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Telluride Voted #1 Ski Resort in America!

TELLURIDE, Colorado (Dec.,2014) — Condé Nast Traveler Magazine readers voted Telluride Ski Resort the number one ski area in America for the third year in a row. However, the high rankings don’t end there. Telluride also came in #1 for Trails & Runs, Lifts & Lines, Accommodations, Scenery, Food & Restaurants, and the small mountain town nabbed the #2 spots for Nightlife & Après-ski, and Value.

“Being named the best ski area in America for the third year in a row is an incredible honor for both the resort and the destination,” states Brad Larsen, VP of Sales and Marketing for Telluride Ski Resort. “This award, coming from the readers of Condé Nast Traveler, speaks volumes to the guest experience our community delivers year-after-year.”

Condé Nast Traveler is one of the most trusted names in travel. The annual readers’ choice survey, which first started in 1988 a year after the magazine began, bestows honors across many categories including best hotels, cities, islands, cruise lines, and resorts of the world. The 2014 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards had nearly 77,000 responses. For the full and comprehensive list of awards visit

Telluride, which has always been known as a remarkable destination, has earned high marks in other publications as well. This year Ski Magazine readers voted Telluride the #4 Top-Ranked Western Ski Resort, its highest placement in recent memory, as well as #1 for Best Overall Satisfaction, Best Sustainability, Best Character, and Best Scenery. Telluride also made USA Today’s list for 10 most scenic ski resorts in the world.

With direct flights from 10 major airports including, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Phoenix Sky Harbor, Phoenix/Mesa, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, Chicago and Newark getting to this award winning destination is easier than ever. Upon arrival this pedestrian friendly town welcomes guests with its historic charm and towering peaks. After visiting, it is easy to see why Telluride consistently ranks high on the world’s best travel lists.


Let the experts at Telluride Luxury Rentals & Real Estate help plan your next amazing vacation in Telluride.  We have access to the entirety of lodging options in the area and would love to provide the best recommendations and hand to hand services for your vacation planning.  Contact us today!

FEATURED PROPERTY: Mountain Village Must See

There is something truly magical about the Town of Mountain Village. Sitting just above the town of Telluride, the beauty of the mountains that surround the town are breathtaking and expansive, allowing views of the Wilson Mountain Range to the southwest and the La Sal Mountains to the west in Utah, as far as the eye can see (hence the Telluride Ski Resort’s See Forever run). For those who feel the need for a more expansive setting, owning a home in this ski resort area is a must.

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Our featured property for this week is a beautiful ski-in/ski-out residence, 581 Mountain Village Boulevard, Unit B. This property sits in an ideal location, being adjacent to the Mountain Village core (town center) and within a short walking distance to the free gondola that connects Mountain Village to the town of Telluride. The 3,594 square foot home features four beautiful bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and offers fireplaces throughout. With elevator access to all floors, the multi-story home is accessible to all.

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Want to see more on this amazing home? Follow us on Facebook and Instagram all this week for daily videos, photos and more details and search for all of the content on this property by search the hashtag #581MVillageBlvd.

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End of an Era: San Sophia Inn demolished for new accomodations

An era of pastel-colored building in the Town of Telluride ended today as demolition crews have begun to remove the San Sophia Inn (Aspen Street End) to make way for new, high-end accommodations. Although full details have not been released about the development that will be replacing the Inn site, it is said to be a multi-unit building offer new in-town lodging.

Stay tuned on our blog for updates on the construction and details on this new accommodation!

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FUN HISTORY FACT: The San Sophia Inn was built in 1988 on the site of the original 1890’s Telluride horse stable.

Telluride Luxury Wants to Stay in Touch!

Here at Telluride Luxury Rentals & Real Estate, we want to stay in touch with you, our clients! Sure, email works and so does picking up the phone, but we want to be able to reach you on every channel you connect with. We ask you to connect with us on our social media channels so we can best keep you in the loop with everything Telluride Luxury.

On our outlets we update you on general Telluride goings-on as well as make sure you are the first to know about new real estate listings, the best lodging offerings and will connect you to all things Telluride as interactively as possible. Check out our social media outlets and connect with us!

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FEATURED PROPERTY: Beautiful Home on Telluride Main Street

For all of those who have visited Telluride, it’s easy to day dream about what it would be like to live in the Box Canyon. Waking up to magnificent views, skiing all winter, enjoying the festival music all summer. Not to mention the hiking, biking, rafting, fly fishing–just a few of the activities you could enjoy if you lived here year-round.

Well what’s stopping you? Here at Telluride Luxury we are lucky enough to have incredible properties on our list. This week we are featuring an amazing historic home located on Telluride’s Main Street, Colorado Avenue. Built in 1900, the single-family home at 445 West Colorado Avenue, was constructed at the height of the mining-boom that swept across the Western United States. During 1900, Telluride hit a populous high of 2,446, more than current numbers. The home was more than likely an outcome of this growth.

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The home features a beautiful, rustic-style remodel that was completed in 1998. Sitting high on the north side of Colorado Avenue, the house brings in outstanding views of the Telluride Ski Resort, Ballard Peak, Ajax and more as well as ample natural lighting throughout the day. With large southern-facing windows, you can watch the hustle and bustle of town while being away from the noise of foot traffic of town center. Another perk of this amazing home is the additional guest house. As anyone living in a resort town can attest, you live in paradise, your friends will want to come and visit! This additional space can be used for family and friends visiting, as a rental unit or for your own pleasure (art studio? mini vacation from the kids?).

Like what you see? Contact broker Rosie Cusack to get more information about this historic property via email, or by phone, 970.728.0461.

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Want to see more on this amazing home? Check out our Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest or Google+ accounts and search for the hashtag #445WestColorado to see videos, photos and descriptions of the home details.

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The Wall Street Journal: Elks Lodge Turned Loft


“The owner, Joanne Brown, 66, purchased the third floor of this former Elks Lodge in Telluride, Colo., through a limited-liability company in 2003 for $2.175 million, according to public records. She and her husband, Harmon Brown, 80 renovated the top-floor space into a more than 6,200-square-foot luxury apartment around 2004.”

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Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, Sep 14 – 16th 2012

DATE: 14th Sep 2012 – 16th Sep 2012
TIME: Starts at 10:00am

The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival takes place in Telluride Town Park, a renowned outdoor music venue with breath-taking mountain vistas for a backdrop. At the heart of our venue is the Fred Shellman Memorial Stage, a small, humble wooden stage that has held the weight of legends over the years.

When B.B. King performed here in 2004, he sat on this Viagra Viagra same stage, looked out at the mountains before him, and told the crowd, “Out of the 90 different countries I’ve been to, I’ve never seen anything more beautiful than what you have here.” It’s not the altitude that’ll take your breath away. It’s the views.

Coming to town?  Contact us today and we’ll find you the perfect lodging while you are here and take you around to some amazing properties!

KOTO Guest DJ Winner Rosie Cusack

as reported by Telluride Daily Planet, August 16, 2012

KOTO Guest DJ Silver Tongue Winner Rosie Cusack, right, celebrates her fundraising feat with engineer Susanne Cheavens in the KOTO studios.  Cusack was generic cialis online among venta de cialis the real estate guest DJs who took the air Friday to kick off summer fundraising for the community radio station.  Cusack, of Telluride Luxury Rentals and Real Estate, Inc. raised $4,000…”

USA Pro Cycling Challenge – Finish in Telluride, Aug 20 – 21st 2012

DATE: 20th Aug 2012 – 21st Aug 2012
TIME: Starts at 10:00am

“America’s Race” is coming to Telluride. The second annual USA Pro Cycling Challenge will take place August 20-26, 2012. More than 1 million spectators are expected to once again line the route to see if Levi Leipheimer can defend his title as winner of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge.

Telluride will provide a breathtaking backdrop levitra in uk for Levitra the stage one finish on Monday, August 20, 2012. Join us as we cheer on Olympians, World Champions and Tour de France podium winners as they race through the majestic Rockies, enduring more mountain passes than any other race in North America.

Coming to town?  Contact us today and we’ll find you the perfect lodging while you are here and take you around to some amazing properties!