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
I have stayed at Lumiere several times now, and it keeps getting better each time I go. Cannot wait until my next visit which hopefully will be around Christmas. Staff is amazing with great recommendations on adventures to conquer.
We came to Telluride to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary and we could not have asked for a better stay at the Lumiere!! Highly recommend this hotel. We felt like family! :-) Breakfast is included and delicious!!
My husband and I had an excellent stay here during our first trip to Mountain Village/Telluride. We stayed in a recently remodeled room on the fourth floor--close to the kitchen. From the moment we arrived, everyone on staff was friendly and accommodating. My husband, unfortunately, was sick during our visit. The hotel concierge arranged for someone to meet us at the Telluride Medical Center after hours, and then another staff member (Tristan) drove us to town, waited with us, and then drove us back to the hotel. Housekeeping ensured our room was spotless upon our return each day. The kitchen staff at Scratch is also excellent.
We really were blown away by the service and guest care this place gives. I have never stayed at a place so nice and well cared for. It is hard to describe how much I am in love with this hotel and the location it is in.
We had never been to Mountain Village or Telluride so were super excited to find a great deal at the Lumiere. The hotel is lovely and the staff was AMAZING. We don't usually book 'boutique' hotels so were not sure what to expect, and we were blown away! Everyone made us feel very special and genuinely cared about making our entire stay in the area a positive experience. The staff...from the bellmen to the managing partners...went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and help us get the most out of our stay. We will definitely return!