Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa is the product of John Hendricks’ vision – that is to create a resort that does not only make for a great relaxation getaway, but also make for a place where people can experience adventure, education and leisure altogether.
John Hendricks, the same founder of the Discovery Channel, immediately got captivated upon stepping foot on Gateway, Colorado in 1995. Though it took him some time before he finally saw the beautiful red rock country his father used to tell him in his childhood, he knew then and there that that is the place where he would settle down.
Wanting to share the same Discovery philosophy to other people, he established a resort that would not only serve as place to relax but also a place where people can explore their curiosity.
Luxury 4 Star Hotel in Western Colorado
Situated in Unaweep Canyon, Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa was built at the convergence of five canyons – probably the only resort that was able to do so. It’s about 44 miles or an hour and a half drive from the Grand Junction International Airport, while it will take a five-hour drive if coming from Denver International Airport.
Built in 2005, this 4-star hotel consists of 72 spacious rooms, each reflecting the area’s Southwestern aesthetics. Guests can pick from the following room types: Casitas, offering over 800 sq. feet of elegant space, has a separate bedroom three of which has two fire places.
Kiva Lodge offers Deluxe, Signature, Premium and Suite categories, some with fireplaces, private patios, balconies and even private spas. Kayenta Lodge on the other hand is being offered in Deluxe, Premium and Signature categories, all sure to have generous spacing, comfortable beds and other fine details that will make an unforgettable stay.
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A full-service onsite spa is also available, and offers pampering treatments such as massages, facial and body treatments, and a hair and nail salon; as well as an onsite gym that offers yoga classes and has a variety of fitness equipment. Both facilities are all state-of-the-art.
There is also an abundance of recreational outdoor activities, such as hiking in the Juanita Arch and Gateway Canyon, shooting sports such as archery and outdoor laser tag, mountain biking through the Colorado bike trails, UTVs, horseback riding and helicopter tours.
The location, together with the mix of indoor and outdoor activities make Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa a real fun, getaway experience. Its distinctive setting makes it a perfect option for everyone wanting to engage in new adventures, learn new things and explore their curiosity.
Gateway Canyons does not fall short in terms of dining options. Entrada offers dishes for the more sophisticated palate. They have a refined wine selection that will make each dining experience truly festive. Paradox Grille offers a more casual and entertaining vibe.
Diners can go upstairs to take delight in their gaming loft. Kiva Café, which opens seasonally, offers a more tranquil atmosphere. They offer specialty coffees, continental breakfasts, and some grab-and-go meals. Cantina offers poolside dining and drinking. Duesey’s Diner lets visitors experience an outdoor dining experience through their vintage food trailer.
Address: 43200 CO-141, Gateway, CO
Rating: 4 star