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The Telluride Guide

An adventurers paradise nestled in the heart of the San Juan Mountains

Telluride embodies the perfect small ski town with a healthy enough distance from the larger cities yet all the fun you would want to have in the mountains. Take your time and immerse in the beauty of the San Juans on your drive in, and stroll through the iconic downtown historic homes or hitch a ride on the free gondola up to Mountain Village. Surrounded by mountains and crystal clear rivers, this is an adventurers paradise.

Where to Stay

Hotel Telluride 
A member of the elite Auberge Resort family, Hotel Telluride is the showcase property servicing as the adventure hub right in the heart of Telluride. Pet friendly amenities, heated pools, ice skating and 2 hot tubs to relax in the evening snow. View on Google.

New Sheridan Hotel 
Beautifully revitalized historic hotel right on Main Street with award winning dining, roof top bar with fire pits. View on Google.

Madeline Resort Mountain Village Located at the top of the mountain, in beautiful Mountain Village, this luxury hotel is the perfect abode for your Telluride vacay.  Centrally located with a plethora of restaurants, bars and shops within a few steps of the hotel, this beautifully appointed destination is ripe with romantic opportunities…a couple’s massages at the hotel’s spa, a drink around the fire-pit at dusk and oh so much more! View on Google.

Where to Eat

With a well rounded menu from steaks to sushi, the Cosmopolitan has earned its name as the dinner destination in downtown Telluride. To really explore their menu at a discounted price, make sure to catch their happy hour, which fills up quickly. View on Google.

The Butcher & The Baker 
Epic small plates served in a quaint small diner right near the end of Main Street. With inside seating and cafe style tables outside to enjoy their amazing pastries, savory and sweet, all while you people watch and gaze up to the surrounding mountains. View on Google.

Ghost Town Coffee 
If you love avocado toast, coffee and locally made fresh baked goods, Ghost Town is a MUST while in Telluride. This is a great kicking off point for your day, or even for a grab and go picnic option before cruising around town. View on Google.

Where to Shop

Two Skirts
High fashion delivered at a high altitude, that sums up the experience of visiting Two Skirts. You will find some of the latest fashions from New York and beyond alongside some great local finds you’ll want to take home. View on Google.

Trappings & Toggery
A perfect balance for men and women’s mountain fashion, this is a great place to hit to find your adventure outfits for all the snapping you’ll be doing as you explore the mountains. View on Google.

Cashmere RED
If you are looking for high quality, unbelievably soft, snuggly mountain fashion, this is a stop you should schedule in. They carry many styles that are limited or one-off creations, and they can also make that custom sweater you’ve always wanted. View on Google.

Best Place to Watch The Sunset

New Sheridan Rooftop Bar
Hop into this historic gem of a hotel and take the elevator to the top floor to enjoy a wide range of cocktails and local beers while you take in panoramic views of mountains at almost every angle. Great for sunsets, or really anytime you want to immerse yourself in the high altitude beauty. View on Google.

Perfect Picnic Spot

Elks Park
Perfectly nestled just off Main Street, this micro park has some great local history signage and plenty of comfy soft green space to take your time. You can grab a burger at Steamies just across the park or snag some wine and a cheese plate at a number of quaint local shops just steps away. View on Google.

Date Night Idea

Sherbino Theater Ridgway
Only a short and beautiful drive through the mountains away, this quirky local theater has some of the most creative productions we’ve come across. From plays, to concerts on the back patio, this gem of downtown Ridgway is a must visit on your San Juan Mountain getaway! . View on Google.

Places to Get Lost in

Aptly named the Switzerland of America, this amazing little mountain town will make you feel like you have stepped back in time. The drive, only 45 minutes from Telluride, with stunningly beautiful switchback views, is more than worth the time!  Ouray exudes small town charm; set down in a bowl of breathtakingly tall mountains, this is a sweet little place that you will not soon forget  View on Google.

Hidden Romantic Spot

Last Dollar Road
Schedule one of the many Jeep tours over the pass, or brave it if you are 4×4 savvy, but be prepared, this climb up the mountain will take your breath away with each passing mile. There is no reason to rush as each switchback will offer an entirely new vantage point and unique Instagram opportunities. View on Google.

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