Nestled in a picturesque valley in Southwestern Colorado, Ouray feels as if you’ve stepped into a fairy tale. Nicknamed the “Switzerland of America,” Ouray has a quiet and majestic charm that can be felt throughout its history.
With waterfalls cascading into the city, nearby steaming hot springs, babbling brooks echoing off the surrounding mountains, and a surviving old world grandeur that is rarely found, this jewel of Colorado is a wonderful escape year-round, offering a wide variety of activities, dining, and breathtaking natural wonders. When searching for lodging in Ouray, the place to stay is The Beaumont Hotel and Spa.
Built in 1886, The Beaumont Hotel and Spa is known as the “Flagship of the San Juans.” The only luxury hotel in Ouray, notable guests throughout history have stayed at this beautiful property.
U.S. Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover as well as King Leopold of Belgium have stayed at the hotel in the past, while more recent guests Oprah Winfrey and Angie Dickinson have enjoyed the updated hotel which retains its old world majesty.
New amenities such as on-site dining, shopping, and full-service spa provide modern convenience with an ambiance that cannot be beat.
The twelve elegant rooms of the beautifully boutique hotel each have unique character and refined charm. With a stunning Grand Staircase and beautiful glass atrium, the hotel has much to offer visually, as well as its top-notch service-oriented staff.
Showcasing elegant and authentic décor throughout the hotel, the suites are well-appointed and decorated with reproductions and restorations alike. From fairytale weddings to special occasions or mountain getaways, there is something for everyone at this historic property.
King Leopold Junior Suite
The King Leopold Junior Suite is a perfect place to rest your stately head. Bright and sunny, the namesake of the royal visitor from Belgium is South-facing with mountain views. The large bathroom with marble vanity will have guests wishing for their own country to oversee by the end of their stay.
The Tower Grand Suite
The Tower Grand Suite is complete with wrought iron spiral staircase and Cathedral ceilings. Available to connect with the adjoining Twin Peaks Suite, this two-story suite overlooks Main Street. The main-floor, carved wood, queen-sized bed exudes the richness of the hotel and the Morse reclining chairs are the perfect way to unwind at the end of a long day.
The Dragonfly Suite
The Dragonfly Suite with Tiffany-style stained glass chandeliers and beautiful dragonfly detailing in the coffered ceiling take guests back to a time of the Gold Boom itself, while still offering in-room Wi-Fi, concierge services, and premium satellite channels. Overlooking Main Street and the surrounding mountains, this beautiful room feels like the inside of a jewelry box.
From cocktails in the Voodoo Lounge to enjoying an evening in the opulent Grand Ballroom, dining in The Bistro to luxuriating in the full-service spa, the views and location alone are reason enough to visit Beaumont Hotel.
Located in the heart of Ouray, the streets lined with Victorian era buildings, nearby Box Canon Falls, nearby hot springs, and fresh mountain streams draw visitors from both near and far. The Beaumont Hotel and Spa is the best of all worlds, affording visitors luxury accommodations combined with mountain magnificence in the picturesque valley town of Ouray, Colorado.
If You Go
Ouray is located just under 6 hours southwest from Denver or about two hours northeast of Durango.
Due to the historic nature of the building and healthy respect for the authenticity of the finishings, furniture, and retreat-like atmosphere, the hotel is unable to accommodate children under the age of 16.
The Beaumont Hotel and Spa
505 Main St
Ouray, CO 81427
Reservation line: 888.447.3255
To learn more about Ouray, visit www.ouraycolorado.com.
Chad Chisholm is a Denver-based travel writer and photographer, his work is featured at JustLuxe, Denver Life Magazine, Colorado Expression, The Denver Post, Jump! Magazine, and various other outlets.