This lodge has everything you could want for a perfect ski vacation in Telluride. It is a short walk from the Gondolas which take you up, down to Telluride town, or just about anywhere you want to go. In the gondola square is a great grocery store offering everything you could possibly need in your condo, including pre-prepared meals. The walkway the Mountain Lodge has between it and the gondola station is a delightful winding path which is pleasant and relatively short, even in the coldest weather.
The Mountain Lodge offers a variety of room types. They are exquisitely furnished and maintained. If you are fortunate, you will get one with huge sliding door windows opening onto a private porch overlooking the slopes. It is truly ski in, gondola out! The condos feature gas fireplaces that go through and open to both the living area and the bedroom.
The spacious living room features a large flat screen TV and comfy leather-like couches and lounge chairs. The couch also turns into a large sleeper sofa. The ceilings are vaulted and decorated with rustic chandeliers. The rustic furniture suits the ski lodge atmosphere, and everything is well-chosen and sturdy.
There is a full dining room, and a remarkably well-furnished kitchen. In our one-bedroom condo, we could have entertained at least 6 for dinner! The kitchen features a full-sized refrigerator, microwave, stove, and all the conveniences. Flatware and dishes are provided, as well as a dishwasher. It is a delight to have breakfast or dinner overlooking the slopes. The living area in the 1 bedroom junior suite is huge, as is the dining area, kitchen and entryway. The bedroom is quite large, as is the master bathroom, and you have the additional benefit of a powder room.
There are several thermostats in the different rooms, so you are able to control the temperatures separately, if desired. The "powder room" has a sink and toilet, and the master bath has a full whirlpool tub with glass enclosure. The master bathroom has double sinks and lots of room.
The Queen or King beds are very comfortable, and covered in lightweight but warm quilts. There is a large flat screen TV in there, as well. Our bedroom window was large and also looked out over the ski slopes.
The lodge building has several restaurants and a heated pool, all of which are a short walk away from any condo. There is valet parking underneath the lodge. The sidewalks are all heated, so it is safe and easy to walk from one end of the complex to the other. The snow is kept shoveled and under control, and you always have easy access.
We also stayed there off season, and it is an equally great location even when not skiing. The proximity to the gondola is priceless. We drove all around the mountaintop area, and there are many lovely places to stay--but none seemed to have the uniquely perfectly location as the Mountain Lodge. The staff and service were excellent, and we will be back. We want to try out their restaurants and other facilities next time.
Plus, they give you a great laminated fabric tote bag, complete with their picture, which is perfect for carrying groceries back to your room.