#TravelTuesday: One Month Left to Soar High in Telluride!

by Sarah Bradley on August 23, 2016 in Travels,
Telluride from gondola

Adventure can mean various things, depending on who you ask. Maybe you’re a height seeker who enjoys jumping out of planes from time to time or maybe exploring a new hiking trail does it for you. Perhaps a milder adventure is more your style; taste testing foreign foods and exploring unique shops. Regardless of what your definition of adventure is or what type of thrill you’re looking to experience while on vacation, The Hotel Telluride in Telluride, Colorado has you covered. 

The Hotel Telluride Lobby. Photo Courtesy of The Hotel Telluride.
The Hotel Telluride Lobby. Photo Courtesy of The Hotel Telluride.

The Hotel Telluride’s atmosphere is incredibly homey. Think country chic meets rustic lodge. This skillfully decorated hotel, set in the foothills of downtown Telluride, has 59 rooms which feature antique styled furniture and warm decor like dark leather couches and antler light fixtures. The Summit Suite Series, for example, are 850 square feet one-bedroom suites featuring spacious living areas with fireplaces, full baths with Jacuzzi tubs, dining areas with wet bars and two private balconies. Doesn’t get much better than that!

All rooms have private balconies or patios with breath-taking views of the San Juan mountains. Amenities include free WiFi, kitchen appliances like refrigerators and microwaves, as well as 37-inch flat-screen TVs and iPod docks. No need cannot be met.

Hotel Telluride, CO.
You won’t want to leave your room with accommodations like this! Photo Courtesy of The Hotel Telluride.

If that isn’t enough, there are two outdoor hot tubs, a complete fitness center and signature spa services including massages & skin care treatments. During the winter months, you can rent skis from one of three ski rental shops with special Hotel Telluride discounts. With their complimentary shuttle and ski valet, the Hotel Telluride makes getting to and from the slopes a piece of cake.

For those of you heading to Colorado in search of an adrenaline rush, along with stunning views of the San Juan Mountains, The Hotel Telluride’s Adventure High Package is the deal for you. Better hurry though as it’s only available until September 15, 2016.

The Adventure High Package offers offers a main attraction of rock climbing on the Via Ferrata. Other perks include:

  • Three-night stay in a King Deluxe room
  • ‘Altitude Adjustment’ arrival amenity
  • Daily breakfast for two
  • Packed picnic for your Via Ferrata journey
  • Custom photo during the Via Ferrata climb
Telluride's Via Ferrata climb
Telluride’s Via Ferrata climb. Photo courtesy of The Hotel Telluride.

Telluride’s Via Ferrata climb, meaning “the iron way”, is against a 600-foot rocky mountainside and 350-feet above ground, and is guided on an exposed ladder and cable system. This is an incredibly rare experience in the United States as it’s one of the few places that offers Via Ferrata trails. With three miles of climbing over iconic mountain views and Bridal Veil Falls, this journey is one for the books and allows you to experience Telluride, and life, from a new perspective. Don’t forget to keep your chin up and smile for your complimentary photo of yourself during your climb!

The Adventure High Package is a bucket list item ready to be checked off. It truly enables you to experience, firsthand, the beauty of Telluride and the wonders of life. For any companions hesitant to take on such a thrilling adventure, Telluride has many enjoyable aspects that suit every age (from a more grounded level). With The Hotel Telluride located in the center of downtown, you’re in walking distance of many amazing restaurants and shops, with remarkable views surrounding you.

One restaurant you must try is on site at The Hotel Telluride, The Lobby. Not only is it conveniently located, but some of the finest foods in Telluride are offered there from Executive Chef, Sergio Gonzalez, who has over 20 years of culinary experience. From hearty breakfast options, like Blueberries Buttermilk Pancakes or Hilda’s Biscuits & Gravy, prior to your planned adventures, to gourmet meals like Colorado Coulotte Steak Au Poivre or Fettuccine Primavera to celebrate a job well done.

Some other noteworthy restaurants include 221 South Oak, Allred’s Restaurant, and La Marmotte. All offer delicious and uniquely crafted meals that give you a true taste of Telluride, seeing as the majority of ingredients used are purely local.

Photo Courtesy of Telluride Music Company.

Amongst these amazing restaurants are various shops and boutiques that may also be considered distinctive to Telluride. One quaint aspect of Telluride is that there are almost no chain stores; everything from your hotel to your experience around town is unique. Most of the shops found in Telluride, such as CashmereRED, Telluride Music Company and Scarpe, can only be found exclusively in Telluride, making this shopping experience one heck of an adventure.

So, are you ready for your next adventure? Sign up for The Hotel Telluride’s Adventure High Package today!