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Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs
Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Ouray
Certificate of Excellence
Reno, Nevada
Level 6 Contributor
224 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“the only place I'd stay in Ouray”
Reviewed 21 February 2014

Last summer we did a big trip all over CO, and found ourselves in Ouray. Probably one of the most adorable and friendly and picturesque towns I've ever encountered. Some quick exploring brought us to this hotel, and we were not disappointed. The only time in my life I've made a reservation for one night ... then extended it to two nights ... then three ... and the staff was so awesome and accomodating and hooked me up with a good rate for each night. The tubs were awesome. Mostly I have to keep saying the staff were so friendly - each one we encountered at the front desk was friendlier than the next. The rooms were comfy and cozy and they provide free DVDs, a nice touch. They make fresh muffins in the am which were delish. Can't wait to return!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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kavery123, Owner at Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, responded to this review, 5 March 2014
Dear Sharon W,
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us!
It is always a pleasure to get feedback from our guests regarding their impression of Ouray and the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs.
It is particularly fun to hear from someone who just couldn't get enough of this place. I must say, I feel the same!
Ouray and the surrounding area is undeniably one of the most spectacular places in the country. Regardless of the season, the natural beauty of the area is breathtaking to say the least.
Here at the Box Canyon, we take great pride in sharing this wonderland.
Our staff are focused on not only helping guests enjoy Ouray, but on taking your experience above and beyond expectations.
With clean comfortable rooms, happy, professional staff and the beauty of Ouray, it's hard not to enjoy a visit!
Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you again!

Best Regards,

Karen Avery
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Florissant, Colorado
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

Rooms were clean, comfortable and spacious. Staff was friendly and helpful. Hot tubs were soothing with great views of the beautiful Ouray mountains. An overall delightful stay. We hope to stay here again next time we spend a few days in Ouray.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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kavery123, Owner at Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, responded to this review, 10 January 2014
Dear Marc S,

I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to Ouray and the Box Canyon Lodge.

We are fortunate to have a team as focused as we are on creating an ideal relaxation getaway for our guests.
Clean comfortable rooms, Meticulously maintained grounds, and friendly, professional service are very important to us every day.
Our all natural mineral hot spring tubs are a wonderful way to begin or end a day of adventuring in Southwest Colorado. The views are spectacular, giving the impression of being far away from the troubles of day to day life.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of our property, and we hope to see you again soon!

Best Regards,

Karen Avery
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Grand Junction, CO
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2013

Hands down, the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs has the BEST place to soak and enjoy the incredible views! We've never found anywhere else like it in Colorado.
Room: Very clean and extremely comfortable beds. Very cozy!!
Staff: Very friendly. They have coffee, hot chocolate and muffins available in the morning, before heading to the hot tub. PERFECT!!
Hot tubs: Steamy inviting hot tubs great for relaxing and looking over the cliffs surrounding Ouray. If it snows.....ALL THE BETTER!
You DEFINITELY won't regret staying here....one of a kind lodging in Colorado!!

Room Tip: Rooms in the back building are closer to the hot tubs and usually very quiet.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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kavery123, Owner at Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, responded to this review, 10 January 2014
Dear gdirst,
Thank you so much for sharing your recent visit with us.

There is truly nothing quite like enjoying a steaming cup of coffee and a morning soak in the mineral hot spring tubs! I am so pleased you were able to enjoy this particular experience. The steam from the tubs as giant snowflakes melt in the water, add a certain surreal charm to the already amazing views.

Our goal at the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs is to provide every guest with an ideal escape. From clean comfortable rooms, to long soaks in our natural hot springs and excellent service, our focus is always on you.

Once again, thank you for your review, and we look forward to seeing you again and again!

Best Regards,

Karen Avery
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Lynnfield, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2013

We enjoyed the true "tubs" to soak in and the comfortable beds at this otherwise average hotel which we booked last minute in Ouray. It was quiet and the location (walk to town) was good -
the breakfast was okay and we did appreciate the rustic decor.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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kavery123, Owner at Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, responded to this review, 21 December 2013
Dear bsa819,

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your recent visit with us.

The Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs is an older property with the good fortune to have a team as proud of maintaining the property as we are. Every room is meticulously clean, and designed to provide a comfortable relaxing environment for our guests to escape to after a day adventuring in the magnificent San Juan Mountains.

Our mineral hot spring tubs, tiered up the hillside in the courtyard area are indeed wonderful. Soaking in the waters, ranging in temperature from 104 to 108 degrees, particularly during the winter months, as the steam from the hot spring water rises up, melting snowflakes as they fall, combined with the views, is truly an experience.

It is hard to believe sometimes how convenient the hotel is to many activities. Easy walking distance to all of the shops on Main Street in one direction, and to a variety of hiking trails as well as the world famous Ouray Ice Park, we are indeed blessed with the best of both worlds!

Once again, thank you for your review of our property, and we do hope to see you again soon.

Kind regards,

Karen Avery
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Grand Junction, Colorado
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

We love this place! Clean, hospitable, hot tubs only available for the guests of the hotel. It's our nice weekend getaway. You can either sit in the hot tubs while it's snowing, or go for a nice hike to Box Canyon Falls.

Room Tip: Rooms upstairs are quieter, but try to get one overlooking the hot tubs. That way, you can keep your...
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Green Features: They use the water from the hot springs to warm the rooms.
  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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kavery123, Owner at Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, responded to this review, 29 November 2013
Dear Ashley T,

Thanks so much for sharing your visit with us!
It's always a pleasure to hear from our guests regarding their stay, and I am so glad you had the chance to soak in our natural mineral hot springs while it was snowing!
Honestly, I agree that is one of the most magical experiences, particularly after a hike to the falls.
Box canyon Falls are truly spectacular in the cooler months, as the water begins to ice over, the colors of the sun reflecting in that tiny little canyon are indeed amazing.
We are fortunate at the Box Canyon to have a team in place who takes such pride in the rooms and grounds. This is one thing that definitely adds to the feeling of being at home when visiting us.
Thank you again for your review, and we look forward to your next visit.

Kind Regards,

Karen Avery
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El Paso
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

Rooms were average nothing fancy but clean. Staff was extremely helpful with things to do and places to eat. The best thing is the location, you can walk from your room right into Box Canyon Falls which is a must see. Also you are walking distance from town to all the shops, bars, and such.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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kavery123, Owner at Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, responded to this review, 11 November 2013
Dear Michael H,

It is always such a pleasure to hear from our guests!

At the Box Canyon Lodge, or goal is to give each one of our guests stellar service, and to provide clean, comfortable rooms.
The Box Canyon Park is indeed a must see while visiting Ouray. It is hard to describe the full effect of this magnificent natural wonder! We are just a short walk to the entrance of the Box Canyon Falls, as well as an easy stroll to all of the restaurants and shops on Main Street, yet still seem far enough away to provide a quiet peaceful visit.
I am glad you enjoyed your stay, and do hope to see you again soon.

Best Regards,

Karen Avery
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Cortez, Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Great location near the south end of the Perimeter Trail and Box Canyon, comfortable, impeccably clean rooms, nice focus on green products and practices. Walking distance to all restaurants and shop on Main Street.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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kavery123, Owner at Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, responded to this review, 11 November 2013
Dear Lisa612013,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent visit with us!

The Box canyon Lodge definitely does have a prime location in Ouray. Nestled in the southwest corner of town, we are easily accessible to everything from hiking to shopping, all an easy stroll in either direction.
We take great pride in providing our guests with clean, comfortable accommodations , and maintain our property to very high standards.
From geothermal heat throughout the property, to recycling bins in each guest room, we are very conscious of our environment, and, being a hotel, understand the importance of minimizing our carbon footprint as much as possible. We are fortunate to have guest and staff who share our passion.

Thank you again for writing a review of our property. We look forward to your next visit to Ouray and the Box Canyon Lodge!

Best Regards,

Karen Avery
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Additional Information about Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs

Property: Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs
Address: 45 Third Avenue, Ouray, CO 81427
Region: United States > Colorado > Ouray
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Ouray
#4 Romantic Hotel in Ouray
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs 2.5*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs is Ouray's most popular getaway experience. We offer extremely clean, attractively decorated rooms with a unique rustic flair. Our rooms range from king sized suites to beautifully designed honeymoon suites. Our rooms come equipped with Satellite TV, Wi Fi, and microwaves. Kitchens and fireplaces are also available for select rooms. Our hot tubs are what keeps our guests returning every year. Utilizing the natural local hot springs, our barrel shaped hot tubs offer a relaxing and unique experience for our guests. Open all day long, our guests enjoy a beautiful view of the San Juan Mountainside, under a gorgeous sky or a blanket of stars. Our guests enjoy relaxing in our springs after a long hike or jeep trip up the mountain during the summer, or after a challenging ski trip or ice climbing excursion in the winter. The natural, beautiful countryside offers the perfect backdrop to a wedding as well. We are able to accommodate wedding parties with advance notice. Join us for your next getaway, and see why our guests keep coming back every year. ... more   less 
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