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Hot Sulphur Springs Resort & Spa

At a Glance

    Pros

  • quick access to hot pools and spa
  • close enough that a visit can be tacked onto an outdoor activity

    Cons

  • trains passing through during the night are noisy
  • no breakfast and most restaurants are at least 15 minutes away

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Hot Sulphur Springs Resort & Spa Review

The basic, no-nonsense rooms here have comfortable lodgepole beds, desks, and en-suite showers; rates include unlimited use of the pools during your stay. You can soak or pamper yourself with a massage, wrap, facial, or salt glow. The premises have no restaurant, but a diner in town serves breakfast and the Riverside Hotel occasionally serves dinner. Restaurants in Granby and Grand Lake are about 15 minutes and 30 minutes away, respectively.

    Hotel Details

  • 17 rooms, 1 cabin.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 10-01-2013

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    Hot Sulphur Springs Resort & Spa Review

    I had been to the resort a few years ago and enjoyed soaking in the pools on a cold winter day. When visiting Grand County recently, I took my wife back to the resort for a repeat visit.

    What a mistake.

    When we entered everything was as I expected. We paid, changed and checkout out the pools. Everything was going along fine until we decided to transition to a new pool on the upper deck.

    In our transition we spotted a chipmunk (or small squirrel) caught in an old rusty trap. Its hand was caught and it was wriggling around and squealing trying to get free. I tried to set it free but couldn't without a glove. So, foolishly, I notified the staff of the situation. The front desk notified the maintenance staff ~ an older man and younger assistant. They quickly came to the scene, and picked up the trap (which left the animal dangling and screaming). My wife yelled out "What are you doing?! Are you going to kill it?!" Both maintenance men laughed and said that they had been trying to catch this "critter" for weeks and proceeded to violently throw the animal over a second story fence onto concrete ~ killing it. The sound was disgustingly audible. The men continued laughing as they left.

    We complained to the front desk. They did nothing. We left soon after disgusted and shocked.

    The staff here enjoyed killing the screeching animal in front of us. It was like abad scene from a horror version of the movie Caddyshack. My wife and I understand pest control and the need to maintain grounds. However, the manner in which this was carried out was awful in every way.

    We won't be headed back and suggest boycotting this business if you have an affinity for animals and/or have a problem with animal crulety.

    by micjammac, 7/17/12

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