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Ouray Vacation Penthouse Suite New & Private with Best 360 Views! Pristine Clean

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,050 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

This brand new penthouse suite 1000 sq ft + is located on the top third floor of the newly-built Ouray Alchemist building in the heart of town. Bi-directional pleated shades offer the excellent combination of breathtaking 360 degree surrounding mountain views with just the right amount of privacy desired. It is the perfect romantic haven for enjoying the numerous activities in the adventurous Ouray area.

There is a 400 sq ft deck that gives you private views of the Chief Ouray Mine, Cascade Falls, the Amphitheatre and Twin Peaks. In addition there is a small breakfast balcony facing Main Street with a giant Douglas fir just to the south providing shade and privacy to those who want to see what is going on around town.

The Ouray Alchemist is a long-time project for Curtis and Nancy. Curt has been collecting pharmacy artifacts for many years. The commercial space features a historical collection of pharmacy memorabilia dating back to 350 BC. The collection is a tribute to the history of pharmacy, containing many hand-blown label-under-glass bottles with the original drugs (herbs and roots) with an emphasis toward mining and Colorado pharmacy history (such as the oldest written prescription in Colorado). It is a memorable tribute to pharmacy worth seeing during your stay. Pharmacists Curt and Nancy will do the best to make your visit well worth it. The Ouray Alchemist, what we call our retail area and museum, has just been featured on the cover of Bottles and Extras - Jan/Feb issue along with an article. We are also having an article written about us in GV Magazine. This stands for Grand Valley and is mainly distributed around the Grand Junction area. Grand Junction is just a two hour drive from Ouray.

The Ouray Alchemist building is unique to the Ouray area. Enjoy the whimsical finial portraying the sun, moon and stars. The gargoyles positioned on the four corners of the copper-domed tower by tradition offer protection and happiness to those who enjoy this incredible suite.

Keywords: penthouse, luxury, ski, suite, mountains, privacy, best views in town, centrally located, quiet, clean, new, large private deck, fully furnished, perfect for honeymoon, romantic

More Details

Owner
Nancy Haggar
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Nancy Haggar

Originally from the Midwest Curt and Nancy took different paths to Colorado before meeting in 2002 at Aspen Drug in Aspen CO. Pursuing his long-term dream of having a historic pharmacy collection exhibit led Curt to purchase fixtures to restore from Aspen Drug which was closing. Since all fixtures were for sale Nancy having worked there eleven years was thrown in the deal...well, not really, but it makes a good story. We share a common passion for the history of pharmacy so it made sense that we would get better acquainted as time went by, marrying in 2006.

Nancy Haggar purchased this condo in 2010

Why Nancy Haggar chose Southwest

Ouray is called the Little Switzerland of America because of its unique dramatic alpine beauty. Surrounded by mountains it is the gem of the Rockies. We have never been to a more beautiful place. Curt was already living in Ouray when he met Nancy. There are outdoor activities here and nearby for every season. Skiing is close in Telluride and Silverton as well as Purgatory near Durango. Skiing is one of Nancy's passions. Ouray has inspired us to build this building and live out our dream. On the first floor is our commercial business that we call the Ouray Alchemist. Designed after an 1890's pharmacy with hickory hardwood floors and a tin ceiling, we feature antiques, jewelry, art, minerals, collectible currency and candy. The historic pharmacy museum behind the 1888 fully restored wall fixture is receiving rave reviews. With time there will be other fun things to come, like an old-fashioned soda fountain. Curt gives guided tours at 10 am and 1 pm on most days.

What makes this condo unique

This clean comfortable and cozy suite in the heart of town is furnished with modern amenities intermingled with beautiful antiques and art. Make yourself at home. There is not a better view of the mountains anywhere else. Despite being right in the thick of things the large curved windows with the adjustable up or down shades, the large deck and separate balcony give optimum privacy. Snuggle up and sleep with a view of the moon coming up over the Amphitheatre.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We received a lovely thank you note from our guests who stayed in May. It reads: Curt and Nancy, Just wanted to thank you both again for making our recent stay in Ouray so thoroughly enjoyable. You have created the most unique and wonderful rental space in Ouray, and we can't wait to visit with you again. Best wishes,
May 2012
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Amenities

Ouray Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Gorgeous two sink bathroom with granite countertops and marble floor. Squeaky clean! Soap and bodywash, shampoo and conditioner, lotion, bandaids and other toiletries provided
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1) Posturepedic king bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Declared comfortable by our renters. It is a new type without the dreaded 'bar'. Extra charge for a third person.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
bi-directional private blinds, view of Ampitheatre from Posturepedic king bed, high ceilings, antiques, granite two bathroom sinks and marble bathroom floor, in-floor heating, copper domed viewing area with gargoyles on corners, second tv in bedroom,

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Ouray Vacation Penthouse Suite New & Private with Best 360 Views! Pristine Clean
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews
5

Amazing views from all Windows, great location on Main st., and the rooftop porch speaks for itself!

  • 5 of 5

Nancy and Kurt were great! While arriving to the magical town of Ouray on short notice, Nancy went out of her way to insure the penthouse was perfect. And it was...extremely clean with everything that you would need. They were very helpful with any question we had, and offered numerous suggestions to ensure we would enjoy our stay. We even got a sneak peek into Kurts Alchemist class, which we are definitely doing next time we are there!! We heard great reviews!!

Overall, very pleasant and we would stay again any time!!

P.s. Nancy & Kurt..our real estate project is almost a done deal!! Hope to see you two soon!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tim and Julie, So glad to hear that you may soon become members of our delightful little community! It is indeed a magical and unique place to reside. We thank you for your fabulous review! The penthouse has its own unique and relaxing personality. We keep it at its best at all times so that our guests who discover our quaint community get the finest of what it has to offer. We take great pride in it, and we look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes, Nancy and Curt
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New Orleans
5

PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful condo was even better than the pictures. Everything was perfect and we appreciated the thoughtful touches throughout. The condo was beautifully decorated with high end finishes. To say the condo was fully stocked is an understatement. We had everything we needed and lots more. Curt and Nancy, our hosts, went above and beyond to meet our every need. We have stayed in many VRBO properties and this rental went beyond our expectations. We highly recommend this rental and would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pam and Steve, It was certainly a pleasure to get to meet you. Thank you for the awesome review of our suite! Your words make me smile because they help validate our goals and claim to provide the nicest place in Ouray. We always want to go that extra step to help make your visit comfortable and relaxing - as perfect as it can be. We want to be the best of the best and really hope that you two will return and stay with us again. Nothing would please us more! Hope to see you again soon. Nancy and Curt
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5

LOOOOVED OUR STAY AT THE PENTHOUSE!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed in the penthouse for our 5 year anniversary and loved the comfortable homy feel of the penthouse. The quality of the build and the details of providing literally everything we need were mind blowing. Make sure you have 4 wheel drive in the winter to get up the iced alley to the garage.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing this review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the penthouse. Yes, the alley can be icy. It is plowed regularly. I always suggest to our winter guests to use gravity to their advantage. The alley has a slight slope downward south to north. It is best to come in on the south side and leave headed north. Words I will add to this in the future is to go slow and look for the brown two car garage door about two thirds of the block down the alley on the left. That will hopefully help future renters. Thank you for bringing that up. We wish you the absolute best for the New Year and promise that when you return it will be just as clean and nice as this stay. I do the cleaning myself meticulously:) It is our pride and joy!
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Grand Junction
5

One of a Kind. Clean with Epic Views!

  • 5 of 5

I took my Dad as a gift. He's an antique buff, and one of the most picky people on earth. From the moment we walked it, he couldn't stop raving about the quality of the penthouse, the colored lighting, the wood work, the neatness, and of course the views. He slept on the sleeper sofa and I took the king bed. We walked to Bon Ton for dinner which was great. We did the pharmacy museum with Curt and that was a mind blower, full of history and priceless antiques to articulate the stories. I'm excited to take my wife, and Dad again too. For couples or families of 4 or less, I can't imagine a better experience in Ouray.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matt, Thank you for your marvelous review! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the penthouse as well as the tour of our pharmacy museum on the first floor of our building. Hearing that your Dad enjoyed it as well is music to my ears. We want to please our guests and make their stay the best it can be here in Ouray. It is such a magical, beautiful little haven of a town. We wish to always mirror its charm throughout the penthouse. Thanks again! We would love to have you return. Nancy
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Rancho Santa Fe
5

Incredible mountain vista

  • 5 of 5

Built above the apothecary store and museum in central Ouray, this beautifully designed condomium was our retreat for 3 nights. A very complete kitchen fully stocked, with coffee, spices and sweets had a glorious view of Box Canyon and the cozy town of Ouray. Within walking distance of hiking trails, a waterfall, natural hot springs, and several great jeep tour facilities, we had a fantastic stay. Two peaceful balconies with amazing mountain views were ours to enjoy. The king size bed was so comfortable! BonTon was our favorite restaurant and was recommended by the owner. Thank you, Curt and Nancy for this relaxing haven! Jan and Gary O'Hara

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jan and Gary, Thank you for your review! We appreciate your feedback and are very pleased that you were comfortable and enjoyed your stay at the penthouse. We hope that you will return some time and stay with us again. Best wishes, Nancy and Curt Haggar
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5

Perfect Central Spot

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights here in July and loved every moment there. Stellar view from the bedroom side, awesome balcony (with more great views) on the living room side. Across the street from a coffee shop, a block from the grocery store. Beautiful place and so much better than a standard hotel room!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jeremy, Thank you for your wonderful review! Curt and I are so glad that you enjoyed your stay as well as the spectacular views. The penthouse is clean, comfortable and quiet, yet in the heart of town! We hope you will return some day and stay with us again. Nancy
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Map

Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Montrose
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Ouray Brew Pub
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
The Divide
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Silverton
Nearest Motorway
US 550
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Buen Tiempo
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Telluride
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Ridgway reservoir
Car: recommended

mine tours, Silverton-Durango narrow gauge scenic train, mountain climbing, world class ice climbing, outdoor hot springs pool, bighorn sheep viewing, deer roaming about town, two excellent microbreweries

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Rates & Availability

Ouray Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$255
$1,685
 
 
Fall Season
Oct 9 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$215
$1,405
 
 
Late Fall Season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$185
$1,195
 
 
Christmas Season
Dec 24 2017 - Jan 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
$255
$1,685
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$255
$1,685
 

Additional information about rental rates

local lodging tax/night $3
Tax Rate 8.9%

There is a $500 totally refundable damage deposit-most people put on their credit card upon arrival so it can be easily refunded upon departure. There is a simple contract to sign which I would mail to you upon booking. Ouray has a $3.00/night lodging fee for all its short-term rentals, motels and hotels. There is an extra charge for a 3rd person. 4th of July time frame requires a 6 day min. stay.

Half down to book. We take Visa/MC/Discover and checks.
Balance due 3 days in advance for checks and upon arrival for credit cards
Special rates may be available in November and April.
Ask for possible discounts if booking eleven days or longer.
Rates may be negotiable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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