Ever since its transformation from mining town to resort destination, Telluride has been one of the major Western hubs for alpine activities. Telluride Ski Resort boasts 1700 skiable acres, 300 inches of snow per year, and a wide variety of terrain that will satisfy beginner, veteran, and expert skiers and snowboarders. The mountain's terrain park was voted 2008 Best Terrain Park in the Rocky Mountains by OnTheSnow.com. Most visitors say that the best part of this wintry playground is that it's never over-crowded; after all, Telluride is the "best kept secret in Colorado".
Franz Klammer Lodge, named after the legendary skier, overlooks a valley carved by glaciers, surrounded by the San Juan Mountains of Telluride. After skiing magnificent slopes, slide into an outdoor heated pool or hot tubs, or enjoy a deep pampering massage at our on-site spa. Experience natural majesty with unparalleled personal service at luxurious Franz Klammer Lodge.
Telluride, recognized as one of the top 10 ski destinations in North America, is also registered as a National Historic District, reflecting Telluride's blend of breathtaking outdoor thrills and Victorian charm. Are you in the mood for shopping or dining? Step into the free gondola, waiting to transport you to Telluride.
The Franz Klammer lodge offers two- and three-bedroom condominiums, which can sleep up to eight guests. Our rooms feature custom handcrafted furnishings, Tempurpedic beds, and Italian linens, a master bath with a jetted tub, fireplace, fully-equipped kitchen, and private balcony. The resort itself features access to an on-site private spa and a nearby golf course, heated indoor/outdoor pool, 24-hour concierge service and valet parking.
Most restaurants in Telluride pride themselves on being a grade above the average Rocky Mountains eatery, and their confidence is certainly justified. The Sheridan Chop House, located in the New Sheridan Hotel, is one of the best steakhouses in Colorado. It shares the ground floor of the hotel with the Historic Bar, a venerable establishment that claims to be the oldest bar in the American West. 9545 in Mountain Village serves American fare with French and Italian influences.
For visitors more interested in fine dining, Allred's at the Telluride Ski Resort is one of the premiere restaurants in Telluride, combining a sweeping view of the slopes with dishes like mussel and crawfish appetizers, parmesan truffle fries, and grilled elk. The Cosmopolitan and La Marmotte are two other haute cuisine options that make extensive use of European flavors and use almost exclusively local ingredients.
Telluride was founded in 1878 as a mining town and quickly became a fixture of the American West. Butch Cassidy robbed his first bank in Telluride, and in 1891, a local entrepreneur joined forces with the famous Nikolai Tesla to build the world's first commercial-grade alternating current power plant just outside of town. Around the turn of the 20th century, a series of labor disputes between the miners and mine owners turned violent and garnered a visit from the Colorado National Guard. Things eventually settled down, and Telluride enjoyed for many decades a peaceful existence as a small, unchanging mountain town.
Then the 1970s came, and brought with them a new crop of entrepreneurs who envisioned a different future for Telluride than a small mining town. In 1972, the first ski lift was installed at the brand-new Telluride Ski Resort, and a new era for this sleepy little town began. Hippies, wealthy tourists, and even drug smugglers began flocking to Telluride, and the anti-growth cries of the local old-timers were drowned out by three decades of explosive economic growth that included a booming skiing industry and the annual hosting one of the most famous international film festivals in the world. By the mid-1990s, Telluride was one of the premier mountain resort towns in the country, and remains so today.
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*FEES (PAID AT THE RESORT) 2BR - $28.00 NIGHTLY USAGE FEE PLUS $175.00 CLEANING FEE 3BR - $35.00 NIGHTLY USAGE FEE PLUS $210.00 CLEANING FEE
If a reservation crosses over a Sunday, a room change may be required and the cleaning fee will be applied twice. Owners will be notified in advance should a room change be required.