In the latter part of 2008, two locally-owned vacation rental companies, Alpine Lodging & Real Estate and Telluride Mountain Lodging, merged. Each firm had been operating for 16 years, making the newly created entity the most experienced vacation rental management company in Telluride. Immediately after this union, the opportunity presented itself to acquire another of Telluride's most trusted vacation rental companies, ResortQuest Telluride. By April 2009, Alpine Lodging Telluride, then called Telluride Alpine Lodging, became the largest vacation rental firm in Telluride with a portfolio that included condos, homes, Manitou Lodge and River Club.
In late 2009, it became apparent that there was a gap in the Telluride market for quality property management services. As a result, a partnership was forged with Sea to Ski Premier Home Management, based in Park City, UT. Sea to Ski had been successfully offering property care and concierge services in Park City since 2004. With an effective business model, Sea to Ski was ready to expand and enter a similar market in Telluride.
In more recent years, Alpine Lodging Telluride assumed management of the Bear Creek Lodge and Hotel Columbia. We cater to the needs of more than 13,000 Telluride visitors every year through an inventory of over 400 lodging properties, ranging from value to luxury. With our local and experienced owners and staff, we take pride in offering a vast knowledge of Telluride as well as a diverse inventory of lodging in Telluride and Mountain Village.
In 2015, Alpine Lodging Telluride expanded its operation to include another destination, Sun Valley, Idaho. Alpine Lodging Sun Valley offers a portfolio of over 100 vacation rentals comprised of condos and homes in Sun Valley, Ketchum, Elkhorn, and Warm Springs. With two locations, the decision was made to officially change our name to Alpine Lodging Telluride to allow for future growth outside the area.
Today, Alpine Lodging Telluride remains locally owned and operated. The depth of hospitality experience possessed by the team, from sales to housekeeping and from guest services to owner services, is unparalleled in Telluride. The company values its place within the community and the owners sit on several local boards and committees. Most of our employees actively volunteer their time to a variety of organizations and many contribute to the flavor of Telluride as musicians, actors, choral society singers and CrossFit coaches. Additionally, the company is proud to support local festivals and has been integral in helping them grow Telluride into a lively, year-round destination.
From hotels to homes, Alpine Lodging Telluride is the only company you need to call for all of your accommodation needs. Please also visit our websites BearCreekLodge.com, TheRiverClub.com and HotelColumbiaTelluride.com for more property-specific information. Additionally, visit Telluride.com for comprehensive information about Telluride and the most complete list of all Telluride and Mountain Village rental properties including those not under our direct management.