November is time for giving thanks. Few destinations offer the same festive appeal as Ouray for Thanksgiving. There is no easier place to feel grateful in your surroundings than this beautiful, cozy mountain town.

Experience Ouray in a quieter, intimate setting. November is the perfect time to see the town in a new light as the summer season comes to a close. Enjoy a quiet getaway in Ouray this year for Thanksgiving. Let yourself be pampered, as you are served dinner, then return to the hotel for a soothing soak in the all natural mineral hot springs.

With the holidays looming, this is a perfect time to get away and prepare for the many activities in the weeks to come. Escape the norm this Thanksgiving! Stay in Ouray, and let us take care of all the details!

Arrive the night before Thanksgiving, and enjoy a scenic drive through Southwest Colorado, then settle in for a peaceful night in one of our comfortable guest rooms. In the morning, head on up to the Roast & Toast for a delicious Thanksgiving breakfast,  lunch, or just a cappucinno and pastry! Take some time to explore the town at rest before celebrating the season of giving at one of our fine restaurants. With options available for a traditional or unconventional meal to celebrate the holiday, Ouray has the choices to suit your pallet.

The Outlaw steakhouse is providing a special menu for Thanksgiving. With an old west, saloon type of feel,  this family owned restaurant is a great way to celebrate the holiday with friends and family in a fun and festive atmosphere. Voted best steaks in Ouray county.  On the weekends in winter and nightly in the summer, enjoy the saloon piano playing for a great evening of fun.  

If you are looking for a unique turkey day, you could opt for a fancy Italian meal at the Bonton. Either way you go, your taste buds won’t be disappointed in our quaint town.  A delicious and intimate dining choice  where you can experience upscale casual dining with an Italian flair, serving prime Angus steaks, fresh seafood and pasta, complemented by a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list, and Martini bar.

Thanksgiving can also be a time for relaxation and to get away from busy, city life. After dinner, return to the lodge for a nice soak in one of the four natural hot springs, and relax as your feast digests. The cooler temperatures are superb for soaking the night away as the crisp stars twinkle above you.

Avoid the hustle and bustle of crowds on Black Friday. Peruse the shops in Ouray, and find that one of a kind gift for the person in your life who seems to have everything. Main Street in Ouray boasts a variety of shops offering jewelry, crafts and novelties from local artists. From fresh roasted coffee, to handmade chocolates as well as gourmet  ideas, there is something for everyone on Main Street.

All of us at the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs hope you have a happy, joyful Thanksgiving whatever you choose. However, we would be pleased to welcome you to our peaceful town for a delectable feast and relaxation. Let us know your dining preference, and we would love to reserve a time for you and your party.

About the author: Sarah Martin currently resides in beautiful Ouray after spending countless summers vacationing here with her family. She is the newest addition to the Box Canyon Lodge family and is happy to share with guests her favorite parts about the area.



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