Unique, high-end experiences are easy to come by in Telluride. Historic downtown Telluride and the Mountain Village each provide their own brand of a Telluride luxury ski vacation. Those who enjoy a quaint experience can find accommodations at one of Telluride’s many historic, converted boutique hotels or those looking for a more posh ski vacation can find larger, more contemporary lodging options in the Mountain Village. There’s nearly a dozen fine dining restaurants in Telluride to choose from, and like the dueling experiences of modern vs. historic, diners can experience world-class meals that encapsulate both big-city and rustic tastes.
Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge is a choice residence club offering all the benefits of your own vacation home with the luxury amenities and personalized world-class service that only Fairmont delivers. Recognized for its proximity to the ski slopes, stunning alpine setting and dedication to service, the Lodge provides luxury accommodations and high-end amenities like a hot tub and an onsite, 24-hour spa.
Madeline Hotel & Residences Telluride, a refined Forbes Four Star, AAA Four Diamond full-service property, is ideally located and offers exceptional ski in ski out access to Telluride Ski Resort. Featuring 84 guest rooms and 46 suites and residences, ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms, Madeline Hotel & Residences guests are pampered with white-glove service and high-tech creature comforts.
The Telluride fine-dining scene isn’t afraid to be itself. At nearly all the Telluride restaurants, especially fine dining hotspots, you’ll find there’s perfect balance of modern touches and revered history. 221 South Oak Bistro beautifully marries old and new world from its atmosphere to its “modern American bistro” fare. The restaurant lives in a Victorian home on South Oak in downtown Telluride, just steps from the Gondola. The menu features wild game, meats and seafood served up with delicious, seasonal vegetables. There is also a full vegetarian menu. And, Sunday brunch is not to be missed, locals and visitors, alike rave about South Oak’s bloody mary’s and eggs benedict.
Nourish you’re tired body with a hearty steak at the New Sheridan Chop House, where quality American cuts meet French style. Since 1895, people have been enjoying the comforts of the New Sheridan Hotel, which houses the Chop House. Modern-day diners can expect incredible head line items like filet mignon, ribeye and sirloin, as well as PEI mussels, trout, duck and house made ravioli.