Visitors know that Telluride is a top Colorado destination which you can visit any time of the year. Having the perfect adventure in Telluride all starts with the perfect vacation rental for your stay. Bachman Village #19 is a full-size home that is wonderfully inviting. You will immediately notice this house with its white paneling and foam green trim on the exterior. The property offers mountainside views throughout. Beautiful pine trees decorate the yard, giving you the perfect Colorado feel. This unique property is a hot commodity all year long with our guests. Let’s take a look at what is waiting for you inside this welcoming home:
First Level – Luxury Home
Bachman Village #19 features multiple levels to fit everything under one roof. The primary level to the home is where you will spend most of your time in. As you walk into the home, you will immediately notice the vaulted ceiling that provides a sense of space. The home is decorated with rustic Colorado décor such as historic skis and posters. Natural wood flooring is found all throughout the primary level. When you walk into the spacious living area, you will notice the comfy black leather sofa and chair that stand out among the natural wood décor of coffee tables and paneling. A black frame fireplace lets you warm up even on the coldest of nights up here in Telluride. You will also find a large flat-screen TV right above the fireplace letting you keep up with any shows you have been following. Simply look to your left out of the vaulted windows that give an incredible view up the mountainside.
Behind the living area, you will find a spacious dining room that features enough room to sit down 10 individuals at once. The kitchen to the side features black iron framing that pairs perfectly with the natural wood flooring and paneling. An extended kitchen bar also lets four individuals sit down for a quick meal or watch on as parents cook up a storm. The kitchen itself is incredibly spacious, allowing more than one person help out with the meal. You will notice the black granite countertops on one side and natural wood countertops on the other. Stainless steel appliances provide everything you need to help you make the meal in no time.
Last but certainly not least is the patio deck featuring a BBQ grill so you can have the perfect summer cookout. The patio faces south letting you get in even more beautiful views of the area. A half bath can be found inside so everyone does not have to go upstairs to use the restroom.
Upper Level – Master Suite
The primary renters will absolutely love the master suite found on the second level of Bachman Village #19. This huge room offers a king size bed with comfortable linens. The ceilings are adjacent with the vaulted roof providing a triangle shaped top. Vaulted windows continue the theme of incredible views no matter where you are in the home. The private bathroom has a shower/tub combo and dual sinks.
Ground Level – Remaining Bedrooms
Bachman Village #19 features 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in total. The remaining three bedrooms can be found on the ground level. Everyone else in your party will find all the comfort of home here in the ground level. You will find a bedroom with dual twin beds, one bedroom with two separate sets of bunk beds, and a third bedroom with a king size bed and private bathroom. Guests of this third bedroom will be delighted to open up their patio door and find quick access to Bachman Village’s hot tub. There is enough room for multiple individuals to soak up after an exciting day of exploring Telluride. An additional bathroom can be found on this level with public access to the rest of the home.
Getting Ready for Bachman Village #19
As you can see, Bachman Village #19 is one of our most desirable homes right here in Telluride. Don’t forget your friendly pup, as this property is also pet-friendly with additional fees. Reserve this popular rental today before it is all booked up for your next travel season!
If you are looking for a great time to see Telluride for either the first time or another adventurous weekend, make sure it’s around Memorial Day. This upcoming holiday signals the start of summer and offers plenty of exciting activities for you to enjoy. Many families are being cautious when planning their long overdue vacation. Luckily, our safe practices and spacious rentals will help ease your concerns. Take a look at how your Memorial Day 2021 vacation getaway can look in Telluride:
Safe and Clean Rentals in Telluride
It has been one heck of a year, and most have us have not been able to travel in months. As life returns to normal across the country, we still want to be as safe as possible when traveling. This is especially true for lodging that sees many visitors throughout the year. We take your safety as our highest priority with our selection of fine rentals. Each vacation rental is professionally cleaned before your arrival so there is no risk of contamination. Every surface of the interior will be disinfected, making for the cleanest lodging here in Telluride!
Spacious Homes with Plenty of Room
Another great reason to visit Telluride this Memorial Day Weekend is the space each of our rentals have to offer. Local hotels offer little room for you and your family often making you book multiple rooms. Instead, reserve one of our vacation rentals that are full size homes. You will find spacious living areas, gourmet kitchens, and plenty bedrooms and bathrooms. Each room comes fully furnished and includes all the linens you will need. The kitchens have all the cutlery and cook ware you need to make you own meal if you are not comfortable with dining out yet. Kick back and relax in these spacious homes!
Luxury Rental Amenities Every Time
You will not be able to say no to a Memorial Day getaway to Telluride when you see what each of our vacation rentals come prepared with. Our vacation rentals have a variety of luxury amenities that make them stand out among the competition. You will find that each home comes with a unique style and not the cookie cutter display of hotels and resorts. Comfortable furnishings such as sofas and beds will ensure your stay is comfortable. Flat screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi can help you unwind with your favorite show. The bathrooms come with spacious tubs and the necessary toiletries you need. You will notice the yards offer plenty of space where the kids can run around and play. Patio decks offer room to sit out in the summer sun or cook up a BBQ. Some of our finest homes even feature game rooms, hot tubs, and are just steps away from local attractions. Now that is how you stay in style here in Telluride!
Outdoor Summer Activities
Memorial Day Weekend is when the summer season kicks into full gear here in Telluride. You will find an endless supply of fun and excitement when you visit around this time of year. Telluride is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground with plenty of options for entertainment in nature. There are nearly endless miles of trails just outside of the town. Hiking and biking let you explore the wilderness with incredible views of mountains, rivers, and lakes. The fish are always biting here in Telluride, so make sure to try your hand at some fly fishing. Local shops can help get you the supplies you need to reel up your own trophy catch! Try your hand at horseback riding with local purveyors. There are plenty of other fun ways to explore the outdoors than just on foot. Book an ATV tour where you can drive over hills and get a little extreme. Kayaks are the perfect way to explore Telluride by water; rentals allow you to find a kayak for a variety of hours. Don’t forget about the local golf courses and skate parks too. There is something for everyone outdoors here in Telluride!
Downtown Telluride Fun
Make sure to get out and explore the historic downtown Telluride during your Memorial Day stay. Main street offers up plenty of fun with several different shops and restaurants to browse. Local restaurants currently offer outdoor dining and take out services giving you plenty of ways to try their delicious food. Ride the gondola from downtown Telluride up the mountain for incredible views of the valley. There is no shortage of fun in Telluride this Memorial Day Weekend!
Every Memorial Day Weekend, Mountainfilm graces Telluride with a unique documentary film festival designed to highlight important environmental, political, and cultural issues, among others. These nonfiction films help drive awareness and effect change, but beyond that, Mountainfilm brings people together in a way few events truly can. The festival includes free community events, interactive talks, outdoor presentations, and much more. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has changed this year’s festivities, but you can still participate in Mountainfilm Online by purchasing an online pass from the festival website. While this year’s event will be mostly virtual, there will be a select few programs happening over Memorial Day Weekend in Telluride open via online reservation.
Book One of Our Memorial Day Rentals Today
The best way to plan for your safe and exciting Memorial Day trip is by reserving one of our exclusive rentals in Telluride. Our outdoor paradise offers plenty of fun under the sun. Get ready for your best Memorial Day celebration yet!
No matter what time of year you visit Telluride, you will experience an incredible vacation getaway. Our Colorado town is home to seasonal activities such as skiing, hiking, and more. Traveling has been more difficult this past year, but things are starting to look up. Take your family on the long-delayed vacation they deserve this spring season. Easter is just around the corner and is a perfect time to visit. You can enjoy the last of Telluride’s incredible ski season and find unique ways to celebrate the Easter holiday. Take a look at why it is the perfect time to plan for an Easter getaway to Telluride:
End of an Incredible Winter Season
It has been a much colder winter this year for many parts of the country. While some areas have struggled with the freezing temperatures, it has only helped the ski season up here in Telluride. We have experienced plenty of snow that makes for incredible ski runs on the local mountains. The ski season is anticipated to close for the 2020-2021 season on April 4th, 2021. An Easter getaway to Telluride will help you enjoy one last run down our incredible ski slopes. Since most skiers visit at the open of the season, you may be able to avoid the larger crowds of late winter. Take advantage of your Easter holiday for some fun skiing!
Safe and Clean Vacation Rentals
Many families have been putting off their travel plans for the plan due to the events of 2020. Fortunately, most states, including Colorado, have implemented significant safety standards to ensure everyone who visits will remain safe. This starts with our selection of premier vacation rentals right here in Telluride. No one wants to stay in lodging that is not cleaned. Our vacation rentals are professionally cleaned before your arrival. You will find the homes to be in perfect shape and ready to host your stay. Take advantage of our exclusive properties so you can enjoy your vacation worry free.
Easter Rental Features
No one wants to stay in a tiny hotel room when they haven’t traveled in months. When you select one of our vacation rentals, you will have plenty of properties from which to choose. We feature properties such as condos and full-size homes. Smaller families may wish to stay in the heart of downtown in a trendy condo. Families with multiple children or extended family with them may want to enjoy more space in our full-size Telluride homes. Pick and choose which features you want your rental to have for your Easter stay. Full size bedrooms and bathrooms let everyone in your party have plenty of privacy and space.
Easter Rental Amenities
Our vacation rentals vary in size and features but will come equipped with all the amenities you expect from a full-size home. Each rental offers full-size rooms, comfortable furnishings, fresh linens, and essential toiletries. You will find spacious kitchens with plenty of room to cook up an Easter feast. Patios and decks allow you to take in the fresh Colorado air. Flat screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi let you stay connected to your favorite streaming services and allow the children to keep up with schoolwork. We also offer rentals in exclusive areas such as Mountain Village. Our luxury vacation rentals come with even more pleasant surprises. These homes come with extravagant layouts and bold designs. Enjoy game rooms where the family can spend hours. Hot tubs will let you soak and warm up your muscles after enjoying the ski slopes. There is no end to the wonderful surprises you will experience in our vacation rentals.
Exciting Activities in Telluride for Easter
While many large events have been shelved for the year, you will still find plenty of fun in Telluride. Take your kids on an outdoor adventure by hiking the many incredible trails. If the ski season is open for its final weekend, take them up the mountain for some winter sports. Telluride Ski Resort will often host an Easter egg hunt perfect for smaller children. Many local restaurants are starting to offer dine-in services, letting you enjoy an Easter brunch; if you don’t feel comfortable dining in at restaurants, many still offer takeout services to bring back to your vacation rental. Take your kids up on the Mountain Village gondola where they can see the valley from up in the air! There are so many ways to have a blast in Telluride.
Start Planning for Telluride
It is time to finally take the much-deserved vacation you have been looking forward to for so long. Act now, as the season is quickly coming to an end; Telluride enters the off-season on the 5th, and the gondola, along with many restaurants and shops, will be closing. Reserve one of our exclusive vacation rentals in the area today to have the best Easter yet!
Telluride is a great destination for a winter vacation. In between time on the slopes, make sure you check out all of the incredible restaurants we have here in town. You can find a variety of cuisine options suited to any taste. Take a look at some places where you can get a hot and delicious winter meal in Telluride below:
Telluride is an old mining town, and many who visit wish to find a spot which offers an historic atmosphere. The Tunnel is a local favorite that captures the speakeasy vibe and brings it into the modern era. Visitors can enjoy this restaurant after they provide the super-secret password to get inside. We did the hard work for you; simply tell the bouncer, “natch,” and you will get right in! Once inside, you will find a six-course meal that changes with the season. Each item in your meal uses the freshest ingredients for incredible flavors that only The Tunnel can provide. Since this is a speakeasy, you can expect unique cocktails that uses craft spirits. The Tunnel is open for dine-in services from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM Wednesday through Saturday. You can find The Tunnel at 700 W Colorado Ave #242.
221 South Oak
Telluride is home to 221 South Oak, a seasonal restaurant that offers New American fare, including a vegetarian menu and diverse wine list. 221 South Oak is open during the popular winter season here in Telluride. Entrees include unique Colorado items such as braised bison, rocky mountain trout, wild grouper, and elk T-bone. The wine list features plenty of red and white wines to pair with your entrée. Each Thursday visit 221 South Oak for a wine class sampler where tasty appetizers are paired with sample sizes of wine. You can enjoy 221 South Oak located at 221 S Oak St. here in Telluride. The restaurant is currently open for outdoor dine-in services. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 970-708-1437.
La Cocina de Luz
Come experience organic Mexican food with a modern twist here at La Cocina de Luz. This Telluride restaurant offers tasty bites in a cozy and colorful environment. Many of the entrees are served vegetarian or vegan style. La Cocina de Luz offers a delicious and filling breakfast menu full of classic favorites such as huevos rancheros and chilaquiles. Lunch and dinner only increase the number of entrees for you to pick from. Local favorites include the vegan tamales and three tacos made with corn tortillas. Combination plates let you mix and match for a full plate of delicious food! Don’t forget to add on one of La Cocina de Luz’s famous margaritas. You can enjoy all of this at La Cocina de Luz located at 123 E Colorado Ave. The restaurant is open daily from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM for patio dining and takeout services.
Smuggler-Union Brewery & Restaurant
There is nothing better to warm you up on a cold day here in Telluride than a craft cocktail or beer. Stop by Smuggler-Union Brewery & Restaurant to find a variety of drinks along with delicious comfort food. Smuggle-Union produces a variety of craft beers including some favorite styles such as IPAs, ambers, lagers, and more. The craft cocktails use top of the line spirits for a tasty treat. Smuggler-Union now features a renovated facility and expanded menu to check out. Delicious entrees include the house sausage, pork chop, rabbit pot pie, short rib, and more. As you can see, all kinds of Colorado favorites can be found on the menu. You can find Smuggler-Union Brewery & Restaurant at 225 S Pine St. The restaurant is open daily from 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM for outdoor dining and takeout services.
Come relax and take the edge off by visiting local favorite Floradora Saloon. This casual eatery bills itself as Telluride’s original restaurant and features delicious burgers along with a full-service bar. You can order classic comfort food such as jalapeno poppers, wings, and much more. Floradora Saloon is located at 103 W. Colorado Ave here in Telluride. The restaurant is open daily Monday thru Friday from 11:30 AM to 8:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Enjoy a Cozy Winter Journey to Telluride
As you can see, there is a variety of restaurants available in Telluride. While many restaurants may only be offering patio dine-in service at this time, they are taking extra steps to ensure diners’ comfort. Go a step further by renting one of our warm and inviting properties in the area! Prepare for your trip by booking a vacation rental here in Telluride today.
The Telluride Bike Park’s grand opening in 2019 breathed new life into the summertime tourism industry here at Accommodations in Telluride. Yes, thousands of adventurers flock to this four-season haven to hike, bird, fly fish, and rock climb, but the addition of a world-class bike park sparked even greater interest in the gorgeous San Juan Mountains. While Telluride mountain biking has always been an enjoyable leisure activity for many, the one-year-old park allows riders to test their skills and obtain genuinely jaw-dropping vantage points. Because the Telluride Bike Park remains in its infancy, the team on the mountain is still perfecting each trail, while continuously adding new features.
The Top 10 Trails in (Or Near) the Telluride Bike Park
The newly-established Telluride Bike Park certainly doesn’t have a monopoly on mountain biking, as there are nearly a dozen off-site trails that meander along the town’s edge. A self-guided trek through Telluride and neighboring Mountain Village is sure to one of the highlights of your long-awaited escape into the San Juan Mountains. Riders will discover pulse-pounding downhill, heart-stopping switchbacks, challenging grinders, and some of the most awe-inspiring cross-country in the state. Simply put: The Telluride mountain biking scene is just getting its feet wet. We cannot wait to see what the next five-to-10 years bring us.
As stated earlier, there are dozens of potential routes to take, whether that’s on the mountain or in the foothills. We’ve compiled our 10 favorite rides (as seen below) that perfectly encapsulate the experience, starting with the mother of all trails: the Tommy Knocker!
- Tommy Knocker
- The Gentleman’s Loop
- Wasatch Trail Loop
- Prospect #413
- Kave Trail
- Mill Creek/Waterline Ride
- Wasatch #508
- Prospect Loop
- See Forever/Wasatch Connection Loop
Affordable Telluride Bike Rentals
Yes, most folks who specifically visit the area bring their own bikes. But it’s quite common for nature enthusiasts to combine mountain biking with a bevy of other activities, such as fly fishing, backcountry hiking, or ATVing. Thus, it’s vital to shine a light on three local companies that offer a variety of Telluride bike rentals. Telluride Sports, Bootdoctors, and Box Canyon Bicycles have you covered. It’s almost impossible to beat Telluride Sports because they have five locations in town. As all three outfitters are reputable, we recommend going with the option that’s closest to your luxurious Telluride accommodation.
Grand Telluride Condos and Homes
Accommodations in Telluride, the only five-star lodging option in the region, is proud to present a diverse array of classic, undeniably sophisticated Telluride properties. From luxury rentals to Mountain Village homes and the Ski Ranches, you’ll no doubt find a vacation rental that suits your group’s size, style, and budget. Most rentals feature distinct San Juan decor, modern furnishings, eye-popping fireplaces, outdoor space, and full kitchens. Whether you’re in town to photograph waterfalls, pedal down the mountain, or snag brook trout, you’ll never forget your journey to Telluride, Colorado’s crown jewel. Please give us a call today at 970-728-4831 (or check availability online) to book a well-deserved getaway!
The Town of Telluride’s beauty is often overlooked because of its world-class alpine skiing, backcountry snowmobiling, summer music festivals, and trendy bars. During summer’s golden haze, however, very few sights in North America rival the jagged, snow-capped San Juan Mountains that enclose Telluride and neighboring Mountain Village. And, while there are many ways to explore this picturesque Victorian mining town, nothing tops a good, old-fashioned hike. Incredibly, Accommodations in Telluride boasts a variety of sleek condos, modern homes, and ski ranches within walking distance of some of the most alluring Telluride hikes.
5 Quintessential Telluride Hikes
It doesn’t take a sleuth to locate a dozen or so Telluride hikes via smartphone. You could practically throw a dart at a map of the area and land on a mountainside trail. That being said, it’s critical to hand-select a small number of routes that best suit your group’s size and skill level. Luckily for you, we’ve compiled a shortlist of the area’s prettiest Telluride hikes, most of which can be accessed in or on the outskirts of town.
Bear Creek Trail’s natural beauty is only outmatched by its convenience. Hikers can pick up the moderately-challenging, 4.5-mile trail from downtown, thus, making it one of the two most popular Telluride hikes. Don’t forget to snap photos of the skyscraping rock cliffs, lush aspens, and serene trailside waterfall.
Pictures don’t quite do Bridal Veil Falls justice. It’s no secret that the destination is much more appealing than the trip itself. But, once you reach the pinnacle of the trail, there are countless heart-melting vantage points of the falls.
Hope Lake Trail does require a bit of a drive from our modern Telluride Condos. However, it’s well worth the trip, especially for those who cannot resist the urge of a lakeside picnic on a mountaintop. The trail does feature some vibrant flora, cascading waterfalls, and unique, iron-rich mountain formations.
Jud Wiebe Memorial is arguably the most visited of these five Telluride hikes, primarily because it’s only three miles in length. Despite a 1,200-foot elevation gain, dog walkers, joggers, and families frequent this trail. That doesn’t mean that Jud Wiebe Memorial is a walk in the park, however. At its furthest point, you’ll obtain breathtaking views of Telluride and the towering San Juan Mountains that lord above the community.
5. Ajax Peak
Ajax Peak is less frequented than most neighboring trails. But, of course, it’s an incredibly-challenging, 10.6-mile journey that most hikers couldn’t dream of conquering. Experienced thrillseekers often combine a trek up Telluride Via Ferrata with this pulse-pounding hike.
Lodging in Telluride, CO
There’s never been a more suitable time to start planning your next adventure to Telluride than right now. Now more than ever, people are aching to travel to a jaw-dropping, adventure-based destination, such as the San Juan Mountains. Don’t miss out on a multi-day rental inside one of our luxurious Telluride vacation rentals. This summer aims to be a historic one for hiking-esque vacations. Visit us online to browse through many Telluride properties. Otherwise, feel free to email our team at Info@VacationTelluride.com.
There’s never an off-season for adventure here in the Town of Telluride, Colorado’s true hidden gem. Thrillseekers from all across North America flock to our picturesque respite to snowmobile through the backcountry, carve down Palmyra Peak, and backpack into the vast unknown. And nothing quite puts an exclamation point on the tail end of a glorious day on the slopes or the Colorado wilderness than a tall drink with friends new and old. Luckily for you and your group, there are dozens of modern Accommodations in Telluride within steps of bars, brewpubs, and restaurants. In fact, the best Telluride bars are all located along Colorado Avenue.
3 Distinct Telluride Bars
There are nearly a dozen quintessential Telluride bars in picturesque downtown amid cozy coffee roasters, cute shops, and posh restaurants. Whether you’re aiming to relax on a scenic rooftop terrace, an old-fashioned saloon, or a sleek cocktail bar, you’ll feel right at home here in the heart of the San Juan Mountains. So, without further ado, here are the three best bars in Telluride.
The Liberty Bar & Lounge
For those hoping to relish an innovative cocktail or a refreshing tallboy in a sleek, dimly-lit speakeasy, we highly recommend The Liberty Bar & Lounge on Fir Street. Stop in for a drink on Friday or Saturday night to stomp your feet to the grooviest live music in Telluride. The bar itself boasts 12 taps, 32 wine labels, and six of the tastiest cocktails in town. The sumptuous yet welcoming ambiance is highlighted by the interior’s designer lighting, repurposed stone walls, and lengthy bar.
Less than 500 feet from The Liberty Bar rests The National, a similarly glossy tavern with the town’s most talented mixologists. Patrons are free to pull up a seat at the well-stocked bar and order a craft cocktail, including the crowd favorite, “Mountain Shrine,” a delectable blend of gin, grapefruit, elderflower, and lemon. Unlike most neighboring Telluride bars, The National also serves some of the finest gourmet cuisines in the county. The drink menu, meanwhile, includes a variety of local ales and award-winning bottles of vino. In fact, the walls are lined with rare labels from across the globe.
Last Dollar Saloon
On the surface, the Last Dollar Saloon is just another Coloradan dive bar. However, it’s impossible to deny the allure of the awe-inspiring mountain views atop the Last Dollar’s rooftop deck. The saloon, which was built in 1899, was originally home to the “Fashion Clothing Company.” In four short years, the clothing company went under, and a bar swooped in on the space. The rest is history. Most folks who slip into this unpretentious dive drink classics like Miller High Life, Molson Canadian, and Coors Banquet.
Telluride Vacation Rentals
It’s worth mentioning two more spectacular Telluride bars: there Bar and Smuggler Union Restaurant and Brewery. But, of course, you didn’t book a trip to the San Juan Mountains to merely pop into a couple of cozy Telluride bars. This jaw-dropping region is home rousing music festivals, world-class skiing, and miles upon miles of tranquil hiking trails. And the best place to start and finish each day of adventure, exploration, and relaxation is inside one of the premier Telluride condos. Accommodations in Telluride boasts the area’s largest collection of condos, homes, and luxury rentals.
There’s still plenty of fresh powder in Mountain Village! However, it’s never too early to start thinking spring—a full week of hiking, fishing, and canoeing awaits. Please give us a call today at 970-728-4831 to book a long-awaited mountain escape (or check availability online).
We’re fully aware that Telluride, Colorado, is best known for its glorious, world-class alpine ski slopes. There’s something truly uplifting about boasting one of the American West’s most desirable four-season destinations. However, you might be surprised to discover that summer in Telluride, Colorado, is perhaps our favorite season. Obviously, the loss of snow puts a dent in skiing and snowboarding tourism. But there’s a seemingly endless mountain range just aching to be explored following spring’s gradual thaw, including hiking, paddleboarding, and fly fishing. Oh, and it certainly doesn’t hurt that the temperatures typically rest in the ideal mid-70s, even during summer’s peak.
Let Accommodations in Telluride be your summertime guide to all things adventurous. Most mountain lodge adventures in the region start and finish inside one of our luxurious yet affordable homes, condos, or ranches.
A Comprehensive Guide to Summer in Telluride, Colorado
Perhaps the most rewarding aspect of spending a summer in Telluride, Colorado, is the fact that adventurers, thrill-seekers, and casual tourists aren’t bound by snow. Whether your midsummer craft of choice is a mountain bike, horse, or ATV, you’ll quickly come to understand the genuinely awe-inspiring allure of San Miguel County’s sprawling beauty. Without further ado, here are 15 unique reasons to visit us this summer in Telluride, Colorado.
- Embark on a self-guided journey along the prettiest hiking trails near Telluride, Colorado.
- Ride through the rugged backcountry with Roudy Roudebush, the charismatic owner and operator of Telluride Horseback Adventures.
- Hook a trophy trout in the dense backcountry on a guided excursion through Telluride Fly Fishers, an Orvis-endorsed outfit.
- Amble out onto the center of Priest Lake, Trout Lake, or Alta Lakes on your sturdy paddleboard.
- Rumble down the San Miguel River on a half-day whitewater expedition through Telluride Outside.
- Shred down some of the gnarliest singletrack in the state at the Mountain Village Bike Park.
- Grip your trusty pair of binoculars, read up about the region’s native birds, and embark on a relaxing, utterly beautiful birding expedition.
- Try geocaching with nothing but your GPS, a backpack filled with essentials, and a healthy dose of wild intuition.
- Spend an entire morning forest bathing amid Colorado’s lush forestry, with only the soothing sounds of nature’s call as your guide.
- Carve through seemingly endless backcountry acreage on a world-class Polaris RZR tour, led by the good folks at Telluride Outfitters.
- Play 18 holes of championship golf with the snow-capped San Juan Mountains as your backdrop.
- Sip on a diverse array of craft ales brewed by some of the region’s most talented artisans.
- Master rock climbing with the help of the talented gang at San Juan Outdoor Adventures.
- Plan a picnic in Town Park (or at another isolated locale during one of the previous 13 expeditions).
- Bask in the elegance and modern convenience of your luxury home, the perfect place to cap off each full day of San Juan Mountain exploration.
Spacious Vacation Rentals in Telluride, Colorado
Let Accommodations in Telluride be your summertime hub for adventure, exploration, and relaxation by choosing one of our many luxury rentals. Not only are all of our vacation rentals within minutes of the area’s most enticing attractions, but you’ll also likely be steps from downtown’s sleek bars, craft breweries, and upscale restaurants. After each full day of mountain lodge adventures, share stories around your crackling fireplace, soak in the outdoor hot tub with a glass of wine, and shoot some pool. Please give us a call today at 970-728-4831 to learn more about our remote haven (or book directly online).
As we plunge forward into yet another untold decade, it’s hard not to reflect on the past 10 years. The travel industry will be forever changed by Airbnb, Instagram tourism, and the rising art of the digital detox. But don’t forget about the continent’s rapid resurgence of craft breweries and distilleries. According to the Brewers Association, the U.S. saw a 370-percent increase in gross production in craft beer over the past 14 years. In fact, our nation has welcomed over 5,600 new craft breweries to the “family” since 2010. The message has been well received: Americans officially prefer craft beer over domestic cans and bottles. And, luckily for you, the Town of Telluride, CO, has an eclectic mix of crafted adult beverages at the ready. The Telluride brewery scene isn’t as bloated as many other Rocky Mountain destinations. And the unique combination of world-class slopes, genuinely breathtaking natural scenery, and award-winning beer make this four-season respite a bucket list-esque landing place.
Dissecting the Telluride Brewery Scene
Admittedly, this handy Town of Telluride brewery guide isn’t as hefty as you might expect, but don’t overlook the allure of a town with a state-of-the-art brewery, downtown brewpub, and mountainside distillery. While craft beer certainly isn’t for everyone, the sheer variety of styles has helped many replace the “bitter beer face” with surprised grins. So, instead of searching for a “taproom near me” this winter, simply bookmark this page.
Telluride Brewing Company
Yes, Telluride Brewing Company is the only true craft brewery in Telluride, CO, but that shouldn’t overshadow the fact that this taproom is a sleek yet rustic marvel worth revisiting time and time again. This trend-setting Telluride brewery team claims that the H2O used in the brewing process comes directly from Rocky Mountain snowmelt—perhaps they’re onto something? Beer nerds salivate over the revolving barrel-aged selection. But we’re partial to the sessionable Whacked Out Wheat and the Face Down Brown, an ideal mid-winter dark ale. So, stop in for a pint or two this winter, in-between stints on Bald Mountain.
Smuggler Union Restaurant and Brewery
Smuggler’s Brewpub, the longest-standing Town of Telluride brewery, remains one of our favorite spots for a bite and pint after an exhilarating day on the slopes. This downtown staple has an eclectic mix of German-style pilsners, Belgian farmhouse ales, American IPAs, and everything in between. Yes, the grub is top-notch, but the beer-tasting paddle is the perfect liquid appetizer. Skiers and boarders particularly gravitate toward the West Coast-style Citra IPA and the super-rare imperial red ale. If you plan to order off of the menu, we recommend the charred filet mignon and pistachio-crusted mahi-mahi.
Telluride Distilling Company
If you were to Google “taproom near me” inside one of the top-reviewed Accommodations in Telluride, you would likely find a popular distillery on the list. No, Telluride Distilling Company doesn’t serve craft beer, but, my oh my, does this hot spot attracts droves of thirsty travelers. If you’re a sucker for a stiff cocktail, gifted mixologists, and eye-pleasing merch, then head on down to this medal-winning tasting room. This facility churns out bottles of vodka, schnapps, and whiskey, all of which can be purchased on-site.
A Skiers Delight: Telluride Luxury Rentals
After a full day of pulse-pounding slopes, snowmobile adventures, and craft brews, retreat to one of the most desirable Town of Telluride vacation rentals. We have the area’s largest collection of vacation homes, condos, and ski ranches, so you’re bound to find one that perfectly suits your group’s size, style, and budget. Upon arrival, if you feel to need to search for a “taproom near me,” don’t forget about this handy Town of Telluride brewery guide! To book a well-deserved wintertime escape into the jaw-dropping San Juan Mountains, please give us a call today at 970-728-4831.
There are few greater thrills in this world than slashing through fresh powder amid towering, snow-capped mountains, frosty pines, and jaw-dropping wildlife on a speedy snowmobile. While Telluride, CO, is known to most as an idyllic skiing and snowboarding hub, guests are always surprised to discover a seemingly neverending snowmobiler’s winter playground within minutes of our Victorian mining town. As you might imagine, snowmobiling in Colorado is a dreamlike experience for thrillseekers and nature enthusiasts alike—especially when the trees are sheening from fresh overnight hoarfrost or when you rumble past a curious pack of lynx. And the best place to start and finish each day of adventure, exploration, and tranquility is inside one of the premier Accommodations in Telluride.
The Best Snowmobile Tours in Colorado
The fact of the matter is that Telluride is just a short sled run from some of the best snowmobiling in Colorado in locations such as Dunton Hot Springs, Alta’s ghost town, and Beaver Park. Before Googling “snowmobile rental near me,” visit Telluride Outside or Telluride Outfitters, and browse through each of their unique tours. Little to no prior experience is required for most tours, including a trek to the aforementioned Dunton Hot Springs, a utopian (and eerie) destination in the heart of the rocky, snow-capped San Juan Mountains. Each half and full-day excursion is a nonstop thrill ride in one of North America’s most biodiverse regions. Rates start at just $195 per rider. But, because couples only cost $295 per duo, we highly recommend carving through San Juan’s fresh, pearly-white snow together on one machine.
Backcountry Snowmobiling in Colorado
When guests ask our concierge team about the “best places” to snowmobile in Colorado, we typically steer them in the direction of Dolores or Montrose. Several of the prettiest groomed snowmobile trails in Colorado rest in these two gorgeous regions, both of which are approximately an hour’s drive from Telluride. But, of course, there’s also a ceaseless wilderness just steps from our Telluride luxury rentals—and remember to meticulously plan your backcountry journey before departure. It’s always a good idea to bring along a local expert who knows the region like the back of their hand.
Quintessential Telluride Lodging
After a full day of skiing, snowboarding, or snowmobiling in Colorado, retire to one of the top-rated Telluride vacation rentals for a warm, homecooked meal, a soothing hot tub soak, and stories of the day’s triumphs with an ice-cold beverage in hand. Accommodations in Telluride has the largest collection of vacation condos, homes, and ranches in the region, many of which rest in the city’s center. While we’re exceedingly passionate about Southwest Colorado snowmobile trips, don’t forget to read up about Telluride’s many winter activities, high-end restaurants, and ample snowshoeing locales. The skiing and snowboarding season is days away, so don’t forget to give us a call today at 970-728-4831 to book that long-overdue escape into the jaw-dropping Rocky Mountains!