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Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs
Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Ouray
Certificate of Excellence
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“It was real fun”
Reviewed May 12, 2014

Only stayed one night on a cold night at the end of November. The room was spacious and clean, bed was huge and comfy, though the bathroom seemed a little smaller then I expected (and a bit out of date) It was quiet and peaceful here, had a lovely experience. My favourite part is the outside hot tubs on three different levels with different temperature. My husband and I went out when it was already dark and since you are in a bikini (and I was bare foot too, had no slippers with me) its great fun to run down from the room and then back in the freezing weather especially when you are super warm from the bath. Felt like kids in a summer camp. Also when you are sitting in the tub, you can see the beautiful Denver Mountains, what a lovely scenery. Great, great times, definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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kavery123, Owner at Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, responded to this review, May 25, 2014
Dear henider,

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

Our four all natural mineral hot spring tubs are indeed the perfect way to enjoy a chilly spring evening!
Ranging in temperature from 102 to 108 degrees, nothing quite compares to a long soak while enjoying the amazing scenery.
Our goal at the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs is to exceed the expectations of our guests, providing clean, comfortable rooms, meticulously maintained grounds, and excellent service.
It is such a pleasure to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, and we hope to see you again!

Best Regards,

Karen Avery
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

We stayed here one Sunday night and on leaving, forgot some medical supplies which are important to my husband's heath. It wasn't until Thursday that I called and they had found them, mailed them immediately and we had them within two days. Wonderful. Impressive service!

The hot spring pools are right there and the views are incredible. Would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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kavery123, Owner at Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Dear margaret c,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of our property!

At the Box canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, service is key to our mission statement. Every aspect of the hotel, from clean, comfortable rooms, to arranging dinner reservations and helping decide which hike to go on, we focus on exceeding the expectations of our guests whenever possible.
I am so glad to hear you received your items, especially considering how difficult replacing medical supplies can be!
It is great to hear you enjoyed our all natural mineral hot spring tubs as well! The views are indeed spectacular.
Once again, thank you for taking the time to share your recent visit with us. It is always a pleasure to hear from our guests, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!


Kind Regards,

Karen Avery
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Montrose, Colorado
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

30 years ago we pick this place to stay at for our honeynoon and have been coming back every year, the staff is so nice, the rooms are very clean with comfy beds, everything is in walking distance, the hot tubs are relaxing, once in awhile setting in the top hot tubs you will see deer.

Room Tip: Rooms by the hot tubs with king beds are quieter
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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kavery123, Owner at Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, responded to this review, May 8, 2014
Dear Debra M,

Wow! It is so wonderful to hear from a guest who has been visiting our property for so many happy years!
After thirty years with us, I'm sure you are the perfect person to talk to regarding the consistent upgrades and improvements, as well as the changeless beauty of our mineral hot spring tubs and amazing views and service.
At the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, our goal is to provide every guest with a clean comfortable room and impeccable service sure to bring them back for years!
It is such a pleasure to know we have succeeded in providing this care to you, and we look forward to seeing you again and again for the next thirty years!

Best Regards,

Karen Avery
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

My girlfriend and I went here for our spring break vacation and were thoroughly impressed with this hotel. The hot springs are warm and inviting, with two of them having a view at night to die for. The room was rustic and well cleaned/kept with plenty of room for having 4 people stay comfortably in their double queen rooms. The outside of the hotel and the grounds are extremely well kept and actually look exactly like they do in the professional pictures posted. Then, there is the area that it is in. It resides right at the head of the major hiking trail to the box canyon water falls and the ice park, which are amazing. My girlfriend and I spent an entire day hiking up there and loved every second of it from the views to the challenge. Overall the staff are helpful, warm and inviting. One night I spent 40 minutes in the main office just talking to them when I went to for some coffee before heading out to the hot springs. Overall this hotel blew me and my girlfriend away by its affordability and what you get for that price. Between the location, the rooms, the amenities and the staff, I will stay here every time I come to Ouray and I'll be back soon from what the town is like in general.

Room Tip: The rooms by the hot springs are the best, because on a cold night the walk while cold is bitter.
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Green Features: They try everywhere to get you to be environmentally friendly. This is hands down the most environment oriented hotel I have ever been too and they accomplish it in a way that is not obnoxious or irritating
  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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kavery123, Owner at Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Dear Robertwk2014,

Ouray is indeed one of the most spectacular places to visit. Located as we are in the southwest corner of this tiny community, The Box Canyon Lodge is ideal for those interested in exploring the area.
Our goal is to provide every guest with clean, comfortable rooms and excellent service.
We take pride in our town, and property, and it is always pleasing to hear that this shines through to our guests in the appearance of the grounds.
After a long day hiking the area and exploring, our four mineral hot spring tubs are a perfect way to relax before heading out to dinner then settling in for a nice movie from our video library.
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent visit with us, and we look forward to many more visits in the future.

Best Regards,

Karen Avery
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

Traveled through for work and stayed here. On the road quite a bit I don't often review smaller enterprises, some smaller motels can be lacking in amenities, however I was pleasantly surprised. My room had a small fridge, room to work and spread out. Quiet corner room was peaceful. The staff were very accommodating and pleasant! They even suggested to take a break and check out some local spots - which turned out to be everything they said it was. Great little restaurants and bars within walking distance. Note, if you are not use to the elevation instead of walking straight up and down roads, take left to right through the residential area, it reduces the effect.
All in all I would stay again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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kavery123, Owner at Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Dear RoadWarriorInHeels,

It is such a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us in beautiful Ouray, Colorado!

Whether travelling for work or for fun, we strive to exceed the expectations of every guest. Clean, comfortable rooms and awesome scenery provide a perfect spot for guests to relax after a long day.
Our staff takes immense pride in both the property and our home, Ouray, and will always provide a variety of options for travelers to experience as much of the area as possible.
At over 7500 feet, it is easy to become winded. We try to recommend our guests drink plenty of water and to be mindful of the thinner air, particularly when visiting from much lower altitudes.
I am so glad you were able to take the advice of our front desk agent and explore the area a little bit! Hopefully, we will see you again when you have more time to experience the beauty of the San Juan Mountains!

Best Regards,

Karen Avery
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Fruita, Colorado
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

3rd time here and would not stay anywhere else. Great rooms, awesome scenery and hot tubs in a terrific weekend getaway spot. The staff is always very helpful with resturants and local info and the location near the falls can't be beat. You will not be disappointed

  • Stayed February 2014
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kavery123, Owner at Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Dear Hopper1997,
Repeat guests are a great resource! Who better to rate our consistency in providing a great experience to every guest every day!
The mineral hot spring tubs located in our courtyard almost stand alone as far as reasons to come see us again. Combined with our clean, comfortable rooms, and excellent staff, there just is no question!
Definitely a great spot for a quiet getaway, we are always looking for ways to make each stay better than the last!
Thank you so much for your review, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Best Regards,

Karen Avery
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El Paso, Texas
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

I am only two hours away from this little piece of heaven and have never been here- now that I have experienced it I will definitely be back- the front desk staff way wonderful and entertaining- the room was clean and the beds were very comfortable- The hot springs were right outside our door- we went in the off season so pretty much had the whole place to ourselves- amazing, relaxing and wonderful

Room Tip: if It's cold a room close to the tubs- my room was right about fifty feet from the tubs- perfect...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank angel771
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kavery123, Owner at Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Dear angel1771,

It's funny how sometimes we find a hidden gem virtually in our back yard.

I am so glad you made it up here to spend some time with us!

Ouray is an amazingly beautiful town. Set in the southwest corner, it is easy to feel transported into a different ere when staying with us.

Our four mineral hot spring tubs are an ideal way to relax away the worries of the outside world while still being within walking distance to the shops and restaurants of Main Street in one direction, and hiking and ice climbing trails in the other.

We strive to exceed the expectations of our guests in every way, and our pride in being able to share this beautiful area and wonderful property shines through in every interaction.

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of our property. We look forward to seeing a lot of you now that you have gotten a taste!

Best 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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