Iuppenlatz bed and breakfast receives county approval

From left: County Commissioners Ben Tisdel and Don Batchelder listen to county land use staff's report on the Iuppenlatz bed and breakfast application. The development is proposed for the high alpine overlay zone, which allows the bed and breakfast by special use permit. The BOCC approved the permit Tuesday morning.

Plaindealer photo by Dalton Carver

by Dalton Carver

Following unanimous recommendation for approval by the Ouray County Planning Commission, a special use permit for a bed and breakfast near Ouray received a thumbs-up from the Board of County Commissioners at its regular session at the 4-H Event Center Jan. 30.
Mark and Andrea Iuppenlatz, the proprietors of the future establishment, said they are excited to bring another economic element to Ouray County.
The bed and breakfast, planned for a 10.31 acre piece of mining land known as Lake Claim #2181 at about 11,190 feet in elevation, is owned and will be operated by Lake Cabin, LLC. The plan calls for a 33-foot tall, 2,349 square foot structure with four bedrooms. The owners predict the structure could accommodate a maximum of 10 to 12 guests.
The property would be accessed directly off County Road 31 and by shuttle or foot in the winter months. The development falls into the high alpine overlay zone, which requires...

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