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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Spent a few days at this very nice property during the film festival.
>> It's 5 stars due to the amazingly high level of staff. Great people. Super helpful. Extremely nice and welcoming. Perhaps the best resort staff I have ever encountered. A+++++
Very nice mountain location as well.
Only downsides were the sub-par breakfast and not so cozy beds/linens. Minor things.
We will definitely be back!
People were nice. They seemed to think of everything for their guests. Even had a humidifier and products for sore muscles. It was also clean and peaceful when we went in the summer.Breakfast was wonderful and complementary.
Our rooms were very nice. They were very clean and had obviously been recently updated. We found the rooms well stocked and loved the small touches. Staff was very helpful and the location was in the Mountain Village core so convenient for dining, shopping and hopping on the gondola to Telluride. Would be ideal during ski season too as the ski slope is next to the property. The entire experience was perfect!