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The Perfect Meeting Place For Business Or Pleasure

EST. 1879

January 1, 1881
Leadville Daily Herald

Heywood Springs, near the line of the road, seven miles from Buena Vista and near the town of Hortense, is the location of a group of mineral springs, ranking among the best in the country both iron and sulphur.


April 19, 1883
Buena Vista Democrat

Last Sunday we visited this resort and took our annual bath. This is one of the most popular pleasure resorts in the state, and could, with a small amount of capitol expended, be made to surpass the famous hot springs of Arkansas. There is no lack of hot mineral water, enough being allowed to run into the creek without being used to run a large water wheel. The springs although being situated at a high altitude are almost entirely free from snow the year round. Vegetables which have grown in the open air unprotected are now large enough for table use. The hotel accommodations are unexcelled. Mr. Elliott, the proprietor doing all in his power to make guests comfortable.

When you visit, the springs don’t miss taking in the Sam Wards fish pool: The fare on the South Park to the Spring is $1.45.

March 19, 1885
Buena Vista Democrat

Dance at Heywood Springs . 0n the 25th of this month a grand ball and pleasure picnic will be given at Heywood Springs. A special train will run from Buena Vista to Heywood between 7 and 8 in the evening and return in the morning, at greatly reduced rates. An elegant supper will be served and a good time had. Tickets will be $3.00 per couple. Everybody make arrangements to attend.