The Auberge Residences at Element 52
What We Love
- Spacious two- to five-bedroom spreads perfect for families and groups of friends
- On-property spa with steam rooms and two tiers of hot soaking pools
- On-site fitness center
- Hiking, mountain biking and whitewater rafting nearby in summer
- Ski-in/ski-out access with ski valet and private funicular to the slopes in the winter
What To Know
- Opened in December 2010
- Privately owned residences managed by Auberge Resorts with hotel-like amenities, including daily housekeeping
- Modern mountain-chic design isn’t for those looking for a log cabin cozy experience
- Within walking distance of Main Street
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Element 52 comprises 33 new two- to five-bedroom slopeside residences and townhouses managed by Auberge Resorts. The development wraps around a spa and fitness facility and is bordered by the San Miguel River, an open space easement and the slopes of Telluride Resort. The residences range from 1,400 to 5,700 square feet, and each has been uniquely decorated by its owner.
Bed and Bath
The residences promise a big master suite and plenty of room for the family. For example, West 201 mixes mod Scandinavian furnishings with Native American art, including a bunkroom with a steel bunk and sleeping loft accessed by matching ladder, and a master bedroom with a cube-framed bed backed by a photo-cum-headboard of a Native American chief in full regalia. The master suite in River House B sprawls over the entire third floor and features a gas fireplace by the bed and a spa-like bathroom with steam shower, soaking tub and mountain views. Every unit is airy and open, with picture windows, a kitted-out kitchen, an expansive mountain-view deck and a gas fireplace.
Every element of this Auberge Resort has been designed to maximize the outdoors. Ride the private funicular to the slopeside ski valet and locker room, where the attendants have your boots toasty warm and your skis ready to slide. At the end of the day, ski back in, shed your gear and zip down to the intimate spa, where every treatment is customized.
In the Area
Telluride Ski Resort’s Revelation Bowl is exactly that. It’s steep when you want it, but mellows out into a quarter-pipe slide on the shredder’s far left. In the summer, the terrain becomes an adrenaline junkie’s dream; sign up to go paragliding, whitewater rafting, horeseback riding or rock climbing. The on-mountain dining at Telluride puts other resorts’ cafeteria-style offerings to shame. At the top of the Polar Queen Express lift, Bon Vivant has French country fare and stunning views; pair a glass of Bordeaux with the lamb and Chimay Ale stew. Après, try Telluride Brewing Company’s Ski-in-Ski-Stout at Tomboy Tavern, then catch the gondola into town for dinner at There; the Colorado-Asian fusion small plates include crispy duck breast, steamed buns and rare wagyu steak served with four dipping sauces.
How to Get There
My daughter wanted to stay in Telluride for her birthday and we chose Element 52 and I am so glad we did. Outstanding in so many ways, but I would have to say the staff and service stood out as the very very best. Very casual and high end. I had not been here before and so I did not what to expect. I arranged for a birthday cake since it was my daughter's birthday and there it was as soon as we opened the door with a Birthday card from the staff. I also had arranged for some tours, and horse back riding. It was all done to our liking and it was so nice not to have to plan this all out myself. These nice touches is what makes this wonderful place so amazing. No worries at all. We stayed in A4, which was a 2 bedroom with living and dining and a very nice kitchen. Had a full size washer and dryer. The location of A4 was in a great location because of the easy walk, but it did get quite noisy at times as the stairs were right beside the patio, so if you are looking for quiet this would not be the room to get. You could walk to everything in town from Element 52 and we used the trail path (with a babbling river) for a very scenic short cut to town. The gondola which connects Telluride to Mountain Village was less than a 5 minute walk and it was free to ride. Just taking the ride itself was awesome and so beautiful. This was quite the fairy tale. Hopefully we can come back to Element 52 in the winter and do some snowboarding/skiing.
Had THEE BEST TIME at Element 52. The location is perfect, the residences themselves are stunning, but I was most impressed by the staff. I stayed for nine days and by the end of the trip I knew everyone’s name and they all knew my life story haha. Shout out to Alex, Aaron, Jim, Clay, and Reed for giving me the best suggestions of where to hike, where to eat, and for making my trip extremely memorable.
Excellent service, location and amenities. The room views were amazing. The hot tubs even had great views. The service was top notch. The freshly baked cookies were delicious. Front desk/ concierge were helpful with dinner recommendations.