Aside from dramatic scenery, Chipeta Solar Spring Resort’s allure is in its location. Midway between Montrose Airport and Telluride Ski Resort on the scenic San Juan Skyway, the historic railhead center unfolds to a dramatic panorama of the Rockies’ highest concentration of 14,000-foot peaks.
Ridgway’s Old West charm, galleries, eateries, brewpub and culture mesh with a thriving natural wonderland for those addicted to The Great Outdoors. This perfectly positioned base camp is 15 minutes from the Ouray Ice Park climbing venue and San Juan Hut System for extreme backpacking. Wildlife also runs amok, with bald eagles soaring as high as your spirit.
For downhill ski thrills, Ridgway is only 45 minutes from Telluride’s white-blanketed slopes, where a free gondola transports you on a vista-packed ride from downtown to the heart of Mountain Village. Chipeta offers Packages that include discount lift tickets to the famous ski haven that’s rated #4 in SKI Magazine’s 2015 Top-Ranked Western Ski Resorts.
As the snow melts, winter sports transition to summer season rafting and kayaking along the Uncompahgre River, hiking and mountain biking along the interconnected Ridgway Area Trails (RAT). Just three miles from Chipeta Resort, Ridgway State Park Reservoir adds to aqua action with trout fishing, water skiing, windsurfing, boating and lounging on a sun-drenched beach.
Summer also takes a cultural tone with the Ridgway Concert Series, Ridgway Moon Walk, and Telluride’s Jazz Celebration, Mountain film fest, Bluegrass Festival and Film Festival.
Other area altitude with attitude options include basking in healing hot springs at Ouray and Orvis, or day tripping to marvel at Black Canyon of Gunnison’s craggy spires and Mesa Verde National Park’s archaeological ruins.
Chipeta Solar Springs Resort & Spa, Colorado accommodations features 33 unique and classically appointed Southwest Adobe King or Queen guest rooms, Luxury Studio Suites and Spa Suites. Most rooms feature a gas fireplace, granite wet bar, refrigerator and deck with hot tub.
Luxury Locha Suites, One-bedroom and two-bedroom Spa Suites include a fully equipped kitchenette, deck with hot tub and seating.
Immerse yourself in the full-service spa, including co-ed changing rooms, a dry cedar sauna and steam room with treatments, complimentary scheduled yoga classes and two outdoor courtyard solar heated pools.
The two-story Solarium Great Room is a sun-infused haven where you can unwind. Reminisce about the day over a glass of wine near the crackling wood fire.
A private T Lazy P Ti Pi courtyard provides a separate area for smokers to enjoy.
Select pet-friendly rooms are available.
For more information, visit chipeta.com.