Dunton Hot Springs

Colorado, USA


Nestled deep in the San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Rockies lies Dunton Hot Springs, a ghost mining town reincarnated in bespoke cabin form. A place of contradictions, Dunton Hot Springs combines rough, historic buildings with exquisite finishes and luxurious touches.

Key Features

  • Twelve lovingly restored log cabins and one luxury tent
  • Bathhouse with floor to ceiling windows and mountain views
  • Ranch to table dining experiences
  • Yoga studio
  • Library
  • Climbing wall and boxing gym
  • Original saloon and dance hall
  • Outdoor natural hot springs
  • Spa
  • Restaurant serving fresh local produce
  • Seasonal activities including horseback riding, fly fishing, hiking, mountaineering, mountain biking, rock climbing, rafting, photography and art courses, archaeological desert tours, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing


Dunton Hot Springs is an 1800’s mining town turned ghost town set in a stunning and dramatic alpine valley. Lovingly restored to the highest standard, every detail of this historic retreat has been carefully considered and beautifully completed.


Each cabin is complete with exquisite furnishings, heated slate floors, unique baths, and a collection of hand-picked antiques. Combining whimsy and elegance with rugged sturdiness every cabin is distinct and idiosyncratic with one uniting feature: the magnificent mountain and meadow views each cabin boasts.

What makes this property unique?

Return to your private town and soothe your aching muscles in either the indoor or outdoor natural hot springs. The springs contain calcium bicarbonate which improves circulation, the perfect antidote for a weary mountain explorer. Otherwise, head back to your log cabin and cosy up in front of the roaring fire with a hot chocolate or take a dip in the outdoor hot springs and gaze up at the starry sky.


Whilst you could spend a whole week cosied up in one of these beautiful cabins, Dunton Hot Springs is far from short on activities. Depending on the time of year head into the mountains on foot, on horseback, or by ski to explore this dramatic landscape. Discover alpine wildflower meadows or dramatic vistas blanketed in a layer of snow. Allow an expert guide to help you find hidden fishing spots and experience a heart-pounding mountain biking adventure.


Sufficiently relaxed and recharged, head to the original saloon and enjoy pure, old-western warmth with a meal made with produce from the farm, fish from the local streams, and wine from the local vineyard. If you are still feeling energetic, grab a beer from a local microbrewery in the dance hall and while away the evening exchanging stories of the day’s adventures.

Why we love it

Dunton Hot Springs is brimming with charm and character. The loving restoration of the log cabins, in some cases done by the original miners themselves, is just one example of this. With whisky pulled out from hiding places such as loose floorboards in the saloon and food served at a long, antique table, the Wild West is clearly alive and well in this mountain retreat.

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