Thursday, August 30, 2012

Best place to stay in Ouray, Colorado.

We were recently blessed with a very special gift.  Jim's cousin Terry presented us with a 2 night stay at a Bed and Breakfast in Ouray.  Pa Jim's birthday was Aug 24th so we decided to get away sometime close to there.  We were way overdo on needing to get away for awhile.
This is the 1898 House Bed and Breakfast.  It sits at 322 Main Street in Ouray.
The house has been totally restored and is beautiful.  These windows came from a church in England and are over 100 years old.

Here is the view to the dining room.
 Lee and Kathy Bates are the owners.
You simply must make this the place to stay when you go to Ouray, they are wonderful!
When we were there we rested.... and went to a few places.
 Visited a one of the biggest Silver mines nearby.
Ate at the O'Brien's Pub.  Awesome food, and great service.  Found something new we never tried before... battered deep fried dill pickles... to die for... nummy!  Ate here twice, because we loved it so much.
Rested on the upper deck outside our bedroom and enjoyed this view early in the morning.
We also so enjoyed the hummingbirds.  As we were on that upper deck they were at the porch area at the many feeders, and they would dive bomb each other and then come and hover near us checking us out... especially since Jim had a red jacket on.
Went to the Museum which was in the old miners hospital. 3 stories of awesome exhibits.  We confirmed how old we were when we caught ourselves saying.... we have this... or Mom had this.  LOL.  Here is a beautiful quilt that is over 100 years old.  I love the crazy patchwork pattern.
You never know what you will see on the street of Ouray.

 I had just told Jim if he wanted something special for his birthday here, he was to buy it and these guys drove by :).
Then when we were on our way to the museum we saw these two guys making themselves at home in someone's yard.
Our last breakfast with Lee and Kathy was on Jim's birthday and they had a surprise of a cherry coffee cake for him with a candle in it! 
Not only did we have a great time, we made some good friends too in Lee and Kathy.  Stop by their web site, and reserve your time next summer. View the little tour their grand-daughters give you of Ouray too.  You will be really glad you did!  We will be back.
Having fun in Colorado!
Ma and Pa



  1. Lovely pictures and lovely place. Have a wonderful time ahead. And belated happy birthday to Pa Jim.

  2. Gorgeous and informative pictorial - sounds like you are smitten!