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La Marmotte Restaurant in Telluride

From the outside, La Marmotte Restaurant might look like an 1893 icehouse, but on the inside is a modern restaurant that has been serving delicious French food in Telluride for over 30 years. Its elegant atmosphere and delicious food make it perfect for a special evening out during your vacation no matter what time of year you arrive. The restaurant is open daily from 5 p.m.- 9 p.m.


Whet your appetite for the meal to come with a house charcuterie board of pickles, grilled bread, and more served with creole mustard, or the fromage du jour accompanied by blackberry compote, Marcona almonds, and dried fruit. Each is big enough to share with everyone at the table.

Soup and Salad

Enjoy a variety of soups and salads while you wait for your main course to arrive. Choose from the house salad, Lyonnaise salad – chicory, soft egg, and bacon served with mustard vinaigrette, squash and burrata, onion soup gratinee, prime steak tartare, and more.


The small, exclusive menu you’ll find at La Marmotte is full of delicious choices for every taste. Try the popular short rib provencal, coq au vin, or prime beef striploin if you’re in the mood for red meat. Lighter fare include salmon poele, Colorado trout amandine, and whole roasted cauliflower for vegetarians.


Put a sweet cap on the meal with dessert. Choose from apple tart tatin with caramel and cinnamon ice cream, profiteroles with chocolate ganache and vanilla ice cream, vanilla bean crème brulee, mille feuille with coffee crème, chocolate diplomat crème, and Chantilly crème, or the Mont Blanc with chestnut and Chantilly crème.


An exclusive list of French wines is available for pairing with your meal. Choose from champagne, rose, red, or white, or ask you sommelier for a recommendation based on your meal order.


If you savored wine with your meal or you’d like to mix things up a bit, consider a cocktail from the menu. The Hugo has a spritz of elderflower, while the French 75 is champagne with the added kick of cognac. The Valtellina will leave a bitter and sweet alpine taste on your palate, while the Boulevardier is a taste not to be missed. Put an herbal twist on your champagne when you order a Death in the Afternoon, or enjoy a blending of herbs, juices, and mezcal when you order Death Comes for the Archbishop. Any one of these amazingly inventive cocktails is a great companion to your dining choices.

Fabulous French Food in Telluride

Relax and unwind with a delicious dinner of French cuisine without leaving Telluride. You’ll find something to please your palate at La Marmotte. When the meal is through, make your way through the year-round crisp mountain air back to your rental provided by Vacation Telluride. If you walked away with leftovers or you want to try your hand at creating your own meal of French fare, turn to the fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy time in outdoor spaces or curl up and gaze out at mountain views as you warm yourself by a crackling fire. There’s a vacation rental to suit your needs, from a cozy one-bedroom rental all the way up to five-bedroom properties for a large group getaway. Unwind in generous private bedrooms or soak away aches in a spacious shower or bath tub. Choose a premium rental for perks like a hot tub, media room, gym, stainless steel appliances, and more.

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