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River's Edge Motel
Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Ouray
Certificate of Excellence
Amarillo, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Felt like home!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2011

We will definitely be back. The owners truly care about the well-being of their guests. The rooms are pretty, comfortable, & very clean. When you go up to the "breakfast room" you feel a sense of "family" among the guests-which is instilled by the owners. We rate the place A+ and highly recommend it!

  • Stayed October 2011
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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2011

My wife and I operated a very popular inn in the 1980s in another mountain town much like Ouray, and in the years that followed I was a hotel consultant, then executive in lodging. It's very rare that I find authentic innkeepers doing it well regardless of size, cost, or style. These guys are doing it right. While we all have bad days and are human, you can't fake this-- either you are genuinely concerned about the guests' entire experience or not. We stayed for five nights at the end of Sept, with our dog, and the weather and fall color gods were with us, but even if rain or snow had kept us inside we would have had a great time.

For serious hikers, try the oak creek falls about 2500 ft up towards T'ride, then the Wiesbaden hot springs and vapor caves- for $15 bucks it's a steal-- I had a rare massage that included 3 hours of springs and vapor for under $ 100-- beats stocks any day.

We also enjoyed O'Brien's Pub http://obrienspubouray.com/ and Ouray Mountain Sports where you will find a rare authentic climbing shop http://ouraysports.com/

We've spent the last several vacations in Co. mountain towns. My wife and I can recommend River's Edge and Ouray with absolutely no risk, particularly for those seeking a high quality experience at exceptional value.

My only recommendation for these great innkeepers is to hire some part-time help as soon as the P&L allows--we don't want you getting burned out because we intend to be back soon--and perhaps enclose the outside seating area adjacent to the breakfast room (with big sliders to let the fresh air in on nice days like we had. One of the things we learned in the 1980s was that when you serve a great breakfast for free, guests just swarm the place.... all our best -- and enjoy your stay folks -- Mark & Betsy Montgomery (+Sophie)

Room Tip: We were on the second floor, which was no problem. Our dog was a bit afraid of the see-through stair...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Mark M
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Houston, Texas
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2011

We enjoyed our stay at The Rivers Edge on our 10-7-2011 thru 10-10-2011 trip. Dave and Chad the proprietors, worked very hard to make sure our stay was enjoyable. Our room was clean and well kept, breakfast was good and the view was wonderfull. Dave and Chad not only ran the business but they also cleaned the room and served breakfast. I would highly recomend "The Rivers Edge" for your Ouray vacation.

Dave and Tommie

Room Tip: Check web site for floor plans.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank David M
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Sheboygan WI
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2011

This was my third stay at Dave and Chads mountain get away. They have added air conditioners and new carpet to all the rooms. Like always they treat you like family, never acting like you are bother with any request. Rooms and the property are very quiet. Spend some time on the property and you will make new friends and get the latest 4X4 trail updates. I timed my walk to the grocery store, just under 5 minutes. The only bad thing this trip was the weather, I had planned on spending a day sitting outside enjoy the view of the mountains but the weather didn't cooperate. This is a great place to stay if you plan of doing some off roading. Most of the trips are an easy half day except for Blackbear. If you don't feel up to driving yourself, San Juan tours is less than a minutes walk and worth the price. I plan on going back next September.
They deserve your business and never take your business for granted.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2011

We love this place! This was our third year staying at the Rivers Edge, and even though we
had a travel trailer this year, we still wanted to make a stop at this wonderful motel. Our dog is
always welcome, and the innkeepers are so friendly, hard-working and attentive. The complimentary breakfast is great, and the rooms are always clean and well-maintained. We
will definitely be back!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank vanessabean
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Delray Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2011

I made reservations for the Rivers Edge based on it's good reviews. When we arrived we were surprised by the large room which included a small kitchen and dining area and a nice sized sleeping area. My first impression was that the room was definitely not cozy or welcoming but, for the price, I didn't expect the Ritz. I expect two things from a hotel/motel room...that it is clean and I can get a good night's sleep. The room was clean. But the beds were a huge problem. They had those floral covers on them that don't show dirt and you never know when they were last washed. The sheets were slightly greying poly and the pillows were flat little pancakes. That bed was the hardest bed we have ever tried to sleep on and neither of us got much sleep as a result. It was impossibly hard and we both had backaches by morning. The hotel itself had lovely baskets of flowers everywhere and the location is excellent. We didn't have our little dog along but loved that dogs were welcome in the hotel. The owners get points for that alone. This is the first bad review I have ever written and I don't like doing it but since I and many others rely on these reviews when choosing a place to stay, I feel it is necessary. I am mystified that we are the only guests that found the beds impossibly hard and so uncomfortable it affected our ability to sleep. We stayed in room #23 and perhaps they have different bedding...? We found the restaurants of Ouray average or below but that is not the reason for visiting beautiful Ouray. Hint to the owners-charge 20 bucks more and provide cotton sheets and a down like conforter with a white freshly washed duvet cover. It would magically change the look and feel of the room. Oh, and a softer mattress please!!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank SantaFeGirl2000
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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2011

The Rivers Edge is a great place to stay. The landscaping was beautiful and the scenery breath taking. The owners, Dave and Chad, make you feel more like friends then customers. The accomidations were always clean, with excellent attention to detail. The location of the motel removes you from the bustle from the main street in Ouray, but is with in easy walking distance of the downtown. The fresh chocolate chip cookies served at breakfet are outstanding. We were not traveling with our dogs, but the Rivers Edge is pet friendly. We may very well bring Bella next year. All in all you can't go wrong staying at the Rivers Edge. We cant wait for next year.

Room Tip: We stayed in a room in the main building it was fantastic.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Bill B
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Property: River's Edge Motel
Address: 100 7th Ave, Ouray, CO 81427
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:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Ouray
#6 Family Hotel in Ouray
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — River's Edge Motel 2.5*
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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