Lovely place. Created by an Austrian family it appears. Lots of historic details and lively and lovely details to each cabin. Really super staff. Trying to make a difference. Wonderful food. Different experience from the usual. Internet unstable. Not to rely upon if you bring work or wish to watch a movie. Prepare to be disconnected and enjoy the fabulous nature and history for a day or two .
Fun bar, great staff, cute "town!" On arrival, after travelling at 12 mph on an 8 mile unimproved dirt and gravel road with almost non-existent signage for the "resort," it does feel like you are stepping onto a western movie set - very quaint - and dusty! Food was consistently mediocre, minimal, and marginal for any diet other than standard American. Wine pairings were fabulous! Kudos to the bartender! Cabins had their charm and were clean enough. Porches were nice. No coffee or tea service in the cabins. Staff does bring coffe/tea upon request starting at 7:30 AM. The Hot Springs were not particularly hot and looked more like watering holes than bubbling hot springs. We learned that the springs are not monitored for temperature or bacterial/parasitic content, so bathers beware. I took one look at the Hot Springs and opted against exposing myself to the water, but my husband chose to enter 2 of the 3 springs multiple times. I don't know if it's related or not, but he hasn't felt well since. As nice and enthusiastic as the employees are, we would not return to Dunton Hot Springs, nor would we recommend it to any of our friends. Interestingly, subsequent to our visit, we met a couple who had also been to Dunton Hot Springs. When we asked that couple if they planned to return or recommend, the answer was a clear, unequivocal, "No!" Enough said. Telluride is only an hour (over the mountain) away and is likely a much better choice for R&R.…
They did a great job with everything. They made us feel incredibly welcome, service was friendly and excellent in all regards. The food was incredibly well done, and the accommodations were also excellent. It's a very remote setting, but allowed us to hike, bike and explore the area, which is exactly what we wanted. And the hot springs were fantastic. They really did this right - thank you!
Dunton Hot Springs has been on our bucket list for awhile, and my husband surprised me for my 50th birthday by reserving the Well House Cabin a few years in advance (we LOVED the well tub). We spent 3 nights, and each day it grew harder to leave. We loved the quiet early morning coffee drop off at our door, waking up on the porch facing the mountains in our robes (we do wish there was an ottoman to put up our feet, though :) ) and the amazing accommodations inside with a great hot shower, out in the middle of nowhere in the mountains. A real treat from the cabins, to the delicious 3 meals daily, plus that quiet happy hour, and the mindful staff to make sure everything was superb. Well done, I still have a glow from the experience of our trip to Dunton.
From the moment we arrived , we could sense the calm vibe. Nicely nestled down a dirt and tarred road, in a valley just below Telluride sit the cabins and buildings that make up Dunton Hot Springs resort. This rustic sheik resort was lovely from the cozy private cabins to the sun drenched dining hall/ saloon and the bath house. Food was delicious and wine paired. Hope to return soon.