When you don't really want to leave...that is how we felt after staying at the "China Clipper Inn" Bed & Breakfast in Ouray! The BEST kept secret in Ouray, in our opinion! We LOVED the place! So, we have to brag just a little bit about this B&B... We were looking for a luxurious place to relax and enjoy our 20th anniversary, with a fireplace and jacuzzi (or whirlpool) in our room, and this was the place! It was our FIRST time at a bed & breakfast and we were delighted with our room, the food and the AMBIENCE! This place is lovely, elegant, charming and quiet...can't say enough about their homemade breakfasts, all made from scratch, absolutely DELICIOUS! If only we could eat like that every morning...we could get use to that! And of course, the mountain scenery all around in Ouray is beautiful and majestic! So, if you're ever in the area and want to stay the night, THIS IS THE PLACE to unpack; Ingrid and Hans are fantastic Innkeepers!
Perfect balance of feeling pampered and respecting privacy! Rooms are spacious and very comfortable. Owners couldn't have been nicer. Breakfast was fantastic every morning. This was our first trip to Ouray and looking forward to returning- won't consider staying anywhere else!
We stayed here in mid February 2016. It is an awesome B&B. The owners are very nice and provide some of the best breakfasts I've ever had at a B&B. We ice climbed and would fill up on the wonderful breakfast so we could skip lunch. Wonderful place and we have full intentions of ruturning!
We wanted to get away from family drama during the recent Thanksgiving Holidays. We had stayed at several places in Ouray but never the China Clipper. The B&B was highly recommended so we booked a stay over the holiday. Our stay was everything we expected and more. Hans and Ingred were extremely hospitable and accommodating. The menu and food was great. With all of the various accommodations available I am sure China Clipper will become a regular for my wife and I. It's great to have such a great experience within a 2 hour drive.
We stayed here in September for five nights. We had the Witch of the Waves room which was spacious, quiet and very comfortable. The outside decking area with seating was a bonus, particularly on hot afternoons when it was shaded but also nice on cooler mornings in the sunshine! Hans and Ingrid who run the B&B are superb - Hans is totally laid back and very helpful with advice on everything, particularly good hikes to choose. He suggested a great one for us which led up through cool pine trees and open meadows to an old abandoned mine. Hans also makes the world's best fruit muffins! Ingrid is the model of Germanic efficiency and makes suer everything works perfectly - I say Germanic but actually both Hans and Ingrid are Dutch and quite charming!. The B&B is situated on a quiet side street just a 100 yards or so from Ouray's main street and restaurants. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here so it gets top rating from us!
We had such an enjoyable vacation at Black Bear Manor in Ouray, Colorado with our gracious hosts Phil and Lucie. It was not our first stay at Black Bear Manor and we were delighted to have had the opportunity to return. It was the most quiet and relaxing lodging that we encountered on our travels this past summer. Phil and Lucie work very hard to make Black Bear Manor a special Bed and Breakfast. They are exemplary hosts. With all their love and care, it felt like staying with family. We appreciated Phil’s thoughtful attention to our needs, and we felt blessed to have Lucie greet us every morning with her cheerfulness and beautiful, sumptuous breakfasts. At the end of our busy days exploring the Rockies, we enjoyed the relaxing late afternoon wine and fellowship with Phil, Lucie, and the other guests. We love the warm hospitality at Black Bear Manor and can’t wait to go back again. It is truly a five-star experience.
A WONDERFUL experience! Rating system would not let me choose Outstanding on all of the categories, but if I could have, I would have chosen that!! Hans and Ingrid were perfect hosts!! Can't wait to go back to this charming inn nestled among the beautiful aspen trees!!
The host and hostess were cordial and accommodating. They worked preparing the breakfast together with such ease and enjoyment. The pancakes, muffins, eggs, bacon, beverages and cereals were first rate. So was the hospitality. We would stay there again for sure. Thank you Hans and Ingrid.
Had a great stay at the China Clipper. One of the best bed and breakfast I have come across! Such a magical setting in the beautiful town of Ouray. This Inn is inpekabley kept and the hosts are sweet and personable but not in your business, which made us relaxed as if it were our place we were staying. They of course made terrific suggestions of what hikes to take and restaurants to eat at. Breakfast was set in a beautiful room, the food was thoughtfully prepared and EVERY detail was attended to. The muffins...... Oh the muffins, a new selection each day and they leave some out for you to grab all day long. My favorite was the peach and white chocolate. We would defiantly go back and stay.
My husband usually plans our vacations, but handed over the reins to me to find a place to stay in Ouray. I couldn’t have been happier with my decision to spend time at the China Clipper. What a beautiful inn! The porch was a quiet place where we enjoyed our morning coffee (and fun conversations with other guests) before we were served their delicious breakfast prepared by Hans and Ingrid! So scrumptious! Hans and Ingrid were welcoming and we so enjoyed getting to know them. You have a beautiful treasure and we will be back next year!
Ingrid and Hans (from Holland, where my ancestors are from) are friendly, thoughtful, and warm hosts. The place is beautiful, the rooms are warm and nicely decorated, and their breakfasts are wonderful. Highly recommended!
Just wonderful. Staff was so friendly and enjoyable. Breakfast was delicious and lots of it. Weather was perfect so we ate breakfast outside. We met some very nice people their and went out to dinner with them later. Located just a short walk from all the action. We will definitely stay at Black Bear Manor again!
My husband and I stayed just one night but found the Inn just delightful. We were met with great muffins at check-in. Got good advice on sights to see (we did the hike of Box Canyon Falls and visited the hot springs). And enjoyed an excellent breakfast. Probably best of all is the quietness -- rooms seemed completely soundproof as we never hear a peep from any other guests.
This B&B is amazing - first off, you can't find a more beautiful town in Colorado than Ouray. The people are so kind, there is so much to do, and the mountains are breathtaking. Secondly, Phil and Lucy elevate this B&B to another level. They welcome you like family and the breakfast feast you get fed every morning will spoil you so bad that when you return home you will crave her made from scratch delights! The B&B is perfectly located just off the main road and you can walk to anything in town. You are also within walking distance to Box Canyon Falls and the town's perimeter trail. We will definitely go back to Black Bear Manor!
Hans and Ingrid are very pleasant and helpful. Rooms are very clean and well appointed. Breakfast was a real treat with homemade treats served in a pleasant environment. Located off of "Main Street" (less hustle and bustle) but very convenient. Will stay there again if ever back in Ouray.