304 S. Lena
Ridgway, CO 81432

Contact: Patsy Young
Toll Free Phone Number: 1-800-633-5868
Office Phone: 970-626-2260
Fax: 970-626-3715
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Website: Chipeta Solar Springs Resort


This adobe-style Colorado Resort & Spa, provides luxury boutique hotel lodging with private hot tubs & patios, solar heated Hot Pools, Spa, Yoga & Fitness center, steam room, and sauna.

The “Great Room” with our 2 story plant filled Solarium makes for a cozy spot to relax after a day of adventure in the mountains. A crackling wood fire, sipping hot tea, a Chipeta chocolate chip cookie, a good book, or conversation about the day’s adventures just might be the perfect ending to a perfect day! Our Resort is named in honor of Chipeta, the wife of the great Ute Indian leader, Chief Ouray. The Utes once inhabited this valley of healing hot springs. Orvis Hot Springs & Ouray Hot Springs are available for your soaking pleasure.

Two National Parks are in close proximity to Ridgway and the Chipeta Sun Lodge – Mesa Verde National Park and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison are an easy day trip.

The Chipeta Resort is noted for its “Romantic Getaways”, as all of the rooms are different in size, layout and interior decoration- many of our rooms have fireplaces, jetted bathroom tubs with steam enclosures and some with their own hot tubs on private balconies.

The Four Corners Cafe offers delicious Southwestern inspired healthy fare in a fine dining experience, also enjoy the Roof Top Deck Bar with spectacular views.

Services & Amenities:

ACCOMMODATIONS – Chipeta Sun Lodge has a wide variety of accommodations at our Boutique Colorado Resort featuring 25 unique lodge rooms. Chipeta Sun Lodge is a great alternative to the hotels near Telluride and hotels near Ouray, CO.

WEDDINGS & HONEYMOON – In the Heart of the San Juan Mountains, tucked away in Southwestern Colorado, where each and every turn creates a magical memory!

SPA, YOGA, & FITNESS – Inspired by the Ute Indians who inhabited this valley of healing hot springs and pristine mountains, we’ve combined the natural elements of earth, air, fire, and water and created a Resort Retreat in the Colorado Rockies for your pleasure and personal growth.

CONFERENCE KIVA – The interesting Southwestern-style architecture of the lodge and Kiva meeting room, combined with comfortable, beautifully decorated rooms & suites, unique amenities and prime location for activities and adventures make for an inspiring, creativity enhancing and unforgettable experience!

The Circular Kiva Event room offers an architecturally stunning environment of naturally lit meeting space. The large panoramic windows offering spectacular views of the dramatic mountain peaks surrounding this valley and state of the art technology provide an ideal space for your successful meeting or event The Solarium and Great Room in the main Lodge can be used as break-out rooms or offer a cozy spot to relax and re-hash the days adventures.

Our chefs create fine dining at the on-site restaurant, Four Corners Cafe, will create delicious breakfasts and dinners for your group, custom created based on your groups desires, tastes and budget. the Restaurant can be reserved for your private group dinner, or your group may simply enjoy the spectacular roof-top bar and dinning area for afternoon cocktails and appetizers. At the Chipeta Sun Lodge & Spa the options are many!

FOUR CORNERS CAFE – Our Four Corners Cafe offers delicious, Southwestern inspired healthy fare in a fine dining experience. Fresh, local, and organic is the theme for both our cuisine and wines. Enjoy the Roof top Deck Skybar with spectacular views. Every summer we have live entertainment Wednesday and Friday nights with an entertaining range of singer/songwriters and local bands. Four Corners Cafe was recently voted one of the Top Dining Destinations in Southwest Colorado! Come experience fine dining with amazing views of the valley and surrounding mountains.

ORVIS HOT SPRINGS is a clothing optional natural hot springs resort that does not heat or treat their water in any way. They offer seven soaking areas that range in temperature from 98-112 degrees. Four of their soaking areas are outside where you can enjoy the gorgeous Colorado sun and the star filled evening sky. They also offer an indoor pool and two private tubs which are great for getting out of the sun or inclement weather. At Orvis Hot Springs, you will find that their natural lithium water will allow you to rest, relax and feel rejuvenated when you leave.

About Us:

Voted one of “COLORADO’S TOP 10 INNS” and is a “CERTIFIED GREEN HOTEL” with a unique Santa Fe style adobe architecture, featuring boutique decorator rooms, and active / passive solar heating of its buildings and HOT SOAKING POOLS. The Chipeta resort is centrally located in Ridgway, Colorado, which is the starting point of the National Scenic Byway, “The San Juan Skyway”. Many of Southwest Colorado’s attractions are a short drive from the Chipeta, such as Telluride, Silverton, Ouray, Ridgway Reservoir, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Mesa Verde National Park. Telluride and the Chipeta Resort are your headquarters for numerous winter sports activities, such as skiing, snowboarding, nordic skiing, heli-skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, sleigh rides, ice climbing and ice skating. as well as the many festivals and activities in spring, summer, and fall.

The Chipeta is an “ELITE RETREAT”, where you will be treated to luxurious boutique rooms, a Great Room with fireplace that is a two story botanical garden, an on-site award winning Spa with massage therapy and yoga, a complete Fitness Center, solar heated Thermal Pools to swim or soak in, and an attentive staff that will make your visit most memorable. Be sure to try Chipeta’s signature homemade granola with natural yogurt at our continental breakfast each morning. The Chipeta Resort is located in Ridgway, a quaint mountain village in the beautiful Uncompahgre Valley, which was made famous as the filming site for the movie, “True Grit”.

Travel Region: Mountains & Mesas

Colorado Byway: San Juan Skyway

Category: Lodging