Waunita Hot Springs is a family owned guest ranch and bed & breakfast, hidden east of Gunnison. Lodging and hot springs are open year round. Day use is available at times, like winter. Other ranch activities include 4×4 trips, hayrides, rafting and horse rides.
Nestled in the heart of the Rockies, the Waunita Hot Springs Ranch is the perfect western getaway for large groups. With stunning location, incredible facilities, marvelous accommodation and wonderful staff, the family-owned is an amazing place to stay.
For swimming there is a long, 35×90 foot pool open year round. The hot springs are private in the summer and open to the public during the winter. It’s kept at 95° F. There is also another hot springs tub kept at 100°F.
- Only open to overnight guests June through September
- Open to the public from October through May.
Year Round Guest Ranch
Just ten miles from the Continental Divide at an elevation of 8,946 ft, guests can indulge in the magnificent mountain landscape, fresh alpine air, a star-filled night sky and a whole lot of western fun.
For family reunions, weddings, group retreats or for that western dream vacation, the ranch is ideal. The establishment operates during the summer, fall and winter. In the summer they rent their lodge to groups of 25 or more. They offer various types of accommodations in the shoulder seasons and winter.
You can stay the night in either the Hillside Lodge or Ranch House. The main floor of the Ranch house contains billiards, dining hall, library and two fire places. The second floor contains the overnight rooms each with private baths. The Hillside Lodge features two sections of four rooms.
Fishing and horseback riding are available throughout the summer, and Waunita’s location puts it between Crested Butte and Monarch for winter skiing.
The accommodations at Waunita Hot Springs makes them a home away from home. Choose to stay at the main ranch house or their Hillside Lodge. Rooms are cozy, beds are comfortable and each have private baths. Extra perks of staying at the Ranch House is waking up to the smell of delicious breakfast, having easy access to the library, billiard room and the dining hall.
They serve great food made of fresh ingredients. Homemade and served family-style, no stomach will be unhappy or hungry at the ranch.
During summer or fall, guests can go horseback riding, mountain bike trail riding, go on RAZR excursions, rafting, fishing, explore amazing places nearby such as the Gunnison Pioneer Museum, get a massage, and bond with the ranch animals.
During the winter, go snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snowshoe hiking in the nearby Pike National Forest, or downhill skiing at Crested Butte. For recreation and relaxation, guests have plenty of games to choose from and the ranch also has a lot really good books to read.
There’s also the hot springs, of course. There is both an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub filled with the hot mineral water from deep within the earth. It’s reserved as a private hot springs for guests only during summer and fall. In winter they allow day use of the springs to the public, in case anybody needs a warm soak.
For weddings, the ranch is a great location specializing in occasions and special events. They can comfortably accommodate over 100 guests outdoors and over 80 indoors. They provide the perfect atmosphere, location, accommodation and service. For special events or a week-long getaway, Waunita Hot Springs Ranch is one of the best destinations.
Address: 8007 County Rd 887, Gunnison, CO
Season: Year round, public day use October-May