Telluride is one of the West’s most alluring warm weather getaways – Robb Report


Telluride is a famous town: a winter wonderland covered in snow, scribbled with ski slopes and lit by fireplaces in cozy lodges. This image is not false, just incomplete. Telluride is also one of the best off-season destinations the West has to offer, with countless hiking and biking trails, top-notch kayaking and paddleboarding on the Alta Lakes, destination restaurants run by local travelers. chefs and Colorado’s finest newly remodeled resort.

Renovated public spaces at Madeline Hotel & Residences.

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Tucked away at 10,540 feet, this resort is Madeline Hotel & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection, where guest experiences include off-roading, horseback riding through wildflower meadows to a saddlebag brunch, Chef-led foraging expeditions and guided fly fishing trips to private mountain streams. Or stay indoors to check out amenities like the Alpine Swim Club, where you can enjoy a drink in the heated outdoor pool with the majestic San Juan Mountains as a backdrop, and one of the newest gourmet restaurants from Telluride, Timber Room, which blends wonderfully handcrafted cocktails (with a notable emphasis on whiskey) to pair with high rustic dishes such as Rocky Mountain Elk Tartare, Buttermilk Fried Rabbit, and an aged bison tomahawk. dry. The hotel’s decor complements the stunning natural scenery – wood-grain walls, sweater-stitch rugs – with floor-to-ceiling windows framing the peaks and valleys in the distance.

Madeline Hotel & Residences Wood Room

The dry-aged bison tomahawk steak at the Timber Room.

Gemma and Andrew Ingalls

Beyond the resort, golfers will revel in mountain views at Telluride Golf Club, one of the tallest courses in the world, while the outdoor happy hour crowd has another reason to visit. to the beloved Cosmopolitan institution, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year (its spicy tuna roll has become the makings of a local legend) which recently opened an outdoor patio with fireplace tables for chilly nights.

Book a Labor Day trip and enjoy the famous annual Telluride Film Festival; stay a few weeks so as not to miss the wine festival, from September 23 to 26. Or maybe the region’s abundance of outdoor activities and natural wonders, such as Bridal Veil Falls, a 365-foot waterfall surrounded by wilderness, has convinced you to make your vacation more permanent? Tom Cruise’s Telluride Estate might just have sold for $ 39.5 million, but, as of this writing, Jerry Seinfeld’s is on the market for less than half that price.


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