This year, the owners of Dunton Hot Springs plan to open Cresto Ranch, a tent resort four miles from the main property. For now, you can stay at Dunton in Christy’s Tent, right, which features Western memorabilia and a shower with views of the Wilson Mountain Range. Assist the chef in preparing dinner, then soak in natural hot springs that have seduced visitors since the Gold Rush. —Maria Finn
Dunton Hot Springs, (970) 882-4800, from $950. This appeared in the March/April 2012 issue. See more tent hotels.