Then in 1957 Trimble’s main building again burned, leaving nothing more than rubble. Trimble was closed for nearly 30 years before Ruedi Bear, his wife Leith, and his mother, Martha Bar-Waldemeire, a Swiss businesswoman and hot springs aficionado, purchased the resort.
The fires that had destroyed the three previous establishments left remaining nothing more than charred rubble. Some people claim that Indians cursed the place. Ruedi invited elders from the Southern Ute Tribe to attend the opening ceremonies for the new Trimble Hot Springs. Tribal elders looked kindly upon the invitation and arrived with a delegation, including Tribal Chief and Chairman Leonard Burch and their spiritual leader, Eddie Box, Sr., who blessed the grounds in an ancient native ceremony.
The Bear Family owned and operated Trimble Springs until June 2006 when Trimble Hot Springs once again changed ownership. This time, businessman Patrick J. McIvor raised the funds to purchase Trimble by taking on a number of investors and forming a LLC.