The Frontier's 2022 film season runs June 1 to October 16th.

While our first exciting season of outdoor screenings in 35 years has come to a close with the change in weather, we are excited to welcome guests year-round to stay and enjoy the many attractions of the San Luis Valley!

A drive-in becomes
a drive-inn

A celebration of movies, food, architecture, and art in Colorado's San Luis Valley.

Steelmaster sheds — the architectural vernacular of our agricultural surroundings — have been converted to luxury accommodations.

One of the American West's most unique landscapes, in the headwaters of the Rio Grande River.

Experience the frontier

The magic of our property started in 1955, when the Frontier Drive-In first opened to the public. It was a hit.

Re-opened for the first time since 1985, our team has reinvented the Frontier as a Drive-Inn, welcoming overnight guests to enjoy our favorite place — the San Luis Valley. Visit us to:

  • Watch a movie (or two) under the stars
  • Cook with family and friends in our chef's kitchen
  • Enjoy some very, very fresh air
  • Get to know the ecological treasure that is the SLV
Guest yurts and steelmaster sheds against the Colorado Rocky Mountains at the Frontier Drive Inn in Center, Colorado
Stay in our steelmaster sheds & yurts at the Frontier Drive Inn near near Alamosa, Colorado
See the inside of a guest Yurt at the Frontier Drive Inn near the Great Sand Dunes in Colorado

“The Lure of the Local is the pull of place that operates on all of us, … It is the geographical component of the psychological need to belong somewhere...”


American writer, art critic, activist, and curator

Frontier Drive-Inn neon star logo
An old black and white movie plays on the screen at the historic Frontier Drive Inn near Alamosa, Colorado
Experience movies under the stars with special events monthly at the Frontier Drive-Inn