We were passing through Ouray on a 2-week trip and landed here one night due to the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed! We got the last room, a handicapped-accessible room which turned out to be just perfect for us even though we didn't need the special accommodations. It had a king bed and a lovely sitting area; not sure, but perhaps in other rooms the sitting area is occupied by another bed as I know that all rooms have 2 beds except the handicapped ones.
The room's deck on the river is very nice, although we wish the board "fence" along the edge had been less solid so we could actually SEE the river when seated. As it was, we had to stand to enjoy the view. This is a minor quibble, and I imagine that the heavy-duty fence is there because there is a public walking path along the river, and if the deck had a less substantial railing or something it might be a security issue. A table on the deck would be a nice addition.
Front desk staff was awesome, and very helpful. The breakfast is pretty basic (and they will tell you the same), so if you're looking for bacon and eggs or more elaborate stuff, you have to go to a restaurant. There were wrapped donuts and pastries, hard-boiled eggs, several kinds of cereal, yogurt, toast and bagels, and of course coffee, tea and juice. The tables are large, so you may end up sharing a table with other travelers; they are covered with tablecloths so it gives the place a nice feeling.
The decor throughout the place is Western on steroids but all of it is very nicely done. Loved the bedspreads and Western accent pieces, such as the moose hooks in the bathroom and on the balcony. The room had a big "electric video" fireplace--I don't know how to describe it but when you turn it on, a thin piece of glass in the middle has a projection of real, burning flames (some sort of video, I guess), and if you are just gazing at it, it looks like a real fire, although the logs in front of the "fire projection" are electrically illuminated also and look like gas logs. The fireplace doesn't put out any heat; it's just for ambience. We left it on all night as a sort of night light, and enjoyed it for what it was.
Depending on what you want, you may find the location a bit far from town. We drove to town for dinner as it was drizzling a bit and quite windy; heartier souls may be able to walk to town if the weather is nice.
We definitely plan to come back and stay for several nights; I don't know of any higher recommendation than that.
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