Experiences

Our springs are of the calcium bicarbonate type with a strong concentration of dissolved iron and manganese and a little dash of lithium. Bathing in bicarbonate water assists opening peripheral blood vessels and helps to improve circulation to the body’s extremities and magnesium converts blood sugar to energy and promotes healthy skin.

We offer five ways to take to the waters, which range in temperature from 85°F to 106°F: inside the restored 19th century Bathhouse, under the stars at the source, in the pool outside the Bathhouse, in the pool behind the Dunton Store cabin and inside Well House cabin.

Summer Outdoor Activities

We have gentle, rugged horses for high mountain rides, world class fly fishing on an exclusive nine-mile stretch of the West Fork of the Dolores. Perfect hiking and mountain bike trails, from easy to heart pounding. We can also provide expert guides to help you summit the 14,000ft peaks or take you rock climbing in the surrounding San Juan peaks.

  • Horseback Riding in the high Rockies
  • Fly Fishing on the Dolores – private waters
  • Hiking in the high San Juans
  • Mountaineering in the higher San Juans
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Trail Rides into the San Juans
  • Rafting on the Animas Rivers and Dolores Rivers
  • Photography & Fine Art instruction
  • Archeological Day Tours to the Desert

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Guests on a horse drawn sled in the snow

Winter Outdoor Activities

Winter is a magical time to visit Dunton, and this winter is made even more special with our new Winter Activities Program.  Strap on a pair of snowshoes and explore the serene San Juan Mountains; climb into Dunton’s  very own Snow-cat  and  scale to 10,000 feet for  a day of  snowshoeing  or cross-country  skiing on trail laid out by former Olympic Nordic skier Wendy Wegner; or enjoy a winter wonderland experience at  Dunton  River  Camp  where  the  adventurous  can delight  in a number  of  winter  activities  and  all  can spend  a cozy,  comfortable  afternoon  nestled  by the  fire  in  the  River  Camp’s  Farm  House  enjoying  hot chocolate, board games, and a warm lunch celebrating life’s simple pleasures.  You have the opportunity to do as much  or as  little as you choose, without feeling guilty.

These half-day guided group  activities are offered complimentary  to our guests while visiting Dunton in winter.

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Spa

At Dunton we pride ourselves that our spa treatments provide an experience you will not find anywhere else.

So indulge yourself in the very best of holistic and therapeutic healing. The Spa specializes in totally natural treatments, in surroundings that can only help to relax and rejuvenate. Choose powerful yet soothing massage and the finest essential oils to create a feeling of consuming well-being.

We offer 75 minute long services such as: hot stone massages, alpen glow body scrubs, facials, and 60 minute long meditation & yoga sessions.

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Yoga at Dunton

Yoga

Yoga at Dunton is dedicated to promoting the authentic spiritual tradition in an environment more normally associated with exotic places much further East.

Guests can learn and practice different facets of Yoga – for physical strength, balance and flexibility, for physiological and therapeutic benefits and also the art of meditation. Whatever your personal goals may be, a Yoga or Pilates session at Dunton promises to be an inspirational and elevating experience. One hour private sessions are $150 for an individual or $200 for a couple.

Bar inside of the Saloon dining room
Fresh yogurt and granola served at breakfast
Gathered fresh, wild mushrooms in baskets
Dinner plate

Dining in the Saloon

Our Chefs draw on classical training to create a new menu every day using local and regional ingredients, some from our farm and vineyard. We all eat at a long, antique table in the center of the Saloon. A tradition from the big cattle outlaws that we choose to maintain. If guests prefer however, we do have the option for guests to dine separately. The open kitchen is the heart of the old Saloon, people love to watch and even help the Chef, as he makes the days fare. We welcome the opportunity to prepare something special, just say the word.

Breakfast

The morning starts when you want. Meander over to the Saloon. You will be greeted by an array of fresh delectables, aromatic coffees and teas, and just-squeezed fruit juices. Our Chef is then ready to prepare whatever you choose.

Lunch

Lunch is both casual and special. For the adventurous we will put together the most wonderful picnic for your fishing trip, hike, horse ride or the shady mountain meadow you have picked out.

Dinner & Wine

is the pinnacle and culmination of a day of excitement, wonder and relaxation. Among friends, sharing the stories of the day. Amazing food, fine wines and delightful company come together to enrich the evening.

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