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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
  1. How do I contact the front desk to make a reservation?
  2. How do I make a suggestion, comment or contact the manager?
  3. Where is Ridgway Colorado?
  4. How many soaking areas do you have?
  5. Do you add chlorine to your pools?
  6. We would like to stay for a few days. Do you offer lodging?
  7. What are your hours?
  8. What exactly does bathing suit optional mean?
  9. What if I want to leave during the day?
  10. Do you rent towels? Do you have locker rooms?
  11. I would like to bring my family. Is that appropriate?
  12. Can I bring a picnic?
  13. Does the water smell? What minerals are in it?

Answers

How do I contact the front desk to make a reservation?

Lodging, camping and massage reservations can be made by calling our reservation desk: 970.626.5324. If you call and get voice mail, we will return your call as soon as possible. Our front desk staff are often giving tours, speaking with customers on other lines, or checking the temperatures of the hot springs so that the water is just perfect when you arrive for your relaxing soak.

 

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How do I make a suggestion, comment or contact the manager?

Send an email to: julie@orvishotsprings.com. Please note that you can NOT make or change a reservation by sending an email. You must call the front desk: 970.626.5324.

 

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Where is Ridgway Colorado?

Orvis Hot Springs is located one mile south of Ridgway Colorado. Ridgway is two hours south of Grand Junction and is nestled in a valley below the awe-inspiring San Juan Mountains and Cimarron Ranges. The Uncompaghre River flows through nearby farms and ranches. For maps and driving information, click here.

 

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How many soaking areas do you have?
Currently we have four outdoor pools, one indoor pool and two indoor private tubs. For pictures and descriptions of each soaking area, click here.

 

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Do you add chlorine to your pools?
No. The water in all of our pools flows naturally from two geothermal springs located on our property. Click here for detailed information about the water at Orvis Hot Springs.

 

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We would like to stay for a few days. Do you offer lodging?
Yes, we welcome over night guests. We have six rooms in our main building. We also offer tent pads and vehicle camping spots. For more information click here.

 

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What are your hours?
We are open seven days a week from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm. During pond cleaning days the main pond is closed from 7:00 am until 2:00 pm. Our other pools remain opened and are cleaned at other times throughout the week. The indoor tubs are cleaned everyday before we open. The other outdoor pools and the indoor pool are cleaned on a weekly basis. For a complete pond cleaning schedule, click here

 

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What exactly does bathing suit optional mean?
All of our outdoor pools are bathing suit optional, which means if you feel like experiencing nature in the buff, you are welcome to do so. Some type of cover up (towel, robe etc,) is required while walking in the main building. Bathing suits are required in the indoor pool from 7am-10pm.

 

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What if I want to leave during the day?
Your daily soaking fee is good from 9 am until 10 pm. If you choose to leave and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, have dinner, etc., just make sure you are signed in before you leave so that we can let you back in to continue your soaking experience. Also, if you are a room or camping guest, you are welcome to enjoy our soothing pools throughout the night. There is nothing like soaking under the rays of a full moon!

 

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Do you rent towels? Do you have locker rooms?
We rent towels for $1.50 each. Changing rooms are provided with showers and cubby holes for your belongings. We offer a limited amount of free security lockers.  If you do not use a locker we recommend that you leave any valuables in your car.We are not responsible for your belongings.

 

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I would like to bring my family. Is that appropriate?
Yes, children love our pools. Please keep them under adult supervision at all times. Children of all ages are welcome to camp and soak with us, but children under the age of three are not allowed in the rooms due to very thin walls. For more information about our policies, click here.

 

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Can I bring a picnic?
We encourage guests to bring along a picnic. Please remember glass and alcohol are not allowed in the soaking areas, grounds or pathways. We also provide a small community kitchen for our guests. Complementary coffee and tea are also available. In addition we have bottle water, juices and light snacks available for purchase. The front desk staff also has information about the many dining opportunities in our area.

 

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Does the water at smell? What minerals are in it?
Orvis Hot Springs is blessed with naturally flowing lithium based hot spring water that does not smell like sulphur. The Tabagueche Indians, led by Chief Ouray, soaked in the hot springs of the Uncompaghre river valley for its calming affects as well as medical healing for such ailments as rheumatoid arthritis. Today the soothing waters of Orvis Hot Springs are still sacred to our guests. For more information about where the water comes from and what minerals are in it, click here.

 

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Smoker's Pond Waterfall
Enjoy the Waterfalls at Orvis Hot Springs
(smoker's pond pictured)