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Telluride | Hotel Madeline



WHY: Virtuoso FAM trip
WHEN: February 2014
WHO: Just me!

All the benefits of a secluded luxury retreat amidst the excitement and unspoiled beauty of the surrounding mountains.



TYPE: Luxury ski-in/ski-out hotel.

ROOMS: 130 rooms, suites, and condos. Rooms are spacious, comfortable, and modern. California king beds have special down comfort tops to sink into. The bathrooms are luxurious and large, with double sinks, separate baths and walk-in showers. Many rooms have balconies, and all have mountain views. Some suites feature gas fireplaces. There are also multi-room apartments available complete with full gourmet kitchens, extra powder rooms and large living rooms, perfect for families or a group of friends.

POOL/GYM: Large indoor pool and hot tub plus steam room. The fitness center offers Technogym cardio and free-weight equipment, as well as mountain views. Both pool and fitness center are available 24/7. There's also an outdoor skating rink offering skating rentals. 

RESTAURANT: The onsite restaurant REV is elegant and serene helmed by award-winning chef Bud Thomas, who specializes in locally sourced farm-to-table cuisine featuring fresh elk, beef, lamb, and fish.

BAR: SMAK offers a relaxed atmosphere with indoor and outdoor fireplace pits, and specializes in microbrews and handmade cocktails. It also offers a  fabulous make-your-own Bloody Mary bar.


VIBE: Modern chic with a comfortable vibe.

SPA: Full spa on the premises for massages (such as Hiker’s Heaven or the Mountain Mama), manicures, pedicures, and facials. Unique “Rituals” are also on offer, such as the Mountain Love Journey, a two-hour massage and hydrating treatment for couples in a private steam bath with signature scents, mineralizing muds, artisan chocolate and sparkling wine.

SKIING: Telluride may have the reputation of being an “expert's ski resort.” While it certainly has the highest vertical in the west, as an intermediate-level skier, I can attest to the fact that Telluride has plenty of slopes for all levels. In fact, Telluride boasts some of the longest intermediate runs I have ever enjoyed and, unlike many other ski resorts, you and your skiing companions will never be trapped when getting on a black diamond, as there is always an easier way down. 

WIFI: Complimentary.

KIDS: Yes, Hotel Madeline is very child-friendly. The on-premises ski valet and free gondola makes it easy to get around. There are also a variety of children's camps, a nature center, parks, playgrounds, trampolines, and other activities.  

LOCATION: Right in the center of Telluride's Ski Village. Fifteen minutes from Telluride Regional Airport, or ninety minutes from Montrose Airport. 




SmartFlyer Exclusive Amenities:

 Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in-room guests
A complimentary 50-minute massage for up to two people, per room, once during stay
Early check-in/late check-out subject to availability


- A few things -

Telluride, Colorado truly has it all, and the Hotel Madeline is a perfect home base for skiing, sightseeing, and the plethora of other activities offered around town. The beautiful ski-in/ski-out hotel has an exclusive feel, featuring beautiful mountain views, and elegant-yet-comfortable accommodations.

Regardless, The cultured locals of Telluride make it clear that the town isn't just a winter destination; during the spring and summer months, the Telluride Film Festival and Blue Grass Music Festival, among others, attract guests from far and wide.

Once you're there, there is no need for a car since the towns of Telluride and Mountain Village are linked by a 13 minute ride on a free gondola – the first and only free public transportation system of its kind in the U.S. This popular scenic attraction provides access to ski slopes in the winter and to hiking and biking trails in the summer.

The scenery is nothing short of amazing, as the town is nestled in the San Juan Mountains, with a 360-degree view of snow-capped peaks from almost everywhere. On a clear day, you can see straight through to the mountain ranges of Moab, Utah. No matter if it's your first visit or one of many, the locals will always make it feel as if you're right at home.