This tiny town is known for big mountains and large music festivals. But what many may not know is that it’s the maverick, wild-west attitude of the folks in town that makes Telluride so special. And why people always come back for more. Prepare to travel back in time to a simpler place…but of course you’ll have an all-access pass to today’s contemporary comforts and state-of-the-art luxuries that are sure to push your vacation over the top.
Telluride is made up of two distinct areas: the “Town of Telluride” and “Mountain Village.” Down in the Town, Victorian houses border streets made for horse-drawn carriages and old-timey, cedar-lined saloons that are remnants of the wild western hamlet that once brought eager gold diggers to this precious-metal haven. Great for families and cultured travelers. Mountain Village is a more modern community with the most mountainside lodging and shopping options. Perfect for groups of die-hard skiers who want easy access to the slopes, or vacationers seeking a more posh experience.
So how do you see your vacation transpiring? Are you a snow bum looking to bundle up and speed down one of the country's best mountains? Maybe you enjoy the literal message of someone telling you to “go take a hike.” Or you could just be after cozy quarters where everything you like to do is leisurely with close proximity. Well, you’ve found your community.
When in town, you will have a plethora of dining options at your disposal. So much so, don’t get too insulted if your kids call you just that. Here are just of a few of the many places you can whet your appetite during your stay in this culinary corner of the country.
There are only 2 small grocery stores in town, so it is advisable for guests to do their grocery shopping at a large grocery store in either Montrose, Cortez, or Durango on your way in to be sure you have all you need. Aside from groceries, Telluride is full of small boutique shops, but options are limited. Prepare accordingly!