Description The Hotel Telluride
- The boutique Hotel Telluride sits just four miles east of Telluride (Colo.), a premier ski resort in southwestern Colorado. During winters the Telluride Ski Resort offers downhill ski, snowboarding and cross country skiing, and during summers the region abounds with outdoor activities, such as mountain biking, hiking and whitewater rafting. The Telluride Mountain Village Station gondola, offering complimentary transportation between the two towns, is within walking distance of the hotel. Hotels guests, often celebrities, well heeled skiers or sports enthusiasts, will enter the hotel lobby to experience a two story atrium, with vaulted ceilings, exposed wood beams and a stone floor warmed with wool rugs. Before a day at the slopes or a on a bike, guests can enjoy a full breakfast buffet in the Bistro, which also doubles as an tavern at night, serving complimentary aprÞs ski cocktails in the evenings during the winter and summer seasons. Lunch and dinner are not served, but guests can walk or take the complimentary shuttle to restaurants downtown. Spa treatments, steam shower, spa tubs and a sun deck are available at the Aromatherapy Day Spa. The Hotel Telluride's 59 guestrooms feature balconies or patios with sweeping views of the 14,000 foot peaks of the San Juan Mountains. They are embellished with custom furnishings of dark burgundy upholstered headboards anchoring the hotel's signature Incredible Beds with matching bedspreads set against crisp white, 250 thread count embroidered sheets. The guestrooms also come complete with refrigerators, CD players and overstuffed sofas and arm chairs with ottomans. The hotel's spacious baths are graced with thick white terry cloth monogrammed robes, huge towels, and Aveda Spa amenities. The Hotel Telluride is a fine choice for a mountain retreat, blending Old West charm with modern luxury.