Life is Better in Telluride
A spring sojourn to the San Juans
"...about as close as you could ever be to 3,845 vertical feet of lift-served skiing..."
“Lovely hotel with great amenities”
"This hotel is steps from the gondola in town close to many restaurants and shops...
By minimizing the impact the Hotel Columbia has on the environment, we aim to create a healthier environment for our guests, our staff and the earth as a whole.
Hotel Columbia Telluride. It's hard to go wrong with views of the mountains, the gondola, and the San Miguel River. The Victorian style has been replaced with cool contemporary. A 2009 remodeling completely changed the face of this Telluride favorite. Everything from the art on the walls to the flooring and the beds to the TVs has been replaced with pieces in a neutral palette of cool creams and toasty tans. Two of the suites even have hot tubs on their decks. The gracious staff will store your mountain bike or your skis, and with the gondola right there it's easy to access just about anything. The in-house Cosmopolitan restaurant($$$$) is the...
Where to Stay: Hotel Columbia (301 W. San Juan Ave.; 800-201-9505, 970-728-0660; www.columbiatelluride.com) Location, location, location! This handsomely updated boutique hotel stands by the San Miguel Riverat the base of the ski area (right by the gondola). It’s within easy walking distance of restaurants and shops. The 21 rooms and suites are contemporary but cozy, decorated in pleasant neutrals. Amenities include pillow-top beds with goose-down comforters, flat-screen TVs, wireless Internet, and iPod clock radios; some rooms have view balconies and hot tubs. All guests get a deluxe continental breakfast at the hotel’s Cosmopolitan Restaurant, a...
The next stop was to move to a lovely hotel in town for a more authentic, western experience. We chose the recently renovated Hotel Columbia. Telluride was originally named Columbia, but it had to be changed due to the confusion with a California town of the same name. With a nod to the past and firmly footed in the present, the Hotel Columbia ensconced us in mountain luxury. Our suite was post modern bliss with air conditioning, a fabulous balcony and Jacuzzi. It felt great to soak in the Jacuzzi after having stretched our muscles to the limit!
5.HOTEL COLUMBIA Situated alongside the San Miguel River, just steps from the gondola in town, this luxury hotel beckons with 22 warmly decorated rooms and suites completed with fireplaces and balconies, as well as a library room and the excellent Cosmopolitan restaurant. 800-201-9505, columbiatelluride.com.