Glamping Sites to Visit in 2013: Day 6 of 15

Now that you’ve read my book, Glamping with MaryJane, you need to find a fabulous place to get your glam campin’ on.

And so, we’re back for a 6th day of where to glamp in 2013. Colorado has long been an untouched wilderness teeming with elk and undisturbed Mammoth trees, and every season will please.

Dunton Hot Springs

Nestled in the San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Rockies, Dunton Hot Springs is an oasis of thick, fluffy snow in winter; hues of yellow and gold in fall; bright-blue, crystal-clear skies in spring; and warm, languid, heat during the summer.




This mining-town-turned-retreat includes organic meals using local ingredients prepared by a seasoned chef; high-speed wireless Internet in each cabin or tent; and activities including helicopter skiing, mountain biking, snow shoeing, hiking (from mild to demanding), camping, fly fishing, river rafting, and kayaking.


Each luxury glamping tent has been constructed from reclaimed materials from the 1830s and tastefully decorated. The Cresto Ranch Tents for glamping are located 20 feet from the Dolores River.

Lift your spirits and aches in their natural hot springs located in the bathhouse or outside, as nature intended.



This is sure to be a retreat you’ll love. The whole town may be rented for weddings and corporate events. It’s sure to be a place of intrigue and beauty as you visit such nearby landmarks as Canyon de Chelly, the wilderness of the “Valley of the Gods,” and the owner’s vineyard in McElmo Canyon.

  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Wow, this place looks so fun and unique. I am so glad you are showing us all of these great ideas for getting out and seeing America with a one of a kind experience.!!

  2. CJ Armstrong says:

    AND, if you come this way, be sure to hollar at me! I live less than 50 miles from Dunton Hot Springs. You see that it is near the Dolores River?? My mail comes from Dolores, Colorado, which is also by the Dolores River just down river from Dunton.
    Gorgeous part of the world! And the San Juan Mountains are “my mountains”!! I see them from my kitchen window!

  3. Debbie Walker says:

    Ahhhhh!! Just LOOKING at the campsites was refreshing……..can’t imagine what it would be like to actually be camping there!!!!

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