Orvis Hot Springs can be found at 1585 County Road 3 in Ridgway, Colorado. The resort is a natural hot spring where clothing is optional. The water at Orvis Hot Springs is not treated or heated in any way. There are seven soaking areas with temperatures from ninety-eight to one hundred and twelve degrees. There are four soaking areas outside for those that wish to enjoy the night sky or the sun.
Orvis Hot Springs has two private tubs and an indoor pool for visitors. The facility has six fully remodeled lodging rooms without televisions or phones to make the visit as peaceful as possible. The grounds at the springs are quiet after ten at night. The facility offers vehicle and tent camping all year but the facilities are limited.
Those renting rooms at the Hot Springs have to be at least eighteen years of age to do so or be accompanied by a legal guardian or parent. The office for the facility is open from 9am until 10pm with check in at the facility is at 3pm and checkout is at 11am. The hours for registering are between three and nine in the evening; guests that would like to get to Orvis Hot Springs early in order to soak can do so as soon as nine in the morning.
Those checking in are asked to register by nine in the evening in person or have arranged for a late check in as a courtesy to the others visiting the facility. Those staying in lodging rooms must be a minimum of three years of age. The only pet allowed is Miss Beefers, guests may not bring their own. The rooms at Orvis Hot Springs are cleaned daily. The day of checkout the guests can soak until 10pm even though check out is at 11am.
Once guests have checked out of the Orvis Hot Springs they are asked to use the facilities downstairs until their departure. There can be additional nights registered for by 11am if there are rooms available. Additional charges may apply for late checkout. There is tent and vehicle camping available with a limit of twenty-four people a night.
The rates for tent, vehicle and RV camping at Orvis Hot Springs is $10 for children aged four to twelve and $22 for adults per night, per person. Campers can soak from nine in the morning the day they arrive until ten at night on the last day of their stay. RV's cannot be over thirty feet long; there is no sewer, water or electrical hookups at the sites.
The Orvis Hot Springs requires a non-refundable deposit of $20 each reservation that is charged to a credit card when the reservation is made. The deposit is put toward the first night of stay upon arrival at which time a valid credit card must be produced. The pets at the camping area are required to be tied up and quiet. They are not permitted in guest rooms, grass or soaking areas. The only exception is seeing-eye dogs.