Sunshine on Wilson

Right when you pull up to this newly renovated home in the Ski Ranches, you know it is special.

Homeowner Tesha Karn and her husband Cody have spent the last several years remodeling this home from top to bottom. Now they have finished the renovation, they are looking to spend the winter in Asia and are looking for a nice family or couples to reap the benefits of their labor for the 2018-19 ski season. A ski season rental or monthly rentals throughout the season are most desired.
You enter the 4000 sq. ft home through a large mudroom. Stepping into the open concept first floor you can see all the way through to the updated kitchen with its vintage charm. A large wood burning fireplace is the focal point of this large area with its high ceilings and windows that bring in lots of light any time of the year. The is a massive handmade dining table for large family dinners and an island in the kitchen.  for the kiddos to have a nice spot for breakfast and snacking. There is a deck off the dining room large enough for entertaining a big group. It features an amazing view of the famous Mt. Wilson Peak.
There is a guest bedroom with a queen size bed and ensuite on this level along with a dedicated office space (with queen pullout sofa). There is a nice size deck, easily accessed from the office and guest bedroom. Upstairs you will find the Master Suite and a kid’s bedroom. The master bathroom can be described by nothing but grand. A beautiful claw foot tub for soaking and a large shower. The master also features an awesome view of Mt. Wilson. The basement level features a large laundry area and a studio lock off with a full kitchen and private entrance. There is access to another outside entertainment area from the studio as well.
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For more information about this Telluride Vacation home click here or please contact Erin Nance of Accommodations in Telluride. 970-728-4831

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July 23, 2018

Vacation Telluride


It is mid-July and the rains have finally been quenching the thirst in our area. While we have escaped Colorado wildfires, for now, the threat is still out there. Please be careful and follow our Fire Restriction Bans.

Telluride is thriving and bustling this July. If you are an owner of a home in Telluride and would like to rent your home out for the month of July (or any time), please contact us at Accommodations in Telluride, 970-728-4831. We have many property management programs that may fit your needs.

There are many more events still to come this Summer. From the Mushroom Festival to the world-famous Telluride Film Festival, and the summer crown jewel, Telluride Blues and Brews Festival, we truly do have an event for everyone. Check out the summer schedule at this link: Telluride Summer Festivals.

The wildflowers have been bursting with the new rainfalls. If you are out and about, you really can’t miss a photo opportunity. Your friends will be jealous and want to come with you next summer!


Top Staff Picks for your Trip to Telluride

We have compiled some useful information for trip to Telluride. Starting with all of our favorite restaurants and Top Staff Picks!

Chop Houseat the Sheridan – The best steak in town!  Right at the corner of the San Miguel County Court House, great for people watching. Impeccable service!

Allred’s Restaurant– At the top of gondola serving Contemporary American faire.  And the views are endless of the Town of Telluride and Mountain tops! Well worth the money just for that sunset view or the raging blizzard outside the massive windows.

Tomboy Tavern– At the base of Lift 4. Great burgers and comfort food.  Located right in the core of Mountain Village, it is also a great place to watch sports.  Get inspired and then go DO the sports!  You are in Telluride after all.

Black Iron Kitchen and Bar– Hotel Madeline. Great for Après Ski. Fire tables outside will keep it all cozy even in the winter!

Floradora Saloon– Best spot for Brunch. On Telluride’s Main Street.  Small outdoor seating for the best local experience.

Brown Dog Pizza– Best Pizza in town. Award winning Detroit style pizza.  This is a great place for the family or the sports fans who want to celebrate their team or commiserate!

Poacher’s Pub– Mountain Village core superb locals’ dive bar! Great bar grub, too!


221 South Oak– Chef Eliza Gavin, of Bravo’s Top Chef creates a fresh and locally sourced menu that is sure to please any palate! The intimate restaurant is located steps from the gondola.

Lamarmotte– A local favorite featuring French cuisine and an extensive wine list. Located right next to the Ice House hotel and steps from the gondola.


Do you need to ship some gear prior to arrival? Use High Country Shipping. This local company will deliver to your unit and pick it up be reshipped home to you. Follow this link for exclusive AIT discounts.


Do you need to schedule shuttlesfor your stay? Once you get to Telluride, you will not need a car. Follow this link to all our transportation partners.


Follow this link for a detailed map of the Town of Telluride.




5 Top Reasons to Visit Telluride in the Summer

Telluride made its mark on the map because of the amazing ski terrain. Many perceived this as an expert ski area, but with all the new improvements over the years, we really do have terrain for anybody. While the skiing is superb, the summers are beckoning you to get here! Many of us came for the winters, but the summers kept us here!
After taking a quick poll of the staff here at Accommodations in Telluride, here is our list of our top 5 reasons to be in Telluride in the Summer:

1. Festivals, Duh! Our outdoor music Festivals are by far the most iconic summer events. Join us for one of the many festivals and see for yourself. The memories last forever. Unless you are at the Grand Beer Tasting Saturday of Blues and Brews. And then you might forget a few memories. Telluride Summer Festivals.

2. Hiking. Yes, we are at nosebleed altitude but after a day or two, most sea level dwellers are able to take in some of the most incredible vistas up and out of the Telluride Valley. Bring lots of water. Strap a backpack to your dog for extra water. Drink lots of water before you go. Do you sense the importance of hydration yet?

3. 4 x 4 Jeep Tours. Getting the begazes scared out of you on some of the mountain passes can make for a thrill you will never forget. Experienced tour guides can take you, or you can brave it in a jeep rental. Either way, you are in for a ride.

4. Wildflowers. You will think you have died and gone to floral heaven in the high alpine hikes. Lupines, Columbines, Bluebells, Indian Paintbrush of all colors, Monkshoods, Fairy Trumpets, and the ever-elusive Monument Plant will fill your sights with beauty at ground level. Then look up! Wow! There you are in paradise.

5. Because Telluride is just cool. Cool vibes, cool locals, and it really is cooler than where you are in the heat. Feel the natural breezes of our high mountain climate. No dripping wet from humidity here! And if it is a bit hotter than you wanted? Go jump in the lake, or the river. Chill out. You are here, the most scenic place in Colorado! Oh, what the heck, on the planet!


No Snow? No problem…Here are a list of fun activities for you to beat the no snow blues

  1. Sleep late and enjoy a nice hot pot of our complimentary Steaming Bean Coffee while reading either local paper, The Telluride Daily Planet or on Thursday grab a Watch, for all of the tri-county news.
  2. Take in a movie at the historic Nugget Theater. Watch for free kids’ movies from time to time.
  3. Between the Covers Bookstore on Main Street offers some great reads and hot coffee to keep the cold away!
  4. Take a trip back in time by visiting the amazing Telluride Historical Museum. Stop by our office at 220 S. Pine Street, 970-728-4831 for discounted admission coupons!
  5. Eat like a local! Stop by the Corner House for great burgers! Oak at the Telluride Gondola Station is a local’s favorite. Say hi to Robby over a fine bourbon and barbeque. Visit the historic Last Dollar Saloon (The Buck to the locals) and grab a sudsy happy hour beverage.
  6. A spa treatment always takes away the no snow blues. Try an Environmental Control Facial and feel like a new person. Call Michelle at Atmosphere Spa at 970-728-0630.
  7. Mind Blown at the Madeline – Mountain Village Core is a magic show for audiences 12 and up.
  8. Need an Acupuncture treatment or are you ready for a Sound Healing? Feel the bliss! Call Jane or Jay of LuvLight 970-728-1442
  9. Take our FREE public transportation system up to Mountain Village, The Telluride Mountain Village Gondola is a wonder you must see for yourself! Brace for drops and some of the most beautiful views mother nature has to offer!
  10. At the top of the Gondola, St. Sophia Station, you find Allred’s restaurant. Cocktails with a view and local sourced organic meats and vegetable await you at the top of the world! Reservations are strongly recommended! 970-728-7474
  11. Once you make it to Mountain Village, stay a spell There is an ice rink for the kiddo’s and cozy fire tables for mom and dad at the Hotel Madeline. And did I mention table side s’mores! Call 970-369-8943 for more details!
  12. Stop by the local’s pub in the Village for après ski! Ask Ashley about the wings! Poacher’s Pub 970-728-9647
  13. When you get back to Telluride, visit the Wilkinson Public Library. They offer free classes from yoga to Spanish speaking classes to author talks. They also have a fat tire bikes, laptops and movies for rent.
  14. Shopping? There is plenty of that. Stop by Tkarn Imports on across the street from the Second Chance Thrift Store (proceeds go to pets needing forever homes) for unique items for your home. Tesha Karn is a local who travels all around the world for treasures. Check out Hook on a wall. Whimsical hooks and other super fun items for the home. Scarpe, Sublime, Kellie’s, Two Skirts, Down to Earth, Cashmere Red offer upscale clothing for women and men. Telluride Trappings and Toggery is the longest family owned retail in Telluride.  Say hi to Todd and Wendy, proprietors at the Toggery!
  15. Telluride is a great town for people watching! On Saturday and Sundays, grab brunch at the Floradora Saloon, The Chop House, or Butcher and Baker and sit on Main Street! Be forewarned, you may have to share your meal with one of the many happy pooches that will be passing by!
  16. There are many fascinating day trips: Head to Ouray and take a soak at the Hot Springs. Go to Moab and see Arches National ParkMesa Verde to the south is also another trip that is worth it.  Check all schedules before you embark.
  17. Visit the Timberline ACE Hardware Store on Main Street. Say hi to Tom, Ray and the crew from us.  Marvel at how much product can be crammed into one space.  And they have just about everything you need!
  18. Ice Skating at four different places, the Hanley Ice Rink at the Town Park, the outside frozen pond at the Dolly Parton tent (you will know what we mean when you see it), the pond by Boot Doctors in the Mountain Village and at the Madeline Hotel. Bring your own skates or rent.
  19. Take a quick trip to Ridgway for naked or not hot springs soaking at Orvis Hot Springs. After your soak be sure to stop by Taco Del Nar for excellent street style tacos.
  20. Rent a Fat Tire Bike from the Boot Doctors/Paragon Sports and ride out to the Telluride Distillery in Lawson Hill.
  21. There are many excellent Yoga Studios in Town. Check out the schedules on the Telluride Yoga Center, Mangala Yoga, Telluride Yoga and Pilates at the Madeline
  22. Fly-fishing anyone? It is a year-round sport!  Call Telluride Outside at 970-728-3895.
  23. Horseback rides? The infamous Roudy will set you up! Call Ride with Roudy at 970-728-9611 for wagon rides or horseback riding.
  24. Telluride has CrossFit! Open gym and drop in classes. Check it out at, 970-728-4622.
  25. Take a trip to Town Park and experience the lovely walking trails at the park. For the adventurous, keep walking to the box canyon and check out the frozen waterfall. Not that adventurous? You can drive there as well!
  26. Dog Sledding? Seriously, the dogs are trained on carts and it is a blast!  Wintermoon Dog Sledding is available!  970-729-0058
  27. Give Dave at Dave’s Mountain Tours a call for a 2-hour tour of Bridal Veil Falls, Alta and Last Dollar Roads. 970-728-9749
  28. There are two skate parks in town. One at Town Park and the other is located at the Telluride Youth Center at the corner of Willow and Pine Streets.
  29. Take in live music at Club Red at the Telluride Conference Center. Popular bluegrass band, Yonder Mountain String Band will be rocking in 2018! Call 970-369-4760 for tickets and information.
  30. OK, one more. The Mac Daddy of tours!  Call Telluride Helitrax for a helicopter scenic tour.  You will not regret it!  Tell them the ladies of Accommodations in Telluride sent you!  970-728-8377.