Ouray is a charming small town in the San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado. Originally a mining town, it has a historic main street surrounded by mountains. The Beamount Hotel, on the right side of the photo, was built in 1886 and is still in operation today. In 2013, it was named the #1 Hotel in the West by Conde' Nast Traveler Magazine. This view of Ouray park is taken from the perimeter trail overlooking the city in the early morning. If you take the trail, get a map from the visitors center or online first as it is difficult to find in some spots, but well worth the views. The Lower Cascade Falls are simple and cooling with their mist, located along the Perimeter Trail that encircles Ouray. I almost walked right by this blooming cactus. Thank goodness my wife saw it and waited while I took some pics. #patterns
Along the Sutton Mine Trail just south of Ouray, Colorado. View from Neosho Mine at the end of the Sutton Mine Trail south of Ouray, Colorado. Million Dollar Mornings on Million Dollar Highway ☺️ Looking up at the high bridge over Box Canyon, built in 1900 by the Bollen Bridge Company to support water pipes that criss-crossed the canyon where miners searched fruitlessly for gold. It is now a walking bridge that takes you into a tunnel in the side of the canyon wall - all part of an excellent hike along the Ouray perimeter trail. Easy hike to amazing views! At the base of Cascade Falls #ouray #colorado #cascadefalls #waterlust Waterfalls roar into a slot canyon so loudly you cannot hear one another speak. The descent is via scaffolding from the rim. #waterfalls Jeeping on the trails around Ouray.
#WinterWonders The picture perfect town of Ouray, CO taken from the top floor of the Ouray Brewery. Great place to meet locals, taste some local beers and eat a delicious lunch while soaking up the scenery! The buffalo chicken wrap was delish!
http://thetradingtravelers.com/how-i-survived-my-first-real-camping-experience/ Sutton Mine Trail south of Ouray. Beautiful and cool, this waterfall can be seen on the Sutton Mine Trail south of Ouray, Colorado. Inside of Box Canyon #boxcanyon #ouray #colorado Panoramic view outside of Ouray. Strikingly beautiful mountain area. One of my all time favorite places The view of the amphitheater from Sutton Mine Trail. This is an artistic memorial to Sue and Karen, who perished while ice climbing in Alaska, dedicated by their family and friends. It is situated at the base of the Ouray Ice Park, a premier climbing locale situated in dynamic Box Canyon and along the Ouray Perimeter Trail which is an excellent 5-hour round trip hike. We took a day trip to the hot springs in Ouray while camping in Silverton. It was so nice and relaxing and has pools of different temperatures so you can find the one that suits you and the weather. They had really nice bathrooms and showers which was convenient since the campground didn't have showers!
http://thetradingtravelers.com/how-i-survived-my-first-real-camping-experience/ Great hamburgers and French fries. Driving into Ouray from the South gives you a bird's eye view of this mountain town dubbed Switzerland of America! Sheer rock faces Ouray is one of my all time favorite little cities in America. It is known as the Switzerland of America. This was taken near the hot springs in the picture perfect town of Ouray, CO.
http://thetradingtravelers.com/how-i-survived-my-first-real-camping-experience/ This HUGE public pool incorporates the natural hot springs into a divided group of pools with varying temperatures and activities to suits everyone's needs: a hot soak (104 degrees F), three water slides, an inflatable obstacle course, lap lanes, warm wading pool, water volleyball, water basketball, and 8 foot deep swimming area. To top it off, you can enjoy there stunning views of the gorgeous surrounding geology where the perimeter trail allows you to hike the entire bowl in an easy 1/2 day trip. Ouray, CO is known as the Switzerland of America. With big, in your face mountains and quaint architecture like this, it's easy to see where that reputation came from A beautiful postcard view on the short hike to the Cascade Fall hike Follow this path up! Ropes to climb, mini cave to go in and just a fun area! Good hamburgers and French fries. From downtown Ouray, it is a very short hike up to this waterfall, where you can find more trails, including one that leads to a view of the whole town. If you visit Ouray, CO, I would recommend grabbing a bite to eat on the rooftop patio of this restaurant. It offers stunning views of the sheer rock faces surrounding Ouray. Downtown Ouray Such a great place to start your trails with an easy step up to a beautiful fall. Very short and leads to a second trail around the town. The postcard perfect town of Ouray! Looking towards Ouray from the Perimeter Trail #ouray #colorado #perimetertrail Cascade Fall trail. Quite the view of downtown Ouray. Part of the great trip to the Box Canyon Fall!
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Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free self parking
Free WiFi
Smoke-free property


Located in the heart of Ouray, this bed & breakfast is steps from Wright Opera House and Ouray Alchemist Museum. Ouray County Museum and Uncompahgre Gorge are also within 10 minutes.

Property Features

This smoke-free bed & breakfast features a spa tub, a computer station, and a library. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a lobby fireplace.

Room Amenities

All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and ceiling fans. For a bit of entertainment, TVs come with cable channels, and guests will also find premium bedding and hair dryers.

Languages Spoken

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast. A computer station is located on site and wireless Internet access is complimentary. This Ouray bed & breakfast also offers a spa tub, a library, and a fireplace in the lobby. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

China Clipper Inn is a smoke-free property.

  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Library 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 12 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Computer station 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Fireplace in lobby 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium bedding 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Television 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the bed & breakfast include a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Ski lessons available nearby 
  • Snowmobiling nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Snowshoeing nearby 
  • Downhill skiing nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Cross-country skiing nearby 

Bed & Breakfast Policies


Check-in time ends at 7 PM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.


Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 18 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available

Bed & Breakfast Name

  • China Clipper Inn
  • China Clipper Inn Ouray
  • China Clipper Ouray
  • China Clipper Hotel Ouray

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Children 18 years old and younger are not permitted at this property.

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