Spent Christmas Holidays in Telluride/Mountain Village and stayed at Mountain Lodge. Everything about our stay was perfect. Telluride is a very special place any time of year. During the holidays even more so.
As far as Mountain Lodge, it is a great place to stay while there. If you are a skier, the accommodations are perfect. Great access to the mountain, ski in ski out, on site lockers, and warm fire place after a day out.
The lobby restaurant and bar is perfectly named "The View". Besides Allred's, it has the best mountain views of any restaurant in town. The food and service is casual but well done, and the bar is a great place to unwind or gather before hitting the town.
The location is ideal, a short walk to the gondola, market, and mountain village town center. If you don't feel like walking, the on site shuttle will drive you and pick you up and the drivers are prompt and courteous. This brings me to the staff... We have stayed at Mountain Lodge many times and always find the staff to be friendly and helpful. From arrival to departure, the Staff provided great service during a very busy time of year. During this visit, we had a small problem with the room which was swiftly resolved. A quick call or visit to the front desk and you will see what I mean.
I really enjoyed my stay at mountain lodge and highly recommend!