Discover a selection of 451 vacation rentals in Ouray, CO that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $89 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Ouray. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Hip-hip-Ouray in the San Juan Mountains

Known as the Switzerland of America, Ouray is a Victorian mining village set under the towering peaks of the Rockies. The area is a world-class ice-climbing destination but you don't need to pack a pick for a weekend in the mountains. You can bathe in hot springs, hike to Box Canyon Falls, or visit the Ouray County Museum and take an old mine tour, while thrill-seekers can try white-water rafting on the Uncompahgre River. Movie buffs will recognize the river as the backdrop to Clint Eastwood's "True Grit." After dark, venture out for dinner and drinks in Ouray's lively downtown.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Ouray

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Ouray a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Ouray Hot Springs Pool (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Orvis Hot Springs (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Silverton Mountain Ski Resort (9.8 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Telluride Trail (10.4 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Telluride Ski Resort (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • The Peaks (11.3 mi / 18.1 km)

A mountain Mecca for thrill-seekers

An outdoor enthusiast's dream, Ouray is not a place for relaxing. As the ice-climbing capital of the US, winter draws crowds of ice climbers who come to conquer the region's frozen waterfalls. Visit in summer and you'll find it's a thrill-seekers Mecca, with mountain biking and hiking trails, and hair-raising off-road SUV expeditions. There is one way to relax, however. Visit one of the natural hot springs which surround the town, take your boots off and soothe your aching bones in the bubbling thermal waters.


Winter in the Rockies is ice, ice baby

Tucked away in the San Juan Mountains in the Rockies, this small town experiences all seasons, often in one day. Summers are generally warm, but cool at night and with the chance of rain and thunderstorms in July and August. Fall is when temperatures drop dramatically, but the sun still shines. Book a Ouray vacation rental in winter, and you could experience freezing temperatures and extreme snowfall, so pack for the Arctic. Spring is the nicest time to visit, with mild temperatures, a glimpse of sun, and rarely any rain.

Natural features

There's an Ouray of wildlife in the Colorado mountains

Ouray is a small mining town surrounded by the towering peaks of the San Juan Mountains, part of the Colorado Rockies. Moments from the main drag is the entrance to Box Canyon Falls Park, home to a 285-foot waterfall. There is an entrance fee between May and November, but the rest of the year it's free to enjoy. Birders come to spot the rare black swift, which migrates here each summer. Further afield you'll find the San Juan and Uncompahgre National Forests. The arid plains is where you'll find large herds of elk, mule deer, and bighorn sheep.

How to get there

How to get to and around Ouray

The nearest airport is in Telluride, CO (TEX-Telluride Regional), located 13.4 mi (21.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ), which is 35.2 mi (56.7 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Ouray?

Whether you're in search of a cozy retreat for you and your honey or a sprawling house to fit friends and family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Ouray. Here are a couple to get you started:

  • Take advantage of conveniences like a porch and a dryer at "Ouray Penthouse Suite New And Quiet Best 360 Views Pristine Clean Private Garage". Situated around 0.1 miles from Ouray, this vacation rental has 1 bedroom and is a hit with guests.
  • Another excellent choice is "Sneffels Retreat Enjoy Amazing Mountain Views In Peace And Comfort", which is around 7 miles from Ouray. With 3 bedrooms, a boat and a washing machine, it has everything you need to make your stay comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Ouray vacation rental for you.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Ouray?

Often set in the middle of nature, log cabins offer a lovely retreat from the hustle and bustle of life. If you're ready to switch off and take a break, have a look at these log cabins to rent in Ouray:

  • If you'd like to try ice skating or basketball while you're in Ouray, "Private Mountain Log Cabin Cabin 3 Miles North Of Ouray" in Ouray will be a terrific choice.
  • Alternatively, consider "Ouray Log Cabin - Cozy Cabin Overlooking The Uncompahgre River". Try some rock climbing or horse riding or just kick back at this Ouray retreat.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Ouray?

If you've been busier than a hamster on a treadwheel, you deserve to escape for a couple of days. Skip out of work early on Friday and head to one of these weekend getaways in or near Ouray:

  • "A Private Mountain Hideaway High Above The Uncompahgre River Valley" is around 6 miles northwest of Ouray and will be just the thing to refresh your spirit. You'll enjoy the convenient amenities here, including beach towels and spa and beauty services.
  • Otherwise, create memories with your gang at "Award Winning Cow Creek Suite: Edge", which is around 10 miles to the northwest of Ouray. Take advantage of nearby ecotour services, an iron and ironing board and more here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Ouray?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish pick, perfectly suited for one or two guests. Spend your days familiarizing yourself with your surroundings and your nights chilling out in your comfy hideaway. These vacation properties in or near Ouray will tick all the boxes:

  • Enjoy some time out on your own or take a travel buddy along to "Ouray Penthouse Suite New And Quiet Best 360 Views Pristine Clean Private Garage". You'll have loads of amenities to take advantage of, including mountain views and a free nearby fitness center.
  • "Just 9 Highway Miles North Of Ouray In Sunny Ridgway" is another terrific choice, offering all you need for a great Ouray vacation. Convenient amenities here include spa and beauty services and coffee and tea making facilities.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Ouray?

Whether you're in search of a studio apartment for you and a few friends or a house that'll fit the entire family, there's no shortage of short-term rentals in and around Ouray. These retreats make a comfortable base for a short and sweet stay:

  • If you only need to stay a night or two, "Just 9 Highway Miles North Of Ouray In Sunny Ridgway" is an excellent choice. It's not far from the center of Ouray, so you'll be near lots of attractions.
  • Another great choice is "Will It Be Ice Axe, Crawler Or Nordic 500 Mgps". Round up your crew and enjoy a relaxing stay near the heart of Ouray.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Ouray?

Forget flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to escape for a weekend, just you and your beloved. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Ouray that would make even old Cupid green with envy. Here are some we think you'll adore:

  • Sneak off on Friday for a few passion-filled evenings at "Ouray Penthouse Suite New And Quiet Best 360 Views Pristine Clean Private Garage". Approximately 0.1 miles from Ouray, this property comes with plenty of nice touches, like beauty services and a fireplace.
  • "Sneffels Retreat Enjoy Amazing Mountain Views In Peace And Comfort" is another terrific option that'll woo you. It's approximately 7 miles from Ouray and comes with skiing facilities and beauty services.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Ouray?

Big groups mean gigantic fun. They also mean finding a place that'll easily fit your crew. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Ouray and get everyone together under the one roof:

  • You'll have plenty of space to enjoy yourselves at "High Altitude Luxury - Secluded Alpine Lodge". Around 7 miles south of Ouray, this impressive property has 3 bedrooms that sleep up to 18 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including mountain views and a kitchen.
  • Nothing's more important than spending time with the people you love, and "Beautiful Mountain Retreat Long Term 31 Day Rental - Minimum" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 13 miles to the northwest of Ouray, as many as 22 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 7 bedrooms. A fireplace and mountain views are among the various amenities at hand here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Ouray?

Nothing screams fun like a pool. Dig out your unicorn floatie and check out these rental houses in or near Ouray that come with this vacation necessity:

  • Treat the gang to an unforgettable stay at "Cozy Ranch House On 46 Acres W". There's a lot to love about this escape apart from its pool, such as a kitchen and pet-friendly facilities.
  • Spend leisurely vacation days swimming or simply unwinding by the water at "New Contemporary 1 Bedroom House With Expansive Views". This property is another guest favorite and offers a toaster, a smart TV and more.

Unsure how to pack your suitcase for your Ouray escape? This impressive destination has a humid continental climate. During summer, you can expect average temperatures ranging from 35 ºF to 65 ºF. Scroll through our range of Ouray vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more inspiration on where to stay.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Ouray?

No matter if your ideal escape is up in the mountains or by the ocean, you'll have a lot more fun if you share it with family and friends. Consider one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Ouray and bring the entire crew along:

  • Around 0.1 miles to the west of Ouray, "Downtown Ouray Home With Two Living Rooms" has 3 bedrooms and fits up to 8 guests. It comes with a range of amenities, including childrens activities and a toaster.
  • Another top choice is "Almost 2000 Sqft 500 Mbps Huge Private Deck On River Amazing Mtn Views". This property is 0.1 miles southwest of Ouray and comes with a TV, a dining table and more. With 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 9 people, you won't need to leave anyone off your guest list.

When you want to explore your surroundings, there are lots of family-friendly attractions nearby to keep everyone entertained and happy. Cascade Falls, Imogene Pass and Bear Creek Falls should be on your itinerary.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Ouray?

Vacation with the kids in a family cabin rental in or near Ouray and build some unforgettable memories together. Here are a couple we think you'll love:

  • "Cabin - Feel Of Seclusion But Close To Ouray Colorado Near Amenities" - This popular retreat offers coffee and tea making facilities and childrens activities and is located around 4 miles to the north of the center of Ouray.
  • "Cabin - 360 Views Walk To Main Street And Hot Springs Pool Relax And Enjoy The View" - This stay is another favorite with families and is around 0.1 miles west of Ouray. Offering towels, outdoor furniture and more, it'll get your group's nod of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Ouray vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.