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Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs
Ranked #6 of 15 Hotels in Ouray
Certificate of Excellence
El Paso
1 review
“Great Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

Rooms were average nothing fancy but clean. Staff was extremely helpful with things to do and places to eat. The best thing is the location, you can walk from your room right into Box Canyon Falls which is a must see. Also you are walking distance from town to all the shops, bars, and such.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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kavery123, Owner at Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Dear Michael H,

It is always such a pleasure to hear from our guests!

At the Box Canyon Lodge, or goal is to give each one of our guests stellar service, and to provide clean, comfortable rooms.
The Box Canyon Park is indeed a must see while visiting Ouray. It is hard to describe the full effect of this magnificent natural wonder! We are just a short walk to the entrance of the Box Canyon Falls, as well as an easy stroll to all of the restaurants and shops on Main Street, yet still seem far enough away to provide a quiet peaceful visit.
I am glad you enjoyed your stay, and do hope to see you again soon.

Best Regards,

Karen Avery
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

Great location near the south end of the Perimeter Trail and Box Canyon, comfortable, impeccably clean rooms, nice focus on green products and practices. Walking distance to all restaurants and shop on Main Street.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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kavery123, Owner at Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Dear Lisa612013,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent visit with us!

The Box canyon Lodge definitely does have a prime location in Ouray. Nestled in the southwest corner of town, we are easily accessible to everything from hiking to shopping, all an easy stroll in either direction.
We take great pride in providing our guests with clean, comfortable accommodations , and maintain our property to very high standards.
From geothermal heat throughout the property, to recycling bins in each guest room, we are very conscious of our environment, and, being a hotel, understand the importance of minimizing our carbon footprint as much as possible. We are fortunate to have guest and staff who share our passion.

Thank you again for writing a review of our property. We look forward to your next visit to Ouray and the Box Canyon Lodge!

Best Regards,

Karen Avery
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

Quiet, comfortable place to stay. Friendly staff and reasonably priced. Be sure to take the short walk to Box Canyon Falls from the lodge. There is a small fee to visit the falls. You are able to walk through a narrow gorge to view the water cascading through the rocks. It's a fun thing to do and easy to get to.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Erma92
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kavery123, Owner at Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Dear Erma92,

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your recent visit with us.
The Box Canyon Lodge is an ideal location in Ouray. An easy walk to the Box canyon Falls and the Ouray Ice Park in one direction, and all of the restaurants and shops on Main Street in the other, yet with a relaxing feel of being far away from everything.
Our staff is always eager to accommodate guests in every way possible, and look forward to offering advice on everything from hiking trails to dinner reservations.
It is always a pleasure to hear from our guests, and I do appreciate your review.

Kind Regards,

Karen Avery
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

4 1/2 stars...exactly as advertised. It's an older property but very well-maintained. Clean, basic room, fluffy towels. I appreciated nice touches like the Box Canyon lotions and shampoo - good quality and nicely presented. It's also great that it's green...the thermal springs are also the hotel's heat! Front desk folks were friendly, as was the hotel cat. Continental breakfast was exactly that...you'll need to have real breakfast later. One thing they COULD improve is the coffee, which was not the greatest. But of course we were mainly here for the hot springs, and we were not disappointed. Tubs are small, wood, cozy, separated by boardwalks on the cliff behind the hotel. There are 4 of them and we were initially worried we'd end up competing with the other guests for space. However, this was not a problem - everyone was polite, and there was always at least one tub free. The middle tub has the best jets and the best view. We soaked afternoon, night, and morning under the stunning Ouray cliffs, lightly dusted with snow. We even had a full moon. It doesn't really get any better than this - we will be back!

Room Tip: Ask for a room near the hot tubs. We were at the polar opposite end of the hotel and it was a long...
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Green Features: Absolutely excellent. Love that you are using geothermal heat. And reusing towels and sheets a second day is just logical.
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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kavery123, Owner at Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Dear Ruth V,

I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us.
Our goal at the Box Canyon Lodge is to provide every guest with clean, comfortable rooms and exemplary service.
Our all natural mineral hot spring tubs are definitely a must while visiting. As you mentioned, not only do we use the water for our tubs, our property is geothermal. We are able to use the heat from the mineral hot springs to not only heat our rooms, but also the water for showers and laundry. Additionally, we try to employ green practices whenever and wherever possible, and use local merchants as often as we can.
In addition to muffins baked fresh for us by a local caterer, we also roast our own coffee, and serve this not only in the lobby but also in the guest rooms. We serve a variety of roasts from medium to dark, and try to make it good and strong.
Thank you again for taking the time to review our property, and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Ouray.

Best Regards,

Karen Avery
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

I don't often write reviews, but this place exceeded expectations to the point where I felt I should comment. VERY clean and well maintained (it is an older property), great hot tub set up, nice location, and most impressively to us, we got a major room upgrade. Paid for a standard 2 queen room, and got a huge 2 queen suite - living room, big bathroom, even a fully stocked kitchen. Just wish we'd booked more than one night to enjoy it! The upgrade is what tipped our experience from 4 stars to 5, so granted this review is a little subjective. Took a peek in a 'standard' room, definitely more basic but still clean and well cared for. Mattress and pillows were very comfortable. Didn't deal much with the front desk, but the service we got was friendly and informative. Be aware that the complimentary breakfast is as described on their website - 'very light' - but they had locally roasted, decent coffee so that was a nice surprise. The only con I can think of for this property would be that the walls seemed a little thin in our room - noise from the adjacent rooms traveled. Honestly though, our stay was perfect and I will certainly stay at this lodge again when I'm next in Ouray.

Green Features: Impressed with the lodge's eco-friendly practices - even small things like recycled and recyclable coffee + water cups, and soap/lotion/shampoo dispensers rather than mini toiletries.
  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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kavery123, Owner at Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Dear SF24242,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of our hotel.
Our goal at the Box Canyon Lodge is to exceed the expectations of every guest, providing clean, comfortable rooms and friendly, professional service.to every one of our guests.
We and our staff take great pride in maintaining the property at the highest level possible, and it is always a pleasure to see that our efforts do not go unnoticed.
We do offer only a very light continental breakfast, just enough to get you going in the morning, complimented by our own fresh roasted coffee, which is also available in each guest room.
Thank you again for sharing your experience with us, and we hope to see you again soon.

Kind Regards,

Karen Avery
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Fairview, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

This property is very clean and well maintained. Our king size bed in the mini suite was very comfortable with nice bedding. The location of the hotel is ideal, near everything while away from the traffic of the main road. The hot tubs are clean and I really liked the "boardwalks" separating the levels. Walk the short way to the top of the trail and enjoy the mountain view! I would have given the property an excellent rating but there was only one employee in the lobby. She was very pleasant and helpful with restaurant choices etc....but an additional employee was needed to assist the guests.

Room Tip: I would recommend a night in the mini suite for a romantic retreat
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank CountryLu
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kavery123, Owner at Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Dear CountryLu,
Thanks so much for taking the time to share your recent stay with us.
At the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, our staff is focused on providing every guest with clean, comfortable rooms in a well maintained property, and excellent service.
Our mineral hot spring tubs are definitely a bonus, particularly for a romantic getaway! At the top of the trail above the tubs is a lovely area with picnic tables and bench swings, perfect for enjoying a glass of wine and watching the sunset.
We are very fortunate to have a very capable staff who are eager to assist guests with everything from hiking trails to dinner reservations. Of course, there are times when things get a little hectic, but usually that only lasts for a moment, and our agents are always ready to assist with any guest request.
Once again, thank you for your review, and we look forward to seeing you again.

Kind Regards,

Karen Avery
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Berthoud, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

This place looks like a resort from the outside, and is very well taken care of but is really a motel with some awesome owners. The outside is extremely well done and it looks great. The attention to detail from the owners shows, they really work hard to keep this place in top shape. The rooms are standard motel rooms in size, but have some love and hard work making them special. Don't go thinking this is a 5 star resort and you will be very happy you stayed with them.

The entire staff worked hard to make our visit special and we enjoyed meeting each one of them.

Room Tip: Ask for one close to the springs
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Green Features: Recycling in the room is a first that I have run into!
  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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kavery123, Owner at Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Dear johnLongmont_Co,

Thanks so much for your review of the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs!
We take pride in maintaining our property to the highest standards. We are fortunate to have a staff as focused on providing our guests with clean comfortable rooms, beautiful grounds and exemplary service.
Our four mineral hot spring tubs located in the courtyard of our property add the final touch. Tiered on the hillside, it is a relaxation event to soak in the soothing waters surrounded by the beauty of nature.
Once again, thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Box Canyon, and look forward to your next visit.

Best Regards,

Karen Avery
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Additional Information about Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs

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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