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Your Complete Guide to Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort in Nathrop, Colorado

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Welcome to the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort FAQ page. Here, you’ll find all the information you need about our resort in Nathrop, Colorado. Whether you’re planning your first visit or you’re a returning guest, our FAQ page is your go-to resource for everything you need to know.

At Mt. Princeton, we pride ourselves on providing our guests with exceptional service and unforgettable experiences. Our resort offers a range of amenities, including natural hot springs, lodging options, a full-service spa, and a restaurant, making it a perfect destination for year-round adventure.

We understand that planning a vacation can be overwhelming, but our friendly staff is always here to help. If you have any questions that aren’t covered on our FAQ page, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

At Mt. Princeton, we’re dedicated to providing our guests with a one-of-a-kind experience that will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. So why wait? Plan your perfect getaway today and discover why we’re one of the top hot spring destinations in Nathrop, Colorado.

Are the hot springs open 24 hours?

No. We maintain a daily cleaning schedule for all pools. Operating Hours vary by season. Please view our hours and rates here.

Do I need a reservation for the pools?

We do not take pool reservations. Day use tickets can be purchased in person. Hotel guests enjoy complementary pool access.

What is the weather like?
We are located in Nathrop, Colorado at an elevation 8,250 feet above sea level. We do not like to predict the weather as it seems to change quickly, but this is what we can tell you:

Colorado has over 300 days of annual sunshine, mild temperatures and record snowfalls. There’s never a bad time to come to Colorado. As the locals say, if you do not like the current weather just wait a minute and it will change.

Rain storms are fast moving and typically do not last very long. The humidity in this area averages about 33%. The first snow usually arrives in September (though it usually snows somewhere in the state every month, except maybe August).

No matter the weather, the hot springs are always a great place to relax and rejuvenate!


April May June July Aug. Sept.
49°F/20°F 61°F/29°F 72°F/34°F 79°F/40°F 77°F/39°F 69°F/32°F
Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. March
58°F/23°F 43°F/13°F 40°F/14°F 40°F/10°F 35°F/12°F 49°F/22°F
When may I check in? What time is check out?
Check-in is any time after 4:00PM. Check-out is 11:00AM. However, guests may use the pool and spa facilities all day of check-in as well as all day of check-out.
Is swimming included in room rate?
Access to the pools is included in the room rate. Guests have access to the pools all day of check-in as well as all day of check-out.
Is Mt Princeton Hot Springs Resort pet friendly?

We offer pet friendly accommodations in specific rooms at Hillside, Cliffside, and Cabins for an additional $60 fee per stay. Animals are NOT permitted at the, Lodge or Creekside Suites. Animals are NOT allowed in the hot spring pool areas.

Service animals do not incur a pet fee. Colorado Law does not regard Emotional Support Animals as service animals. For more information, visit https://disabilitylawco.org/issues/category/service-assistance-animals .

Is there a microwave in the room?
There are microwaves in Cliffside, Hillside, Creekside, Condo and Cabin units. Microwaves are not available in Hillside or Lodge units.
Is breakfast included in the room rate?
Breakfast is not included in the room rate, but is always available at the Mary Murphy Steak House located in the Main Lodge.
Smoking policy?
Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is not permitted in the pools or any other public area.
Is Wi-Fi available in the rooms?
WiFi service is most reliable in the Restaurant, Lodge Lobby, Spa & Club, Creekside Suites and Lodge rooms, Cliffside rooms and many of our Cabins offer WiFi access. Hillside rooms do not have reliable WiFi access. We continue to work with local agencies to expand network accessibility.
What is the nearest town?
Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort is located in Nathrop, Colorado. Buena Vista is located about 15 minutes north of the resort. Salida is located approximately 25 minutes south. Both are friendly towns with various dining, shopping and other activities to enjoy.
Are bath robes available for guests?
Guests who receive a treatment at the Spa are given complimentary day use of a robe. Robes are also available for purchase at the Spa and Princeton Market.
Are there towels at the Resort?
Day Use Guests : Towels are provided at the Spa with a deposit that is fully refunded upon return of the towel. Upper Pool, Infinity Pool and Bath House: towels are available to rent with a deposit.

Towels are complementary for overnight guests at all facilities upon receipt of a Towel Card, provided to you during hotel check-in.

Are children allowed in the Spa?
Children may be in the building itself with adult supervision. However the locker rooms, showers, pools, sauna and steam rooms at the Spa and Club are reserved for use by adult guests ages 16 and older.
Is alcohol allowed at the Spa?
Alcohol may be purchased at the Juice Bar bar and consumed while enjoying the Spa. Guests are not permitted to bring their own alcoholic beverages in the aquatic facilities.
Are children allowed at the Historic Bath House?
Children are welcome to swim and soak at the Historic Bath House.
Is Alcohol allowed at the Historic Bath House?
Alcohol may be purchased at the Bathhouse service counter. Guests are not permitted to bring their own alcoholic beverages in the aquatic facilities.
Are the hot springs clothing optional?
No. Swimsuits are required at all times.
Is there an oven in any of the rooms or cabins?
No. The kitchenettes available at Creekside Suites or Cabins include microwaves, stove tops, full refrigerators, and dishwashers. Ovens are not available in any of our lodging units.
Is there room service?
The resort does not offer room service. However, we offer full carry out service.
What is the dress code at the Mary Murphy Steak House?
Casual attire is accepted in the Mary Murphy Steak House. Shirts and shoes are required. Swimsuits are not allowed.

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Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort offers a variety of lodging types for any party. Each choice offers a unique ambiance and experience. This expansive 70 acre resort is located in Nathrop, Colorado at an elevation 8,250 feet above sea level. This unique location is surrounded by 14,000 foot peaks with incredible views of the Chalk Cliffs of Mount Princeton.

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2 Days Complimentary Daily Fitness Classes
2 Days Complimentary Mountain Bike or Fat Bike Rental
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15870 County Road 162 Nathrop, Colorado 81236-9703






















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