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!