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“The best mountain Bed and Breakfast!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Secret Garden
Ranked #3 of 9 Ouray B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Golden, Colorado
1 review
“The best mountain Bed and Breakfast!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2011

My fiance and I stayed at the secret garden to see if it was the place we wanted to host our reception for our wedding. When we arrived the first thing Sara did was give me a huge hug and from that second forward we were blown away by her hospitality! The house was so cozy and inviting. The rooms were all wonderful, each with its own sort of theme. I also couldn't have asked for a better view of the mountains from the house, especially while enjoying the hot tub that sits on her wrap-around deck. Sara herself was friendly, professional, a wonderful cook, and new her stuff when it came to wedding details. She's helped make the whole process a lot less stressful! It was also neat to find out how well she works with the other wedding vendors in the area. We are excited to get to know her better during the process of planning our wedding and can't wait until the day!
Thank you Sara,
R&R

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Olathe, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2011

The room and bathroom was very clean and very lovely and 'homey' feeling, the bed cozy and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious, host was very friendly and made me feel right at home. I love how much it feels like a home away from home. I would recommend the Secret Garden to anyone. :) For sure coming back!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2011

This is the second time we have stayed at the Secret Garden. Sarah's B&B is a very cozy and quiet place to stay in Ouray. We are planning our wedding at the Secret Garden this summer. Sarah is a great chef and cooks up wonderful and filling breakfast. The location is great with everything within walking distace. Going out to dinner, then stoped by the Ourayle House Brewery for a beer, and toped off the night in the hot tub watching it snow and great views.
You will love the Secret Garden!!!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Ridgway, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2011

I run a women's ice climbing program called "Chicks with Picks" - don't laugh, we've been in business for twelve years and we take this business of climbing very seriously. Not only do we teach women to ice climb, we organize workshops and dinners each night. This year, I hired Sara Sharp at the Secret Garden B&B in Ouray CO to cook dinner our group - we were able to walk to her Inn and enjoy a warm meal around the fireplace.
My girls get off the ice hungry and everyone commented that after twelve years, this is the best meal we have had! I agree, Sara went out of her way to accommodate a lot of challenging food issues with our group of over 30 women. It was memorable -- we left oohing and aahing, plus we were full. Her B&B is super cozy and she is a fabulous cook - what more could you want for a special event. One-stop-shopping at Secret Garden.
Thank you Sarah!!! Kim Reynolds
Head Chick
Chicks with Picks

Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
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Delta, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2010

My husband and I got married at the Secret Garden in October 2010- we eloped- just us- no guests. What a fabulously romantice retreat the Secret Garden is. We stayed in the Kensington Room and woke every morning to the beautiful fall colors. Sarah, the Inn Keeper, arranged everything for our very intimate ceremony. Afterward she cooked us the most delicious dinner. We would highly recommend to anyone wanting to elope or have a small private wedding to check out the Secret Garden and would especially recommend it during the off-season when the inn is less busy so as to have place more to yourself. We would also highly recommend having Sarah prepare dinner for you at least one night- she is an unbelievable chef. For couples seeking a romantic getaway- this is the place!!!!!!!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank rfoll22
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Montrose, Colorado
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2010

It couldn't have been better!! Sara was fun to work with - especially in planning the menu for the wedding reception. She is a brilliant chef and uses fresh and local foods! Our guests are still talking about how great the food was!! Not only was the food wonderful, Secret Garden itself provided a beautiful venue for our wedding reception. Only but great things to say!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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98 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2010

While visiting family in this area of Colorado we spent three nights at Sara's pleasant and quiet "secret garden". We had one of the smaller bedrooms with the bath across the hall. The bed was comfortable and the street was quiet--we slept well. In the morning we were greeted by a cheerful Sara who effortlessly served us such things as a potato and spinach frittata (ingredients from the local CSA), orange French toast, Apple pancakes, eggs cooked "our way" and a wonderful selection of muffins. Though it was getting late in the year the yard was still blooming and we helped ourselves to luscious fresh raspberries. I would definitely recommend this B&B.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lyn49006
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Property: Secret Garden
Address: 101 6 Ave., PO Box 862, Ouray, CO 81427-0862
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Location: United States > Colorado > Ouray
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Ouray
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Secret Garden 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The sounds of songbirds and gurgling brooks greet you in the morning at Secret Garden, even though we are only two blocks from charming Main Street. Enjoy your custom breakfast, prepared by an experienced caterer, in your room, the dining room, or in our lushly-planted gardens. Relax in our hot tub under the stars. Reserve our entire property for your wedding, reunion, corporate meeting, or any other special event. Sorry, no pets. ... more   less 
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