Tumbleweeds Gift Gallery

Out with the old and in with the new

401 Highway 160 Fort Garland, CO 81133

719-379-4108 | Visit Website

Replacing a long time antique gallery, Tumbleweeds Gift Gallery recently opened its doors and features southwestern gifts and home décor. You can’t miss the beautiful bronze elk inviting you to stop in and browse for unique gifts that include rugs, hats, pottery, candles, mesquite lamps, homemade soaps and much more.

Scott and Jennifer Abbes, originally from Tennessee, decided to move to Colorado and set up their own shop after traveling to Colorado for the past 12 years as tourists. Although, Scott owns an online business and has experience starting a company, the couple turned to the Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for help entering a new market in an unfamiliar community.

With the help of the SBDC, Scott and Jennifer have felt welcomed into this community and see the huge potential in their location.


Fort Garland is the first town travelers come to when entering the San Luis Valley from the East. Jennifer mentioned that shoppers have purchased their jewelry, blankets and wall art, commenting that the quality is like Taos or Santa Fe but the prices are much better. They realized that other stores in the area were not selling these unique home décor items and decided to take a chance selling it. The place has so much charm inside and out and offers coffee, homemade cinnamon rolls, brownies and cookies. It is a must stop on your next visit to Fort Garland.

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