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Hand-Hewn Cabins at Dunton Hot Springs in Colorado

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Hand-Hewn Cabins at Dunton Hot Springs in Colorado

December 26, 2017

Not too far from the groomed slopes of Telluride, over a mountain in a remote valley of Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, lies Dunton Hot Springs. This former ghost town has been painstakingly restored, with many original features preserved; in addition, several historic structures have been hauled in from other parts of Colorado.

Many of the tin-roofed, hand-hewn log cabins boast their own private hot springs; for those without, there is a large communal pool. The compound also includes a library, a dining room, and a spa; it all adds up to rustic luxury at its best.

N.B. For those so disposed, the whole town is available for rent.

the dunton hot springs bathhouse cabin in winter. 9
Above: The Dunton Hot Springs bathhouse cabin in winter.
the bathhouse interior features a large pool. 10
Above: The bathhouse interior features a large pool.
the pony express guest room with a single twin bed. 11
Above: The Pony Express guest room with a single twin bed.
700 hot springs dunton camping indoor room cabin
Above: Guest rooms feature hot springs water piped into wood tubs.
the log cabin living room. 13
Above: The log cabin living room.
700 hot springs dunton indoor dining area
Above: The communal dining space.
the bathhouse cabin exterior in warmer weather. 15
Above: The bathhouse cabin exterior in warmer weather.
a view of the town and dunton hot springs layout. 16
Above: A view of the town and Dunton Hot Springs layout.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on January 1, 2010.

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