Small Green Hotel in Ouray Provides Relaxing Respite
Our hotel in Ouray Colorado has one job - to pamper you. We want you to feel as if you are our only guest; provided with top service, friendly faces, and the tools and knowledge to best achieve the vacation that dreams are made of. The Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs has earned a four key rating from the Green Key Association. Much of the work done to achieve this high green hotel rating is never really seen but often enjoyed by our guests. Whether you visit for one night, or two weeks, our goal is to accommodate you in a superior fashion. Often it’s the little things that make all the difference.
Each morning, we serve a light continental breakfast consisting of muffins, juice, apples, and tea or coffee. Our goal is not to take business away from any of the breakfast spots on Main Street, but to provide a little touch of home and to thank you, our guests, for visiting. Sara Sharpe, a local fine food caterer, regularly brings us fresh muffins in a variety of flavors, and the coffee delivered by Exotic Earth, roasted and ground just a couple of blocks down the street, make for a pleasant start to your day. We also purchase our juice and apples from our local market as a way to promote community sustainability (we all need a grocery store, right?).
The personal touch of a home-made muffin and a cup of our gourmet coffee serve a dual purpose. One of the many ways to sustain our community is to buy locally. Then of course, there is the freshness and originality that cannot be topped from a local merchant’s wares and services. Plus, we support The 3/50 Project and they say that local area merchants tend to reinvest over 68% of their income into their local economy, as opposed to a 43% reinvestment from national chain businesses. We know this is true in Ouray!
Small businesses such as ours value the individual in a very powerful way, as every guest has a direct impact on us personally. Every remark and suggestion, positive and negative, are taken into consideration and discussed so as to continually improve and to ensure the most spectacular experience possible. And so, although it might cost a little less to purchase bulk from a big conglomerate, the return we get from using local products and services comes every time we make you smile.
About the author: Maria Ziemba works at the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs and raises her daughter in Ouray.