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3/3 Penthouse, 2 Blks to Gondola, Fab Deck/Views, Wi-Fi

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,317 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)


• 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2317 sq. ft.

• Unbeatable location in Downtown Telluride, Colorado

• Air Conditioning (a rarity in Telluride), Private Elevator

• Highest deck Downtown with spectacular views

• Private hot tub, outdoor Wolf grill, outdoor seating & dining

• Spacious great room with stone gas fireplace and views

• 42” HDTV and stereo system with iPod Dock

• Gourmet kitchen with Wolf Range, Sub-zero, wine cooler

• 2 masters w/ King beds, 3rd bdrm with king bed or twins

• Comfortable Queen sofa sleeper in Great Room

• Italian Couture Frette Linens and Eve Delorme Linens

• Beautiful gas fireplaces and 42” HDTV’s in each bedroom

• Plush robes, slippers and reading lamps in each bedroom

• 3 full baths w/ choice of soaking tub, jetted tub & steam

• 2 blocks from Free Gondola

• Complimentary Ski storage at Gondola

• Onsite full time Caretaker

• Welcome tray of gourmet food and wine, plus fresh flowers for all of our guests

For our International guests: This holiday home is fully self-catering. Everything you need for a fabulous holiday is provided. Town of Telluride Business License #12077

Keywords: Penthouse, condo, townhome

More Details

Property Manager
Amy Cook
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Amy Cook

We fell in love with the beauty of Telluride nearly twenty years ago. Initially we purchased a condo in Mountain Village but then decided that we loved being in downtown Telluride surrounded by the shops, the restaurants and the colorful history of the town. An older building in the heart of downtown came on the market which we gutted and made into two dream properties. As Texans, this penthouse is our home away from home. We invite you to enjoy it as much as we do. It's our little nest of luxury.

Amy Cook purchased this townhome in 2001

Why Amy Cook chose Southwestern Colorado

The location of the penthouse is one of the most coveted in Telluride. Everything in town is just out the front steps and we are only two blocks from the gondola where we have complimentary ski storage during ski season. One of the most frequent comments we hear from our guests is the amazing location. We are in the same block as The New Sheridan Hotel and located above Paragon Sports.

What makes this townhome unique

Our guests comment on our beds and bedding over and over. We splurged on couture Italian Frette linens which are incredibly luxurious and beautiful. The best feature, however, must be the spectacular views from the great room and private deck. The deck is the highest downtown and is what sold us on buying the property in the first place. Our guests and visitors are routinely awestruck and shocked at the magnificent views in every direction. There's no better place to be than on the deck entertaining friends or enjoying the spa.

Guestbook comments from the manager

It is rare that professional pictures such as the ones on the website don't 'do it justice' so to speak. You were right...this place is 10 times more beautiful in person...and is way bigger than I imagined. It is beautifully decorated and we are going to absolutely have the exact R&R, mountain-style, that we were hoping for. Max was very welcoming and took time to walk us through the entire condo, show us all of the 'ins and outs' and even walk us down to introduce us to the gal at the store below the condo for renting bikes, etc.

Well, my wife is soaking up all of the gorgeous sun on the patio so I believe I will wrap this up and go join her! Thank you, thank you, thank you! And thank you for the wonderful 'welcome basket' and treats.
Apr 2013
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Telluride Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2317 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) The Master Bedroom has a king bed with couture Frette linens. The 2nd Master Bedroom has a king bed with Frette linens. The 3rd bedroom can be made up as twins or as a king. This bedroom has beautiful Eve Delorme linens., Twin or Single Beds (1) Twin beds are available in the third bedroom of the penthouse., Child Beds (1) A Pack-N-Play is on hand at your request., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The custom sofa has a very comfortable queen sleeper.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Complimentary ski storage and services at the gondola only two blocks away. One-of-a-kind antiques and custom designed furniture. Custom furnishings throughout.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

3/3 Penthouse, 2 Blks to Gondola, Fab Deck/Views, Wi-Fi
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
Fort Worth

Nothing short of 5 stars

  • 5 of 5

The Heart of Telluride is the perfect 5 star vacation getaway. From the moment we stepped through the door, we felt totally pampered. The housekeeper greeted us when we arrived and walked us through the penthouse and provided us with the door codes, instructions for the elevator, rental advice, etc. Everything is top of the line- from the fully furnished kitchen to the most comfy bed at night you will feel completely spoiled by the amenities offered here. The views from the deck are hands down the best in the town. It was so relaxing to come home from a day of skiing to be able to soak in the hot tub on the deck and look at the mountains from every angle. Each bedroom is equipped with its own fireplace which makes for a cozy space each evening. Everything is within a 5 minute walk and there is no need for a vehicle while staying here. Skiing is made simple because there is a locker inside the Boot Doctors Rental where you can store your gear before getting on the gondola or chair lift. For those that don't want to hit the slopes, there are ample amounts of activities within the town or very close by. Hiking, hot springs, shopping, and great food to name a few. I will recommend this rental over and over again and look forward to returning. We love the Heart of Telluride!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond belief

  • 5 of 5

It is incredibly rare to write a review in which you were overwhelmed by where you chose to stay. In a word it's amazing. The location is ground zero in wonderful Downtown Telluride. From the rooftop you have 360 degree views of the most beautiful box canyon in Colorado. Everything about this place is top shelf. The furnishings and finish out is something you simply do not find. Each bedroom is really a master suite in its own. Warning: Stay off the rooftop patio as you may never leave! It is the premiere spot in Telluride regardless of what season you are in. We had three couples on our trip and spent 90% of our time out there. The star lit sky at night is something to behold. I also can't fail to mention how well we were treated by Amy and the staff. Every effort was made to ensure that our time was memorable. If we had a question or concern a staff member was on site before we could hang up the phone. Do yourself a favor and let your family or special someone experience Telluride at its finest. We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh my goodness -- what an incredible review! Rob, thank you so much for taking the time to say these wonderful things about our Heart of Telluride penthouse. We are so pleased that you and your friends enjoyed your stay and loved the unit. I'm a bit biased, but I's really a special place. We look forward to having you again in the future. Thank you again for taking the time to write. Amy
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Heart of Telluride

  • 5 of 5

When we first walked in, there were adjectives flying everywhere....spectacular, fabulous, unbelievable, stunning view, amazing, so beautiful. magnificent to name a few. There are really no words to truly describe the view and the ambience of this Penthouse. On a scale from 1-10, it is a 25!!!! Everything is perfect...and you can't get better than perfect. Even the location is perfect. All of the great things to do in Telluride are in walking distance to this incredible Penthouse. We arrived on a Monday and never got in our car until Friday to drive home to Texas. Staying in this Penthouse is a real vacation in the most luxurious way.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Ann, Wow! Lucky us that we have guests as nice as you. Thank you for the wonderful review. We're so glad that you had a wonderful time in Telluride and enjoyed being in the Heart of Telluride penthouse. We think it's pretty special, too, biased as we are. We hope you'll come back again one day's hard to get enough of Telluride's spectacular beauty. Again, thank you for taking the time to post a review. We appreciate you!
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San Antonio, TX

Amazing in every way

  • 5 of 5

My family and I visited this wonderful place, Telluride, for the first time this summer. It was absolutely one of our best vacations ever. The town and surroundings are amazing. We hiked, biked, tubed in the river, ate great food, and met wonderful people. The Heart of Telluride just sealed the deal. Amy and Max were both great in getting us situated and taking care of every detail--including the fantastic welcome basket. This place has everything top notch and the location and the views are second to none. My only regret in writing this is that it will probably make it even more challenging to book in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, Henry! We are so pleased that you had a wonderful time in Telluride and also enjoyed the penthouse. We are thrilled to see you are rebooking today for next summer -- thanks so much for the wonderful review and for choosing Heart of Telluride for your summer fun. I join you in the thought that Telluride is absolutely addicting!
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Dallas, TX

Perfect down to the last details!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Heart of Telluride for 5 nights, and we certainly did not want to leave!

We rented out both units, as we were holding our wedding ceremony on the penthouse deck and had a lot of family and friends in town for the wedding. I had the bridesmaids and their significant others stay with us the 5 nights, and we were all comfortable with plenty of space! The views are breath-taking, the added welcome details and luxury of all of the rooms made our stay a dream. Amy and Max were a joy to work with prior to and during the stay. Max was a huge help in preparing the deck for our wedding ceremony as well! Our wedding day would not have gone as smooth without all of their help prior.

My husband and I are eager to stay again at the Heart of Telluride! You will not regret splurging on this beautiful home for your vacation.

Missy and Nick Teson

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Missy, We are so pleased that you had a wonderful time and a beautiful ceremony on the penthouse deck. We'll look forward to helping you celebrate those upcoming anniversaries! Thank you for writing such a lovely review for us. It was our delight to have you.
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Coppell, Texas/ Dallas

Our Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

The Heart of Telluride, is bar none the most fantastic place my family and I have ever stayed! The beauty and attention to detail throughout the property is amazing. This property is located in one of the most beautiful settings in the world, and yet the facility is so incredible we found ourselves torn over where to spend the bulk of our time. I think my favorite feature of the property, is the incredible view from inside and outside the top floor of the penthouse. It is breathtaking to say the very least. The heart of Telluride is located perfectly in the "heart" of the main street in Telluride, allowing for easy access to all of the wonderful shops and restaurants Telluride has to offer. I would recommend anyone book a trip to this fabulous property. It is the only place I have ever been, where I could literally never have to leave for the rest of my life!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Telluride (TEX) and Montrose (MTJ)
Nearest Point of Interest
Heart of Telluride, 213 W. Colorado Ave., 2 blks to gondola
Nearest Point of Interest
The Sheridan Chop House
Nearest Point of Interest
Free Gondola
Nearest Point of Interest
Paragon - Complimentary Ski Storage w/Heart of Telluride
Nearest Point of Interest
Pocket Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Sunglasses HQ
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Telluride Truffle
Nearest Point of Interest
Rustico Restaurante
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nugget Theatre
Car: not necessary

During the summer, Telluride celebrates festivals which include Bluegrass, Blues and Brews, Jazz and Chamber Music, the Wine Festival, 4th of July Parade, Wild West Festival and the world famous Telluride Film Festival Outdoor adventures include fly fishing, river rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, jeeping and golf.

Winter activities include world-renowned skiing at Telluride Ski Resort, ice climbing, magnificent cross country skiing, ice skating, snow shoeing, ice fishing snow mobile tours and four-wheel drive vehicles to explore high alpine passes.

Golf: It's not just the spectacular views from one of the highest (9,300 ft.) alpine golf courses in the country that will make your spirits soar - golf balls also fly 15 percent farther than at sea level. The Telluride Golf Club offers a 6,739-yard, par-71, 18-hole championship course which doubles as a public course and a private members' club. There is a fully stocked pro shop, pitching green, putting green and a driving range. Golfers can tee off from May 27-October 1 (weather permitting). This course has been rated one of the worlds most scenic.

Ski: The Telluride ski experience offers a genuine mountain experience for all levels of skiers thanks to a mix of quality terrain at all points on the mountain. From refined, groomed runs to challenging moguls, there truly is something for everyone. Even beginners and intermediate skiers can ride to the highest peaks and enjoy terrain and views typically reserved for the experts.


Rates & Availability

Telluride Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Bargain
Apr 5 2017 - May 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Regular
May 10 2017 - Oct 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall/Early Winter
Oct 4 2017 - Nov 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Bargain
Nov 15 2017 - Dec 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday - Christmas
Dec 17 2017 - Dec 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday - New Year's
Dec 27 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter Regular
Jan 3 2018 - Apr 4 2018
5 night minimum stay
Summer Bargain
Apr 8 2018 - May 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer Regular(exclud festiv)
May 10 2018 - Oct 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
Jun 17 2018 - Jun 21 2018
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
July 4th
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Sep 3 2018 - Sep 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Blues & Brews
Sep 17 2018 - Sep 21 2018
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Fall/Early Winter
Oct 4 2018 - Nov 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
Winter Bargain
Nov 15 2018 - Dec 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday-Christmas
Dec 17 2018 - Dec 26 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday-New Year's
Dec 27 2018 - Jan 2 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 12.4%

Bluegrass Festival, July 4th week, Film Festival and Blues & Brews Festival are $1375.00/night plus tax and insurance. Normal deposit is two nights plus tax with balance due 75 days prior to arrival date for holiday and festival dates and 60 days prior to arrival for non-holiday, non-festival dates.
Bluegrass: 06/15--06/20/2016
July 4th: 07/01--07/06/2016
Film: 09/01--09/06/2016
Blues & Brews: 09/15/--09/19/2016

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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