Hotel Columbia Staff Blog

Check out the Telluride Farmers’ Market on Fridays

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The Telluride Farmers’ Market makes summer in Telluride even more special for locals and
visitors alike! Whether shopping for your household, checking out locally crafted jewelry, buying flowers, or
coming by for lunch, the market is sure to impress!!



Finding Your Balance – SUP Boarding on the Valley Floor

Wed Jun. 24, 2015

“Rivers know this: There is no hurry. We shall get there someday.” A.A. Milne Rivers can be so peaceful, and yet powerful and unpredictable, and ultimately…humbling. But just as navigating the narrow waterways, tight curves, and soft rapids of the San Miguel can help teach skills, patience and perseverance; simply floating down the river on […]


Telluride Summertime Love!

Thu Nov. 13, 2014

My favorite time of year in Telluride!  Summer!  It brings warmer weather and clear skies, perfect for exploring the pristine hiking trails and biking trails that start right from the valley floor and right out the front door of Hotel Columbia. Winter’s runoff has unveiled a playground for boaters, rafters and fly fishers starting from […]


Coming Back to Telluride!

Fri Oct. 03, 2014

Driving through the mountains in the fall has always been one of my favorite things to do in Colorado, especially in the southwest. The golden aspens and sporadic rainbows build the anticipation of arriving to this small gem hidden in the San Juan’s that I am lucky enough to call home…Telluride. After spending the past […]


Fall Foliage in Telluride – The Gold Season

Thu Sep. 04, 2014

As festival season comes to a close, the colors of Fall provide a show of their own! The many aspen groves throughout the San Juan Mountains transform from a vibrant green to brilliant yellows and gold. Find variations of color as you tour the scenic San Juan Skyway. Typically, Fall colors starts in mid to […]


Mushroom Hunting

Fri Aug. 22, 2014

It’s August in Telluride and that means fresh, wild mushroooms. This weekend is the annual Mushroom Festival, a great chance to learn about our local fungi and to gather with seasoned locals and visitors. An interesting blend of experts and novice pickers, like myself. It’s just the beginning of the season for us and the […]


Fly Fishing in Telluride

Tue Aug. 19, 2014

It’s that time of year, winter runoff has ended and afternoon showers bring refreshment to area lakes and streams. It’s the season for fly fishing in South Western Colorado. Right outside our door is some of the best fishing in the state. We have the San Miguel River, just steps away, along with the Dolores […]


Mindy’s Favorite Summer Activity

Wed Jul. 09, 2014

There is no summer activity in Telluride better than hiking, and what better way to hike then with a trusty friend by your side. My dog Hobbs and I love to hike the trail to Bear Creek Falls, and the trailhead is just a short walk away from the hotel.  The trail is a gradual […]



Tue Jul. 08, 2014

Telluride was recently voted one of the Best American Cities for Foodies by Conde Nast readers!  As someone who loves and appreciates food, I could not agree more with this acknowledgement.  I am not much of a chef personally, but I have a tremendous appreciation for the outstanding chefs in this town.  Of course, one […]


One of my favorite hikes in Telluride is the Deep Creek Trail

Wed Jul. 02, 2014

One of my favorite hikes in Telluride is the Deep Creek Trail, which starts near the airport and goes directly into the town of Telluride (or vice versa). Even though it’s approximately 10 miles long and it takes a half a day to do, it is worth every step of the way! I normally hike […]