Dunton Hot Springs/Cresto Ranch Day Three – Contributing Writer Jen Bianco

Today, I really enjoyed exploring the property and nearby areas. So much gorgeous Colorado scenery, including cows free-ranging along the Dolores River.  In the morning I did a hike around the property here at Cresto Ranch and discovered a rather charming outhouse.  I ate lunch with the other guests (sturgeon and fried rice with mushrooms) before heading to the nearby town on Dolores. The Delores Farmers market was very interesting and I couldn’t resist making a few purchases there and at the Antique Mall.  While heading back to Cresto Ranch, I noticed this extremely unusual painted tree and photographed it.

Once I got back to the Farm House at Cresto Ranch, I sipped a margarita while watching the sun go down. Dinner was Italian white bean stew and grilled venison chops with bourbon-glazed carrots.  My tent was nice and toasty since it has a stove/fireplace that you can turn on with a switch. Fell asleep to the sound of the Delores river.

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