11 Rooms / 18 Suites

Unusual among ski towns, Telluride is a blissful enclave that has among the highest real estate prices of any in the nation, yet lacks the pretense and urban feel of many of its peers. It maintains a low-key, active vibe where the great outdoors, nature and having fun are first and foremost, while name-brand luxury is largely overlooked. The boutique Lumiere Telluride hotel fits this groove perfectly, flying under the radar with little outwards opulence or flash, while offering comfortable and luxurious residential-style accommodations in just 29 rooms and apartments, a distinctive food approach focused on après-ski, and an intimate, personalized, hands-on and European style of service where every guest is known by name.

The general manager is likely to shake your hand and the staff — from the chef who cooks your breakfast to the ski valets — is friendly and responsive. The location in Mountain Village is also hard to beat, opening onto the trails on one side, for seamless ski-in/ski-out convenience, and the village on the other, just steps from the dining, nightlife and shopping, as well as the gondola that connects swank Mountain Village with the Old West town of Telluride below. It’s the ultimate in ski town public transportation.

If you are the sort who believes that when it comes to hotels little things make the difference, you will love Lumiere, where fresh baked post-skiing cookies and brownies (different daily but always delicious) are placed out each afternoon, the secluded outdoor hot tub and sauna offer a private escape and the ski valets help you plan a great day on the slopes based on conditions and ability.

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