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Dunton Hot Springs

Dunton Hot Springs in Colorado

Photo: Courtesy of Dunton Hot Springs

52068 West Fork Rd. #38
Dolores, CO, 81323, United States
TEL: (877) 228-4674
TEL: (970) 882 4800

At first glance, the abandoned shell of an 1800s mining town nestled deep in the San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Rockies seems less like a travel destination than a page out of history. But the buildings have recently been lovingly restored into a rustic-luxe retreat that delivers more than access to the region’s famous hot springs. Luxurious rough-hewn cabins with mountain views are set deep within the wilderness, while outdoor activities such as horseback riding and fly-fishing keep guests returning to the homespun American West year after year. Diners will love the ever-changing seasonal menu, always based on what’s fresh at the farmers’ market; hearty meals may include smoked boar tenderloin served with a tomato chutney and sweet corn purée. But the main draw here is the wonder of the natural hot springs, and the property offers six different ways to take a dip—from a seat at the restored 19th-century bathhouse to a place under the stars at the original water source.

Room to Book:

The cozy Well Cabin has panoramic mountain views and a wood-burning stove; it's also the only cabin on the property built around its own well, which means it has its own private hot spring and cold plunge.

Insider Tip:

Kick back on the deck of the property's bar, set in the original saloon that dates back to 1800. Sip a Tennessee whiskey or a mojito made with fresh mint grown right at the property, while gazing out at the vast mountain range in the distance. (All drinks are included in the room rate.)

Amenities

Open / Closes
  • All-Inclusive
  • Adjoining Rooms
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Included
  • Concierge
  • Childcare
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Family Friendly
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kids' Programs
  • Laundry Service
  • Mountain Resort
  • Maid Service
  • Meal Plan
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking Available
  • Pet Friendly
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Turndown
  • Valet Parking
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms:

Number of Pools: 5

Number of Suites: 12 cabins

Year Opened: 2001

Other:

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