What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes daily continental breakfast
- Genuine ski-in/ski-out access in winter, just feet from the best lift
- Quirky, intimate bar with cozy fireplace
- A quick walk to restaurants and pubs
What To Know
- It's a three-minute walk to the gondola connecting Mountain Village to Telluride
- Little Bar serves dinner from 5-8pm Wednesday through Sunday; reservations are strongly recommended
- A 7 percent resort fee per night will be collected by Jetsetter at checkout
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Whether you’ve come for the skiing or the summer sports and festivals, the Lumiere is a tiny gem of a place that expertly walks the line between luxury and casual mountain style, quirk and class. With only 11 guestrooms and 18 larger one- to four-bedroom residences, it marries an intimate, romantic feel with Telluride’s bustling social scene.
Bed & Bath
The decor mixes rich, convivial red, orange and chestnut with creamy walls and huge windows. Rich textures, from Egyptian cotton linens to velvety throw pillows and microsuede headboards, invite lounging. In-room kitchen facilities with Subzero mini-fridges, microwaves and coffeemakers are handy, as there’s no restaurant and only a small room service menu.
The “front desk” is nothing more than one of the wise concierges sitting at a small table by the fire. But don’t let that fool you: They’re endlessly knowledgeable and helpful. Head to The Little Bar for tapas and handcrafted cocktails during happy hour, then for dinner from 5-8pm Wednesday through Sunday. The patio outside Little Bar — which has a warm dipping pool, a cold plunge pool and a hot tub — is small but has majestic mountain views. In the summer it plays host to live music.
In the Area
Making your resort base in Mountain Village means a (free) gondola ride down to the town of Telluride to see the historic “painted lady” houses and magnificent Victorian buildings, including the New Sheridan Hotel and Chop House, which dates from the silver boom at the turn of the last century. The main drag of eateries and shops is here too, to say nothing of the site of the first bank Butch Cassidy ever robbed (call local guide Ashley Boling at 970-728-6639 for a Wild West tour). Sample the mountain’s best restaurants: lunch at the outdoor bistro Bon Vivant and dinner at the 11,966-feet-high Alpino Vino Italian restaurant, or at the Tomboy Tavern gastropub in the village. Summer in Telluride means festivals almost every weekend from May to October, with food, drink and music events featuring heavily alongside the growing film festival. Winter, of course, means skiing, skiing and more skiing.
How to Get There
We’d had a couple of recommendations for Lumiere - expectations were high and they were exceeded. Our room was beautifully appointed, lots of space, great kitchen, and loved the steam shower. Staff were super helpful and we were very appreciative of the altitude remedies and the nightly supply of water.
Lumiere is in a great location for skiing and accessing restaurants on mountain village or Telluride.
I’ve skied all over Colorado and Canada - Lumiere without doubt is the best accommodation we’ve had for skiing
Ski in/ski out was great - the ski valet was my highlight. Getting in and out of ski boots was such a treat. John gave us tips each day on where to ski together with a daily weather report. The bar and restaurant suggestions were great.
You could go to Aspen and spend twice as much on a room that's half as big, but why? We thought this was a wonderful value, and will definitely return. The location is excellent, the rooms are beautiful, and we were lucky to have amazing views. Thanks to the entire concierge team: Mary Martha (a true rock-star of Four Seasons or St. Regis quality), David, and Tim. And thanks to Phil and Jose at check-in and check-out. The breakfast staff was a delight as well. And kudos to the Black Tie Ski concierge team - great job, guys. What a wonderful five days - we felt like we were at home!
The best accomodation we have ever stayed at on the snow, ever.
We travel to ski each year and looking online for a hotel/condo that was ski in ski out and had a seperate bedroom and it’s own washing facilities.
We settled on Lumiere based on the website and reviews and booked in for 10 nights.
We arrived at 7pm on a sat night after travelling for 20 hours to be met by a friendly team in reception. Bags taken to our room we were shown around and then to our room. Omg it was amazing. We had booked a one bedroom with kitchen an 2 bathroom condo. They had upgraded us to an amazing 3 bed condo. We suggested a mistake and no it was all ours.
High end appliances large bathrooms steam shower an internally laundry. We needed groceries so the concierge drive us to the supermarket and back. We were then met in our room by the ski Buttler who fitted our skis in the lounge room and took our boots away to the boot room.
A simple breakfast each morning is wide with choice and off to the ski concierge who has taken our skis out to the rack on the snow and helps you in and off with your boots each day. The guys will give you ideas in best runs and food and bar suggestions.
Staff are very friendly and will put themselves out to help. Evening turn down service also provide fresh towels , bottled water and a weather update for the next day.
Definitely coming back, if we ever leave...
Could not fault anything in this hotel- perfect location, most friendly and helpful staff. Room was excellent- large spacious room and bathroom. We would highly recommend this hotel and would definitely come back.
This intimate hotel is a hidden gem in Telluride!! They’ve thought of everything and have amazing concierge services to make your stay memorable. I highly recommend this hotel over the other, larger hotels in the area. The location is perfect, and the small touches they provide add to the quality of the experience. We will certainly be back!!