Dunton River Camp in Dolores, Colorado
Hidden away in a pastoral alpine clearing of the Colorado Rockies, eight luxurious canvas tents comprise Dunton River Camp. The full-frills "glamping" resort located just 20 feet from the rushing Dolores River shows off gorgeous panoramic views of the surrounding San Juan Mountains. Each of the custom tents is perched on a wooden platform, which extends 10 feet out in order to create an amply sized covered front porch featuring golden teak steamer lounge chairs. Appointed with bespoke furnishings and nostalgic cast-iron gas stoves, the tents exude a sense of coziness. In true rough-luxe fashion, all accommodations are equipped with spacious en-suite bathrooms that have running hot and cold water, double vanities, and six-foot soaking tubs with showers.
Home to the intimate retreat's main lodge is a fully restored 19th-century farmhouse with a wraparound deck granting spectacular scenic vistas. The warmly welcoming guest salon is adorned in rustic country lodge chic with checkered couches and leather chairs next to the roaring fireplace. Activities at the resort focus on the stunning outdoors and include fly-fishing, mountain biking, guided hiking excursions and horseback riding. Guests looking for something less heart pounding partake in yoga and Pilates sessions or arrange for a pampering treatment in the spa tent. Our Chefs, led by Executive Chef Karlos Baca, draw on classical training to create a new menu every day using local and regional ingredients, some from our farm and vineyard. Enjoy breakfast at the Farmhouse. Lunch can be prepared as a picnic to enjoy while you are out exploring. Dinner time combines amazing food, fine wines and delightful company as you come together to share the excitement of your day. After dinner gather around the fire pit and enjoy S’mores with a nice Bourbon or hot chocolate and enjoy the tales of the day. Dunton River Camp succeeds perfectly in blending the breathtaking backdrop of the Rockies and a down-to-earth outdoors experience with high-style amenities to provide for an unforgettable stay.
Note: The Camp is open seasonally from June – October. All meals and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), the sauna, the mountain bikes are included.
Location of Dunton River Camp
Nearest Airport: TEX
Amenities for Dunton River Camp
- General Information
- 8 Tents
- Dining Room
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa Services
- Mineral Baths
- In-Room Amenities
- En-Suite Bathrooms
- Private Porches
- Mountain Biking
- Fly Fishing
- Horseback Riding
- Nature Hikes
- Historic Sites
- Hot Springs
- Active & Adventure
- All Inclusive
- Luxury Tents & Open Air
Reviews for Dunton River Camp
Wow...what an amazing place this is. We decided to take part of their all day lunch and were totally amazed by the delicious food and service. They took care of everything. We spent the whole day in their Farmhouse. Great place and worth the visit. Next time we are going to spend a night.
Nimesh U - Los Angeles, California, United States
Very remote but great accommodations. King size beds, tiled bathrooms with a deep soaking tub in a large tent?? This is the only way to camp! Go to sleep to the sound of the river flowing past the tents. Joelle took great care to meet our every need. The food was incredible thanks to Carlos and Patrick. Highly recommended!
williamz2014 - Round Rock, United States
Dunton River Camp is the best kind of Glamping. Camping in luxurious tents that will blow your mind. There is a king size bed, sofa, gas stove... even wifi. The bathroom is better then some hotels I've stayed in with dual sinks and a great bath /shower. There is a wonderful porch outside your tent to view the spectacular scenery or just sit and read a book. There is hiking, biking (free), horseback riding and fly fishing lessons (at a price). All the food and drink (are included) is at the main house not far from the tents. We thought the food was very good but not what we expected otherwise I would have given it a 5. The best part was all the great people we met during our stay. Eating is family style so all the visitors had lots of time to get to know each other. Also, after dinner we all went out to the fire pit to sit around and have smores and after dinner drinks.
18rusty - Washington DC, District of Columbia
My partner had been wanting to go Colorado and I received an email from Outside Magazine about this placeâ€¦"Glamping" sounds intriguing so we booked our quick getaway to Cresto Ranch for two night of "Glamping" and then to Dunton Hot Springs with a cabin.. The Tents were wonderful next to a river with all the basic comforts of home and more, We had our meals at the lodge perhaps a few hundred steps away. No complaints about the food and service and what made it a special delight was meeting other adventurous Glampers. Listening to the river was wonderfulâ€¦ one needs to know how to work the push button wood stove which warmed up the tent in the late evening and early cooler mornings. All in all it was all one could ask for in a "Glamping" experience. I have to agree with the other reviews that the price is a bit steep for the value. There were more challenges for us at the Dunton Hot springs, an adjustment after our cozy tent, the only cabin left was the Potter house, which was further away from the lodge where everyone shared in meals. The cabin needs serious updating but the location and beauty was outstanding. We shared our challenges with the manager and he gave us a small discount for our stay which helped to swallow the overpriced stay. The springs were wonderful and healing. Again the food and service was great and meeting other people in this setting was a plus. We went away feeing peaceful after being in natureâ€¦ the best medicine.
Celeste W - Santa Fe, New Mexico
I truly cannot believe it! I was able to stay at Dunton Hot Springs last year and it was amazing (you may be able to find my review on tripadvisor), and i knew I wanted to come back for some more R&R. When I called and spke to Sheri (who is still great by the way) we were talking about the different cabin options as I wanted to try a different one, and she suggested I try Dunton River Camp. I remember hearing about it when I was last up there, and i thought it was an intriguing option. After discussing with her further I decided to go for it. I am not necessarily the camping kind of person...if you know what I mean... but my oh my...the tents are AMAZING! It is not far from Dunton...i think about 3 or 4 miles, but it feels like you are out in the wilderness with tents nestled in the trees, and all you hear is the noise of the river...or birds chirping. Cant get better than that, can you? Well you can if the "tent" has a king sized bed, full bathroom with toilet, double vanity, HUGE tub/shower with lots of hot water and toweel warmers...oh, and internet, phones and a gas stove in the room. I have had the fortune to stay in some nice hotel rooms, and have to say this is as good as many of the best. the setting is great, the staff is great (same staff as Dunton Hot Springs, as I recognized some friendly familiar faces) and same great food. I was there for three nights and had plenty to do. Each tent has 2 mountain bikes, so we went exploring up the trails (some are pretty extreme, so the road was perfect for me). We had massages, went on a few big hikes and then soaked in the most amazing sauna by the river. I had never seen anything like that. Food was served communally in the main farmhouse and was excellent, and like at Dunton Hot Springs we met some great guests from all over....one couple from NY, one from Germany and another family from LA doing a Western Road Trip. The place is small, only 8 tents I think...so even when its full you are looking at 16 people. It honestly is hard for me to fault this. I was a little sceptical and scared of coming here and wish I had access to the hot springs every minute of every day, but I really didnt miss that at all. I kind of liked having my own little oasis in my tent and surroundings...and the sauna made up for it anyway. I saw a comment about the price. Yes, it is pricey, but keeping in mind what you get for it and where you are (that is the most amazing forest setting in an amazing "tent"), I would say it is worth every penny and then some. Justin, Sheri, Jito, Chloe, Eric and the Manager Ramon were very accomodating and a pleasure to be around. Cant wait to come back again...I am thinking thanksgiving...we'll see
passionfortravel24 - Miami, Florida