Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Trip To Telluride - Part Two

As far as I'm concerned, the place to stay in Telluride was in Mountain Village, not in the actual town of Telluride which was situated in narrow claustrophobic valley.
Granted the Village was a bit removed and a car was required,
but unlike the town it was quiet and had expansive views

The house that we stayed in was part of the Lodges on Sundance
all built with classic Western style log construction.
It was adjacent to the Sundance run
so it had the all important ski in - ski out access

There were windows everywhere so there was plenty of interior light
not that you can tell from this photo

Here's the image from the rental website.
See how bright it was?
I loved the fact that the house was decorated in warm shades of earthy brown with comfy wing chairs, a distressed leather couch, a cozy fireplace and a flat screen tv.

Looking backwards from the living room was an open kitchen with carved wood cabinets and granite counters.  Above it was the open loft-office.

In the corner next to the kitchen was the dinning area with comfortable high backed chairs and a large wooden table.
Since there were six of us staying in the house I appreciated the spaciousness of the interior.
I also loved all of the details in the decoration such as this antler chandelier

and this carved wood armoire
I would definitely recommend the Lodges on Sundance
as long as you can handle the altitude.
Finally, on the topic of altitude, the highlight of my trip was taking the gondola up the mountain to meet up with some friends for drinks then dinner at Allred's Restaurant
The food was great and the view of the valley was amazing.
If you go to Telluride, in summer or winter, do not miss Allred's.
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Deja Pseu said...

Wow, that lodge is *fantastic!* Ski in/ski out sounds fabulous, no having to trudge around in ski boots.

Belle de Ville said...

Pseu, it was great although where you stay in Beaver Creek is pretty great too.

Ruby Tuesday said...

What a fabulous place with gorgeous furniture .. wonderful winter wonderland xx

David Toms said...

I have always wanted to stay in a log cabin in the snow!

Sydney Shop Girl said...

Oh how beautiful and calming!

So different to the Australian getaway look.

SSG xxx

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Faux Fuchsia said...

how GLAM!!!! Is boiling hot here, not conducive to 36 weeks pregnant x

GlamorousGirl said...

love all of these photos :)
nice blog :) i'm gonna visit it again :)

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