Beaumont Hotel & Spa
- 505 Main Street ,
- Ouray ,
Designed by architect Otto Bulow, the three-story, brick and wood resort hotel was built in 1886, opened in 1887, and named “Beaumont” which is French for “beautiful mountain.” A golden weathervane announcing the year the Beaumont was built is still visible atop the building’s southwest tower.
With its grand oak staircase, cathedral glass skylights, and lavish appointments framed by Victorian, Queen Anne, and French Second Empire architectural influences, the Beaumont Hotel was ahead of its time and symbolized prosperity and opportunity against Ouray’s rugged mining town landscape.
Nestled amidst the grand beauty of the San Juan Mountains’ alpine canyons, jagged peaks, and cascading waterfalls, the elegant Beaumont attracted tourists and investors, and quickly became known as the “Flagship of the San Juans."
Today, the modernized Beaumont offers 13 gracefully furnished guest rooms and suites, a stately rotunda with skylight, cocktail lounge, spacious ballroom for weddings and other special events, and spa.
Over the years, the Beaumont hosted a veritable list of distinguished guests including U.S. Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover, King Leopold of Belgium, Chipeta, widow of the Ute Chief Ouray, French actress Sarah Bernhardt, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, singer/songwriter Jewel, actress Pamala Grier, TV journalist Jane Pauley, and many more.
The Beaumont offers guests a memorable retreat where they can escape everyday life, connect with nature, and revisit a bygone era – all while experiencing Ouray’s enchanting seasonal delights and artisan shops and galleries.