Three private cabins with their own hot spring pools lie along Chalk Creek in Nathrop, central Colorado. Surrounded by the Collegiate Peaks of the Sawatch mountain range, two refurbished, early-1900s cabins and a remodeled split-level home are available for rent year-round. Each sunken, outdoor, private pool is made of hand-formed concrete with molded underwater seating, and the 120-degree source water is cooled by adding water from an in-pool valve fed by an onsite cold well. The cabins are named Cottonwood Cabin, Hortense Cabin, and Chalk Cliffs Chalet, and each one has indoor plumbing, a fully equipped kitchen, and accommodates four to ten people, depending on the cabin. Antero Hot Spring Cabins book early and fast so plan ahead and reserve a night, a weekend, or a whole week well in advance.
Recommended season(s): Year-round.
—Susan Joy Paul