Event planners who are seeking to create a truly out of the ordinary experience for corporate groups need look no further than Dunton Hot Springs, near Telluride, Colorado. Corporate groups can take over a a fully restored ghost town, which has the feel of the wild west in a mountain valley and is reminiscent of what one would expect to find in the Alps.
It's a picturesque setting with hot springs, lakes, rivers, a waterfall, and meadows against the backdrop of Aspen's mountain peaks that soar to 14,000 square feet.
Dunton, Colorado was first settled in 1885 as a mining town. Due to the rapid growth of the Emma mine nearby, the town's population grew to about 300 in 1905. After the boom created by the scramble for gold ore, the population of the town dwindled and it was deserted by 1918. A series of private owners operated the town as a cattle ranch and, in the 1980s, a dude ranch. The town was eventually purchased by the present owners, fully renovated and re-named Dunton Hot Springs. It can be privatized for corporate events.
Activities include horse riding, mountain biking, rafting, rock climbing, and fly fishing in the summer and snow shoeing and heli-skiing in the winter. Desert excursions are available.
Dunton Hot Springs has a number of fully restored historical buildings including a dance hall with a capacity of 42, saloon and the Pony Express that now serves as a boardroom for 12. There is a full service spa for guests to unwind and relax.
Accommodation is provided in 13 individually handcrafted wood cabins with unique decor.
Dutton Hot Springs can accommodate 22 guests single occupancy in the winter and 30 guests when Cresto Ranch, a river camp for glamping, is open during the summer.
The Potter's House, pictured above, has overnight accommodation (5 single occupancy, 10 double occupancy) as well as enough meeting and dining space for a small executive retreat.
For more information, consult the Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado profile on the Cvent Supplier Network