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Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs
Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Ouray
Certificate of Excellence
Naples, Florida
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12 reviews
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“Right in town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

First time in the lovely town of Ouray.Booked the Lodge on line.Nice clean room,Walk to town.The hot tubs were great. Love their local Coffee.Frendly staff.Also has a laundry room.We took a jeep tour while in town.I would stay here again if I were tp come back

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank COLORADOTrip1
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kavery123, Owner at Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, responded to this review, July 21, 2013
Dear COLORADOTrip1

It is always great to hear from people who have visited Ouray and the Box Canyon for the first time.
Located in the southwest corner of town, the lodge is very convenient to both Main Street and a variety of hiking trails.
Our tubs are an absolute gem! Tiered up on the hillside in our courtyard, the views are spectacular, and the all natural mineral hot spring water will soothe away all of the aches of a day spent travelling or exploring the spectacular Uncompahgres.
Our goal is to provide our guests with all of the amenities they expect when away from home while at the same time making every person who visits with us feel welcome and relaxed.
We recently purchased our own coffee company, and roast our beans regularly in the shop in Ridgway, so it is a pleasure to hear you enjoyed.
Thank you for taking the time to review the Box Canyon Lodge, and we do hope you come see us in beautiful Ouray again very soon.

Best Regards,

Karen Avery
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is a favorite time to visit as there is so much to do. The parade and water fights were a blast for our three Grandkids. Be prepared to get soaked as that is the fun...Went to Bon Ton restaurant which we highly reccomend..We stayed at the Box Canyon lodge which is at the bottom os Box Canyon falls..They give out a bag of 4th of july goodies to teir guests..kids are free..We love it there..this town is a must any time of year....Ouray, Colorado...LOVE

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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kavery123, Owner at Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, responded to this review, July 21, 2013
Dear Jane c,

The Fourth of July is definitely a great day in Ouray!
From early morning marathons, to parades and water fights, the feel of the entire town is one of celebration and joy. And of course, with the San Jaun Mountains as a backdrop to the festivities, there is no comparison.
Regardless of the time of year, Ouray is a wonderful place to visit with family. The general ambiance of the town is one of community and welcome, which makes our job particularly easy. Not many people can be in a bad mood when faced with so many happy pleasant people in such a wondrous setting.
Our location is also perfect. Just a short walk to Main Street in one direction, and the Box Canyon Falls in the other, the most difficult decision our guests face is what direction to go first, and before or after soaking in the mineral hot spring tubs.
Thank you so much for your review of our hotel, and we hope to see you and your family again soon.

Best Regards,

Karen Avery
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

When I was looking for places to stay in Ouray, I saw a brochure for Box Canyon Lodge. It showed a picture-perfect scene of a hotel with gorgeous mountains in the background, and people sitting in the hot tub enjoying the view. I actually laughed and commented to my dad that there is no way the place actually looked like that; they must've framed the shots just right.

Then I got there and it was actually as nice as the brochure! Everyone in my group of 3 families loved the place. We thought it was a complete steal.

They have some cozy little hot tubs, and some big wooden swinging benches behind the hot tubs. I walked up to the bench early in the morning to see the sunrise. It provided a terrific view of the mountains and the East Canyon Falls.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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kavery123, Owner at Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, responded to this review, July 21, 2013
Dear Flossychossy,

I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your recent visit!
It is close to impossible to have a bad view in Ouray, and this is particularly so when enjoying a soak in our all natural mineral hot spring tubs.
At the top of the stairs above the tubs, the little area with picnic tables and bench swings is an unexpected surprise. Sitting in one of the bench swings in the early morning is absolutely breathtaking. The view seems to go on forever!
Our goal at the Box Canyon is to create a vacation experience that will last. From our clean, comfortable rooms, friendly professional service, and meticulously maintained grounds, our entire team is focused on our guests.
Thank you for your review, and we hope to see you and your entire family again soon.

Best Regards,

Karen Avery
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Brooksville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

This was our second stay at Box Canyon Lodge. Once again the service was excellent, the property immaculate, room nice & clean. We really like the location with it's own hot springs. It is very quiet here - mostly couples which we like. Also it was nice to have laundry room since we were staying a little longer that last time.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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kavery123, Owner at Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, responded to this review, July 21, 2013
Dear pumpkin002,

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent stay with us.
At the Box Canyon Lodge, our goal is to provide every guest with clean, comfortable rooms, and above average service.
Located in the Southwest corner of town, we have the best of both worlds. Soaking in the mineral hot spring tubs in our courtyard, a sense of peace and seclusion is contrasted only by the spectacular views of town, just a few short blocks away.
It is always a pleasure to hear from guests who continue to return to us, and we look forward to your next visit.

Kind Regards,

Karen Avery
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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

Never been to Ouray, and was excited to go to this humble town in a great setting. Was overwhelmed by all the lodging options, but decided on this great place. Wow was I lucky, because after being in the town for two nights my wife and I said if we come back to Ouray we will always want to stay here. Cute little tubs for soaking on site. The continental breakfast could be expanded a bit from the muffin, apple, juice and coffee though.
Would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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kavery123, Owner at Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, responded to this review, July 21, 2013
Dear rtrh,

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of our property.
I love to hear from guests after their first visit to Ouray, and get a fresh impression of the town and the Box Canyon Lodge.
There are definitely a variety of lodging options in this tiny little mining town, so we are thrilled you chose us! Each property has its own special charm, but the Box Canyon is one of only three hotels in Ouray with its very own all natural mineral hot springs. We have four cedar tubs tiered on the hillside exclusively for the use of our guests.
Part of our Green Initiative is to support our local businesses. Each morning, we offer muffins baked by a local caterer, our own freshly roasted coffee, juice and fruit from the little market on Main Street. Just enough to get a person going, but really, we invite our guests to enjoy a full breakfast at one of the many excellent restaurants in town.
Once again, thank you so much for sharing your recent visit, and we hope to see you time and again in Ouray, and at the Box Canyon!

Best Regards,

Karen Avery
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Dillon, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

have traveled to Ouray before and this lodge had always been booked however we were in luck
this time and and am sure happy that we could enjoy the rest ,romance and relaxation this lodge
provided us... from the hot tubs to the swing above with views to die for romantic to say the least.
Thank you for the opportunity... only downside was a non-working ceiling fan in the room (in the mountains it is barely needed) and the front desk hardly if ever answered the phone in the evenings for questions however they somehow were there in person... otherwise nice amenities
including an on site laundry facility ... would love to go back!!! Highly recommend and check out the Bon-Ton and Beaumont restaurants for great food!!

Room Tip: Liked the rooms at the back of motel near the hot tubs and away from the street more quiet
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Green Features: very environmentally conscious from the geo thermal heating to the recycle bins for towels and bottles and cans located in rooms and with in walking distance to everything in Ouray so no need for car!!
  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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kavery123, Owner at Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Dear travelingtanya_12,

I am so pleased that you were able to stay with us finally and share your visit.
The Box canyon is truly a perfect destination for a romantic escape. As you mentioned, the natural mineral hot spring tubs are ideal for couples to relax together in the evening with the amazing views of Ouray laid out before them.
Every room is designed to provide a clean comfortable escape with all of the modern conveniences one would expect when away from home, with digital air conditioners located in the front window area and controlled by thermostats on the wall for optimum convenience. The ceiling fans in some of our rooms have actually been de-activated so as to avoid any disturbing noise.
The staff at the Box Canyon is dedicated to our guests, occasionally too much so, becoming so engrossed in assisting with dinner arrangements and daily activities, that the phone does not get picked up quickly enough! There are so many wonderful options for dinner in Ouray, it is hard to settle on just one (all the more reason to stay several days!).

Thank you again for review of the Box Canyon Lodge, and we hope to see you many more times!

Best Regards,

Karen Avery
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Ridgway, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

A lovely mountain spot with hot springs on site.
Friendly local staff, who want to help you.
Cozy cabin like rooms. If you are looking for a modern, cold stark place to sleep, this isn't it. The rooms are heated with geothermal waters coming out of the ground. The history of Ouray is rich with Native American history, the Ute people and then a mining history.
The hot springs here are great. Being from Colorado and visiting many hotprings in our lovely state. These are so unique, there are 4 wooden barrels going up the side of the hill, they get warmer as you go up and also more private as you go up. Nice.

Room Tip: newer section is in the back by the hot tub.
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Green Features: The Geo thermal heat is cool. Clean energy, no pun intended.
  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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kavery123, Owner at Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Dear LasAnya,

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent visit to the Box Canyon Lodge!

Ouray definitely is a beautiful location rich with a variety of history. It is one of my favorite things to sit for a while and read some of the books on this area. Did you know that the term "Sanitarium" once meant something entirely different from the images the word now conjures? The hot springs of the Box Canyon Lodge were originally The Sweet Skin Sanitarium!
We are very fortunate in Ouray. Not only do we have the spectacular views and rich history, we are also blessed with mineral hot spring water virtually free of sulfur, so our town never has that odor many associate with natural hot springs!
Once again, thank you so much for your review of our property, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind Regards,

Karen Avery
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Property: Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs
Address: 45 Third Avenue, Ouray, CO 81427
Location: United States > Colorado > Ouray
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Ouray
#4 Romantic Hotel in Ouray
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs 2.5*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs is Ouray's most popular getaway experience. We offer extremely clean, attractively decorated rooms with a unique rustic flair. Our rooms range from king sized suites to beautifully designed honeymoon suites. Our rooms come equipped with Satellite TV, Wi Fi, and microwaves. Kitchens and fireplaces are also available for select rooms. Our hot tubs are what keeps our guests returning every year. Utilizing the natural local hot springs, our barrel shaped hot tubs offer a relaxing and unique experience for our guests. Open all day long, our guests enjoy a beautiful view of the San Juan Mountainside, under a gorgeous sky or a blanket of stars. Our guests enjoy relaxing in our springs after a long hike or jeep trip up the mountain during the summer, or after a challenging ski trip or ice climbing excursion in the winter. The natural, beautiful countryside offers the perfect backdrop to a wedding as well. We are able to accommodate wedding parties with advance notice. Join us for your next getaway, and see why our guests keep coming back every year. ... more   less 
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