Columbus House Bed and Breakfast

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This historic hotel was formerly a bordello, and is now a delightful bed and breakfast inn with a restaurant on the ground floor. In the guest section of the establishment, a prostitute was murdered in an upstairs room. Guests claim to have had many strange occurrences in this room. In the restaurant, known affectionately as the ‘Silver Nugget’, there a reports of a ghostly miner and a long dead female bar patron, who occasionally appear to scare customers and staff.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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Geographic Information

740 Main St
Ouray, CO
United States

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38.02479729083907, -107.67180101576741
Ouray County, Colorado
Nearest Towns:
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