Mountain Lodge at Telluride
What We Love
- Homey, condo-like units with kitchenettes or full kitchens
- Ski-in/ski-out access via Telluride Resort’s Double Cabin trail
- Heated outdoor pool and hot tub with even more splendid views
- Ski rentals and gear available at on-site Christy Sports
What To Know
- Located in Mountain Village, midmountain at Telluride Resort; the town of Telluride is a scenic (and free) 15-minute gondola ride away
- Gondola Station Village Parking is a 300-yard walk from the main lodge; shuttle service is available on request
- Last gondola runs at midnight
- A 6.6 percent resort fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Cozy stone fireplaces, Lincoln Log–like walls, A-frame roofs and Western decor abound in this rustic ski chalet. The property is spread out over a hill, with a lobby lodge and three stone and log cabin–style buildings housing the guestrooms; if you don’t want to walk to the lodge, call for a golf cart pickup. And though the interiors are lovely, the real star is the view. Many of the rooms and common spaces have windows that look out at the sprawling San Sophia Range, the peaks of which tower over Telluride Valley below.
Bed and Bath
Mountain Lodge Telluride, A Noble House Resort’s spacious suites are cozy retreats that provide plenty of privacy and a homey vibe perfect for couples or families sharing alpine adventures. The see-through gas fireplaces add ambience to both the living room and bedroom. Other highlights include two flat-screen TVs (one in the living room, one in the bedroom), a kitted-out kitchen and a large bathroom with a jetted tub. Book one of the Two-Bedroom Suites to maximize your space; they both come with two bathrooms.
A large log lodge anchors the resort, housing the front desk and concierge services, as well as a bar and restaurant that looks out at the mountains through two-story windows. A small outdoor heated pool and hot tub are right outside the lodge, and they offer even more stunning views. The main lodge building is about 300 yards downhill from the gondola that connects Mountain Village to the town of Telluride. But the main on-site attraction is the ski-in/ski-out access to the resort’s 2,000-plus carvable acres.
In the Area
Telluride Resort offers splendid, scenic terrain for every level of skier and snowboarder. At the top of the Polar Queen Express lift, Bon Vivant pairs French country fare with stunning views; enjoy a glass of Bordeaux with the lamb and Chimay Ale stew or a traditional French onion soup with gruyere croutons that is elevated with the addition of braised short ribs. For traditional ski food with a twist, head to Gorrono Ranch, a smokehouse in a historic sheep ranch under the Village Express lift; try the pulled pork sandwich, which is topped with slaw and drowning in a delicious homemade sauce. The hotels in Mountain Village host any number of fine restaurants, but our favorite dinner spots are a short gondola ride away, in Telluride proper. Be sure to check out the ever-changing French menu at cozy La Marmotte, housed in a 125-year-old icehouse; chef Mark Reggiannini riffs on such classics as coq au vin with bacon mashed potatoes and melted red cabbage. For an après-ski drink with a view, head to happy hour at Allred’s, overlooking the town from the San Sophia Gondola Station, for a double dose of Pinot Grigio: chilled in a glass and as a broth base for steamed mussels with a dash of chorizo. To down local suds with the locals, including Colorado Boy Ale and Telluride Brewing Company’s Ski-in-Ski-Stout, sidle up to the bar at Tomboy Tavern at the base of the Village Express lift.
How to Get There
The Mountain Lodge is beautiful, budget-friendly, and was absolutely wonderful to work with to plan my dream wedding. Sam Barns was super responsive and willing to help out with every little question I had, which trust me was a ton! Morgan the restaurant manager and his team were very attentive to my husband and my needs, allergy concerns, and as silly as it sounds made sure we ate on our wedding day (trust me sometimes you're so busy you forget to eat). All of our guests had wonderful things to say about their stay at the mountain lodge and how beautiful the whole wedding turned out. I would highly recommend the Mountain Lodge for a wedding venue! We had a guest list of 43 people and while I think we could have accommodated more guests easily at this venue I think that number was the perfect amount. Sam was also really helpful with picking out the perfect room (3115) for me to get ready in with 6 bridesmaids the day of the wedding.
When I checked into the hotel Raul was very helpful and accommodating. He showed us around and made us feel welcome. We sat by the pool and ate a delicious lunch. The buratta and cheeseburger was outstanding. Josh was our server and he took great care of us. Morgan the manager came by to check on us and made us feel special. I absolutely love this place and the people that work here. This place made our trip in Telluride.
So, I understand that ritzier places have decreased numbers of amenities because *insert reasons here*. It’s a known quantity. I wasn’t aware that minimal soundproofing or oiling door hinges were considered amenities.
I’m writing this at 11:30 pm (12:30am my time) after a 12 hour drive day, unable to sleep for more than 5 min at a time because I can hear every word of every conversation that takes place outside my door. I’m in the room immediately in front of the elevator, so that’s a LOT of conversations. Also, as far as I can tell every door screeches when it moves...
I *LITERALLY* got a better nights sleep yesterday when I slept through multiple thunderstorms in a friggin tent. I am not a light sleeper, so tonight is ridiculous.
Also, there are limited/no food options after 9pm (as far as I can tell after searching online/on the property there is only a soda machine downstairs; not even pizza delivers out here and having to use the valet makes reclaiming the car for a takeout run extremely difficult). I just had chips for dinner because we didn’t get into the room until 8:45 and didn’t have time to run by the hotel’s *only* food option before it closed.
I genuinely wish we had just pulled over to the side of the road and camped instead of coming here because at least I would be asleep by now.