New Sheridan:Historic Colorado Hotel Hotels - our story
This is the only historic Telluride hotel and one of the few of Colorado's historic hotels dating from the mining days.
Opened in 1891, just four years after Telluride was founded, the New Sheridan Hotel has been welcoming guests for over 100 years in its rebuilt in 1895 form.
Historic Colorado Hotels
Just one of Telluride's hotels is historic and is one of a handful of historic hotels in the West - most built during the mining boom
This three-story hotel, one of Colorado's historic hotels, lies in the shadow of the San Juan Mountains, yet is located right in the heart of town.
Established in 1891, when Telluride was only four years old, the original hotel was a three-story wood-frame structure built with the riches from the gold and silver strikes. This first structure was destroyed in 1894 by a fire and rebuilt a year later in brick.
"It has an authentic historic quality that’s impossible to fake."
Completely renovated in 2008, with designs by the British designer, Nina Campbell retaining and highlighting the history with fine Victorian style furnishings, details, fabrics, papers, and moldings. Throughout, she has set archival photos of the silver and gold miners.
The menu at the Chop House restaurant - the best in Telluride in much of the town's opinion - lists a 30-day-dry-aged bison rib eye.
The Historic New Sheridan Bar has a carved mahogany bar, room dividers with beveled and lead glass panels, and light fixtures and brass chandeliers dating from the original in 1895 with additions from the 1930s.
Historic Telluride Hotel - Carefully RenovatedThe renovations and on-going "tweaks" are done by Nina Campbell, the award winning British country house decorator and designer.
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Virtual Tour of Telluride’s Historic Hotel – sparkling since 1895
One of the great historic hotels of Colorado
The hotel was recently accepted as a member of the National Trust for Historic Hotels of America, as on of their historic hotels of Colorado. The a program is part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C. The National Trust, founded in 1949, is America’s leader in the historic preservation movement with the mission of protecting the irreplaceable. We think that we count here is Telluride as one of Colorado's historic hotels.
The New Sheridan Hotel's commitment to historic preservation is recognized among 185 hotel members in 44 states, Canada, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The New Sheridan Hotel is dedicated to faithfully maintaining the historic integrity, architecture and ambience of the hotel.