Deluxe Ghost Town Glamping


By Sarah Wyland

If you are looking for a unique, memorable vacation, Dunton Hot Springs Resortin Dolores, Colorado, offers a distinctive “glamping” experience you’ll never forget. The resort is a restored ghost town located just across the mountains from the ski mecca of Telluride.

Dunton’s pampered patrons can rent one of twelve hand-hewn log cabins, all of which have exquisite furnishings and high-speed internet, but it’s the resort’s luxury teepee that draws in the visitors. The teepee stands 17 feet high, and at 380 square feet, it is theoretically large enough to hold 20 two-person tents. Running $1,000 a night on average, the teepee package features a fur-clad bed, electricity and Wi-Fi, as well as a nearby cabin.

Resort guests can also relax in one of six hot springs, enjoy a number of outdoor activities like fly fishing, skiing and horseback riding, spend a day at the spa, or take a yoga or Pilates class. World-class dining and bottles of vintage wine upwards of $500 are also served against a backdrop of some of the most beautiful landscape in Colorado.

For guests with deep pockets, the entire ghost town can be rented for about $22,500 a night for up to 42 people, which is around $536 a head for a luxurious and special night to remember.