Telluride lodge feels like a cross between a condo and a hotel. A lot depends on the owners of the unit, but also on where it's situated. #420 is on the lower of two levels, with views of... the other condos. No real reason to open the shades. Maybe typical of 'premium' condo rentals, the surface fixtures are nice enough but the underlying construction is cheap -- if someone's staying in the unit above you, you'll easily keep track of their comings and goings. And getting up from a chair. And sitting back down. And turning on the tv... The carpets and furniture are clean but pretty worn.
The unit has 3 bedrooms, 2 of which are (or feel like they're) subterranean -- only the master bedroom is above sea-level. The living space is comfortable for 3-4 people, but would've been crowded for 6. The kitchen is well stocked with reasonable equipment, and cooking was not a problem. (Just don't look for a place to store any food other than on the countertops.)
Telluride Lodge is across the street from the base of Coonskin lift, which turns out to be not so convenient for getting up onto the mountain unless you're going to ski Coonskin lift all day. To get to The Plunge or any of the back bowls (or the Mountain Village blue runs), you'll want to take Oak Street lift or the gondola -- both about a 10 minute walk from TL. Coming home at the end of the day, even if you don't want to ski the snow-hungry black scree runs (Milk Run...), it's possible to take Telluride Trail all the way down to the base of Coonskin, though, so the walk home can be short (across one street). As a bonus, Telluride's grocery store is close, so the 10-minute walk into town for shopping or restaurants/bars is at least partially offset by a 2-minute (indoor) stroll to the grocery.
The rental agency for #420 (Elevation Rentals) has friendly people. But we made daily phone calls to them because of lack of info in the condo. No parking pass that was promised, wifi setup and passwords not as instructions suggested, no info on where to get the bus into town, no info on where to take the garbage, no spare garbage bags... Problems were fixed. But why were there problems to begin with?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of the largest condominium complexes in Telluride, the Telluride Lodge sits on 5 acres of park-like setting with BBQ stations and plenty of grassy areas in the summer. For guests during the winter season – skiing and other activities are close by with lift 7 right across the street. Approximately one-third of the condos are available for Vacation Rental, in sizes from Studio to 3-bedroom. Each apartment has its own individual style, but all are based on a split-level floorplan. Every residence has a full kitchen and living room, wireless internet access, and parking on site (limit one car per unit). In fall 2011, the new hot tub - one outdoor, one indoor - and steam room reopened for residents' use. Just to the north of the complex is a grocery store and visitor center. Just to the south is the San Miguel River and Telluride Ski Area lift #7. And historic downtown Telluride is 5 short blocks away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Telluride Hotel Telluride