Chipeta Solar Springs Resort in Ridgway, Colorado

Are you looking to feel the alpine sun on your face? How about a room with a view of the Colorado San Juan Mountains! Do I have the place for you! 

GIVEAWAY Chipeta Solar Springs Resort in Ridgway, Colorado {2 nights stay!} ( @marlameridith ) @chipetaresort

This week I took a staycation with my kids only 45 minutes from Telluride at the Chipeta Solar Springs Resort. Located in the gorgeous historic mountain town of Ridgway, CO. We felt far from home….but right at home all at the same time!

I want one lucky reader of (maybe YOU!) to be able to experience this resort with a special someone. Enter my GIVEAWAY Chipeta today & your just might be able to! (details at the bottom of the post)

This giveaway is now closed. The winner has been contacted by email. Thanks for your entries. Stay tuned for more!

GIVEAWAY Chipeta Solar Springs Resort in Ridgway, Colorado {2 nights stay GIVEAWAY!} ( @marlameridith ) @chipetaresort

From the very moment the Chipeta Solar Springs Resort reached out to me via Instagram (gotta love Insta) we made a connection that I knew would last! This Southwest boutique lodge has everything I love in a resort. It’s super styling, quaint, killer views, excellent personable service (I made lots of new friends with the staff), very comfortable and the food & drink is top notch!

GIVEAWAY Chipeta, Beautiful Rocky Mountain Views in Colorado, USA | (@marlameridith )

The resort has full views of the Cimmarron & San Juan Mountain ranges. You can stay at Chipeta, enjoy all the resort offerings and take day trips to Telluride, Silverton & Ouray (the closest historic mining town) This mountain girl was in heaven! I totally fell in LOVE with the teepee..

GIVEAWAY Chipeta,Beautiful Rocky Mountain Views in Colorado, USA | (@marlameridith )

GIVEAWAY Chipeta, Love the Southwest rustic vibe at @ChipetaResort | ( @marlameridith )

GIVEAWAY Chipeta, Beautiful Rocky Mountain Views in Colorado, USA | (@marlameridith )

The lodge has a very relaxing & soothing vibe. Chipeta has two solar heated thermal salt water pools, both located in the central outdoor courtyard of the resort. My kids loved the lap pool & I soaked in the Roman Bath as often as I could. We stayed in the well appointed Crow Canyon room with our own hot tub for even more soaking!

GIVEAWAY Chipeta Solar Springs Resort in Ridgway, Colorado {2 nights stay GIVEAWAY!} ( @marlameridith ) @chipetaresort

The Four Corners Cafe is the resorts dining spot. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast & some of the dinner offerings as well. I recommend the Smothered Breakfast Burrito & Southwest Eggs Benedict for breakfast or brunch.

GIVEAWAY Chipeta, Delicious Mussels @ChipetaLodge in Ridgway, CO | ( @marlameridith )

For dinner, we enjoyed every bite of the Mussels with Chorizo, Puled Pork Flatbread and Steak with Ancho Chili Mash, Mushroom Confit & a Chimichurri Sauce. Next visit I’m trying the Seared Ahi Tuna Salad which I hear is out of this world. For libations, the Chipeta Margarita is a special treat & the wine list is varied & wonderful as well.

This flatbread with goat cheese, peaches & pulled pork was divine!

GIVEAWAY Chipeta, Delicious Pulled Pork Flatbread @ChipetaLodge in Ridgway, CO | ( @marlameridith )

Aren’t those colors in the steak dish gorgoeus?! The flavors even better. All ingredients are locally sourced when available.

GIVEAWAY Chipeta, Delicious Steak with Chimichurri Sauce @ChipetaLodge in Ridgway, CO | ( @marlameridith ) #travel

The Chipeta is also a great place for weddings and conferences. They have the Kiva Conference Center which is both rustic & a super functional space for all kinds of events! Catering is done on the premises by Chef Nick Mozealous, who made the delicious dishes above.

GIVEAWAY Chipeta, Chef Nick @ChipetaLodge in Ridgway, CO | ( @marlameridith ) #travel

You must check out the rooftop Skybar…talk about views! These were spectacular. You can order drinks and appetizers up there.

GIVEAWAY Chipeta, Beautiful Rocky Mountain Views in Ouray, Colorado, USA | (@marlameridith ) #travel

For kicks I took the kids over to Ouray (only 15 minutes from the lodge by car) It was a bright sunny day, we took the tops down in my Jeep & loved on the fresh air and views. They love the Ouray Hot Springs, so we spent some time there & had lunch at the Ouray Brewing Company

GIVEAWAY Chipeta, Ouray Hot Springs, Colorado, USA | (@marlameridith ) #travel

After all the fun in the sun I was welcomed back to the lodge with a gorgeous therapeutic massage in their wonderful spa with Joanna. It was blissful relaxation.There are occasional yoga classes offered in the spa too. Check with the front desk for those. There is also a fitness center to work with weights or on machines at your discretion.

GIVEAWAY Chipeta, Ridgway, Colorado, USA | (@marlameridith ) #travel

We also enjoyed the town of Ridgway. I love this community of great people, awesome restaurants and more epic mountain views!

GIVEAWAY Chipeta, Ridgway, Colorado, USA | ( @marlameridith )

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I’m happy that Chipeta is located so close to my home, this means we can visit often!

Please follow Chipeta on Facebook & Instagram and Pinterest,  Call the front desk to reserve your experience today! 800-633-5868


It’s GIVEAWAY time! We’ve had a wonderful time @chipetalodge in Ridgway Colorado over the last few days and are delighted to share this experience with all of you! We’ve teamed up with @chipetalodge to offer two nights stay in a Deluxe Room with expansive views of the San Juan Mountains and a private hot tub on your porch. Your stay is inclusive of breakfast for two as well as access to their spa and amazing solar thermal hot pools. (value $580.00)
Entering is simple, just do the following:

1) Follow @chipetalodge and @marlameridith on Instagram …. come back here & tell us your username
2) If you do not have Instagram simply visit the Chipeta website & tell us what you would order from their spa or food menu.


~ Marla Meridith

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37 thoughts on “Chipeta Solar Springs Resort in Ridgway, Colorado

  1. I don’t have Instagram, but I’d love to enter the giveaway. I’d order the Seared Ahi Tuna Salad. It looks delicious!

  2. Following @alysialoerch

    I just had a baby a few months ago and would love to win this for a little getaway!

  3. What a fantastic giveaway. Beautiful country in the good oie USA! I wish i lived close by so I could enter..but, I live in another beautiful area of our country Florida…one of my buff goes to Ouray every year for vacay from PA…and raves! Someday I will get there.

  4. Following both of you! My username: amymillerdesigns

    Chipeta looks beautiful! Love the San Juan Mountain area, just got back from there a few weeks ago!

  5. I fell in love with your blog when I read your post on your big move to Telluride. I found it very inspiring! After visiting Telluride, I was hooked on your instagram. My husband and I are obsessed with the San Juan mountains and it would be a very much needed break from the city! Thank you! Username: itzelwiewel

  6. Ohh my goodness!
    My husband and I have been so swamped with work. We were just talking about how we need a weekend vacation to enjoy nature and each other.
    This would be absolute bliss!
    My insta is Hevhead
    Crossing fingers and daydreaming already x

  7. I started following your blog after I read your post on moving to Telluride. My husband and I find it so inspiring and after visiting Telluride, I was hooked on your instagram. We are obsessed with the San Juan mountains. It would be so amazing to win! A much needed break from Phoenix Arizona. Thank you for the chance to win! Instagram username: itzelwiewel

  8. What an awesome giveaway. I’ve always wanted to visit Colorado and truly love the Solar Hot Spring idea. I am following both @chipetalodge and @marlameridith on Instagram. Mu user name is AmyTong_ Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  9. Dani_ellePallas

    Thrilled that I came across your page and Chipeta Lodge looks breathtaking! Thanks for the fun opportunity!

  10. i don’t have ig or i’d follow you and chipeta in a heartbeat. i’d get the romantic couples massage from the spa!