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What We Love

What To Know

  • Cross-country ski in Dunton from late December to late March, hike from late May to early October
  • Popular with couples and families
  • Extra activities are worth the splurge
  • The entire town can be rented for a special occasion
  • No cell phone coverage, but free WiFi and land-line calls (local and long distance)

Amenities

  •  All-Inclusive
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Wild West glamping and rustic luxe cabins in a restored 1800s ghost town with a saloon, hot springs and a spa

The Look

Tucked deep in the Colorado Rockies is a meticulously restored 19th-century ghost town where you can live out your Butch Cassidy fantasies: drinking in an old-fashioned saloon, saddling rugged horses for high mountain rides, schussing through fresh snow and easing your weary bones in the restoring hot springs. This is the most wildly luxurious Wild West experience out there. We’re talking glamping amid crystal chandeliers, buttery leather armchairs and a globetrotting collection of antiques.

Bed & Bath

Scattered across the valley are 13 guest quarters; some were originally on the site of the 1890s gold rush and mining town, while others were hauled in from nearby towns and carefully reassembled. The exteriors of the tin-roofed, hand-hewn log cabins may seem rustic, but if you venture inside you’ll find heated slate floors, sumptuous baths, smoked-glass showers and iPod docking stations. Each cabin is unique and decorated with carefully chosen antiques, including Chinese chairs, Turkish kilims, Moroccan rugs and African masks.

Beyond

While some of the cabins have their own private hot springs, the heart of the town is a bathhouse that shelters one of the many mineral hot springs. Dining takes place at a communal fireside table or at the open-kitchen bar inside an inviting saloon, where you can watch the chef prepare the day’s meal. After exploring the area on foot, horse or bike, guests can indulge in yoga classes inside the converted pony express or spa treatments at the bathhouse. And there’s always the option of a glass of vino in the lavish library, a onetime barn from Durango that’s outfitted with cracked-leather armchairs, a bearskin rug and a crackling fireplace. Butch and Sundance never had it this good.

In the Area

Set in a remote valley in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, the resort caters to active travelers, organizing outings with expert guides. In the winter, you can schuss down a total of 14,000 feet of snowy Aspen terrain on a heli-ski excursion, or venture on a quiet snowshoe tour through the San Jan Mountain range, right outside your cabin’s door. In the spring and summer, horseback ride through Anasazi ruins in the painted sand canyons, then take a tour and lunch at Sutcliffe Vineyards. Or fly-fish on nine miles of private water on the West Fork of the Dolores River. Dunton also offers photography or fine art classes.

How to Get There

Dunton Hot Springs
52068 West Fork Road 38
Dolores, CO 81323 United States

Reviews

Solo Respite & hot springs
ShellyY405

Secluded rustic resort tucked into the foot of the fresh mountain air of the San Juan mountains. 3 natural hot spring choices. Decedent chef prepared lunch & dinner with wine pairings. Attentive, accommodating, & friendly guest services staff. Good for a solo relax & recharge; ideal for a romantic getaway. Look forward to returning with my husband

Memorable Mountain Getaway
janet g

What a special place and property... you’ll never go anywhere else quite like this! Bring a book, be ready to relax and unwind. Take advantage of the natural, unspoiled surroundings and get fresh air - hiking, horseback riding Sampson’s trail (outstanding!), dipping into the hot springs at night after dinner and dining under the stars. It’s magical here.

Amazing anniversary
NGalvin2019

The staff is amazing. Beautiful location. Worth the trip!! Senic drive that is beautiful to reach the location. SUV is a plus for the dirt road but our car made it :) If I could post a picture I would because words don't do it justice.