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Popular amenities for Telluride vacation rentals

Stay near Telluride's top sights

The Peaks Resort & Spa5 locals recommend
Town Park23 locals recommend
Brown Dog Pizza113 locals recommend
Smuggler's Brewpub25 locals recommend
Baked in Telluride58 locals recommend
Steamies Burger Bar4 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Telluride

  • Total rentals

    1K properties

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $70 before taxes and fees

  • Total number of reviews

    26K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    690 properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    190 properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    150 properties have a pool

Your guide to Telluride

All About Telluride

Nestled high in the Rocky Mountains of southwestern Colorado, among dramatic granite cliffs, dense pine forests, and some of the tallest peaks in the continental United States, is the former silver and gold mining town of Telluride. Once a regional boomtown that attracted prospectors out west, Telluride held such a significant role in forming the American West that in 1964 the region was designated a National Historic Landmark District. Eventually, the mining economy gave way to the burgeoning ski industry, one of the primary draws to the area today.

People from all around flock to Telluride for its easy access to nature, which begins right at the edge of the small town. The list of outdoor adventures goes on and on: hiking, skiing, fly fishing, paragliding, and whitewater rafting are just a few of the year-round activities on offer. In addition, Telluride’s art district is home to several galleries and museums housed in the town's original Victorian-style buildings, along with street performers and music for a lively downtown scene. There are also brewpubs, cafes, and a top-notch lineup of restaurants sprinkled throughout the central core of Telluride for you to enjoy after a long day of exploring the area's natural beauty.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Telluride

When searching for vacation rentals in Telluride, it is crucial to consider the sorts of activities you will be partaking in. Seasonal conditions in this high-altitude mountain town vary drastically throughout the year, along with the activities, events, and outdoor opportunities available. From May through September, temperatures and weather conditions favor hiking, mountain biking, and river activities. Several festivals take place during this time, like the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival in September. The festival is a three-day event celebrating regional and international musical acts and the area's famous craft brewing scene. The winter months regularly see below-freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall, making for excellent skiing conditions in the surrounding mountains and a great time to look for condo rentals in Telluride.

Top things to do in Telluride

Town Park

The Telluride Town Park is a 36-acre natural park on the edge of town. An outdoor swimming pool, fishing ponds, frisbee golf course, and various sports courts are located on-site for use by the public. Town Park is also where many of Telluride's festivals and events take place throughout the year. In addition, you can find locals and tourists participating in sledding, skiing, and ice skating during the winter.

Telluride Historical Museum

Telluride's reputation as an outdoor and festival destination often overshadows the town's storied history. Located in the middle of downtown, the Telluride Historical Museum has 10 rooms, each with its own theme, detailing the geological history, mining past, and relationship with the area's Ute Native American tribe through over 1,500 historical photographs and artifacts.

Stand-up paddleboarding

Several local bodies of water provide opportunities for stand-up paddleboarding at all skill levels. Alta Lakes and Woods Lake are optimal spots to enjoy the activity, both boasting calm waters perfect for riding. For those looking for more of a challenge, the nearby San Miguel River welcomes experienced and adventurous paddlers who may want to try their hand in some moderately paced moving water.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Telluride?

    Telluride experiences a subalpine climate. Summers are mild, with temperatures around 70-80°F (21-27°C), perfect for hiking and biking. Winters are cold, often dropping to 20°F (-6°C), creating ideal conditions for snow-related activities like skiing and snowboarding.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Telluride?

    In Telluride, you can explore the Telluride Historic District, enjoy skiing at Telluride Ski Resort, or hike the San Miguel River Trail. Many also appreciate visiting the Telluride Art Walk and taking Gondola rides for a panoramic view of the town.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Telluride?

    The most popular time to visit Telluride is in winter, especially between November and April because of the skiing season. However, summer with its warmer weather, 60-80°F (15-27°C), is also frequently preferred for outdoor activities and events such as the Bluegrass Festival and the Telluride Film Festival.

  • What are the best places to stay in Telluride?

    Mountain Village is a sought-after place to stay due to its proximity to skiing and the Gondola. Downtown Telluride, with its historic charm, is also frequently suggested for its walkable dining and shopping options. For a quieter experience, consider staying in the Meadows area.

  • What are the best places to visit in Telluride?

    Popular places to visit in Telluride include the Telluride Historic District, Telluride Ski Resort, and Bear Creek Falls. The Telluride Mountain Village Gondola and the San Miguel River are also often recommended spots.

  • What are some hiking trails in Telluride?

    For hiking enthusiasts, Telluride has the Bear Creek Trail, Sneffels Highline Trail, and the Jud Wiebe Trail. The Bridal Veil Falls trail, leading to Colorado's highest free-falling waterfall, is a regularly suggested route for hikers.

  • What are some family activities to do in Telluride?

    Families enjoy exploring the Bear Creek Falls, taking scenic Gondola rides, and engaging in various snow activities at the Telluride Ski Resort. The Telluride Historical Museum and the Ah Haa School for the Arts also offer enriching experiences for all ages.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Telluride?

    Some popular day trips from Telluride include the historic town of Silverton, just 70 miles (112 km) away, or exploring the Million Dollar Highway. The Mesa Verde National Park, 116 miles (187 km) away, is another exciting day trip idea for history enthusiasts.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Telluride?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Telluride. From over 270 house rentals to over 550 condo rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Telluride?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 670 vacation rentals in Telluride featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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