For the people who are tired of the usual five star ski resorts and hotels, now instead of whiling away your time brooding over the dull accommodations, you can rent yourself an entire town! Deep in the Colorado Rockies, Dunton Hot Springs offers a unique experience in a setting of a bygone era, combined with the exquisite luxury and service expected by today’s traveler.
Dunton Hot Springs is an exclusive luxury resort deep in the San Juan Range of the Colorado Rockies. Neither the impossible beauty of the drive beside the West Fork of the Dolores River, the road perched above haunting beaver ponds nor the dancing light through the aspen groves prepares you for the first sight of Dunton Hot Springs.
Comprised of 12 unique cabins surrounding the communal Saloon and Dance Hall; this is no hokey rendition of what a western town should be, but rather a carefully crafted authentic setting where each cabin is decorated individually. For the luxury holiday maker, this resort brims with services and amenities including heli-skiing, trout fishing, and rafting. Guests can tour the area by land by foot (hiking or snow shoeing), cross-country skiing, or on horseback.
The menu too is unique, offering guests meals made from local ingredients like fresh mushrooms during summer that are gathered from the surrounding mountains as well as wines from the resort’s own vineyard Sutcliffe Vineyards.
True to its name there really are hot springs at Dunton. The springs found at the resort are of the calcium bicarbonate type with iron, magnesium and lithium found in the waters. Guests can enjoy the springs in the 19th century Bathhouse and Well House cabin, in two pools on the property, or under the stars at the source or on the river.
The entire resort town can accommodate 42 guests with rates varying from $10,000 to $17,500 a night depending on the season. Cabins may also be rented individually and vary in size some holding just 2 people and others 6 to 10 guests.
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