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Telluride Hotels

$200-$299
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Hotel Madeline Telluride
568 Mountain Village Boulevard
Telluride , Colorado
81435
Tel: 970 369 0880
www.hotelmadelinetelluride.com

In a prime Mountain Village spot steps from the gondola into Telluride town, this 100-room stone-and-stucco resort feels pleasingly intimate despite its large scale. The polished staff—which includes a personal assistant stationed in the cozy Living Room (stocked around the clock with coffee and snacks)—are as courteous as they are good-looking, from waitstaff who remember special requests from the day before to ski valets who wipe down and warm up your gear. The guest rooms, coated in neutral tones that lend it a somewhat generic mountain lodge-style, are nonetheless bright and generously proportioned, with extra drawer space under an obscenely restful bed, a sofa and an armchair with a tufted leather ottomon, complimentary soft drinks, a soaking tub, and a powerful shower with a seating area. The Onyx restaurant, which overlooks the new ice rink, serves waist-widening breakfasts and a more formal meat-and-potatoes menu at night, while Suede Bar is a low-key après-ski choice. Flexible check-out times, a small but inviting indoor pool with bench seating (retractable glass doors open in good weather), and a spa with a relaxation lounge complete with a fireplace round out the amenities.

$200-$299
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Hotel Telluride
199 North Cornet Street
Telluride , Colorado
81435
Tel: 866 468 3501 (toll-free)
reservations@thehoteltelluride.com
www.thehoteltelluride.com

Hotel Telluride, which opened in 2001, strives to meld the Old West with the comfort of an old Europe lodge. The hotel pulls it off with overstuffed couches, antler chandeliers, and 19th-century Edward S. Curtis photos of Native Americans in the lobby. While your room might be decorated with vintage wooden snowshoes, the amenities are very much modern: 250-thread-count sheets, Aveda products, and oversize showerheads. With 59 rooms, the property sits on the quieter, western edge of town, drawing visitors who want in-town convenience without the loud inevitability of Telluride's nightlife.

$300-$399
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Inn at Lost Creek
119 Lost Creek Lane
Mountain Village
Telluride , Colorado
81435
Tel: 888 601 5678 (toll-free)
Tel: 970 728 5678
reservations@innatlostcreek.com
www.innatlostcreek.com

Don't let the rustic design of native stone, weathered timber, and copper accents mislead you. The Inn's mandate is luxury. The service is Telluride's finest, exemplified by valet parkers who stock your rental car with bottled water and granola bars for the return drive to the Montrose airport. In fact, with only 32 rooms to look after, the ski valet, bellman, and concierge are usually free and eager to help with even the tiniest details. ("Sure, we can round up some waterproof gloves for you, miss.") Because it's located inside the Mountain Village, that ski valet gets used—ski-in, ski-out service is the real deal. The spa's rooftop area can be reserved for total privacy, the ultimate province for honeymooners and romantics. But the finest touch here may be the fireplace in each suite, which is no small achievement: Burning permits here are rare and expensive.

$400 or more
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Lumière
118 Lost Creek Lane
Telluride , Colorado
81435
Tel: 866 530 9466
lumieretelluride.com

Lumière debuted in late 2008 as a boutique condo property pitching generously sized rooms (the average guest room measures 386 square feet), suites, and one- to four-bedroom residences, plus personalized service, an intimate setting, and a ski-in/ski-out location in the Mountain Village. The look of the 30 rooms and suites is standard Colorado condo—beige furniture, exposed wood beams—and kitchens in the residences have Wolf ranges and Subzero fridges. What sets it apart from the rest of the condo scene is the amenities, from the complimentary European breakfast (fresh pastries, fruit, yogurt) to the warm and cold splash pools beside the outdoor hot tub. Settle into a spot in front of the fireplace at the Little Bar for nightly sushi and drink specials. Who needs downtown, anyway?—Samantha Berman

$300-$399
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Mountain Lodge at Telluride
457 Mountain Village Boulevard
Telluride , Colorado
81435
Tel: 970 369 5000
mountainlodgetelluride.com

Ski-cabin enclave cum full-service resort, the Mountain Lodge lies in the sweet spot between having a place to yourself and enjoying the amenities (valet, concierge, housekeeping) of a large resort. The property features a mix of luxe three- to six-bedroom cabins, condos, suites, and small lodge rooms. Whatever you book, you'll find rustic pine, leather couches, and private balconies. The hotel is off the Double Chain trail and is truly ski-in/ski-out. Rent skis on site through the Christy Sports outpost, grab breakfast at The View (the restaurant, which, as the name suggests, has a 50-foot wall of windows overlooking the San Sophia range), and schuss off for the day. Return by 2 pm for the daily après-ski happy hour and a dip in the heated outdoor pool. It doesn't get much easier than this.—Samantha Berman

$199 or less
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Mountainside Inn
333 S. Davis Street
Telluride , Colorado
81435
Tel: 888 728 1950 (toll-free)
Tel: 970 728 1950
www.telluridehotels.com/hotels/mountainside-inn-starting-79-night

With kitchenettes in many rooms and a dogs-welcome policy, the Mountainside appeals to the earthy types who used to visit Telluride in the '70s—a population that's diminishing as the place gets haughtier. Rooms are simple, with tables ideal for sitting and slurping ramen noodles. Since the low-slung motel abuts the slopes with ski–in access, guests can exit the snowy forests in late afternoon and head directly for the hot tub. That's when Telluride's true charm shines through: The tub is poised above the gurgling San Miguel River and affords a fine view of the mountains as they turn pink with the sunset, like so much strawberry ice cream.

$200-$299
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New Sheridan Hotel
231 West Colorado Avenue
Telluride , Colorado
81435
Tel: 800 200 1891
www.newsheridan.com

The New Sheridan is actually quite old. The hotel was built in 1891, when Telluride was flush with the spoils of the gold mines, and now caters to a certain old-school set who relish its authenticity. Nonetheless, highlights of its heritage include the Victorian decor, the archival photos of silver and gold miners, and the location, in the vibrant, funky heart of town. The three-story redbrick hotel has 32 rooms that are simply decorated, with dark-wood headboards, plaid throws on the white duvets, and walls lined with wainscoting (some rooms used to have shared facilities, but a 2008 renovation added private bathrooms to every room). The downtown location puts you in the center of the action, but be aware that your après-ski nap may be interrupted by an impromptu drum circle on the sidewalk below.—Samantha Berman

$300-$399
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The Peaks Resort & Golden Door Spa
136 Country Club Drive
Mountain Village
Telluride , Colorado
81435
Tel: 866 282 4557 (toll-free)
Tel: 970 728 6800
www.thepeaksresort.com

Towering over the ski area's base village, the modern-looking Peaks seems somewhat out of place among the area's other hotels. The expansive lobby (pretentiously but not inaccurately called the Great Room), has 30-foot-tall floor-to-ceiling windows with a view that seems to extend to Utah. With a number of yearly conventions and corporate get-togethers, the clientele is at times more likely to be packing a Blackberry than a Burton board. But that doesn't interfere with the skiing: Not only is The Peaks ski-in, ski-out, but it's also home to the Golden Door Spa. This outpost of the Escondido, California, center is known for its "skier's salvation" treatment, which targets the lower back and leg muscles. Of the 174 rooms, try for number 332, whose small deck overlooks both the swimming pool (and its two-story waterslide) and the magnificent San Juan Mountains.

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