I recently attended a wedding in Telluride. All the guests stayed in the Hotel Telluride which was very nice. Nice in that we were close to some friendâ€™s rooms and the hotel is still large enough we could avoid others. From the moment we checked-in until we had to leave was a great experience. I say we had to leave, because leaving Telluride is always so hard and we do not want to go home. The accommodations at the hotel are first class. The guest check in process is very fast and efficient. Everyone on the staff is very friendly and helpful. Any questions about the town or mountain are answered above and beyond expectations.
For instance, we had an issue with a piece of ski equipment I rented on the mountain separate from the group. The front desk called the mountain and made arrangements for us to get the issue resolved. I said separate from the group because the hotel made arrangements for a ski rental company to come to us and fit us on-site instead of us having to all pile into the shop. Breakfast in the Bistro is the perfect way to start off a long day. Even the pickiest of people can find something to eat with the made to order option or on the buffet. The nice thing about Telluride compared to big Colorado ski towns is there are no chain restaurants. With that being said, it is nice to be able to still enjoy the little things I take for granted living in a large metropolitan town such as having my Starbucks every morning. I know, I know. When it comes to that company itâ€™s either love it or hate it, but I grew up drinking European coffee so Iâ€™m used to the â€ścharbucksâ€ť flavor. Not that the walk into town is long, but the shuttle service is impeccable. It is convenient when hauling all the ski gear to the gondola. After a long day skiing on the mountain we called the hotel on the gondola ride back to town to come pick us up. In most cases the shuttle arrived a few minutes after we got off the gondola back in Telluride. Come to think about it we have never had to drive our own vehicle into town after arriving at the hotel. After a long night of pub crawling the town of Telluride has a complementary shuttle that runs late allowing us to avoid a public intox run in with the townâ€™s three officers. He did not mind a large loud crowd that has been on the prowl for hours. I think the tips for the driver helped ease the pain. This was my first mountain wedding. Now that I think about it, this was my first destination wedding. The setting could not have been more perfect for a couple who met on the very mountain and then fell in love. The weather report initially scared the bride as it was supposed to be an outside wedding on top of the mountain . . . snow. Heavy, wet, spring time snow. The day before the wedding an unusually hewavy storm dumped 22 inches. Perfect for the skier, a nightmare for a detail oriented . . . organizer . . . meticulous . . . bride. I think you get the point. Mother Nature sometimes has a kind spot for hopeless romantics. My words could not come close to describe the setting so I wonâ€™t try. If you love the outdoors and or mountains this is an amazing setting. It was short trip and was not that long ago, but I cannot wait until the next trip. If you need an emcee or comedian, my rates are low especially for certain destinations.