Chipeta Solar Springs Resort

Two- or Three-Night Stay with Optional Meals and Massages at Chipeta Solar Springs Resort in Ridgway, CO

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Luxurious 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 backdrop amid the San Juan Mountains in a tiny town called Ridgway, where bighorn sheep, deer, and elk roam the green fields south of town. At Chipeta Solar Springs Resort, you can see some of the film's iconic vistas from the resort’s 102-acre property, which is dotted with adobe-style lodges.

Each lodge exudes southwestern style through its rough adobe walls, tiled baths, and knotted-wood furnishings. Some lodgings overlook the property’s solarium, while the Loghill and Mears rooms feature private covered porches looking toward the mountains. For the best view, head to the rooftop of the Four Corners Café, an onsite restaurant manned by chef Adrian Musgrove, who recently won the Master Chef competition at the annual Taste of Ouray. If you’re undecided on what to choose from Four Corners' menu, Chipeta Solar Springs general manager Roger Gardner recommends chef Adrian’s Cajun shrimp, followed up by a signature mojito at Skybar.

The resort's spa provides massage treatments with herbal oils, marble stones, and other natural elements. Just as soothing and earthy are Chipeta's saltwater thermal pools, which are heated by solar panels. And inside the solarium, you can enjoy an aromatic tea while sitting in a two-story room 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. At nearby Ridgway State Park, outdoor enthusiasts fish for rainbow trout or hike along 14 miles of mountain trails bordered by summer’s blooming cacti. Keep an eye out for native wildlife; you might spot coyotes, elk, or mountain lions throughout the park.

The Telluride Ski Resort lies about an hour to the south. Although the resort is most popular in the winter, the summer and fall reveals entirely different colors of the mountain. Visitors during these seasons enjoy ATV riding, biking, and camping. The resort also hosts the Telluride Golf Course at 9,000 feet above sea level, which means less resistance to shots and longer drives.

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

What You Get

Stay for two adults in a standard room with access to all thermal pools and fitness center; up to two kids 12 or younger stay free

Two-night stay

  • Option 1: $193, Sunday–Wednesday arrival (a $386 value)
  • Option 2: $229, Thursday–Saturday arrival (a $386 value)

Book by: 9/28/12
Travel by: 12/20/12

Two-night stay with daily breakfast and dinner, and two massages

  • Option 3: $345, Sunday–Wednesday arrival (a $696 value)
  • Option 4: $417, Thursday–Saturday arrival (a $696 value)

Three-night stay with daily breakfast and dinner, and three massages

  • Option 5: $499, Sunday–Tuesday arrival (a $1,044 value)
  • Option 6: $625, Wednesday–Saturday arrival (a $1,044 value)

Book by: 9/28/12
Travel by: 11/1/12

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


  • Two-story botanical garden
  • Solar-heated thermal pool
  • 105-degree soaking pool
  • Steam room and sauna
  • Onsite spa
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant and rooftop Skybar
  • Kiva conference center
  • Activities desk
  • Guest laundry

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 9/28/12 or promo value expires
  • For options 1-2, must complete travel by 12/20/12; for options 3-6, must complete travel by 11/1/12
  • Not valid 8/17-18, 8/24-25 or 9/26-29
  • Limit 6 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts
  • Limit 3 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 48-hour cancellation required or fee of $20 applies
  • 24-hour cancellation required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • CC required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • $7 daily resort fee and 8.5% tax not included

Other Details

Room Details

Standard Room

  • One queen bed, or one queen and one double bed
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $15 per night for guests 13 or older; no charge for guests 12 or younger

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Resort fee includes: parking, WiFi, and gratuities
  • Parking: included in resort fee
  • Rollaways: available for no additional charge
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets may be added for $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)
  • By shuttle: $30 one-way from MTJ

Traveler's Tips

  • If you’re looking to travel on a specific date, you can call 1-800-633-5868 to check availability before you buy.
  • You can book private yoga sessions, and there also are free classes on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Customer Reviews

It was so cute and unique. The food was also amazing!
Lindsay A. · November 18, 2012
The employees are great! Also, it is nice and quiet and the restaurant is nice.
Lisa T. · November 13, 2012
Merchant replied
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I do apologize that you found your particular unit's bathroom uncomfortable. The great news is that this particular style bathroom is not in every unit; infact only three units out of our twenty five unit boutique resort has this style of water closet. If you decide to book with us again please make sure to specify this concern with your reservation agent. Cheers!
Merchant replied · November 20, 2012
Great location. Very accessible to some beautiful country.
Susan M. · November 1, 2012
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