Alpen Ridge is the epitome of slopeside luxury living in the Telluride and Mountain Village area. Imagine your ski instructor skiing down to meet you on your deck each morning. Your first run of the day does not start with a lift queue, but with fresh tracks down a long white stretch of freshly groomed corduroy. Imagine not having to walk more than ten paces to get out of your ski boots, and into the hot tub at the end of another epic bluebird ski day…
Sitting directly on the Bridges ski run, this home caters to the most discerning traveler, with its impeccably stylish interior, superior amenities, and direct access to world class skiing. Alpen Ridge was completely remodeled to the studs during 2007 and only the highest level of finishings and furnishings have been used to create one of the most luxurious homes in all of Telluride.
This ski-in/ski-out home features six bedrooms, six bathrooms and two powder rooms, spread over three magnificently spacious levels. The main entrance to Alpen Ridge leads guests into a spectacular great room with huge vaulted log ceilings and dramatic views of the San Sophia Range. The great room shares expansive open-plan living with the dining area and a state-of-the-art kitchen. The gourmet kitchen has top-of-the-line appliances and all the necessary small appliances and utensils. The great room features a stone fireplace, a wet bar and huge windows to look out at some of the most dramatic views on the mountain.
Through sliding glass doors, the vast great room leads out onto a sprawling deck and garden, which features a grill, outdoor seating and a hot tub. This huge deck sits (literally) next to the Bridges ski run where you can enjoy all day sun with dramatic views of the San Sophia Ridge in both winter and summer.
The luxuriously private master suite and sitting areas occupy the whole top floor of the home with well over 2,000 square feet of living space with a king-size bed in the bedroom and a queen sleeper sofa in the private master sitting area. The huge master bath has both a multi-headed shower and jetted tub. Stairs lead from the master suite into a lofty office tower. This office tower has a printer and is completely secluded, in case business calls while you are on vacation.
On the main floor there are three bedrooms (a king suite, a queen suite and a bunk room with four twins) and on the lower level you have two bedrooms (a king suite and a room with three twins.) All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and lots of privacy.
On the lower level there is also a fully equipped, state-of-the-art media and games room. This spacious area features a billiard table, ping-pong table and a full size bar with dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, icemaker, wine cellar and bar seating for six. There is also a flat-screen TV with comfortable leather sofas for watching TV, or a DVD. This is the ultimate entertainment area for kids, without sacrificing the tranquillity of the great room upstairs!
Additionally, there is a mudroom with boot dryers that provides easy access to and from the ski run. The private hot tub sits outside and enjoys beautiful views of the ski run and the San Sophia Ridge.
There is also an elevator, which makes this home an excellent choice for elderly or disabled guests.
Whether you are visiting Telluride in winter or summer, this home is positioned so high on the ridge, that the home is drenched in year round sun. Surrounded by woods, directly on the Bridges ski run and perched high up in Mountain Village you will have a complete feeling of privacy in your mountain hideaway, yet you are only a short drive to town. Alpen Ridge reflects the true essence of Colorado mountain style luxury. This is the perfect home for a large family, or for multiple families sharing their vacation together.
After staying in this marvelous home we are spoiled for life! The ski-in/out was superb with a ski room only steps from ski run that had boot warmers for us all. The house itself is beautiful with large glass windows overlooking huge views. It was fun to sit by the fireplace and watch people ski by! The kitchen is beautiful and fully stocked, there is a bar in great room as well as a large dining room. The great room is huge, light and well decorated. All the bedrooms have modern and new bathrooms, the master bedroom occupies the whole top floor with it's own sitting area and huge bathroom. The kids enjoyed the bunk room and we all enjoyed the very large game room. We played pool and ping-pong. The Play room has a wine cellar and a full bar. All in all it would be hard to find a better ski home. The house was super clean, new and when we did call because the fireplace upstairs did not light somebody came in less than 30 minutes. I hope to come again many times.
Recommended for:People with disabilities, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, families with young children.
This is undoubtedly one of Mountain Village's finest private residence's. The owner of this home is also the owner of Telluride's premier vacation rental company so it is equipped with every amenity to make your Telluride vacation amazing - direct ski in/ski out access, a hot tub, games room, wine room, elevator, office & outdoor entertaining area.
I love that we can step right off our front deck and onto the ski slopes. Often we will ski back for lunch. In the spring time, we will all meet back at the house for lunch and grill on the deck. I love that time of year.
It is really special that we can see the slopes from all aspects of the house - we can be sitting in the hot tub, sitting on the patio, or sitting in the great room and have perfect views of the skiers whizzing by. It makes me feel less guilty when I decide to have a lazy day...at least I can see the slopes!
While guests are staying in house, there is a guest services manager on call at any time, in case you cannot figure something out, or if something is not working as it should.
We also have a guest book that contains every conceivable service and recommendation, including restaurants, cafes, activities, shuttle services, private chef services and equipment rental contacts.
There is also a complimentary taxi service in Mountain Village called dial-a-ride. If you call the number, they will come to the home within 10-15 minutes and drive you anywhere in Mountain Village.