Charles and Melissa Fletcher own and operate the China Clipper Inn, an elegant Victorian-style Bed and Breakfast, located in the beautiful mountain town of Ouray, Colorado.

A Letter from the Owners & Innkeepers of the China Clipper

Welcome to the China Clipper Inn Bed & Breakfast located in Ouray, also known as the Switzerland of America. Centrally located in Southwestern Colorado, Ouray is the perfect basecamp for your explorations. Whether you want to discover the peaks and valleys of the San Juan Mountains by hiking or biking, wander through ancient Native American ruins, visit national parks, or ride on a historic steam train, Ouray is a perfect point of departure for daily adventures. We hope to be the perfect place to rest and rejuvenate after the day’s travels.

After many years in the farming industry, we decided to search for a different lifestyle. We purchased the China Clipper Inn in January 2019 and are excited to welcome you and provide you with our special brand of hospitality! We think the property is absolutely gorgeous and feel very blessed that we have the opportunity and privilege to take care of such a charming home.  Everything about it is magical…  From the history of the house, to the small mountain town, to the breath-taking mountain views and the beautiful trails. The moment we drove into Ouray we fell in love with the community and when we walked into the house it felt like we had come home. 

This place has it all!…  It provides rest and relaxation for guests longing to escape, celebrate special occasions or looking to explore natures’ wonders. Ouray is a quaint historic mountain town with beautiful restored Victorian homes surrounded by the San Juan Mountains. When you walk through the doors of the China Clipper Inn it is like stepping back in time. As innkeepers, our specialty is personalized service, delicious breakfasts, and hands-on attention to create a relaxing getaway, luxurious yet comfortable.  The China Clipper is a place of rest, retreat and memories. Whether you want to experience the numerous activities found nearby, read that special book, get reacquainted with that special person in your life or just relax and stroll the historic shops and dine in our wonderful restaurants.  Our goal is to make this experience your best ever.

We are always working hard to make the China Clipper Inn the finest bed & breakfast in Ouray with the highest standards for quality and service.  We enjoy meeting guests from all walks of life and creating for them an experience they will share with friends and family.  We take pride in the elegance, comfort, beautiful antiques and unique furnishings of our guest rooms.

Come join us in Ouray, Colorado where we look forward to sharing our home, with you.

                                                                                             See you soon,                   



                                                                                                   Charles and Melissa Fletcher