Shift into neutral and enjoy the ride….
We have just returned from a wonderful vacation to Telluride, Colorado. The weather was temperate, a wonderful reprieve from the 100+ degree Texas heat. If you have not been to this charming town, I highly recommend it. It is understated in a way that some of the other ski resort areas are high-octane (I’m not going to name names but you know exactly where I am talking about-). I’m all about low-key. Let me show you Telluride- a photographic tour…
The gorgeous views are everywhere. The elevation is about 8,750 to 9,600- so if you are sensitive to high elevation, be forewarned.
The town is lovely and has a low-key western ski vibe.
…and beautiful architecture, with nods to Victorian history
No shortage of banks… $$$$
or dogs… Telluride is one of the most dog friendly places I have ever seen. As a dog lover, music to my eyes!
There is even Mountain Tails boutique to cater to our four-legged friends- with toys, treats, custom collars, and so much more.
This resort town has a range of restaurants sure to please the most demanding expectations- ranging from traditional French to authentic Mexican to nouvelle cuisine, steakhouses, sushi restaurants, Italian, pizza, burgers, you name it… it’s all good.
Libations are in abundance too. Many places to stop and have a cup of coffee, a cocktail, and liquor stores sure to please the most discerning wine palettes. Above: Telluride Bottle Works
Shopping shopping shopping…
Even high-end trunk shows come through Telluride, such as the Maria Lightfoot Collection, a much sought after line that I was introduced to in Texas and happened to run into while in Telluride. If you missed the trunk show, check her collection out online- The Modern Tribal Collection: very hip, very now, fitting in beautifully with the western look.
and shopping for the home…but you’ll have to wait for that, it is a different post all of its own! Above: T. Karn Imports
Culture, art, festivals… Telluride is sophisticated~ Above is the Telluride Gallery of Fine Art.
Above, the Gondola, the scenic mode of transportation between Mountain Village and Downtown.
…breathtaking Aspen Groves…
The views change when you are in Mountain Village. This view is from The Peaks Resort.
There is some beautiful Real Estate inventory right now in Telluride. 43% of the properties are owner occupied, 26% are renter occupied, and 31% are vacant. If you have interest in seeing available properties, I have a recommendation.
Telluride is THE PLACE to relax, recharge, get inspired. On the other hand, there is plenty to do if you need constant entertainment, kid friendly activities, outdoor adventures, fine dining, spa services, natural beauty to go explore, shopping, culture, festivals aplenty, you name it. In my next post I will fill you in on the design styles of Telluride and the resources… stay tuned…