La Veta


                                                                                                La Veta- 1877
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It was in 1862 that Col. John Francisco chose this site to build a fort for commerce and protection.
After purchasing a 48,000 acre piece of the Mexican Land Grant, this veteran of Santa Fe raised his adobe homestead, leased the rest of his
holdings to ranchers and farmers, and sat on his porch with cronies from the frontier days.  When the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad came
through in 1876, a town inevitably followed.

La Veta, is Spanish for "the vein".  How and why the town was named this is not confirmed. In the 1700s there were Spanish Expeditions looking
for gold in the area. Could it have been in reference to gold? Or perhaps it referred to coal, or yaso, to whitewash adobe, or to the dike wall
veins. More loosely translated it's not just a word but a description, meaning a central area in the opening of a valley.

                                                 Stay at the historic and haunted......

                                                                   La Veta Inn!


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The La Veta Inn, originally built in the late 1800s, was recently completely restored and redecorated.
It now features the amenities of a small mountain resort, including an elegant restaurant and bar, banquet and meeting facilities, a sunny central
courtyard with an outside fireplace for festive dining, and unique guestrooms that feature beautiful antique furniture. Only 3 hours from Denver
or Santa Fe with easy access from I-25.

La Veta Inn is located at the base of Southern Colorado’s majestic Spanish Peaks in the charming, historic town of La Veta. La Veta has the feel
of a genuine western small town and is on Highway 12, the Scenic Highway of Legends. The Inn, in the center of La Veta, is within walking
distance to many shops and art galleries. It is also within a few blocks from Grandote Peaks Golf Club, rated as one of Golf Digest’s top three
courses in Colorado. Tons of outside activities are nearby, including the Spanish Peaks Wilderness Area, several mountain lakes for fishing, and
the San Isabel National

Location: south of Pueblo on I-25, exit at Walsenburg and follow highway 160 west 14 miles to Highway 12. Turn south 5 miles to La Veta.

888-806-4875 Reservation line only:
103 West Ryus
P.O. Box 300
La Veta, Colorado  81055

Past Event:                     Workshop and REAL paranormal investigation

                                                          February 26th - 28th, 2010

                                   Hosted by Southern Colorado Paranormal Researchers

                                                At the haunted & historic La Veta Inn!

You are invited to join the Members of Southern Colorado Paranormal Researchers for a

Workshop and Real Paranormal Investigation!

3 Day Workshop - February 26 - 28, 2010

If you are a beginner or intermediate Ghost Hunter, or simply have a curiosity about the paranormal, you can learn the tricks of the trade from
experienced Paranormal Investigators!

This workshop will teach you what  you need to know to be a Ghost Hunter.  You will learn about:

How to collect and analyze evidence

Real investigative techniques

How to use high tech instruments and equipment

How to conduct your own investigation of a haunting

Different types of Ghosts and Hauntings

When it's not a ghost.  And when it is!**

And, on Saturday night, you will be able to accompany the SCPR team on real investigations of 3 haunted locations in beautiful La Veta,

**Class subject may change due to instructor availability/time constraints

Space is limited, so make your reservations NOW!

$199 includes workshop/investigation and meals

- OR -

All Inclusive: $360 per person

$560 per couple sharing a single bedroom

Bring a friend and save! All Inclusive $600 for two in two bed suite

Look what you get!  Your Package Includes:

All your meals from Friday dinner through Sunday brunch (Friday night dinner buffet style, continental breakfast Saturday am, lunch Saturday,
dinner Saturday, brunch on Sunday)

2 nights Hotel lodging at the historic and haunted La Veta Inn!

Full paranormal workshop with Southern Colorado Paranormal Researchers and guest speaker Dick Anderson, local Author and historian!

Experience a real Paranormal investigation with hands on use of equipment in beautiful La Veta, Colorado!

Call 1-888-806-4875 or email

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