What is the Way back Inn.

So, when is the last time that the only sound you could hear was the music birds make?

When was the last time that without question you knew you were looking at the Milky Way?

Since 1994, I have been the steward of this land, and, it has taught me much.

The sound of the wind blowing through the trees sounds just like the sea. Colorado sun truly warms the soul and if you orient your house to the south, it too will have sol.! To build your home, not for resale, but, for yourself, to me, is one of the most empowering things one can do. To sit in a home that is warmed by the sun and has the mass to store the heat is----true comfort. To live with solar power, and therefore be the master of all your utilities is, well----liberating, and it don’t take much! To know the wildlife that inhabits the space we share, their habits, their signs, and sometimes their smell. These are the obvious things this place has taught. There are so many more subtle things like love and patience and so many others that I will probably never have the skills to communicate. This is what I want to share. What is: The Way Back Inn!


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Wells Gulch "No Responsibility" Written By Greg Walter. Performed By Caravan De Trois; A William Body, Benny Bowmaster & Greg Walter Project

Wells Gulch "No Responsibility" Written By Greg Walter. Performed By Caravan De Trois; A William Body, Benny Bowmaster & Greg Walter Project.
Recorded @ Hatties Pub, Salida, Co. Photos by; Greg Walter, taken @ The Way Back Inn. Terri and Greg's Mountain Oasis.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Spring @ the Way Back Inn, a fine time to be here.

view from cabin 4-6-13
No fear! Mud Season is not here!
While most of the Rockies is bogged down with mud season, snow, sleet, and below freezing night time temperature's, not so at The Way Back Inn. We are located in the heart of the banana belt.
Want to escape, take a long hike, or bike, or cuddle with your honey. this is the place to escape the rat race. Make haste and book our place-------the Way Back Inn!








Twin Peaks as seen from the Way Back Inn!





Monday, January 21, 2013


Why you ask, is this property for sale. Why after all those years, laughter and tears, sweat, love and labor do you want to sell! It’s true, tis a labor of love. And everything that goes with ------ love.

Well I must say the decision does not come easily. But, it’s been since 1994 that this venture began, when - I was a young man, full of ideals and dreams. Times change, priorities to, I’ve done what I can. Now, it’s all up to you.

My dream for this property was to make it a retreat, a place to learn; natural building, permaculture, yoga, meditation, rest and relaxation. Well, the infrastructure is in. for someone else, a place to begin. From the property description you will find details of the land and infrastructure.

On this page I intend to offer details and links to answer any questions you might have.

On the Chaffee County page you will find lots of info on the building department, zoning and a zoning map among other things. This property is zoned Rural Residential of which in that zoning you will find that there are a lot of options for this property. Such as: dude ranch, retreat, among many other things.

I will continue to post info as I come across it.

Thanks for your interest.

For research purposes the property address is 795 county road 55, Salida co. 81201.

I can be reached at our store; wanderLust road, 719-539-0420 or greg@wanderlust road.com

·        Chaffee County . org

·        Assessor’s office

·        Bldg. dept

·        map Zoning

·        Zoning info.

·        Chamber of commerce

·        Area info

·        More info and news

Monday, October 22, 2012


CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS TREES
Cut your own
          Free Range
                   Organic
       Locally Sourced
      GREEN
Wild harvested on
Private Land near
Salida Co.




Our Christmas trees are raised in the wild and not manipulated by man & his notion of what a Christmas tree should look like. They will therefore look natural and will display lights & ornaments well

 
Be square & have a charlie brown Christmas.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Late Autumn Around the Way Back Inn is Awesome


This morning was a classic Colorado late autumn kind of day. The Salida region gets one of the best falls in the state. Aspens change in the high country all through September, oaks, cottonwoods and willows through October. I can think of no other place in Colorado that gets a solid two months of fall colors









 
 
 
This Mornings coffee View
 
 
 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Fall is now definitely in the air. You can see it, feel it, taste it, smell it. It [fall that is] is wonderful.

After that nice rain we had last week, driving up to the Inn, just could'nt resist taking these photos.





 The next morning after our coffee we took a small hike before heading back to town to open our store and it is these scenes that we were treated to.
The first hints of fall color and the dusting of snow in the high country that for us signifies indian summer.
Bring it on.




 
 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012





spring time view from the property!

So, this spring and summer has been a busy one up at the Way Back Inn.



After 18 years we have finally completed burying my spring line. The first 1000 ft or so was buried about 14 years ago, all through the lower meadow with hydrants and all. But, after 14 years we have finally managed to bury the upper portion of 1500ft of spring line. This was a huge under taking and am glad for it to be done.

We have had some good vacation renters up here so far this year and most seem to really get it. We had one lady arrive by herself in a Volkswagen Jetta!! not exactly the right car for the road, but hey, she was a former professional bicycle ryder and as she described “she saw her line and took it”. Spoken like a true cyclist.



We have also been trying to organize the construction materials stacked around the place but that too is a huge undertaking and considering the location most of those materials will want to be used some day.



Anyway, thats all the news for now. Hope you enjoy the pics.

sring time view with a zoom!

t&g



the ark in fall at the wellsville bridge

the base of wells gulch

the fall commute on our "country road'



Tuesday, January 3, 2012

X-MAS @ the way back inn

Christmas at the way back inn is always a special time. sort of like a "John Denver holiday special"
the cutting of the tree
the proprieters terri and greg

                                                                        




carols befre dinner
adding 25 year old tele skis to the broke down tobogon. i new those old kazamas would come in handy
kazama ski!!!

transporting of the sacred tree



the placing of the angel












 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Early morning light, winters delight.

As autumn goes, winter flows, with a bursting of light.

©gvroom 12/6/11