Deerprint Wine & Bistro
Select wines, artisan beers, fine cheeses and salami. Join your friends in a cozy inviting atmosphere with wifi and periodic live music.
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To foster, promote, and increase public knowledge and appreciation of the Spanish Peaks region’s arts and cultural activities.
Authentic New Mexican and International food in the European tradition. A small restaurant with an even smaller kitchen produces clean, quality, from scratch food from around the globe. Think locally., cook globally!!
La Veta Country Store is in beautiful La Veta Colorado in the shadow of the majestic Spanish Peaks, conveniently located along the Highway of Legends and Trans America Trail. You can find us at 200 N. Main just as you come into La Veta.
We are a Convenience Store and Valero gas station.
We offer familiar brand name groceries and beverages, the largest selection of domestic and craft beers in the area, a wide selection of local gifts and souvenirs. We have a nice selection of sporting goods for fishing, hunting, backpacking and camping. We are licensed by the State of Colorado to sell Hunting and Fishing licenses as well as state park passes.
Stop by any morning for one, or two, of our awesome fresh handmade breakfast burritos. Then around 10’ish, we switch up the grill and Derek starts cooking up juicy hamburgers. On the weekends you will find Billy serving up pulled pork and brisket sandwiches in the afternoon. The folks around here and our friends on the dusty trail rave about our grub.
For those returning on the trail from the mountains in their covered wagons, we offer an RV Dump Station to lighten the load before heading on down the trail.
There’s always an open invitation for y’all to come on back and visit.
Each evening, we offer a delicious selection from our menu choices of lamb, steak, chicken, seafood or vegetarian… complemented with fresh vegetables and potato, rice or pasta, along with soup or salad to complete your meal. Upon your arrival, Chef Alys Romer will present the evening’s selection and offer you a choice of beverages. Enjoy coffee, tea or a soft drink with your meal or choose a fine wine, beer or after dinner drink. Space is limited for each seating and reservations are required. Call 719.742.3742 . Special requests are always welcome. Come enjoy a favorite dinner with close friends and family…
at Alys’ Restaurant in La Veta!
The building now known as the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts was originally a Presbyterian Church built in 1892 on land donated by Colonel John Francisco and Mrs. P.Q. McComb. The Church, a stately white wooden building on Francisco Street, was built by William H. Adamson at a cost of $1,200. Initially it contained two rooms, a 38′ x 40′ audience room and a second 16′ by 22′ room. In 1893, the Church boasted a membership of 35 souls.
In the early 1970’s the Presbyterians signed the structure over to the town of La Veta for use by the Francisco Fort Museum. Today it is managed by the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts. Over the years, several talented troupes of actors and entertainers have called this stage home, beginning in 1975 with the formation of the Spoon River Players, which later became the Fort Francisco Players and, currently, the Spanish Peaks Players. The Spoon River Players, a community theater group, was started by La Veta High School’s drama teacher Robert W. Johnson and debuted with the production of Edgar Lee Master’s The Spoon River Anthology.
On July 31 and August 1, 1976, the Spoon River Players performed its first play, The Silver Whistle, in what would become the Francisco Center for the Performing Arts. Between 1976 and 1981 the Players used the old church for plays with little modification to the facility. In fact, during the first five years or so, the theater was heated with a couple of wood stoves to allow for winter productions. A 1981 lease agreement between the Fort Francisco Museum and the Players formed the Fort Francisco Center for the Performing Arts.
The Spoon River Players continued to produce from three to six plays a years until the mid-1990s, including melodramas, musicals, comedies, mysteries and tragedies. Productions included, to name but a few, Oklahoma, Wait Until Dark, Mousetrap, A Star-Spangled Girl, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Our Town, A Streetcar Named Desire, Blithe Spirit, The Rainmaker, Steel Magnolias, Man of LaMancha, The Night of January 16th, and The Importance of Begin Earnest. La Veta High School’s drama program also staged some productions at the Francisco Center over the years including A Thurber Carnival in 1981 and The High School Zone in 1998. Today, the LVHS Senior Class play at the theater is an annual springtime event.
In 1985 the Players once again produced Edgar Lee Master’s The Spoon River Anthology to honor the 10th anniversary of the theater. Over 25 cast members were on stage, and it was noted then that well over 200 residents of the area had been involved in productions at the theater during its first decade. By now that number has most likely doubled, if not tripled.
In the mid-1990s a new acting troupe, the Fort Francisco Players, was formed to pick up where the Spoon River Players left off. To be continued . .
.The FCPA says THANK YOU to Nancy Christofferson, “La Veta: The First 40 Years” and to Robert W. Johnson for their contributions to our little history and to Dick Anderson, La Veta, for his sketch of the FCPA theater.
Local bar serving burgers, tacos, nachos, and more!
Family-owned Paradise Coffee was brewed in April 2012. Serving a variety of delicious espresso, lattes and coffees.
2018 cabin on 6 acres with 4 bedrooms & 3 baths. A 30×40 game room/bunk house next to the cabin for recreation. All next to a private fishing pond. Conveniently located to lakes, trails, restaurants, and much more. TEST
**The “accommodates 8 guests” does not include children. One queen bed is equipped with a trundle. Also 2 rollout twins and air mattresses available.
Formerly the location of Cuchara Valley Lodge. The Lodge was torn down and the old swimming pool building converted into a cabin.
The cabin is less than a mile to Bear & Blue lakes turnoff of highway 12.
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Craft Nano-Brewery in Beautiful La Veta, Colorado!
Family-friendly counter-service restaurant right in the heart of town. With a casual chef-inspired menu.
Open 7 days a week, enjoy sandwiches and daily specials right at the entrance of the Grandote Golf Course.