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Secret Garden
Ranked #3 of 8 Ouray B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 October 2012

My husband and I wanted to have a very small gathering for our anniversary, and did not realize that it would be almost impossible to find someone to cater a small event, until Sara the owner of the Secret Garden B&B came to our rescue. I called to ask if she would consider making a very light lunch for six, with us supplying the desert and drinks expecting to be turned down again and her response was "I don't see why we can't help you." Not only did she make some wonderful food for us, she also had a wedding that she was catering at her bed and breakfast at 2 o'clock that afternoon. She even offered to deliver to our Bed and Breakfast down the street. Everything was presented beautifully and the cost was very reasonable. Sara was a joy to work with and I would recommend her services without hesitation. Thank you so much Sara!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

My wife and I found this gem in a brochure when we were trying to find out where to get married. We traveled through Ouray in August of 2011 and absolutley fell in love with this place and were married there in September of this year. Sara Sharpe, the owner, is an absolute sweetheart. Not only does she maintain beautiful and unique rooms, she provides some of the best food in town. She was a complete pleasure to work with and she made our special day the best day of our life. Her grounds are well maintained and the views from her property are breathtaking. We can't thank Sara enough for everything she did for us and we fully intend to go back in the future. Do yourself a favor and make sure you don't pass on this place!

Room Tip: Great for Family or a Romantic Getaway for two.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 September 2012

We motorcycled up to Ouray from New Mexico and stayed at the "Secret Garden". We met Sara and the other guests when we arrived. Sara handed us a nice glass of wine and made us feel at home. We put the back deck hot tub to good use after our long ride. Very comfortable bed and nice well stocked bath were awesome. Breakfast was very good with fresh fruit and a yummy ham , cheese quiche and cinnamon rolls.
This is a well located and great place to base your Ouray visit.....thanks Sara!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Boyd O
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Reviewed 26 August 2012

Hello Sara!

Thank you again for all you did for Robin and Rebekah's wedding weekend! Your hard work and its wonderful results made the parties so much more unique and fun! It was a pleasure meeting you and seeing your home, a beautiful spot. And you were endlessly helpful and patient with all the details, questions and concerns. We so much appreciated your contributions.

Hope the rest of the summer is busy and pleasant and wish you all the very best!

With warm regards,
Louise

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 July 2012

We recently had our wedding at The Secret Garden and couldn't be more pleased. Sara was terrific when making preparations, she respected our budget and was very flexible when coming up with a really unique and tasty menu. We have received so many compliments on the food at our wedding; as one friend said, "This is the best food that I have ever had at a wedding." We took the place over for the weekend and Sara was great with the constant ebb and flow of people in the house. Her staff was friendly and very flexible when the weather decided to turn uncooperative. I would happily and comfortably recommend her to anyone looking for a party venue or just a great place to get away for the weekend.

Room Tip: The Kensington was our favorite but for the budget-conscious any of the rooms are great. If you are...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

Sarah and the Secret Garden hosted my great friends' wedding and it was absolutely perfect. Sarah and her staff were incredible. They were fast on their feet and rolled with the chaos that was a rainy wedding. It couldn't have been more beautiful or more personal for my friends. Staying with her before and after was also great. She is an amazing and versatile cook. It was like staying with family. Highly, highly recommend it for a special occasion or just soaking up gorgeous Ouray.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 July 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Secret Garden for our anniversary May 4th. Sarah is an exceptional chef and prepared a wonderful gluten free breakfast of eggs, protein and fruit. We had the place to ourselves and it was very quiet and peaceful. The bed was more comfortable than our one at home! Sarah has lived inteh area for many years and is a good resource for things to do locally.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Secret Garden

Address: 101 6 Ave., PO Box 862, Ouray, CO 81427-0862
Region: United States > Colorado > Ouray
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Ouray
Price Range: £107 - £207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Secret Garden 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The sounds of songbirds and gurgling brooks greet you in the morning at Secret Garden, even though we are only two blocks from charming Main Street. Enjoy your custom breakfast, prepared by an experienced caterer, in your room, the dining room, or in our lushly-planted gardens. Relax in our hot tub under the stars. Reserve our entire property for your wedding, reunion, corporate meeting, or any other special event. Sorry, no pets. ... more   less 
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