At the bottom of a steep box canyon, surrounded by gorgeous, snow-capped mountains, lays the historic town of Telluride. During the winter months, when everything is covered in snow, it looks like something on a holiday card. With breathtaking views everywhere you look, Telluride in winter sparkles and dazzles. Enjoy your dream vacation in our winter Telluride homes for rent!
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Ski, Sled, Skate, Bike and More
Telluride is a popular year-round destination these days, but things really culminate during the winter when snow arrives for good. Of course skiing is big here, and Telluride Ski Resort has it all. From downhill skiing and snowboarding to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. With over 2,000 skiable acres, Telluride has a wide variety of terrains, and trails for all skill levels too, from easy bunny slopes to the black diamond runs beloved by adrenaline junkies everywhere.
Skip the crowds and head out for a day spent skiing cross-country accompanied only by the sound of your breath and your skis swooshing along the groomed trails, or push deeper into the back country and make your own trail through the snow. If you need to get even deeper, book a heli-skiing adventure. It’s the best way to safely get to those pristine, untracked spots in the quiet backcountry, and it’s an exciting ride to boot.
The mountain bike lovers in your group, can still enjoy biking even though there may be snow on the ground. A fat bike can handle rocky, muddy, icy, and snowy trails on its soft, wide tires. Enjoy a leisurely ride on quiet historic trails with the kids or hit a single track for an exhilarating ride.
If you brought the kids along, rent sleds for the entire family and head to Telluride Town Park’s Firecracker Hill and sled ‘til you drop. It’s a great fun-filled family activity for kids of all ages. Telluride Town Park also has an indoor professional-grade ice rink and an outdoor rink where you can practice your spins and jumps, plus there are several spots to ice skate in Mountain Village too.
Book a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride for you and your partner. Enjoy the sound of sleigh bells as the horses trot through the snow, pulling the sleigh through the beautiful, silent forest.
Sightseeing, Shopping, Craft Beer and More
When it’s time for a break, do some sightseeing. Both historic downtown Telluride and Mountain Village have plenty of restaurants and bars, from taverns and brew pubs to five-star dining experiences. There are unique local shops to browse and art galleries to check out too. Be sure to stop by Telluride Truffles after a long day skiing the slopes, because a nice, smooth, chocolatey truffle is a good thing.
Visit the Telluride Historical Museum, located in the old miner’s hospital downtown, where you can see the Telluride Blanket (the only remaining, fully intact example of a brown/red/white twill fabric from the Anasazi), and many other exhibits on the life of the area’s early residents and more. Kids will love to try the museum’s gold-panning, too.
The Telluride Mountain Village Gondola connects historic Telluride with the alpine-style Mountain Village and offers its riders an incredible 360-degree view of snowcapped mountains, forests, waterfalls, and aerial views of both towns. It’s a vital part of the public transportation system, and it’s pet-friendly, fully accessible and free!
If you’re ready for refreshments, make a leisurely stop in a brew pub like Smuggler’s Union Restaurant and Brewery. Make it easy on yourself and just order one of their flights to go with your steak or try the popular Oak, the New Fat Alley for craft beer, sandwiches and more. For a casual atmosphere, grab a brew and a slice at Brown Dog Pizza.
Telluride Winter Cabins in Colorado
Staying in a vacation home for your vacation allows you more privacy and more room than staying in a bed-and-breakfast or hotel. Whether for a long romantic weekend, ski trip with your college buddies or a family vacation, we have a vacation homes to fit all your needs.
We have charming, restored and modernized Victorian Telluride homes for rent complete with all the antiques and period detailing you’d imagine as well as modern vacation homes with vaulted ceilings and walls of glass to let that amazing mountain view in. With interior fireplaces, gas grills out on the deck, fully equipped kitchens, and free Wi-Fi, you’ll be right at home in no time. Many of our winter cabins in Colorado feature hot tubs and some include steam showers, free-standing soaking tubs, and game rooms. Many are pet-friendly and have fenced yards too.
Choose to be right in the heart of all the fun of Telluride or Mountain Village, steps from a ski lift or the Gondola or nestled in the quiet woodlands. Give us a call today for help in narrowing down your selection, or just finding the best coffee spot in town.