Cuchara Mountain Escape
Pizza, pasta, burgers, chicken, and salads along with a full bar are offered for lunch and dinner. Outside patio seating is available under giant ponderosas with a great family atmosphere. Live music plays most weekends.
The Timbers Restaurant and Tavern in the Village of Cuchara is not only a place where you can relax with friends, and enjoy a drink or a fine wine in the tavern before experiencing fine dining with an incredible selection of steaks, seafood, and other taste-tempting entrees … but it is also home to the Gallery at The Timbers.
The Timbers says …
“The Cuchara Valley is home to some amazing artists, and we are happy to feature their work in our gallery.
Please take a tour throughout our tavern, dining room and up in our loft to see works currently on display including paintings, sculpture, and multi-media works. Colorado and the southwest United States offer fantastic inspiration to these artists and we are proud to exhibit their pieces.
Artists include: Shawn Bridges, Diane Broce, Scot Mangold, Marnee Camp, Bradley Lemons, Frances Staniforth, Tim Deibler, Marcia Barclay and Wayne Stewart. Please take time to enjoy the offerings. Each piece is clearly marked with a price. We encourage you to take home a piece of artwork from one of our artists and add it to your collection.”
The Timbers re-opens Friday, May 10th! Open on weekends only until mid-June, when hours will shift to 4 nights a week, plus Sunday brunch
Enjoy a delicious lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch at the Timbers Restaurant in Cuchara, Colorado! Quality meals served in a mountain lodge atmosphere with dining, tavern, and outdoor patio.
Yellow Pine Ranch offers a lot of great activities for the entire family. Here, you can enjoy a trail ride on horseback, flyfishing and delicious bar-b-que… All without leaving the ranch.
Nearby in the Cuchara Village, there are gift shops to browse and fine restaurants to grab a burger, cooked-to-order steak, or seafood. Just down the road, you’ll find mountains and lakes to explore, a scenic golf course, and more wildlife than you can imagine.
You’re invited to dinner at Alys’ Restaurant in La Veta, Colorado! Each evening, we offer a delicious selection from our menu choices of lamb, steak, chicken, seafood or vegan complimented with soup or salad. Fresh vegetables and potato, rice or pasta and dessert complete your meal. Special requests are always welcome.
Local Artist Kathy Hill’s work reflects the scenery and wildlife in the Cucharas Valley in Spanish Peaks Country. You will find works in watercolor, oil, and acrylic. Prints and reproductions are also available. Hill also paints commissions and offers classes.
Please call ahead before visiting
Kathy Hill says –
“Color and light are always significant in my paintings. I am fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful, best-kept secrets in Colorado. No matter whether my painting is of the magnificent Spanish Peaks, or of a lowly rock in the snow, my hope is to connect with others who share my love of the natural world.
As we experience the world around us, we often hold onto fleeting moments we remember more as feelings than how things really looked. In my work, I strive to capture these moments, enhancing the feelings with expressive colors, yet retaining the reality of the scene.”
Performances continue year-round at the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts with doors opening at 6:30 pm for 7 pm performances and 1:30 pm for matinees. Advance tickets to Francisco Center for the Performing Arts’ shows, when made available, normally go on sale online approximately four weeks before the first show date.
When advance tickets are sold ahead of the show, tickets can still be purchased at the door, but only if tickets are still available. The Francisco Center for the Performing Arts recommends tickets are purchased in advance to ensure a seat.
Francisco Fort Museum is an original 1862 adobe plaza! Exhibits featuring artifacts from the entire Huerfano County region, including Native American cultures, Hispanic legacy, Anglo settlement, ranching, blacksmithing, saloon, log school house, the coal mining era and MORE! The adobe buildings are indeed artifacts themselves, so take a step back…
This place has super cute items, special souvenirs, fun gifts plus beautiful jewelry–all reasonably priced! They also host a variety of concerts where you can buy beer, wine, or other refreshments.
The gourmet coffees come from two Colorado roasters: Solar Roast in Pueblo and Spanish Peaks Coffee in Colorado Springs. Homemade cinnamon rolls and muffins are baked daily and delicious panini sandwiches are made to order. Gregg’s family German/Russian Meat Cabbage Pie recipe makes its Colorado debut at the shop and offers an Old World flavor.
The Deerprint is La Veta’s beloved wine bar and bistro that also features various musical groups from around the country – during the season – in an intimate setting. So, come and enjoy delightful music along with delicious wines from around the world!
Located behind Capture Colorado Realty. Quick bites and ice cream creations. Serving burgers, fries, wraps, fish-n-chips, home-made soups, and more. Soft serve ice cream used to create many delicious treats. Cozy and casual with an inviting court yard … where the grass is always green.
Beth and Jonathan Evans are internationally known batik artists who have exhibited their work and taught in the U.S and abroad.
With his 45 tears of experience, Jonathan creates realistic batik portraits and a variety of subject matter with a unique graphic style. Beth has been practicing the art of batik for 25 years and creates a detailed vision of nature and her surroundings, recently working on a series of pointillist batik paintings.
Beth and Jonathan Evans offer batik classes at their studio at Shalawalla Gallery in LaVeta, CO. Whether you are a beginner or want to add to your existing skills they offer classes to fill your individual needs.
Small, independent outfitters store located in the gorgeous Spanish Peaks region of Southern Colorado. Our inventory has a focus on enthusiasts of camping, cycling, fishing, hiking, hunting and other outdoor activities such as disc golf and stargazing.
The Painted Horse is a gallery & working studio featuring local artist, classes, private events & fun. Formerly the Funky Monkey Arts Space
Nestled in a scenic valley at the base of the captivating Spanish Peaks in Southern Colorado lies the quaint little town of La Veta. In this secluded piece of paradise, life slows down, creativity abounds, and artistic expression flourishes. Here you will find the unique and imaginative La Veta Gallery on Main.
The gallery is known for its extensive offering of ceramic works, and also represents many local and regional artists working in paint, jewelry, fiber, photography, scratchboard, wood, and paper.
We invite you to come see all the unique and diverse works on display!
Please check our website for current shows and events.
The Gallery displays the works of regional artists in a variety of changing exhibits throughout the year, while the Gift Shop provides members a year-round outlet for their arts and crafts. Most of the exhibits shown in the Gallery are open to all artists.
SPACe is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) community based and member-owned organization dedicated to supporting the arts and art education.
Resources which support SPACe include community volunteers, membership dues, donations, booth fees from the annual Art in the Park festival and a percent of sales of artwork in the Gallery and Gallery Gift Shop.
Check out our website for current shows.
Story Creek Outfitters specializes in custom big game hunting trips that include accommodations, food, transportation, and guides. We also have hunting areas where you can set up your own drop-camp offering exclusive elk hunting in the amazingly productive GMU 85 of southern Colorado, where bulls 5×5 or better will be taken. Pronghorn antelope are hunted in GMU unit 133, where the number one and two scoring antelope in all of Colorado were taken on our property during archery hunts, in 2006.
Fulldraw Outfitters provides high quality guided and non-guided hunts for Colorado big-game. Our hunts are conducted on private ranches in the Colorado high country and eastern plains and Fulldraw Outfitters also operates under a special use permit from the USDA Forest Service on San Isabel National Forest. Fulldraw Outfitters is an equal opportunity service employer and provider.
Please browse through our website to see details on all of our hunts. We have videos, hats and other merchandise available also. See the “Contact Us” page if you would like to send us an email or give us a call. Also, don’t forget to regularly check out our Hunting Report page which contains notes and photos on our hunts and the most recent hunting conditions at camp and how the hunters are doing.
Spanish Peaks Guesthouse is a vacation rental on 200ac south of Walsenburg, CO at the gateway to the Spanish Peaks. A 3 bed/2 bath home, it is ideal for a family or couples getaway, a relaxing escape and a base for all your Southern Colorado adventures. Come let us show you the beauty and gentler pace of this bit of unspoiled Colorado!
Nothing can compare to nature. Seeing the world’s great forests and lakes can help a person remember what’s truly important in life. It is for this reason that we rent canoes & kayaks to those interested in such adventures.
Our canoe rentals and kayak rentals let you travel along the peaceful waters of Martin Lake, CO.
You also have the option of arranging group events. These can be specifically designed for disadvantaged or troubled youths. Having some lake fun can be a fantastic opportunity for those with limited exposure to the outdoors. We even offer 4 SUP paddleboards for rent.
Hours of operation: Daily 9-5, Memorial through Labor Day Weekends. Without a reservation, rentals are first come, first serve. Cash and credit cards accepted.
Lathrop’s two campgrounds have 103 sites that can accommodate motor homes, trailers, and tents and offer either a basic or improved camping experience. Winter camping is available.
Walsenburg Municipal Golf Course is 9 holes, 3,110 yards, par 36, with a beautiful view of the Spanish Peaks and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The golf course is located approximately 4 miles west of Walsenburg off US 160. The golf course shares its main entrance with Lathrop State Park. The pro shop has the typical golf offerings, as well as golf cart rentals. There is also a full-service restaurant which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
With three different pools, a lazy river, two giant water slides, and interactive water features that include fountains, sprays, and dumping buckets…prepare to jump into a splashin’ good time at Walsenburg Wild Waters!
Our zero entry pool allows the youngest of water enthusiasts to enter without worrying that the water may be too deep! It’s just like walking from the beach into the ocean.
Deep Diving Well
Our diving board and 12-foot deep diving well offer a refreshing option for practicing your acrobatic skills.
Giant Water Slides
Our giant water slides are 30+ feet high. The green slide is open-topped and the yellow slide is fully enclosed. Both slides offer an exciting, twisting, turning ride with an invigorating splash at the end. For our guests under 48 inches tall we have installed a ‘seal slide’ that offers a gentle three-foot ride into the three-foot deep end of the ‘Zero Entry’ pool.
2 and Under FREE
3-17 Years of Age$5.25
18 & Over$7.25
Delicious food all the time… morning, noon and night 7 days a week! We have been serving excellent Mexican food to the people of our area and others passing through since 1956. Grandma Corine’s passion for excellence has carried on.
The Fox Theatre fosters, promotes, and increases the public knowledge and appreciation of the arts and cultural activities in Southern Colorado by playing movies and hosting live music and events.
We strive to create a unique dining experience with Chef Tim leading our culinary staff. Chef Tim brings artful food featured on the separate Daily Chef’s Menu, which highlights fresh and unique ingredients. Choose from The Bistro, The Library, The Patio, or The Lobby Bar for a wonderful dining experience!
Robinson Payne, ex-professional football coach, and Prolific artist, has taken up residence and created a new studio space on Main Street in sleepy and historic Walsenburg, Colorado.
Walsenburg is the Huerfano County Seat which proudly includes the Spanish Peaks, Cuchara, La Vet, and the beautiful Lathrop State Park. The gateway to South Western Colorado!
If you are driving through town on Main Street or traveling west on Hwy 160 to the Dunes, Durango or Taos, stop and take a stroll around Walsenburg. You will find some great antique stores and the historic Fox Theatre. Grab a beer at Sarti’s Bar and walk down the street to visit one of the more eclectic abstract art and photography studio’s in Southern Colorado.
Open by appointment and spontaneously on weekends.
Take a deep dive into Huerfano County’s history with the Huerfano County Historical Society.
The Museum Of Friends (MOF) is a contemporary art museum which opened in October of 2006 in the Southern Colorado community of Walsenburg by artists Brendt and Maria Cocchiarelli Berger. MOF occupies 6,000 square feet of museum display space with room for expansion.
The museum’s name stems from the fact that the initial 600 piece collection on exhibit is almost entirely comprised of paintings, photographs, sculpture and other pieces of art which had been given separately to Brendt and Maria by their respective artist friends. These friends continue to provide the museum with additional art to expand the collection. Today, the collection includes 1,700 works of art.
Be sure to check out the Made in Walsenburg Gift Shop located in the Museum! The shop offers quality locally sourced art, crafts, handcrafts, photographs, ceramics, made by our own creatives.
A fantastic coffee house with specialty retail. We have homemade ice cream, fresh baked goods, as well as grab & go sandwiches, salads, and soup
Follow the battles between the coal miners and mine operators, examine artifacts associated with the mining industry, and walk among dioramas depicting mining life. At this museum, exhibits highlight memories from more than 100 mining camps in Huerfano County home to thousands of miners and their families.
The Lofts Downtown is a home away from home for anyone looking to vacation, recreate, or visit the area for whatever the reason may be. Located Downtown Walsenburg just off the I-25 Corridor, Highway 85/87, along Highway 10, and 2 blocks from Highway 160.
Conveniently located within walking distance to Coffee Shops, dining, groceries, shopping, banking, and entertainment. Located above the famous Crafty Canary Brewery completely renovated in June of 2019 with an industrial yet modern chic decor. Rates start at $99/night.
The Lofts include WiFi, 200 TV Channels, Netflix, Hulu, Alexa, and access to the Conference Room/Dining Room, Custom Kitchen and large Living Room great for groups or entertaining.
Our coffee house specializes in amazing locally roasted coffee rated by locals as the best in town! We provide a range of items that are unlike anywhere in town: gluten-free, vegetarian, and all natural ingredients. We also have a natural store with hard to find products for health and wellness.
Breakfast All Day!
Here at Tina’s Family Cafe, our ambiance is almost as good as our American food and authentic Mexican food! We are a friendly family dining cafe that provides satisfying flavors as well as a comfortable setting for you and your family to gather together.
“Life is Too Short Not to Have Pie”
Kitchen, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, sleeps 6, cots available for more.
Breakfast and lunch only. If you would like something special, please ask. If you aren’t satisfied, we will make it right. If you did like it, we’d like to know.
The T/M Ranch is a private ranch located near the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains east of Walsenburg, Colorado.
The elevation is 6,800 feet and out terrain is a combination of rolling cedar ridges, canyons, and river bottoms on the edge of the plains.
We offer trophy antelope, elk, and mule deer hunts in game units 85, 128, & 133.