Located in the rugged Colorado Rockies, Dunton Hot Springs is a special treat for all the senses. It is a former ghost town from the 1880′s converted into a luxurious spa and resort. Each of the hand hewn wood structures have been restored and converted into elegant buildings while maintaining their original character. Hiking, fishing, horseback riding and dining bring guests to this tranquil locale.
The dining experience at Dunton is truly remarkable. The Saloon has an open kitchen so visitors can interact with the chefs while meals are prepared. Guests dine together at the indoor antique table during winter months and outside on the spectacular patio through the spring and summer seasons. The mesmerizing views are as delicious as the cuisine!
The chefs are able to create daily menus drawing from a variety of local resources. Fruit and vegetables are grown on or nearby the resort and mushrooms are gathered from the meadows. During our visit, we enjoyed an amazing Portabello mushroom entree marinated in balsamic vinegar.
An experience not to be missed is wine tasting at the Saloon bar. Dunton grows their own grapes at nearby Sutcliffe Vineyards. Guests are able to sample a wide variety of wine and enjoy meals that have been specially prepared to accompany certain varietals. While sipping on a beverage at the bar, be sure to not to miss Butch Cassidy’s name he etched in the bar after he robbed his first bank in nearby Telluride!