Ouray condo rental - Relax with this view
Relax with this view
 
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • 2 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 4 nights
 

Ouray Condo Rental Photos and Description
1bed/2bath; New futon in den. Sleeps 4

This relaxing air conditioned loft is located in the same space occupied by the movie production company office for the original True Grit. which was filmed in Ouray County. The Story Block Building ,one of the original buildings on Main Street in the historic mining town of Ouray Colorado, has been renovated over the last two years and now 6 unique loft condominiums highlight original architectural features while providing modern conveniences for a relaxing luxury experience. The sunny second floor location of this property (accessible by elevator or staircases) provides a bird's eye view of Main Street and the surrounding mountains. If that is not enough, you will be staying where John Wayne walked while filming True Grit.

Coming with a group? Check out Cleopatra Views on Homeaway. It is located across the hall for the convenience of staying close together with your own privacy as well. Both condos have beautiful views to enjoy while you visit. One more condo is also available. Check with

Loft Renovation in 1893 Building: Renovation of the Story Block Building was completed in 2010 so everything about this condominium is new except the charm acquired over the last 120 years and the views of the mountains and Main Street from Seventh Avenue. The small rooms of the miner's hotel and the changes made over the years were removed down to the bare walls so new plumbing and wiring could be installed. The condominiums feature large windows and 10 foot ceilings and are finished with green living in mind using hardwood floors, granite and marble countertops, travertine tile, wool carpeting and energy efficient appliances.

Lots To Do Year round: A step out the door puts you in easy walking distance to Ouray Hot Springs Pool, restaurants, shops, museum, Box Canyon Falls, and Cascade Falls. Several hiking trails begin within a few blocks or you can head up into the mountains for off road adventures in this Switzerland of America. A parade and fireworks highlight the Fourth of July while arts festivals and mining events provide entertainment through the year. Ouray is the ice climbing destination in winter and within driving distance to Telluride and Silverton for skiers and festival goers. Ouray also provides groomed Nordic skiing and snowshoeing trails as well as an ice hockey rink. New Years Eve fireworks can be enjoyed from the south facing windows.

History Goes Modern: The Story Block Building is named for William Story, an Arkansas Supreme Court Justice and Lieutenant Governor of Colorado who acquired the building from Louis King who built it but ran into financial difficulties. The first floor has been home to many businesses including a grocery, saloon, general store, beauty salon, car dealership, post office and Ouray's first movie theatre. The Ouray Hardware and MercantileStore, Ouray County Properties and My Store His Money now occupy the commercial units. The second floor was formerly a miner's hotel with small rooms and down the hall baths. Judge Story also occupied an office on the corner of 7th and Main. When John Wayne, Kim Darby and Glen Campbell were in Ouray filming True Grit they would have climbed the stairs to go to the movie office on the second floor where this condominium is now located. Beginning in 2008 the upstairs was totally gutted and six new luxury condominums were built.

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6 Reviews of Property 296621 in Ouray, Colorado

'True Grit' Loft Overlooking Main Street and the Mountains
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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'True Grit' Loft Overlooking Main Street and the Mountains
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p296621
+1 9702092545
Ouray Southwestern Colorado
Stilwell, KS
5

The Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We stayed in True Grit for the week of 4th of July. Jan & Paul are extremely generous and accommodating hosts. They were a great resource for local activities and restaurants as well. True Grit is even more beautiful than what the pictures could possibly show. Inside the condo is very clean; as well as all of the common areas. It has great views of the mountains as it sits right on Main Street and 7th Street (overlooking 7th) inside the Story Block building, on the 3rd floor. Each of the condos within the building has a key to their front door, but also all of the exterior doors are locked at all times; so we always felt safe. The locking, private garage was extremely beneficial to have for our jeep and accessories. Next time we return to Ouray, we will be staying in True Grit for sure.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We loved having you! Thanks for taking the time to write a review. You were here at a great time - it has been raining every day now :) We look forward to seeing you again!

Jan and Paul
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Ouray Southwestern Colorado
New Braunfels, TX
5

Wonderful mountain retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
Loft was so gorgeous & spacious, more than photos can show. Convenient to walk to hot springs, falls, walking trails, shops, restaurants......hmmmm Mouses Chocolates! Definitely would recommend this rental. Lovely views f
Of mountains from large windows. Quiet & private, especially at night. Fantastic master bath & bedding. Owners have a terrific bldg. with several loft rentals for family groups. Yummy muffins, o.j, cream & coffee for 1 st breakfast like a B&B. Thanks for a memorable 42 anniversary!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. We certainly enjoy sharing our loft! Congratulations on your anniversary and may you have many more years together.

Janice and Paul
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'True Grit' Loft Overlooking Main Street and the Mountains
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p296621
+1 9702092545
Ouray Southwestern Colorado
5

Chic Meets Historic Charm

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
You will love the space you are in! Chic meets historic charm here. Your hosts, who envisioned and designed this renovation, are too young to be historic but they certainly are charming.

The Storey Block building is located in the heart of Ouray within easy access to hiking, jeeping, the mineral hot springs, dining, or shopping. Or you can just perch in front of the fireplace in your loft and contemplate the clouds coming over the mountain.
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'True Grit' Loft Overlooking Main Street and the Mountains
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+1 9702092545
Ouray Southwestern Colorado
Albuquerque, NM
5

Hard to Leave!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
My husband and I stayed here over New Years. This place is amazing. I couldn't have been happier. It was absolutely perfect. It was everything we were looking for and more: comfortable, very clean, well equipped, huge(!) and luxurious. We spent most mornings out and about skiing, hiking or sightseeing. We always looked forward to coming back in the evenings to cook dinner and spend time together in front of the cozy gas fireplace.

The views are amazing. We had a perfect view of the new years fireworks from the warmth of the condo instead of having to go out in the snow and cold. The bed was incredibly comfortable. We used the free wireless internet they provide to listen to the college football bowl games on our phones. There is also a garage included. It was very nice to be able to park our vehicle out of the wintery weather and to have a place to store our skis.

The location is perfect. The windows face a side street without much traffic but the front of the building is right on the main street. Ouray is such a cute litte town. We were within walking distance from everything. One afternoon we even walked up to the ice park to watch the ice climbers.

I couldn't give a more glowing recommendation. The owners and caretakers are fabulous. The building is fabulous. The town is fabulous. We can't wait to come back!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/5
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'True Grit' Loft Overlooking Main Street and the Mountains
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p296621
+1 9702092545
Ouray Southwestern Colorado
Zuni, NM
5

Relaxing and historic

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
I really enjoyed this beautiful, clean condo in the middle of the small mountain town of Ouray. A 10 minute walk took us to the library, church, or the park - if we had gone the other direction we could have swum in the hot springs. Shops and restaurants are right underneath and across the street, but the second-floor condo still felt set apart and relaxed. One day we drove just across Red Mountain pass and hiked west of the road to see some gorgeous high country and alpine lakes. There were a lot of neat old mine ruins there too. Speaking of history, the whole Story Block building is steeped in it - all kinds of famous people have stayed there and are memorialized on a plaque in the kitchen. The friendly caretakers can fill you in on much more history and tell you the best hikes and attractions in the area. I highly recommend this property for a memorable experience in the beautiful high country.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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'True Grit' Loft Overlooking Main Street and the Mountains
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p296621
+1 9702092545
Ouray Southwestern Colorado
Denver, CO
5

Great stay in Ouray

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
The loft was clean, comfortable and well-equipped. There was plenty of room in the spacious great room and bedrooms for us and our friends and family to visit. Everything we needed was here! We enjoyed the great views of Ouray and the convenient location for seeing town and the mountains. Super relaxing!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/4