Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Ouray Hot Spring Pool Renovations Almost Complete!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, Apr 12, 2017 @05:20 PM

Anticipation is growing for the opening of the Ouray Hot Springs Pool. 

Built in 1927, the Ouray Hot Spring Pool has been an attraction for people all over the world eager to experience natural hot springs without the strong odor of sulfur found in other areas.  The million gallon pool boasted different soaking areas, as well as a lap section and later a fun obstacle course in addition to the slide, making it a wonderful place for family fun.

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Hot Spring Break Ouray Colorado Style

Posted by Karen Avery on Sat, Feb 11, 2012 @08:18 AM

Ouray, Colo. — Spring break doesn’t have to be all about sand in unmentionable places, girls gone wild and sweaty bars. This spring break do something really hot – book the Hot Springs Break Special at Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs in Ouray, Colo. (a.k.a. Switzerland of America).

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Winter Packages & Savings in Ouray, CO

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, Nov 23, 2011 @07:38 PM

Ouray Colorado is the perfect place for an amazing winter getaway!

Of the many places to visit in southwest Colorado, Ouray, is at the top of the list. Weighing in at a mere 8 blocks long by 8 blocks wide, it is "tiny but mighty." With natural hot springs onsite, the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs offers a great place to enjoy a Colorado vacation or a simple weekend getaway in Ouray. The Box Canyon Lodge is a premier "hot spot" for those who love Colorado natural hot springs. They offer discount hotel rooms, especially during the winter. Here is a listing of current vacation deals available.

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Drive Your Electric or Hybrid Car to Ouray, Colo. and Stay for Free!

Posted by Karen Avery on Mon, Mar 21, 2011 @08:35 AM

Be green, and earn some green. That’s the motto at Ouray’s Box Canyon Lodge and Hot Springs this Earth Day (April 22, 2011). Every guest who drives his or her electric/hybrid car to the lodging property on Earth Day stays for free that night. That means nearly $100 greenbacks in your pocket.

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Natural Hot Springs in Southwest Colorado

Posted by Karen Avery on Thu, Feb 10, 2011 @05:13 PM

Revered throughout history for their soothing powers, hot springs have been popular and sought out all over the world. Europe and Asia created huge bath houses dedicated to the therapeutic effects of natural spring water, and legend states the Native American people of North and South America have always deemed the land surrounding hot springs as sacred ground and avidly maintained a truce of peace while visiting the many pools across the west. Upon the arrival of settlers in southwest Colorado, perhaps the Ute Indians found some level of camaraderie through the soothing waters known and respected by both peoples.

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Green Hotel in Ouray Colorado Solicits Help from Hotel Guests

Posted by Karen Avery on Fri, Jan 14, 2011 @04:12 PM

The Box Canyon Lodge strives to be a very green hotel.  We look for ways to reduce our carbon footprint on the planet: we use geothermal  hot springs to heat water for our rooms and guest use, we have insulated our buildings, replaced windows and doors with more energy efficient materials, and changed out our commercial washers and dryers for more energy efficient models.  We recycled our older materials as much as possible to minimize impact to our local landfill.  We continue to work on our impact.  However, there are things that guests can do to help us in our quest to be green.  Here are a few suggestions to help you be a greener guest during your next hotel stay:

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Snow Conditions around Ouray Colorado

Posted by Karen Avery on Thu, Dec 23, 2010 @10:45 AM

We received an update from the USFS in Montrose today and the conditions are not surprising if you live in Ouray Colorado but might shock those that have heard of epic snowstorms in the Colorado high country.  Ouray CO has had plenty of moisture but unfortunately, it has been too warm so it comes to us in the form of rain.  But, on a positive note, today's weather is mostly a frozen margarita or a slushy as the rain is beginning to turn to snow.  We still may have a white Christmas at the Box Canyon Lodge and Hot Springs after all!

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Box Canyon Lodge Earns Green America’s Business Seal of Approval

Posted by Karen Avery on Tue, Dec 14, 2010 @12:05 PM
Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs is thrilled to announce it has been awarded the Green  America Business Seal of Approval. The seal is presented to businesses that go beyond product and service quality to set the highest standards in environmental sustainability and social justice, and work to solve, rather than create, environmental and social problems.

To be considered for the Seal of Approval and earn a listing in the annual National Green Pages™, businesses complete a rigorous screening process to ensure they meet Green America’s standards for the environment, community and labor.

Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs is known for its unique natural hot springs hot tubs which are terraced on the mountainside, and guests love these natural hot springs.  But, this Ouray Colorado hotel also uses their geothermal resources to heat their domestic water supply and to heat the entire property.  The Box Canyon Lodge shows exemplary concern and corporate practices for people and planet; they recycle, work with environmentally conscious suppliers, and listen to their workers.

“We are over the top excited to earn this coveted Seal of Approval,” said Karen Avery, owner of the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs. “It’s one of the most respected and recognized symbols in the green marketplace and a powerful way to set our Ouray CO hotel apart as a leading green hotel.”

Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs is now an Approved member of the Green Business Network, a distinguished and celebrated group of companies that use their products and services as a vehicle for social and environmental change.

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The Green Business Network (GBN) offers a vibrant community of over 4,000 environmentally and socially responsible businesses, the oldest and largest of its kind in the US. GBN is powered by Green America, a non-profit whose mission is to harness the economic power of consumers and businesses to create a more just and sustainable economy. More information on GBN can be found at www.greenbusinessnetwork.org and for more on the Seal of Approval, click on “Get the Seal.”

More on Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs:

The Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs is located in southwestern Colorado along the San Juan Skyway scenic and historic byway.  Situated on a side street in the picturesque village of Ouray, this green hotel strives to provide a wonderful experience for Ouray's visitors as well as provide an environmentally friendly  lodging experience.  Read more about their green commitment at their website:  www.BoxCanyonOuray.com/green-initiatives/
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