Telluride & Mountain Village
Nestled into a west-facing canyon, boxed in by 13,000-foot peaks and two of Colorado’s largest waterfalls, Telluride is one of North America’s most luxurious, yet down to earth ski towns.
In 1964 three-fourths of the downtown area was named a National Historic Landmark District. The town government subsequently adopted aggressive design review guidelines to blend new buildings into the 400-acre downtown’s late-19th and early-20th century architecture.
Elbow room is important here. Twenty percent of the town’s tax revenues are devoted to buying public open space; the local San Miguel Conservation Association has protected more than 5,000 acres, including the heart of Bear Creek.
Telluride’s Mountain Village, located at the base of lift 4, accounted for nearly two-thirds of the region’s real estate transactions last winter, mostly in single-family homes.
Mountain Village is a short gondola ride away from downtown Telluride and hosts a variety of luxury hotels and condos, stylish boutiques and spas, and five-star dining.