First, to dispell some of the bad reviews:
So after we read mixed reviews about the Weisbaden, we decided to go there anyway. Yes, there are rules, but the rules are there for a reason. We spoke with Linda, the owner about the smoker ban. She said that they actually had two incidents of people with a nicotene allergy having an allergic reaction to the nicotene toxins being excreted by a smoker while in the vapor cave. According to physicians she spoke with, it takes several months for an ex-smoker to purge these toxins, so the non-smoker rule seems to be a must!
Linda is also particular (yes, a nice way to say somewhat strict) about keeping the resort peaceful an quiet. Our room (the Sunroom) was located almost over the vapor cave. The reason the hours for the vapor cave end at 9:45 is to ensure that our room would be quiet for sleep. Thank you Linda. She is also concerned about noise at the outdoor hot spring pool at early and late hours so as to not disturb the hotel's neighbors. I think that's very neighborly.
She is also particular about keeping the hot spring and vapor cave as pure as possible for guests. That means that everyone must shower before entering. This prevents body lotion, hair conditioner, deodorants, etc from being introduced into the waters. I personally appreciated her attention to this detail.
As far as reviews that said the place smelled musty, we did not find that at all.
Now for our thoughts:
Although the decor is somewhat dated (my wife put it in the mid 1980's), everything was clean, towels and robes provided, spacious room with TONS of windows. We made the most of the availability of the pool and vapor room at early hours. Nice part of this place is that the hot springs are not crowded. Go to the public hot spring and see what that's like! There is no real food offered at this lodging, although there was a cooler with soft drinks and a basket with chips/crackers available for purchase. There is complimentary coffee and tea available at all times.
Bottom line - we highly recommend the Weisbaden. The hot springs are the main attraction and are well worth visiting.
Tom & Melissa Schmieder
Long Valley, NJ
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nested in a quiet residential neighborhood, right in the center of downtown Ouray, the Wiesbaden Hot Springs Spa & Lodgings offers a wide variety of accommodations and features three different all natural continually flowing mineral hot springs on its premises: the famous Vaporcave, the outdoor swimming pool and the Lorelei, a privately enclosed outdoor spa. All our waters are continually flowing pure mineral springs, not altered with any chemicals or additives. All springs are open year around Guests of the Wiesbaden can enjoy unlimited use of the Vaporcave and the outdoor swimming pool at no extra charge. All rooms feature private bath, satellite TV, free WiFi, free local phone calls, spa robes and towels. There is a garden and a shared lounge. The property offers free parking. Wiesbaden features full range of massage and spa services. Guests of the lodge enjoy discounted rates on the spa services. Wiesbaden is a strictly non-smoking facility and we cannot accommodate anybody who uses tobacco products. Pet friendly accommodations are available. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Wiesbaden Hot Springs Spa & Lodgings Hotel Ouray
- Wiesbaden Hot Springs Spa And Lodgings
- Wiesbaden Hot Springs Ouray