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Cottonwood Hot Springs

18999 County Road 306, Buena Vista, CO
719-395 - 6434
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Ranked #14 of 19 activities in Buena Vista
Type: Spas, Hot Springs/ Geysers
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

I almost cried when I pulled into this so called resort. This place is a jam packed concrete parking lot on the side of the road. I reserved a campsite 3 weeks earlier- the only shaded one out of four sites. These campsites were parking spaces on top of eachother with a firepit for $45 per person per night which... More

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Parker, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Cottonwood Hotsprings is a fun place; kinda a throwback or travel back in time kind of experience and that is what I was hoping for. No phones or televisions, not even in the common areas. That was what we were looking for; a retreat away from the everyday electronic madness. I do not think this is an appropriate place for... More

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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73 reviews 73 reviews
16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I'll start by saying that I don't know what other alternatives are available for lodging or hot springs in the area, but I was really disappointed by my experience here. While the rooms were clean, they are very basic (no television or phone, just in case that's important to you). It's been recently renovated, so that was good. The staff... More

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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Well maintained 'naturally landscaped' pools. Five different temperature pools separated by rocks and surrounded by mountains. The river is just next to pools so you can listen to it rushing as you expose your body to each variety. Spend a WHOLE day. Best for couples & adults!

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Denver, Colorado
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The hot springs are very relaxing. It is nice for adults to soak, but not a lot for kids to do. The "hot pool" was the best for easing aches and pains! The dressing areas/showers were clean, but could use a bit of improvement to offer more privacy. The porta-potties were a bit of an unattractive feature and hopefully the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Adorable and cute place. The pools feel awesome. Sauna was great. The river that runs near by provides some great sounds. Cant wait to come back. Great for couples too.

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Richmond, Virginia
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I have visited this hot springs many times over the past thirty years. It is always a delight. It is a very spiritual place and perhaps not for everyone. It is a place for contemplation and self renewal. This is NOT a child oriented water park nor a luxury resort. The rooms have recently been modernized and up dated. It... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I liked Cottonwood hotsprings over Mt. Princeton because it was smaller, more secluded, less crowded, and more relaxing. Beautiful landscaping, and 3 different temperature pools.

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Denver, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Not yet up to its neighbor at Mt Princeton Hot Springs, Cottonwood offers a nice temperature variety in five small pools, some with sun sails to protect from the sun's heat. But beyond the pools which seem recently completed, the grounds need serious landscaping. Showers need to be available for male and female/families guests separately. And 3 outhouses is truly... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

Unprofessional front desk staff. Guy who checked us in is obvious meth head. Most of staff seemed spun out and high. For a health sap why do most all the staff smoke cigarettes and look so unhealthy?

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