Of course there’s no shortage of history in Telluride, located in a canyon in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado: the place was a mining town before it became a ski resort in the 1970s. But for something absolutely up-to-the-minute, check out the new redesign of the Madeline Hotel. The place is looking handsome, with textural details of Italian limestone, sheepskin, Fireclay tile, custom millwork, and Farrow and Ball paint.
Inspired touches from Rose Ink Workshop include wood ceiling beams whitewashed on the bottom, a nod to ski tracks in the snow. In the Game Room (yes there’s a game room) the lighting sconces on the wall are made from chunks of selenite to glisten like icicles.
The Madeline is part of the Auberge Resorts Collection, so they have hospitality down pat. Upon check-in at the blackened steel and Pietra marble front desk you’ll be given a beer from Telluride Brewing Company in a mug made from Colorado-mined copper.
They’ve teamed up with Olympian Gus Kenworthy to design the experience in their recovery ski lounge with treatments including Hyperice technology. Or if you prefer your après-ski treatment in liquid form, head to the Timber Room bar and ask for a TNT, which combines hot coffee, Telluride Whiskey, and a shot of Montenegro liqueur.