Where to stay in Telluride: Your Full Guide

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    One of the best ski towns in the United States, Telluride also offers summer fun in the form of festivals, hiking and more. And if you’re figuring out where to stay in Telluride, read on for a list of our favorite resorts and hotels.

    Better yet, book your Colorado travel with a Fora Advisor and stay at the best places in Telluride for the same price as booking alone. As travel experts and insiders, advisors can grant you access to awesome hotel and resort upgrades as well as other cool extras.

    Why visit Telluride, Colorado? How does it compare to other Colorado ski towns?

    Telluride is one of the best places to stay in Colorado. The town presents a good balance between the world-class experience expected in Aspen (check out our Aspen winter itinerary) or Vail and the small-town vibe you’ll find at a place like Crested Butte or Steamboat Springs. The town has a luxe feel, but retains its intimate charm.

    Most people visit Telluride during ski season, which generally lasts from November to March (our guide on the best time to visit Colorado has more details). However, warmer months offer plenty of hiking opportunities, particularly in the surrounding San Juan National Forest or Mesa Verde National Park, which is about 90 minutes away.

    It’s worth mentioning that a Fora Advisor can also help you decide where to stay in Vail — see our Vail itinerary — or find a room at one of the top boutique hotels in Aspen, if you desire peak luxury.

    The five best places to stay in Telluride

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    Whether you’re looking for a winter adventure in Telluride or a place to stay while you trek through the wilderness in summer, we have your back. In no specific order, here’s where to stay in Telluride.

    1. Lumière with Inspirato: where to stay in Telluride for a posh, yet homey experience

    The Lumière with Inspirato hotel provides cozy, but lavish accommodations. Even standard rooms are equipped with a fireplace to get warm after a day of skiing at the Telluride resort. 

    Amenities abound at this four-star hotel, and there’s everything you could need to unwind, like a full spa, a heated pool and saunas (the perfect equation for a relaxing Colorado bachelorette party).

    2. Dunton Town House: the best place to stay in Telluride for a private gathering

    Dunton Town House is the sister hotel to the five-star Dunton Hot Springs, one of the most unique places to stay in Colorado. This northern Italy-themed hotel is laid-back compared to its ritzy sibling, but this is where to stay in Telluride if you’re looking for a private getaway. It’s especially well-suited for a small company retreat or family trip.

    A Fora travel advisor can give you the lowdown on either Dunton resort, as well as any potential perks when booking with them.

    3. The Peaks: where to stay in Telluride to relax in a mountain spa

    Restoration and rebalancing are major themes at The Peaks Resort & Spa, Colorado’s largest spa. The ski slopes are easily accessible from The Peaks, but this is the best place to stay in Telluride if you want to be pampered: all hotel guests receive complimentary access to the spa. 

    Expect nothing but a serene spa experience coupled with plenty of fitness options to treat both mind and body — all with a beautiful mountain backdrop.

    4. Inn at Lost Creek: the best place to stay in Telluride for a rustic feel and outdoorsy adventures

    The Inn at Lost Creek is a four-star, ski-in / ski-out hotel located in the heart of Telluride. Whereas The Peaks emphasizes rest and relaxation, the Inn at Lost Creek prioritizes adventure and staying active. 

    However, guests of the Inn at Lost Creek can also enjoy complimentary access to the spa at The Peaks Resort, so you don’t have to choose one theme over another. Rent skis from the hotel, hit the slopes (or hike through the San Juan Forest in summer) then recover at The Peaks’ spa.

    Speak with your Fora Advisor to learn more about the Inn at Lost Creek or any other Colorado resort for families.

    5. Madeline Hotel & Residences: where to stay in Telluride for luxury

    An upscale experience through and through, the Madeline Hotel is widely considered the most luxurious hotel in Telluride. From poshly decorated and spacious guest rooms to premier residences with gorgeous views of the surrounding Rocky Mountains, experiences at the Madeline are top-tier.

    This centrally located and massive resort features a variety of attractions, including immersive art installations in Reflection Plaza, as well as convenient access to the gondolas and shopping at Mountain Village. 

    Decide where to stay in Telluride with a Fora Advisor

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    Expert recommendations, personalized itineraries and VIP perks can all be yours for the same price as booking alone. 

    Let a Fora Advisor help you decide where to stay in Telluride, or elsewhere, like where to stay in Denver (including Denver’s best boutique hotels), and make your trip an unforgettable experience.


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