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Sledding in Ouray

Winter is in full swing here in Ouray. With a Colorado winter comes plenty of fun winter sports – something our state is known best for! With the mountains and hills surrounding our Ouray Colorado lodging location, you won’t be hard-pressed to find something to do during your stay.   One of Ouray’s favorite pastimes?…Continued

New Hot Springs Open at Twin Peaks Lodging

Our new hot springs’ grand opening is just around the corner, and to celebrate, we’ve put together a special package for vacations in May 2022! The two-day package runs for $499.99 (including taxes and fees) and will feature a variety of benefits, including:   A two night stay in either a single, king, or two…Continued

How Much Does It Actually Snow in Colorado?

When you think of Colorado, snow-capped peaks may be what comes to mind. While Colorado does see much more snow than many regions in the United States, especially in elevated areas (like where Ouray Colorado lodging is), it isn’t quite an arctic wonderland.   Colorado experiences roughly 300 days of sun in a given year…Continued

How the Cold Can Affect Your Skin

Cold weather is particularly tough on skin, and while Colorado isn’t one of the coldest places in the United States, temperatures can still get pretty low, not to mention the wind. This is especially true for areas with higher altitudes since the wind picks up and the temperatures drop the higher you go. Our Ouray…Continued

What to Wear in Colorado During Winter

There really is no bad time to visit Colorado. For one, the views from up high are always amazing – beautiful wildflowers in the spring and summer, changing leaves in the fall, and snowy cliffs in the winter. Each season brings its own array of outdoor activities. You may have heard that dressing in layers…Continued

National Parks to Visit in Colorado

It’s no secret that Colorado is full of natural phenomena from border to border. In the warmer months, you can explore the beauty of the water with white water rafting and hiking, and when it turns cold, skiing, sledding, snowboarding, and tubing are a popular pastime and a great way to take in the scenery.…Continued

How Ouray Got its Name: Chief Ouray

The town where our Ouray Colorado lodging location sits translates to arrow in the Ute Language. The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe is one of the three federally recognized tribes in the Ute nation, spanning from southwestern Colorado, northwestern New Mexico, and a small portion of Utah. The town was named after Chief Ouray, the son…Continued

Check Out the Ouray Via Ferrata Course

In 2020 near Ouray Colorado lodging, the Ouray Via Ferrata opened up and easily became one of Colorado’s most exciting Via Ferrata courses. Via Ferrata, Italian for “iron way,” is a climbing course that utilizes steel cables, rungs, and ladders that attach themselves to the rock in the mountain, allowing climbers to secure themselves with…Continued

More Ghost Towns Near Ouray

Ghost towns are some of the most popular attractions across the Rocky Mountains and the Western United States. After decades of a booming mining industry, entire towns were just left to collect dust. Their history preserved in run-down and abandoned buildings is a gold mine for the modern-day history buff and ghost town aficionado. There…Continued

Ghost Towns Near Ouray Colorado

Who doesn’t love the thrill of a ghost story? Colorado is crawling with ghost towns, much like the rest of the southwest region of the United States. In and around Ouray, you’ll find old mining roads along the hills and old towns abandoned with them. Most of them are accessible by four-wheel-drive vehicles, but some…Continued

Museums in Ouray

Museums are a great way to get in touch with the roots of Ouray, Colorado, which has a rich and lively history. Ouray is named after Chief Ouray of the Ute Indian tribe. The town of Ouray was founded in 1875 by miners on the hunt for ore. Since then, Ouray has become well known…Continued

Best Hiking Clothes for Colorado

Chances are, if you’re coming to Colorado, you’ll be hiking. Ouray Colorado and the surrounding areas have beautiful trails that you can try out this summer. You’ll get stunning views from the mountains of wildflowers, the greenest trees, and you might even spot some wildlife! If hiking is on the agenda while staying at Ouray…Continued