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4 BR
3.5 BA
10 Guests
Age 18 and under.
4.583335
  (4.6 12 reviews )

Description

Founders Estate is a sprawling private property by the Elk Pond in Mountain Village - the perfect home for a family get-together! This four-bedroom home enjoys a high degree of privacy from a tranquil, alpine setting that is very convenient to both the slopes and the free Gondola that connects the towns of Telluride and Mountain Village.

Bedding: King, king, king, two queens

Guests enter this home through the front door, which is tucked inside a welcoming alcove below the porte cochere that graces the front of the home. Upon entering the home, guests are welcomed into a spacious mudroom before the room opens up into a welcoming great room inspired by a Frank Lloyd Wright conversation pit. The great room has vaulted ceilings and massive windows that frame the mountain vistas. The room features a stone gas fireplace, plenty of comfortable seating, flatscreen TV and a wet bar.

Adjacent to the great room is the formal dining room, which has seating for 10 and an additional four stools at the connecting breakfast bar. The kitchen offers an open layout, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, blender, toaster, microwave, dual ovens, and everything needed to cook a complete meal.

The family room, which is just beyond the kitchen, is a great gathering spot for a group. The area has a flatscreen TV and a large sectional. A short hallway leads to a two-car garage. In the hall, there is also a half-bath and a laundry room with full-sized laundry facilities available to guests.

The highlight of this home is the stunning private back deck, which is accessed from the family room or dining room. This serene backyard overlooks the Elk Pond and the vistas surrounding Telluride - with plenty of other perks! Guests can enjoy a private hot tub, fire pit, gas grill, and plenty of green grass!

On the other side of the home are several bedrooms. The guest master suite has a king bed, flatscreen TV, access to the outdoor patio, and an ensuite bathroom. The bathroom has a shower/tub combination and a single vanity. There are two remaining guest bedrooms on this level; one with a king bed and one with two queen beds. Both have flatscreen TVs and share a hallway bathroom with a step-in shower and a glass surround.

Upstairs is the master suite, which has the entire second floor of this home. It has a king bed, flatscreen TV and stunning mountain views. The ensuite bathroom has a double sink, steam shower and a jetted tub.

There is a separate guesthouse above the garage occupied year-round that shares no access to the main home.

There is no A/C at this property.

This home is NOT pet-friendly and any unregistered dog will incur a substantial fee. Please select a pet-friendly home if you plan on bringing a pet.   

*5,004 Square Feet*

Business License #001413

Amenities

  • Complex Vacation Homes
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot Tub Private
  • Fireplace Gas Fireplace
  • Rating Platinum
  • View Mountain
  • Parking Private
  • Deck Patio
  • Laundry Private
  • Handicap
  • Extra Room Den
  • Jacuzzi
  • Skiing Nearby
  • TV
  • TVs 5
  • Concierge

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Reviews

Great house just few things needed fix

4
Dates Stayed: 
Wed, 10/14/2020 to Sat, 10/17/2020
Great house just few things needed fix
Manager's Response: 
Thank you for taking a moment to leave a review of Founder's Estate. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the home. We hope to welcome you back to Telluride next time. Best regards, Katie, Guest Experience Manager

Great summer vacation stay.

5
Dates Stayed: 
Fri, 07/31/2020 to Fri, 08/14/2020
This was my family's second stay in the summer time at the Founder's Estate in Telluride. We love it. The back patio borders and looks out over Elk's Pond and the Telluride ski runs. It is truly an idyllic view that is further enhanced by a glass of wine and gourmet dinners cooked in the incredibly well supplied kitchen. Every evening there are fly fishermen working the pond and it is not unusual for deer or elk to wander through the yard. The Elk Pond ducks are always available for feeding which is a big hit with the grandchildren. Katie Cox, with Alpine Lodging, was very helpful in addressing any questions that may come up ranging from house operations to things to do in the area. The Village Grocery store is walking distance from the house which was a nice plus in this Covid era. The house is large enough to find a quiet place when the family noise level gets too high. We were able to set up a pickle ball court in the driveway. Very much fun! We highly recommend the Founder's Estate for a summer vacation stay.
Manager's Response: 
Thank you for leaving a thoughtful review of Founder's Estate. It truly is a great home that is hard to beat. We hope to welcome you back to Telluride next summer. Best regards, Katie, Guest Experience Manager

Unique and Beautiful Mountain Home

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Mon, 07/06/2020 to Mon, 07/13/2020
Gorgeous home worthy of the upscale reputation of Telluride. Great location just a 5 minute walk from groceries and gondola stop. Beautiful view from patio. Had a problem with moth infestation in house, grill needed repairs (easy enough), and quality of bath/bed linens weren’t what you’d expect at this price point. But none of these things really distracted us from enjoying a wonderful week here!
Manager's Response: 
We appreciate you taking a moment to leave a thoughtful review, and letting us know how we can improve the Founder's Estate. It's truly a great home and the outdoor living spaces are perfect in the summer months. We hope to welcome you back to Telluride in the future. Best regards, Katie, Guest Experience Manager

4th of July

4
Dates Stayed: 
Thu, 07/02/2020 to Sun, 07/05/2020
House was very nice and well located, great views and the Elk Lake was awesome. A couple of things the oven did not work properly but after resetting the oven switch it worked fine, on the last evening we encountered a mouse in the laundry room. The only upsetting thing was that some realtor tried to schedule a visit during our stay which I thought wasVERY inappropriate. Otherwise this house is amazizing.
Manager's Response: 
Founder's Estate is a great home with even better views! We appreciate you taking a moment to leave a review. We are glad the over was a simple breaker and it was back up and running as it should for you and your family. The home is currently listed for sale, as noted in our property description with a note that guests may be asked to allow a showing. Fortunately, the home has a beautiful outdoor living area that is comfortable if you aren't already out on an adventure! We hope to welcome you back to Telluride in the future. Thank you, Katie, Guest Experience Manager

Perfect!

5
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Wed, 06/19/2019 to Mon, 06/24/2019
We rented this house for the bluegrass festival. There were 9 of us and we all had plenty of space, loved the hot tub , the fire pit and the patio. It was cold every morning and evening so we really enjoyed the gas fireplace in the living room. A short walk to the gondola which was very efficient and an an enjoyable way to get into town. The house had everything we needed and they were very quick to deliver extra towels when requested. Would highly recommend.
Manager's Response: 
Thank you for your review of Founder's Estate. Founder's Estate offers a unique and unbeatable location as a free-standing home that is secluded across Elk's Pond from the Gondola Station. The fireplace makes the home feel even more comfortable on cool summer nights. We are looking forward to welcoming you back.

Great house!

5
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Fri, 03/22/2019 to Wed, 03/27/2019
Very nice house for a large group. Short DRIVE to the gondola - not at all walkable though. Sea to Ski rentals were top notch, met us at the house and went over everything. The house is very well stocked and very clean. Thank you!
Manager's Response: 
Thank you for your review of Founder's Estate. We are happy to hear you had an amazing stay. Founder's Estate is a unique and fun residence, located on the water in the mountains. It feels separated from the rest of the Village while remaining only a short walk or drive to the gondola that provides access to town. We look forward to having you back with us in the near future. Best regards, Trevor, General Manager

Beautiful Home!

5
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Thu, 09/20/2018 to Sun, 09/23/2018
We absolutely loved staying at this home during our stay in Telluride. The backyard was breathtaking. We enjoyed the size of the kitchen as multiple people were cooking each meal. The oversized dining table was perfect to gather around. As the house only had half a roll of paper towels and one trash bag in the bin upon our arrival, and we could not find the items stocked anywhere, it was a nuisance that we had to go out and buy our own. That being said, we can't imagine staying anywhere else during our future visits with big groups!
Manager's Response: 
Thank you for your review of Founder's Estate; we enjoyed hosting you. Founder's Estate is absolutely gorgeous, located very centrally while still feeling very secluded. We apologize for the paper towels, we are always happy to restock anything the guest needs once we are told. We will look forward to having you back with us very soon! Best regards, Trevor, General Manager

Great property for large family

5
Dates Stayed: 
Sat, 06/30/2018 to Sat, 07/07/2018
We had our family of nine stay at the Founders Estate for 7 nights. There was plenty of space, the kids had a separate family room to watch tv and play games, the kitchen was well stocked, and the backyard was fantastic! Lots of room for the kids to play and it backs up to Elk Pond. Staff was very responsive to small issues.
Manager's Response: 
Thank you for taking the time to review Founder's Estate! It was a pleasure to host you and your family. We are happy to hear that you all enjoyed the spaciousness and secludedness of staying there. We look forward to having you all back! Best regards, Trevor, General Manager

Great Place to Stay

5
Dates Stayed: 
Wed, 09/20/2017 to Sun, 09/24/2017
Our first time renting a home in Telluride and could not have been happier with the location and home. Close walk to Gondola with easy access to town. Home was clean and comfortable. The only needed accessories were pot holders and dishcloths. Everything else was perfect. Hope to rent again in the future.
Manager's Response: 
Thank you for taking the time to leave a thoughtful review of Founder's Estate. The layout of the home and the location are hard to beat! Looking forward to welcoming you back to Telluride. Katie, Guest Experience Manager

Beautiful home, but.....

4
Dates Stayed: 
Fri, 06/16/2017 to Sun, 06/25/2017
The Founder's Estate was a great house, but we encountered a couple of situations that ranged from minor to very disappointing. First of all, I think it should be noted that the home doesn't have air conditioning. It was extremely hot the week we were there, in the 90's, so it did get hot in the afternoon and the "mountain breezes" didn't cool the house off sufficiently. It was okay, but in case someone can't handle heat, it should be noted. The house does have stand alone fans that are helpful. Also, in a number of pictures an umbrella is shown for the patio table. There isn't one. Again, given the heat/sun that was present from noon on, we could not sit at the patio table since there was no shade. The patio was useless to us. We called the management company the first day and was told there was no umbrella. Considering what we were paying for this house, we were extremely disappointed that they didn't go buy an umbrella for us. We found out the owners had just been at the house the weekend before, so we felt they too could have gotten an umbrella for the house. VERY disappointed. It also states in the description that there is a caretaker on the premises at all times. There is in fact a very nice young couple living in the caretaker quarters above the garage, but are not the caretakers of the property, so don't knock on their door! Minor problems were that there were no wash clothes in the bathrooms and no wash rags in the kitchen, however a call to management remedied the situation.
Manager's Response: 
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to a leave a review of Founder's Estate. Here in the remote mountains of Telluride it will be hard to find a home with air conditioning. Open windows and shades closed during the day help keep homes cooled with the helps of fans to keep the air moving throughout. It happened to be a warm week in the low 80's at the peak of the day, but with lows in the upper 30's and low 40's typically allow for the homes to adjust and remain a reasonable temperature. The patio of the home is a great place for everyone to gather to enjoy the mountain air. Our regrets, however the patio umbrella broke during a wind storm shortly before your arrival. The owners have replaced the umbrella. As part of the remote and beautiful nature of Telluride, we simply do not have a store in town to purchase these large umbrellas for patios. The guest house is occupied year-round by a young couple, but they are not caretakers of the home. Per our description it is noted they do not have access to the main home, patio, or hot tub amenities. We do hope to have the chance to welcome you back to Telluride in the future. Will reach out directly to you for further discussion. Kind regards, Katie, Guest Experience Manager

beautiful home

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Dates Stayed: 
Thu, 02/23/2017 to Sun, 02/26/2017
Were provided with wrong wifi password and need to provide better instruction on using the heating system. It was not working properly in the upstairs bedroom. Service was prompt, but they were unable to fix the problem. Overall, the home was too hot and we were unable to cool it down except for opening doors.
Manager's Response: 
Thank you for taking the time to leave a thoughtful review of Founder's Estate. We appreciated your patience as we updated our recently changed wifi password information. We sincerely regret the house ran hot for you during your stay. We have added notes for future guests to keep the thermostats lower as this home receives a lot of direct high alpine sunlight. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to Telluride in the future. Best regards, Katie, Guest Experience Manager

Great Home, Good Location

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Dates Stayed: 
Tue, 06/21/2016 to Tue, 06/28/2016
Great Home, good location
Manager's Response: 
I hope this message finds you well. I wanted to take a moment and thank you for your review of Founder’s Estate earlier this summer. You are correct, the home’s location is very good in Mountain Village. The hopes is great for families or couples traveling together. We hope to welcome you back to Telluride in the future!