting at Vino Salida (www.vinosalida.com) which is about a mile away.
Downtown Salida is a 10 minute drive and abounds with restaurants, shops, bars, art galleries, and adventure outfitters.
Salida is home to the largest indoor hot springs pool which is open year-round and a great place to exercise in the lap pool or soak in the leisure pool. You can also rent out private soaking pools! www.salidarec.com/public-pool/
Visit the Salida Museum for "Heart of the Rockies History" www.salidamuseum.org
Poncha Springs is surrounded by the San Isabel National Forest as well as Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land with numerous hiking, biking, and off-roading trails.
The Great Sand Dunes National Park is a 60 minute drive away.