Friday, March 31st, 2023


You can become a member of Orient Land Trust and get the benefit of advance reservations. The membership structure allows us to keep our rates lower.

Why are advance reservations important? Admission is limited. Daily admission is available until the limit is reached. In the winter, space is usually available on short notice, except for weekends. During the warmer months, we often reach capacity weeks ahead of time.

How does the membership structure work? There are several "levels" of membership. The more money that a person contributes, the higher the level of membership. Advance reservation benefits start at one month and higher levels of membership offer two and three months of advance reservations.



When you support Orient Land Trust by becoming an Annual Contributor, you become part of a community working to preserve land, history, ecology, and a unique niche as a naturist experience. You also benefit by being eligible for increased reservation windows and discounts. Other benefits, such as access to special programs and events, may also be offered in the future. The table below lists the benefits you are entitled to receive for one full year at each donation level.

Member Benefits
based on
levels of annual contribution
as of 2018
General Public

$1,000 and up
Receive annual OLT newsletter Email Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Recognition in newsletter  - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Invitation to Member Appreciation Weekend - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
$4 Discount for 2 Hour Quick Dip - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ability to Make Advance Reservations Day Before 1 month

2 months 

3 months 

3 months 

3 months 

3 months 

Senior Discount for Accommodations (Age 65+) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Admitted for Day Use Without a Reservation No No No No No No No
May Reserve Two (2) Cabins, Sunset Rooms or
Vehicle Sites
No No No No No Yes Yes

You may become a member at any time, donations are tax-deductible, and benefits are good for one year from the date of your donation. 

Four easy ways to contribute!

  • Check - print the annual contributor form and mail it back to us
  • Credit Card via our secure online donation site.
  • Credit Card by calling Orient Land Trust at 719-256-4315
  • Donate in person on your next visit to Orient Land Trust / Valley View Hot Springs

Thank you for your support!

The tiers of membership: Friend level is the basic level and starts at $35.00 and is valid for one year. Advance reservations can be made one month in advance at this level. The next level is the Supporter level and advance reservations can be made up to two months in advance. The Supporter level starts at $85.00 and is also valid for one year. The Patron level is next with up to three months advance reservation benefit. The Patron level starts at $175.00 and is valid for one year. Additional levels of membership are available with some additional benefits but advance reservations are not made beyond three months.

On occasion, Orient Land Trust has engaged in fundraising to accomplish special projects by accepting additional donations outside of the Memberships. Two such projects include the Wastewater Treatment Plant and The Telescope and Astronomy Pad. In 2004 through 2008, we were able to pay off the amount needed to purchase the Everson Ranch. There will be ongoing opportunities to contribute as we get our Everson Ranch restoration project underway.  

Last modified on Monday, 03 April 2023 20:07

For the education, enjoyment, and well-being of current and future generations, Orient Land Trust: 
promotes a positive clothing-optional experience at all properties including Valley View Hot Springs, Orient Mine and Everson Ranch;
preserves the viewshed, including land acquisition; 
protects natural, wild, agricultural, and historic resources, in the northern San Luis Valley.