Membership and Donations

Please Become a Member of Orient Land Trust!

Contributions of $35 or more make you a member and provides important support to Orient Land Trust in fulfilling its mission. We depend on contributions to continue our conservation work and protect this place from development. As a member, you get the benefit of making reservations more than 1 day in advance. Different levels of membership provide varying time frames for advance reservation benefits. A member can also get a discount on a day visit if you are only planning on staying for 2 hours or less. This is referred to as a Quick Dip and is only available to members. Call 719-256-4315 for more member information.



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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 Yes Yes Yes
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. Please note that purchases of raffle tickets, online auction items or coupons given to members are not included with your total of annual contributions and are not tax-deductible. 

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!


Wish Lists

Financial donations, as always!

Guest Relations/Office

Ergonomic office stools for new check-in desk
Ergonomic office chairs
Weather station (outdoors with Internet connectivity)
Waterproof webcam
Electric golf carts – ATV type preferable
RV trailer to house volunteers at ranch


Pipeline/ PVC pipe/ steel to feed water from pool to reservoir
Fire truck - Type 6 – off road pumper, 250 gallons, brush truck
Welding equipment
Playground equipment (eco-friendly) at OLT and ranch
Pico hydro electric power generator
Solar oven for pavilion (funds for prototype – design already underway at School Of Mines student project)
Projection type TVs (for the fresnel lenses for solar cook station)
Geothermal flooring/ in-floor heating materials
New pressure washer to clean pool , boots etc.
Swimming pool lap lane rope
New water conserving washing machine
New mediaum sized frig/freezer for Welcome Center
Shelving for Trading Post


$15,000 for new dorm room/ bath house
Tack Shed/ storage and supplies
Ranch tools and equipment for ranch
Binoculars 10 x 42 (not compacts) for ranch manager (Cabella's – Alaskan Guide, Zeiss, Swarovski, Nikon ED6)
Fully funded FT ranch Manager position
Truck for dedicated ranch use (Chevrolet Dually preferred) with tools, tanks
New well at ranch
Irrigation pipes
Pivot sprinkler
Trail Camera – Cuddleback, Reconyx Hyperfire, Primos Truth

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.