After an amazing visit to Austria in 2012, my wife and I wanted to find something comparable closer to home. We had visited most of the ski areas in the west but we were always curious about SW Colorado and the San Juan mountain region. We chose Telluride since we really wanted to get away from the crowds and enjoy a unique part of the country and also have access to world class skiing. We were impressed with Telluride in every way.
The town was classy and rugged, the people friendly, and the infrastructure setup to make our stay as comfortable as possible. We chose to stay in Mountain Village and the Inn at Lost Creek to be close to the ski lifts. Now I know every ski town has ski in-ski out accommodations, but what set this apart from many other towns is the fact that the entire mountain is essentially yours. You step out of the Inn and the complimentary ski valet lays out the skis for you- click in and go down a hundred feet and you are on the lift. When you are done, you ski right back to the valet and he takes care of the rest. Keep in mind that Telluride sits amongst the steepest mountains in the U.S., so your legs will be tired after a day on the mountain. The double blues at Telluride are pretty much black or in some cases double diamonds everywhere else. The Inn gives you access to hot tubs at the property and the pool/spa at sister hotel Madeline. This was another great perk as the pool and the views from the pool are phenomenal. If you have a kid with you, they will love you for this amenity.
The room (1 bdr residence), itself was lovely and cozy, but for my wife, I and our toddler, offered more than enough space. The fireplace, and steam shower were nice touches.
I am not a rep for the hotel, nor do I write reviews very often. However, as I was conducting my research, I found thoughtful and honest reviews very helpful. Therefore I hope my feedback can help folks make their decision.
On the downside, the food in mountain village was nothing to write home about. You have to take the Gondola to town for decent food. Also, be prepared for the elevation. The 11,000 foot bedroom will wake you up occasionally with pounding headaches. Acclimate!
Lastly, if you are driving into town, the Shandoka lot is free day/night. Don't let the tourism dept tell you otherwise. The overnight parking in Mountain village is expensive even for NY standards. Don't do it! You will never need your car while at Telluride in the winter.
Thank you Inn at Lost Creek and Telluride for a fantastic vacation.
- Also Known As:
- The Inn At Lost Creek Hotel Telluride
- The Inn At Lost Creek Hotel
- Hotel At Lost Creek
- At Lost Creek Telluride
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Inn at Lost Creek is slopeside, right on Sunset Plaza in Mountain Village, Telluride. The gondola is steps away, as are numerous excellent choices for dining, shopping, and places to just gaze at the beautiful scenery. It's the ultimate Telluride golf / ski-in, golf / ski-out location. The Inn is fantastic in every season; there's golf, mountain biking, and the awesome summer festivals in Telluride. When you're our guest at the Inn at Lost Creek, you'll also enjoy fine and casual dining, shopping, and luxurious amenities that are all just steps away in Mountain Village and Telluride. ... more less
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