1 . Mountain Lodge at Telluride

Telluride, Colorado

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Our No. 5 pick’s name says it all. With a mountain, a slope-side location and a lodge, how could your Telluride winter vacation be anything but spectacular? Especially when said peaks are none other than the majestic San Juan Mountains, the locale is midway up Telluride Mountain and the lodge in question is the Mountain Lodge at Telluride!

Naturally those looking for the ultimate Colorado ski experience won’t be disappointed by Mountain Lodge at Telluride, but what about those in search of that quintessential Colorado getaway or family vacation? Our No. 5 pick delivers on all of the above! For families, onsite ski rentals and ski-in/ski-out convenience make Colorado family vacations a breeze. For lovers, outdoor hot tubs promise steamy waters and starry Colorado skies, while luxury cabins offer breathtaking views of San Juan Mountain peaks. And for alpine enthusiasts, Telluride Ski Resort blends acres of flawless ski terrain with idyllic Rocky Mountain scenery! Still want more? Mountain Lodge at Telluride has it. Like pre-approved babysitters, so parents can rest easy and actually enjoy The View Restaurant’s flavorful Southwest cuisine and tempting wine flights. And in-room massages, so you can spoil that special someone without leaving your Mountain Lodge suite’s seclusion!

Fun facts

Christy Sports, a specialty ski retail specialist located on the Mountain Lodge at Telluride property, offers ski and snowboard gear, helmets, gloves and other winter sport essentials.

Highlights

Victorian homes, historic buildings and an assortment of boutiques, art galleries, bookstores and restaurants are just a few of Telluride small-town charms.

Related Onsite Offerings

Restaurant and wine bar, concierge services, general store, heated underground parking, daily housekeeping, grocery shopping service, catering and complimentary Internet.

2 . Capella Telluride

Telluride, Colorado

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The weather outside is anything but frightful. The delicate snowflakes that fall beyond your window are so delightful. And a wealth of wintry fun is waiting at your fingertips. Call us crazy, but we’d guess you’re snuggled up amongst the superior comfort and luxury of our No. 1 pick, Capella Telluride!

Telluride takes its place in the heart of a Colorado box canyon, bordered on all sides by the breathtaking majesty of the San Juan Mountains. The crisp mountain air quickens your step as you walk down the snowy lane and approach Capella Telluride’s impressive façade. You’ve heard rumors, but still aren't prepared for the unprecedented level of luxury and leisure that await you at this Telluride resort. Finally free of worldly cares, you’re ready to take advantage of skyrocketing rides on Mountain Village’s bungee trampoline, private lessons at the Telluride Ski School, ice skating in Telluride’s Town Park and nightly showings at the Nugget Theatre with popcorn in hand. At Capella Telluride, style and substance combine for an unparalleled stay on your Telluride winter vacation. Inside the Capella Living Room, native Colorado stone and timbers pulled from the forest just beyond form an inviting retreat more akin to a private lounge than a hotel lobby. And inside your Capella Telluride suite, crisp white linens and plush ottomans swathed in suede are a stylish twist on traditional ski condo décor.

Highlights

Capella Telluride’s Kids Club opens up this wonderful resort experience to the whole family.

Related Onsite Offerings

Head to the hotel’s Onyx Restaurant for five-star dining and expertly-mixed drinks at the Suede Bar.

Fun facts

Your stay includes the talents of your very own Capella Personal Assistant, who is free to arrange everything from ski lessons on Telluride slopes to tee times at the Telluride Golf Club.

3 . Lumiere Telluride

Telluride, Colorado

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Our No. 3 spot promises to “illuminate your escape.” While we’re not exactly sure what lumière Telluride was hinting at, this beacon of Rocky Mountain style and luxury is sure to banish winter blues and forever alter the way you approach Telluride winter vacations – one inspired stay at a time!

We’ve been promised warm welcomes before, but we’ve never seen the likes of lumière Telluride’s inviting accommodations. More akin to mountain retreats than Colorado hotel suites, these stylish spaces are lavishly-appointed with Egyptian cotton linens, flat panel TVs, steam showers and gourmet kitchens. Fragrant logs – no flick-a-switch flames here – crackle in your en-suite fireplace, while a sampling of artisan cheeses and a smooth glass of red wine release you from winter’s icy grasp. And while Telluride’s snow-covered slopes beckon nearby, we think this Colorado ski town’s wintry climate doubles as snuggling weather! While tempting, it’d be a shame to spend your entire Telluride winter vacation holed up in your lumière Telluride suite – especially when the hotel boasts a fantastic ski-in/ski-out location in Mountain Village. Heat things up with the hotel’s Backcountry Boutique Package. Even a full day of practice on Telluride Ski Resort’s comparably tamer slopes can’t prepare you for two full days of heliskiing and other high altitude adventures, courtesy of Helitrax.

Address

118 Lost Creek Lane, Telluride, CO 81435

Highlights

lumière Telluride offers exceptional venues for your Telluride, CO wedding or corporate retreat.

Related Onsite Offerings

Arrange an après-ski massage to help you relax and rid yourself of any ski-induced aches and pains.

4 . Inn at Lost Creek

Telluride, Colorado

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We consider ourselves to be safety-conscious, so it’s a rare occasion when we’d actually encourage someone to get lost – literally – in the Telluride wilderness. With Inn at Lost Creek’s friendly staff and unpretentious luxury to return to, we’re confident you’ll have ample reason to find your way back!

Inn at Lost Creek is your luxury hideaway surrounded by San Juan Mountain scenery. Winter is the perfect time to get away from it all: the snow’s beginning to fall, the crowds have thinned and winter savings are just beginning with discounts on lodging, lift tickets and ski rentals at Christy Sports. And when the icicles show signs of melting and the frozen ground begins to thaw, Telluride is the perfect destination for a Spring Fling. Significant others can rest easy; we’re talking about Inn at Lost Creek’s end of season ski packages! This Mountain Village hotel is also the sister property to our No. 1 pick, Capella Telluride, and you can expect the same personalized service and superior comfort during your Inn at Lost Creek stay. Luxury suites and residences are beautifully appointed with stone fireplaces, steam showers and French doors that open to breathtaking views. Tucked into the inn’s timber peaks, rooftop spas overlook the snow-capped slopes of Telluride Ski Resort and the mountains just beyond. Even if historic Telluride is more your style, a free gondola quickly transports you back and forth between these Colorado mountain towns!

Address

119 Lost Creek Lane, Telluride, CO 81435

Fun facts

In 2004, Departures Magazine named Inn at Lost Creek one of the country’s Top 10 Ski Resorts.

Highlights

Inn at Lost Creek is located at the base of two Telluride Ski Resort lifts, one block from Telluride Golf Course and a half block from Telluride Conference Center.

5 . The Peaks Resort and Golden Door Spa

Telluride, Colorado

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If our No. 3 selection doesn’t have you soaring on a Rocky Mountain high, well – there’s just no hope for you. From its prestigious rank as one of Telluride’s only four-diamond hotels to the world-class spa it houses, the Peaks Resort and Golden Door Spa is your first-class ticket to luxurious Telluride winter vacations!

Your choice of penthouse suites with bedrooms numbered one to five puts you at the peak of Rocky Mountain luxury living. Even if your budget won’t allow you to spring for the rooftop accommodations, The Peaks Resort’s selection of individually-decorated guestrooms and suites are equally stunning. No matter which style of Colorado lodging you choose, you’ll have a front row seat to Telluride’s spectacular sunsets as they paint the Colorado Rockies with their rosy afterglow. Whether in reference to brain cells or skin cells, the term “flaky” just doesn’t have any positive connotations. While we can’t do much for those lacking in I.Q., our No. 3 pick’s Golden Door Spa is here to impart some much-needed minerals back into your winter-weary complexion. Using essential sea extracts, this Colorado spa’s moisturizing baths restore and revitalize thirsty skin to reveal a youthful glow. Consider it The Peaks Resort’s take on the legendary fountain of youth – and its gift to you on your Telluride winter vacation!

Address

136 Country Club Dr., Telluride, CO 81435

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The Peaks Resort’s fitness center keeps you at your best, even on vacation. This state-of-the-art workout facility features cardio equipment with personal TVs, free weights and multiple movement studios for yoga, Pilates and other classes.

Highlights

Base Camp at The Peaks Resort includes a full nursery and activities for the younger set.

6 . Telluride Alpine Lodging

Telluride, Colorado

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We’re big fans of finding everything we want in one place, so it’s really no surprise that we were drawn to our No. 6 pick. You could spend your days scouring dozens of different websites in hopes of unearthing Colorado’s best. Or, you could book your complete Telluride vacation with the company that knows it best, Telluride Alpine Lodging!

With three decades of successful Telluride vacations under its belt – and a line of satisfied vacationers to back it up – our No. 6 pick is a leader in the Colorado vacation rentals industry. Hotels and inns in the heart of Telluride include hearty breakfast buffets, hot tubs and friendly innkeepers as your hosts. Mountain Village luxury condos and homes blend upscale amenities like full kitchens and gas fireplaces with convenient ski-in/ski-out access, gondolas and other winter vacation essentials. One thing’s for certain: from hotels to homes, Telluride Alpine Lodging has you covered! Winter in Telluride brings its own share of special occasions, perfect for celebrating with family and friends. Forgo this year’s holiday gifts in favor of snowboarding and skiing on Telluride Ski Resort’s delightful terrain. Ring in the New Year on a horse-drawn sleigh, with the San Juan Mountains as your postcard-perfect backdrop. Or, kick off winter vacation with a full-day snowmobile ride to Dunton Hot Springs, where heated mineral waters and a gourmet picnic greets the whole crew!

Highlights

Telluride Alpine Lodging manages more than 250 vacation properties in the Telluride area.

Fun facts

Telluride Alpine Lodging is the result of a 2008 merger between two of Telluride’s most experienced vacation rental companies, Alpine Lodging & Real Estate and Telluride Mountain Lodging.

Related Onsite Offerings

Telluride Alpine Lodging manages four hotel properties in downtown Telluride, including the Mountainside Inn, Montana Placer Inn, Manitou B&B and the Aspen Street Inn.

7 . The Hotel Telluride

Telluride, Colorado

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At our No. 7 spot, luxury comes standard, spa-quality pampering is merely a bonus and Telluride’s mountain splendor is steps away at any moment. The Hotel Telluride offers an authentic Colorado lodge experience unlike any we’ve ever seen – mostly because it’s the only such Telluride winter vacation we’ve seen!

For a resort inspired by the great lodges of the Adirondacks, The Hotel Telluride looks right at home in the midst of Telluride’s wintry splendor. Chandeliers adorned with antlers and A-frame windows flood this Colorado hotel’s lobby with light, while overstuffed furnishings and quilted wingback chairs invite you to linger before the stacked stone fireplace’s crackling flames. At its heart, a bronze stag statue keeps a watchful eye on the comings and goings of The Hotel Telluride guests. And outside, dog sleds, cross country skis and sleighs wait to take you over the hills and into Telluride’s snow-covered landscape. For a lodge that excels at first impressions, The Hotel Telluride rooms and suites deliver on even the most intimate of details. Cozy flannel blankets and crisp white linens dress the beds, while a studded headboard upholstered in swaths of rich velvet props up a mountain of down pillows. Just beyond the bedroom, baths feature oversized tubs to sink into and Aveda amenities to pamper, while private balconies boast inspiring mountain views.

Related Onsite Offerings

Adjoining suites at The Hotel Telluride feature living rooms, gas fireplaces, flat screen TVs, antique furnishings, wet bars, original artwork and large balconies.

Highlights

The Bistro at The Hotel Telluride prepares a hearty breakfast buffet each morning and offers domestic beers, fine wines and tavern-style cuisine throughout the day.

Fun facts

The spa at The Hotel Telluride will instill you with a blissful state of body, mind and relaxation that lingers long after your Telluride winter vacation comes to a close.

8 . Hotel Columbia

Telluride, Colorado

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Telluride may be surrounded by four walls of a Colorado box canyon, but our No. 8 spot will have you feeling anything but claustrophobic. At Hotel Columbia, the only thing you’ll be smothered in is a level of luxury unlike any you’ve seen!

Let Hotel Columbia serve as home base on your Telluride winter vacation. Set on the scenic banks of the San Miguel River, this Colorado mountain hotel strikes a balance between timeless appeal and contemporary décor. Mountaintop adventures like downhill skiing and snowboarding are always close in Telluride, and Hotel Columbia adds even more value with its money-saving Stay Three Nights, Ski for Free packages. And with Telluride shopping, dining and alpine adventures within walking distance, even great escapes are just a few steps away! Come summer, any of Hotel Columbia’s luxury rooms or suites will do. But you’ve chosen to brave this Colorado town in the dead of winter and at Hotel Columbia, you’ll be richly rewarded. We’re not talking gold or cash, but something much better: a premium hot tub suite with your name on it. A leisurely soak in your en-suite hot tub is one way to welcome each wintry day, although a soothing soak in its heated waters under the starlit Telluride sky is nothing to scoff at, either. With heated tile floors, towel warming bars and Egyptian cotton robes, even your en-suite bath promises superior comfort and luxury at every turn!

Related activities

With spectacular Telluride scenery and luxurious mountain accommodations, the Hotel Columbia is the ideal venue for your dream Colorado wedding.

Highlights

Looking for the peak of perfection during your Hotel Columbia stay? Located on the hotel’s top floor, the Premium Penthouse room features a skylight, a king size bed with a pillow-top mattress, a goose down comforter and a luxurious bath.

Related Onsite Offerings

Wireless Internet, flat screen TVs, iPod clock radio, honor bar, cotton linens, gas burning fireplace, fully equipped kitchenettes and air conditioning.

9 . Camel’s Garden Hotel & Condominiums

Telluride, Colorado

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If its laidback approach to décor is any indication, our No. 10 pick’s casual style is perfect for families traveling with kids in tow. And when your Telluride winter vacation finds you in one of the town’s top-rated ski-in/ski-out hotels, you and the crew are in for something spectacular!

We know it’s a real estate cliché, but we seriously can’t get over our No. 10 pick’s location. Just outside the hotel’s doors, the Oak Street Ski Lift whisks you to the top of Telluride Ski Resort’s snowy slopes. Across the street, gondolas offer an aerial view of Telluride’s wintry wonderland. And on Camel’s Garden Hotel’s ground level, the skilled outfitters at Telluride Sports will dress your littlest snow bunnies in true alpine style, slip a snowboard or pair of skis into their hands and have them ready to hit the slopes in no time! Parents desperate for a little “me time” need look no further than the Camel’s Garden lobby. The Atmosphere Spa caters to sore skiers and leisure travelers alike with a full massage menu, but those with a sweet tooth will seriously appreciate this Telluride spa’s indulgent Chocolate Body Wrap. This luxurious treatment begins with a heavenly chocolate oil body massage, continues with an intoxicating cocoa mousse body mask and mint chocolate body scrub, and concludes with the heated cascades of a Vichy shower. One treatment and we swear you’ll never look at a bar of chocolate the same way again!

Address

250 San Juan Ave., Telluride, CO 81435

Related Onsite Offerings

Camel’s Garden Hotel offers your choice of standard hotel rooms, upscale suites and the all-out luxury of its Telluride ski condos. With multiple bedrooms and plenty of space to sprawl out in, condos are ideal for Colorado group and family vacations.

Highlights

Inside these Telluride condos, oversized kitchens make dining in a breeze on your Colorado family vacation, while glassed-in baths keep the splishing and splashing where it belongs: in the tub!

10 . Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Krammer Lodge

Telluride, Colorado

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Our gracious No. 2 pick invites you to be at home on the mountain. If you know what’s good for you, you’ll take The Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge up on its generous offer. Then again, if our version of home resembled anything remotely close to its stately lodge splendor, we’d respectfully decline!

Unless you’re a return guest to our No. 2 pick, chances are you’ve never experienced anything quite like The Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge. It’s hard to describe the style, the luxury and the spellbinding San Juan Mountains beauty you’ll be greeted with at every turn – but we’ll try. If your only experience with a lodge involved mediocre hotel-like accommodations, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by this Telluride resort’s breathtaking two- and three-bedroom residences. More luxury condo than quaint mountain lodge, these Rocky Mountain accommodations feature oversized baths, upscale kitchens and private balconies with inspiring views of downtown Telluride. Colorado boasts plenty to do in all four seasons, but Telluride Ski Resort’s fluffy powder and acre after acre of terrain bring one thing to mind: skiing, and lots of it. When you’ve had your fill of the Telluride Ski School and gondolas, the Himmel Spa waits to welcome you with open arms – not to mention its luxurious spa menu!

Related Onsite Offerings

Steam room, sauna, hot tubs, heated outdoor pool, complimentary ski valet services, movie library, game room and children’s programs.

Fun facts

The town of Telluride is registered as a National Historic District.

Address

567 Mountain Village Blvd., Telluride, CO 81435

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