This resort is more YMCA family summer camp than a resort. It is a ok choice for a night or two passing through the area but probably not for a longer stay, unless you have tons of kids who are fine anywhere as long as there is a pool nearby. We stayed in a cliff side unit, which is the second most expensive room choice after the individual cabins. It was clean and large, nothing fancy, but comfortable and had an outdoor table and nice views. If you are a couple, I would suggest these units and not the inexpensive hillside units, which look like an old 1950's motel and tend to be jammed with families.
The resort is very spread out and you have to take the car to get around for the most part. The hillside units are near the family pool, but all other pools are a drive down and then also have a 50 step climb down the hill once you drive to the parking lot near the pools. There is an adults only relaxation pool but that requires walking though the original bathhouse, around the back of the building (narrow dirt pathway next to the creek below), up metal stairs at the back of the bathhouse, across a foot bridge built over the creek, and then you are there at the adults pool and club! No issue for fit people, but if you are coming to the hot springs because you feel it will be helpful for physical ailments, accessibility to the pools, except again the family pool with tons of kids and a water slide, is a issue to consider. The hot springs are not mineral springs, as are the ones in Pagosa Springs or Ouray, but there are enjoyable and would have been more so if the air temperature had not been 94 as it was when we were there.
There is only restaurant and because of Trip Advisor reviews about poor service and high prices, we brought food in from Salida and used the microwave and refrigerator in our unit. You can drive into Buena Vista for meals, but it is a 30 min round trip drive. So, I suggest bringing in food to eat and make sure you rent a unit with some cooking or reheating possibilities.
There is a country store on the property but not a good choice for meal items unless you want chips or frozen ice cream treats.
Again, this resort is an acceptable choice if passing though for a night or two, as we were on our way back from Durango to Denver, but I would have been disappointed if I had planned this as a vacation destination. The resort is always packed in the summer, and you should make reservations months in advance.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A gorgeous natural oasis surrounded by towering peaks. Your perfect getaway, with every amenity. Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort is where you can do it all. Satisfy your quest for adventure, experience the healing powers of Colorado hot springs, and indulge in pampering spa treatments. Unlimited outdoor recreation alternatives for every interest, in every season, at every level. Gourmet meals, choice lodging, and our welcoming staff await you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mount Princeton Hot Springs Hotel Nathrop