The 12 Best Airbnbs in Telluride, Colorado

by Brittany Varano

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Telluride is a nature lover’s paradise that’s home to year-round adventure.

Whether you’re hitting the slopes in winter hitting the trails in summer, Telluride is a charming little Colorado village surrounding by towering peaks. Once a bustling coal-mining town, today, it’s a great summer destination for hiking, mountain biking, ATVing, golfing, watersports, and more.

As the months grow cold and snow begins to fall, skiing enthusiasts flock to the San Juan Mountains to check out the killer powder. If downhill skiing or snowboarding isn’t your style, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, winter fly-fishing, sleigh rides, and more are on offer amongst the village’s snowy mountain peaks.

With so many outdoor activities to hit up during the day, there’s nothing more important than a good night’s rest. So we’re here with a rundown of the best airbnbs in Telluride — and the selection of rentals is amazing up on this mountain.

1. Blue Collar Boutique

Blue Collar Boutique

Why you should stay: A hip and trendy Telluride Airbnb that’s affordable without sacrificing high-end amenities.

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: yes

The Blue Collar Boutique is lovingly decorated and maintained by doting hosts excited to help you feel at home during your Telluride adventure.

Aside from this home’s obvious pros — it’s sparkling clean and filled with beautiful furnishings — it also offers access to the Mountainside Inn’s hot tub on the San Miguel River’s nearby shores.

Grab a complimentary beer from the fridge or pour yourself a shot from the tequila station and prepare for a Colorado mountain adventure of a lifetime!

2. Telluride Condo

Telluride Condo

Why you should stay: Spacious condo rental for seven with access to the swimming pool, hot tub, and two bikes for easy exploring.

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

The Telluride Condo has everything you need for a lovely mountain escape. Located just five minutes from the center of town and only steps from ski life 7, you can walk with ease to some of Telluride’s best attractions.

Inside, there are two bedrooms, two baths, and a loft with more than enough sleeping space for up to seven guests. The walls are accented with visually unique reclaimed barn wood, and the gourmet kitchen welcomes family-style cooking.

Enjoy access to the condo complex’s heated pool and hot tub and a private parking spot and ski closet for snow equipment storage.

3. Tomboy Lodge Unit

Tomboy Lodge Unit

Why you should stay: Cute little studio condo for two, that’s warm and inviting without breaking the bank.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 4 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

The Tomboy Lodge Unit may be small and budget-friendly, but it doesn’t skimp on the charm or comfort.

Complete with a queen-sized bed, full kitchen with island seating, and cozy living spaces, it’s the perfect size for no-fuss couples or pairs visiting the area. Take a dip in the apartment’s relaxing hot tub to soothe your tired body after a long, and busy day.

4. 15 Boulders

15 Boulders

Why you should stay: An architecturally stunning Telluride vacation rental that’s pet-friendly and perfect for year-round family fun.

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Pets allowed: yes

15 Boulders is a gorgeous stand-alone home that features three bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and five beds to host up to seven guests comfortably.

The entire interior is masterly coordinated with contemporary design aesthetics that will draw in your eye. The bedrooms are also absolutely immaculate, two of which boast fantastic views of the surrounding mountainscape.

The property is located in the meadows area of Mountain Village, where shuttles or buses can quickly take you to lifts 1 or 10 of the ski resort. There’s also a free Dial-A-Ride shuttle service that you can call for rides to Telluride’s main streets.

5. Spiral Stairs Condo

Spiral Stairs Condo

Why you should stay: A bright and charming condo in the heart of Telluride – no car needed! 

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Pets allowed: yes

The Spiral Stairs Condo is a fabulous Telluride lodging option for those who enjoy staying in the heart of the action. Located just steps from the town’s free gondola, you don’t have to worry about finding parking or driving around after you’ve arrived.

This 3rd-floor designer unit was recently renovated and now sports an eye-catching new kitchen with bright blue fridge, cabinets, and glittering black backsplash. The living spaces are spotted with treasures and works of art to foster a feeling of luxury. The bedroom has two full beds, and there is an extra roll-out bed for a fifth guest if needed.

6. Modern Telluride Home

Modern Telluride Home

Why you should stay: Brand new Telluride home perfect for large parties.

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

The Modern Telluride Home is great for large family gatherings or even a multi-family vacation. The three levels of the home allow for extra privacy for different groups traveling together. There are a total of three bedrooms and four baths, plus a well-appointed kitchen and plenty of seating areas to accommodate everyone.

Built recently in 2017, the premises are sparkling clean and immaculately kept. The small outdoor balcony looks out over the scenic Telluride Valley.

The host also offers the option to rent a hot tub for an additional fee for those who wish to spend their evenings soaking in utter relaxation.

7. Upper Unit Condo

Upper Unit Condo

Why you should stay: Sunny and contemporary high-end condo situated just steps from a ski lift and the popular Telluride River Trail.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

With 1,350 square feet of space, the Upper Unit Condo is one of the largest available condo rentals in Telluride. Sunshine spills effortlessly onto the sparkling clean surfaces, and the gourmet kitchen and dining room look straight from an interior design catalog.

As part of the Telluride Lodge complex of condominiums, guests can visit the saunas and hot tubs during their stay, and you’ll also find a steam shower in the master bath. Offering three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, any party of six would find this is a worthy vacation rental.

8. Downtown Condo

Downtown Condo

Why you should stay: Four-legged friends welcome at this prime corner unit on the streets of downtown Telluride.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: yes

There’s nothing better than staying near the main attractions of a new destination, and this downtown condo puts you as close as possible. Just steps away from excellent local restaurants and shops, and only two blocks from the free gondola, walk with ease anywhere and everywhere.

Recently renovated and updated with new furnishings and appliances, this one bedroom’s most impressive feature is the epic Telluride Box Canyon views from the attached balcony. Enjoy the spectacular scenery and mountain air from the convenience of home.

9. The Alley Haus

The Alley Haus

Why you should stay: A brand new townhome soaked in sunshine, just blocks from the gondola.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

Welcoming your arrival with fresh pastries from a nearby bakery, the hosts of The Alley Haus have truly outdone themselves. As locals of Telluride, their modern townhome has been expertly laid out with your comfort and enjoyment in mind.

Stunning dark stained wood furniture adorns the home, and minimalistic yet contemporary design makes the space feel beyond cozy. The townhome has three bedrooms as well as two balconies, a private covered parking spot, and a fabulous location just a block away from the gondola and ski lift.

10. Rivercrown 2

Rivercrown 2

Why you should stay: Spectacular views of Telluride Box Canyon await you from the large patio while most of town lies just five minutes away on foot.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Pets allowed: yes

The unobstructed and awe-inspiring view of Box Canyon from Rivercrown 2 is enough to persuade you to book this four-bedroom rental. If that’s not cutting it, the expansive outdoor deck and bubbling hot tub should do the trick!

Although this three-story townhome feels secluded, you’re actually only a few blocks away from restaurants, grocery stores, and attractions. Ready to host your party of eight plus one furry guest, this pet-friendly Telluride Airbnb is simply gorgeous.

11. Mountain Village Condo

Mountain Village Condo

Why you should stay: Bright and open family-friendly Telluride condo for up to eight guests.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

Mountain Village condo is a great option for larger groups planning a visit to Telluride. Three bedrooms and two baths provide ample living space and privacy, no matter the size of your party.

Tall ceilings and warm wooden accents fill the inside. After long days of winter fun or even during a chilly summer evening, light up the fireplace in the living room and feel it’s cozy warmth. There’s a jacuzzi in the master bedroom too!

12. 1BR Condo

1BR Condo

Why you should stay: Enjoy beautiful views of the San Miguel River, sloping mountains, and canyon falls from the balcony of this condo.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: no

Perfect for a family of four, this 1BR Condo rests peacefully on the third floor, affording visitors the joy of fantastic river and mountain views from the front porch and the back patio. You’ll find a queen-sized pillow-top bed in the single bedroom, and a sleeper sofa in the living room.

Nearby you’ll find numerous hiking and hiking trails as well as one of the ski slope’s many chairlifts. Whether visiting to enjoy the summer warmth or to warm up after a day in the cold snow, there’s a swimming pool and hot tub year-round for you to enjoy.

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No matter what time of year you visit, there are plenty of excellent outdoor adventures in Telluride, Colorado. Here are some of our favorite things to do in Telluride to aid with your Colorado travel planning.

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