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New Sheridan:Historic Colorado Hotel Hotels - our story

Colorado's Historic Hotel - here the restaurant designed by Nina Campbell

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 Hotels in Colorado
There was and is here in Telluride just one of the Telluride Colorado historic hotels - the New Sheridan.

Built in 1895, this three-story hotel, one of Colorado's historic hotels, lies in the shadow of the San Juan Mountains, and 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.

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 Renovated

The renovations and on-going "tweaks" are done by Nina Campbell, the award winning British country house decorator and designer.

Virtual Tour of Telluride’s Historic Hotel – sparkling since 1895

One of the great historic hotels of Colorado

Street view
Hotel exterior

A Timeline

Hotel timeline

Colorado Historic Hotels from the Mining Days - resplendent renovation

In 1891, this historic hotel in Colorado was built with the proceeds of the rich silver mines in the box canyon that closes in on the town. Just four year later, the hotel was cinders. There was still enough wealth in the town to finance a rebuilding of the hotel - this time in brick. Now, visitors will see essentially that same hotel, lovingly renovated in 2008 with all the modern amenities that we would expect of the luxury hotel that the New Sheridan is - a luxury historic hotel in Colorado in the depths of the Rockies.

Historic Hotels in Colorado

The historic hotels in Colorado include ones in: