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
- 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
We came to Telluride for a birthday ski vacation for my daughter. Chris at the Mountain Lodge Telluride was amazing and went out of his way to deliver a birthday surprise for my daughter fromTelluride truffles. Skiing was very easy to access to slopes . Views were fabulous . Clean rooms , food yummy. My experience at Mountain Lodge Telluride was all around great!
loved the location, condos had good amenities and were pretty clean. Needed more attention to detail regarding towels and toilet paper and paper towels and dusting. The front desk people were wonderful - the staff in the restaurant were not, (not all of them of course) they were consistently rude and told us that we had to order food and drinks in the lounge area or we had to leave- Cassandra. the bartenders one night were fighting with one another - don't know names. Need to add more seating for just seating instead of having to go to the restaurant. The rental shop people were wonderful and cool. Our best friends were James and Robert. James was a go getter, awesome employee and so great at everything- extremely polite and accommodating.Keep him and Robert- guests love them I'm sure.
The lodge restaurant workers were rude and provided poor service. In particular, Cassandra did not allow us (2 of us) to sit at a table for 15 minutes while we waited for our bus even though the restaurant was entirely empty. We explained that all sofas and chairs were taken and she insisted that we stand elsewhere.
This was not the only issue,on several nights, the bartenders were busy chatting and rarely come over and serviced our large group. I recommend staying in your condo for drinks and not solicit the lodge bar and grill.
As a Durango native, we visit Telluride on a very regular basis. This weekend was our first time as a family staying at Mountain Lodge Telluride. It has been by FAR our favorite lodging! The staff were all so sweet and accommodating! The condos were beyond our expectation and the views were spectacular! Not to mention the location was superb; easiest ski in/ski out I’ve stayed at in years! This place is a must!
We had a weekend getaway with friends and family and it could not have been more perfect! The spacious cabin was perfectly situated on the ski slopes, the amenities were great and the staff was incredibly accommodating. Thanks for a great visit!