Dunton Hot Springs
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... Here it is. Oftentimes the view out RV windows isn’t very “inspiring”. Someone needs to invent windows for RVs that can display a scene like our Aspen forest, or a beach scene, or simulate being underwater by flipping a switch on the wall. I’m sure it would be a popular option.
We called Larry and Kathy at their hotel and invited them over. When they ...
... many herds of cattle that are just free ranging. Many of the ranchers were corralling there herds to take out of the National Forest for the winter. After eating lunch, we drove toward Telluride and really enjoyed the view along the way. The weather is very beautiful. We returned back to the camper and Les grilled steak for us. It was ...
... of Emerald Miine on the mountain side across
from Minnie Gulch, a high alpine lake above Maggie Gulch, views of
Buffalo Basin Mine, one of the most incredible meadows of wildflowers
that I've ever seen, and finally a mad dash up to and over the alpine
tundra from Stony Pass while running from a thunderstorm. We camped at
12,500 ft. again that night in the alpine tundra with wind swirling all
around us, and cold, cold, cold. Views of the ...
... and the trees and the smells. I also miss going to the movies - I never realized just how many movie theaters there are in Portland for the size of the town. And I've been to most of them. I miss seeing movies in a theater.
As for friends, I'm beginning to feel a bit like vapor. It's really a lot more difficult to stay in touch with people than I thought. My friends have their own lives to live and I'm just not really a part of those lives anymore - ...
... and have ended up in Dolores, CO for the night. This is a very nice park--for you RVers in the crowd, the sites are level, the power is good, and (for this I am thankful) the WIFI service is the best I have had so far. It won't be such a struggle to get this out. Also, FYI, today we have traveled 1,800 miles from home...and that doesn't count our two jeep rides!
I decided that after our drive today that I needed to include a poem that Michael ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Dunton Hot Springs Dolores
I just cant say enough good things about this resort. excellent food, friendly staff, felt like home, I cant wait to visit again
When asked of my stays at Dunton Hot Springs so many wonderful images and experiences come to mind that it's difficult to answer with an off-the-hip response. My wife and I have stayed in both the summer and winter and have found each visit uniquely amazing. DHS has meant so much to us that we're making a tradition of returning each Thanksgiving. The staff seems much more like friends than employees. The meals are incredible and the chef will bend over backwards to satisfy your every culinary want, wish, or desire. The accomodations and surroundings are out of this world. NO words can truly describe the Dunton Hot Springs experience, however, "simply magical" comes close.
Chris and Shari
My fiance and I really needed a vacation when we set out to Dunton from Los Angeles. We had been working hard, and were hoping for a vacation that would provide both the much needed rest and once we recovered, much needed outdoor activities which we love. Dunton gave us that, and more. It is worth mentioning we stayed for 7 nights and 8 days - longer than average. All of our high hopes were exceeded for a perfect vacation. The town itself has been beautifully restored without giving up one iota of its wild west heritage. But the owners also turned the town into a 5 star experience (it seems to be neither a hotel, inn, lodge or resort... it's its own category).
i was in dunton on assignment for a travelmagazine. i am a photographer and i absolutely loved everything about dunton. it is the far away retreat you always dream about when you need a break. the hotsprings are amazing, the team is extremly welcoming, the food is delicious and the setting is absolutely gorgeous. do youself a favour and go!
Dunton Hot Springs is simply the most delightful "get away" my wife and I have ever experienced. Our vacations are almost always somewhat adventureous, whitewater rafting, skiing vacations, etc. We live on the Gulf Coast and really needed a break from all the hard work after Hurricane Ivan devastated our community. When we listed our " fantasy" criteria for the perfect vacation spot it had to include a wild and scenic setting in the mountains that offered solitude and solace for our weary souls. Our fanatasy hierarchy of "needs" included a hot springs, at least a 4 star resturant in the vicinity and of course of good bar. Hiking oppportunities were a necessity as we did not want to just lay around and relax. My wife read an article about Dunton Hot Springs in a travel magazine while at a doctors office. When she came home she said she believed she had found the perfect place.
An Exclusive Adventure in the Rockies
Dunton Hot Springs is a wondrous place of exquisite solitude and beauty. The attention to detail and finery is so tastefully implemented that it exudes a down to earth beauty that attracts Dukes and Duchesses, as well as those willing to go the extra cost for a unique experience. The hot springs, personal attention, dining and well-thought out amenities make one feel as if they have encountered heaven on earth.
Do yourself a favor: Book this adventure in living, hiking, skiing, fishing, horseback riding well in advance and book it longer than you would imagine. You will not regret it!
We cannot say enough great things about Dunton Hot Springs. It is truly a superb Spa and luxurious Resort in a most spectacular setting. Accomodations were warm and extremely comfortable. And the service and staff fantastic. Nothing like having your very own chef... If you are looking to combine ultra pampered accomodations in an outdoor, rustic setting, Dunton is THE place. Whether you are looking to hit the outdoors or simply enjoy the natural hot springs and read a book, this place has it all. You will not be disappointed, and will be looking to get back.
WARNING! There is something about this place that upon visiting, you are going to want to go back to again and again and again. . .
Homesick the minute we left
We were married at Dunton in September and it was perfect! Our guests came from all over and everyone raved! The staff is fabulous--fun, helpful, totally professional; the food was delicious; the cabins are unique and beautiful and the setting. . . well, it's just amazing! It's causal, elegant and so classy! Plus, they have wonderful robes! We've been three times and I know we'll keep going back!
I'm returning to Dunton
Dunton Hot Springs is an extraordinary place. The setting is stunning, the cabins are beautifully restored, the food and service terrific and the great outdoors offers boundless activities, just outside the cabin.
And that's to say nothing of the hot springs, yoga studio or the exquisite library. I had a wonderful three days in February this year and am returning for Easter weekend. Its remote and secluded yet easily accessible from Vancouver. There is a very sophisticated, but very low key, design senibility there - in the selection of art, artifacts, antiques - which reflects the exquisite taste of the owners. Its in perfect tune in the rustic setting of this old mining town. A truly wonderful place to be invigorated and unwind, all at once.