Dunton Hot Springs

Dunton Hot Springs

52068 West Fork Road #38
Dolores, CO 81323
(970) 882-4800
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Average Base Cost: $45,000

Average cost for a Dunton Hot Springs wedding is calculated by figuring a 44-person guest list for a Friday/Saturday night stay during their Winter/Spring low season, including all meals and accommodations for you and your guests. Transportation to venue, entertainment, additional decorations, and flowers are not included. Average price includes gratuity and state sales tax. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand.

How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee: A “Town Buy-Out” will give you and your guests exclusive access to the entire property.

The rates are as follows…

Summer/Fall: $25,000/night with a three-night minimum

Winter/Spring: $19,000/night with a two-night minimum

What’s included in the fee: All meals, beverages, alcohol (except for reserve list wines and champagne), and lodging. Guests have access and use of the entire property, which includes private hiking trails, mountain bikes, river access, pool, screening room, fitness center, and yoga studio.

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Photo by Max Wagner

Photo by Max Wagner

dunton hot springs

How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee: A “Town Buy-Out” will give you and your guests exclusive access to the entire property.

The rates are as follows…

Summer/Fall: $25,000/night with a three-night minimum

Winter/Spring: $19,000/night with a two-night minimum

What’s included in the fee: All meals, beverages, alcohol (except for reserve list wines and champagne), and lodging. Guests have access and use of the entire property, which includes private hiking trails, mountain bikes, river access, pool, screening room, fitness center, and yoga studio.

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Accommodations: There are 13 luxury cabins on the property that accommodate up to 44 guests total. That means that some cabins can hold up to 4 people.

 

One of the 13 cabins at Dunton Hot Springs

The Well House cabin has a private hot spring and cold plunge.

 

Food: The chef will customize all menus with you. Below is a sample weekend menu:

Friday Night

BBQ BUFFET on the fire: House Smoked Ribs, Smoked Pork Loin, Smoked Flank Steak, Smoked Chicken Quarters, Grilled Ginger Brined Corn on the Cob, Fresh Bread (for sandwiches if desired, Smoked Fig & Tarragon BBQ Sauce, Braised Swiss Chard & Salt Pork, Grilled Jalapeño Corn Bread, Baby Mixed Green Salad, Grilled Plumb Pie

Fish Option – Grilled Grouper and grilled vegetable skewers

**Smores at the fire**

Saturday

Breakfast 7:30AM – 9:30AM BUFFET

Grilled Eggs Benedict, Local Smoked Seafood’s, Bacon & Sausage, Soft Scrambled Eggs, Lavender French Toast, Assorted Fresh Muffins & Pastries, Fresh Yogurt & Homemade Granola

*** Lots of berries / fresh fruit***

NOON BUFFET (Casual seating around saloon & Deck):

Course One – Smoked Chicken & Whole Grain Noodle Soup

Course Two – Grilled Greyer Cheese & Heirloom Tomato Sandwich, Heirloom Tomato Bisque, Organic Baby Green Salad,

Course Three – Homemade Coconut Ice-Cream Sandwich, Chocolate-Chip Cookies

(Wedding) 4:00PM Cocktail Hour – Handcrafted Cocktails and Passed Appetizers:

Petite passed appetizers that compliment Dinner menu (not too heavy as dinner will be substantial)

5:00PM Plated Dinner:

Course One – Wild Mushroom Dark Chocolate Bisque
Course Two – Chilled Petit Green Pea, Watercress & Bing Cherry Salad, Parmesan Mint Aioli, Rendered Pancetta
Course Three –Roasted Pink Salt Foam Encrusted Texan Bison Striploin, Roasted Red Beets, Grilled Wild Asparagus, Bison Couscous

Or

Course Three –Roasted golden Tile Fish with a fresh herb & vanilla bean butter sauce

Or

Course Three –Fontina Cheese Risotto Croquettes
Course Four – Tiered Wedding Cake

 Sunday

Breakfast – Brunch 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM BUFFET:

Roasted Beef Top Round, Roasted Ham, Cheese Quiche, Local Smoked Meats, Bacon & Sausage, Soft Scrambled Eggs, Root Vegetable Hash, Black Berry Waffles, Assorted Fresh Muffins & Pastries, Fresh Yogurt & Homemade Granola

*** Lots of berries / fresh fruit***

NOTE: Meals (with the exception of your reception) are served family style in the Saloon.  Breakfast is served from 8am to 10am, Lunch is at 1pm, and in the evening, cocktails and appetizers are served in the Saloon at 6:30pm with dinner between 7:30pm-8:00pm.

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Where does the actual ceremony/reception take place? Weather permitting, most couples take advantage of the property’s expansive outdoor space for the ceremony. The reception takes place in the Dance Hall. After dinner, guests are taken to the adjoining Saloon for cake, and the Dance Hall is set up for…you guessed it, dancing!

Extras:

  • Reserve list wine and champagne
  • All traditional appetizers such as cheese platters are included, but a passed hors d’oeuvres can be added for  $10.00/pp.
  • Market price for special request food items
  • Wedding cake, flowers, officiant, additional decor not included
Interesting fact: In the state of Colorado, anyone can conduct the ceremony so long as the marriage license in order (which must be obtained in the State).

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More Stats:

Space Type: Inside/Outside options.

Size: Up to 44 guests can stay on the property.

Food Service Type: Buffet/seated options

How Will Grandma Get There? She stays on the property! Woo-hoo! Guests fly into one of several airports in the area, which include Telluride and Cortex. From there you can arrange for the resort to pick you up, or you can rent a car to explore the area.

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Party On!

  • Since you’re buying out the entire property, you can party as late as your little heart desires.

The Report:

Located in the San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Rockies, across from Telluride (about 1 hour away), Dunton Hot Springs is a ghost town turned luxury wilderness resort. The 5-star cabins and spa include such cool features as private hot springs and cold plunges. Guests at the resort have access to hiking, fishing, yoga, and of course the hot springs. The chef sources all local food, including lamb and fruit and vegetables from their own garden.

Woman Getting Married Says:

Um, can I go here right now? This place looks amazing, and I love the idea of having your own resort for your family and friends for your wedding. Of course, that kind of luxury doesn’t come cheap. However, I actually don’t think it’s as crazy as the price sounds. Think of it like this: The price includes every meal and accommodations for your guests. If you get married in the Winter/Spring when it’s $19,000/night and have guests stay two nights, that’s $45,000 if you include tax and gratuity. It would not be unheard of to have guests contribute $300/night or more for their accommodations, since meals are included. If you recouped $300/night per cabin (there’s 13), that would be $7,800 off (you could add on tax for each cabin to bring it up higher than that). That brings you somewhere in the neighborhood of $37,000 for the wedding (minus, of course, flowers and photographers, etc.). It’s expensive, but it’s not astronomical considering every meal is paid for and you basically have an entire luxury resort to yourselves. And more power to you if you have the budget to cover the guests! If that’s the case, can I come to your wedding?

Our Rating

8 Amenities/What’s Included

7 Convenient for Grandma

9 Layout

9 Location

10 Overall Charm

8 Venue Value

WGM Rating

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