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Dunton Destinations Unveils Sustainability Initiative

Dunton Destinations, a collection of three award-winning luxury properties in the Colorado Rockies, has implemented a robust on-property sustainability program incorporating renewable energy, composting, waste reduction and community outreach.

At each of Dunton Destinations’ Colorado properties – Dunton Hot Springs, the 19th-century ghost mining town turned luxury resort in the San Juan Mountains; Dunton River Camp, the luxury tented camp just four miles downriver from the hot springs; and Dunton Town House, the renovated inn in downtown Telluride – all electricity used is generated from 100% renewable energy. 

This spring, the Dunton team also began separating all paper waste and using it for fire-starting and composting – saving six cubic feet of paper from landfills per week. Additionally, the kitchen teams at all Dunton Destinations properties now make all their own yogurt, cottage cheese and cream cheese in-house, thereby eliminating 70% of its intake of #5 plastics in the form of dairy containers. The whey extracted from the in-house cheese-making process (along with all other organic waste) at Dunton properties is then taken to Bountiful Ridge Farm, where it is fed to chickens as an organic supplement to their diet; and Dunton then sources its meat and eggs from the farm for its kitchens, completing the sustainable full-circle relationship between the farm and the hotels. And the composting program at Dunton Hot Springs will soon be complete, with two in-ground composting troughs that will hold 20 cubic feet of organic waste and cardboard.

The sustainability initiatives at Dunton Destinations also extend to the guest experience, with resort guests now invited to partake in craft work throughout the properties and encouraged to become more involved in the kitchens, including Dunton Hot Springs’ new whole animal butchering demonstrations. Over the course of the year, the properties will also begin integrating candle-making, bar-craft, composting and cheese-making into the guest experience. All candles are made in-house at Dunton, using therapeutic essential oils and sustainably sourced vegetable wax. 

As part of its community outreach initiatives, Dunton has re-initiated its relationship with The Bridge, the homeless shelter located in Cortez and the only all-accessible homeless shelter in the southwest corner of Colorado. Each month, Dunton staff members participate in two volunteer nights each, serving food to guests of the shelter. 

Dunton Life Introduces Brand-New Winter Activities

 Dunton Hot Springs, the iconic 19th-century ghost mining town turned luxury resort in the Colorado Rockies, has introduced a brand-new winter activities program for the 2018/2019 ski season.

Guests at Dunton can choose from a selection of guided outdoor adventures this winter, which are now included in the nightly rates. For the non-skier looking for a great workout, Dunton offers snowshoeing, the perfect way to explore the more than 1,600 acres of private snowy wilderness area of the San Juan Mountains, to which Dunton Hot Springs is home. At Dunton River Camp, the summer-only tented camp just four miles down river from Dunton Hot Springs, guests can now explore this area in wintertime with the new Winter Wonderland experience, featuring a day of cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating and horse-drawn sleigh rides pulled by the resort’s beautiful Percheron horses, with time to relax by the fire with a hot beverage in the farmhouse.  And for guests seeking a more “elevated” experience, Dunton can take them out on a Nordic Ski Adventure on the High Meadows, which starts with an exciting Snow Cat ride up to 10,000 feet for an exhilarating day of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

The winter experience at Dunton also offers the option to book a wealth of private, a la carte activities, from snowmobiling and ice climbing to heli-skiing and backcountry skiing. And for a more intimate evening for couples, Dunton now offers a Sleigh Ride & Dine experience, which takes guests out as the sun sets on a private sleigh ride, followed by dinner for two in the original 19th-century farmhouse at Dunton River Camp, capped off with a bonfire and cocktails under the stars.
A winter stay at Dunton Hot Springs can also be paired with a stay at Dunton Town House, the collection’s five-bedroom luxury inn in Telluride, which was just named #1 on the “Top Hotels in Colorado” list and #4 on “The Best Hotels in the U.S.” list in the 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards from Condé Nast Traveler magazine. Guests who book a wintertime stay of at least two nights at both Dunton Hot Springs and Dunton Town House (and at least two of the properties, including Dunton River Camp, in summertime) will receive a 15% discount off their entire stay.
For more information or to book a stay at Dunton this winter, visit: www.duntonhotsprings.com.

SAMMY CARTER #MCM

Sammy Carter is a professional baseball player from Los Angeles. Humble and laidback off the field. Energetic and aggressive on the field

This year Carter was a significant contributor to The Buenos Aires Shankees, who went undefeated. 

Carter is currently playing in the Empire League in New York, where he is on the hunt for yet another championship.

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