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“The food was the BEST!”
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Secret Garden
Ranked #3 of 8 Ouray B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 2, 2011

Sara was the BEST! She fed our group of Great Old Broads for Wilderness breakfast and dinner for 4 days and blew us away with her terrific, fresh, creative meals that satisfied perfectly after our days hiking in nearby wild places. I

We were begging for recipes...something older women usually don't feel compelled to do! Sara will accommodate any special dietary needs without making anyone feel they are a bother. Her humor, hard work and dedication to serving truly delicious food is unparalleled.

Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 27, 2011

How can you miss, with the San Juan mountains surrounding a darling B&B, beautiful grounds, delicious meals (breakfast and wedding reception), great service and a warm hostess (Sara Sharpe)? Only 3 rooms, but they are darling for the bride to get ready for the ceremony and a few family members. There are other places to stay close by in Ouray - for other family members and friends. We did jeep rides, hikes, climbs, cruised the darling shops.

Highly recommend Sara's breakfasts: cornmeal pancakes light as air (she shared the recipe with me later); egg stratas, light an fluffy muffins.

Reception: best beef tenderloin for a crowd ever, and delicious chicken. Delicious wedding desserts, like the chocolate mouse wedding cake.

Thank you, Sara, for all you did to make our stay a wonderful memory to treasure.

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Reviewed July 25, 2011

My husband and I visited Ouray and were amazed with the b&b we found. We had a wonderful time and felt right at home. The garden is amazing with spectacular views. We loved walking into a very nice clean house. After hiking Mt. Sneffles soaking in the hot tub was the best. We had scintillating conversations with Sara while enjoying a delicious breakfast. We can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 12, 2011

We are a family of four (4 and 2 yrs old boys) and we had the greatest time at the secret garden! Our room was lovely, the food was great, the hostess is very gracious, the garden is breathtaking (and spacious enough for our boys to run around after breakfast :)). We would definitely recommend it to a family and even more to couples (soooo romantic!)

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 10, 2011

I can't say enough about the welcoming appeal of this property. There are multiple gardens surrounding a clean and quaint home, and indeed, from the moment we arrived, (late!) the proprietor and heart of Secret Garden, Sara Sharpe, was there to meet and welcome us to her home.
The meals were wonderful, and any special needs were promptly and happily answered.
While very close to the heart of town (an easy walk), the property has the feel of being tucked away in it's own private space ,trees everywhere, and the most beautiful river just steps away. Making your way into the town of Ouray is a must, with great restaurants,pubs, and of course shopping!
We would without hesitation recommend this gorgeous and well-run Secret treasure to any CO traveler!

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Reviewed July 8, 2011

My wife and I chose this B&B based on other traveler reviews and we were likewise not disappointed (we stayed for seven nights). Sara is an excellent host and caters to your every need--especially at breakfast. The location is perfect a flew blocks off downtown Ouray within easy walking distance of local shopping and dining. While I have no basis for comparision with other Ouray lodging we believe we made a very good decision to stay here and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others. The property is very well maintained and beautiful and of course is located in the Little Switzerland of America with numerous outdoor activities (hiking, biking, jeep tours, mine tours, etc.). Makes a great base for exploration of nearby towns such as Ridgway and Telluride. We hope to return and believe you will find this a very nice B&B if staying in Ouray. Our best wishes to Sara!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 3, 2011

My sister and I stayed at Secret Garden while on a 'road trip' and it was fabulous. The room and bathroom were very spacious, beds comfortable, and the decor elegant, with a variety of soaps and lotions that were an extra touch. Sara offers gracious hospitality and cares about her guests. We wanted an early breakfast so we could get on the road and that was no problem. We treasure the conversation shared and Sara's caring spirit.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Secret Garden

Address: 101 6 Ave., PO Box 862, Ouray, CO 81427-0862
Location: United States > Colorado > Ouray
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Ouray
Price Range: $143 - $276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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