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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Secret Garden

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Secret Garden
Ranked #3 of 8 Ouray B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Crested Butte, Colorado
1 review
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“A great place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

We stayed for a Friday night. Sara was delightful and gave us good advice on what to do while we were in town. Breakfast was wonderful. The room was great, probably the most comfortable sheets I've ever slept on! I would definitely recommend The Secret Garden to others!

Room Tip: The Devonshire!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Ridgway, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

The Secret Garden was a lovely place to hold a fund-raiser event. Sara and her staff served a delicious luncheon for 30 guests and we received many, many compliments for the Austrian menu food. We are grateful to have such a quality caterer in our small town -- thank you!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

This sweet B&B is a gem. The rooms are well appointed. The beds and linens are excellent. Our room had a great view of the morning sunrise on the mountain. Best of all were the homemade breakfasts that Sara makes. She made our stay in Ouray special.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

After a long drive from Boulder, what a pleasure to stay at Secret Garden for three nights and experience excellent hospitality, delicious food, comfort and charming accommodations. Sara, the proprietor/owner, could not have been more welcoming and did all in her power to make sure we had a lovely and enjoyable place to stay while attending some events in Ouray. This B&B was also very convenient for accessing Ouray locations and happenings. With all the comforts of home and much more, this is a place I will choose again in the future. First class all the way! Linda from Boulder

Room Tip: All the rooms were beautifully decorated and had wonderful beds. Great sleeping - I never heard a s...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

From the rave reviews, we probably had higher than normal expectations. We've stayed at 30+ BnB's and this one just missed the mark for us. The location is ideal for exploring the area and Sarah is very friendly. This just wasn't our type of BnB, but others may love this personal, almost family-like atmosphere.

This experience made us feel like we were staying with relatives and just felt like things were too "close" or familiar. We like the casualness of most BnB's, but felt uncomfortable here.

The decor in our room seemed to be a catch-all of mismatched odd furnishings and knickknacks. The bed was comfortable and had nice sheets.

We didn't expect our bathroom to be detached from the bedroom, so this didn't help our experience and the shower was difficult to use since it is a clawfoot tub with a curtain around it and nowhere to put your shampoo, conditioner and soap while bathing.

For breakfast, it felt like I was walking into someone's personal kitchen. I didn't like that the yogurt container was already open and communal in such that anyone could dip their spoon into it and then it was put back in the fridge.

It wasn't a terrible experience, but we wouldn't return nor recommend to friends.

Room Tip: The top floor "suite" is two separate bedrooms that share a bathroom. You can reserve both...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

This was our first trip to southwest Colorado. We stayed in Ouray at Secret Garden for three nights in October 2013. Secret Garden is a beautiful place to stay to enjoy Ouray. Our room was large and cozy with a gas fireplace and a beautiful bathroom. Sara is an excellent cook and wonderful hostess! Her breakfasts are delicious! She knows a lot about the town and surrounding area, which is so helpful for visitors like us. It is walking distance to great restaurants in Ouray and to the Ouray Perimeter Trail. We were so sorry when it was time to leave this delightful b&b. We look forward to returning. Perfect!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Newkirk, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

My daughter Lindsay was married at the Secret Garden on October 5. It was absolutely perfect! The garden and "house" were absolutely beautiful...very warm and charming. Not only was the scenery breathtaking, Sarah, the owner, was an amazing hostess, her employees were very professional, and the food was fabulous! It was everything we had dreamed of and more. I would highly recommend The Secret Garden for any special event! It was delightful!
Laura Ross

Room Tip: There is a hot springs pool and fitness center less than 5 minutes from the bed and breakfast.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Secret Garden

Property: 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 (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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