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“Headed to Ouray - River's Edge is the place to stay” 5 of 5 stars
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River's Edge Motel
PO Box 546, Ouray, CO 81427   |  
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Ranked #2 of 14 Hotels in Ouray
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Headed to Ouray - River's Edge is the place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Lovely spot, clean rooms, charming hosts and great location. Off the main road but within walking distance of everything. Incredibly pet friendly. Beautifully landscaped, and the grounds are inviting.

Room Tip: 2nd floor, near the river has best views.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

My family of 4 including 2 college age sons stayed at the Rivers Edge after a week and a half in Moab and Southwest Colorado. We had never been to Ouray and are so glad we ended our trip there, and that we found the Rivers Edge. It is a lovely motel by the river with beautiful grounds and larger than normal rooms. The landscaping is just beautiful and transforms this place into a sanctuary of peace. I wish I could have sat on a bench by the river for hours -- that's how nice and peaceful it was, with beautiful flowers and plants, butterflies and hummingbirds. The property also has 2 hot tubs by the river, a fire pit outside at night, and complimentary breakfast with delicious homemade cookies. The room was bigger than a regular motel room -- in addition to the normal sleeping area with 2 beds, it had a sitting area with a pull out couch, which made it perfect for 4 adults. Although the rooms are a little older, they are very clean and well taken care of. The owners are very helpful and attentive too -- it almost felt like we were in a B&B. The motel is also in a great location -- just a couple of blocks off the main street in Ouray, so walking distance to everything in town. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Very lovely and peaceful setting next to the river - the landscaping done by Chad and Dave is beautiful. It is an older motel, but very clean and well taken care of. The owners are very accommodating and helpful. Will recommend to all our friends.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We stayed 5 nights and enjoyed everything about the Rivers Edge. The grounds are full of flowers, 2 hot tubs to relax in, a fire pit to enjoy at night, breakfast with homemade cookies, and its in a great location. To top it off, Chad and Dave are the Perfect hosts. They even recommended great places to eat every night. This is a wonderful place to stay!!!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We simply adored this lovely motel by the river. It is only about 2 short blocks off the main street in Ouray, yet it seems worlds away. The peaceful, beautiful river runs by the property.
Breakfast was included and was a variety of cereals, hot and cold, along with waffles and plentiful juices/teas/coffees.

We'd stay here again in a flash. I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I along with my sister and brother-in-law recently spent a night at this wonderful place. Our only regret was that we weren't able to stay longer! The location is wonderful right along the river's edge as the name says. Our rooms were a rustic western decor which we loved. We had room 30 which had wonderful picture windows that looked out on the river and a wonderful deck outside with views of the river and mountains. Falling asleep at night to the sound of the river was so soothing. This is a dog friendly motel and while we weren't able to bring our own dogs there were plenty of dogs that other guests brought that we were able to pet! The owners really care about their guests and make u feel welcome. Their suggestions on restaurants in town were spot on and the breakfast they provide on site was quite nice. You can't go wrong staying at the River's Edge. We definitely plan a return visit.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

My husband and I stayed here with our little dog for three nights. We walked the short distance to Main Street often and appreciated the convenient location of our motel. Other motels in Ouray that also received very good reviews looked to be very busy and crowded, full of motorcycles and people. We liked being able to return to our lovely and peaceful setting. Our room, #25, was on the 2nd floor and it was an effort to carry everything up the metal grid stairway, but the view from our doorway was so magnificent that we were glad we were up high. It was nice to have chairs right outside the door to enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Our dog balked at the open stairs, but he wanted to follow his pack so he managed to place his tiny feet on the metal strips and follow us up and down. Everything was very clean and neat, and with a bit of organization we managed to fit all of our stuff in the rather small queen room. We would love to stay there again, but would pay for a larger room next time in order to have more elbow room and a kitchenette.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: PO Box 546, Ouray, CO 81427
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Location: United States > Colorado > Ouray
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Ouray
#2 Family Hotel in Ouray
#2 Romantic Hotel in Ouray
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
QUIET PEACEFUL CONVENIENT Located on the banks of the uncompaghre river, among towering trees and fresh crisp mountain air, our motel and lodge boasts great accommodations, affordable prices, scenic mountain views and one acre of manicured gardens and landscape. Our Ouray Colorado hotel on the Uncompaghre River is located 1.5 blocks from Ouray's historic downtown. Our resort style accommodations are within walking distance of all shops, restaurants, attractions and the cites hot springs pool. The Ouray Ice Park and the well-known Ouray Box Canyon Falls are also a short distance from your stay here at the Rivers Edge Motel. End your day here at your "home away form home." Bask in our hot tubs or relax on our river patio. Come home to the Rivers Edge. Slumber to sleep with the symphony of the rivers song. Imagine life so good, it can't get any better. ... more   less 
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