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For a taste of the true wild west, settle into your cabin in rural Dolores, Colorado, a remote corner of the state. First a gold and silver mining enclave in an unincorporated settlement in the late 1800s, Dunton Hot Springs is now an all-inclusive Relais & Chateaux retreat for adventurous travelers who long for time well-spent in the great outdoors. These breathtaking log structures, as well as the non-sulfurous hot springs and on-site spa, provide a luxurious respite after you fill your mornings and afternoons here with biking, hiking, and cross-country skiing. Regardless of the season during which you visit, Dunton Hot Springs is a vacation you will never forget.
The chefs on-site at Dunton Hot Springs are imaginative to say the least. They utilize local ingredients in every meal they prepare – from wild mushrooms to lamb and wines from Sutcliffe Vineyards.
Natural treatments such as hot river rock massages, hydrating wraps, herbal body detoxifications, and more are available at Dunton Hot Springs. All treatments are 75 minutes long and $185.
Improve your flexibility, strength, and balance during your vacation. On-site at the camp, one-hour private sessions are available in both yoga and pilates modalities. Reservations prior to arrival are recommended.
Dunton enjoys a partnership with Sutcliffe Vineyards. Additionally, variety of white, rosé, red, and sparkling wines from Colorado, California, and as far away as Italy and France make up the reserve list.
Sweat it out indoors. With views of the 14,000-feet El Diente mountain peak, the West Fork Gym is a humble cabin equipped with weights, a cardio bike, power plates, medicine balls, and more.
Quench your thirst when you venture off-site to the unpretentious Dolores River Brewery for welcoming service, live music, pints of foamy microbrews, and handmade pizza. This is a gathering spot for locals.
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Just a 1.5-hour drive from your cabin, Mesa Verde National Park is a sacred preserve. This area was once home to the Anasazi people. See their cliff dwellings, the Cliff Palace, and pay a visit to the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum.
A little more than an hour away, guests can visit the Sand Canyon Trail to see the Sculpted Monoliths of McElmo Canyon. This is a hearty, one-hour guided hike that culminates in a wine tasting over a packed lunch at Sutcliffe Vineyards.
When glamour meets camping: glamping. From Christy’s Tent made up of cotton canvas to the dazzling copper bathtubs in many of the cabins, you have never “roughed it” like this before in the wilderness. Every luxury has been considered.
Each cabin or home at Dunton Hot Springs has its own story to tell. All but one of the structures were built in the late 1800s when it was first a mining camp. Christy's Tent was constructed more recently. Ask the hotel staff for the historical tale behind your own.
Dunton Hot Springs and the region around Dolores, Colorado is a world-class destination for all seasons. The winter season offers conditions that are ideal for skiing, snowboarding, Nordic skiing and many other winter sports. The summer season takes advantage of the number of hiking and biking trails, nearby canyons for fly fishing, roaring rivers for rafting and kayaking and cliff walls for mountain climbing.
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