Ouray Colorado Vacation Guide and Trip Planning Information for SW Colorado

Why Ouray Hot Springs are Amazing

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Tue, Mar 08, 2016 @03:16 PM

What's that Smell? NOTHING! That's right. My absolute favorite thing about the hot springs in Ouray County is the lack of odor. As the water travels to the surface, it absorbs not only a variety of minerals, but also odors associated with them.

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Earth Day is Every day at this Ouray Hotel!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sun, Apr 05, 2015 @02:15 PM

It's Easy to be Green at the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs!

With our all natural mineral hot spring tubs tiered on the hillside in the courtyard, The Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs is like an oasis from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Green Hotel in Ouray Celebrates Silver Status!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Thu, May 08, 2014 @11:46 AM

Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs AWARDED TRIPADVISOR GREENLEADERS™ STATUS

Ouray, Colorado - May 8, 2014 today proudly announced it has been accepted as a Silver level GreenLeader into the TripAdvisor® GreenLeaders™ program, which helps travelers plan greener trips by identifying environmentally-friendly accommodations across the U.S.

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Start the New Year in Ouray!

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Sun, Dec 29, 2013 @10:20 AM

Fireworks and Festivity in Ouray are the way to ring in the New Year!

Southwest Colorado boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in the country. Located at the base of the Million Dollar Highway, the tiny town of Ouray is a picturesque location, with a variety of entertainment geared toward making your New Year start off on the right foot.

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Earth Day Every Day at our Ouray Hotel

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Fri, Apr 22, 2011 @08:34 AM

As you may already be aware, April 22 is Earth Day. Unlike many of the new Hallmark holidays we have each year, this one seems a bit appropriate. April signifies the changing of the seasons, from winter to spring; new life abounds everywhere you look; from the splashes of green as the grass begins to grow, to the new born calves and other livestock you can see in the fields on highway 550 between Ouray and Ridgway Colorado. Therefore, what better time to celebrate the planet we live on and its "Ouray" of  wonderful gifts?

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Green Hotel in Ouray CO Hopes to Influence Both Employees and Guests

Posted by Guest Blogger on Tue, Apr 19, 2011 @09:34 AM

So, recently, we added the documentary “Bag It” to our video library at the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs.  Because of our own green initiatives, and also because the story begins with two of our neighbors, I decided to check it out.

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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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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.

More on the Green Business Network:

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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Geothermal Heat Exchanger - Part I

Posted by Karen Avery on Thu, Aug 26, 2010 @07:00 AM

 We received a USDA renewable energy grant in 2009 so that we could exploit our geothermal resources even more fully. Here is a description of the project that we completed. The project involved modifications for five different areas, the first step being the most critical to the success of the project.

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