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

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


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

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Nancy Haggar
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

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 Ouray

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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Ouray Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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,


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Ouray Vacation Penthouse Suite New & Private with Best 360 Views! Pristine Clean
average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews

Happy Anniversary!

  • 5 of 5

What an awesome experience. Great view of downtown from the front balcony. Watching the night sky and the sunrise in the morning from the bedroom was great. Plenty of room to roam around inside and outside on the back terrace. Great Hosts. Must visit their museum also. Thank-you for making our trip to a place that we love to visit often, so special.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bruce & Linda, Curt and I are so pleased that we could make your 40th wedding anniversary special! So many of our guests are here to celebrate anniversaries or birthdays. We appreciate the wonderful feedback and hope that you will come back and stay with us again. We are proud of our penthouse and promise to keep it the best place to stay in Ouray. Thank you for taking the time to write your review! Nancy & Curtis
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Wonderful Penthouse Apartment with great views all around!

  • 5 of 5

Ouray is a great little mountain town with a lot of hiking and attractions; Nancy and her husband made us feel right at home. Enjoyed watching the New Year's fireworks right from the back deck.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris and Jennifer, Thank you! I appreciate that you took the time to write a review. We take pride in our lovely penthouse. It is very comfortable and cozy, yet spacious and elegant, so we are glad that you felt at home there. We are in the heart of town. Activities like the 4th of July parade and firework displays are right there in front of you to enjoy. The bedroom is in the back and is quiet and peaceful despite our central location. Please come back and stay with us again. We have many return guests and welcome them. Happy New Year! Nancy
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Beautiful place to stay in the best part of Ouray! The owners were gracious & amenities ... perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This property is simply amazing! Large enough for our family of three, extremely close to shopping and restaurants, and it was impeccably clean and well decorated. Rooftop patio!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Top notch!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. Clean well equipped and very comfortable. You couldn't ask for a better experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review! It is important to us that we always maintain the highest standards as owners who care to offer only the very best. We hope that you will return to Ouray and stay at the penthouse again sometime.
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Lovely condo with great location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the penthouse suite over the Fourth of July holiday weekend in Ouray. The location was excellent for viewing the Fourth of July festivities downtown (we watched from the patio). We also enjoyed sitting on the back patio, both during the day and at night to see the stars. It's also within walking distance of just about everything you could ever want to do, see or eat in Ouray. The place is tastefully decorated and has a cozy feel. It was very clean, and the kitchen was well-stocked with utensils for cooking. It has amazing views of downtown Ouray and the mountains. Nancy was extremely accommodating and friendly, and made our trip super easy. Overall, would highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shaun, Thank you for your glorious review! My husband and I really appreciate it and hope to always live up to it. Ouray is a beautiful, magical and romantic place for the many people who come visit. We enjoy being a part of that wonderful experience and hope that you will stay with us again. Nancy
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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: February 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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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Ouray Brew Pub
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
The Divide
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 550
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Buen Tiempo
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.45%

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 email to you upon booking. There is an extra charge for a 3rd person. 4th of July time frame requires a 6 day minimum stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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