Learn About the Area & Vacationing in Telluride, CO

Discover Telluride and Mountain Village

These two charming, mountain communities are cleverly linked together by a free gondola ride that allows visitors to enjoy every aspect of their mountain vacation to the absolute fullest. Beautifully nestled in the impressive San Juan mountains, these two Colorado towns are drawing visitors from all over the world to experience the intense natural beauty, premiere skiing, world-class golf, a wonderful variety of festivals and a myriad of outdoor activities and events all year around.

About Telluride

This small town literally has only one road to drive in or out, but the community has done wonders with its small space. You’ll find an impressive sight when you arrive and see yourself surrounded on three sides by magnificent 13,000-foot mountain peaks. Most of the summer festivals are held in lovely Town Park, and you may enjoy walking or biking around town to check out the art galleries, gourmet restaurants, boutique shops and excellent nightlife options.

About Mountain Village

This lovely town will have you feeling like you’ve stepped into a European ski village. Beautifully situated at 9,495 feet and set among acres of beautiful aspen and spruce, you’ll find many incredible lodging options available with convenient ski-in/ski-out access and all of the privacy that you could ever want. This community is noted for its luxury and elegance, and you’ll enjoy easy access to all that the Uncompahgre National Forest has to offer as well as the Telluride Ski Resort and the Telluride Golf Course.

Explore Before You Visit

To make it easier for you to explore and discover all of the wonderful aspects of both Telluride and Mountain Village, we’ve put together special sections to help you navigate our area. The following briefs will explain what each section holds, and you can learn much more by clicking on each link provided below. You may also feel free to contact us here at Telluride Rentals for more information or any assistance that we can provide.

Telluride Blog Articles

Check out this section for the most up-to-date information on all things Telluride. You’ll find excellent articles dedicated to informing you about upcoming festivals and events, popular activities for a particular time of the year, special restaurant and shopping information and lots of insider knowledge.


Telluride has a rich and vibrant history, and this section will take you on a journey through time. You’ll learn about its early existence as a home to the Ute Indians, its evolution into a wild, gold and silver mining town and its current status as a premier recreational hot spot.

Telluride Ski Area

Nothing short of the perfect paradise for skiing enthusiasts, you’ll find some 2,000 acres of prime skiing trails that range from safe for beginners to ultra-challenging for the most talented skiers. Visit this section to learn more about Telluride’s famous ski options.

Telluride or Mountain Village

Visitors have the option of staying right in Telluride or in nearby Mountain Village, and you can enjoy both areas to the fullest thanks to the fun, free gondola ride that is available to carry you back and forth. Both areas offer a wonderful experience, and you may want to choose Telluride if you’re looking for festival- and late-night action or Mountain Village if you’re traveling with children or simply want more privacy. Check out this section for more information about Telluride or Mountain Village.

Festivals and Events

Telluride has wonderful experiences waiting right around the corner during every month of the year. While summer is high season for festival madness, you can plan to enjoy an eclectic selection of special events and activities all year around.

Gondola System

Not every vacation spot can offer a fun and exciting transportation system like theTelluride Gondola. You’ll enjoy truly stunning views of the mountains while you travel to a wide variety of popular spots, and you’ll never be charged for the ride.

Video Gallery

A feast for the eyes, we’re always adding special photos and videos in our gallery that allows you to get a feel for the beauty of Telluride and all of the fun and excitement that can be found in the area.


Thanks to several transportation options, driving isn’t always a necessity when you plan for a vacation in Telluride. For those who enjoy driving themselves around, you can learn more about available area parking in this section.


Telluride provides the perfect weather for every season, and this section allows you to keep up with current weather conditions. In general, you can expect cold conditions for perfect skiing in the winter months, and the summer months tend to bring temperatures that go no higher than a comfortable 80 degrees.