All meals and beverages are included in the Jetsetter rate
Locally produced organic food and world-class wines to match (the resort shares a chef with Dunton Hot Springs)
The option to enjoy three nearby hot springs, based on availability
Guests have access to a riverside sauna, firepit and a spa tent for treatments
What To Know
The resort is open in the summer only (technically, May through October)
Non-guided activities are included; the ones that aren't can be pricey
No cell phone coverage, but free WiFi and land-line calls (local and long distance)
Each tent comes outfitted with two mountain bikes for guests to use during their stay
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Intimate glamping resort set in the Colorado Rockies, four miles downriver from its sister resort, Dunton Hot Springs
The idea of eight canvas tents set up in a remote alpine clearing known as Dunton River Camp sounds rustic indeed—until you actually sleep in one. These spacious, luxe African safari-inspired structures are outfitted with king-size beds, six-foot soaking tubs, handsome teak furnishings, striped alpaca throws and other thoughtful decor elements that fuse the rugged with the refined. Each tent has a gas stove for the ultimate in coziness, while private decks offer spectacular views of Wilson Peak or the Dolores River. (Bathrooms, it's worth noting, are en suite.) Spend the day a number of ways, from mountain hiking and biking to fly fishing and horseback riding. Or, head over to the resort's sister property, Dunton Hot Springs, a meticulously restored 19th-century ghost town, to luxuriate in the natural hot springs, get a massage at the spa, hang out in the saloon, go to the gym or grab a yoga class in a converted pony express. All freshly prepared gourmet meals (and drinks) are included in the nightly rate and are enjoyed at a communal table (or in the privacy of your tented suite with prior arrangement).
In the Area
Set in a remote valley in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, the resort caters to active travelers by organizing outings with expert guides. Summer is the perfect time for hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding through Anasazi ruins in the painted sand canyons. More options: Enjoying a tour and lunch at Sutcliffe Vineyards or fly-fishing on the West Fork of the Dolores River. Dunton also offers photography or fine art classes.
Dunton River Camp
52068 County Road 38
Dolores, Colorado 81323
How to Get There
United and Frontier Airlines have the most flights to Cortez Municipal Airport (CEZ) from major US cities. Transfers to/from the airport are about a 1 hour and 15 minute drive and cost approximately $150 per car, each way (max 3 passengers). Transfers to/from Durango La-Plata County Airport (DRO), a larger airport about 2 hours away, can be arranged by the property for approximately $300 per car, each way (max 3 passengers). If driving or renting a car, parking is also available for no additional charge.