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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.

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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 11 & 12 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. 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 live concerts, plays and special events, check out their list of upcoming events to find something that soothes your soul.

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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!

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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!