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Where should I stay - Telluride or Mountain Village? 

You are never far from the action whether you choose to stay in the town of Telluride or Mountain Village. The free Gondola efficiently carries you between the two villages and once in town, everything is within walking distance.

The town of Telluride is characterized by its mining town past. It has retained much of its Old West, ski town charm. The world-class shopping, restaurants, and nightlife are located on and around Main Street in downtown Telluride. Guests staying in Telluride have access to the ski resort via Lifts 7 and 8 and the free Gondola. Town Park, the venue for many of the renowned summer festivals, is situated at the far east end of town.

Mountain Village is a more modern European-style ski village with direct access to the Telluride Ski Resort. The Village has a variety of shops, restaurants, and nightlife.    

Looking for maps? Check out our Maps of Telluride and Mountain Village Lodging options.

How do I get from Telluride to Mountain Village? 

Guests have access to Mountain Village from the town of Telluride by taking the 15-minute scenic Gondola. To get to Mountain Village by car, begin by driving west on Highway 145. Take a left onto 145 South and follow the signs to the ski resort. 

There is, however, no real need for a car. The Galloping Goose free shuttle tours town and Mountain Village throughout the day and evenings, and guests can arrange for a shuttle from the Telluride and Montrose airports. Please inquire about parking with your guest services representative and they will explain the parking available for your unit while you are here in Telluride. 

Nearby airports?

Learn more about nearby airports and other travel options on our Getting to Telluride page.

Where is the Alpine Lodging Telluride Office?

The Alpine Lodging Telluride office is located in the heart of downtown Telluride at 324 W. Colorado Avenue (Main Street). This is where guests will check-in for the majority of our rental properties throughout Telluride and Mountain Village. This is also the location of check-in for the Sea to Ski branch unless previously arranged with our concierge.