Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is included in the price?

A: Our rates include all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and beverages (excluding fine liquors and wines on our reserve list). Use of the hot springs, library, mountain bikes, wifi, telephone calls and laundry are also included.

Q: What is served at the bar?

A: Most premium liquors, beers and wines are served. We have a Reserve List with fine wines and spirits, and these are charged extra.

Q: Are there choices at dinner?

A: Our chefs prepare the menus daily, based on what they find that is in season and of the best quality, and based on our guest’s dietary requirements. We are happy and able to accommodate most dietary requirements you have.

Q: How many people can you accommodate?

A: We can sleep a maximum of 44 guests at Dunton, and that would be with every space in every bed occupied. Our cabins range in size from 1 to 5 bedrooms.

Q: Are the cabins heated?

A: Yes, all our cabins are heated. Some of the cabins have wood burning stoves. The stoves are not the source of heat, they are an additional amenity within the cabin.

Q: Where's Dunton located, how do I get to you?

A: We are in the Southwest corner of Colorado in between Cortez and Telluride. We have four airports close to us: Cortez (CEZ), Durango (DRO), Telluride (TEX) and Montrose (MTJ). We are a 7 hour drive from Denver. Please do not use your GPS when driving to Dunton. Rather use our map or call us and we will email you specific directions from wherever you are coming from.

Q: What is there for kids to do, especially for the youngest ones?

A: There is a lot to do here at Dunton for ALL ages. We are in a very safe area, so children can literally run around freely. We have different lawn games setup outside during the summer, and board games inside. We can arrange nature walks, and games throughout the town and customize the experience for each and every family.

Q: How much land is Dunton on?

A: The town of Dunton sits on 200 acres of land, but as a whole Dunton owns 1,600 acres of land within this valley allowing us around 8 miles of private fishing water on the West Fork of the Dolores.

Q: Are there poisonous snakes there?

A: No there are not. Due to our elevation (8,850 ft) we are too high for rattle snakes. We do however have some garden snakes, but these are HARMLESS.

Q: Does the staff live here year round?

A: Yes, most of our employees live here year round. Some of our maintenance crew and housekeepers live in town. There is always a manager on call during the night should there be any problems.

Q: Will we see any wild animals when there, and if so should we be worried?

A: You will see wild animals, but you should not be worried. Please remember though that we are in the animals territory, so we should be respectful of them and if we see them we should leave them alone. Some wild animals you may see when at Dunton are : Bald Eagle, Elk, Deer, Moose, Black Bear, Coyote, Fox, Lynx and Beavers.