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Dunton Hot Springs unveils Chuck’s Cabin, a 130-year-old cabin now available as guest accommodation

  • The newly restored Chuck’s Cabin at Dunton Hot Springs was originally constructed 130 years ago and sits on the bank of the Dolores River.
  • Guestrooms in Chuck’s Cabin feature rich fabrics and decor that complement the building’s original timber that dates back to the late 1800s.
  • The top floor in Chuck’s Cabin features a spacious King bedroom with a cool blue palette.
  • Bathroom finishes include cork paneling and Texas redstone on the walls.
  • Bathroom finishes include white penny tile flooring.

Meticulously restored and redesigned by the renowned Waldo Works studio, the four-bedroom log cabin is the latest addition to the iconic former ghost town in the Colorado Rockies.

DUNTON, CO – Dunton Hot Springs, the exclusive Relais & Chateaux resort nestled within the San Juan Mountains, unveils Chuck’s Cabin, the latest addition to the property’s collection of luxury accommodations. The meticulously restored and redesigned cabin was previously used as staff housing and sits on the edge of the property, perched overlooking the Dolores River. With its addition, Chuck’s Cabin is the first new guest cabin to join Dunton Hot Springs since its opening in 2001.

Chuck’s Cabin is named after Chuck Roscio – one of three brothers that purchased the town of Dunton in 1918 – who once lived there and served as the town’s bartender. After the mining community deserted Dunton that year, Chuck and his relatives operated the property as a cattle ranch, and later increased their ranch holdings to about 500 acres. Over the decades, it also served as a dude ranch for tourists before being sold and transformed into Dunton Hot Springs.

Though more than 130 years old, Chuck’s Cabin is the newest renovated accommodation on the property, completely reimagined by London-based architecture and interior design studio Waldo Works and locally-based Kimble Construction in Dunton’s signature rustic-chic style. The cabin’s new look remains true to the original structure’s integrity, yet upgraded with luxurious and modern amenities across its four bedrooms and living spaces. Waldo Works ensured each room was infused with its distinct color palette and bespoke furnishings throughout the cabin. Saturated colors, rich finishes, and elevated textiles with a rustic flair create a sophisticated and welcoming aesthetic.

One of the largest accommodations available at Dunton at 1,620 sq ft, the spacious multi-level Chuck’s Cabin is perfect for families or groups of friends and features three floors and a daylight basement. On the main floor, guests enjoy a Queen bedroom accommodation with an en-suite bathroom. On the top floor, a King bedroom features an en-suite bathroom with a luxurious soaking tub, complemented by a spacious rain shower tiled in turquoise blue. The daylight basement offers two bedrooms with bunk beds in each, complete with a large bathroom with a separate tub and shower. The cozy living room offers a wood-burning stove with large windows boasting views of the serene mountain surroundings and the babbling Dolores River.

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