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Lumière Telluride sits slopeside along the ski trails of the Telluride resort on the edge of Mountain Village with ski-in and ski-out access. Telluride is uniquely divided into two parts. The old historic Western town, where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid robbed their first bank and the wooden sidewalks and Victorian architecture have been preserved, sits at the base of the ski resort. Mountain Village, a modern, pedestrianized enclave of hotels and luxury homes is halfway up the mountain. Forming a sort of “uptown” and “downtown” Telluride, each offers a mix of shopping, dining, bars and lodging, but with much different feels, and the two are linked by a gondola that serves as the town’s public transportation network and is free for foot passengers, running until well after dinner. Mountain Village is also connected to town by roads and is car accessible, but once there, the gondola is faster and easier to use. The luxury hotel is just a two- to three-minute walk from the main square and gondola station to the old town.