Where do I start? First of all, despite the many conversations I had with the reservations person, we spent over 45 minutes driving out of our way because the directions we were given were not correct. We live in CO and are used to mileage directions, not "well, when you think you've not gone far enough, you know, you go a little farther." This was the actual response from the reservations person. I was SO excited as my husband has two jobs and I thought this would be the treat of a lifetime. After we finally got there, someone came to the car and I handed them the directions we printed off the website. No greeting, no name. There were UHauls all over the place and I wondered what we'd gotten into. The cabin we requested was not the one we were given. We had been "upgraded" to the "most requested cabin." It had a tub right in the middle of it. No desk, no table. I said I didn't want that cabin and we picked Major Ross. I also needed an internet connection and to my surprise, all of them had a connection. The reservations person had "no idea". I have to say, they ARE extremely well built and care as been taken to make each one unique. Before dinner, we went for some wine and because of another review, I asked for a cheese plate. Lovely Taylor from the kitchen prepared it for us. The meal was not exceptional which surprised me - underdone elk chops and crunchy baby carrots. The veggies were the same for the lunch the next day and the dinner that day as well. I thought perhaps we would have some variety. The chef seemed extremely tense. And the 2nd night, BJ the activities person asked why we didn't partake in any of the activities. What activities? We didn't know there were any. This was mid May and it had just snowed which added to the beauty of the place but made hiking and other things impossible.
The 2nd night, Eduardo and his wife joined us along with a couple who were celebrating their anniversary with a dine and soak. They kept asking what the price was to stay and everyone looked uncomfortable and I guess it was the high price. I have NEVER paid $850 a night and never will again. I still shudder when I think of the high prices. And one reviewer is right - Trip Advisor says $250. I have to say, the remoteness of the place and the work done to make an old mining town into plush cabins is commendable but it's simply not work the price. Eduardo does try and I think he means well. The hot springs are so/so. The one outside has no place to sit if you want to be submerged. And the indoor hot pool is too deep for a short person. Again, it's a once in a lifetime experience, just too rich for our blood.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Offering luxurious and private cabin rentals in Southwest Colorado. Our cabins are in the San Juan Mountains. We offer an all-inclusive vacation. Enjoy our full service spa, fine dining, lodging, and activities. Book the entire town for your corporate retreat or wedding. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dunton Hot Springs Dolores
- Dunton Hot Springs Hotel Dolores
- Dunton Hot Springs Colorado/Dolores