Cresto Ranch name on “It List” by Travel & Leisure Magazine for best new hotels for 2014 / Best 50 Adventure Holidays 2014 – The Times UK / Top 40 (#12) Resorts in the West – Readers Choice Awards, Conde Nast Traveler 2013 / Winner of the “Greatest Outdoors Hotel” by Mr & Mrs Smith 2013 / #4 Best Food Lovers Hotel in America by Bon Appetit / #1 All-Inclusive in the USA – #6 All-Inclusive in the World 2012 Tripadvisor “Travelers’ Choice Award”
Dunton Hot Springs is a small and exclusive resort nestled deep in the San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Rockies.
This perfectly restored ghost town thrives on contradictions; hand-hewn log cabins exquisitely furnished, a life-worn saloon serving food of startling quality, lung torturing trails followed by pampering massages, sensuous hot springs beneath shimmering snow banks. Free of cell phones, this romantic old mining town still provides high speed wireless internet access in every cabin and video conferencing in our dance hall to the comforting sound of a tumbling waterfall.
Contradictions indeed; gentle tranquility or a host of breathtaking adventures. Dunton can steer you to adventures you’ve only dreamed of. Sturdy horses to penetrate the endless wilderness, helicopter skiing in a silent world of billowing powder, mountain biking, snow shoeing, hiking, from gentle to demanding, camping, fly fishing, river rafting, kayaking, the list is endless. Or perhaps more contemplative days exploring North America’s most evocative archaeological sites, all within a short drive of the resort.
And the desert beckons, from the haunting beauty of Monument Valley and Canyon de Chelly, deep in the Navajo Reservation, through the sculpted wilderness of “Valley of the Gods” to our own vineyard in McElmo Canyon.