Western Colorado Oasis
Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa is the world’s first and only discovery resort created to nourish guests’ curiosity through the art of discovery and adventure within a naturally intriguing environment. Just steps away from one of the highest concentrations of dinosaur fossils on the planet, Gateway Canyons Resort – part of the Noble House Hotels & Resorts collection – is a place where guests can explore the wonderful outdoors in luxury accommodations with more than 6,000 acres of Colorado’s most spectacular nature that won’t disappoint.
Owner John Hendricks, founder and former chairman of Discovery Communications (parent of Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet and many other television and digital channels worldwide), opened Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa in Gateway in 2005.
The one-of-a-kind hotel is situated at the confluence of five majestic canyons an hour southwest of Grand Junction and two hours from Moab. Emphasizing quality and fine taste, its 14 Palisade Casitas boast vaulted open-beam ceilings, separate master bedrooms with king-sized beds, five-fixture bathrooms with free-standing tub and outdoor garden shower, private outdoor patios with fire pit and vast windows with views of the awe-inspiring Palisade rock formation. There also are 58 luxurious guest rooms and suites equipped with all the makings of a tranquil, secluded, corporate retreat or week-long stay for your family.
Delivering the utmost in luxury, the Palisade Casitas offer personalized service from a Casita butler, plus priority reservations at all resort amenities and services, a cabana reserved at the Palisade Casita Pool, complimentary access to in-room wet bar with snacks and personally-selected alcohol, private in-room dining and spa services, private tours of the Gateway Colorado Auto Museum and nightly turndowns.
Time to unwind? If you are looking for a pampered experience, The Spa at Gateway encourages rest and relaxation around expansive windows that reveal breathtaking views of the canyon. The full-service spa, which includes a sauna, Jacuzzi and eucalyptus steam room, provides a soothing atmosphere with four spacious treatment rooms and a variety of services, including massages, body treatments and facials, along with nail services.
When staying at Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa, guests will have plenty to do. The Adventure Center includes helicopter tours, a shooting range, UTV rides, laser tag, archery, hiking and climbing, mountain biking, off-road touring, wine country tours, Dolores River adventures, and fly fishing.
If it’s an equestrian experience you seek, guests can enjoy trail rides and cattle drives, as well as roping lessons and some fun competition. The newly-opened Palisade Ranch spans more than 500 acres that are ripe for exploration. Whether visitors have never roped or are experienced riders, they will receive a truly unique and memorable experience.
If your adventurous nature is still not satisfied, Driven Experiences allows for a race-like experience along the beautiful Colorado roadway, as well as the Gateway Canyons Auto Museum and Air Tours that are available for an alternative experience. Whether navigating the open road behind the wheel of a Bentley Supersport or pushing the envelope of off-road adventure in a ProBaja racing truck, the Driven Experiences’ program invites guests to enjoy privileged access to a luxury fleet of high-performance vehicles, such as a Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe, Bentley Continental, Mercedes Benz SL550 Roadster and Corvette ZR1 Coupe. Professional driving instruction and training classes allow for an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime driving experience.
Gateway Canyons Air Tours offers the unique and unforgettable experience of flying over some of the most spectacular scenery in the world! You’ll be able to experience the scenic beauty under the beautiful blue skies of Colorado while learning about the fascinating lore and legends of western Colorado and eastern Utah.
Last but not least, encounter the fun and various shooting sports available at the Colorado Canyon style shooting range. The state-of-the-art, covered sports range in a beautiful canyon setting offers a full 500 yards shooting experience. Try clay pigeon shooting, trap, modern sporting rifles or learn about the history of guns. You’ll learn from experienced and passionate instructors in a safe environment. The thrill of learning and testing your skills and sportsmanship is a treat that you won’t soon forget.
Dining To Revel Resort Excellence
Sophisticated palates indulge in a distinctive blend of savory cuisine under the direction of Executive Chef Stephen Belie, known for his fusion of fresh seafood, regional meats and locally-sourced produce combined with a Cuban influence of spice and flavor.
Entrada Restaurant, serving a vibrant blend of rich flavors from the Colorado plateau, plays host to Chef Belie’s ever-changing menu, with signature items such as yellowfin tuna poke, charred corn soup with lobster and crispy hominy, Broken Arrow Ranch venison loin Oscar with king crab and asparagus, dry-aged bison rib-eye with smoked cheddar mashed potato, and cast-iron seared sable fish with garlic cauliflower puree.
The Paradox Grill specializes in laid-back Southwestern cuisine, featuring exquisite cocktail creations. It is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering exceptional Colorado dining in a casual and fun atmosphere. For lunch, guests savor the smoked buffalo brisket grilled cheese or on the lighter side, a Colorado cobb salad. For dinner, they indulge in fried chicken ‘n waffles or Colorado elk chili rellenos. After dinner, guests can head upstairs where the Paradox Grille features an exciting gaming loft, complete with pool table, shuffleboard, and other popular games and activities.
Take a trip back in time and enjoy Duesey’s, Gateway Canyons’ seasonal vintage food truck parked just outside the resort. Enjoy this rustic experience with a twist on classical sandwiches, such as the bison burger and Kobe dog. Or just a taste of the hand-blended malt shakes will be worth your visit.
The exquisite dinning options offer intimate indoor and outdoor settings for guests to enjoy.
There is no shortage of great service and gorgeous atmosphere on the resort so that you can really enjoy Gateway Canyons for the oasis that is truly is. For more information or to book your getaway, call 970.931.2458 or visit GatewayCanyons.com