We just visited the Franz Klammer Lodge during the first weekend in October. We really got a lot of "bang for the buck" at this time of year. The 2 & 3 bedroom condos were priced at low season rates, but the "Fall Colors" were at their height--just breathtaking! Customer service is superb at the Franz Klammer and the condos are lovely and well stocked.
We brought 11 family members aged 2 to 62--and there was something to please everyone. The younger kids & teens loved the pool, game room, and the resort's "climbing rock." We adults loved the hiking and the natural beauty of the area. We all loved taking the free ski gondolas from Mountain Village over the mountain to Telluride and back.
Telluride is in a gorgeous setting and has a very pretty river walk and beaucoup cute shops and fun restaurants. Lots of bike trails and 4 wheel trails in the area. Our favorite 4 wheel trips are Last Dollar Road and Imogene Pass.
This was our 2nd time at the Franz Klammer--but it won't be our last!!