This historic log cabin, nestled along Chalk Creek, will take you back in time. Hortense is perfectly located for access to the Arkansas River Valley or assaults into the fourteeners, just outside. This historic cabin was built in the early 1920s and completely renovated in June 2004. Hortense is named after Hortense Hot Spring, just up the canyon from us — the hottest natural spring in the state. The cabin has three bedrooms with queen beds in each, a fully equipped kitchen, sitting porch and Great Room.
Hortense is about 15 minutes from Buena Vista, and 20 minutes from
Salida. Chalk Creek Canyon lies between Mt. Antero and Mt. Princeton.
The Colorado Trail is 100 feet from the front door.
Vaulted-ceiling Great Room with French doors that open onto the soaking patio and pool
Two creekside bedrooms
Large turn-of-the-century fireplace with wood stove
Private soaking pool, just off the patio, along the Creek
Get a fireside massage…Click here!
* 3 queen beds
* sleeps: 6 people maximum. An extra $200 per night fee applies if you don’t tell us how many people you have in your party or have over 6.
* shower only
* electric range & microwave
* coffee pot with fresh coffee provided
* large living area
* gas grill
* large patio
* firewood supplied, October-April
* original wood floors throughout
* fully equipped kitchens: dishes, pots/pans etc.
* quiet, peaceful and magical
* rushing creek is fifty feet away
* close to Salida and Buena Vista
*Please note that none of our properties have WiFi or air conditioning
Pools are spring-fed and flow constantly. Pools are drained, washed and refilled between guests. (Depending on spring flow, the pool may not be totally full but you can certainly soak when you arrive! The pool should be full by 4pm.) The hot spring water flows continually to ensure you have the purest, most beautiful water for your soaking pleasure.
$290 per night based on double occupancy
+ $20 per night for each additional person
Prices valid only for current calendar year. Rates subject to change
Two-night minimum on weekends and Three-night minimum on holidays (99% of our guests regret just one night!).
Single-night stays are allowed Sunday-Thursday and as available on weekends and an additional fee is assessed to help recoup some of the additional costs we incur from one-night stays. Check our online calendar for current openings.
No dogs You will be charged $200 per dog per night if you bring your pet. (Sorry!).
A 7.5% lodging tax will be added to the cost of your accommodation.
Please read the reservations and policies page
Check-in is 3:30pm, Check-out is 10:30am
For $25 (per cleaning) we can provide additional housekeeping services. One of our friendly cleaners will come by between 11 and 2 to tidy up, and leave fresh towels. Please make arrangements before your stay. Stays of more than five days receive a mid-stay clean for no additional charge.
Browse the Hortense Gallery…