It's hard not to love any place that is located just outside of Mountain Village in Telluride - it's a gorgeous location! Our upgraded room was incredible and service was really outstanding - above and beyond our expectations. I'm sorry I didn't get the names of those who helped us during our three-night stay because their customer service was exemplary. We asked a lot of questions and were always treated kindly and professionally. It was wonderful to have a full kitchen and nearby market for our food and drink. It's a short walk to to the gondola into Mountain Village or Telluride. We didn't need our car at all so took advantage of valet parking. We took our bikes on the gondola up to Station St. Sophia to start the Village Trail and followed the trail until it came out right next to the lodge - it's a great place to stay if you're mountain biking. Village Trail is not technically difficult but I'm a newbie and there were sections that were a little difficult for me - steep descents, big roots, tight switchbacks, muddy sections, rocks, etc. Our room had a small balcony with chairs where we could sit and enjoy the views and cool weather. We wouldn't hesitate to return to Mountain Lodge when we visit the area again - it's heaven on earth!!