Concierge.com's insider take:
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.