My first trip to Telluride will be this summer- should I stay on town or Mountain Village?
Town. :) Closer to the activities for the most part unless you are a huge golfer. Mountain Village is nice, but it does not have the charm of Telluride itself. My $.02
I second the vote for town as well. In my humble opinion, there is NOTHING in mountain village except the hotels you might stay in.
Well, checking into what's availalbe on short notice for July, I'm debating between renting a much larger mega-luxury house 5 mins outside of mt village (San Juaquin road), vs. a comfortable but much smaller house in town (W. Pacific St.). Having never been, its a hard call for me from Washington DC. Any further thoughts?
Stay in town!
Town, town and more town. The smaller house is a better bet as you will be able to park your car and not use it again while there. Staying in a nicer place outside of town means a car trip for every meal or other adventure.
We stayed in Telluride Mountain lodge last August, and truly enjoyed the beautiful scenery from our balcony. We never minded the gorgeous trip down to town on the gondola. We took it at least 3 times a day. Parked in free parking up on the mountain, and easily walked around the town. It is not very big, you know. Except for the Hotel Telluride, which didn't impress me, the lodging is older in town. My 2cents for what it's worth,. The homes up at top of gondola are spectacular!
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I'm sure that I am a lot older than you. I started coming to Colorado in the fifties, if that gives you an inclination. Those were they days when everything was unspoiled and the vulgarity of people spending vast amounts of monies on these mansions was just not done. I was happy to have a cabin with running water on the river somewhere. Telluride is the most pretentious of any of the resort towns in Colorado, with the exception of Aspen, which is utterly ridiculous. I thought the restaurants were absurd with the pricing. Having said that, if a visitor wants to stay in a nice place, the homes are there and that is that. I suggested that only because if I could afford to stay in one of those homes, I would.
staying in town is better. especially if you are with family or friends because everyone can come and go (walking) and you don't all need to drive into and out of town at the same time. also there is currently a lot of road construction on the road into/out of town and that short drive could be a lot longer.
I'll stay in town for my first visit- thx for all the comments!