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".
The River Club's rustic charm reflects the history of Telluride, nestled in the majestic San Juan Mountains. It is located just along the banks of the San Miguel River at the heart of the historic Depot District. The two and three bedroom residences have all the appointments you'd expect to find in a lavish mountain home, including steam showers and spa/soaking tubs, fireplaces, full kitchens with granite countertops and much more. Let The River Club's fabulous amenities soothe your mind and body.
Telluride, a once-sleepy mining town, is now well known for its activities and events. Its legendary ski areas in the winter and incredible line-up of 20 festivals a year make it a world-famous destination. Ski on world-class slopes with views of 14,000-foot peaks and pristine waterfalls. Treat yourself to a vacation you will never forget at The River Club.
The River Club offers two- and three-bedroom condominiums, which can sleep up to eight guests. Our rooms feature gas fireplace, washer and dryer, cable TV, Wi-Fi, steam showers and spa-style tubs, hardwood flooring, bathrobes, and L'Occitane bathroom products. The resort itself features a Members' Lounge with large stone fireplace, a family recreation room with a Nintendo Wii, a complimentary shuttle service to airport/town, and a complimentary coffee and tea in the Club Room, as well as fitness center, valet parking and an outdoor natural rock jetted tub.
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.
|Raintree at The River Club* — Telluride, Colorado — Direct Exchange|
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*Supplemental fee per night (paid at the resort): 2BR - $25.00 3BR - $35.00
Full week stays only, with check-in on Saturday for reservations until 5/02/2013 or between 10/26/2013 and 5/01/2014 and check-in on Friday for reservations between 5/03/2013 and 10/25/2013.