Who Visits the Ouray Inn?
Everyone! The Ouray Inn is a perfect destination for families, couples, or anyone looking to enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery.
We welcome bikers, Jeepers, and adventurists of all kinds!
Contact us to talk about reservations for weddings, family reunions, group events, retreats, or corporate events.
Are there modern accommodations?
Yes! Between 2014 and 2017 we have completely remodeled both the interior and exterior of the Ouray Inn! Improvements include new AC/heating systems, flat screen TVs in all rooms, and new on-site laundry facilities.
What about off-site activities?
You are in luck! We are located 1/2 block from Main Street, where you can enjoy great eateries, breweries, and shopping. If you want to explore all that Ouray has to offer, here are a few suggestions to get you started:
- The Ouray Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center
- Ridgway State Park - quality fishing 20 minutes from the Inn at Ridgway Lake and the Uncompahgre River
- Box Canyon Waterfall & Park
- Ouray Hot Springs
- Cascade Falls Park
- Yankee Boy Basin
- Switzerland of America Jeep Tours
Is the Ouray Inn Pet-Friendly?
We do have 5 pet-friendly rooms, and charge a one-time fee non-refundable of $30 per pet. We have breed and weight restrictions, please call before making final reservation. We have a more detailed dog waiver that must be signed at check in. We do not allow “puppy pads” to be used in any rooms and do not allow cats.
Are the owners on-site?
Yes - the Ouray Inn is under new ownership, and the owners/operators live on site.
All reservations made on this web-site or any reservation made via telephone must be cancelled in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Holidays have a 7-day cancellation fee with full reservation charge penalty. 4th of July is a 30 day cancellation with full reservation charge penalty.
A Little Bit of Ouray History!
Originally established by miners chasing silver and gold in the surrounding mountains, the town of Ouray at one time boasted more horses and mules than people.
Centuries before the white man arrived, the Tabeguache Ute, a nomadic band, traveled to this idyllic setting in the summer months to hunt the abundant forest game and to soak in what they called “sacred miracle waters”.
The legend of Chief Ouray envelops the town that bears his name. He once lived in a small cabin at the foothills of the Amphitheater (now a historic landmark), soaked in the “sacred hot springs,” conducted native rituals and met with the Indian and white officials in Ouray. By and large, Chief Ouray garnered the respect of the Ute Indian Nation, the U.S. Government, and the Indian nations throughout North America because of his intelligence and diplomacy.
The “Switzerland of America”
Known as the “Switzerland of America” because of its setting at the narrow head of a valley, although Ouray is enclosed on three and a half sides by steep mountains, Hwy 550 from the north is a beautiful ride perfect for all motorcycle skill levels.
The San Juan Mountains are a high and rugged mountain range in the Rocky Mountains in southwestern Colorado, and is the largest mountain range in Colorado by area.
Ouray has also become a popular destination for motorcyclists, as it marks the beginning of the Million Dollar Highway and access to Colorado’s most scenic motorcycle riding. This stretch of highway connects Ouray to its neighboring cities of Silverton and Durango.