Dunton Hot Springs

Dunton Hot Springs

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343 Reviews

A stunning rustic setting

Dunton Hot Springs is a perfectly restored former Ghost town located in the Rockies, if you are looking to really get away from it all then look no further than this indulgent luxury resort.  Life is simple at Dunton Hot Springs, from a game of pool to reading in the library or taking a stroll around the resorts grounds, however, for the more adventurous *activities include Horse riding, hiking trails, day trips to local National Parks and Fly Fishing.  The pace of life in this romantic old mining town certainly slows and that allows you to take time in selecting your meals from the new daily menu that uses many local and regional ingredients, some of which are sourced from the resorts own farm and vineyard. Accommodations include tented glamping style at Dunton River Camp or wooden cabins with all the trimmings that really give you that western vibe. If you are looking to strike gold then a visit to Dunton Hot Springs awaits....

*some activities may be subject to an extra charge

  • Stay in your own Log Cabin or Glamping Tent
  • Experience life in the Rockies
  • Hike the many miles of local trails
  • Full board included
  • Learn to Fly Fish on the Dolores River
  • Soak in the amazing Hot Springs

Hotel Features

Hotel Category


Location Type

Away from it all

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Authentic
  • Glamping
  • H&J Recommended
  • Luxury Collection
  • Off the beaten track
  • Tented camp

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
Location Highlights

Dunton Hot Springs

  • Away from it all
  • Connections with Denver available via Cortez or Durango Airports
  • Nestled in the San Juan Mountains
343 Reviews 95% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 303
  • Very Good 26
  • Average 7
  • Poor 5
  • Terrible 2

What to Expect

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Feb 12, 2019

Hidden Gem!

Dunton Hot Springs is an amazing resort nestled deep in the mountains near Dolores, CO. The staff members are friendly, attentive, knowledgeable and made our group feel like family! The food at Dunton is incredible and is sourced mostly from local farmers. There are numerous activities available during the winter to enjoy like snow shoeing, ice skating, cross country skiing, ice climbing, heli-skiing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, yoga, massages, etc. If relaxing is on your agenda, there is a wonderful, cozy library or you can soak in the hot springs. I highly recommend Dunton Hot Springs!
Feb 09, 2019


First of all, we only visited for a few hours mid-day, so my comments are not at all related to the accommodations, which appear nice from other photos. We travelled for two hours with two other couples and our guide via snowmobile from near Telluride, with the schedule being a soak in the hot spring water and then a gourmet lunch before heading back on a 2-hour return trek cross-country. The staff was friendly, and the welcoming hot chocolate the best. However, the “bath house” left much to be desired. Other than a small one-holer restroom, there was no place for the six of us to change to swim suits and back again. No locker area, no separate changing area for men/women, no where to hang your stuff. But the turnoff, at least to me, was the water. Sorry, but immersing myself in rusty-looking water that you can’t see anything thru is just not inviting. Yes, it’s natural, hot, spring water, all that, but it just looked nasty. So, with the combination of those two negatives, I skipped entirely one primary reason I was going there. No warming soak for me. Lunch? It was good, but not what I’d call gourmet. The cost for our day was pricey, including guide and snowmobile. Not a small figure, and I’m sure a part of that goes to Dunton for lunch and my soak that didn’t happen. I’ll skip Dunton and just take a half-day snowmobile ride next time.
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Outdoor Activities

Horse back riding, mountain biking, rock climbing, mountaineering and more, Dunton Hot Springs offers a wide range of activities so weather permitting you are sure to find something new and exciting to experience. Please note that activities may be subject to en extra charge

Spa at Dunton

Take time to relax in The Spa at Dunton; offering a number of treatments including Swedish massage, hot stone massage, deep tissue massage and further specialist treatments. Each treatment lasts 75 minutes and is subject to charge.