Historic Western Hotel

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This historic saloon and hotel was built in 1891 during the town mining boom, and is allegedly haunted by a number of spirits from a bygone era. These include a shadowy figure who peers out of windows, a lady in an old-fashioned dress who appears to art students in an upstairs studio, and a spook who likes to play with the cash register after closing hours. Each hotel room is equipped with a guestbook, many of which are brimming with ghostly tales and encounters experienced by visitors.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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210 Seventh Avenue
Ouray, CO
United States

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38.0240638, -107.6724092
Ouray County, Colorado
Nearest Towns:
Ouray, CO (0.1 mi.)
Portland, CO (4.3 mi.)
Telluride, CO (9.7 mi.)
Ridgway, CO (10.1 mi.)
Mountain Village, CO (11.9 mi.)
Loghill Village, CO (13.2 mi.)
Ophir, CO (14.5 mi.)
Silverton, CO (14.7 mi.)
Sawpit, CO (18.0 mi.)
Lake City, CO (19.4 mi.)


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  1. My wife and I were just walking around Ouray and upon seeing this old hotel, had to have a look around. The staff were very friendly, and let us walk around the hotel and look in vacant rooms. I absolutely cannot imagine staying here. Felt an eerie presence on the second floor, and the third floor was completely closed, so it definitely felt forbidden. Experienced a lightbulb explode upon looking into a room, and the hallway lights flickered, almost as a haunted amusement ride. Very cool place, but no way could I sleep here.

  2. My boyfriend and I stayed here in Room 7 In October of 2018 to attend the Beaumont Hotel Halloween party.
    The only thing I heard and couldn’t explain was a voice mumbling something followed by a man’s voice saying “Oh great.” kind of faintly in the hallway of the second floor. I cant say it wasn’t someone out at the sidewalk but I wouldn’t think it would carry that far but maybe.
    I am a ghost hunter and I was inviting the ghosts to come talk to me or appear. No takers. All night. Did I mention we were the only live people in the hotel?
    I would stay again! I want to go back and investigate but the owners don’t seem to want to play up the hauntings.

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