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... to the weatherman it was supposed to snow at 2am for a few hours. I was determined to see snow so I was waiting up for it. Unfortunately it hit about 4am and I was over waiting so instead I went out our back door which led straight to a massive mountain that had leftover snow on it and ran through it throwing snow balls and making snow angels. I had a blast but pretty quickly was drenched and cold. So decided to call it a ...
... from See Forever are beautiful and I was lucky it was a clear day.
I stopped skiing about 3:30pm and downloaded back to town on the gondola. I then sat in the hot tub until 5pm when I had a few snacks at the hotel happy hour. I then walked around and looked at some of the shops and had dinner at Brown Dog Pizza. The pizza is supposed to be really good, but I opted for the cheesy bread and cheese burger with American cheese. The food was really good, but the atmosphere ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mountain Lodge At Telluride
Majestic Views, Beautiful Lodge!
We stayed at the Mountain Lodge July 18-24th. Our room was a two bd, 3 ba, condo w/fireplace. The room was clean and nicely appointed. The view from our condo was not great, but the views from anywhere outside were. MAJESTIC!!! My teenage sons were able to hop on the gondola at any hour for mountain biking or a trip into Telluride (approx 13 minute ride)
The downside to this lodge is: smoking! The lodge allows smoking on the balconys only. We just happened to have the room next to smokers, and the smoke blew into our room every evening. This was a problem for us. I'm hoping in the future The Lodge considers a non-smoking environment.
Disappointed. noisy - difficult to sleep
The set-up of our 2-bedroom condo was great, but it was apparent that most of the effort went in to cosmetic appearance and not quality construction. We heard the plumbing through the walls and other guests walking (and banging) on the floor above us. I would not choose to stay there again.
A Wonderful Stay
We stayed at one-bedroom studio the Mountain Lodge at Telluride in Mid-January. The room was small, but in good condition. The view from our room 3010 was magnificent. We saw one of the ski runs and the Rockies in the distance. The most incredible part of our stay was the service. Our luggage arrived a day late and it was sent directly to our room while we were out. Some days when the altitude was getting to us, we asked for ride to the gondola and the van appeared before we were left the lobby. At one point, we were having a problem with the stove, and had the door open. A hotel worker who happened to be walking by, stopped in and helped. The staff was truly amazing. The skiing was great too!
Beautiful location, but hotel could be better....
We recently stayed 7 nights at the Mountain Lodge, for a conference which was held at the nearby conference center. We stayed in a regular room, not a kitchen unit or suite. The room was small, but not too cramped. We found the price to be very reasonable, and the hotel staff were gracious.
The Mountain Lodge is in a truly beautiful location, with stunning views of the mountains around Telluride. The main lodge is nicely furnished, with a bar, and cozy pool area. We liked the bath robes which were hanging in our closet for our use during our stay.
However, there were some things that bothered me, so I decided to write this review.
We stayed in the Prospect Creek unit, which is conveniently located to the main lodge. I believe that many (if not all) of the units at Mountain Lodge are actually condos. Therefore, some of the usual hotel amenities are not available.
For instance, there are no ice machines. You must go to the front desk and ask for ice. Also, there was no breakfast available, although they did offer coffee in the main lodge.
If you want to park near the lodge, it costs $20 per day. We decided to park in the free garage, which is a 5-10 minute walk. Since there was a lot of construction near the free parking garage, the walk was over dirt and gravel, with an incline. Comfortable hiking shoes are a must. I must say that the hotel staff was very friendly, and they were always available to give a free shuttle ride to the gondola, which helps if you don't want to wear walking shoes all the time!
Local calls were $1 each, which irritated me, since we made dinner reservations a couple of nights.
Also, you are encouraged to ride the free gondola into the town of Telluride. However, you will be charged $7 per night, for the gondola, since "all" hotels charge this fee. So, the gondola really isn't "free" after all!
Another complaint about the hotel, was that the walls seemed very "thin", i.e. sound traveled through them too easily! We could hear the radio and TV next door. It got so bad, that we even had to change rooms during our stay, and our second room wasn't as nice as the first (location wise), but it was more quiet (even though we could still hear the new neighbors).
All in all, the Mountain Lodge is a nice place to stay, but could be improved in a few areas.
Great place to stay
We booked a studio room during the Bluegrass Festival and really enjoyed our stay. The room was spacious and even included a fireplace. Our room happened to have a private balcony that looked over wooded space and we could hear the creek running below - very peaceful. The bed was very comfortable, the room was clean, and the staff was very friendly. We would stay here again.
Great Ski Trip
We had an great ski vacation in Telluride in early February. The Mountain Lodge at Telluride was very well furnished and in a beautiful location. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. The skiing was excellent, with no lift lines.
Mountain Lodge is perfect!
My wife and I just returned from Telluride/Mountain Village, and we were very impressed with the entire ski area and with the Mountain Lodge. The Lodge is in a great location in Mountain Village as you drive into town and offers a 200 yd. or so walk to the free Gondola that goes right into Mountain Village Core. It has a great appeal inside and out due to it's stone and log construction that fits well with the Mountain Village scene. From a skiing standpoint, The Lodge rests between two of the main ski runs that come through Mountain Village, Double Cabins and City Bypass. Both of these are green runs allowing my wife (a beginning skier) and I to ski directly down to lifts 1 and 10.
We stayed in one of their 1 bedroom condos and were very surprised with the level of attention to detail in the room and with the awesome views from the balcony! The room was extremely clean, had flagstone floors, a doublesided fireplace, granite counters in the full kitchen and the bath, and even all stainless appliances. Even the furniture was top of the line and well-maintained, which surprised us due to our experience with other ski condos.
The staff was very friendly and professional and offered a prompt shuttle service (used a new Suburban) to go the two blocks to Mountain Village Core. The main Lodge area was impressive with the large lounge area with huge four-sided fireplace, wireless, coffee service, in-house rental shop, fitness center, and large deck with pool/hot tub area. The mountain views from the hot tub were hard to beat and it hit the spot after a long day of skiing.
The only thing we would have hoped The Lodge offered would be a continental breakfast with the coffee service. Although, the main Lodge has a great bar with snacks, light menu, etc., they do not yet offer breakfast options. My wife and I did find a nice spot at The Core, called 9545, that provided a great breakfast. Overall, The Mountain Lodge is a place we will return to in the future when we bring our boys. We highly recommend this establishment and Mountian Village in general.
Nice, but small
Stayed here in Januuary and had a 3 bedroom condo. It was a little small, but nice and clean and well priced. Walking distance to Mountain Village and the gondola and easy ski in and ski out. We had 6 people in the condo and it was a little tight but, all in all, nice experience.
Few complaints here
Just returned from Mountain Lodge and found it to be very nice accomodations. Not huge but larger than some of the others in town. The staff was helpful and quick to respond. Two things we did not like--hot tub was quite small (but had a nice view) and the "cd" player
was in the television. It had horrible sound. Also tv was quite small for a condo. But clean and nice furnishings.
You can't get any better. This place is wonder, relaxing and private. Rooms are big and top of the line. Full kitchens allow for real cooking. Ask for a corner room for spectacular views of the slopes. The only problem we had was there is only a buffet breakfast, but the rest of the day there is no food, just a bar. So, you have to get to town to go to the grocery. Not bad, but you've got to plan a little.