Glorious Getaway: Dunton Hot Springs

One of the most unique places I’ve ever come across has to be Dunton Hot Springs, a restored ghost town nestled in the San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Rockies. Comprised of twelve cabins, many of which were hand built by the miners who occupied Dunton in the 19th century, each room has its own, distinct character—I particularly love the Store cabin (above, below) with a private soaking tub in the back.

Guests here have plenty in the way of outdoor activities to keep themselves busy, including skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding, trail hiking, mountain biking, and fly fishing. Downtime can be had the property’s restored bathhouse, with treatments like a hot river rock massage followed by a dip in the thermal hot springs. A stay here is all-inclusive, with locally-sourced fare served alongside varietals from Dunton’s winery Sutcliffe Vineyards at the rustic Saloon & Dance Hall at the center of the property.

Have a special occasion coming up? The entire town can be rented out to accommodate up to 44 people. How much fun would a destination wedding or family reunion here be?

Back of Store Cabin

 

Interior of Major Ross Cabin

 

Saloon & Dance Hall

 

Dolores Cabin

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