Need to know
Five, including one suite.
11am. Earliest check-in, 3pm. Both are flexible, subject to availability.
Double rooms from $300.00, excluding tax at 12.4 per cent.
Rates include a buffet breakfast of home-made granola, yoghurt, freshly-baked pastries and bread, plus cheese and cold cuts.
The communal living room and library is a comfortable spot into which you’ll long to sink after a day’s mountain exploration: a padded chesterfield sofa and tartan throw-strewn armchairs sit around a cool coffee table (a collection of wooden letters making up the word ‘Dunton’), facing a large TV and stacks of books to borrow.
At the hotel
Living room, breakfast room (with free fridge supplies including cold cuts and milk, plus tea and coffee), free WiFi. In rooms: Nespresso coffee-maker, Aesop toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
As a nod to the hotel’s Tyrolean heritage, all the rooms have Austrian names. We’re particularly fond of Mankei, named after the local marmots which scurry around the mountains: dark-wood floors are strewn with furry rugs, and a separate entrance and small deck make it ideal for Smiths who prefer a little privacy. Alternatively, go for Hirsch – German for ‘deer’ – which has the best views of the Ajax Peak and Bridal Veil Falls.
Make room for your warmest woolies (and plenty of ski kit) in the winter months: Colorado temperatures dip well below freezing. In June and July, you’ll want jeans and sturdy hiking boots for exploring the many mountain trails.
Innkeeper Gareth is your first port of call for any questions: he’s a mine of information when it comes to ski gear, restaurant recommendations and what to see nearby.
Furry friends are welcome for US$50 a night, but only in one room (Mankei). Man’s best friend will get a cosy bed and a dog bowl. See more pet-friendly hotels in Telluride.
Little ones are welcome, though there aren’t any baby monitors, toys, prams or other extras to borrow. With this in mind, we’d recommend it more for older Smiths. Baby cots can be added to all rooms free of charge.