Town of Telluride
The Town of Telluride is a historic mining town nestled in a box canyon at the base of the Telluride Ski Mountain surrounded by 13,000’ peaks. Telluride boasts some of the world’s most exceptional skiing, hiking, and fly-fishing. The town is just eight blocks wide and twelve blocks long, with a short walking distance to all accommodations. Combine the outdoor activities with Telluride’s art, culture, natural beauty and many festivals and you will understand why Telluride is “the most beautiful place you will ever visit!”
The Town of Mountain Village is the European style, ski-in/ski-out destination resort village connected to the Town of Telluride via the free gondola transportation system. At an elevation of approximately 9,450 feet, Mountain Village is known for peaceful nature, exciting ski slopes and is also a world-class summer resort with an 18-hole championship golf course and 3,000 acres of National Forest for hiking and biking.
Surrounding AreasIdarado Legacy The community of the Idarado Legacy is an exclusive parcel of land in the Telluride Valley, in walking distance to the Town of Telluride and features exclusive views of some of Telluride’s most notable natural landmarks such as Ingram and Bridal Veil Falls. Many of these properties enjoy the flow of the San Miguel River through the Valley floor, with homesites ideally secluded and private amidst a generous open space and a timeless setting of beauty rich in the history of the mining era.
The West Meadows is a unique mix of proximity, privacy and picturesque beauty. Strategic placement of sites on natural benches maintains solitude between neighbors and provide a sense of expansiveness far beyond the homesite and unobstructed view corridors. Blessed with an abundance of senior water rights, each homesite can have streams, ponds and irrigated pasture. Design guidelines and covenants focus on the importance of maintaining neighborhood privacy. Restricted building envelopes and height limitations take advantage of existing contours and benching. In addition to the 200 + acre equestrian / recreational open space, a trail easement connects into San Miguel County’s regional trail system accessing many miles of hiking / riding trails and extending to nearby wilderness areas. Of course, cross country skiing, mountain biking and fly fishing are at one’s doorstep. Five minutes from skiing, golf, tennis and spa and five miles to the Town of Telluride.
Ski Ranches Ski Ranches, the original development done by Telski’s Joe Zoline, has large lots and great western exposure. The Ski Ranches has equestrian and trail easements on all lots. The Ski Ranches are the best value in the region with paved roads, underground power, telephone, natural gas and central water. Located on Turkey Creek Mesa, the Telluride Ski Ranches is a heavily treed subdivision consisting of 1- to 2-acre home sites with striking vistas and seclusion. With its entrance situated just south of Telluride, homeowners find themselves minutes from the ski area and the Town of Telluride and Mountain Village.
Elk Run –Elk Run is an exclusive, gated-community just minutes outside of Mountain Village and the Telluride Ski Resort, and within 15 minutes to the town of Telluride. Offering dramatic views of the surrounding 14,000 foot peaks while including a high degree of privacy and serenity, the community is accessed by paved road and the home sites are carefully designed to their surroundings featuring luxury appointments and stunning design. Generous outdoor living spaces, guesthouses, and every comfort equally characterize these fine properties.
Raspberry Patch – The private community of Raspberry Patch has become of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the Telluride Region with only seven lots of 7-10 acres each, abundant with mature aspen groves and towering pines. Views of 14,000 ft Wilson Peak are abundant as well as year-round vibrant sunsets. Located just south of Elk Run, the drive to the Telluride Ski Resort is less than 15 minutes. Perched on a gentle knoll, the underlying property is lushly wooded with over 25 very private acres bordering USFS. Community hiking trails afford access to thousands of acres of high alpine meadows & forests.
The Preserve –The Preserve was part of the property that the Zoline family retained when they sold the Ski Resort to Allred’s Benchmark Group. The Zoline’s developed this low-density neighborhood into 12 lots averaging approximately 13-acres each. One of the southernmost high-end developments, the Preserve sits on the benches below highway 145 across from Raspberry Patch and offers some of the best views on Turkey Creek Mesa with privacy that is uncompromising.
Aldasoro is a setting of expansive views and open space with generous lot offerings while in close proximity to the Town of Telluride, Mountain Village and the Telluride Regional Airport. Spectacular Telluride, Colorado Mountain views, miles of green meadows and forested hillsides, sunny southern exposures, abundant wildlife, utmost privacy and tranquility… Aldasoro Ranch has it all.
Sunnyside Ranch – One of the last great ranch properties at any resort in the Rocky Mountain West sits on a beautiful and secluded bench just above the town of Telluride. Sunnyside Ranch offers everything you want in a 35-acre parcel, starting with an unsurpassed location only a few minutes from the slopes, the town, Mountain Village and the airport. Your views wrap around 360 degrees of towering mountains and deep valleys, of ski slopes and blue skies. Surrounded by National Forest lands on three sides, Sunnyside Ranch provides you with long-term peace and security. The exceptional improvements include a gated entry, paved roads and driveways, underground utilities (phone, gas, electric) and a central water system. The prime southern exposure means your days are longer here than other parts of the valley, your summers come earlier and winters are more temperate, so you can enjoy your property more.
Diamond Ranch – Diamond Ranch is just a short 15-minute drive from the Telluride Ski Area, golf course, tennis courts, world-class spa, shopping dining and entertainment. Just a two minute drive from the Telluride Regional Airport and 10 minutes from the town of Telluride. These 35 and 70-acre parcels undulate with rolling hills and stunning steep valleys that bathe all year in warm Colorado sunshine from sunrise to sunset. Diamond Ranch enjoys its own resident Elk Herd with nearby calving area and migration corridors. Deer, Grouse, Marmot, and Wild Turkey also call Diamond Ranch home. The Diamond Ranch development plan evolved in close cooperation with the Division of Wildlife to insure harmonious co-habitation between man and nature. Preservation of the pristine natural environment is a primary objective in the development of Diamond Ranch.
Gray Head Wilderness Preserve – Offering 35 acre parcels within a 900 acre wilderness preserve less than fifteen minutes from Telluride, the unique amenities and awe-inspiring views of Gray Head provide an exceptional lifestyle. Gray Head is a community within a community offering endless recreational opportunities without ever leaving the Preserve. Ice skating, sledding, groomed trails for cross country skiing or snow shoeing, hand laid trails for hiking, equestrian center, fly fishing, resident caretaker and an 1880’s home owners cabin for entertaining. Residents of Gray Head have the unique privilege of enjoying all of the services and amenities available at Auberge Residents at element 52. Enjoy this slope side, ski-in/ski-out property offering private ski lift, parking and ski valet, ski locker and lounge, spa, natural stone soaking pools and fitness center.
Wilson Mesa is in a wonderful location and sits at the base of Mount Wilson on a wide open Mesa. This area contains several stunning ranch parcels along with streams and open horse pastures. The only subdivision is called Wilson Mesa Estates. This subdivision has parcels that range form 4 to 40 acres. Some of the parcels have amazing views and some offer tremendous privacy. Wilson Mesa is a short 20-25 minute drive to Telluride. The drive from telluride descends down the San Miguel River canyon then turns and ascends South up Silver pick creek to the top of the mesa. Wilson Mesa is located West /Southwest of Telluride.
Specie Mesa – The regional areas of Specie Mesa Ranch include acres of space and stunning panoramic mountain views, offering building sites with accessible roads and utilities already in place. Both restful and invigorating, the mountain environment is an irresistible attraction and the ranches of Specie Mesa are among the best in the world. Boasting a quieter ambiance, these impeccable mountain/ ranch estates offer every imaginable comfort and convenience.
Norwood – Nestled atop Wright’s Mesa, Norwood has spectacular vistas of high alpine and wild desert country. Far horizons are ringed by the La Sal Mountains in the west, the Uncompahgre Plateau to the north, the San Juan and San Miguel Mountains in the east and, to the south is Norwood’s own jewel, Lone Cone Peak. Rugged desert canyons etch the landscape between. Norwood’s abundance of outdoor opportunities, mild climate, and relaxed atmosphere make it one of the Four Corners’ and Colorado’s best-kept secrets. Norwood is only 30 miles west of Telluride, below which the San Miguel River flows mightily down through Norwood Canyon. As you top out on Norwood Hill, you will gasp at the majestic 12,700 foot Lone Cone Mountain as it stands as silent sentinel over Wright’s Mesa.
The Historic Brown Ranch was originally a family-owned working cattle ranch pioneered in the late 1800’s. Located atop Iron Springs Mesa, 21 miles from Telluride, on the corner of Highway 62 and X48 (formerly Carstens Ranch Road) you will see an historic log cabin still in use today. Above the cabin are the remnants of Telluride’s famous railroad, which transported gold ore and passengers from Telluride to Durango and Silverton. The railway ran along the eastern boundary of Brown Ranch and a dusty stagecoach trail cut through the property in the other direction. The current Brown Ranch is composed of secluded home sites, 100-foot ponderosa pines and substantial groves of mature aspens. There are views of Sneffels Peaks, North Pole, Grayhead Mountain, Lizard Head, the Wilson Range, Dolores and El Diente peaks, Little Cone, Lone Cone, the Cimarrons, and to the west, the Blues and LaSals in Utah.
Ridgway is a small community in Ouray County, only 38 miles from Telluride on US 62. From ranchers to ice climbers to small business owners, the local population is diverse. Whether you’re looking for a 35-acre parcel, a contemporary log home, or a historic mining-era house, Ridgway allows you to take advantage of lower-priced housing with no transfer tax, while enjoying the benefits of proximity to the Montrose Regional Airport and the Telluride resort amenities.