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All About Telluride

The Villas at Cortina are proud to call the town of Telluride home. Our Villas are ideally nestled amongst the ski slopes that draw visitors to the Telluride Colorado ski area, offering ski-in/ski-out access to the surrounding slopes. The Villas at Cortina offer the comforts of home with the elegance of luxury and unsurpassed, exclusive views of the surrounding natural landscape. People are drawn to our villas for the direct access to the slopes, but the historic and cultured town of Telluride offers more than just great skiing. No longer just a winter getaway, Telluride has become a year-round destination for all kinds of activities.

Situated in a box canyon high in the San Juan Mountains, Telluride is an outdoor lover’s dream. Take a ride on the gondola connecting Telluride and Mountain Village below–and be sure to bring your camera to capture the exquisite views. There are abundant hiking trails for hikers of all levels of physical fitness and experience. Take a 4 mile hike to Bridal Veil Falls, the tallest free falling waterfall in Colorado, or hike out to the Lewis Lake and Mine to glimpse the remnants of the area’s rich mining history. The views along Telluride’s many trails are unforgettable!

Telluride is also a fisherman’s paradise. The area offers bountiful opportunities to experience fly fishing in the many surrounding rivers, lakes, ponds, and alpine creeks. The idyllic landscape is the perfect setting for your relaxing day of angling for San Miguel trout. Our concierge service provides knowledgeable assistance in setting guests up with experienced guide services to ensure they get the most out of all the natural wonders of the Telluride area.

Almost every weekend of the summer offers a new festival to give residents and visitors to Telluride an exciting dose of culture. Enjoy films from around the world at the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival (May 25-29). Experience the truly unique and eye-catching views at the Telluride Balloon Festival (June 1-3) as dozens of colorful hot air balloons take flight over the town. Treat your ears to the soulful sounds at the internationally renowned Telluride Jazz Festival (August 3-5). Fall and winter months even offer a Fire Festival in December and a Halloween festival for visitors during the more popular skiing months. There is a festival for everyone at Telluride.

Golfing is better at 9,300 feet! The science suggests that balls fly further at higher altitudes, but you can test that theory yourself. Telluride offers the opportunity for seasoned and novice golfers alike to experience the sport amongst the splendor of the mountains. Golf isn’t the only sport available off the slopes. Telluride offers opportunities for horseback riding, rock climbing, biking, kayaking, and boasts an active yoga and fitness scene.

Foodies will find plenty to satisfy their cravings in Telluride. Whether you are looking for a casual bite after shopping in town or a night of fine dining, there is a place to indulge your taste buds. Telluride has consistently topped the list of foodie destinations in America for its artisan eateries, diverse menus, and consistently lively night life. Again, our concierge services at the Villas at Cortina are happy to provide options to satisfy even the pickiest pallet.

History buffs will quickly find that Telluride is not to be missed. Founded in the late 1800s as a mining camp, Telluride has a rich, unique history. The Victorian charm of the town center has been preserved to give the town a quaint, attractively old-world feel. Simply taking a walk down Colorado Avenue will transport you to a simpler time. Gratify your curious spirit by visiting the Telluride Historical Museum to learn more about this remarkable town.

Telluride is a hidden gem, managing to be vibrant and sophisticated without sacrificing charm. It is the perfect location for romantic getaways, family vacations, and escapes into nature. Make Telluride your home away from home and stay with us at the Villas at Cortina!