China Clipper Inn -Bed and Breakfast

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The China Clipper Inn, located in the heart of Ouray, Colorado, provides elegant and luxurious lodging accommodations. Built from scratch in the 1990's and opened in 1995, this Ouray Inn, was designed to emulate it's historic neighbors and retain the architectural vintage and character of the town. With fine mountain views from most rooms, the China Clipper Inn offers all the intimate amenities of an Inn and the conveniences and privacy of a fine hotel. Why the name China Clipper? 

The China Clipper Inn, was built by Earl Yarbrough, a Navy Commander and avid maritime enthusiast. Most of the rooms are named after famous Clipper ships.  Asian art pieces complement the rich Victorian design throughout the inn.

Turn-of-the-century charm, pristine air, small-town friendliness and stunning views abound.  The beautiful environment will set your spirits soaring. Ouray is a historic mining town, also known as the "Switzerland of America."  The town of Ouray is nestled in the majestic San Juan Mountains in Southwestern Colorado at the beginning of the Million Dollar Highway.  Regardless of the time of the year,  Ouray provides a variety of exciting activities for your enjoyment. You might decide to take a lovely afternoon walk to one of Ouray's spectacular waterfalls:  Box Canyon or Cascade Falls. Or relax in one of Ouray's numerous hot springs facilities. All shops, restaurants and bars are at walking distance from the Inn. 

Enjoy a leisurely drive along the scenic San Juan Skyway.  Take a day trip to Silverton, Durango or the Black Canyon of Gunnison. In the wintertime there is the opportunity to go snowshoeing, cross-country or back country skiing. Or hit the world class slopes of Telluride, just on the other side of the mountain, an easy 55 minute drive away! And after those activities you can relax in the hot tub or in front of the fireplace at the China Clipper Inn. Make sure you check out the specials and package deals or perhaps you would like to surprise someone with a China Clipper Inn Gift Certificate.


Your hosts Hans and Ingrid Vander Ploeg are looking forward meeting you. They purchased the China Clipper Inn in August 2009 and are excited to welcome you and provide you with their special brand of hospitality! Both have extensive experience in the Tourism and Hospitality industry and are very knowledgeable about all activities and excitement that Ouray has to offer!