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The Hotel Telluride hosts COORS commercial shoot

Last November, when the leaves had fallen and the anticipation for a little snow had just begun; we received a last minute call from Coors needing rooms again for ANOTHER commercial shoot in Telluride.  COORS has chosen Telluride now for 8 of their mouth-watering productions. The Hotel Telluride is so proud to be considered as COOR's and GARTNER PRODUCTIONS go-to hotel for creating their newest media sensations!  And... as always, Telluride undoubtedly represents well!

Shot: Main Street, at The Sheridan Bar

See 2 of the new Coors Commercials by clicking READ MORE.




Gorrono Ranch Ice Bar....

It's Telluride's HOTTEST new spot- and the best place to enjoy these Blue Bird days!



10 Small Towns To Explore In 2013

Telluride made #1 on Huffington Post's list of Small Towns to Visit in 2013!


"Small towns offer charm, history and an opportunity for adventure. Here are ten American communities worth visiting in 2013 if you like culture, adventure, shopping, eating, breathing, dancing, skiing, the arts, horses, bears, miniature golf, the navy or music. Those sorts of things are abundantly available in these small burgs, where welcoming locals help travelers get the most out of their visit."


Read Entire Article and see the full list of Small Towns to Visit in 2013.

Cheap Flight to Telluride, Fly for Less Than $100

Enjoying the world-class snow and small-town charm of Telluride just got easier with 2 for 1 flights on Allegiant.

The Telluride Tourism Board has struck up a deal with Allegiant Airlines, and the end result is a once in a life time opportunity to fly to Telluride from Phoenix or San Fransisco areas for less than $100!

  Flights from Phoenix/Mesa and San Francisco/ Oakland into the Montrose Regional Airport start at only $94 round-trip. Bring a friend, and fly for less than $100!

See for yourself why Telluride was rated the #1 ski resort in North America by Conde Nast readers. Packages including air, transfers, lodging and lift tickets start at only $149 per person, per night.  Book through Telluride Central Reservations at 866.237.5341.

This promotion must be booked over the phone by calling the Telluride Tourism Board 866.237.5341. The 2 for 1 flights cannot be booked online.

Sample Round-Trip Fares:


Phoenix $94

Bay Area $100


Phoenix $94

Bay Area $100


Phoenix $118

Bay Area $100

Flights available on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Air transportation provided by Allegiant Air. Offer is based on roundtrip flights, subject to availability and limited to new purchases made before January 31, 2013. Valid only for flights to Montrose, CO from Oakland, CA, Phoenix/Mesa, AZ, and Scottsdale/Mesa, AZ. One roundtrip ticket purchase is required to receive complimentary ticket of identical flight/itinerary for use by a second passenger. The name, birth date, and gender of the second passenger must be provided at time of purchase. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Customers may request a refund without additional charge within 24 hours of purchase, for tickets purchased more than seven (7) days prior to the initial flight. Tickets must be purchased with a debit card to receive the lowest available price. Tickets purchased by credit card will be charged a higher price. Additional baggage fees may apply. For details, visit




Comfort by Pets in Newton Conneticut

Thank you to our loyal guests and pet lover (particularly in the Gentle Golden Giant category!)... Kristin Kersh for sharing such a lovely story.



Comfort dogs help ease pain of  mourning Newtown community

Groups from across  the country brought dogs, some of them therapy animals, some just caring pets,  to help both young and old cope with their grief over the Sandy Hook Elementary  School massacre.                                                                                                                                                                                                       

	Comfort dogs Connecticut December 17, 2012.



Dogs comfort a little boy Monday -- three days after the Newtown, Conn.  shooting.

A pack of sympathetic groups bearing supportive canines spent much of Monday  with bereaved Connecticut residents affected by last week's Sandy Hook  Elementary School massacre, providing children and adults alike with the cuddly  comfort that only a four-legged friend can give.

The "comfort dogs," or "therapy dogs" as they are sometimes called, were  brought in by at least three groups late Sunday to help kids and adults alike  cope with last week's horrific shooting in Newtown that left 20 first graders  and six school officials dead.

Among the groups was the Hudson Valley Golden Retrievers Club, whose members  spent the afternoon at a makeshift memorial near the town center, where both  kids and adults in need of compassion stopped to pet and cuddle the dogs.



The "comfort dogs" were brought in  by several groups to help residents cope with the tragedy.

Mourning or otherwise devastated children and parents said that petting the  dogs gave them relief from their sadness.

"I just love dogs, so whenever I'm around them, they make me feel better,"  said 12-year-old Ryan Williams. "When they come over and you pet them you kind  of forget about what's happening for a little bit."

Jenna Stuart, a school bus driver from Newtown, said the dogs were an  enormous help to her four-year-old daughter, Kylie, who attends preschool at the  Children's Adventure Center in front of Sandy Hook Elementary and lost friends  in the tragedy.



Among the groups was the Hudson  Valley Golden Retrievers Club, whose members spent the afternoon at a memorial  in Netown, Conn.

"I like the dogs because they made me happy," said Kylie, after petting one  on the head. "The dogs love me."

Some residents, who weren't directly affected by the bloodshed, found peace  in simply bringing their own dogs to help others.



A little boy receives a kiss from a  new friend brought in to provide comfort to residents of Newtown, Conn.

Sandy Hook resident Ann Mari Cioffi, a member of the Hudson Valley Golden  Retrievers Club, brought her dog, Libby, 5, to comfort victims, at a memorial in  the center of town.

"They're just gentle, caring, kind and sweet. Cioffi said of the dogs. "They  just seem to sense it. They just sense when somebody's sad."

Massachusetts- based K-9's For Kids Pediatric Therapy Dogs was also among  the groups sharing their tail-wagging buddies.

Crystal Wright, 52, of Becket, Mass., a dog handler with the group for  Rhiku, a 5 year old Sheltie, said the canine had been easing frowns all day.

"Everyone likes to pet a dog," she said. "It changes the mood. It kind of  takes them away from what they're going through for a moment. I think it's  helping. I think they needed it."



Some dogs were brought in to help  from as far away as Chicago.

Some canines even traveled across the country to help out.

Trainers from the Chicago-based Lutheran Church Charities, which has  deployed its comfort dogs to other communities hit by tragedy in the past,  brought in 10 to 15 Golden Retrievers and their handlers to Connecticut to help  with the consolation efforts, Tim Hetzner, the president of the organization,  said.

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