This cozy retreat provides modern luxury on the top floor of the historic Storyblock Building built in 1893 and completely remodeled in a 3 year renovation completed in 2011. This 1150sf condominium is decorated to reflect Ouray's mining history. Enjoy the view of Gold Hill and sunsets down valley towards Ridgway and the Grand Mesa while cooking in the large well equipped kitchen or relaxing in the living room. Feeling theatrical? Many plays and variety shows were staged here in days gone by.
Coming with a group? Two more condominiums are available down the hall making it easier to visit and have your private space as well - all of you staying in comfort with beautiful views.
Modern and Historic: Renovation of the Story Block Building was completed in 2011 so everything about this condominium is new except the charm acquired over the last 120 years and the views of Gold Hill and changing skies. 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 condominium features 12 foot ceilings and is finished with green living in mind using hardwood floors, granite and marble countertops, travertine tile, wool carpeting and energy efficient appliances.
Main Street at Your Doorstep: A walk down the hall and down the stairs or elevator 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. Enjoy the outdoors by day and return to your cozy condo to relax by the glowing gas fireplace.
A Little History: John Wayne was in Ouray with Glen Campbell and Kim Darby when 'True Grit' was filmed in the late 1960s. They all walked up the stairs and down the hall of the Storyblock Building to the movie production office. You can follow their steps or park your car in the garage and use the modern convenience of the elevator installed in 2010 .
For history buffs, this condominium occupies the space formerly used as hay storage, a hotel, apartments and later a very popular variety show. This building is named for William Story who, before moving to Ouray and acquiring the Storyblock Building from Louis King, was an Arkansas Supreme Court Justice and a Lieutenant Governor of Colorado.
Not impressed by fame and fortune? Then imagine yourself as a miner in early Ouray or an immigrant from Germany after the war or a young couple starting a new life in the 1960s. All called the Storyblock Building home.