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he History of Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort

Mount Princeton Hot Springs were irst frequented by Native Americans. In 1864 the original Bathhouse was constructed and has been in continuous use since. In 1860, a way station, hotel, and freight depot were built near the site of the present hotel to serve freighters traveling over Tincup Pass, bound for the mines of Ashcrot and Aspen; and over the Altman Pass toward Gunnison County. A three-story hotel was built in 1879 by a group of mining men made wealthy with proits from the fantastically productive Mary Murphy Mine. During this time, the Denver, South Park and Paciic Railroad pushed its ribbon of steel up Chalk Creek canyon. he railroad built the famous Alpine Tunnel under Altman Pass, which ultimately ruined the company due to the expense of losing livestock and cargo to avalanches and heavy snow. Even with the railroads arriving, the hotel’s business faltered. New owners acquired the hotel and added a fourth loor and towers that reached more than 100 feet into the sky. At long last, and for a decade thereater, the Mount Princeton Hot Springs Hotel thrived. he railroad deposited guests at the hotel’s own landing near the rear entrance. Dining tables were set with heavy silver and ine china in the hotel’s exclusive pattern. he hotel’s prosperity did not last. he last mine closed in 1924, and the railroad tore up its tracks in 1926. he Great Depression put a lid on the resort’s business–a lid that proved too heavy for its subsequent owner to lit. From 1944 to 1960, the George C. Roche, Jr. family utilized the hot spring water and kept the bathhouse, pool, and pit baths open. In 1960, Dennis Osborn of Houston, Texas, built a new pool, a 20-room motel and recreational building on the site. In 1965, a lower lodge and dining room were created of native rock and batten board lumber on the old foundation of the Mount Princeton Hot Springs Hotel. In 1987, Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort was purchased by a partnership from the Houston area. Today Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort is embarking on a new chapter in its long history. In 2006, the Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort was purchased by its current owners, who undertook a massive renovation and expansion of this historic property. Rooms were beautifully renovated, stunning log cabins were built by the creek, and deferred maintenance issues were meticulously addressed. he same “Old West” Colorado “can do” attitude still prevails in our attentive staf and management, who await the opportunity to share with you the natural beauty and unmatched recreational opportunities aforded by the newly-modernized Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort. INT’L: 0 0+1+719-395-2447 • 1 [888] 395-7799 •


Whether you are getting away for a weekend or a few weeks, Mount Princeton ofers innumerable opportunities to rest and enjoy breathtaking views and peaceful sleep. Luxury Cabins

Commune with nature while enjoying posh accommodations. Choose from one or two bedroom cabins; all cabins include a sleeping lot with two luxurious queen size beds as well as a convenient pull-out sleeper sofa in the living room. All cabins are equipped with gas ireplaces and spacious views.

Clifside Rooms

A large room with vaulted ceilings featuring two queen size beds or one king size bed. All rooms open up to a patio with mountain views.

Lodge Rooms

Choice of either queen or king size bed. Cozy room with close proximity to the hot springs and nearby access to resort amenities.

Hillside Rooms

Choice of either queen or king size bed, some with a pull out sleeper sofa. Excellent view of the surrounding mountains, with close proximity to family pool area with water slide.

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Find yourself in the warmth and peaceful relaxation of our creekside massage rooms. Professional and personable, our massage therapists have a git for making you feel comfortable and a knack for relaxing your body’s hidden tensions. Amenities include a quiet relaxation room, ire place in lobby, and fresh juice or tea from the juice bar. Co-ed steam and sauna, private steam room in each locker room allow guests to recharge and relax. Experience true relaxation like you’ve never experienced before-pairing your spa service with the hot springs. Services range from manicures to hot stone massage. Many guests enjoy the all natural sugar scrub. Specialists in medicinal massage and oriental body work; they are highly skilled in cranial massage, myofascial release, and relexology.



Regardless of your skin condition or sensitivity, the Spa at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort ofers facials featuring Éminence skin care products. Éminence is the irst skin care line to ofer a complete collection made with Biodynamic® ingredients, the purest, most nutrient-rich Mother Nature has to ofer. he club ofers numerous classes and is designed to provide health and wellness options for body and mind. Classes include Aqua Cardio, PiYo, Restorative Yoga, Spin, Water Yoga and Yoga Play. Our top class at the club is Water Yoga. Only at Mount Princeton are you able to do yoga while immersed in the rejuvenating hot springs. he class encompasses traditional yoga poses and includes stretching and toning with water resistance. he club ofers a large collection of weight and cardio equipment for guest use.

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he heart of Mt. Princeton is our geothermal springs. he water is crystal clear and odorless. hese springs feed our ive pristine pools, complete with a water slide, averaging 95 degrees in temperature. Guests may also lounge in our natural creek side pools. Hot Springs Soaking Pool

he Soaking Pools reach around 105 degrees and are surrounded by a serene setting of Colorado beauty.

Exercise Pool

he Exercise Pool, just outside the historic bath house, sits at a comfortable 90 degree temperature. At the end of the pool is a large outdoor ireplace that sets the perfect atmosphere for lounging with close friends or family.

Relaxation Pool

Chalk Creek Upper Pool


he relaxation pool ofers a break from the crowds. his is our premier facility and is available exclusively to overnight guests, ages 16 and older. With ample seating and a more quite environment, this is the place to wind down. he area is reserved for resort guests and members of the Spa & Club and Mt. Princeton, ofering a variety of massage and nail services. 30 accessible small pools line Chalk Creek allowing for a natural feel to your relaxing soak. Due to ice and snow melt, these creek pools close each spring during run-of. he Upper Pool provides accommodations for any crowd. Enjoy a relaxing loat on the lazy river, or release your inner child and slide down the 400 foot water slide. he Upper Pool is open daily from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day.

Forget the long lines at water parks. Bring out your inner child and share in your family’s delight at the 400-foot long water slide, emptying into the cooler pool.

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Sports Courts Downhill Skiing

Mount Princeton ofers a half-sized basketball court, a full-sized ATP-regulation tennis court, and all the equipment you’ll need free of charge. So play all you want! Perfectly situated between Monarch Mountain and Ski Cooper, Mount Princeton is a natural choice for all your skiing desires. Monarch Mountain ofers all natural snow, a full range of trails for every ability level, and a beautiful lodge for après ski. It’s also one of the best snow cat skiing locations in the nation, if you’re feeling more adventurous!

Cross Country Skiing Mount Princeton is just eight miles from the trail head comprising over 1,000 miles of gorgeous, well-groomed cross country trails. Pass through twenty 14,000-foot mountains as you ski, enjoying the expertly packed trails groomed by Colorado’s experienced forest service. Snowmobiling

he resort is situated near trail heads of over 1000 miles for snowmobiling.

Snow Shoeing

Mount Princeton is in close proximity to various trails. Choose your activity level from a short jaunt through nature to a full day trek through the historic St. Elmo ghost town.


We are located in the San Isabel National Forest, on the Colorado Trail and close to trail heads to Mt. Princeton and Mt. Antero. here are also lesser treks, such as Agnes Vaille Falls.

Mountain Biking

Nearby trails range from extremes to lats. he resort is located in the heart of some of the best mountain biking in North America. he St. Elmo Historic Bike Tour departs exclusively from Mount Princeton twice a week.


Mount Princeton is situated near many great spots for ishing. he creek running through the property ofers Rainbow, Golden and Cutthroat trout. Bring your own equipment, or visit our Country Store for a map of the best local ishing spots and complete line of top-rate ishing and ly supplies.


Let us help you arrange for a half-day or full-day trip down the beautiful Browns Canyon, one of the best rating locations in North America.


Spend time in the saddle Colorado-style! Guided rides range from 1 hour to day pack trips. Try a sunset ride that your family will never forget.

Of Roading

Rugged terrain and pristine nature combine for extreme fun. Let us help you plan an excursion into uncharted territory!

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he Princeton Club Treat yourself with a savory dining experience at the Princeton Club, conveniently located in the Lodge. Fresh ingredients and local produce whenever possible. Summer ofers a relaxing opportunity to dine al fresco on the deck, enjoying a sumptuous meal and a breathtaking view of Chalk Clifs and Mt. Antero. he Princeton Club uses select Colorado grass-fed beef, locally sourced produce and dairy.

he Princeton Club Bar Indulge in an elegant environment crated to relax your senses at the Mt. Princeton bar. A full-service bar and nightly features, we ind most guests linger in the Club well into the evening.

Juice Bar at the Club & Spa Sample healthy treats and enjoy innovative, healthy juice blends made from the highest quality organic fruits and vegetables. All Mount Princeton fruits and vegetables are carefully selected to meet the most rigorous standards designed to accommodate our health conscious guests.

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Weddings We invite you to start planning the most romantic night of your life with Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort. We ofer full-service event and wedding planning and coordination, from the most basic celebrations to the most elegant afair. From planning splendid catering menus to coordinating beautiful loral arrangements and professional photography, you won’t have a care beyond showing up and enjoying the event. Several breathtaking sites are available according to the anticipated number of guests and time of year.

Corporate Retreats & Events Mount Princeton Hot Springs is the perfect place to bring people together for any group or corporate function. Whether you’re planning a company meeting, or relaxing retreat, you can count on our friendly and helpful staf to make it a fantastic success that is a joy to plan and execute. For family members and spouses joining you for a conference, the full amenities of Mount Princeton are at their disposal. We’ll ensure that those accompanying you will have a relaxing, enjoyable and fun-illed experience at Mount Princeton. Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort ofers breathtaking views, convenient walking paths throughout the campus and inspiring style for your next meeting or social event. With over 10,000 total sq t of meeting facilities in six lexible spaces, we can seat up to 300 hundred guests in our pavilion, and have meeting space for up to 500.

Our meeting and event planning staf ofers the dedication and execution you need ensuring total satisfaction.

Banquet Dining Elegant banquet dining is available for your guest’s dining pleasures. But, the menu is only a guide to assist in your selections. We welcome the opportunity to create special menus to suit your needs.

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