About Ouray

Surrounded by the majestic peaks of the San Juan Mountains, Ouray, Colorado, also known as “Little Switzerland” is a wonderful vacation getaway destination. In the late 1800’s, treasure seekers came to this mining town in the hopes of finding gold and silver. Remnants of the past are still evident throughout the national historic district of Ouray, evidenced by its lovingly restored Victorian homes and buildings.

Today visitors traveling to Ouray are seeking a different kind of treasure from those early days of gold and silver miners – precious peace and relaxation. We invite you to come soothe away your stress in Ouray’s abundant natural hot springs. Rejuvenate your spirit on a hike in the surrounding San Juan Mountains, and reconnect with loved ones over a delicious meal served in the Bon Ton Restaurant. Spend delightful, fun-filled days experiencing all that our area has to offer, and spend restful nights in the luxury and comfort of the St. Elmo Hotel Bed and Breakfast. We have a room waiting just for you!