Telluride itself is a small town, and the mountainous terrain and protected natural areas surrounding the town mean that there are just a few developed pockets to choose from for your stay.
- Downtown Telluride: The city itself is located in a canyon area between tall mountain peaks, and its Old-West charm helps create a laid-back atmosphere.
- Mountain Village: The Mountain Village area is up near the ski resort and offers closer proximity to the slopes, with a more luxe resort feel. You can go from Mountain Village to Telluride proper via a free gondola.
- Surrounding Areas: If you want to go all-out with a luxury rental, look at some of the areas outside the core of Telluride. There are some very impressive homes about 15 minutes away.