Twin Peaks Lodge & Hot Springs


With breathtaking mountain views all around, Twin Peaks Lodge exudes alpine charm. The lodging establishment features three unique hot springs pools to which guests have 24-hour soaking access.

The large pool is warm and ideal for soaking both day and night. Many guests enjoy a late evening dip to view the spectacular star-filled night sky. The other outdoor pool is a smaller and hotter soaking pool that features a cascading waterfall. There’s also an adult-only indoor pool. Its pebble bottom and bubble jets aid in relaxation.

Lodging options include a variety of comfortable options. The property is also home to the Sage Spa for massage and other treatments. The Mineshaft Restaurant is ideal for casual dining. Visitors can also book Jeep tours and cowboy cookouts through the concierge.

Twin Peaks Lodge & Hot Springs
125 3rd Ave
Ouray, CO 81427

A Quick History of Twin Peaks Lodge & Hot Springs

Hot Spring Beginnings

Alfred Armstrong was the first person to have a hot springs vision for the property where Twin Peaks Lodge now stands. Armstrong made his fortune in gold mining. He bought up lots of land and built the original structure; the foundation that continues to support the current Lodge.

Sanitariums to Promote Health

In 1913, Richard and Bessie Cogar purchased the property and installed the Cogar Sanitarium. The Cogars sold the springs to Richard Kent, who renamed it the Sweet Skin Sanitarium, and added several cabins for visitors. In the 1960s, the age of car travel, it was called the Twin Peaks Motel.

Hollywood Moments

The property’s brush with fame came when actor John Wayne stayed there during the filming of the movie “True Grit.” In the early 1990s, at the height of the popularity of the TV show Twin Peaks, fans stopped to pose for photos by the Twin Peaks sign.