Mountain Lodge is perfect! A review of Mountain Lodge At Telluride
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.