Chipeta Solar Springs Resort

2-, 3-, or 5-Night Stay with Optional Massage and Bike Rentals 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. Chipeta houses saltwater thermal pools, and access to these therapeutic waters and to a first-class fitness center is included in this deal.

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. Sky Bar, located atop the Four Corners Cafe, offers a 360-degree view of the mountains and often hosts live music with local singers and song writers.

The resort's spa administers massage treatments with herbal oils, marble stones, and other natural elements. Some options in this Getaway include therapeutic massages, and all include bike rentals. Head to the nearby Telluride Resort to take a scenic cross-country ride through mountain highlands.

Ridgway, Colorado: Old West Town near Telluride’s Golf Courses and Hiking Trails

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 is the Telluride Ski Resort, which Condé Nast Traveler readers voted the best ski resort in North America in 2012. Its expert mogul runs and the beginner-friendly 4.6-mile Galloping Goose run are among nearly 130 downhill trails that open in mid December. The area also hosts a number of fall activities. Visitors can go fly-fishing in trickling streams, play golf on high-elevation mountain courses, or hike the renowned fourteeners—peaks that exceed 14,000 feet in height.

Ten miles south of the hotel lies the mountain town of Ouray, home to natural hot springs, waterfalls, and the renowned Million Dollar Highway. This scenic drive—a dramatic ascent with hairpin turns— rewards travelers with dramatic valley views. In town, historical Victorian buildings house open studios where artisans blow glass, handcraft metals, and whittle wooden statues using sharp rhetoric.

What You Get

Stay for two in a standard room with daily thermal-pool and fitness-club passes

  • Option 1: $179 for 2 nights with 1-day bike rental or half off one massage (up to a $426 value)
  • Option 2: $299 for 3 nights with 2-day bike rental and two therapeutic massages (up to an $819 value)
  • Option 3: $459 for 5 nights with 3-day bike rental and three therapeutic massages (up to a $1,325 value)

Policies and Fees

Book by: 11/29/13
Travel by: 12/19/13

  • Blackout dates: not valid 10/25–10/27
  • Cancellation policy & fees: all cancellations subject to $20 fee; 48-hour cancellation notice required or fee up to the Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 8.5% tax not included
  • Additional fees: $7 daily resort fee not included

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


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

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 11/29/13 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 12/19/13
  • Not valid 10/25-10/27
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $20 fee
  • 48-hour cancellation notice required or fee up to the Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18+ to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • Not valid with reward points
  • $7 daily resort fee and 8.5% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

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

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

Chipeta Room

  • One queen bed and one double bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $20 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 WiFi
  • 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: please contact property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
  • 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)

Traveler's Tips

  • If you’re looking to travel on a specific date or if you’d like an upgrade, call the resort at 1-800-633-5868 to check availability before you buy.
  • You can book private yoga sessions or take a group yoga class on Mondays and Fridays.

Customer Reviews

Everything: the experience was relaxing, refreshing, serene. I highly recommend it for the accommodations, hospitality, location, and extras (hello, hot pools!). My husband I will definitely be returning. Chipeta is a true gem!
Erin A. · August 16, 2014
Location. The mountain views are gorgeous, and being surrounded by multiple hot springs is amazing.
Alison S. · January 13, 2014
Quiet location, courteous staff, comfortable accommodations and the hot tub on our balcony was excellent!
Lisa I. · January 5, 2014
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