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
Firstly the staff here is awesome and very professional ( I want to send my kids to get trained by them!!!) that’s the 2star part.
The rest of the stay was downhill, there is a mandatory $20 a day parking fee, the rooms are tiny with an outdated ventilation system. I had to use a fan to keep me cool at night. The restaurant was very mediocre. While this is a beautiful location and there are lots to see and do in the area the owners of this lodge need to do some major updating and the rooms need to be and feel clean.
We stayed during a peak time but felt they did not staff up for the occasion. Only one Valet and because you are required to valet this meant waiting 30+ minutes each time for our car. $20 parking charge each day plus a $24 resort fee 🙄 for poor service No one cleaned our room the first day even being out of the room all day. Housekeeping finally showed up at 6:30/7pm but we had already settled back into the room after a day of hiking. We ate once in their restaurant and while they were not busy we did not get refills and had to wait forever for food and our check. Our food was not hot either. Pool is very small and not kid friendly. It is close to the gondola but it is a straight uphill walk. Could be very challenging for seniors and young children. The rooms were tired and in need of a remodel. Furniture was worn and dirty. Overall it was ok not great. nothing terrible happen but nothing great enough to make me stay there again
Our condo was quiet, comfortable and beautifully furnished, with a lovely balcony that looked out on a stream. The staff made our visit fun, productive and they simplified all the logistics. The valet parking was incredibly efficient and simple, which we appreciated because we needed our car in town each day. We want to especially thank Miko for his hospitality and helping our family throughout the visit, and also Gabriel for being so gracious whenever we needed help or had a special request. Thanks also to Michelle for making sure everything went smoothly.
Nice hotel. Nice people. Other than the weather it was raining. We still enjoyed ourselves taking all the gondolas through the towns. We had a nice view but wish we could have been on a higher floor to get a better View
I've been coming to Telluride for years and this was my first visit to The Mountain Lodge. And the only place I plan to stay going forward:-) The staff is amazing! They are friendly, knowledgeable, make you feel very welcome, and everyone goes literally above and beyond. Robert rocks the house! The food @ the restaurant is super yummy. The views are INSANE. And the beds are super comfortable. A must.