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Telluride is separated from the rest of the world by the incredible peaks which surround it. And a little bit by the cost of staying in some of its hotels and resorts - although there are reasonable options, as you’ll see on our Guru’s list of the best places to stay in Telluride. But this exclusive resort has some wonderful skiing opportunities, and some astounding views of the Rocky Mountains, and its terrain is just asking for adventurers to come knocking, so for many it’s money well spent.
At the higher end of the price scale, the best places to stay in Telluride are also some of the most luxurious ski resorts in the U.S., but if the newly developed Mountain Village is a bit too Vegas for you then don’t worry, there’s still plenty of charm. And still plenty of people who come here purely for the near perfect mountain views and exceptional skiing. Or for the festivals, and there seems to be a different festival every weekend come summer, including the up-and-coming independent film festival and the Bluegrass Festival.
Telluride was established in the golden age of Colorado’s gold and silver mining era - which you can find out more about at the Telluride Historical Museum. You might also like to do a bit of sight seeing of celebrity homes and ranches? Or, of course there’s all that terrain to be explored, in either kind of saddle, on foot, in a glider or hot air balloon, or dogsled?
It's a popular destination both in summer and winter, so if you want to ensure a bed in one of the best places to stay in Telluride, do yourself a favour and book early!
- The Madeline Hotel has one hundred spacious rooms, an ‘all-American’ bar and restaurant, a great spa.
- Lumiere is an intimate, luxurious 29 room hotel with incredible views of the Rocky Mountains. Cosy rooms have fireplaces and lovely living areas, plus there’s a pool and spa.
- Franz Klammer Lodge is a year-round adventure haven with 63 large, modern rooms and stunning views of the mountains. There’s a pool, spa, hot tubs, gym and a sauna.
Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Telluride for you?
Best Hotels in Telluride
Madeline Hotel 105 rooms from $366Telluride (568 Mountain Village Blvd)
San Juan Mountains luxury meets adventure. Spacious rooms with wood furnishings and marble bathrooms. Black Iron Kitchen and Bar offer an all-American dining experience. Skiing by winter, mountain bound activities by summer and a kids club all year around. Do not miss time to relax at the spa.Fishing - Fish for Rainbow, Cutthroat, and Brook Trout.Sights nearby - Soak up rushing waterfalls and mountain air.Lively - Hip and happening.Views - Great views from hotel
Lumiere 29 rooms from $500Telluride (Colorado)
Intimate luxury in the Rocky Mountains with stunning views. Modern but cozy rooms with fireplaces and living areas. Winter months offer skiing, snow boot treks and crispy stunning views. Summer is lake based activities, mountain trails and activity galore. Explore or stay on site at the pool or spa.Great walks - Lizard Head Pass at over 10,000ft with views of the mountains and lakes.Fishing - Fly fishing in the summer months.Views - Great views from hotelSecluded setting - For escaping.Recommended by - Tablet
Franz Klammer Lodge 63 rooms from $720Telluride (Colorado)
Year-round adventure heaven in the San Juan Mountains. The large, modern rooms have stone fireplaces and stunning views of the mountains. Restaurants close by via a short gondola ride. Winter offers snow, and summer the great outdoors. Stay by the pool and spa, use the gym, hot tub and sauna.Fishing - Fly fishing.Lively - Hip and happening.Views - Great views from hotelPrivate Hot Tub