4 reviews

1 / 41 This penthouse is widely known as the finest, most luxurious in Telluride.



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TripAdvisor Property ID: 8419576

About the area

Situated in the true heart of Downtown Telluride-Our vacation rental units (Wi-Fi, A/C, private elevator, stunning views, coveted location) are ideal if you are looking for a comfortable, high-end downtown Telluride, Colorado holiday home. We are just steps away from restaurants, shops and the free gondola. See Heart of Telluride in the New York Times Escapes section and 8 magazines including Mountain Living Magazine. When you step out of our luxury property you will find yourself right in the midst of downtown Telluride. Within walking distance of almost everything you can imagine. The view of Ajax mountain is breathtaking! Town of Telluride Business License #12077. When you step outside of our front door you will be standing on Colorado Avenue with everything you could possibly want to do in Telluride in all directions. Most main attractions are all within walking distance of our beautiful properties. Many historical attractions nearby, the Nugget Theatre, the Gondola, and so much more!! Want a nice Breakfast ? New Sheridan Chop House – 231 W. Colorado Baked in Telluride – 127 S. Fir The Butcher and the Baker – 217 E. Colorado Want a nice lunch? Rustico’s – 114 E. Colorado New Sheridan Chop House – 231 W. Colorado Floradora’s – 103 W. Colorado Want a romantic and expensive dinner? Cosmopolitan of Telluride – 300 W. San Juan La Marmotte – 150 West San Juan Ave. New Sheridan Chop House – 231 W. Colorado Allred’s – Gondola to Station San Sophia 221 South Oak – 221 S. Oak Want an inexpensive restaurant for the kids? Smuggler’s Brew Pub – 225 S. Pine St Floradora’s – 103 W. Colorado Baked in Telluride – 127 S. Fir Want a pizza? Brown Dog Pizza – 110 East Colorado Rustico’s – 114 E. Colorado Baked in Telluride – 127 S. Fir Want Mexican food? La Cocina De Luz – 123 E. Colorado Ave. Emilio’s Grill & Bar – 226 W. Colorado Ave. #B

Getting around

The two main airports servicing Telluride are the Telluride Regional Airport (TEX) and the Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ). The Telluride Regional Airport is only seven minutes from Heart of Telluride and accepts smaller jets and private aircraft. Commercial connections to Telluride Regional are available on many major airlines through Denver (DEN) on Great Lakes Airlines via United Airlines. Shuttle services with Mountain Limo and Telluride Express and car rental agencies are available at Telluride Regional Airport. The Montrose Airport (MTJ) accepts large jets from major carriers such as American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines. The Montrose Airport is 75 minutes from Heart of Telluride and the drive is beautiful as you begin the spectacular climb into Telluride. Telluride shuttle services with Mountain Limo and Telluride Express are available at Montrose Regional Airport as well as major car rental agencies. NOTE: When you stay at the Heart of Telluride in downtown Telluride, no vehicle is needed. American Airlines – (Dallas/Ft Worth to Montrose) Continental Airlines – (Houston to Montrose) Great Lakes Airlines – (Denver to Telluride) United Express – (Denver to Montrose) Shuttle/Private Cars: Mountain Limo (shuttles and private cars) Telluride Express (shuttles and private cars) Tellurides (private cars only) Vehicle Rental Agencies: Alamo/National At Telluride Regional Airport At Montrose Regional Airport Budget Rental Car At Telluride Regional Airport At Montrose Regional Airport Hertz At Telluride Regional Airport At Montrose Regional Airport



  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fax machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (4)

Excellent – based on 4 reviews Excellent
4 reviews

“Heart of Telluride is a must stay!”

Reviewed 28 May 2017

Heart of Telluride is the destination of a lifetime. We stayed in the penthouse and let me say - it was AMAZING. As soon as you walk in you notice the amenities, decor, and ambiance you realize that you are in a 5 star property also feel absolute comfort as if you are in a second home! The location is fantastic - close to everything, and allowed us to experience restaurants, shops, and the culture of Telluride. On nights we didn't feel like going to a restaurant, we utilized the full and spacious gourmet kitchen to cook for ourselves and guests. The bedrooms are gloriously comfortable and each bathroom feels like a master bath with heated floors (so great when it's cold outside!) and even steam showers which are great for sore muscles after skiing - by the way, the gondola and outfitters are only a few blocks away as well as hiking trails. The penthouse balcony is breathtaking with a near 360 degree view of the entire town. It's a perfect place to have coffee in the morning and relax in the hot tub in the evenings! The property caretaker greeted us upon arrival and checked on us frequently (and is just a really nice and professional person!). If you are thinking about experiencing Telluride and everything it has to offer - STOP THINKING ABOUT IT! You have to experience Heart of Telluride no matter the time of year. You won't regret it. The only sad thing that I have to say is that we couldn't stay longer! We were so thankful for an amazing property that allowed us to have a once in a lifetime vacation!

“The Best in Telluride!”

Reviewed 15 Oct 2016

I've stayed in both the condo and the penthouse, and both are fabulous! Most recently I stayed in the penthouse, and I honestly think it's the best vacation rental I've ever stayed in. The first thing that strikes you as you enter the top level is the views. There are unbelievable views in all directions! The place is beautifully appointed with luxurious linens, lovely artwork, and elegant and fun light fixtures. The booking agent, Amy, is a pleasure to deal with. She is on top of everything and ensures that the on-site management is well informed with any of your needs. If you are up for some exercise, use the stairs, but if not there is a private elevator. If you are a foodie and like to cook, you will find the kitchen is very well equipped. Needless to day, the place is immaculate. Heart of Telluride is as good as it gets!

Owner's reply: Hello Cynthia, Thank you for a wonderful review and for staying with us again this year. We are so pleased that you had a lovely time. Thank you so much for such nice compliments...we try our very best for every guest to have a perfect stay. We hope to have you again soon. Again, thank you! Amy

“Heart of Telluride”

Reviewed 4 Oct 2016

When we first walked in, there were adjectives flying everywhere....spectacular, fabulous, unbelievable, stunning view, amazing, so beautiful. magnificent to name a few. There are really no words to truly describe the view and the ambience of this Penthouse. On a scale from 1-10, it is a 25!!!! Everything is perfect...and you can't get better than perfect. Even the location is perfect. All of the great things to do in Telluride are in walking distance to this incredible Penthouse. We arrived on a Monday and never got in our car until Friday to drive home to Texas. Staying in this Penthouse is a real vacation in the most luxurious way.

“Heart of Telluride”

Reviewed 3 Oct 2016

We just returned from our first trip to Telluride. The town, restaurants,shops and scenery were wonderful. The frosting on the cake was the Heart of Telkuride where we stayed. Picture this: 3 master bedroom suites, fireplaces, steam showers, Kate Spade China, beautiful crystal, huge deck with comfy furniture, a hot tub and a Wolfe grill, everything was top of the line and real classy. What a wonderful place to stay. If you want a romantic getaway, they also have a one bedroom available! Highly suggest you get a reservation.

Owner's reply: Hello Ethel, Wow! We are thrilled by your wonderful review. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about our Heart of Telluride penthouse. We're a bit biased, but we agree with everything you said -- truly, it is a wonderful place to stay. There's certainly a bonus for us -- getting to know wonderful guests like you who choose to stay with us. We hope to see your name on the calendar again soon. Thanks so much! Amy

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Hi Amy,
We are having a great time this week and the penthouse is spectacular. Everyone I have brought here is raving about it, many of them have been coming here for 15 years and have never seen anything like it. It has been such a hit that several in the group have said that if I don't book it for next year they will! It wouldn't surprise me if you have already been contacted. Therefore I would like to reserve the penthouse for the same President’s Day week next year. I will give you the exact dates but I think it would be Saturday to Saturday just like this year. Let me know what to do to tie it up. Thanks again for all of your help. It has been great so far.

Thank you for allowing us to stay at your fantastic place. We’ve been to Telluride for several years but have always stayed in Mountain Village: we’re spoiled now. We had a great time and the snow was fantastic. New snow every day with two major storms on the front and back of our stays. It could not have been better. We most definitely had a white Christmas! The Heart of Telluride is a very special place. It’s been a great week.
The Davisons
Dallas, Texas

Good afternoon Amy; I have been remiss in getting back to you; things seem to pile up when you are away. In any event, our trip was a raging success. Your home was beautiful, very comfortable and exceeded our expectations. We are all about “the details” and “The Heart of Telluride” took care of that in spades. Topping it off was nearly 36” of new snow and the fact that our daughter-in-law, with the help of the Telluride Ski School, now confidently skis all of the blues that Telluride has to offer. Great fun!
Your roof deck is fabulous and the views of the box canyon unforgettable; that is how we will remember Telluride until next winter when, hopefully, we will be able to work out a return visit.
Jack & Joan, Providence, RI

Our stay in Telluride exceeded our expectations. The accommodations were unbelievable and the welcome basket and fresh flowers were the icing on the cake...THANK YOU! We definitely will be back.
Leslie & Tim, Scottsdale, AZ