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There's no bad place to stay in Telluride, and whether you choose to stay in the Town of Telluride or Mountain Village, you'll leave happy. However, location can be very important depending on your needs and interests and what you plan to do while in town. No matter where you choose your lodging in Telluride or Mountain Village, our FREE gondola makes it easy to get to and from either town. Make sure to check out our Lodging Specials page to capitalize on our Telluride lodging deals.

There are five areas to consider when staying in Telluride; and please note that nothing in Telluride is far away! You can walk through the entire town of Telluride in 15 minutes. Access to the ski mountain, by foot, at the furthest point is also 15 minutes away. Our interactive lodging maps can also be helpful when deciding where to stay in Telluride.

Telluride West End

The West End is where most of the Telluride condos are located. This is an affordable “locals area” in Telluride. Between Telluride hotel rooms or condo accommodations, this area offers a variety of different price points. One of the only true Telluride ski-in/ski-out lodging locations is offered in this area. If you want to feel what it’s like to be a Telluride local, choose the West End.

Some of our most popular condo complexes in Telluride's West End include Boomerang Village, Cimarron Lodge, Double Diamond, Etta Place One and Too, Mountainside Inn and the Telluride Lodge.

Telluride Gondola District

The Telluride Gondola district is located in the heart of Telluride’s historic district. This area offers a nice mixture of Victorian-style private homes and modern condos. If you stay in this area, you’ll be closest to downtown Telluride restaurants, shopping and nightlife, as well as the complimentary Telluride gondola. This neighborhood offers easy ski access and is very family-friendly!

Some of our favorite lodging options in the Gondola District include Hotel Columbia, Manitou Lodge, Riverside and Tres Casas.

Telluride East End

This area is closest to Town Park, where all the iconic Telluride music festivals - Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Telluride Blues and Brews and The Ride Festival - are held. Lodging options here are mainly condominiums, and most of them boast spectacular views!

Check out our condos at Ghostriders in the East End.

Mountain Village Core

This area is a true skiers’ paradise! Visitors will find plenty of ski-in/ski-out options that range from hotel rooms to condominiums. Located right by lift #4, the free gondola, and the ski school, you can hit the slopes easily from this area!

We recommend Blue Mesa and the Westermere condos in the Mountain Village Core.

Mountain Village

Where the Telluride vacation homes are! Great options for family getaways, the private homes in this area often feature great ski access, private hot tubs, and plenty of room to hang out with family or friends.

Bear Creek Lodge, Lorian and Villas Tristant are a few Mountain Village complexes to consider.

If you still aren't sure and are determined to find the best place to stay in Telluride, don't hesitate to contact our team of knowledgeable locals that help travelers just like you plan unforgettable vacations every day.