Antero Hot Springs Cabins - Private Soaking Pools

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Hortense Cabin hot springs pool under a canopy at Antero Hot Springs Cabins in the Buena Vista Area, Colorado.
Hortense Hot Springs Cabin - Private Soaking Pool Along the Creek - Colorado's Relaxation Destination
Private hot springs soaking pool in the winter at Antero Hot Springs Cabins in the Buena Vista Area, Colorado.
Spring-Fed Hot Spring Pool - NO Sulfur Smell - All Season Chalets - Private Soaking Pool on Patio

Legendary Colorado Relaxation Destination In Nathrop

In the heart of the Colorado's Fourteener Region, these historic creekside cabins were built in the early 1900s, and completely renovated in June 2004. Stay in a vacation cabin in the mountains with a private hot spring pool!

Antero Hot Springs' unique location between Mt Antero and Mt Princeton feels remote and exotic. Natural wetlands and a rushing creek surround the property. Big Horn Sheep and Mountain Goats can be seen on the nearby cliffs, while Deer and Elk regularly frequent the property.

WORLD-CLASS OUTDOOR RECREATION: Fishing, mountain biking, skiing and hiking are right outside your door. Add wildlife watching year round and the amazing transformation of aspen green to rocky mountain gold in the fall; there is always a good reason to vacation at ANTERO HOT SPRINGS CABINS. Recreation is Buena Vista's middle name!


Inside view of Hortense Cabin with queen bed at Antero Hot Springs Cabins in Buena Vista, Colorado.
Historic Creekside Destination - All Season Cabins - Large Fireplace with Woodstove - Queen Beds - Non-Smoking - WiFi
Antero Hot Springs Cabin with mountain bikes out front located in the Buena Vista Area, Colorado.
Whipple Mountain Bike Trail Follows Historic 'Hack Road' - the Midland Railroad Tracks Used From 1887-1918 - Family Ride

ANTERO HOT SPRINGS CABINS: Each cabin has a hand-shaped private hot spring pool just outside your door. These large soaking pools are fed by the natural hot spring water on property. The water temperature varies from 102-112 degrees; each pool has a cold water valve to moderate the temperature. The mineral-rich water is incredibly rejuvenating and will soothe all those aches and pains and leave you very refreshed and inspired. The hot spring water is rich in minerals with NO smell!

The sinks and showers in the cabins provide natural hot spring water 24 hours a day.

Three Vacation Cabins Have a Private Hot Spring Pool

Leave all the computers at home and escape to a place of relaxation and creation. Our cabins do not have WiFi and only Chalk Cliff Chalet has a TV.

Hortense Hot Springs Cabin - STR#025697

HISTORIC LOG CABIN: This rustic, creekside cabin will take you back in time, and is perfectly located for access to the Arkansas River Valley. Hortense is named after Hortense Hot Spring, just up the canyon from us -- the hottest natural spring in the state. Hortense has 3 bedrooms, a sitting porch, great room and fully equipped kitchens with original wood floors throughout. It is a quiet, peaceful and magical setting.

Cottonwood Hot Springs Cabin - STR#025696

MAGICAL CHARM: This is a 2 level cabin that has a staircase that connects the upstairs living room and bedroom to the downstairs kitchen, bath and bedroom. The kitchen and lower bedroom sit on a meadow for great wildlife viewing! The primary cabin used to be the old Cottonwood Lakes post office at the turn of the century. It was moved (by horse train) to its current location in the 1920s. The addition was built on site, as was the quartz fireplace. The aging owner, Alma Cowgill, hand-built the cabin's fireplace. Sleeps: 4 people.

Chalk Cliffs Hot Springs Chalet - STR#007290

SPACIOUS MOUNTAIN CHALET: The home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and sleeps 10 people in comfort. Other amenities include: a fully equipped kitchen, wood fireplace, patio with BBQ grill and a big screen TV. Fish out your backdoor in Chalk Creek or take a ride on your mountain bike into the adjacent national forest.

The impressive Collegiate Range, lies to the West and abounds with hiking, mountain biking, ATVing and snowmobiling trails, and is riddled with ghost towns abandoned by gold miners.


Unbelievable! We have been to every hot spring in the state, possible every one in the West, and this is the best of all! Crystal clear hot water and a private mountain cabin . . . tranquillity!

- Rose, Manitou


LOCATION: We are minutes from Buena Vista and 20 minutes from Salida in Nathrop, Colorado just off the Collegiate Peaks Scenic Byway. ANTERO HOT SPRINGS CABINS are a 4 hour drive: northeast of Durango; southeast of Grand Junction, southwest of Fort Collins in Colorado; and, due south of Santa Fe, New Mexico. They are 4-1/2 hours from Cheyenne and 5 hours from Rawlins both in Wyoming. While it will take about 2 hours to drive northwest of Colorado Springs and 2-1/2 hours southwest of Denver to reach your vacation destination.


  • Nightly Lodging Rates On-Season: Starting at $350 for two adults; additional adults are $30 per night. Book your reservation today. Summer and winter fill early.
  • Multi-Night Stay Required: Seasonally, visit out website for details.


  • Lodging Open Dates: All Year

Accommodation Description

  • About Smoking: All non-smoking units.
  • Cabins/Cottages with Cooking Facilities: 3
  • Air Conditioning: None.
  • Units with Queen Beds: All units.
  • Units with a Private Outdoor Hot Tub: 3
  • Units with Wood Fireplaces: 3
  • Units with Gas/Electric-Log Fireplaces: 2
  • Units with a Washer and Dryer: 1

Technology In Units

  • Internet Access in Units: All units.
  • Internet Access at No Additional Fee: Through Wi-Fi wireless.


  • Elevation: 8000 feet above sea level.
  • Region: Buena Vista Area - South Central, Colorado
  • Location: Close to Town.
  • Setting: Mountain views. Waterfront setting along a river, stream or creek. Forested. Smoke-Free Environment (inside & out).
  • BBQ Grills (individual use): Yes
  • On-Property in Central Area for Guests to Use: Fully equipped kitchen with pots, pans, dishes and serving utensils. Outdoor Hot Tub. Wood Fireplace. Wood Stove. Gas OR Electric-Log Fireplace.
  • Credit Cards: Visa Card. MasterCard.

Pet Policies

  • Pets in Lodging: Sorry, NO pets are allowed in rental units.

Technology For Guests To Use In a Common Area

  • Phone: In private rental units.


    Primarily Year Round Activities

    • National Forests & BLM Lands: On site.
    • State Parks: 5 minutes drive.
    • Designated Historic District, Site or Plaza: 10 minutes drive.
    • Ghost Town: 10 minutes drive.
    • Designated Scenic/Historic Byway: 25 minutes drive to the scenic byway.
    • Designated Hiking Trails: 3 minutes drive to trailhead.
    • Museum: 10 minutes drive.
    • Hot Mineral Springs: On site.
    • Family Hot Mineral Springs Pool: On-site.
    • Private Use Hot Mineral Springs Pool: On-site.
    • Golf Course: 20 minutes drive.
    • Hot Air Balloon Rides: 10 minutes drive.
    • Movie Theater: 20 minutes drive.
    • Art Gallery: 10 minutes drive.
    • Restaurant(s): Walking distance.
    • Wine Tours OR Tasting: 20 minutes drive.

    Primarily Summer Activities

    • Outdoor Swimming Pool: Walking distance.
    • Stocked Fishing Pond: 5 minutes drive.
    • Fishing in River, Stream or Creek: On site.
    • Fishing in Lake, Reservoir or Pond: 5 minutes drive.
    • Guided Fishing Trips (Licensed): Wade Fishing. Float Fishing. Lake Fishing.
    • Fishing Tackle Sold: Walking Distance (within 1 block).
    • Fly Shop: 10 minutes drive.
    • Paddle Shop: 10 minutes drive.
    • Whitewater Rafting Office/Pickup point: 10 minutes drive.
    • Kayaking Rentals: 10 minutes drive.
    • Designated Whitewater Park (Kayak, Canoe): 15 minutes drive.
    • Horseback Trail Rides (Guided): 5 minutes drive.
    • Horse Rides with a Wrangler (Open Range): 5 minutes drive.
    • Horse Riding Lessons: 15 minutes drive.
    • Jeep Trails: 5 minute drive. (off road, back country, 4WD, Jeep, or jeeping).
    • Jeep Rentals: 10 minutes drive. (off road, back country, 4WD, Jeep, or jeeping).
    • Jeep Tours: 10 minute drive (off road, back country, 4WD, Jeep, or jeeping).
    • 4-Wheel Drive Sales & Services: 10 minutes drive. (off road, back country, 4WD, Jeep, or jeeping).
    • ATV (All Terrain Vehicles) and/or Dirt Bike Trails: 5 minute drive.
    • ATV (All Terrain Vehicles) and/or Dirt Bike Rentals: 10 minute drive.
    • ATV (All Terrain Vehicles) and/or Dirt Bike Tours: 10 minute drive.
    • ATV Sales & Services: 10 minutes drive.
    • Tourist Train Rides: 45 minutes drive.
    • Mine Tours: 10 minutes drive.
    • Historic/Cultural Tours: 10 minute drive.
    • Mountain Bike Trails: Trails start on site.
    • Bike Path: 10 minutes drive.
    • Bicycle Shop: 10 minutes drive.
    • Waterfall Trails: 10 minutes drive to trailhead.
    • Cowboy Supper & Show: 5 minutes drive.
    • Mini Golf: 20 minutes drive.
    • Chairlift/Gondola/Tram Rides: 30 minutes drive.


    • Hunting in Area: 15 minutes drive.
    • Colorado Hunting Units/Areas: 48, 49, 481

    Winter Activities

    • Downhill/Snowboarding Ski Area: 40 minutes drive.
    • Cross Country Skiing Trails: 5 minutes drive to trailhead.
    • Snowshoe Trails: 5 minutes drive to trailhead.
    • Ice Fishing: 30 minutes drive.
    • Snowmobile Trails: 10 minutes drive to trailhead.
    • Snowmobile Rentals: 10 minutes drive.
    • Snowmobile Tours: 10 minutes drive.
    • Snowmobile Sales & Services: 10 minutes drive.
    • Sleigh Rides: 30 minutes drive.

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