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Experience Culture in Southwest Colorado

  
  
  

Ouray Hotel Welcomes Guests to Enjoy an Evening at the Wright Opera House!

wright logoAs you may have read in previous posts, the Wright Opera House is a passion for us at the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs. After having fallen into disrepair for quite some time, the recent efforts of the Friends of the Wright to revive this historic venue have far surpassed expectations. With each booking, and every sold out show, the Wright Opera House establishes itself as a theater worthy of recognition. The proceeds from these shows is then used towards further upgrades and maintenance on a building that has remained virtually unchanged since the late 1800's.

maxwagnerThis April, the Wright Opera House is pleased to present the Max Wagner Trio, the most recent addition to the Wrighteous Jazz Series, is an icon in the Jazz world. Following the footsteps of jazz greats such as Ella fitzgerald, Mark Murphy and Jon Hendricks, Max Wagner  sings and scats with an individual sound drawn primarily from his own vocabulary. Lauded as " a powerful and innovative soloist" by the Denver post among many powerful acknowledgments of his prowess, Max has worked with many of todays Jazz greats, including Nick Brignola, Pete Christlieb, Dakota Stratton and Red holloway, just to name a few. His extensive performing, recording and touring work have afforded him the rare opportunity to become an accomplished musician in the Jazz trdition.

maxwagner2Performing four nights a weeks at Chapultepec, Denver's historic Jazz club, for over three years, Max has performed with and organised jam sessions with a variety of visiting bands, including the Harry connick Big band. For over twenty years, he has directed the Estes Park Jazz festival, which he also founded.

Delivering a musical experience combining classic jazz, soulful bebop latin jazz and romantic ballads, Max creates a connection with his audience from the first notes of his saxaphone and voice. His original lyrics, humor and soul bring a dimension to his music not often found in such an intimate setting as the Wright Opera House.

box canyon lodge eveningThe show begins at 7:30 pm on Saturday, April 20, 2013. Doors open at 5:30. tickets re $15.00 per person, and can be purchased online or at the door. The Box Canyon Lodge can also take care of your tickets for you when you stay with us. Always working to support the arts and the Wright Opera House, let us help create the perfect weekend getaway. Give us a call, and the staff at the hotel will make all of the arrangements for your next adventure. Reservations at your choice of restaurant, tickets to the show, and a listing of open shops and trails for your sightseeing enjoyment will be waiting for you at check in. The staff at the Box Canyon are knowledgeable in any activity you may be interested in here in Ouray, and of course, there are the soothing mineral hot spring tubs and movie library here at the hotel, which may be just about all the adventure you need!

After a scenic drive to Ouray, and a relaxing soak followed by an evening of entertainment, you may never want to leave.

See you soon! 

The Ouray County 2013 Race Series is About to Begin!

  
  
  

Mt. Sneffels Education Foundation Introduces a New Race to the 2013 Race Series in the San Juans.

logo mt sneffels marathonEvery year, marathon runners nationwide participate in at least one of the magnificent courses offered in The Mt. Sneffels Race Series, and this year, there is one more to watm you up for the season! 

2009 Mt. Sneffels Half Marathon photos 9 600 450 80A non-profit organization working with Ouray County Youth since 1992, The Mt Sneffels Education foundation provides academic artisitic and cultural projects for the youth of Ouray and Ridgway. trips to the Natural History Museum in Denver, Choral workshops and books for the Summer reading Program are just a tiny sample of the many projects sponsored by the foundation, living up to its mission statement: "To involve the Ouray County Comminity in developing resources to enrich our students lives and to broaden their educational experiences."

Of course, support for the varied projects for youth can be pricey, and it is through fundraising events that the bulk of this money is made. One of the most successful events sponsored by Mt Sneffels Education Foundation is the Mt Sneffels Marathon and Half Marathon in August. This year marks the second year that Mr. John Ferguson, President of the foundation has organnised an entire Race Series, adding a seventh race to the schedule, much to the excitement of community members as well as athletes eager to break in their new running shoes on the trails of the San Juans.

2013ocrsBy competing in all seven races, or six races and volunteering for one, participants receive a special finisher award. Not only is this recognition for supreme athletecism, but also for the contribution to Ouray Counties education programs.

The 2013 Race Series is as follows:

Sunday, April 28, 2013 - Mud Fest 5K

The newest race in the series, the Mud Fest 5K is the perfect way to warm up into the 2013 Race Series! Celebrating its second year, the Ouray County Mud Fest welcomes runners to participate in this 5K which begins at 8:00am at the Ouray County Fairgrounds, crossing Highway 62 and taking the trail to the entrance of the Riverwalk before circling back to the beginning. Once runners have completed the course, stay on to watch and welcome the end of the mud season!

Monday, May 27, 2013 - Compassion 5K

IMG 0580 Jan Peart 2  12 120 90 80 cIn its third year, the Compassion Run operates in conjunction with Compassion Weekend in June, raising funds for families in need in Ouray County.

The running course will be an out and back loop mostly following the Flat river Trail north of Ouray along the Uncompahgre river.

Saturday, June 15, 2013 - Trail Town 10 Miler

mile12 19 600 450 80Trailtown, Ridgway, Colorado

This is the second year for this 10k race, which will begin in Trailtown in Ridgway, Colorado, following a course along County Road 10, or Cow Creek Pass, a beautiful stretch of trail.

Thursday, July 4, 2013 - Ourayce 10K

Starting at Felin Park in Ouray, Colorado, this 10k run is a fantastic journey through some of the most beautiful terrain around.

Saturday, August 10, 2013- -Mt Sneffels Marathon/Half Marathon

MtSneffelsHalfcourse map 080312There will be three races again this year; a half marathon, which will begin at Fellin Park in Ouray, over County Road 17 and on to Ridgway, a full marathon, beginning in Ridgway, over the same course and back to Ridgway, and a one mile Kids Fun Run .

Saturday, September 28, 2013 - Ouray Mountain Trail Run

The Ouray Mountain Trail Run is a 14-mile endurance trail race organized to support local Ouray youth recreational programs/events. This challenging course circumnavigates the beautiful town of Ouray, Colorado nestled in the heart of the San Juan mountains.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - Rhythm Run 10K

The final run in the series, this 10k run begins in Ridgway, Colorado, supporting Ridgway High School Students participating in the Colorado Ambassadors of Music Europe Tour 2012.

At the end of each race, what better way to wind down and relax than a long soothing soak in the healing waters of Ouray Counties all natural mineral hot springs? Let the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs be your home base for this years marathon series!

 


 

 

Wright Opera House Brings Yet Another Show Stopper to Ouray!

  
  
  

Jake Abell Returns to the Wright with Rosencrantz & Gildenstern this Weekend in Ouray!

wright logoAfter directing and receiving a positive response to 'Murder in the Cathedral' at the Wright Opera House in 2012, Jack Abell, a graduate of Ouray High School and current student at Baylor University is returning on March 15 and 16th, 2013 for a staged reading of 'Rosencrantz & Gildenstern are Dead'. "With this next play, I'm looking forward to serving up something different that will hopefully resonate again with audiences," said Abell.

Written by Tom Stoppard, the story of Rosencrantz & Gildenstern tells the tale of Shakespeare's Hamlet from the perspective of two of its most minor characters who, in Shakespeare's play, are enlisted by Hamlet's vicious uncle Claudius in his plans to rid himself of his nephew. "Stoppard adds a different perspective to this, making the action much more confused, ambiguous and downright hilarious," says Abell. "we're lucky to have such a great cast including Tony-nominee Terry Kiser, Mike Hockersmith, Dan Preston and a slew of Ouray's finest thespians."

rosencrantzJake and crew will run two readings of Rosencrantz & Gildenstern are Dead on March 15th and 16th at the Historic Wright Opera House. Tickets are $10.00 and, consistent with Jake's efforts working with local schools, students are free.

About the Wright Opera House:

Built in 1888 by the Wright Brothers, the Wright Opera House quickly became a focal point for culture and entertainment in Ouray, contrasting with the saloons and brothels offered at the time. Housing everything over the years from a theater, to movies, to an auto mechanic shop, the Wright has evolved over many decades and has served the town in a variety of capacities. Now, in its 125th year, the Wright is once again a cultural and entertainment venue, and is undergoing a restoration such that it can support the performing arts and the region's vibrant economy for generations to come.

About the Author: Josh Gowans is an avid supporter and fan of the arts. His work with the Friends of the Wright Opera House has been invaluable in bringing recognition to this beautiful historic venue. For information about the Wright and the upcoming staged reading directed by Jake Abell, contact Josh Gowans via email: josh@thewrightoperahouse.org

The Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs is always excited to bring news of upcoming events at the Wright Opera House. From Jazz to Folk music, movies, plays and melodramas, the Wright delivers something for every taste. From its colorful history, to the beautiful arcitecture, a visit to the Wright Opera House is an adventure the moment you walk through the front doors. 

Located in a small Box Canyon in Southwest Colorado, Ouray itself has so much to offer, the drive to our pictoral little town is just the beginning! Enjoy a weekend adventure: explore the many outdoor activities, from ice climbing and snow shoeing, to wandering the shops on Main Street, followed by a soothing soak in our mineral hot spring tubs, and finish the day with a great show at this historic venue!


 

 

 

Ouray County Wine and Whiskers Carnival is Growing!

  
  
  

Second Chance Humane Society celebrates 6th Annual Wine and Whiskers at Ouray County 4-H Event Center!

second chance logoEvery year, Second Chance Humane Society works to preserve and better the lives of animals all across the Western Slope. Since opening doors in Ridgway in 1194, the Second Chance Humane Society has saved thousands of pets in Ouray and San Miguel Counties. With the support of these two communities, they have been able to move their facilities to a large ranch outside of Ridgway, which offers the space to extend the number of animals they can take in.

As this non-profit organization grows, much through donations and volunteers, still it needs help. With fund raising events throughout the year, awareness of both the success of Second Chance, and its growing needs are made public. Of course, because Second Chance is about finding forever homes, which is a happy event, their fund raising efforts are certainly geared toward the joys of life, which are enhanced by that special dog, cat or hamster in every persons life.

santapawsSanta Paws has been a huge success for the Humane Society, and no less so here in Ouray County. It appears everyone had been missing the chance for their furry family members to tell Santa what they needed for the holidays.

The Second Chance Thrift Shop, located in downtown Ridgway is a huge source of income for the Humane Society, as well as a great place to view photos of the most recent possibilities for new members of your home.

The Wine and Whiskers Gala is somewhat new on the fund raising front, but has also achieved enormous results. Each year, the festivities get bigger and better, and this year, the have gotten so big, Second Chance has decided to spread the fun over two days. This way, everyone will get a chance to enjoy all of the fun there is to be had while serving a great cause!

Every year has been famous for the fashion show, which dominated the entire first part of the evening. This year, the opening night Mixer, Thursday March 14, from 6-8pm, is specifically dedicated to the fashion show. A small silent auction will be held as well, but the focus is on the show. Enjoy an evening of models walking the cat-walk displaying a variety of colorful ensembles straight from the thrift shop and given a whole new life. This is a fashion show not to be missed! Tickets for this event are $20.00 at the door, or $15.00 if purchased early.

winenwhiskersOn Saturday, March 16, put your dancing shoes on, and come with an empty belly! Chefs from all around the area will present a selection of decadent samplers, as revelers participate in a silent auction featuring a variety of local crafts and services, followed by a live auction sure to get you bidding, as well as an encore of the fashion show! But wait! Theres more! Dance the night away to a variety of musical genres presented by DJ Antone. What a fabulous opportunity to dress up and show your support to a great cause! Tickets for the Gala Event are $40.00 in advance, and $45.00 at the door.

So plan your next visit to Ouray around this spectacular event. Spend the weekend relaxing in the mineral hot springs. Go ice climbing, snow shoeing or take a scenic drive during the day, then dress up and head on down to the 4-H Event Center in Ridgway for not just one, but TWO nights of roof raising fun.

Tickets for these events are available at the Second Chance Thrift shop, Buckskin Booksellers, and Telluride Veterinary Clinic. call 970-626-2273 for details.

 

March 2013 Happenings in Ouray and Ridgway

  
  
  

March in Southwest Colorado is Second to None!

wintersnow2As we usher in the third month of a new year, the serenity of the San Juans is profound. March and April are traditionally a time of peaceful preparation for the warmer months to come. Although last year we did not have as much snow as we would have liked, this is the season when, if its going to happen, it does. Mountains of snow cover the mountains in a blanket of wintery bliss, making a day of winter activities that much more exciting, and a soak in the natural mineral hot springs and even more splendid experience.

Friday, March 1, 2013 through Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - Spring Break Special at the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs

tub.soakingBox Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, Ouray, Co.

Celebrate Spring Break in Ouray with this amazing special! Let the staff at the box canyon Lodge help you to create the vacation adventure of a lifetime this March and April.

Friday, March 1, 2013 - Dinner and Karaoke at the Ouray Elks Lodge

Ouray Elks Lodge 6:00 pm to ?

Head on over to the Ouray Elks Lodge for an evening of entertainment and great food! Cover is $7.00 per person, and includes dinner. After enjoying a great meal, sing your heart out in the bar with your fellow karaoke enthusiasts.

Saturday, March 2, 2013 - Ouray Elks Chili Cook Off

chiliOuray Elks Lodge 4:00 pm to ?

Head back to the Lodge for the annual Chili cook off! Bring your free entries to the lodge starting at 4:00. Opens to the public at 5:00, with judging by the public. Bring enough to feed a bunch of people, if you run out, you lose votes. Dinner $10 adults, $5 ages 5 - 10, $25 families of 4. Classes: Red, Green, Salsa, Cornbread, Dessert, and Pro Red, Pro Green and Pro Salsa for restaurant cooks and caterers.

Saturday, March 2, 2013 - The Sherbino Theatre Presents Matt Haslett

sherbino masthead9Sherbino Theater, Ridgway, Co. 8:00 pm to 12:00

Bringing together a diverse mix of musicians, Matt Haslett has successfully combined a number of genres ranging from Jazz to Rock-n-Roll into a sound unique and entirely mobile. Enjoy an evening with Matt at the Sherbino Theater in Ridgway and dance the night away! 

Sunday, March 3, 2013 - Studio Tour - Ann Cheeks and Rick Bickhart

ouray winterHaydn Building, Ouray, Co. 4;00 pm to 6:00 pm

Free studio tour of new residents, Ann Cheeks, fine artist and Rick Bickhart, graphic designer. Refreshments provided

Saturday, MArch 9, 2013 - Live Music - Miss Emily

O'Brien's Pub & Grill, Ouray, Co. 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Join your fellow music enthusiasts at O'Briens Pub on Saturday for a night of fun and friendship while dancing away the hours!

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - Second Chance Humane Society Wine & Whiskers Opening Night Mixer

second chance logoOuray County 4-H Event Center, Ridgway, Co. 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Now in its 6th year, the Second Chance Humane Society Wine and Whiskers Carnival has grown to the point that it now needs two nights for all of the fun! Thursday, March 14 is the Opening Night Mixer, focusing mainly on the fashion show, with a small silent auction prior to the fun.

Tickets for March 14th are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Friday, March 15, 2013 - Dinner and Karaoke at the Ouray Elks Lodge

box canyon lodge winter in ouray2Ouray Elks Lodge 6:00 pm to ?

Head on over to the Ouray Elks Lodge for an evening of entertainment and great food! Cover is $7.00 per person, and includes dinner. After enjoying a great meal, sing your heart out in the bar with your fellow karaoke enthusiasts.

Saturday, March 16, 2013 - Second Chance Humane Society Wine & Whiskers Opening Night Mixer

winenwhiskersOuray County 4-H Event Center, Ridgway, Co. 5:30 pm to midnight

Now in its 6th year, the Second Chance Humane Society Wine and Whiskers Carnival has grown to the point that it now needs two nights for all of the fun! Saturday, March 16 is the Mardi-Gras themed Gala Event, with over 300 items available in the live and silent auctions, decadent dishes from regional chefs and the Fashion Cabaret, followed by dancing til midnight.

Tickets for March 16 are $40 in advance and $45 at the door.

Sunday, March 17, 2013 - St. Paddy Day Celebration

4leafcloverO'Brien's Pub & Grill, Ouray, Co. - ALL DAY

The luck of the Irish has brought you to O'Brien's Pub in the Switzerland of America! Enjoy drink specials throughout the day, and a live performance from the Three Irishmen during Happy Hour. But wait! Starting at 8:00 pm, dance the night away to the festive sounds of Bone Wagon.

Sunday, March 17, 2013 - Spring Sing with Telluride Choral Society

Wright Opera House, Ouray, Co. - 2:00 pm

The Ouray County Performing Arts Guild is proud to present this afternoon of "A River Runs Through It" a mixture of contemporary choral, folk and pop.

Tickets are Adults $15, Students $5.

Saturday, March 23, 2013 - Wrighteous Jazz House Concert - Blues Indigo

ouraysnowHome of Charlie Carson and Marsha McCall, Ouray, Co. - 8:00 am

Blues Indigo is a jazz/blues duo featuring Mike Gwinn, guitar & vocals & John White, alto sax, flute & bass; both members of the popular group The Northfork Flyers, Blues Indigo explores the intimate relationship between blues & jazz in a dynamic duo format featuring covers and originals. Material includes seminal blues by Jimmy Reed, Paul Butterfield, Robert Johnson and original compositions by Mike Gwinn. Tickets are limited and reservations must be made by calling 970-626-2970. $25 per person, includes refreshments

Saturday, March 23, 2013 - Elks Prime rib Dinner & Entertainment

elkOuray Elks Lodge, Ouray, Co. - 6:00 pm

Support the local Elks Lodge as they raise money for charity with a silent auction, karaoke, and a full prime rib dinner! Open the members and non members.

Tickets are $20 adults, $10 children ages 5-10. Seating is limited, so please RSVP to 970-626-4239 before March 20, 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013 - Elks Easter Egg Stuffing Potluck

Ouray Elks Lodge, Ouray, Co. 6:00 pm

Annual Easter Egg stuffing potluck. Come help prepare candy-stuffed eggs for the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Bring a dish to share, eat at 6 pm, stuff eggs immediately after.

Sunday, March 31, 2013 - Elks Easter Egg Hunt


eastereggsOuray Fellin Park, Ouray, Co. 2:00 pm

45th annual Elks Easter Egg Hunt, starts at 2 pm SHARP at Ouray's Fellin Park. Public welcome at no charge. Starts on time, don't be late, the park will be totally cleaned out by 2:10! In case of REALLY bad weather (enough snow to bury the eggs), event will be held at the lodge; check the park first. Free stuffed animals to lucky kids who find prize eggs.

 

tub.soakingTypically, there are only a few weeks left of the ice climbing season in March, as the weather warms, the ice becomes less stable, but no less magnificent to look upon. However, this is not a time to despair over the end of the ice climbing season! Now is the time to celebrate the many alternative adventures to be had! Join us in Ouray for a serene escape. Soak in the soothing mineral hot springs, take a scenic drive on the Million Dollar Highway, or just relax in your room with a few movies from our extensive movie library.

Let the staff at the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs pamper you and help create a memorable escape from the day to day.

See you Soon!

 

 

 


Events this February in Ouray and Ridgway, Colorado

  
  
  

Enjoy a New Adventure in Southwest Colorado this February!

mt.abrams6February. The shortest month of the year. With only 28 days in the month, the activities are filling the calendar for Ouray and Ridgway. At the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs, every day is Valentines Day, what with our awesome cedar tubs on the hillside, and our fantastic location, The Box Canyon is a perfect romantic escape, and this year, the month offers plenty of entertainment for couples and family alike!
From exciting performances at the Wright Opera House, to figure skating workshops at Rotary Park just outside of town, to karaoke, there is something for everyone in Ouray County this month!

Friday, February 1, 2013 - dZi Foundation presents Mountain Film on Tour

dzi logo6:30 pm to 10:00 pm at the Wright Opera House in Ouray, Co
The dZi Foundation, a non- profit program out of Ridgway, Co is pleased to present hand selected films from the Telluride International Film Festival at the Wright Opera House on Friday, February 1 and Saturday, February 2, 2013. Different films will be played each night. This is definitely a film festival to see!
Tickets are $10.00 per night

Friday, February 1, 2013 - Chris Knight plays Trail Town Still

9:30 pm to ?? At the Trail Town Still 240 Palomino Trail, Ridgway, CO
With his fun and unique music, an evening with Ridgways own Chris Knight is sure to be great fun!

Saturday, February 2, 2013 - ZIKR Masters Class

zikr.dance.25:30 pm to 7:00 pm at Weehawken Ridgway, 630 N. Cora St, Ridgway, CO
Join fellow experienced dancers in class with the ZIKR Dance Ensemble, a dance company rich in cultural dance as well as original and contemporary pieces.

Saturday, February 2, 2013 - dZi Foundation presents Mountain Film on Tour

6:30 pm to 10:00 pm at the Wright Opera House in Ouray, Co
The dZi Foundation, a non-profit program out of Ridgway, Co is pleased to present hand selected films from the Telluride International Film Festival at the Wright Opera House on Friday, February 1 and Saturday, February 2, 2013. Different films will be played each night. This is definitely a film festival to see!
Tickets are $10.00 per night

Sunday, February 3, 2013 - Super Bowl at the Sherbino

football4:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Sherbino Theater in Ridgway, Co
Watch the big game in style on the giant screen at this Super Bowl Party!


Sunday, February 3, 2013 - ZIKR Dance Ensemble

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Wright Opera House Ouray, Colorado
Enjoy a spectacular show as this highly acclaimed dance ensemble perform a variety of dances ranging from historic rituals to modern original works. Celebrate the beauty of dance and music when combined to capture the true nature of the art of dance.
Adults: $15.00, Students $5.00

Sunday, February 3, 2013 - ZIKR Dance Ensemble

zikr.dance7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Wright Opera House Ouray, Colorado
Enjoy a spectacular show as this highly acclaimed dance ensemble perform a variety of dances ranging from historic rituals to modern original works. Celebrate the beauty of dance and music when combined to capture the true nature of the art of dance.
Adults: $15.00, Students $5.00

Monday February 4, 2013 - Ouray Library Book Event: Blazing Ice with Author John H. Wright

5:30 pm to 9:00 pm in the San Juan Room at the Ouray Community Center, Ouray, Co
The Ouray City Council and the Ouray Public Library are pleased to sponsor this evening with author John H. Wright as he discusses his book “Blazing Ice: Pioneering the Twenty-First Century’s Road to the South Pole”.

Friday, February 8, 2013 - Movies at the Wright Opera House

7:30 pm to end at the Wright Opera House, Ouray, CO
Enjoy a new film in this beautiful historic theatre.

Saturday, February 9, 2013 - Jayme Stone “Room of Wonders”

jaymestonewithmamasissoko7:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Wright Opera House in Ouray, CO
Join two-time Juno Award winning performer Jayme Stone for a night of his latest music from around the world!
Tickets are $15.00 for Adults and $5.00 for Students, or take advantage of our Wright Opera House Special!

Saturday, February 9, 2013 - Mardi Gras at the Sherb with Joint Point

8:00 pm to 12:00 am at the Sherbino Theater, Ridgway, Colorado
Head down to the Sherbino and dance the night away with this amazing jam band based out of Telluride!
Cover Charge is $5.00 per person.

Friday, February 15, 2013 - Movies at the Wright Opera House

7:30 pm to end at the Wright Opera House, Ouray, CO
Enjoy a new film in this beautiful historic theatre.

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - Mountain Air Music Series Fundraiser

mountainair.logo7:00 pm to 11:00 pm at O’Brien’s Pub & Grill in Ouray, Co
Support the Mountain Air Music Series at this benefit hosted by the Ouray Chamber of Commerce.

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - Ouray Elks Chili Cookoff

4:00 pm at the Ouray Elks Lodge, Ouray, Co
Enter for free to win the coveted prize of Best Chili, or just come and sample the many taste bud pleasing creations. Dinner and judging by the public is at 5:00 pm, with a silent auction and cash raffle later in the evening.
Entry is free, Dinner/Judging is Adults $10.00, Children 5-10 $5.00, or $25.00 for a family of four.

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - ROCC Spaghetti feed Dinner

* spaghetti6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Ouray Community Center in Ouray, Co
Join guest speaker: NPR commentator Craig Childs for a talk focusing on Natural Science, Archaeology and journeys into the wilderness as you enjoy a fantastic spaghetti dinner.

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - Live Music at O’Brien’s Pub

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm at O’Brien’s Pub & Grill in Ouray, Co
An evening of toe tapping fun listening to the talented Rob Webster play the night away.

So come to Ouray County and enjoy the soothing mineral hot springs after a day of fun! Whether you are planning a romantic getaway, a winter sports extravaganza or a peaceful escape, let the staff at the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs help you plan your ideal Colorado Vacation this February!

 

Wright Opera House Welcomes Jayme Stone to Ouray this February!

  
  
  

Jayme Stone's "Room of Wonders" February 9, 2013 at the Wright Opera House in Southwest Colorado!

Jayme StoneIt is easy to see the resemblance of the original banjo in more modern stringed instruments, each of which has a truly distinctive sound.

Dating back hundreds of years, the first banjo is a prime example of the evolution of modern music. The first record of similar instruments dates back to West Africa, and slowly spread across all of Africa into the Far East and the Middle East as early as the 17th century.

Following the journey of the banjo through the ages and all of the folk music in which the instrument is so prevalent, Jayme Stone has captured the sound in a remarkable way. Stating once in an interview that his music is the kind you learn from people, not from books, Mr. Stone has traveled the path of the banjo, finding his inspiration in every aspect of the folk traditions from Brazil to Norway to his most recent collaboration with singer and kora maestro Mansa Sissoko in West Africa.

banjoThe end result is an auditory feast of music unlike anything you may expect when you hear the word ’banjo’. The two-time Juno Award winning artist will be joining us at the Wright Opera House in Ouray, Colorado this February 9, 2013 for a performance sure to please.
Built in the 1800’s by the Wright family in the hopes of bringing more cultured entertainment to the wild mining town, then falling into disrepair in the late 1980’s, the Friends of the Wright are re establishing the dream, and continue to bring such talented artists as Jayme Stone to perform at the Wright Opera House. 

tub.soakingSpend the weekend in Ouray, and let us help you create a perfect escape from the day to day. Winter sports and activities in Ouray County and the surrounding area abound, followed by a soothing soak in our mineral hot spring tubs. A short trip up to Main Street offers a plethora of shopping opportunities, and dining options sure to please any palette. Then the evening really kick off as you head to the Wright Opera House to enjoy an exciting and fun concert! The concessions at the Wright offers not only soda and popcorn, but also wine and beer to enjoy as you tap your feet to the timeless music of Jayme Stone.

The Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs is offering a special rate of $125.00, which includes one night for two in one of our guest rooms and two tickets to see Jayme Stone on Saturday, February 9, 2013. Doors open at 5:30pm and the show begins at 7:30pm....Plenty of time to enjoy dinner in Ouray then get settled for the show.

See You Soon!

Ouray Welcomes Climbers to the Best Ice Festival Ever!

  
  
  

Whether competing, or just ready for some icy climbing action from the sidelines, The 18th Annual Ouray Ice festival is the place to be this January!

iceclimberIt is hard to believe that just a few short years (well, 22 to be exact) ago, a few industrius adventurers gathered at the Uncompahgre Gorge with sprinkler heads and PVC pipes to flow water over the sides of the gorge and ‘farm’ ice. Today, The Ouray Ice Park boasts over 200 climbs, and plays host to one of the most widely attended Ice Festivals in the world. Atheletes from all over make the journey to Ouray every January to compete with the best of the best on Ouray’s ice and mixed terrain.

Every year since its conception, the Ouray Ice Park has grown to suit the ever changing skills and tastes of the athletes who choose this grueling sport. And this year is no exception.
In addition to a new 25 foot overhanging tower erected for the end of the elite mixed climbing comp route, and over $16,000.00 worth of prize money, Lowa will be sponsoring the Hari Berger Speed Climbing competition, sure to be an exciting event!
The schedule of Events for the 18th Annual Ouray Ice festival is as follows:

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

icefestcompetitorsMain Street Theater: (630 Main Street) 6:30pm to 9:00pm
• Presentation by Sam Elias, Beer provided by the Colorado Boy Brewery, $15
Beaumont Grill: (505 Main Street) 9:00pm to 11:30pm

Join us at the Historic Beaumont Hotel for the Annual Ouray Ice Festival Kick-off Party, hosted by the American Alpine Club, beer, food,
and prizes, FREE! Come get your Ice Fest psych on!

Ice Park: 9:00am to 3:00pm
• Outdoor Gear Expo; 9:00am-3:00pm, free gear demos, ask info booth about gear card!
• Interactive Clinics; 9:00am & 12:30pm, sign up online.
• Walk-up Climbing; sponsored by La Sportiva; It’s your turn to climb! 10:00am-3:00pm, Ages 18+, Free
• Zip Line – sponsored by Caldera Resources; Enjoy the Thrill! 12:00pm-3:00pm, Ages 6+, Free
Ouray Community Center (340 6th Ave) 5:00pm to 8:30pm
• Dinner, New Belgium Beer, $20
• Indoor Gear Expo; Check out the latest climbing gear! Mingle with the athletes.
• Silent Auction; Come bid on great gear!
Main Street Theater (630 Main Street) 8:30pm to 10:00pm
• Ines Papert presents “Rock and Ice“, Beer provdied by the Ourayle House Brewery, $15
Wright Opera House (472 Main Street) 9:00pm to 11:00pm

Film Tour – The Incan Odyssey, presented by Marmot, beer provided by the Ouray Brewery, $10 - free commemorative pint glass!

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

icefestIce Park: 9:00am to 3:00pm
• Outdoor Gear Expo; 9:00am-3:00pm, newest gear! Ask info booth about gear card!
• Interactive Clinics; 9:00am & 12:30pm, sign up online.
• Elite Mixed Ice Climbing Competition; 9:00am -3:00pm
• Kid’s Climbing College; sponsored by Caldera Resources and the Woman’s Club of Ouray, 10:00am-3:00pm, Ages
8-17, Free
• Walk-up Climbing; sponsored by La Sportiva; It’s your turn to climb! 10:00am-3:00pm, Ages 18+, Free
• Zip Line – sponsored by Caldera Resources and Khristopher’s Culinaire; Enjoy the Thrill! 10:00am-3:00pm,
Ages 6+, Free
Ouray Community Center (340 6th Ave) 7:00pm to 10:00pm
• Multi-media presentation Hayden Kennedy, Beer by Ska Brewing, $10 - free commemorative pint glass!
• Live Auction; Exciting climbing gear, artwork, and collectibles!
Wright Opera House (472 Main Street) 8:00pm to 10:00pm - Adventure Film
• Cory Richards / The North Face Beer provided by the Ouray Brewery, $15 - free commemorative pint glass!
Ouray Community Center (340 6th Ave) 10:30pm to 1:00am
• Petzl / Arc’teryx Lost in Space Party, $10

iceparklogoIce Park: 9:00am to 2:00pm
• Ouray Ice Festival Hari Berger Speed Comp, sponsored by Lowa; 10:00am.
• Interactive Clinics; 9:00am, sign up online.
• Outdoor Gear Expo; 10:00am-2:00pm, newest gear! Ask info booth about gear card!
• Kid’s Climbing College; sponsored by Caldera Resources and the Woman’s Club of Ouray, 10:00am-2:00pm,
Ages 8-17, Free
• Walk-up Climbing; sponsored by La Sportiva; It’s your turn to climb! 10:00am-2:00pm, Ages 18+, Free
• Zip Line sponsored by Caldera Resources; Enjoy the Thrill! 10:00am-2:00pm, Ages 6+, Free
• ASOLO Awards Ceremony, at the Outdoor Gear Expo; 2:00pm.

Sunday, January 13th, 2013


Kids WallIce Park: 9:00am to 2:00pm
• Ouray Ice Festival Hari Berger Speed Comp, sponsored by Lowa; 10:00am.
• Interactive Clinics; 9:00am, sign up online.
• Outdoor Gear Expo; 10:00am-2:00pm, newest gear! Ask info booth about gear card!
• Kid’s Climbing College; sponsored by Caldera Resources and the Woman’s Club of Ouray, 10:00am-2:00pm,
Ages 8-17, Free
• Walk-up Climbing; sponsored by La Sportiva; It’s your turn to climb! 10:00am-2:00pm, Ages 18+, Free
• Zip Line sponsored by Caldera Resources; Enjoy the Thrill! 10:00am-2:00pm, Ages 6+, Free
• ASOLO Awards Ceremony, at the Outdoor Gear

Since the first Ice festival organized by Jeff Lowe in 1996, The Ouray Ice Park and its founders and volunteers have worked tirelessly to grow while maintaining the original concept of a free park for everyone, from the most seasoned to the newest climber on the ice.

Make it a point to show your support while experiencing one of the most fascinating extreme sports around this winter!

 


 


Events in Ouray and Ridgway this January

  
  
  

From Ice Climbing to Hot Spring Soaking, Ouray County is the place to be this January!

bcm winterThe Beginning of the year is always a spectacular experience in Ouray. Promptly at the stroke of midnight, the Ouray Volunteer Fire Department ring in the New Year with fireworks streaming over the town, lights and colors reflect off the new fallen snow and the explosions echo across the valley in splendid reverberations. If you listen carefully, you can hear avalanches falling in the high country following each BOOM.
Shortly after locals and visitors have had time to recover from the celebrations and settle in for winter, the Ouray Ice Park welcomes athletes from across the globe to compete in the Annual Ouray Ice Festival. Boasting new and exciting equipment and larger cash prizes, this is sure to be a Festival to remember!
Things quiet down for the remainder of the month, a perfect time to enjoy the serene beauty of the Western Slope; soak in the mineral hot springs, take in a movie or show at the Wright Opera House, dance a Saturday night away to live music, or relax in your room, watching movies and debating over whether to dine out or bring dinner back here to snack on between visits to the tubs.

January 1, 2013 New Years Day!

FIREWORKSAfter an evening of revelry, enjoy a peaceful beginning to the New Year, soaking in the soothing Mineral Hot Springs.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm Open Climbing Wall at the Ridgway Secondary School - Weight Room/Climbing Gym

Come climb at the beautiful indoor climbing wall in Ridgway! We are open to the public most Tuesdays and Thursdays in October through April from 6:30-9PM. We close on weeks school is NOT in session. Call before if you aren't sure we are open. $3 for students/kids and $5 for adults. Proceeds benefit the Ridgway/Ouray MS/HS climbing teams. No experience or gear necessary; we can help you!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Walk-in Paint-Your-Own Pottery
Weehawken's All Fired Up Pottery Studio167. N. Cora St., 2nd floor Ridgway CO

ice climbing ourayCome and choose a piece of bisque ware to create your own masterpiece! Whether a gift, fun project with your child or friend, or just for yourself, our wide selection of items is sure to have something for you! We have tips and techniques, as well as ways to enhance your piece such as stencil, stamps, sponges and more! Pricing varies upon the piece; painting, glazing and firing are all included. Your piece will be available for pick-up approximately one week after completion. Come join the fun!
Contact: Weehawken Arts
Email: questions@weehawkenarts.org
Phone: 970-318-0892

Thursday, January 3, 2013 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm Open Climbing Wall at the Ridgway Secondary School - Weight Room/Climbing Gym

Come climb at the beautiful indoor climbing wall in Ridgway! We are open to the public most Tuesdays and Thursdays in October through April from 6:30-9PM. We close on weeks school is NOT in session. Call before if you aren't sure we are open.
$3 for students/kids and $5 for adults. Proceeds benefit the Ridgway/Ouray MS/HS climbing teams. No experience or gear necessary; we can help you!

Friday, January 4, 2013 6:00 pm Dinner & Karaoke at Ouray Elks Lodge Ouray Elks Club 421 Main Street Ouray CO

Elks LodgeEnjoy dinner (and karaoke every 2nd Friday of the month) at the Ouray Elks Lodge. Members and guests welcome. Varying menu. $7 per person.
More Info: www.ourayelks.org

Friday, January 4, 2013 7:00 pm 9:00 pm The Sherbino Presents: An Evening with the Colgate 13 The Sherbino Theater 604 Clinton St Ridgway CO

America's most widely heard; collegiate a cappella group will be in Ridgway on their annual January Tour. After Ridgway, they hit Vegas, LA and San Fran! This is a must see show!
Contact: Brian Scranton
Email: info@sherbinotheater.com
Phone: 970-201-8570

Saturday, January 5, 2013 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Walk-in Paint-Your-Own Pottery
Weehawken's All Fired Up Pottery Studio167. N. Cora St., 2nd floor Ridgway CO

Come and choose a piece of bisque ware to create your own masterpiece! Whether a gift, fun project with your child or friend, or just for yourself, our wide selection of items is sure to have something for you! We have tips and techniques, as well as ways to enhance your piece such as stencil, stamps, sponges and more! Pricing varies upon the piece; painting, glazing and firing are all included. Your piece will be available for pick-up approximately one week after completion. Come join the fun!
Contact: Weehawken Arts
Email: questions@weehawkenarts.org
Phone: 970-318-0892

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Walk-in Paint-Your-Own Pottery
Weehawken's All Fired Up Pottery Studio167. N. Cora St., 2nd floor Ridgway CO

Come and choose a piece of bisque ware to create your own masterpiece! Whether a gift, fun project with your child or friend, or just for yourself, our wide selection of items is sure to have something for you! We have tips and techniques, as well as ways to enhance your piece such as stencil, stamps, sponges and more! Pricing varies upon the piece; painting, glazing and firing are all included. Your piece will be available for pick-up approximately one week after completion. Come join the fun!
Contact: Weehawken Arts
Email: questions@weehawkenarts.org
Phone: 970-318-0892

Thursday, January 10 through Sunday, Januray 13 ALL DAY Ouray Ice Fest
Ouray Ice Park, Ouray, Colorado

iceclimberThe Ouray Ice Festival, held each year in January in Ouray, CO, is an eclectic gathering of ice climbers, gear manufacturers, and ice climbing enthusiasts. The international Festival was first held in January 1996 and now is widely recognized as the premier event of its kind. Each year, familiar faces return to climb, socialize, test out the latest equipment, and watch the pros power their way up the latest competition route.

Thursday, January 10, 2013 8:00 pm to 12:00 am The Sherbino Presents: Mike Gwinn and the North Fork Flyers! The Sherbino Theater 604 Clinton St Ridgway CO

Mike Gwinn & the North Fork Flyers have performed all over Western Colorado. With an extensive song list that ranges from Miles to Motown, Chuck Berry to Steely Dan, Rogers & Hart to Robin Ford The North Fork Flyers have something for everyone!
Contact: Brian Scranton
Email: info@sherbinotheater.com
Phone: 970-201-8570

Friday, January 11, 2013 6:00 pm Dinner & Karaoke at Ouray Elks Lodge
Ouray Elks Club 421 Main Street Ouray CO

box canyon lodge winter in ourayEnjoy dinner (and karaoke every 2nd Friday of the month) at the Ouray Elks Lodge. Members and guests welcome. Varying menu. $7 per person.
More Info: www.ourayelks.org

Friday, January 11, 2013 7:30 pm Movies at The Wright Opera House
Wright Opera House 472 Main Street Ouray, Co

Enjoy a wonderful film in one of the most beautiful historic venues in Southwest Colorado.
More Info: http://thewrightoperahouse.org

Saturday, January 12, 2013 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Walk-in Paint-Your-Own Pottery
Weehawken's All Fired Up Pottery Studio167. N. Cora St., 2nd floor Ridgway CO

deer at box canyonCome and choose a piece of bisque ware to create your own masterpiece! Whether a gift, fun project with your child or friend, or just for yourself, our wide selection of items is sure to have something for you! We have tips and techniques, as well as ways to enhance your piece such as stencil, stamps, sponges and more! Pricing varies upon the piece; painting, glazing and firing are all included. Your piece will be available for pick-up approximately one week after completion. Come join the fun!
Contact: Weehawken Arts
Email: questions@weehawkenarts.org
Phone: 970-318-0892

Sunday, January 13, 2013 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm Ouray Elks Hoop Shoot
Ouray School Gym 400 7th Ave Ouray CO

bcm winterOuray Elks annual Hoop Shoot. A national basketball free throw contest open to all Ouray County children ages 8 - 13 (as of April 1, 2013). No entry fee. Children will shoot 25 free throws each, competing in three different age categories. There are categories for both boys and girls. Parents must bring a copy of each child's birth certificate, no exceptions.
Contact: Jim Pettengill
Email: jpetteng@hotmail.com
Phone: 970-626-4239

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Walk-in Paint-Your-Own Pottery
Weehawken's All Fired Up Pottery Studio167. N. Cora St., 2nd floor Ridgway CO

weehawkenlogoCome and choose a piece of bisque ware to create your own masterpiece! Whether a gift, fun project with your child or friend, or just for yourself, our wide selection of items is sure to have something for you! We have tips and techniques, as well as ways to enhance your piece such as stencil, stamps, sponges and more! Pricing varies upon the piece; painting, glazing and firing are all included. Your piece will be available for pick-up approximately one week after completion. Come join the fun!
Contact: Weehawken Arts
Email: questions@weehawkenarts.org
Phone: 970-318-0892

Friday, January 17, 2013 6:00 pm Dinner & Karaoke at Ouray Elks Lodge
Location: Ouray Elks Club 421 Main Street Ouray CO

Enjoy dinner (and karaoke every 2nd Friday of the month) at the Ouray Elks Lodge. Members and guests welcome. Varying menu. $7 per person.
More Info: www.ourayelks.org

Friday, January 17, 2013 7:30 pm Movies at The Wright Opera House
Wright Opera House 472 Main Street Ouray, Co

box canyon lodge winter in ouray2Enjoy a wonderful film in one of the most beautiful historic venues in Southwest Colorado.
More Info: http://thewrightoperahouse.org

Saturday, January 18, 2013 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Walk-in Paint-Your-Own Pottery
Weehawken's All Fired Up Pottery Studio167. N. Cora St., 2nd floor Ridgway CO

Come and choose a piece of bisque ware to create your own masterpiece! Whether a gift, fun project with your child or friend, or just for yourself, our wide selection of items is sure to have something for you! We have tips and techniques, as well as ways to enhance your piece such as stencil, stamps, sponges and more! Pricing varies upon the piece; painting, glazing and firing are all included. Your piece will be available for pick-up approximately one week after completion. Come join the fun!
Contact: Weehawken Arts
Email: questions@weehawkenarts.org
Phone: 970-318-0892

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Walk-in Paint-Your-Own Pottery
Weehawken's All Fired Up Pottery Studio167. N. Cora St., 2nd floor Ridgway CO

Come and choose a piece of bisque ware to create your own masterpiece! Whether a gift, fun project with your child or friend, or just for yourself, our wide selection of items is sure to have something for you! We have tips and techniques, as well as ways to enhance your piece such as stencil, stamps, sponges and more! Pricing varies upon the piece; painting, glazing and firing are all included. Your piece will be available for pick-up approximately one week after completion. Come join the fun!
Contact: Weehawken Arts
Email: questions@weehawkenarts.org
Phone: 970-318-0892

Friday, January 25, 2013 6:00 pm Dinner & Karaoke at Ouray Elks Lodge
Ouray Elks Club 421 Main Street Ouray CO

Enjoy dinner (and karaoke every 2nd Friday of the month) at the Ouray Elks Lodge. Members and guests welcome. Varying menu. $7 per person.
More Info: www.ourayelks.org

Friday, January 25, 2013 7:30 pm Movies at The Wright Opera House
Wright Opera House 472 Main Street Ouray, Co

Enjoy a wonderful film in one of the most beautiful historic venues in Southwest Colorado.
More Info: http://thewrightoperahouse.org

Saturday, January 26, 2013 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Walk-in Paint-Your-Own Pottery
Weehawken's All Fired Up Pottery Studio167. N. Cora St., 2nd floor Ridgway CO

Come and choose a piece of bisque ware to create your own masterpiece! Whether a gift, fun project with your child or friend, or just for yourself, our wide selection of items is sure to have something for you! We have tips and techniques, as well as ways to enhance your piece such as stencil, stamps, sponges and more! 
Pricing varies upon the piece; painting, glazing and firing are all included. Your piece will be available for pick-up approximately one week after completion. Come join the fun!
Contact: Weehawken Arts
Email: questions@weehawkenarts.org
Phone: 970-318-0892

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Walk-in Paint-Your-Own Pottery
Weehawken's All Fired Up Pottery Studio167. N. Cora St., 2nd floor Ridgway CO

Come and choose a piece of bisque ware to create your own masterpiece! Whether a gift, fun project with your child or friend, or just for yourself, our wide selection of items is sure to have something for you! We have tips and techniques, as well as ways to enhance your piece such as stencil, stamps, sponges and more! Pricing varies upon the piece; painting, glazing and firing are all included. Your piece will be available for pick-up approximately one week after completion. Come join the fun!
Contact: Weehawken Arts
Email: questions@weehawkenarts.org
Phone: 970-318-0892

Thursday, January 31, 2013 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Souper Bowl Fundraiser Ouray Community Center 6th Ave Ouray Colorado

Soup, bread, salad and dessert will be served - soup served in pottery bowl painted by Ouray County children; adult potters have made bowls which will be auctioned off to raise proceeds for Weehawken Creative Arts.
Contact: Susan Opdahl
Email: ouraysusie@gmail.com
Phone: 325-4005

Winter in the San Juans is one of the most amazing experiences. The brisk chill of the morning while soaking in 107 degree mineral hot springs, or a snow shoeing excursion over pristine untouched landscapes.....sledding the famous Vinegar Hill with the little ones, or enjoying a hot drink at one of the great little restaurants on Main Street. Ouray County has something for everyone- a worl away from the city, but right in your back yard.

Come Stay and Play with us!

 


 

 

Ouray County Serves up Fabulous Dining Options Christmas 2012!

  
  
  

Let the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs be your Holiday Headquarters.

tub.walkway.winterGive yourself the perfect gift this Holiday! Relax in our soothing mineral hot springs then head on out to enjoy a fabulous meal at one of the wonderful restaurants in Ouray County. Whether you prefer to stay close, or to take a quick scenic drive to Ridgway, there are menu options to please any palate! Let us take care of you, and help create a holiday escape not soon forgotten!

 

 

The following list outlines the dining choices on these two remarkable days:

Christmas Eve Dining Options: 

santa listOn Christmas Eve in Ouray, there will be plenty of dining options throughout the day and into the evening. 


Adobe Inn - 651 Liddell Drive Ridgway, Colorado 970-626-5939
Open 5pm to 9pm

Serving some of the finest Mexican food and spirits for over 24 years, The Adobe Inn takes diners in with its Southwestern atmosphere and keeps them happy with fabulous food and service. Entrees include Rellenos, Flautas, Chimichangas, Burritos and Enchiladas served six ways.

Backstreet Bistro - 636 Main Street Ouray, CO 81427 (970) 325-0550
Open 7am - 2pm. 

ouray winterWarm, fresh coffee, homemade bagels and pastries, and sandwiches as well as a full breakfast menu with pancakes, bacon, sausages, eggs, omelets, and skillets. A very yummy way to treat yourself!


The Buen Tiempo - 515 Main Ouray, CO 81427 (970) 325-4544
Open 5:30pm - close. 

Serving great Mexican food and the best margaritas this side of Santa Fe, The staffs at the Buen Tiempo are sure to bring a smile to your face as well as your stomach! Entrees include such items as Carne Adovada, Camarones (spicy grilled shrimp), Carne Asada, Chile Rellenos, Spinach Enchiladas with Blue Corn Tortillas, Vegetarian Quesadilla and Huevos Rancheros.


Beaumont Grille - 505 Main Street Ouray, CO 81427 (970) 325-7000
Open 11am - 9pm. 

beaumontLocated in the Beaumont Hotel, the Beaumont Grille offers a casual menu in a warm and inviting Bistro. The European setting offers a secluded cozy feel and is easily accessed right off of Main Street or through the hotel lobby.


Cimarron Cafe - 153 Hwy 550 970-626-4426
Open 7am - 2pm

ouray winter7Featuring only the fresh­est ingre­di­ents, hand-made sauces and hand– crafted ingre­di­ents, this comfortable and casual fam­ily restau­rant has a large, var­ied menu, a well stocked bar and a great wine list.


O’Brien’s Pub - 726 Main Street Ouray, CO 81427 (970) 325-4386
Open 11am - 10pm. 

obriens pub4Offering homemade Irish-American cuisine and a full bar, including Guinness on tap. The menu includes Irish Eggrolls, Scottish Eggs, Guinness Stew, Fish & Chips and other Irish specialties.


Ouray Brewery - 607 Main Street Ouray, CO 81427 (970) 325-7388
Open 11am - 9pm

ouray winter5This brewery features an interesting menu -- a combination of bar food and gluten and vegetarian options as well as a few specialties of the chef. They carry 3-5 different brews at any one time and serve tasting flights. 

Thai Paradise - 146 North Cora Street Ridgway, CO 81432 (970) 626-2742
Open 5pm - 9pm

Get your Thai on in Ridgway, Colorado! All of the dishes are full of flavor, very unique with just the right heat.

Christmas Day Dining Options:

ouray winter3Celebrate Christmas with a soothing soak in the hot springs, and a cup of Exotic Earth Coffee in our lobby, followed by a stroll through a Winter Wonderland, followed by enjoying a meal at one of these great dining options!

Backstreet Bistro - 636 Main Street Ouray, CO 81427 (970) 325-0550
Open 7am - 2pm.

Warm, fresh coffee, homemade bagels and pastries, and sandwiches as well as a full breakfast menu with pancakes, bacon, sausages, eggs, omelets, and skillets. A very yummy way to treat yourself!

The Beaumont Ballroom - 505 Main Street Ouray, CO 81427 (970) 325-7000
Open 1pm - 4pm

ouray winter2The Beaumont will be serving a scrumptious four course dinner in the Grand Ballroom. Seating will be limited so reservations are recommended. 


Four Corners Cafe at Chipeta Resort - 304 South Lena Street Ridgway, CO 81432 970-626-3737
Open 7am - 11am

Delicious, Southwestern inspired healthy fare in a fine dining experience. Fresh, local, and organic is the theme for a Christmas breakfast to remember.


Ouray Brewery - 607 Main Street Ouray, CO 81427 (970) 325-7388
Open 11am - 9pm. 

ouray winter8This brewery features an interesting menu -- a combination of bar food and gluten and vegetarian options as well as a few specialties of the chef. They carry 3-5 different brews at any one time and serve tasting flights. 


The Outlaw Restaurant - 520 Main Street Ouray, Co 81427 (970) 325-4366
Open 5pm - close.

Enjoy their Special Holiday Menu on Christmas Day or order from their complete menu of aged steaks, prime rib, crab, lobster, vegetarian options and kids menu.


We would love to make your reservations and ensure a delightful stay in Ouray Colorado. Add Ouray CO to your holiday Wish List!

 

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