Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa

Buena Vista

Secluded and exuding a mystical quality, Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa has a loyal following with many devoted locals and visitors attracted to its therapeutic, restorative atmosphere of which the geothermal springs are just one aspect.

Cottonwood Hot Springs features four soaking pools and a plunge pool with geothermal water ranging in temperature from 94° to 110°F (34° – 43°C). The main soaking pool is artfully created from local river rock stones, filled with pure hot spring mineral water and provides guests with plenty of nooks for lounging and relaxing. Other pools include private soaking tubs. Open daily until midnight, Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa promotes a peaceful atmosphere with quiet zones and a no-alcohol policy.

Additionally, Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa provides an array of unplugged—no WiFi, television or phone service—lodging options, including a guest house, coed dormitories, a five-bedroom house, cabins and tent camping sites.

Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa
18999 Co Rd 306
Buena Vista, CO 81211

A Quick History of Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa

A Hot Springs Healing Center

Originally a hotel and later a sanitarium, Cottonwood Hot Springs has always been a place for healing. In 1878, the Reverend Adams and his wife built a two-story hotel catering to patients with respiratory illness, rheumatism and dyspepsia. Health seekers flocked to the remote location to embrace the curative power of the geothermal mineral water. Unfortunately, the structure was destroyed by a fire in 1900. Throughout the years, several owners suffered the same misfortune; many facilities were built only to have them ravaged by fire.

Metaphysical Leanings

In 1986, current owner Cathy Manning purchased Cottonwood Hot Springs and has since worked hard to make it a destination that honors and respects sacred traditions. In addition to keeping up the property, Manning is also a hands-on healer, a health-intuitive spiritual counselor and a certified hypnotherapist specializing in past life regressions. She also runs a boutique on-site that offers a broad range of new-age goods.