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About Telluride

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 Best Places to stay in Telluride

  • 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.

Practical Details

  • Telluride’s high altitude and north facing slopes mean that the snow here lasts well into March, in fact a lot of years March is when the snow conditions are at their best here, they say conditions are like a natural refrigerator.  If you’re looking for the smallest crowds the best time is mid-to-late January, when it’s too difficult for people to get to for just a weekend.  

Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Telluride for you?


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Best Hotels in Telluride

  • Madeline Hotel Telluride (568 Mountain Village Blvd) 105 rooms from £299

    Fishing  -  Fish for Rainbow, Cutthroat, and Brook Trout.
    Sights nearby  -  Soak up rushing waterfalls and mountain air.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
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    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. See More

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  • Dunton Town House Telluride (210 S Oak St) 5 rooms from £234

    Active Holiday  -  There are plenty of activities on offer locally to keep you busy and get you out in the beautiful countryside
    Country Escape  -  Feel utterly rejuvenated at this tranquil rural spot, far from the hustle and bustle of modern life
    Fishing  -  If you fancy a quiet afternoon then head off for a spot of fishing
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    Located in Telluride, the chic Downton Town House inn offers chic, spacious accommodation and each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV. Hit the slopes all day in the winter and during the summer months there are some splendid mountainous hikes to experience! A classy, cosy and intimate stay. See More

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  • The Hotel Telluride Telluride 59 rooms from £252

    Romantic Break  -  For outdoorsy couples this is ideal. Spend days in the mountains before returning to a romantic dinner and spa session
    Skiing  -  Telluride Ski resort includes over 2,000 acres of skiable terrain with a good choice of slopes for all abilities
    Active Holiday  -  The area is a mecca for outdoor activities with plenty to do throughout the seasons
    Spa  -  A range of massages, body treatments, and facials are offered in the spa
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    A boutique chalet-style hotel set in a scenic spot on the edge of Telluride. Elegant rooms have an Alpine feel with heavy wood furniture, sink-into beds, and traditional fabrics. With casual American dining, an atmospheric bar, and stand-out service — this is suitable for couples or families. See More

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  • New Sheridan Hotel Telluride 26 rooms from £276

    Skiing  -  Located walking distance from the Gondola and Lift 8 giving skiers and snowboarders quick access to Telluride Resort's slopes
    Active Holiday  -  The surrounding mountains offer plenty of activities beyond skiing, including horse back riding, mountain biking, and hiking
    Great walks  -  Hop on the San Migues River Trail and enjoy long scenic walks
    Restaurant  -  Chop House and Parlor serves hearty American fare
    RestaurantParkingNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    A historic boutique hotel set in the heart of town, yet with easy access to the slopes. Cosy rooms are simple and traditional with sink-into beds, warm hues, and large windows. A popular restaurant serves up hearty fare while the Historic Bar and roof terrace are a hit with locals & visitors alike. See More

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  • Hotel Columbia Telluride 21 rooms from £297

    Families  -  Two or three bedroom penthouses (complete with kitchens) are an elegant and convenient choice for families
    Active Holiday  -  Just moments from a ski lift giving you access to Telluride resort for skiing, hiking, or mountain biking
    Great walks  -  From mountain ambles to day long treks, there's something for everyone here
    Fishing  -  Several rivers in the area are suitable for fly fishing
    Pet friendlyParking

    An elegant hotel located just steps from the Telluride gondola. A selection of doubles, suites, and penthouses have a fresh modern feel with whitewashed walls, large windows, and simple wood furniture; the best have whirlpools and private terraces. An indulgent base for adventure enthusiasts. See More

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  • Lumiere Telluride (Colorado) 29 rooms from £390

    Great walks  -  Lizard Head Pass at over 10,000ft with views of the mountains and lakes.
    Fishing  -  Fly fishing in the summer months.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    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. See More

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  • Franz Klammer Lodge Telluride (Colorado) 63 rooms from £562

    Fishing  -  Fly fishing.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Full of character
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    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. See More

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  • Auberge Residence at Element 52 Telluride 22 rooms from £780

    Active Holiday  -  Beyond the obvious (skiing and hiking), there are many other outdoor pursuits including fishing, horse back riding, and climbing
    Groups  -  Residences range from 2-5 rooms with large living areas and fully equipped kitchens — ideal for families or groups of friends
    Skiing  -  Ski, snowboard, or even heli-ski on Telluride's world class slopes
    Spa  -  Nature-inspired therapies have been created especially to ease sore post-exercise muscles
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    A collection of luxury residences offering the independence of a rental but the amenities of a hotel. Accommodation ranges from 2 - 5 bedrooms with spacious living rooms, fully-equipped kitchens, large outdoor terraces, and indulgent bathrooms. Close to the slopes; ideal for groups or families. See More

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