In an effort to stay up-to-the-minute on this ongoing pandemic, we continue to closely monitor the latest COVID-19 briefings via the Organization of the CDC Center for Global Health, as well as the San Miguel County Department of Health and Environment. Your health, safety, and welfare are paramount to us here at Accommodations in Telluride.
As of April 7, 2020, San Miguel County has 10 confirmed cases of the coronavirus. The number of cases in Colorado, meanwhile, has risen to 5,429. Thus, San Miguel County residents, as well as recent visitors, have done a swell job of social distancing.
In recent weeks, we have enhanced our cleansing techniques, as our team members are paying extra close attention to high touchpoint areas, such as door handles, light switches, and surfaces. As we continue to flatten the curve, it’s important to note that Telluride (and San Miguel County as a whole) allots miles upon miles of backcountry wilderness where social distancing is completely natural. To learn more about our heightened sanitizing efforts, please give us a call at 970-728-4831. And remember to read the most recent Public Health Agency Order if you plan to visit us in the near future.
For the safety of our staff and community, our office will be temporarily closed until April 11, 2020. Staff will be available, and all inquiries and questions should be directed via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
While we’re in the midst of ski, snowmobile, and snowshoe season here in breathtaking Telluride, CO, spring’s arrival is seemingly just around the corner. And, for the last 46 years, the community has symbolically waved goodbye to spring by hosting the premier bluegrass festival in Colorado: the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, a four-day extravaganza at the foothills of the San Juan Mountains. The festival takes place every year in Town Park, which is a short, scenic walk from the town center. As you can imagine, lodging fills up several months in advance. So, don’t forget to browse through the largest collection of Accommodations in Telluride, many of which are a short walk, bicycle ride, or drive from Town Park.
Fun Facts About the Best Bluegrass Festival in Colorado
The Telluride Bluegrass Festival enters its 47th season this June, making it the oldest pure bluegrass festival in Colorado. In 1973, this former mining community orchestrated a small yet earnest post-parade Fourth of July celebration that featured a local bluegrass band and some good, old-fashioned fireworks. From there, this annual Telluride music festival has continuously grown, evolved, and improved. For those that have never visited Telluride before, this helpful festival guide sheds light on various topics. As always, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival will play host to dozens of regional art, food, and non-profit vendors, so remember to bring a crisp hundred-dollar bill for a bit of compulsive shopping.
The Telluride Bluegrass Festival Lineup
Johnny Cash, Elvis Costello, Willie Nelson, Robert Plant, John Prine, Nickel Creek, Brandi Carlisle, and so many more showstopping performers have graced the main stage over the past four-plus decades. 2020’s festival lineup includes Alison Kraus, The Jerry Douglas Band, Mandolin Orange, Punch Brothers, Greensky Bluegrass, and so many more marvelous acts. Every year, onlookers can witness a one-of-a-kind collaborative performance from several of the festival top performers, known as the “Telluride House Band.” There will also be a Live From Here show hosted by the Punch Brothers’ own Chris Thile, a founding member of Nickel Creek and perhaps the world’s best mandolinist.
Reminder: There’s another noteworthy Telluride music festival that also takes place in Town Park in mid-July: The Ride Festival, which is more of a rootsy rock jamboree featuring the likes of Pearl Jam, Cage the Elephant, and Sheryl Crow. The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, meanwhile, is a gathering that will undoubtedly satisfy all five senses. Nearly 60 craft breweries showcase their delectable ales while some of the biggest names in rock grace the main stage.
Group-Friendly Telluride Vacation Rentals
Because this annual event remains the premier bluegrass festival in Colorado, the town welcomes thousands of visitors in one weekend to the area. And, while there are several comfortable Telluride lodging options located throughout town, the best place to start your search is right here at Accommodations in Telluride. We have dozens of condos, homes, and luxury rentals that are ideally suited for large groups of festivalgoers. Please give us a call today at 970-728-4831 to get matched with a rental that perfectly suits your group’s size, style, and budget that’s also situated near the festival grounds.
Again, lodging fills up several months in advance. We’re fully booked for the 2020 festival. Please return again next winter when festival dates are announced to secure an accommodation.
Perhaps the most underrated aspect of a skiing, mountain biking, or sightseeing excursion to the Town of Telluride is the growing culinary scene. Within minutes of the top-rated Accommodations in Telluride, outdoor enthusiasts can discover everything from luxuriant French cuisine to bustling brewpubs. That being said, finding a hearty, well-balanced breakfast in Telluride isn’t a cinch as only a handful of eateries do it right. But, luckily for you, we’ve pieced together a handy list of our favorite breakfast joints that specialize in gourmet toast, to-go pastries, Southwestern omelets, and so much more!
Breakfast in Telluride, an Eclectic Culinary Journey
There’s such a unique array of early-morning eats in our mountainside community, including traditional breakfast fare, mouthwatering Mexican delights, and delectable grab-and-go pastries. It’s worth noting that most of our Telluride luxury rentals feature full kitchens. However, we recommend taking a break from the kitchen for a day or two during your well-deserved vacation. Without further ado, here’s the best breakfast in Telluride.
The Butcher & Baker Cafe
The most popular cafe in downtown Telluride is, far and away, The Butcher & Baker Cafe. Travelers will be pleased by The Butcher’s sleek interior, idyllic location, and extensive breakfast menu. The towering breakfast sandwiches are worth the stop alone, particularly the monster Day Maker Sandwich, a salivating combination of egg, sausage, pepper jam, and arugula.
Baked in Telluride
As you can imagine, a lot of skiers, cyclists, and backpackers prefer to rise with the sun and start exploring the region as soon as possible. Therefore, they need a quick, handheld breakfast option to suit their vacation lifestyle—that’s where Baked in Telluride comes in handy! Peeping through their glass display case filled with gigantic cookies, colorful doughnuts, seeded bagels, fresh-made croissants, and fruit-infused scones is perhaps the best part of the experience.
La Cocina de Luz
La Cocina de Luz serves the best eggs in town. Enough said. Lovers of Mexican and Southwestern breakfast will be blown away by La Cocina’s culinary delights, especially the huevos con machaca and green chili cheese omelet. The award-winning culinary team at La Cocina utilizes local, organic products and modern practices. The end result is delicious in every sense of the word—it’s Telluride breakfast at its finest.
Luxurious Telluride Vacation Rentals
Couples, families, and groups continuously flock to the Town of Telluride to partake in a wide variety of outdoor activities, including skiing, fishing, and hiking. In fact, we recently wrote about the area’s budding craft beer and snowmobile scenes. Don’t forget to browse through our extensive collection of Telluride condos, where you can craft the best homemade breakfast in Telluride each morning! Please give us a call today at 970-728-4831 to speak with a member of our team (or check availability online).
Telluride made its mark on the map because of the amazing ski terrain. Many perceived this as an expert ski area, but with all the new improvements over the years, we really do have terrain for anybody. While the skiing is superb, the summers are beckoning you to get here! Many of us came for the winters, but the summers kept us here!
After taking a quick poll of the staff here at Accommodations in Telluride, here is our list of our top 5 reasons to be in Telluride in the Summer:
1. Festivals, Duh! Our outdoor music Festivals are by far the most iconic summer events. Join us for one of the many festivals and see for yourself. The memories last forever. Unless you are at the Grand Beer Tasting Saturday of Blues and Brews. And then you might forget a few memories. Telluride Summer Festivals.
2. Hiking. Yes, we are at nosebleed altitude but after a day or two, most sea level dwellers are able to take in some of the most incredible vistas up and out of the Telluride Valley. Bring lots of water. Strap a backpack to your dog for extra water. Drink lots of water before you go. Do you sense the importance of hydration yet?
3. 4 x 4 Jeep Tours. Getting the begazes scared out of you on some of the mountain passes can make for a thrill you will never forget. Experienced tour guides can take you, or you can brave it in a jeep rental. Either way, you are in for a ride.
4. Wildflowers. You will think you have died and gone to floral heaven in the high alpine hikes. Lupines, Columbines, Bluebells, Indian Paintbrush of all colors, Monkshoods, Fairy Trumpets, and the ever-elusive Monument Plant will fill your sights with beauty at ground level. Then look up! Wow! There you are in paradise.
5. Because Telluride is just cool. Cool vibes, cool locals, and it really is cooler than where you are in the heat. Feel the natural breezes of our high mountain climate. No dripping wet from humidity here! And if it is a bit hotter than you wanted? Go jump in the lake, or the river. Chill out. You are here, the most scenic place in Colorado! Oh, what the heck, on the planet!