Dunton Hot Springs (Dolores, CO)
The 19th-century gold and silver miners who built – and later abandoned – this 800-acre cabin community nestled at just under 9,000 feet in the San Juan Mountains had it good: 103-degree mineral springs, trout fishing, classic Rocky Mountain views. And nothing’s changed: German hotelier Christoph Henkel restored this ghost town in the ’90s, retrofitting the 12 hand-hewn cabins with old rifles and buckskin bedspreads and turning the old saloon into a place where guests – never more than 44 – enjoy free-range local lamb and wine around a communal dining table.
More information: Rent a cabin or luxury tent with meals included [from $350 a person]; or rent the entire town [$19,000; duntonhotsprings.com].
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