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Ouray’s Former Country Singing Mayor

Among the many charms of Ouray, Colorado is its unique history and its slight quirks. For this history lesson, we’re going to shed some light on William Dale Fries, Jr., a singer and political figure who is perhaps best known by his C. W. McCall stage name. C. W. McCall emerged onto the music scene…Continued

Big Plans for the Box Cañon Sign

If you’ve traveled into Ouray, you’ve probably caught at least a glimpse of the 30-foot wide by 20-foot tall Box Cañon sign located about Ouray. Chances are, you’ve probably also noticed its disrepair. A group calling itself the Box Cañon Sign Committee recently got together to take care of the sign and give it some…Continued

Stay Warm in the Ouray Hot Springs

The weather has been hovering in the 30s over in Ouray which may be a common thing the locals are used to, but it’s quite chilly for foreigners! Thankfully, Ouray has lots of ways to stay warm, from cozying up in bed in your Alpenglow vacation rental to visiting one of its famous sulfur-free hot…Continued

Spend the Holidays at Alpenglow

With the holiday season upon us, we’re eager to have you as a guest at one of the Alpenglow Vacation Rentals. With the winter season, landscape, and profusion of picturesque sights, there truly is nothing quite like spending the season in Ouray, Colorado. With that in mind, we want to make sure you have the…Continued

Do You Know About the Wright Opera House?

Every so often, it’s fun to step back in time to discover how Ouray was shaped into what it is. The Wright Opera House is among the many building blocks that have contributed to shaping Ouray, and future visitors can still see it today in its location of Main Street. The Wright Opera House’s story…Continued

A Scenic, Relaxing Ouray Experience

A key “ingredient” to enjoying your vacation is the ambiance of where you’re staying. Few places in the country create a fusion of wonder and relaxation as that of Ouray, Colorado. Combined with the Alpenglow experience, it’s practically paradise. For those of you looking to enjoy the scenery, there are lots of places nearby to…Continued

Ouray Is Number One

Depending on how long you’ve been following our posts, you probably know that we’re always singing the praises of Ouray, how incredible it is, and why you should visit. If you don’t believe us, MSN recently published a slideshow article titled “The 20 Best Mountain Towns in America”. As you might guess, Ouray, Colorado not…Continued

The Telluride to Ouray Experience

During your visit and stay in Alpenglow, you’ll quickly discover the sheer amount of different things to do. From exploring Ouray to venturing off towards one of the mining towns, there is never a dull moment. Among the many popular activities is renting a four wheel drive vehicle to explore the mountains and trails of…Continued

Colorado’s Fascinating Ghost Towns

Ghost towns may be relegated largely to television and classic movies, but there are still plenty that exist in real life. One of the coolest and perhaps spookiest things you can do when visiting Ouray is to check out it’s various ghost towns that offer a glimpse of the past and Colorado’s amazing history. We…Continued

A Little Coachlight History

Among the many historic sights in Ouray, the Coachlight is definitely a classic sight to behold. It’s been around for more than 100 years under different names and it’s now functioning as a restaurant and tavern open to the public without losing an ounce of its historic charm. In case you’re unfamiliar with the Coachlight,…Continued