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Popular amenities for Ouray vacation rentals

Stay near Ouray's top sights

Ouray Hot Springs Pool and Fitness Center61 locals recommend
Box Canyon Park23 locals recommend
Wiesbaden Hot Springs Spa & Lodgings6 locals recommend
Gold Belt Bar & Grill5 locals recommend
Maggies Kitchen11 locals recommend
Ouray Brewery22 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Ouray

  • Total rentals

    170 properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    40 properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    60 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    110 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    11K reviews

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $50 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Ouray

Welcome to Ouray

Ouray bills itself as the Switzerland of America, and it’s easy to see why. Nestled in a steep canyon among the San Juan Mountains, it is shrouded in alpine beauty. The former mining and railroad town has a charming historic district that looks much like it did during the town’s 1880s heyday. Pioneer log cabins, elegant Queen Anne homes, and brick-fronted commercial buildings can all be found here. Today Ouray is known as an outdoor recreation mecca, drawing mountain bikers, hikers, and off-roaders — but its specialty is water-based pastimes. Thanks to its mountain environs, the town has become a top destination for ice climbers worldwide, and an ice park opened here in 1994. Visitors who prefer to enjoy taking things in from a horizontal vantage can luxuriate in a network of naturally heated hot springs. And those who like their water on the move can gaze at nearby Box Canyon Falls, a 285-foot marvel that cascades into a narrow canyon. When you’ve dried off, hop on the Million Dollar Highway, which runs through Ouray and is one of the most gorgeous drives in Colorado.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Ouray

Summer in Ouray is mild, with warm days, cool nights, and occasional cloudbursts. It’s an ideal time for hiking, mountain biking, and long drives with clear views on the Million Dollar Highway. The weather cools in the fall, and the mountain forests are splashed with brilliant gold and yellow leaves. Winters in Ouray are long and bring lots of snow along with an influx of visitors, particularly ice climbers. In January, the town celebrates the Ouray Ice Festival, a multi-day climbing event. Spring is mild and dry, and as the snow melts, waterfalls spring to life throughout the region.

Top things to do in Ouray

Ouray Ice Park

Every winter the canyon walls of the Uncompahgre Gorge are sprayed down with water to create the epic Ouray Ice Park, where climbers with ropes and axes loft themselves high above the gorge floor on ice-covered vertical walls. There are more than 100 manmade climbs, 11 distinct areas, and three miles of vertical terrain here.

Not a seasoned ice climber? There are climbing zones for kids and beginners, and you can hire guides and gear in town.

Ouray Hot Springs

Owned and operated by the city of Ouray, this year-round hot springs has been in operation since 1927. For a small day-use fee you can avail yourself of five geothermally heated pools ranging between 75 and 104 degrees Fahrenheit. The town brags that these waters are sulfate-free, meaning none of the weird eggy smell that accompanies some springs. Surrounded by the majesty of the San Juan Mountains, it’s hard to imagine a hot bath with a better view.

Bachelor-Syracuse Mine

Get a sense of what Ouray was like more at the start of the 20th century with a tour of this inactive ore mine. Tours take visitors underground to explore a mineshaft, and offer the chance to try panning gold in the original mine stream. There are also exhibits of mining equipment, a gift shop, and cafe.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Ouray?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Ouray. From over 30 house rentals to over 40 condo rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Ouray?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 40 vacation rentals in Ouray featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Ouray?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Ouray. Choose from more than 60 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • How much does it cost to stay in house rentals in Ouray?

    Experience the best of Ouray with our house rentals, starting at about $80 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Do house rentals in Ouray have wifi?

    Absolutely! We offer over 30 house rentals with wifi in Ouray. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in Ouray have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 40 house rentals with a bbq area in Ouray. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in Ouray have self check-in?

    Absolutely! We offer over 30 house rentals with self check-in in Ouray. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there family-friendly house rentals in Ouray?

    Ouray has more than 30 family-friendly house rentals. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

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