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... was all atwitter about showing us Telluride. We had a quick refreshment and set off for Mountain Village. We walked to a gondola ride station and boarded a gondola system for Telluride. This is a feeder/commuter system for getting skiers from outlying communities to Telluride for skiing and shopping. It’s the first FREE transit system of its kind in the US.
Telluride is ...
... Junction took over after sunset and we wound down to Fruita.
We killed a rabbit.
Well, the rabbit actually killed himself and the truck tire was the means of his Hari Kari.
Shower. Sleep. Green River Melons and Oatmeal for breakfast. Truck detail and Peggy and I were rolling once again.
Thus ended my "day or two" in Grand Junction. I can not express the extent of my thankfulness to ma nouvelle famille de western CO.
... shoot and enjoying having us there! Then, we went for a quick walk up to the waterfall in Ouray before it started raining. We took our trademark "scared" photo on the top of the ridge before coming back down and heading off to our campsite for the evening. This was just a plot of land in a valley with no one around...we had a riverside plot all to ourselves which was beautiful! Jess and Jackson tried to trick me into ...
... was ready, we packed up the jeeps for our next adventure together: Yankee Boy Basin. Ever since my parents, Stephanie, and I came to this beautiful valley years ago, we've been wanting my grandparents to see it too. We've made going jeeping here a yearly tradition since then, but this is the first time my grandparents have come, and we are so excited to share this special place with them, my aunt, and my cousins!
We got into ...
... sight of the town of Durango spread out below us. We drove down through town, where we saw the Animas River. We have fond memories of white-water rafting on this river! However, at this time of the year, the water level is much lower and we saw many people floating down the river on inflatable tubes. We drove through the town and on to Silverton.
This drive is beautiful, and on the many curves and turns of the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Black Bear Manor Ouray
My husband and I decided to stay at the Black Bear Manor for two nights over Memorial Day weekend to celebrate our first anniversary. It was everything the reviews said and more!
Great food, Great sites, Great People
I had a wonderful stay at this amazing B&B. The views all around are breath taking. Phil and Lucie are great people. The beds are comfortable and the the lounge areas are very comforting.
Great bed and breakfast in scenic Ouray. Beautifully appointed rooms. The hospitality of Phil and Lucie (proprietors) is warm and engaging. The breakfasts were outstanding. Great food and plenty of it. Would have been served breakfast in bed had we wanted to. Would gladly stay again and would definitely recommend.
Thanks Lucie and Phil for the very enjoyable stay at the Black Bear Manor.
Gordon and Sue
Outstanding food and hospitality!
I have stayed at b&bs all over the US and Europe, but this one stands out above them. The breakfast is what dreams are made of, and the hospitality was just right. Not too intrusive, but attentive to all our needs. Looking forward to visiting again! I can't imagine a better place to stay in Ouray.
People + place = heaven
customer service, the true nature of what it means to be a servant in the cause of a guest, is rapidly becoming a lost art. both phil and lucie are perfect hosts, true genuine souls who care about everyone who crosses the threshold. it is not patronizing, it is honest enjoyment of who they are and what they do. and that then translates into the details. just look at the photos of the sumptuous rooms, the exacting details of a loving restoration. this is the best place you can stay while exploring the little switzerland of the san juans.
don't miss out, my wife and i thoroughly enjoyed ourselves
Couldn't be better
We can't say enough about our stay at the Black Bear Manor. Phil and Lucie made our weekend stay one of the most memorable experiences we have had. From the beautiful room with both indoor and outdoor access, the wine, the truffles, the most fabulous breakfasts you have ever had, and of course Smudge the Scottie, to our welcoming hosts, we couldn't ask for more. Lucie even made a special birthday cake for us when she found out it was my birthday. The view from outside on the patio or from the third floor obsevatory is awesome. We can't wait to go back and our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer.
Can't wait t go back to Black Bear Manor in Ouray!
Phil and Lucie redefine the word hospitality (in Hawaii we used to call it "Aloha") ~ We took a 240 mile round trip motorcycle ride from Cortez to Ouray to step away overnight. Little did we know by booking 1 night at the Bed & Breakfast we were stepping in to a jewel-like manor in the middle of "little Switzerland." The accomodations were so comfortable, the atmosphere so relaxing and relationships so refreshing. We can hardly wait to go back! The only change we'll make is to stay longer.
Pampered and Relaxed in Ouray, CO
Wonderful room, amazing views right out our windows. Breakfast was tasty and plentiful and worth lingering over with the mountain view out the window. They even have their own blend of coffee! The hosts were welcoming and eager to please in a laid back way. We loved the obervatory - got up early to watch the sunrise over the mountains and checked email with high speed wireless. Truffles, bottle of wine and high end toiletries in the room made us feel like we were at a 5 star hotel with personal touches! We've got to go back to renew friendships and see the magnificent mountain views in another season. We've never relaxed and enjoyed a vacation so much!
Spoil Yourself at the BlackbearManor!
From the warm welcome afforded by the hosts, Phil & Lucie, at the BlackBearManor to the 'home from home' feeling and the space and charm of the immaculate suites and rooms, this is truly the place to stay in Ouray. A beautiful breakfast (more like a feast!!) awaits you in the 'Le Cafe' dining room (with its fantastic views of Mt Hayden), freshly prepared by Lucie,which will set you up for the day (we never needed lunch!). The obsevatory on the third floor offers one of the best 280 degree panoramic views of the majestic Rockies available.
Magical & Memorable. If it's a special occassion for a spouse or loved one, let Phil and Lucie know in advance and they will spoil ya rotten!!!
Wonderful place, incredible service!
We had a wonderful experience at this recently renovated B&B in Ouray. The rooms were beautiful and immaculate with wonderful touches like truffles on the pillows and pampering toiletries in the bathroom. The hosts, Phil and Lucie were so gracious and friendly. The breakfasts were amazing and taken in a room over looking the mountains. It was the perfect weekend! Best service ever at a B&B!