The Ouray Chalet Inn is a Main Street Ouray Hotel that has been family owned and operated for well over 30 years.

Lora for homepage cropped My family moved to Ouray in March of 1971, when I was only 9 months old (the old timers let me say that I’m a native). In January 2001, my parents were ready to retire from the family business, which brought me back to the mountains I love. I jumped in with both feet in May 2001 and haven’t looked back. I knew that Ouray was my home and that there was nowhere else I would rather live and work.

Lora Slawitschka, Owner & Proprietor



“The Switzerland of America”

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The Ouray Chalet Inn is the most centrally located Ouray Hotel

Ouray is high in the Rocky Mountains where Mother Nature calls the shot. You can see snow in July or balmy 60 degree temps in January. The flowers in spring in the high country are a treasure, the green meadows with pine trees that seem to touch the sky in summer, the aspens glow in the fall and blankets of snow and ice in the winter. …What more could you want? It’s always an adventure!! Ouray has over 500 miles of 4-wheeling fun (Jeep or ATV), from easy to class 5 adventures. You can stroll through town to soak in the history or hike through the high country and feel like you are on top of the world. And at the end of the day you can return to the comfort of your room at the Ouray Chalet Inn, and prepare for a soak under the stars in our Jacuzzi or head to the naturally heated water of the Ouray Hot Springs Pool.

With the snow comes fabulous cross country skiing, snow shoeing with downhill slopes a short drive away plus world class ice climbing right here in town. All these things are the reason why I love Ouray and know you will too. Our staff here at the Ouray Chalet Inn look forward to greeting each person as you arrive, and throughout your stay. Whether you’re an old family friend or if this is your first visit to Ouray, we’ll do all we can to make your feel at home. We are proud of our property and it truly is an extension of our home.

Nestled in the San Juan Mountains, Ouray is one of Colorado’s best-kept secrets. Known as the “Switzerland of America,” Ouray has a little bit of everything for everyone, for every season. From the splendor of spring and summer to the vivid colors of fall and the serene wonderland of winter, the awe-inspiring beauty and boundless activities of Ouray await. Whether you simply wish to rejuvenate yourself by relaxing and basking in nature’s glory or prefer to tackle one or all of the adventures this nature’s playground has to offer, how active you are is based solely on your state of mind and your imagination.

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When choosing a Ouray Hotel, you have many options. The best choice is the one that gives you local, family-owned hospitality combined with centralized access to our unmatched outdoor lifestyle.

We are conveniently located within walking distance to the local social life, shopping, entertainment, and the dining experience of this small western town. Ouray Chalet Inn is your best choice.

Amenities, Parking & Convenience are the three “have-to’s” for most travelers. Ouray Chalet Inn offers all three. Our commitment to our guests is to ensure that you made the best choice for a Ouray Hotel. Our amenities include, free WIFI, in-room refrigerator and microwave, and satellite TV.

We are located directly on Main Street, and offer Free Onsite Parking, and are only walking steps away from local stores, dining, shopping and entertainment.

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Lora, We had such a great time at your property! Thanks for all the information and the history lessons. We will be back next year and our girls say “Thanks Ms. Lora!”.

Christine, September 2013