It’s not a secret. For many travelers, shopping is almost the best part of the experience! We all love to explore a good store, no matter where we are, but on vacation that love is taken to the next level as we step in and out of cute shops, bougie boutiques, and kitschy souvenir shops that give us something tangible to remind us of all the wonderful times we had during our travels. As you begin to plan your Telluride adventures (made more comfortable thanks to your choice of Lodging in Telluride accommodations), plan to include a collapsible bag you can pack away in your regular suitcase, one that you are planning on filling with the treasures you have picked up at any or all of the stores listed below. Happy shopping in Telluride!
Shopping in Telluride
As exciting as your stay in Telluride is destined to be, a reader knows that the best adventures can be found between the covers of a really excellent book and Between the Covers, our local bookstore, is the best place to pick up something wonderful for your reading pleasure. Colorful and exciting, this beautiful bookstore offers the perfect spot to lazily browse through the shelves on a quiet Tuesday afternoon; be sure to explore the coffees and snacks sold in the High Alpine Coffee shop tucked away inside this fabulous store.
Over the Moon Fine Foods, 223 S Pine Street
The peace, luxury, and beauty of your Lodging In Telluride vacation escape will be missing just one thing when you first settle in and that is, of course, any foodstuffs you may need for your gourmet kitchen adventures. There are many fine grocery stores in the area but if you really want to take your dining experiences to the next level, Over the Moon offers artisan cheeses, bread, AND charcuterie boards that add spice to every meal.
CashmereRED, 221 W Colorado Avenue
Travelers often find themselves surprised at how cold it can get here in Telluride, even in the summer months when the highs are rarely to the mid-70s, and if your suitcase is filled with tank tops and shorts, you may want to head on over to CashmereRED to purchase something warm and wonderful. This clothing store specializes in the soft and the beautiful and even if you aren’t cold it should be added to your itinerary. Featuring handmade items that feel as great as they look, men and women are sure to leave CashmereRED with their arms laden with treasures.
Elinoff Gallery, 204 W Colorado Avenue
Your Telluride adventures are about to take a dip into the glittery wonders found inside Elinoff Gallery, one of our favorite jewelry stores. Coffee mugs and magnets may be most people’s idea of a great souvenir, but we all know there is just something wonderful about staring down at the topaz ring you bought in Texas, the diamond earrings you purchased in Denver, and of course, the exquisite tourmaline necklace you’ve purchased at the Elinoff Gallery in Telluride. Jewelry brings sparkling memories you will treasure for the rest of your life!
HOOK, 226 W Colorado Avenue
Step inside this bright and beautiful boutique and if you aren’t immediately hooked on the merchandise that lines the shelves, can you really consider yourself a savvy shopper? Selling souvenirs that are a step up from the expected magnets and mugs, colorful Telluride-styled art, and whimsical hooks that reflect all the fun you can have during your Colorado adventures in our mountain town. This may be the shop you spend the longest amount of time exploring!
PET Telluride, 238 E Colorado Avenue
Your precious fur babies may be safe in the arms of your mom who lives to spoil her grandpups, but that doesn’t make the separation any easier for you. A visit to PET Telluride can help ease the pangs as you fill your own arms with colorful colors, bags of handmade snacks, and other gifts that will show sweet Snickers just how much you missed her goofy pit bull smile and the never-ending sparkle of love and devotion that shines from her whisky hued eyes.
Ethos and Lustre Gallery, 101 W Colorado Avenue
Sharing space on our most popular shopping avenue, Ethos, a wellness center heals all your spiritual needs and Lustre Gallery fulfills your need for color. Ethos specializes in exploring how art, science, and wellness can help quiet the noises in our brain, while Lustre exposes your heart to art, jewelry, and color. Normal lives can become colorless and bland as we go about our daily chores, but a glance at the pendant hanging around your neck, the scent of a candle designed to smell like peace, and the memories of that bright piece of art glass you placed on your mantle can help bring the color back to your real life!
Get Ready For The Best Shopping in Telluride
Located in the shadows of the mountains, our Lodging in Telluride Ironwood A property is a traveler’s favorite. Offering 4-beds, 4.5-baths, and space enough for 8 guests to feel comfortable and at home, its relatively new construction (built in 2016) and proximity to the gondola and the heart of Telluride makes it perfect for families who want to spend their Telluride escape playing without having to spend half their time in commute. Tranquil, serene, and thoroughly modern, this spacious escape offers all the comforts of home and a chic mountain style that never fails to impress. Our guide to all the charms of Ironwood A will give you a sneak peek into what a fabulously comfortable Colorado vacation can look like when you choose the right vacation rental in Telluride!
Built of wood and bearing a close resemblance to the structures that early settlers built in Telluride’s mining days this charming escape is destined to be your favorite part of your getaway. Step inside and the historic likeness gives way to a design that can only be described as modern comfort. The open concept floor plan is light and bright, offering views of the town and the Colorado landscape from all angles. A bench and a series of wood cubbies at the entryway provide a place to sit and store shoes, bags, and boots. Wood floors create pathways of elegance to rooms that somehow manage to combine sleek modernity and plush comfort, starting with the living room. A velvety sectional the color of the pre-dawn sky takes center stage in this space, facing a modern gas fireplace and the smart tv that hangs over it. A mid-century modern style chair and ottoman perched by the fireplace offers the perfect spot to read and relax while the furry bolster pillow provides comfort and whimsy, resembling the furry ottoman that will be a favorite place for any kiddos that are traveling to sit and watch Saturday morning cartoons.
The dining room centers the open-concept space, located between the living room and kitchen and conveniently offering enough seats for all the bottoms who reside within. Cushioned barrel chairs surround a table made from a single slab of natural edged wood, kept bright by the futuristic light fixture hanging above. The fully equipped kitchen features upgraded stainless steel appliances, naturally stained custom cabinetry, and white stone countertops that offer overflow seating for 4 at the spacious breakfast bar. A patio reached by stepping through a single French door offers more comfort in the form of an oversized sectional that looks out over the town and the mountain beyond, while a second deck off the kitchen offers a propane grill that will be the highlight of your summer meals in Telluride.
The bedrooms of Ironwood A are large spaces designed to give inhabitants nights of deep and uninterrupted sleep, each offering quiet wonders that enhance the traveling experience. A premium mattress on the king bed in the master suite is placed across from the second gas fireplace on the property and a separate slipper tub in the adjoining bath creates a space for warmth and relaxation. A separate nook with a bright red sofa sleeper provides a great place for youngsters who aren’t quite ready to separate from their parents to sleep. The remaining bedrooms include a media room with another sofa sleeper, this one facing a super-sized state of the art television on the wall opposite, and king beds in the other two. The biggest luxury of all is a night’s sleep that rests the soul and that is exactly what you can expect with this unique abode. The bathrooms are modern and beautiful, containing updated fixtures and marble tiles that add a hint of drama to each space.
Extra Amenities you Will Love
Offering not just the two decks we spoke of earlier but an impressive 4 decks in total, a hot tub bubbles merrily on the fourth and highest deck, creating a space that is destined to be the most popular in or outside the home. Sitting here on a chilly Colorado night, feeling the bubbles soothe aching muscles, and staring out at the bucolic landscape that makes Telluride one of the most popular vacation destinations in the US is an experience you will never forget. Add a glass of wine and a full moon casting its ethereal glow over the landscape and fall in love with your vacation choices all over again. A heated garage fits a car or small SUV and ensures that your vehicle will always be warm and ready to hit the streets without having to waste gas by warming up the engine.
Luxury, Charm, and Style
Lodging in Telluride is known for its attention to detail and the luxury, charm, and style of Ironwood A are just more proof. Reserve this amazing vacation rental in Telluride today!
It is comforting to know that whenever a vacation to Telluride is being planned, Lodging in Telluride always comes through with the perfect place to stay. Offering luxury, style, and that inescapable mountain charm, our Telluride vacation rentals are designed to welcome travelers and make them feel comfortable and spoiled and our Copper Hollow property is the perfect example. This spacious and modern “miner’s cabin” offers 6 spacious bedrooms, 5.5 baths, and enough room for up to 15 guests to coexist in peace and harmony, making it the ideal property for special occasions such as milestone birthdays or anniversaries, family reunions, or the most beautiful destination wedding celebration. Our guide to Copper Hollow’s amenities, charms, and luxuries will entice you to click the bright blue BOOK NOW button almost before you finish reading this!
Not Your Just Any Mountain Home
As you walk into this multi-level space for the first time you will discover a place in which the beauty of the natural landscape and Telluride’s local history is reflected. Heavy timber beams cross the corrugated tin panels that add a rustic charm to the vaulted ceilings, matched by the charm of the concrete and wood floors below. A spacious living room greets guests with all the comforts a mountain home needs including a roaring wood fireplace, cozy throws tossed against the back of a plush sectional, and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows that perfectly frame the snow-covered terrain outside. A state-of-the-art television perched on a cabinet next to the fireplace provides entertainment when it is too dark to see outside and a bookshelf filled with books and games provides an unplugged type of entertainment families will rejoice over.
The expansive kitchen features dark stone countertops, custom cabinets, and high-end appliances, including a Viking gas range, that helps bring joy back to cooking. Enjoy breakfast in the adjacent “nook” featuring a supersized leather banquette built under another wall of windows and a separate table for two. Seating for 10 is available at the large dining room table and even if you don’t choose to eat at home during your Telluride escape, this table will still be the center of fun and laughter as games are played, stories are told, and memories are made.
The expansive primary bedroom offers an iron king bed, a private gas fireplace, and a television for late night streaming. This room’s serene vibes will have you a peace amongst white-washed paneled walls and the vaulted ceiling. The attached en suite bathroom stars a clawfoot tub perched below a generously sized window, two pedestal sinks, and a large walk-in shower – this room is designed to spoil. Every one of the six bedrooms, three of which are located on the lowest level, offers a peaceful escape and something special makes each one stand out; a second king bedroom with en suite bathroom on the main floor, a queen bed facing the views of the mountains on the top level, sliding barn doors in one of the lower level bedrooms, and a bunk room built to harbor all the enthusiasm of your youngest travelers as they share secrets and giggle until sleep takes over. Each of the bathrooms in Copper Hollow offer their own charms, including a rustic reclaimed wood paneled bathroom with a copper vessel sink.
A private office area offering shelves created from the trunks of trees, a live edged wood desk, and a printer that can be used by guests can be where virtual meetings are conducted and online schooling can take place. The lower level also offers a media room containing a soft and colorful rug, a leather sectional, and a super-sized television that will make viewers feel like they are sitting courtside at the big game! This home also offers true ski-in/ski-out access from the lower level. Through this entry featuring ample space for ski storage, you can grab your gear and head out the door and walk right onto Sundance run. The home is at the intersection of Teddy’s Way and Sundance giving double green and blue skiers easy access on and off the slopes. A fully equipped laundry room, and a bonus pantry with ski snacks and coffee also on the lower level finishes up the interior tour of Copper Hollow.
The outdoor areas offer additional seating with amazing views between the deck off the living room overlooking the ski run, and then a propane grill and the hot tub bubbling merrily alongside the pine trees surrounding the deck just off the kitchen. Sit and simmer in the cold air, watching the steam disappear into the sky, and feel your stresses melt away as your soul enjoys the mountain air it needs. This is definitely one of the best Telluride vacation rentals!
Only In Telluride
Telluride vacation rentals in the mountain can be found all over the world, but only in Telluride will you find the comfort and luxury offered in all of our Lodging in Telluride sanctuaries. Reserve this special property today!
As winter draws to a close, the ski season comes to its end, and the promise of spring glows bright, travelers often find another reason to make their way to the majestic beauty of our favorite mountain village. Warmer days with the sun shining bright overhead, cooler nights that still demand the coziness and romance of a roaring fire, and one last holiday to celebrate, before the summer celebrations begin, it makes us want to spread our wings and fly to places we have yet to visit. If your Easter journey includes a visit to Telluride and a stay in one of our Lodging in Telluride holiday hideaways, this guide to all the ways you can celebrate the Colorado Easter holiday will ensure that this getaway is one you will never forget!
An Easter Hike
The beauty of spring in Telluride almost demands that you get out there and enjoy it, so starting your Telluride, Colorado Easter escape with a hike, if the snow allows, is destined to be one of your favorite activities! Enjoy an amble along the easy Bear Creek Trail, perhaps taking part in one last snowball fight along creeks edge; not all snow will have melted away by April 17th! Bear Creek Falls provides a picturesque spot for a family portrait ensuring this is one hike you will never forget. The Bridal Veil trail leads up into the clouds where views of the valley never fail to stun, but remember, this is a hike that may not be appropriate for smaller legs. Mom or Dad may end up with an extra passenger on their backs as the terrain is steep and can be tiring!
No matter how you choose to celebrate this very personal holiday, the one thing that draws all celebrations closer is the family meal! Of course, your Lodging in Telluride holiday hideaway offers a gourmet kitchen that definitely brings the joy back to cooking. There are not a lot of restaurants open during this time in Telluride, so it’ll be up to you to make a feast worthy of Easter! While you yourself will need to make your meal, the fully equipped kitchens in your vacation rental will make it easy!
Truly Magical Telluride, Colorado Easter Getaway
Easter of 2022 falls during the off season in Telluride. Many restaurants and attractions will be closed during this holiday but that allows you to truly getaway. The crowds will all be gone, and shops will clear out so you will have the town to yourself and your pick of vacation rentals. While it might not be the vacation you have envisioned it might just be the vacation that you need! Get away from everything that’s going on back home, get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the stress of your job, the pressure to be doing something every waking moment of the day. Vacations are meant to be a way to get away from your troubles but often you end up with pressure to see every attraction there is to see, to eat at every restaurant there is to try (even if you don’t like the kind of food that’s served), and do everything there is to do but if you choose to spend your Easter holiday in Telluride this year you’ll find that you don’t have any of those pressures. You’ll be free to relax in a luxury rental, make and eat the food that sounds best to you, and spend the holiday in peace.
Your Colorado Easter Home Away from Home
Whether you are celebrating Easter, Passover, or any other holiday on your personal calendar, the common denominator is, has always been, family, and when you choose our Lodging in Telluride seasonal sanctuaries for your vacation escape, all the comforts of home will help in the celebration! Create your own holiday feast in large kitchens filled with high-end appliances, gather round large dining room tables to dine, play, and chat, and send your kids off early to bed as you put together their Easter baskets in the privacy of your master suite! Hide colorful eggs filled with treats in large backyards or keep it simple for the youngest members of your family, hiding them throughout the condo and balcony while making them easily found. Sipping wine in front of a roaring fire, soaking in a hot tub on the deck, or sleeping the night away in beds so comfortable you won’t have any trouble awakening the next day feeling rested and refreshed. Just as there are no two snowflakes that are alike (and we see a LOT of snowflakes in Telluride, so we know this is a fact!) there are no two families that celebrate the Easter holiday in all the same manners! Reserve our special holiday hideaways today and discover how much the perfect retreat can add to your Easter celebration!
The joys of a retreat spent in Telluride can never be underestimated, and as you spend your days enjoying the fresh air, playing on the ski slopes, or shopping at the boutiques that line the landscape of our mountain town, coming home each night to the warmth and comfort found in our 1-Bedroom Spruce Street Retreat will be the highlight of your day. Recently remodeled and offering quiet luxuries, sweet comforts, and that something special only found in our Lodging In Telluride properties, this 1-bedroom, 1-bath home rental in Telluride packs a lot of surprising space in its compact floorplan! Perfect for small families, honeymooning couples, or friends who really like each other, this guide to all its charms will convince you that there is no place else you would want to stay during your upcoming journey to Telluride.
Modern and Bright
Not all mountain homes have to be filled with lodge pole furnishings and chandeliers built of deer antlers; some, like the one on Spruce Street, embrace modernity and provide a sleek appeal that offers comfort as well. Designed to be the perfect skier’s retreat, a large entryway serves as a mudroom as well, offering a bench on which you can sit and easily take off your boots and cabinets for storing skis and/or boots. (Extra room under the bench provides more room for storage.) As you walk into the open-concept space, the rooms open up before you, welcoming guests as they invite them to sit and stay awhile.
White walls stay bright and cheerful on the darkest and gloomiest days of the year, and the charcoal-colored overstuffed Chesterfield sofa that dominates the living room space is perfectly situated for watching the big-screen television hanging on the wall opposite. A modern fireplace with glass stones hangs on the wall near the television, helping guests stay warm after a day on the slopes and giving the room a cozy charm that warms the heart even as the snow continues to fall outside. The kitchen tucked away in the far corner of the room features modern appliances in stainless steel, gray stone countertops, and cabinets painted a rich and deep navy blue. Cook a complete meal or brew a cup of coffee and pop a couple of slices in the toaster and enjoy a quiet breakfast at the glass and wood dining table located just steps away. Conveniently placed under a Sputnik-style chandelier, this is where your Colorado adventures will be planned, meals will be consumed, and if traveling as a family, many dad jokes will be told!
Outside, a balcony dressed with Adirondack chairs looks out over the Telluride landscape, and although winter chats may be shortened due to the chill, it is still the perfect spot to sit, sip, and watch the sun set. (Summer visits will make this outdoor spot one of your favorite places to be!) The curving steps lead up the stairs to the bedroom and a quiet open loft space; a comfortable trundle day bed ensures that every night’s sleep will be the best! The bedroom features a queen bed topped with a crisp white duvet ready for you to rest after adventures.
This Spruce Street abode may only have one bathroom, but the design allows for convenience as well, offering a door that closes off the business portions of the room, letting guests get in and wash their hands, put on make-up, or otherwise prepare for the day without bothering other occupants. A laundry closet, adjacent to the kitchen, brings us to the end of our walkthrough on Spruce Street, but don’t worry; there is still more to enjoy when you choose Lodging in Telluride and this modern escape to house you during your unforgettable adventures in the San Juan Mountains!
Located Close to All the Action
Although the quiet of this luxury escape may make you feel as if you are located in your own private paradise, all you need to do is step outside and you will immediately feel a part of the action. The Gondola station and lifts up the mountain are just a few minutes away, restaurants and shops are right outside your door, and for those who are seeking a little quiet time or some unique rental equipment, the Telluride Library can be reached in just about a minute! There will be no need for cars during your stay in Telluride, as the Galloping Goose offers a free bus ride and everything you want to do can literally be found within walking distance of your Spruce Street getaway.
Choose our Amazing Home Rental in Telluride
Excitement, comfort, and relaxation are yours when you choose Lodging in Telluride and this sweet 1-bedroom Spruce Street retreat for your Colorado accommodations. Reserve it today!
As Valentine’s Day draws ever closer, many couples are beginning to plan their getaways to celebrate the holiday while seeking romance, adventure, and an opportunity to tighten the bonds between them. The choice of Telluride for your winter escape is an excellent one and when you choose Lodging in Telluride for your accommodations, you will soon discover that choice is even better. This guide to romantic Telluride activities will give you some ideas to keep the relationship strong as you relax and enjoy your time together in one of our Lodging in Telluride romantic escapes.
Couple’s Massage with Telluride Spa Concierge
The massages services offered by Telluride Spa Concierge are a step beyond your everyday massage, and because they go one step further, offering a personal massage in your home, you don’t even have to venture out into the cold to be spoiled! Enjoy a custom massage featuring any of their soothing massage styles, including Swedish, deep tissue, sports, and therapeutic bodywork. Couples that massage together live together happier, and choosing to stay in and look at the snow through the windows while being pampered and spoiled may make this activity the one you never forget!
Dashing through the Snow with Telluride Sleighs and Wagons
Magical sleigh rides through the snow are not reserved for just Christmas; there is no better way to get your romance on than when you cuddle under warm blankets on a sleigh ride through the countryside. And because the quickest way to any person’s heart is through their stomach, Telluride Sleighs and Wagons Dinner Sleigh Rides offers the optimal romantic experience! They will pick you up at your love nest and transport you to their Aldasoro Family Ranch, where a horse-drawn sleigh will whisk you across the snow-covered landscape to the dinner site—which happens to be an authentic sheep camp! Dinner and cocktails will be served, after which your carriage will transport you back to the ranch and the van will take you back to your vacation home away from home. Can you think of a more romantic way to spend a winter’s night? We definitely can’t! Reservations can be made here.
Popping the Question
Not all couples on Valentine’s Day getaway are already married, and if you are thinking about popping the question during your stay, the Telluride Gondola offers the perfect opportunity to do so. Taking 13 minutes to reach its destination, the gondola cars are warm, cozy, and offer incredible views of the countryside and mountains that make our town a favorite ski destination, adding an extra touch of romance to the very important question you are about to ask. Sunset on Valentine’s Day arrives at 5:49 PM, allowing you to time your ride with the setting of the sun and ensuring that the moment is as perfect as any human-generated moment can be! Allred’s Restaurant, located at the top of the Telluride Gondola, can be the perfect exclamation point to punctuate your already fantastic evening, offering mountainside views and a menu filled with savory dining choices! You can even book a local photographer like Lisa Marie Wright Photography to capture your special moment.
Preparing the Heart for Romance
According to the ancient Roman poet Pūblius Ovidius Nāsō (Ovid), “Wine prepares the heart for love,” and if your heart loves a good glass of wine as much as ours, Alpino Vino is destined to steal your heart! Offering insanely good wines and a lunch and dinner menu filled with Italian favorites that reflects the good taste of the wine, Alpino Vino is located at 12100 Camels’ Garden Road and is billed as the highest elevation restaurant in North America. You can ski to the restaurant in the daytime, but if you really want to impress your best girl or guy, you can travel via a custom-built snow coach!
The Perfect Telluride Activities for Valentine’s Night
Of course, the most romantic nights are often the ones you spend at home, and our cozy condos offer an appeal that will make you most happy. Pour a glass of wine to go with the box of chocolates purchased at Telluride Truffle Artisan Chocolate shop and sit in front of a fire feeling toasty and warm as the snow falls outside. A romantic dinner prepared in our fully equipped kitchens will speak to the heart as you share a meal and your secrets and desires on this, the most fairy tale night of the year. When the fire dies down to bright red embers and you can’t stay awake another minute, sliding between the silky soft linens of our premium beds will be even sweeter as you cuddle with your favorite Valentine. Contact us to reserve your favorite rental property today!
The holidays, especially Thanksgiving, can be a mixed blessing as we eat delicious food, spend time with families, and enjoy the start of the next big holiday. In theory, Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year, a time where we count our blessings and rejoice in the closeness of family, but sometimes we just need a break. The food takes so long to cook and disappears in second, family can be too much, and frankly, we just aren’t ready to start preparing for Christmas! If the past year has been too much to handle and you are ready to take a break, Thanksgiving in Telluride promises to be the escape you so richly deserve. Offering cool days and cold nights that are perfect for cuddling with your favorite traveler, exciting activities and moments of tranquility and peace, the only thing that can make your Telluride getaway stand out even more is a stay in one of our Lodging In Telluride holiday hideaways. This guide to the fun you can have when you choose to be thankful in the Colorado landscape ensures that every minute of your stay will be ones you remember with fondness and glee.
Start the Celebration Early
Of course, there are many reasons that you may not be able to leave your hometown for the holiday proper, but that doesn’t mean you can’t escape for a week or so prior and give yourself a little break so as to be in the proper mood for family and visitors. The Ridgeway Independent Film Festival, located just about 40 miles north of Telluride, takes place on November 12 & 13 and gives visitors the opportunity to lose themselves in world’s created by top independent filmmakers! Featuring films make in the area and films that are produced all over the world, this simple festival may not have the luster and magnetic presence of Sundance, but it satisfies the film buffs need for quality escapism and gives guests the opportunity to rub shoulders with superstars!
Soothe Your Frazzled Nerves
They say that music soothes the savage beast and although you may not be exactly considered beast like, your hectic schedule can have you feeling on edge and a night of beautiful music can help calm all the frayed edges of your soul. The Sheridan Opera House, located right here in Telluride, offers a night of music sung by the talented Emily Scott Robinson. Offering a musical style that includes a little bit of all your favorite genres including bluegrass, country, and folk, you can spend a few hours of your holiday losing yourself in the stories she tells with song.
Feast on Food Prepared and Served by Others
Ok, ladies, we are sure you are with us on this matter. Thanksgiving is a lot of work, especially for the pour souls who stay up all night baking a turkey the old-fashioned way, the ones who spend a small fortune buying ingredients for meals that take hours to prepare and only minutes to devour, and for everyone who finds themselves still cleaning up the aftermath the next day! So for all of those who are trying something different this year, traveling to the beautiful city of Telluride, a Thanksgiving meal prepared and served by others is guaranteed to be the biggest treat of the year! And because the ski season is scheduled to kick off on November 25 with Donation Day, followed by Opening Day on the day of thanks, that means many restaurants that have closed temporarily during the off season will be open and preparing the biggest meal of the year. Our family tradition has been bringing us to Allred’s Restaurant, located at the top of Telluride and offering views that will distract you from the incredible feast spread out before you. Details are still coming, but in past years Allred’s has offered a prixe fixe menu filled with all your holiday favorites, and reservations have been required, so be sure to do some advance planning!
Stay Home This Thanksgiving in Telluride
Our luxurious Lodging in Telluride holiday hideaways make staying in for Thanksgiving sound like a really excellent idea, featuring kitchens equipped with high-end appliances and all the equipment needed to create a family feast, dining spaces with large tables just waiting for your family to gather around, and state-of-the-art televisions that will make you feel as if you are sitting on the sidelines of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, except you will be warm and cozy and have easy access to bathroom facilities! Our houses become home when you and your family celebrate the most thankful holiday of the year under their roofs, and because you have managed to escape the madness of your hometown holidays, you will more than likely end up feeling especially thankful. Contact us today and reserve your favorite home today!
Romance comes easily when you choose our Lodging in Telluride Viking Lodge 308 for your upcoming Colorado getaway! Offering a simple charm that will be apparent from your first steps inside to that last woeful glance over your shoulder as you and your favorite traveling partner slowly wheel your luggage away, its compact space manages to provide everything you need without appearing cramped. Large windows throughout let in light, and a sweet coffee bar tucked away in a corner of the kitchen keeps you and your honey well caffeinated for all-day exploration. This guide to the charms and luxury found in our 1-bedroom, 1-bath Viking Lodge condo in Telluride will paint a picture as to what the perfect honeymoon getaway will look like when you choose Lodging in Telluride!
Your Future Is Bright
Every vacation is important in the overall scheme of things, as you relearn how to play, forget about the office, and take some much-needed rest, but that first vacation, the one that signifies the first day of a life of togetherness, needs something extra, and Viking Lodge 308 has that special something. Walk into a space where ceilings are high, windows are large, and life looks bright and wonderful and see how long it takes for you to fall in love—we are betting it won’t be long! Kick off your wet boots while sitting at the wooden bench placed in the entryway for exactly that purpose and start exploring the spaces that will be your home for the next however many days of your stay.
Simple and clean, the cozy living room is the perfect spot for late-night conversations, Tuesday afternoon naps, or simply watching the big game on the large television that hangs opposite the comfy blue sofa. Step out onto the wood balcony that overlooks the slopes you will spend your days on and marvel at the natural Colorado landscape; lush and verdant in the summer months, vibrant and colorful in the fall, and serenely stark and blanketed in snow during the winter months, it is a beautiful scene you will miss when you are gone. Sit out here with a glass of wine at sunset or a cup of coffee (remember the coffee bar!) in the early mornings and learn that not every moment needs to be filled with conversation to be powerful.
When hunger pangs strike, the kitchen can be the first place you turn, eliminating the need to eat out every meal while offering an efficient space that is cheerful and functional. Work together side by side, learning the meals that make each other happiest, and devour your masterpieces sitting by side at the breakfast bar facing the work space. Here is where you can play Monopoly or discover that her poker face is just as transparent as her feelings for you! Middle of the night hot chocolates taste even better when shared by the light over the stove, and that first cup of coffee each morning will work better when enjoyed in this spot.
At night, when you crawl into bed, feeling that incredible moment of lightness as your head hits the pillow, you can expect to sleep deep in rooms that are designed to be serene and tranquil, helping occupants recharge for their daily adventures in Telluride. And although we can’t promise that you will have no dreams while resting here, we can pretty much guarantee that the dreams you do have will all be happy ones!
Exploring the Neighborhood
As you first drove into the Viking Lodge condo in Telluride, you may have noticed the European style of the buildings that add an old school charm to the community, but you may not have noticed the river that runs behind the property. Take a walk one evening during your stay and explore the beauty of the neighborhood, and if you are visiting during the summer, wear a swimsuit under your clothes. Access to the building pool is included with your rental fees and it stays heated, so even as the night temperatures may fall, you will be warm and toasty as you do the backstroke in the pool! Also included in your rental fees is access to the hot tub, and if you haven’t spent a night staring up at the stars while the steam rises around you, well, there is no better time to fix that than right now! Even if your Colorado visit isn’t the first vacation you have shared with your favorite traveling partner, it is sure to be one you never forget as you soak in the bubbles that hit tired and sore muscles in all the right places.
Find Your Newest Happy Place
We sincerely believe that when it comes to the holidays, there are only two types of people in this world. The first are the merry men and women who live for their Santa Claus collections, gingerbread cookies, and beautifully decorated trees that will soon be piled high with gifts. These festive folk know the Hallmark holiday movie schedule by heart and play Christmas music in their cars from the day after Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day and may only reluctantly take down their holiday décor when it is time to hang the Valentine’s decorations! These cheerful people are fun to know, but it is not Christmas we want to talk about today, it’s a Telluride Halloween.
Telluride Horror Show, October 14-16th
When asked what the best part of Telluride Halloween is, children will always choose the candy, but we adult aficionados of the holiday know the day wouldn’t be as special without the movies that accompany it! From the first scary movie released in 1896 (House of the Devil) to the most recent movie in the Halloween franchise, we watch them all and true horror film connoisseurs will want to plan their Colorado escape to coincide with the Telluride Horror Show taking place October 14 through 16 at a variety of theaters in town. Offering three full days of movies from the scary genres, including horror, suspense, thriller, sci-fi, dark fantasy, and dark comedy, your tickets to adventure are destined to take you places you have only dreamed about!
Telluride Historical Museum, 201 W Gregory Avenue
Horror movies and commercial haunted houses are an integral part of the holiday, but hardcore Halloween enthusiasts will want to make some time to visit the Telluride Historical Museum for the opportunity to catch sight of some very real ghosts. Once a local hospital, the museum is rumored to be haunted by the spirits of patients who may have met their unfortunate ends in this building. A little girl’s voice is often heard greeting guests who walk through the museum’s doors, and patients can be heard walking and talking in rooms that have been empty for years. Even if you don’t have any personal encounters, the museum is filled with fascinating exhibits and is destined to be one of your favorite adventures during your Halloween getaway.
Lamplight Cemetery Tour, at Lone Tree Cemetery, 1015 E Colorado Avenue
What better way to lead up to Halloween than with a tour of a very old cemetery? Starting at 6 PM and lasting for about an hour, this guided tour takes place by lamplight, adding an eerie glow to the night’s activities. Learn about the residents of this hallowed ground and their stories that brought them to their final resting place and keep an eye out for spirits who may not be quite ready for eternal sleep. If you take any photos with unexplained orbs or that offer pictures of people who were not on the tour, we would definitely love to see them! Contact 970-728-3344 for more information.
KOTO & Telluride Arts Halloween Bash
Celebrate Halloween with KOTO and Telluride Arts at the Telluride Transfer Warehouse on Saturday, October 30. Doors open at 4 p.m. Cousin Curtiss plays at 5 p.m. and Joint Point plays at 6:30 p.m.. Reserve your stay today!
The beauty of a vacation in Telluride is only enhanced by a stay in one of our Lodging in Telluride vacation escapes, and as proof, we would like to offer a closer look at Sunset Ski Retreat, located at the Blue Mesa Lodge in Mountain Village. Every vacation rental in Telluride, CO we offer holds a tiny piece of our hearts, and although we claim no favorites, this special 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath sanctuary offering picture-perfect views and a warmth that welcomes everyone who stays under its roof is a top contender! Pour yourself a glass of wine, choose a comfortable space to sit, and take a few minutes to get to know Sunset Ski Retreat and we can promise it will soon be one of your top contenders as well.
A Touch of Luxury
Let’s face it, your time in Telluride will mostly be spent outdoors, whether skiing in the winter, hiking in the summer, or exploring the beauty of our small village anytime of the year, so having a comfortable and luxurious space to come home to every night will be welcomed! Sunset Ski Retreat knows its place in life is to spoil guests with luxury and bring them the comforts that won’t be found on the ski slopes, and it does it well. Newly updated with an attention to detail that pleases even the pickiest of travelers, whimsical touches found throughout show off its fun side.
A living room decorated with sleek, modern leather sofas that double as napping spots sit facing each other and are located directly across from the thoroughly modern fireplace and state of the art television that hangs on the wall above. This room is where you will get your first views of the Norman Rockwell-esque scene that lies directly outside, but it’s the quirky portrait hanging on the wall above one of the sofas that will catch your eye first: a portrait of four ski-capped canines sitting happily in one of the cars of the gondola that passes just outside your mountain retreat.
The open concept floor plan offers space for everyone be a part of every happening and includes the second most popular space inside the unit, the dining area located just behind the living room. Offering a sturdy wood table, seating for all six of the guests Sunset Ski Retreat accommodates, and a place to play board games, build puzzles, sip your morning go-juice, or feast on homemade meals or leftovers, this room isn’t just the center of the public spaces, it may be the center of all the fun you have during your stay—especially when you make use of the bar cart that lingers against the wall, just waiting for happy occupants to stock it with their favorite beverages.
A few steps beyond the dining room lies the fully equipped kitchen designed to be used in whatever ways you desire. Create a family feast with high-end stainless steel appliances or simply reheat leftovers in the microwave above the stove; the coffee maker may be the only appliance that gets used daily, and that is ok with us! Our mountain sanctuary is located in the heart of the Mountain Village core and a variety of restaurants can be found within walking distance, eliminating any need for cooking, but it is nice knowing you have the option, don’t you think?
A compact laundry area offering stackable washer and dryer ends our tour of the public spaces, but before we continue to the bedrooms, let’s take a minute and step outside onto that patio we mentioned earlier! The village awaits you with postcard perfect views that must be seen to be believed, and as you sit out here, watching the gondolas pass above you, the people pass below you, and noting the rugged beauty of the mountains just beyond, you may find yourself reluctant to ever leave this spot. Peaceful and exciting, everything wonderful about Telluride is captured in this one view which we promise you’ll never forget!
The Tour Continues
Ok, we know these views have lodged deeply in a corner of your heart, but there is more to see, so let’s go back inside and continue the tour of this special place. The three bedrooms offer a place to retreat to and shut away the noises of the world; comfortable, luxurious, and serene, your nights here will be filled with the deepest sleep and the happiest dreams! Two sets of full bunk beds in the guest rooms offer unique sleeping spots and a king bed in the master suite is everything you dreamed a bed could be!
The Joy of Telluride