Chipeta Solar Springs Resort

Two- or Three-Night Stay with Optional Telluride Lift Tickets and Massage 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 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 for yourself at Chipeta Solar Springs Resort, a 100-acre development centered around Chipeta's adobe style lodge and resort.

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 the rooftop of the 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 flatiron steak, 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 Area. After a day on the slopes, unwind in Chipeta's saltwater thermal pools, which are heated by solar panels, or 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 Area draws downhill skiers intent on slicing through the powder, testing their limits on a vertical drop and enjoying free gondola rides. Ten miles south of the hotel, intrepid visitors scale the town of Ouray's public ice-climbing park. Historical Victorian buildings nearby house boutiques, art galleries, and studios where artisans blow glass, handcraft metals, and whittle wooden statues with sharp rhetoric.

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

What You Get

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

Two nights, valid for check-in 11/27/12–5/15/13

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

Valid for check-in 11/27/12–12/22/12

  • Option 3: $295 for two nights with two Telluride lift tickets or two massages (up to a $586 value)

Valid for check-in 1/6/13–5/15/13 (lift tickets only available until 4/7/13)

  • Option 4: $319 for two nights with two Telluride lift tickets or two massages (up to a $638 value)
  • Option 5: $499 for three nights with four Telluride lift tickets or four massages (up to a $1,063 value)

Included in all options:

  • Daily breakfast vouchers
  • Thermal-pool passes
  • Fitness-club passes
  • 30% discount on dinner and drinks at the restaurant
  • 30% discount on additional massages

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
  • Year-round restaurant and seasonal rooftop Skybar
  • Kiva conference center
  • Activities desk
  • Guest laundry

The Fine Print

  • Book by 12/19/13 or 1/25/13, depending on option purchased, or promotional value expires
  • Travel 11/27/12-5/15/13, 11/27/12-12/22/12 or 1/6/13-5/15/13
  • Not valid 12/31
  • Limit 6/person, may buy 2-3 additional as gifts
  • Limit 3/visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 48-hour cancel notice required or $20 fee applies; cancel day of arrival, fee up to Groupon price applies
  • 18 or older to check in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • Not valid with reward points
  • $7/day resort fee and 8.5% tax not included
  • Lift tickets available until 4/7/13

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 this room

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, you can call Chipeta 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.
  • Included Telluride lift tickets are are full day adult lift tickets; additional adult tickets may be purchased in advance for an additional fee, children's lift tickets are not included and must be purchased separately

Customer Reviews

The intimate, quiet setting, and breath-taking views. The service was great as well.
Christy V. · April 21, 2014
Beautiful location--country quiet
Kathleen D. · May 27, 2013
Great restaurant-----chef meals daily....the included massages were dessert!
Kathleen D. · May 27, 2013
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