Our rooms have been refreshed, renewed, and redesigned for your upcoming visit!

All rooms are equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, and hair dryers.


Enjoy a complimentary breakfast that will prepare you for your day of adventure or relaxing.

Come socialize in the evening during our complimentary happy hour (wine and freshly baked cookies).


Brittanie Whitney
Brittanie Whitney
July 14, 2024
Great location, was very quite and a great place to rest up between time in the mountains. Showers had great pressure and hot water! Will stay again when we’re back in town!
July 10, 2024
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Doug Shattuck
Doug Shattuck
June 29, 2024
Ouray Inn was amazing! The view was top notch, which ever way you looked! The host, Carmen and Brett were fantastic! The proximity in town couldn’t have been better! Walked everywhere we wanted to go! The rooms were very clean! We were in Ouray for our son's wedding. Some of the wedding party stayed here and a few others made a reservation at another places in town. When we meet each day a talked about breakfast, the ones that stayed other places we jealous because of what we had for breakfast. Each day was great! My grandson as well as us adults loved the cookies each afternoon! I would highly recommend Ouray Inn and would definitely stay here again! Thanks again Carmen and Brett for your GREAT hospitality!
Jennifer Strickland
Jennifer Strickland
June 18, 2024
Absolutely LOVED staying here for 3 nights! The owners are the nicest and the breakfast was delicious! The beds were comfortable and this place was in such a great location! I will definitely be coming back to stay here!
bailey truesdale
bailey truesdale
June 14, 2024
The Ouray Inn was a delight!! My boyfriend and I stayed here in June '24 and absolutely loved the location and service Brett gave us. The rooms are charming and the bed was very comfortable! I 100% recommend staying here for a great experience in Ouray :)
Andy Keef
Andy Keef
June 8, 2024
Hotel was great and clean , the owners are very nice people. Made us fill very welcomed. Location is perfect. Love the wine happy hour. Price is very reasonable. A must stay. Andy Keef
Nicole H
Nicole H
June 5, 2024
Great place to stay in Ouray especially if you’re bringing a pup along! The location and price are both excellent and they provide complimentary breakfast as well as wine and cookies each day. The service was on point and the owners are very responsive and kind. Highly recommend!
J Johnson
J Johnson
June 2, 2024
Cute place right in the heart of town! We enjoyed being able to walk everywhere. The free breakfast was hearty and delicious. The room was clean and comfortable and the owners were kind and helpful.
Jennifer Qin
Jennifer Qin
May 31, 2024
Carmen and Brett and the nicest innkeepers!! The room was clean and the views were great—we also loved playing ping pong in the outdoor area ❤️❤️

Ouray Inn since 1955

Who We Are

Hello!  We are Christian and Kaytie Evans, the owners of the Ouray Inn!

We're from Littleton, CO and Ogden, UT respectively.  We met while in college in Hawaii and until recently we managed a boutique resort on Vieques, a small island in the Caribbean. While we loved the island life, the mountains have always felt like home. So when the opportunity to purchase this family owned and operated Inn came up, we jumped.  Our evening walks on the beach with our 3 kids turned into hikes on one of the many nearby trails and we love it!

When not at the Inn, Kaytie can be found riding horses, playing the piano or doing a puzzle and Christian is usually buzzing around in small airplanes and helicopters. We love Ouray for the small town feel, dirt roads, cute shops and delicious restaurants.  And with the hot springs, countless trails (for hiking, biking and 4WD) and the ice climbing park in the winter, there is always something to do!

We take pride in our little Inn and look forward to providing a comfortable and clean place for guests to relax and rest.
picture of the owners
Evans family

On Site Hosts

Brett and Carmen Smith- InnKeepers

Brett and I are thrilled to be your on-site hosts. We are globe trotters who are taking a break from international traveling to enjoy you, our guests, and experience life in this magical area of the San Juan Mountains. We are the primary faces you will see behind the desk, and we will be here to greet you at check-in. We are happy to get coffee on and breakfast ready and are quick to respond to any on-site needs you may encounter. We love chatting with guests about the local must-dos and are happy to have endless conversations about local hiking trails.

We are both native to South Dakota. We met at Black Hills State University where we graduated and married shortly after. We have been enjoying our voluntarily childless lifestyle for the past 27 years.

We have been entrepreneurs running our own business, including an organic coffee roasting company and an ice cream joint. About ten years ago we jumped into a very nontraditional lifestyle. We sold nearly every single thing we owned and purchased a home on Roatan Island in the Western Caribbean. Off we went with just 4 suitcases and our pup, Charlie.
The innkeepers

We lived on Roatan Island on and off for seven years. If we weren’t enjoying the craziness of island life we were traveling internationally.

Our first love is experiencing other cultures while traveling, but we also enjoy the outdoors, walking, yoga, the Cincinnati Bengals, golfing, and anything water-related. You will always find a snorkel in our backpacks; however, we have temporarily put that away for hiking boots and camping gear.

As your on-site hosts, we are looking forward to experiencing Ouray and all the perks that come with living in this area. We will be as accommodating as we possibly can to make your experience comfy, chill, and genuine.

Contact Us Today!

Phone: 970.325.4445

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120 West 6th Avenue
Ouray, CO 81427