A step back in time

The Western Historic Building Sign

The Location

Set at 7,800 feet in elevation, Ouray, Colorado is a gateway for outdoor adventures ranging from hiking to ice climbing and mountain biking. Nestled tightly between rugged canyons and the unparalleled beauty of the San Juan Mountains, Ouray is famous for its hot springs, historic opera house, and its charming downtown.

The Western Yesterday

From the moment it first opened its doors in 1891, The Western in Ouray has hosted history. High rollers and miners visited the place where proper impropriety was allowed if not encouraged. It was a place where guests felt they belonged with a sprawling ballroom and bar, set in a revered Old West town, among some of the most spectacular mountain landscapes on earth. The Western was a place of imagination and possibility; it did and now continues to turn experiences into memories.

Historic Western Photo
The Western Today

The Western Today

The Western Hotel & Spa features sixteen thoughtfully-appointed suites with massive views of the Red Mountains which descend into the town. Experience our wood-fired kitchen, original Old West saloon, dining hall, spa complete with hot and cold plunge pools, and stargaze around cozy fire pits.