Hotels in Telluride Colorado are divided between the historic Telluride town and the higher Mountain Village, connected by a gondola. Many ski-in/ski-out properties are located in the Mountain Village which is a resort-style town catering to tourists. There are a few ski-in/ski-out properties in Telluride too but plenty of other options to choose from. Like most of the ski resort towns, accommodations here range from traditional hotel rooms to spacious condos, vacation rentals, and townhouses.
The charming historic ski town of Telluride was once Colorado’s best-kept secret, not just for its great skiing but also for its beautiful location. Sitting in a box canyon, enclosed by tall cliffs on three sides, Telluride offers visitors some incredible views. Although Telluride is rated as one of the best ski resorts in Colorado, it can be quite difficult to reach as it’s not as easily accessible from Denver as the other ski resorts. However, there is a regional airport in Montrose, which is about an hour and a half drive to Telluride.
One of the best budget hotels in Telluride Colorado, the Mountainside Inn, has a great location within easy walking distance from the Chairlift 7 and Gondola One. The free Galloping Goose bus stop is also a few steps away from the property. Besides its proximity to the town and lifts, the inn has an unbeatable riverside location. The River Trail is a good place for walking, running and biking, and the best part is that it’s opened the year-round.
The inn may not be big on luxury but is comfortable with a rustic charm. Accommodations range from one-bedroom suites with full kitchens to three-bedroom condos with riverfront decks. Guests can also use the large outdoor tub, charcoal grills, and a coin-operated laundry facility. One of the best things about staying here is the excellent service with occasional baked goods for guests.
For those wanting the convenience of ski-in/ski-out hotels in Telluride Colorado, the Mountain Lodge is a great option. Its location in Mountain Village and proximity to the gondola makes it a convenient base for those wanting easy access to the blue and green runs. The lodge sits 800 feet above downtown Telluride so the views from here are quite spectacular.
This classic log-cabin-style lodge is the perfect mountain getaway. Exposed logs, tall ceilings, and a stone fireplace characterize the interior of the lodge. Although the condos are individually owned there is a uniformity in the interiors, unlike other condos in the region. Guests can choose from a wide variety of accommodation types ranging from a standard hotel room, cabin rental, condo rental or a lodge room. Large groups benefit from the huge space that the cabin rentals have to offer. Other amenities to look forward to are the year-round outdoor pool and hot tub, onsite lockers, a small fitness center, and a tavern-style restaurant.
If you’re looking for the luxury of a five-star hotel close to the slopes, the Lumiere Hotel is a great choice. Located in the middle of Mountain Village, this boutique hotel offers luxurious accommodations with ski-in/ski-out convenience. It also provides easy access to the gondola that goes down to Telluride. From this prime location on the mountain, you can enjoy some of the most dramatic views.
Most of the rentals at the Lumiere are condo rentals but guests can choose from a wide range of room types. Condo units come with fully equipped kitchens while Standard and Deluxe guest rooms feature kitchenettes. You can look forward to a host of modern conveniences in the room along with decadent bathrooms with soaking tubs. An outdoor-year round pool and jacuzzi, great continental breakfast and complimentary wifi are other amenities that guests can look forward to here. Although the hotel lacks a full-service restaurant, the Little Bar offers cocktails and small bites.
Camel’s Garden Hotel
Camel’s Garden Hotel is one of the most conveniently located hotels in Telluride Colorado. Just at the base of the Gondola and Chairlift 8, the hotel also provides easy access to Main Street in Telluride where you’ll find plenty of shops and restaurants. The onsite Oak restaurant has a great apres-ski scene and is usually busy throughout the year.
You can choose between a traditional hotel room or a condo. These individually owned condos differ from each other in decor and amenities according to the owner’s preferences. However, all condos have full kitchens, fireplaces, and balconies, plus ensuite bathrooms in every bedroom. Camel Garden has some other notable features that attract guests such as a large outdoor hot tub on the second story, a steam room, and a good continental breakfast. You can also indulge yourself in the services offered at the spa.
Auberge Residences at Element 52
The slopeside accommodations of Auberg Residences make up one of the few ski-in/ski-out hotels in downtown Telluride. With a private ski lift and year-round concierge, it’s no surprise that these luxury residences are extremely popular with skiers.
Guests can choose to stay in any of the 48 sublime one-to-five bedroom luxury residences, complete with quality amenities such as top-notch appliances, fireplaces, and heated floors. There are also two outdoor heated tubs, a spa, a 24-hour gym, and a private club room for apres ski.
For those who like to be right in the midst of all the action, the historic New Sheridan is where you should head. Located in the heart of Telluride on its Main Street, its surrounded by shops, galleries, restaurants, and nightlife. Lift 8 or the gondola is two blocks south of the property so getting to the slopes is fairly easy. The historic hotel which was founded in 1891, was completely renovated in 2008. However, many of its historical elements were retained, especially in the Historic New Sheridan Bar which is a popular nightspot. Light fixtures, brass chandeliers, and the carved mahogany bar date back to 1895.
Each of the individually decorated rooms and suites has a Classic Victorian style. The spacious rooms are furnished with modern amenities and ensuite bathrooms. One of the best fine dining restaurants in Telluride, the Chop House is also part of the hotel. Other dining options at the hotel include The Parlor and The Roof (open in summer) which offers some fantastic panoramic views.
The Peaks Resort and Spa
The Peaks Resort and Spa is an upscale ski-in/ski-out hotel in Mountain Village which packs quite a punch when it comes to amenities. Sitting at the far end of the village, this huge property is one of the largest hotels in Telluride Colorado and Mountain Village and one of the most popular too. The reason why this property is so highly sought after is that it has enough to keep you ‘hotel-bound.’ With several onsite dining options and a wide range of amenities, you won’t feel the need to step out.
Guest rooms have a contemporary mountain feel to them and are equipped with standard amenities like a mini-fridge, iPod docks, and plush bathrobes. Bigger families can opt for the suites which are of two types – the Alpineglow Suites and the Grande Suites.
The standout feature of the hotel is undoubtedly the massive spa with a separate pilates and yoga studio. The indoor/outdoor pool with a waterslide and separate lap pool is also another popular space in the hotel. There are also co-ed and gender-specific whirlpools and a golf course on site. Outdoor seasonal tennis courts are also located on the property.
Fairmont Heritage Place Franz Klammer Lodge
Elegant, well-appointed residences are the hallmark of Fairmont Heritage Place, located in the Mountain Village. It’s just a stone’s throw from here to the gondola so getting to the slopes or to the town of Telluride is literally a breeze. The residences are also a few steps away from the other amenities of the village. Guests can enjoy the free shuttle service to the town below or the airport.
Like most mountain lodges, the guest accommodations range from two-and-three bedroom residences that feature stone fireplaces, and fully equipped gourmet kitchens. All accommodations come with standard modern conveniences. This family-friendly property has plenty to keep the family busy. A game room complete with pool table, video games, air hockey, foosball, and large screen TV plus a heated swimming and hot tubs are big hits with families. The pool is part indoor and outdoor. Added to this is the luxurious Himmel Spa.
Inn at Lost Creek
There are many upscale hotels in Telluride Colorado offering guests gorgeous accommodations combined with excellent personalized service, and the Inn at Lost Creek is one of them. This slopeside accommodation in Mountain Village, situated just near the gondola on Sunset Plaza is a convenient base for hitting the slopes. It’s also a few steps away from an array of dining options.
Stone and wood combined with masculine decor give the hotel a typical cozy, mountain lodge appeal. The spacious accommodations range from 27 unique suites and five studios. Kitchenettes, fireplaces, jetted tubs and tasteful decor can be found in all rooms. After a day on the slopes, guests can unwind in the rooftop heated tubs.
The Hotel Telluride
A scenic mountain location gives the Hotel Telluride the additional vantage of being one of the more sought after hotels in Telluride in both, summer and winter. It’s a quick walk to downtown Telluride from here and not too far from the gondola that takes you to the ski slopes.
Sticking to the mountain lodge theme, the Hotel Telluride is a beautiful stone structure with wood interiors and a huge stone fireplace in the lobby. With only two suites and 57 standard rooms on offer, the hotel is better suited to small groups or couples. The rooms feature comfy beds and updated bathrooms. Although not too big on amenities, the hotel has just the right amount of facilities for guests. Two above-ground outdoor hot tubs, a fitness center, a steam room, a small spa, and a cozy restaurant are what you can look forward to at the Hotel Telluride.
Madeline Hotel and Residences
Arguably one of the best hotels in Telluride Colorado, Hotel Madeline situated in the heart of Mountain Village offers a true ski-in/ski-out experience. Ski valets and boot dryers just a short walk from the ski lift makes this a great base for skiers. The Mountain Village is specifically for tourists, so while there are plenty of dining options, there are no shops as such.
The decor is sophisticated with the usual trappings of a mountain resort. A variety of rooms ranging from standard hotel rooms to suites and condos are luxurious and comfortable. They come well equipped with the standard amenities that you would look for in a hotel. One of the most notable features of the hotel is the indoor pool and jacuzzi. Another standout of the hotel is its two excellent restaurants.
Recommended Restaurants / Bars in Telluride Colorado:
- Allred’s – Telluride’s flagship restaurant located at the top of the gondola is a perfect end to a day on the slopes. You can enjoy some delicious American cuisine as you take in the spectacular views here.
- Alpino Vino – Sitting at 11, 966 feet, this restaurant is probably the highest altitude restaurant in America. The menu is mostly Italian but at night the five-course menu is top-notch.