If you love to ski, there’s a good chance that you also love happy hour. After a day of intense thigh burn, frozen fingers and achy feet (geez I’m not making skiing sound too fun am I?), it’s easy to work up a thirst/appetite. Whether your perfect apres comes in the form of beer & wings or sushi & cocktails, there is certainly something for every set of tastebuds here in our beautiful box canyon. Here at Lodging In Telluride, we have some firm favorite’s in our little mountain town. But we understand that different people want different things at the end of an epic ski day. So, with that in mind, we have put together the following list of the best happy hours in town. Please feel free to comment on your personal favorite’s, or anything you think we have missed!
Certainly an easy choice as far as effort is concerned, this long time Telluride establishment is just steps from the gondola and the base of Chair 8. Located in the base of Telluride’s Hotel Columbia, the ‘Cosmo’ happy hour is a popular one, with half price sushi rolls and $5 cosmopolitan cocktails. Hang out in the hotel lobby by the fire and enjoy one of Tellude’s best dining experiences, for a fraction of the price.
2. La Marmotte
My personal favorite here in Telluride, La Marmotte offers an old world European feel, with friendly, attentive staff. What I love about La Marmotte is that it perfectly blends fine dining folk with seasoned locals. On any given night, you will find some of Telluride’s most colorful characters sitting at the bar. La Marmotte offers fabulous wine and dinner happy hours during non peak periods. Get there early and prop up the bar!!
there bar is located on West Pacific Avenue, right across the road from the Viking Lodge, there Bar is arguably Telluride’s best cocktail bar. Again, a cocktail potency warning is required here. Two’s the limit for me, but hey, it’s all relative. The fried Brussell sprouts are also a winner!
Located at the base of the gondola (you can literally ski to the door), Oak is a firm local favorite. Formerly Fat Alley on Oak Street, Robbie and the gang moved to their new location about 2 years ago. Serving beer, cocktails and wine, as well as a tasty southern menu including fried okra, pulled pork sandwiches and delicious gumbo, Oak is the perfect spot to pull of your ski boots and replenish your energy levels after shredding the pow.
With its century old, hand-carved Austrian made bar, dim lights and saloon vibe, the Sheridan Bar makes you feel like you just stepped onto the set of an old western movie. Serving $5 Jack Daniels all day, as well as wine, beer and other spirits, anyone who visits Telluride should make a stop here.
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Affectionately known as “The Buck,” Telluride’s Last Dollar Saloon is a must for anyone looking for a good time in Telluride. I think it’s safe to say that many who live here in Telluride have lost their mind at least once in this rough and ready bar. Not really somewhere you would go to make polite conversation, or go on a date, but if you are looking to let your hair down, head on up to Main Street and perch yourself at the bar.
The stylish, cozy Tomboy Tavern is cranking out drinks, burgers and more 7 days a week. With a prime location at the base of Chair 4 right in the heart of Mountain Village, this spot is hard not to fall into at some point during your Telluride visit.
A great little spot located in the lovely Lumiere Hotel (right behind the Inn At Lost Creek at the base of Chair 4).
We’re thrilled to announce another beautiful, perfectly located condo has joined our growing inventory of vacation rentals in beautiful Telluride, Colorado! Fall Line 308, a recently remodeled two-bedroom condo with a prime, central location is now available as another stylish yet affordable vacation rental.
Fall Line 308 sleeps up to four guests and features modern, mountain-chic styling. Enjoy a home cooked meal at the oversized kitchen island before hitting the slopes or enjoy a board game with the kids in the open floor plan after a fulfilling day of hiking (the Bear Creek trailhead is just steps away!). The comfortable bedrooms feature a queen bed and two twin beds which can be converted to a king bed upon request.
The Fall Line complex is right in the heart of Telluride and is an easy walk to main street, the gondola and chair lift, Town Park and trail heads. This is the perfect location for summer festivals in Town Park! It’s less than a block away from Telluride’s amazing Wilkinson Public Library which offers usual and unusual rentals for visitors (think Karaoke machines!)
This unit features sky lights for additional natural light, a fully stocked kitchen, a washer and dryer, and free wifi. The Fall Line complex is a short walk from the River Trail, and offers guests covered parking and a hot tub to soak in after a full day of adventure.
To reserve this lovely property, call the team at Lodging In Telluride, 888-998-6471, or check availability here. We are a boutique vacation rental management company located in beautiful Telluride, Colorado. Whether you are a guest visiting our town for your vacation, or a Telluride homeowner, we will make sure that you are at home in Telluride.
We recently added Telluride Lodge #526 to our growing inventory of vacation rentals in beautiful Telluride, Colorado! We are very excited to be able to offer this fabulous 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo to our guests. It is yet another affordable, yet stylish lodging option for your Telluride vacation.
Telluride Lodge #526 sleeps 7 guests in total. There is also the additional option of 2 twin beds in an additional sleeping space, should your group require more beds.
The Telluride Lodge complex is located on the west end of Telluride town. The complex offers guests a lovely park-like setting with outdoor charcoal grills and picnic tables. Right next door to the north is Clark’s Market and to the south is the Lift 7 area where you can access the ski hill. The complex also has 2 hot tubs (one indoor and one outdoor) and a large, on site parking lot.
Some features of this property include:
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 7
- Gas fireplace
- Gourmet kitchen
- Wide planked hardwood oak floors
- In floor heat
- Custom carved dining table
- Ski locker right outside the front door
- 3 mins walk to skiing
- 2 mins walk to Clark’s Market
- Master bathroom with steam shower
- Washer/dryer in condo
- Hot tub on premises
- On site parking at Telluride Lodge
- Free wifi
If you are visiting Telluride during the snowy winter months, this condo allows you to access the slopes within minutes. The Lift 7 precinct is right across the street. You can also ride the free Galloping Goose shuttle bus to the gondola station to hit the slopes. During the summer months, this property has easy access to countless hiking and biking trails in the box canyon.
To reserve this lovely property, call the team at Lodging In Telluride on 888-998-6471. We are a boutique vacation rental management company located in beautiful Telluride, Colorado. Whether you are a guest visiting our town for your vacation, or a Telluride homeowner, we will make sure that you are at home in Telluride.
Another fabulous condo added to our vacation rental offering for the 2016/2017 ski season – Cimarron Lodge #1. This stunning south east corner unit at the Cimarron Lodge has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and sleeps 4 guests. Perfect for a family of four, or 2 couples looking for a prime ski in, ski out location in Telluride town, this property offers breathtaking views, stylish mountain interiors and a host of amenities including undercover parking, 2 hot tubs and slope side ski lockers.
Cimarron Lodge #1 is professionally managed by our team here at Lodging In Telluride. We specialize in vacation rental condos on the west end of Telluride town. To book this property, or to browse our full offering of accommodations, please visit our website.
Lodging In Telluride is locally owned & operated since 2006. We strive to provide our homeowners with peace of mind, taking care of their Telluride property like it is our own. We aim to provide our guests with a seamless Telluride vacation, and friendly, personalized service. Call us today on 888-998-6471.
We all know Telluride is AWESOME! That’s why we live here & that’s why people visit & fall in love with our breathtaking mountain town – the beauty, the people, the food, the diversity, the skiing…there are so many things to love!!
Over the past 18 months Telluride has garnered some of the most coveted titles in various top tier publications. Condé Nast seems to be loving on Telluride these days, as well as SKI Magazine, Travel + Leisure & USA Today.
Here is a snapshot of some of the recognition we have enjoyed….
Condé Nast Traveler, Best Ski Area in North America – #1
Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice Survey #4 Most Friendly Town In US
Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice Survey #4 Best Small Cities In US
Condé Nast Traveler Best American Cities for Foodies #18
USA Today, Top 10 Ski Resorts for Nightlife – #5
Fodor’s, one of America’s Best Small Towns
Executive Travel, Best Small Towns in North America – #6
Ski Magazine, Best Ski Resorts – #7
- Ski Magazine, Scenery – #1
- Ski Magazine, Character – #2
- Ski Magazine, Overall Satisfaction – #4
Powder Magazine, Best Ski Resorts – #7
Travel + Leisure, America’s Favorite Towns – #7
USA Today, Top 10 Most Scenic Ski Resorts in the World – #10
If Telluride has been on your bucket list, come & see what all the fuss is about this winter! Call Lodging In Telluride on 888-998-6471 to start planning your Telluride ski vacation. We offer a selection of Telluride town accommodations at the Viking Lodge & Lulu City. Our vacation rental properties are high quality, affordable & fully stocked with all of the essentials for your stay, and the experience is delivered with a friendly smile.
The Telluride Academy is one of those things that makes Telluride extra special. It is a truly awesome program for kids! Every summer, families from cities all over the country abandon their urban streetscapes and flock to Telluride with their kids to give them a taste of outdoor experience & adventure through this incredible program.
The Telluride Academy offers day programs, overnight programs & adventure travel options. The thing I love about the Telluride Academy is the range of options and interests it gives kids to explore. Whether your child is into river rafting, biking, rock & roll, fairies, performing, SUP, cooking, finding bugs, building forts or llama trekking, the Telluride Academy has a program to satisfy every child’s imagination and energy level. There really is something for every family, and every child.
To see the full schedule for the 2014 Telluride Academy click here.
If you are in need of accommodations for your Telluride visit, call the team at Lodging In Telluride on 888-998-6471. We have a selection of vacation rental condos in Telluride town, offering your family a convenient and affordable base for your stay in the mountains. Our properties offer amenities like parking, pools, hot tubs & laundry facilities.
When it comes to vacation rental management companies in Telluride, there are a lot of choices. It can be overwhelming. When you don’t live in Telluride (and often when you live thousands of miles away), you want to have peace of mind, knowing that your Telluride investment is being well taken care of, and is performing with strong rental numbers.
At Lodging In Telluride, we don’t pretend we can be all things to all people. We are a small company that offers personalized property management and lodging for our owners and guests. We don’t have a huge inventory of properties, and we don’t cram your condo full of college students at deeply discounted rates. We work hard to secure short term rentals at decent rates with guests who are most often families & couples. Here is some information that might help you in deciding if we are the right match for you.
Our intention in this venture is simple – to offer unique, well maintained properties to our guests, and keep those guests coming back year after year. We do not want to be the biggest rental company in town. We plan to stay small to ensure that the same level of personalized service is delivered to our owners and guests. We envision an optimal balance of 20 properties in our rental pool, so that we can focus on maintaining and marketing each condo to its full potential. We want to help you maximize the potential of your Telluride investment property.
“…the icing on the cake was Tom and Mindy – what generous, warm, and professional hosts they were! I’ll go back for sure”.
- owners have reported higher rental revenues & more attention given to their condo, when compared to our competitors.
- we purchase premium level listings on VRBO for every property – the internet’s largest source of vacation rental leads.
- professional photography for every condo (no dimly lit rooms or blurry images).
- items do not “walk away”
- no seasonal employees – we are a team of dedicated professionals, each with a vested interest in the performance & reputation of our company
- no pesky charges for light bulb changes or alarm batteries. This is part of our service.
- easy-to-read end-of-month statements.
- you deal directly with us, the owners, and our assistant Georgie. No seasonal workers.
- we have a high rate of repeat guests, ensuring quality clientele for your condo. No college groups.
- our reservation lines are open from 9am – 9pm on weekdays, 9am – 7pm on Saturday and 10am – 6pm on Sunday, ensuring we maximize bookings for your property.
- our focus is vacation rentals and property management. We are not realtors.
- we have never lost an owner to another rental management company
“ Tom and Mindy have managed our Telluride condo for five years now. We never need to give anything a second thought with them. It’s all taken care of, and if we need anything, they are just a phone call away”.
“Our rental income increased substantially after our first year with Tom & Mindy. They give the property the care it needs, and they look after guests like they are friends”.
MEET OUR TEAM
LIT’s new assistant Georgie with Tom Almour & Mindy Miller Almour, owners of Lodging In Telluride.
If you own property in Telluride, and are looking for property management, call us at Lodging In Telluride on 888-998-6471, or send us an email. We would love to chat to you about managing your Telluride property, and ensuring that your investment remains a joy, not a headache.
Visiting Telluride during the summer months is truly magical. Many of our friends to the south – Arizona, Texas and New Mexico flock north to the Rockies for mild summer days, cool nights and fresh mountain air. Because our temperatures are generally very mild in the summer (our days average in the mid 70’s), there is not a huge need for swimming pools and air conditioning in Telluride. These amenities might be essential in some parts of the country, but finding these things can be a challenge in a Telluride. However, it sure is nice when you find a vacation rental condo that has a swimming pool, and there are some fantastic options if you know where to look. Anyone who has kids knows how much of a bonus a pool can be on a vacation!
Two of the condo complexes where we currently manage condos have swimming pools – the Viking Lodge & Lulu City. We offer one, two, three and four bedroom accommodations to our guests. The pools are heated in the summer and winter months, ensuring an optimal level of comfort and refreshment.
Below: The swimming pool & hot tub at the Viking Lodge in Telluride. Telluride’s only salt water hot tub!
Below: This gorgeous Lulu City condo also offers guests a swimming pool and hot tub. This vacation rental condo will also have air-conditioning in the summer of 2014!
Packing for your summer vacation in Telluride can be fraught with uncertainty. We’ve all sat, slumped over our suitcase the night before we are meant to leave for a trip, suitcase bulging with things you probably don’t need (and likely won’t use!), wondering what on earth you have left out, and what you might need but haven’t thought of.
Here at Lodging In Telluride, we want to create a little cheat sheet for you. If you are planning a vacation to Telluride this summer for a wedding, 14’er mission or just for some fresh mountain air, we want to help you be prepared!
What You’ll Need To Pack & Wear In Telluride During The Summer Months
1. Sunscreen – Telluride does not get super hot during the summer, but we are at 8750 feet elevation, meaning the sun packs some punch at altitude! The number one thing to throw in your suitcase is sunscreen!!
2. Waterproof Jacket – summer storms come out of nowhere here in the San Juan mountains. If you are out hiking or biking, pack waterproof jacket. Don’t be fooled by the blue skies and sunshine in the morning. At 3pm it can be a very different story!
3. Running/Hiking Shoes – even if you aren’t a big hiker, I can bet you will feel inspired to take some long walks while you are here in Telluride. Throw in your running shoes just in case.
4. Yoga Mat – nothing balances the body better than a good stretch at the end of a big day’s hike. We have 2 amazing yoga studios here in Telluride. If you have never tried yoga before, you might feel the urge to give it a go on your Telluride vacation.
5. Long Sleeve Shirt – the sun is always shining in Telluride, and it’s rays can be very intense. If you plan to be out in the sun for long periods, pack a light weight cotton shirt so you can protect your skin and stay outside without frying yourself.
6. Swimsuit – many condo complexes have a hot tub, and some have a pool (like the Viking Lodge & Lulu City). We also have the town pool for a refreshing dip. You might even feel the urge to jump in the river….if you’re brave! Don’t forget to throw your swimsuit in your suitcase.
7. Flip Flops – It’s nice to have a pair of shoes that you can slip on & off without a hassle. Flip flops are the perfect footwear option for lazy summer days hanging on Telluride’s Main Street.
8. Fleece/Sweater – Telluride, in my opinion, has the perfect summer climate. Most days hover in the mid 70’s. If it hits 80, that’s a hot day. At night, temperatures can drop off, especially if there has been an afternoon storm. Sometimes we randomly get snow in June and August. Don’t forget to pack a sweater, fleece or something warm you can throw on if it gets cold.
9. A wide brimmed hat – caps look cool, but the only thing to keep neck burn at bay is by wearing a full brimmed hat when out and about during the day.
10. Reusable water bottle – stainless steel is ideal. Help us keep our beautiful mountain town beautiful by limiting use of one time use plastic water bottles. Stainless steel water bottles also keep you healthy as they do not leach harmful chemicals into your water as plastic sometimes does.
If you are looking for accommodations in Telluride for your summer getaway, call Mindy & Georgie at Lodging In Telluride on 888-998-6471 and start planning your trip. Lodging In Telluride offers affordable, quality vacation rental condos in Telluride town, at the Viking Lodge and Lulu City.