Ouray Victorian Inn

The Ouray Victorian Inn, located along the beautiful Uncompahgre River, offers very clean, newly updated rooms, family suites and meeting facilities. All have spectacular views of southwest Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. Guests may relax on our comfortable patios and gardens with views of the mountains or the river, enjoy our complimentary hot breakfast or soak in our hot tubs.  

Awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2012

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Latitude: 38.020171 Longitude: -107.67462 Elevation: 7743 ft
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Lodging Style and Amenities

The Ouray Victorian Inn is a small family run hotel, where you will be welcomed as guests and treated like family. Our size and style lets us provide each guest the personal attention and the level of service that they desire.  

We offer you clean, comfortable rooms, always. If you are traveling with your family, you may wish to choose our Family Suite or a room with two queen beds. By yourself? Select a room with a king-sized bed and a sofa to stretch out on. Accompanied by your dogs? Choose one of our clean pet-friendly rooms.

 Each of our sunny, spacious rooms offers spectacular views, comfortable seating, complimentary in-room wireless high speed internet connections, mini-refrigerators, coffeemakers, clock-radios, television with multiple free  movie channels,  air conditioning with guest controlled thermostats, luxery bedding and bath linens, organic soaps and shampoo. And from each one, you will hear the river all night long.

Breakfast Style Served

Full and Hearty Breakfast

Season Open

All year

Additional Services and Amentities Available

 

We are located at the walk-in entrance to Ouray Box Canyon and Ice Park, and 2 blocks from Ouray’s historic Main Street, shopping, and restaurants and less than 1 mile from the Hot Springs Pool in Ouray. We also is an excellent base from which to explore Telluride and Silverton less than an hour away

Rate Range

winter $80-130 summer $125-$170

Driving Directions

 

From Montrose and the Montrose airport:

             Head west on County Rd toward Creative Pl      0.8 mi

            Turn left at US-50 Frontage E                             0.2 mi

            Take the 1st right toward N Townsend Ave                      187 ft

            Take the 1st left onto N Townsend Ave               5.2 mi

            Continue onto US-550 S                                              34.0 mi

            Turn right at 3rd Ave

             Destination will be on the right                         0.1 mi

 

From the north:

             US-550 S into Ouray

             Turn right at 3rd Ave. Destination will be on the right in 0.1 mi

 

From the south

             US-550 N into Ouray

             Turn left at 3rd Ave. Destination will be on the right in 0.1 mi

Eco-Friendly Notes

We are constantly looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint and be more efficient in the way we use resources.  Currently, we have several Green programs in place.

 Recycling: The Victorian Inn is one of the few Hotels in Ouray with a recycling program.  We recycle bottles, cans, plastic drink bottles, and paper. 

Energy efficiency: We have replaced all the lights in the guest rooms and public areas with LED and Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) that  use 50 - 80% less energy than incandescent light bulbs. Our housekeepers use natural lighting as much as possible and are trained to turn all lights off when leaving a room.

In the heating season, we encourage guests to leave drapes open to take advantage of the natural solar gain from our south facing windows.  We also utilize a two step heating system, using efficient hot-water heating to maintain a base level of heat  which limits the amount of heat that must be provided by the individual units located in each room

While each room is air conditioned, we encourage our guests to open the windows, and let the natural convection of the mountain air and breezes from the river behind the Inn cool the room naturally. All rooms have operable windows and excellent cross ventilation. 

We also specify energy star certification for all new appliances and have replaced most room televisions with more efficient flat screen units. 

Water Conservation; We change bed linens every fourth day and at check out to reduce the amount of water and detergents used for washing.  We encourage guests to reuse towels by hanging them up. Our housekeepers are trained to report any dripping faucets or running toilets so they can be repaired immediately. 

Cleaning materials: We have eliminated nearly all of the chemicals formerly used for cleaning rooms and public spaces, replacing them with non-toxic and safer solutions that still provide the same level of cleanliness.  We purchase all cleaning materials in bulk so that we can use refillable hand spray containers for all cleaning materials.

We are continually looking for ways to reduce impacts in the overall operations of the hotel.

Locally or Family Owned Business Notes

The Inn was built in 1987 on the site of the Rice Lumber yard, after the lumber yard was destroyed by fire.  It was designed to compliment the historic Victorian architecture of Ouray, which dates back to the 1870's.  Shortly after its completion, the Inn was awarded a Historical Society Architectural Award for design excellence in a new commercial building. There are many photographs of old Ouray scattered about the property that give you a sense of what Ouray was like in times past.

In 1991, the Inn was purchased by Gary and Debbie Wild. At that time, most of the hotels in town were open only in summer, which is still the busiest part of the year. Gary, an avid ice climber wanted to stay open for the winter as well. So, the Wilds, together with their son-in-law Bill Whitt, created a winter season in Ouray by spearheading the development of the Ouray Ice Park and facilitating the Telluride discount Ski Program. The Victorian or ‚ÄúVic‚ÄĚ became the place to be during the Ice season.¬† Today the Ice Park is an internationally known Ice climbing venue that attracts ice climbers from all over the world and the Victorian Inn is still the place to be during the Ice season.

The Inn was again sold in December 2008, this time to Jan and Brian Lisk, the current owners.  They moved here from Chicago with their two sons, Jeff and Max, as well as Junior the Cat. Roscoe the PHD (Perfect Hotel Dog) and official dog greeter was added to the family after arriving in Ouray.

As the owners, Jan and Brian are committed to providing the best hotel experience possible. Because the Victorian Inn is a small family run hotel, you will be welcomed as guests and treated like family. The hotel size and style provides each guest the personal attention and the level of service that they desire.

Since 2009, the hotel has been extensively renovated.   Each room has been redecorated, the bath areas updated, and the bedding upgraded with luxury linens and towels, duvet and covers, and new pillows. Organic soaps, lotions and shampoo have been introduced.  In addition, air conditioning has been installed as has free WiFi and television services.  Each room has a flat screen TV which replaced the older televisions sets.

New landscaping, paint and patio furniture were added in the common areas and the River Patio was built. Finally the breakfast room received a complete and charming overhaul.

Pet Friendly Notes

. Pet-friendly rooms are available as single king or single queen bedrooms as well as double queen or full bed configurations. Not all of our rooms are suitable for dogs however, so you must select a dog friendly room at the

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