Chipeta Solar Springs Resort - Ridgway, CO

Two- or Three-Night Stay with Breakfast and Optional Telluride Tickets at Chipeta Solar Springs Resort in Ridgway, CO

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Intimate Adobe Lodgings in San Juan Mountains

The Hollywood producers behind the 1962 epic film How the West Was Won needed a shooting location that would do justice to the film's huge budget and star-studded cast. They found a stunning setting amid the San Juan Mountains in a tiny town called Ridgway, where bighorn sheep, deer, and elk roam the fields south of town. You can experience the landscape at Chipeta Solar Springs Resort, a 100-acre development centered around an adobe-style lodge and resort. Located within an hour of the trails at Telluride Ski Resort, Chipeta Solar Springs’ saltwater thermal pools are a welcome sight for those coming back from the slopes.

Each dwelling exudes southwestern style with rough adobe walls, tiled baths, and knotted-wood furnishings. Some lodgings overlook the property’s solarium, and the Loghill and Mears rooms feature private covered porches looking toward the mountains. For the best view, head to Four Corners Cafe, the Southwest-inspired onsite restaurant. If you’re unsure of what to choose from the menu, Chipeta Solar Springs general manager Roger Gardner recommends the peppered pork loin, followed by one of Chipeta's signature cocktails.

The resort's spa provides massage treatments administered with herbal oils, marble stones, and other natural elements. With certain options in this offer, you can choose between credits for massages or lift tickets at the nearby Telluride Ski Resort. After a day on the slopes, stop for a cup of tea in the solarium, a two-story facility teeming with indigenous plants.

Ridgway, Colorado: Old West Town near Telluride Ski Area

Known as the Gateway to the San Juans, Ridgway lies between the Cimarron and San Juan ranges in southwestern Colorado's Uncompahgre Valley. Vestiges of old Ridgway are on display at the Ridgway Railway Museum, which houses a collection of antique rail cars.

Nearby, the renowned Telluride Ski Resort draws downhill skiers intent on slicing through the powder, testing their limits on a vertical drop and enjoying free gondola rides. Condé Nast Traveler readers voted Telluride as the best ski resort in North America in a 2012 poll.

Ten miles south of the hotel is the town of Ouray, where intrepid visitors can scale a public ice-climbing park. In Ouray, historical Victorian buildings house boutiques, art galleries, and studios where artisans blow glass, handcraft metals, and whittle wooden statues with sharp rhetoric.

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What You Get

Stay for two in a standard room with breakfast and thermal-pools and fitness-center access

Valid for check-in 2/12/13–5/22/13:

  • Option 1: $169 for two nights, check in Sunday–Wednesday (up to a $426 value)
  • Option 2: $205 for two nights, check in Thursday–Sunday (up to a $426 value)

Book by: 4/12/13 (Options 1 and 2)

Valid for check-in 2/12/13–4/7/13:

  • Option 3: $319 for two nights with two Telluride lift tickets or two massages (up to a $638 value)
  • Option 4: $499 for three nights with any combination of four Telluride lift tickets or massages (up to a $1,063 value)

Book by 4/3/13 (Options 3 and 4)

Included in all options:

  • Daily breakfast vouchers
  • Thermal-pool passes
  • Fitness-club passes

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Two-story botanical garden
  • Solar-heated thermal pools
  • 105-degree soaking pool
  • Onsite spa
  • Fitness center
  • Year-round restaurant and seasonal rooftop Skybar
  • Kiva conference center
  • Activities desk
  • Guest laundry
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The Fine Print

  • Book by 4/3/13 or 4/12/13 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 2/12/13-5/22/13 or 2/12/13-4/7/13 based on option purchased
  • Limit 4 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $20 fee
  • 48-hour cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Valid for Ouray, Courthouse, Loghill, Mears, Chipeta & True Grit rooms
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 8.5% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

Ouray, Courthouse, Loghill, Mears, and True Grit Rooms

  • Queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Televisions are not available in these rooms

Chipeta Room

  • Queen bed and double bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $15 per night for each additional guest
  • Televisions are not available in this room

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Resort fee includes: parking and wireless Internet
  • Parking: included in resort fee
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets may be added for an additional $35 per stay.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • By plane: 31 miles from Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ); 38 miles from Telluride Regional Airport (TEX), 95 miles from Grand Junction Airport (GJT)
  • By shuttle: $30 one-way from MTJ

Traveler's Tips

  • If you’re looking to travel on a specific date or upgrades, you can call the resort at 1-800-633-5868 to check availability before you buy.
  • You can book private yoga sessions, and there are free classes on Mondays and Saturdays.
  • The included Telluride lift tickets are full-day adult lift tickets; additional adult and children's lift tickets are not included and can be purchased separately at the ski area.

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