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
MLT is a great place to stay. Clean rooms. Excellent service. Friendly Staff. Close proximity to Free Gondola connecting Mountain Village to Telluride. Free shuttle to and from the Free Gondola makes for ease of traveling and see the area without a car. Shuttle driver Oscar was very attentive and helpful, always quick to pick us up and drop us off.
I love the location and atmosphere of this hotel. The free gondola service is so close by and easy to take to get into Telluride. The pool/bar area is really great, especially on a sunny day! The main problem I had is that the bed was uncomfortable - it was so disappointing to not have a comfortable mattress after several nights of camping!
The other problem we experienced was that restaurant service was very slow/poor at times and it seems like an issue with under staffing.
Very professional front desk staff they have exceeded expectations and the restaurant team are also very professional and knowledgeable regarding wines and the specials that are offered. I plan on returning once a year