Dunton Hot Springs Est. 2001

52068 Rd 38.1, Dolores, CO, United States

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Take in the wild stars of the Colorado Rockies with the luxury of a stylish log cabin stay.
While you may have never thought of staying in “a romantic ghost town,” you’ve also never seen a place like this. You can rent the whole renovated town if you’re throwing that good of a party.
The Lowdown
Barn / Farm / Ranch
Camping / Glamping
Historic Building
Winery / Vineyard
Corporate Event
Family Reunion
Product Launch
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Just across the mountain from Telluride, Dunton Hot Springs Resort is a romantic ghost town, set in an extraordinary alpine valley. Our resorts offer a variety of day and overnight packages, and the entire town or ranch can be rented exclusively for corporate retreats, family reunions and weddings.
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?


Additional Charges

Additional 2.9% state tax charge at time of purchase.

Service fee of 15% is due at the time of purchase.





Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Licensed Server Is Required
No Amplified Music Allowed
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Each cabin is furnished with a restroom as well as one landline phone and wireless internet.

If group is larger than 20 guests, then a buy-out of the town would be required (2 night minimum and 3 night minimum in the summer)
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Dunton Hot Springs is a small and exclusive resort nestled deep in the San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Rockies. This perfectly restored ghost town thrives on contradictions; hand- hewn log cabins exquisitely furnished, a life-worn saloon serving food of startling quality, lung torturing trails followed by pampering massages, sensuous hot springs beneath shimmering snow banks. Free of cell phones, this romantic old mining town still provides high speed wireless internet access in every cabin and video conferencing in our dance hall to the comforting sound of a tumbling waterfall.
Sturdy, hand-hewn and authentic, the cabins contain a world of whimsy and elegance. Built in a circle around the Saloon and Dance Hall, they lie just steps from the wonderful bath house. At the other end of town is an open air chapel and tumbling waterfall.

All of Dunton’s authentically restored log cabins are full of fascinating details. All the cabins are hand-built and, in some cases, by the original miners themselves. Lovingly restored, each possesses a distinct character. Tastefully decorated, they are full of unique artifacts and furnishings. Every window affords magnificent views of the mountains and the surrounding meadows.
Standout Venue Features:
Dunton’s hot springs are controlled by tectonic forces associated with the Triassic Dolores Formation. The springs are located on the trace of a north trending fault and encompass an area of approximately 0.3 square miles. There are many other seeps and springs in the area. Colorado's only Geyser (a tepid sulfuric spring) bubbles up every 45 minutes or so. There is a soda spring which has been recorded but, so far, never found by us and our neighbor's fabulous lithium rich Paradise Hot Spring. A spring with similar mineral composition to ours is on the Dolores River just north of Rico.
Awards & Notables

Winner of "The Greatest Outdoors" - Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Awards
Awarded #4 Best Hotel for Food Lovers in America - Bon Appétit Magazine
Named to the 2014 Gold List - Conde Nast Traveler Magazine


Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:

Our Chefs, led by Executive Chef Karlos Baca, draw on classical training to create a new menu every day using local and regional ingredients, some from our farm and vineyard.

In the late summer we gather wild mushrooms, chanterelles and boletus in the surrounding mountains. We all eat at a long, antique table in the center of the Saloon. A tradition from the big cattle outlaws that we choose to maintain. If guests prefer however, we do have the option for guests to dine separately.

The open kitchen is the heart of the old Saloon for everyone to see and enjoy. People love to watch and even help the Chef, as he makes the days fare. We welcome the opportunity to prepare something special, just say the word.


The morning starts when you want. Meander over to the Saloon. You will be greeted by an array of fresh delectables, aromatic coffees and teas, and just-squeezed fruit juices. Our Chef is then ready to prepare whatever you choose.


is both casual and special. For the adventurous we will put together the most wonderful picnic for your fishing trip, hike, horse ride or the shady mountain meadow you have picked out.


is the pinnacle and culmination of a day of excitement, wonder and relaxation. Among friends, sharing the stories of the day. Amazing food, fine wines and delightful company come together to enrich the evening.

Wine list

A variety of our wines are included in the House list, but you can review the whole Reserve List here.

Bars & Lounges:
The Saloon at Dunton Hot Springs is the Authentic Saloon from the town in 1885. It is accomodated with an open kitchen, the original bar from the 1800's with Butch Cassidy's name carved into the bar. You can choose between communal dining or individual dining during your stay at Dunton. The Saloon also offers an outside summer eating area so you can enjoy the beautiful Colorado dinner during your meal.
Health & Wellness
Where We Go to Soak: An 1800's Ghost Town With Natural Hot Springs
Marianna Jamadi
byMarianna Jamadi
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Dunton Hot Springs

52068 Rd 38.1, Dolores, CO, United States

Photographer and writer, Marianna Jamadi takes us on a photo journal adventure of her recent group getaway to the Colorado Rockies.  

Cradled in the San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Rockies lies a pristinely restored ghost town that is sure to do anything but spook you. Now home to Dunton Hot Springs, this exclusive resort is more than an escape from life’s everyday hustle. Catered to those who are craving reconnection to nature, themselves, or each other, Dunton is the perfect retreat that will have you forgetting where you last put your phone.

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