Denny, Meeko, Jay and Jumper

April 27, 2016
Many times when our campers arrive they would like their hair and nails done. Usually they are unable to get an appointment. Plan ahead.  Here are the numbers of "The Salon, LTD"-719-742-3019  "A Taylor Made Haircut"-Taylor is a barber-719-742-3289.
Aly's is a restaurant that one always needs a reservation. Excellent place. Her number is 719-742-3742
Downtown is getting ready for the season. New this year is a flower shop. It looks like a new shop may be opening on the corner of Francisco and Main. We'll see. Charlie's has laid new flooring and reorganized the shelving. Looks wonderful. Bob's Deli is moving where the mexican food restaurant was and will be serving dinner in the evenings. 
Farm to Table Bakery is going to have a few evening hours this summer. The Timbers in Cuchara will have it's fabulous menu again. Scot and Lauren are doing a wonderful job up there. I'm sure Sammi's will be having their famous fried chicken on Sunday. Sharon and Greg will be serving their breakfast sandwiches and lunch meals at Paradise Coffee.   La Plaza in Walsenburg will be open once again. A short drive from La Veta but worth the trip.
Bottom line is, there should be plenty of places to eat this year. 
We are planting a real garden this year in the ground. Let's hope my dream of having fresh veggies for all of you will come true. The greenhouse is looking rather pathetic due to the winds and snow at the moment but we do have the parts to repair it. It will be my herb garden greenhouse.
The snow should be completely gone by tomorrow in all the sunny areas. Officially open Saturday so I am scurrying around getting my info sheet, reservation cards, and items set up in the shop. Where has the time gone!! Have 30 new movies to add to our vast collection. There will be some for sale again this year for the great price of 2 for $1.
Denny has been so busy painting, laying carpet, cleaning up limbs and fighting with a woodpecker who is poking holes in one of the buildings. So far it is Woodpecker 5  Denny 0.  
Time to scurry.  See you all soon. Call 719-742-3233 or reserve online  

Here are several websites with a list of the many events, hiking, and fishing information:
Spanish Peaks Country tourism:
La Veta Chamber of Commerce:
Rio Grande Scenic Railroad events coming up: 
For Cuchara Activities please go to
Francisco Fort Theater:

May 27-28 - Cody Sisters with Jackson Earles  Francisco Theater 7 pm
May 28 - The Spanish Peaks Art Council celebrates it's 40th year with a reception and art show. 5:30 pm
June 18 - Friends of Fiber Celebration in the Town Park
June 17,18, 19 - "The Marvelous Wonderettes Musical"  Many of you know how much talent we have in our little town.  
June 24-25 - Cuchara Hermosa Art Show  Cuchara
June 24,25,26 - "The Marvelous Wonderettes Musical"
July 2 - La Veta 4th of July Parade
July 2-3 - Art in the Park
July 3 - 4-H Mud Bog  12 noon  
July 4 - Cuchara Family Fun/Walk  8 am
July 4 - Cuchara 4th of July Parade  11 pm
July 23 - Francisco Fort Day
August 4,5,6,7 - County 4-H Fair
August 6 - Stonewall Century Bicycle Ride
August 13,14 - Huajatolla Heritage Festival
October 1 - Oktoberfest

If you need extra room for family and friends, check out this website:

A Wealth of Information

The Warehouse Suite

Located in the heart of downtown La Veta, the Warehouse Suite combines historic charm with modern conveniences. Completely renovated in 2009, the Suite consists of 2000 square feet of living space, 4 spacious bedrooms with 6 beds, a large living/dining area, completely equipped gourmet kitchen with granite counter-tops and a long bar and two full bathrooms. There is also a large flat panel television, washer and dryer, free wi-fi, and an in-house phone.  Perfect for families, retreats, or just a quiet weekend for two. Close to art galleries, quaint shops, and restaurants and a perfect hub for day trips to the mountains or lakes. Daily or weekly rates available. 
For reservations call 719-742-5278.