Hidden in a remote valley of the Rocky Mountains, Dunton Hot Springs began its days as a 19th-century mining town, where settlers chose Dunton because of its natural hot springs – a good indication of minerals in the ground. Fast forward a century and the hot springs are still an essential part of the Dunton experience, where forests of aspen trees, flower-dotted meadows, a winding river and cascading waterfall are the backdrop for the once forgotten ghost town.
Understatedly luxurious, the 12 preserved log cabins appear very much the same as they were, but are cosily decked out with heated floors, plush beds and hand-picked antiques. Dunton has it all; horses, fishing, wildlife, 14,000ft peaks to climb, a yoga studio and a grand saloon fit for Butch Cassidy (who, as it happens, etched his name into the wooden bar). Full of history and charm, Dunton's remote location makes it a secret paradise for those looking to stray from the beaten path.
"No one will find us, whether we’re looking for gold and silver, relaxing in steaming hot springs, or sipping our scotch
while watching the sunset colour the Rockies pink and black bears roam through the woods."