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AAA Four Diamond hotel in Telluride downtown

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Closed for season end until start of summer season.
Reopening on May 15th for the summer and autumn seasons.


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No Resort fee at Hotel in Telluride - New Sheridan

Our Extra Values


- No resort fees.
- 20% breakfast, lunch, and beverage discount.
- 15% discount on Telluride Outside adventures for snowmobiling, back country ski trips, snowshoe trips


TripAdvisor Excellence Award for 2013 and 2012

We are a Colorado Historic hotel in the very heart of Telluride but we do not rest on our history. The present booms just like the past here at the New Sheridan. We are always searching for ways to enhance our guests' experience of our world here.


Coming soon will be our roof top service for cocktails and simple cold food - overlooking the town and up to the mountains

Restoration of this Historic Hotel -  a quote from a guest

Victorian, historic and still #5 Best Ski Hotel in North America (Condé Nast Traveler 2011) and right in the heart of town.

The most historic of all the Telluride hotels.


The New Sheridan Telluride hotel opened in 1895 as the "go-to place" for miners who struck it rich, now completely restored and renovated in 2008.


There are just 26 historic rooms and suites - all with modern luxury fittings. Period style furnishings, layers of damask, rich period colors, luxury bedding, baths and bathrobes – create the ambiance of the only luxury boutique of the hotels in Telluride – an understated, layered luxury that is, yet, distinctly affordable.
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With dining and bars that the locals pack out
- Chop House, the bustling gourmet restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Parlor, serving full Chop House menu
- Our Historic Bar, the oldest bar in Telluride - still with its original fittings from 1895


Awards for our Telluride Lodging
4 Diamond AAA Award
#1 North American Ski Hotel for Service as voted by Condé Nast Traveler for 2011 Telluride Lodging
#5 Best Ski Hotel - again by Condé Nast Traveler for Lodging in Telluride

:: all of our awards


The “townie” of Telluride Resorts
We have all the goodies that make a Telluride resorts, but they come to our guests as part of being in town.
- roof top bar overlooking town and mountains
- Yoga studio next door
- exercise club membership
- spa down the way, 3 blocks
- 15% discounts for adventures
- 3 block walk to the trails or the gondola

:: what makes us different


Telluride Boutique Hotels

New Sheridan Hotel Outshines Telluride’s Boutique Hotels

Of all Telluride hotels there is only one historic, luxury hotel on Main Street that outshines the other Telluride boutique hotels. New Sheridan’s features include 26 carefully appointed guest rooms, signature restaurant, Historic Bar, and Parlor. The boutique nature comes through in the service and feels more intimate and personal than at a large resort. All of this makes New Sheridan the premier boutique hotel in Telluride.

Boutique Telluride Three Star Hotels

There are many Telluride boutique three star hotels, but the New Sheridan stands out. Their luxury amenities include Egyptian cotton sheets, heated bathroom floors, and plush robes. This hotel’s historic charm gives the guest an authentic Telluride experience. Near to downtown restaurants and shopping, the hotel is one of only a few three star boutique hotels in Telluride.

Telluride Four Star Boutique Hotels

There is only one Telluride four star boutique hotel that is centrally located in the heart of downtown. In addition to all of the standard four star amenities and features, New Sheridan has an authentic story and historical past. Dating back to 1895, the building has witnessed the development and growth of Telluride. Renovated in 2008, the New Sheridan retained it’s inherent integrity and is the best choice for a four star boutique hotel in Telluride.

Telluride Downtown Boutique Hotels Are Ideal for Getaways

Telluride downtown boutique hotels are close to shopping, dining, and cultural attractions. New Sheridan sits right in the heart of the action on main street and is within walking distance to most of the summer festivals, Sheridan Opera House, gondola, and more. Boutique hotels in downtown Telluride provide guests with access to all the things that make a great getaway.

New Sheridan is the Best Colorado Mountain Town Boutique Hotel

While there are many hotel choices in Colorado, New Sheridan is the best Colorado mountain town boutique hotel. Telluride is an eclectic, art and music-filled town situated in a picturesque box canyon of the San Juan Mountains. This town offers world-class skiing in winter as well as festivals to suit any interest all summer long. Boutique hotel in the best Colorado mountain town continues to be New Sheridan in Telluride.

Telluride Has Best Ski Boutique Hotels in Colorado

Telluride is lucky to have the best ski boutique hotels in Colorado. One that stands out is the 26-room New Sheridan located in the heart of downtown. It’s intimate size, authentic charm, and historic character provides a welcome change from the typical ski resort. New Sheridan is only 2 blocks from the free ski gondola that provides access to over 120 runs. Colorado has the best ski boutique hotels and New Sheridan is at the top of this list as voted by Conde Nast Traveler.

Telluride Has Best Adventure Boutique Hotels in Colorado

Telluride has the best adventure boutique hotels in Colorado and New Sheridan is considered the best. This is based on the hotel’s easy access to hiking trails, horseback riding, fly fishing, white water rafting, and much more. Partnering with Telluride Outside has given New Sheridan’s guest no excuse to get outside and explore nature all year round. Colorado has the best adventure boutique hotels with the New Sheridan being the most prominent.

Telluride Has Best Boutique Hotels in the Rockies

Telluride has the best boutique hotels in the Rockies and is an ideal vacation destination for couples and families alike. The town is located in the southwest corner of Colorado in the spectacular San Juan Range of the Rocky Mountains. This provides Telluride with world-class skiing and year-round activities. New Sheridan in the Rockies is one of the best boutique hotels.

Telluride Hotels

What are Telluride’s Hotels with Character and History? – New Sheridan Hotel Telluride

Of all Telluride hotels there is only one that sits on main street and is the heart and soul of Telluride’s mountain life – the New Sheridan, an historic, luxury gem of a hotel. Here the guests have a chance to meet the people who live here, who climb, ski, and bike. Of the hotels in Telluride, this is the one with the soul of the mountains.

Downtown Telluride hotels are few and there is none other than New Sheridan with such a history – dating back to the silver mining days of the 1890s.

A list of Telluride’s Best Hotels

The best hotels in Telluride include only one classic restored “beauty” that reflects the passion of a detailed and luxurious renovation – The New Sheridan on Main Street, at the heart of the action. An historic gem hotel from the mining days of Colorado, built in 1891, and renovated in the Victorian tradition in 2008. Telluride’s best hotels are led by the New Sheridan.

The hotel is seldom seen as a Telluride resort, although with all the resort services just a block away in the separate local businesses of Telluride – the spa, the trails, the exercise club – all of which frame the hotel as one of Telluride’s best hotels.

Telluride Boutique Hotels

Telluride boutique hotels are few: the New Sheridan Telluride is the one with gracious detail and exuberant spirit. With the best restaurant in Telluride, the best bars in Telluride and the #1 Best Service Ski hotel in all of North America as ranked by Travel & Leisure, the experience is outstanding. The New Sheridan is the leader of boutique hotels in Telluride.

The historic charm of an 1891 hotel lovingly renovated into 26 luxury rooms is accented by a gourmet restaurant and the hottest bar in the town. Most of Telluride’s hotels are condo developments, but this hotel is Telluride’s boutique hotel stand-out

Telluride Historic Hotels – National Trust for Historic Hotels

The sole historic hotel in Telluride – New Sheridan Hotel Telluride – dates back to 1891. It was recently accepted as a member of the National Trust for Historic Hotels of America, a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation The New Sheridan Hotel's commitment to historic preservation is recognized among 185 hotel members in North America . As the #5 Best Ski Hotel in North America as awarded by Travel and Leisure, it would be reasonable to say that this hotel is the not only the only but the best of Telluride historic hotels.

The historic, Victorian character of the hotel was lovingly renovated in 2008 with all new but period design and décor. The hotel may be historic but is has a grace suitable to 2012’s discriminating travelers. That the hotel is the heart of all Telluride’s festivals, of the town’s daily life speaks to an enduring historic hotel in Telluride.

Telluride Resorts - New Sheridan stands out

The best Telluride resorts have the character and style of the mountains – most date from the lat two decades and are condos with little character although with a sense of luxury. The New Sheridan resort is an urban resort with the parts that make a resort spread around its block on Main Street. This is the only hotel that could be called a resort in Telluride – in downtown – at the heart of the mountain “scene”.

Other than the best restaurant in town and the best bars in town, the resort facilities are located in other individual businesses around the New Sheridan. The resort is therefore a part of the community rather than added to it – that is how the hotel becomes one of Telluride resorts.

Boutique Resorts in Telluride - authentic character

The best boutique style resorts in Telluride are almost completely “condo” resorts rather than “real resorts”. The exception is the New Sheridan Telluride which is a true boutique hotel with all the parts of resort life surrounding it in the “downtown” area. Though many guests refer to the New Sheridan as a hotel, it can be considered a boutique resort with historic mountain town character: New Sheridan – the boutique downtown resort

There are no other Telluride resort boutiques that have the intimate, mountain, historic character that visitors are looking for. With just 26 rooms the hotel is a downtown resort from history.

Telluride Hotels with Authentic Character

Of the hotels in Telluride of authentic character, there is only one that is original, Built in 1891 during the gold rush mining days, New Sheridan Hotel & Resort. Authentic it is. “Drop dead” refined with its 2008 renovation by the renowned British Country House decorator, Pam Campbell, it also is. The light switches even echo the push in/push out style from the early 1900s. The plates of the light switches are burnished and heavy gauge, giving the touch and feel of period substance. These are just the light switches giving authentic character to this Telluride hotel.

Hotels that are in downtown Telluride

Telluride’s downtown hotels include mostly 3 and 4 Star condo hotels and 2 star inns. The New Sheraton is the only 4 star boutique hotel and it sits on Main Street as the heart of the town for locals. Telluride is both a bustling ski town and historic jewel. Clapboard storefronts house independent art galleries, old-time bars and delectable eateries. This is the setting for hotels in downtown Telluride.

Mountain Inns Telluride – historic luxury

The mountain inns of Telluride and the San Miguel River basin include the Victorian Inn and the Aspen Inn. These are 2 and 3 star inns, while the New Sheridan is Four Diamonds – the only Telluride Inn with that high a rating. Yet, the inn is affordable. How can it be? Because it has guests throughout the year, not just in the high seasons of winter and summer.

Our guests see our hotel as a mountain inn for Telluride’s caring travelers as here are the town’s, the mountain’s locals.

Four Star Hotels in Telluride

Of Telluride’s 4 Star/ 4 Diamond hotels, New Sheridan is the stand-out. With only 26 guest rooms, curated for a sense of history, the service is ranked by Travel and Leisure as the #1 in all North American Ski hotels.

  • There are no chain restaurants or shops in Telluride.
  • The nearest stoplight is 45 miles away.
  • There is one Four Star Historic Hotel in Telluride
  • Condo Hotels – Telluride

    Like many resort towns, Telluride has its fair share of condo hotels. They serve a many families with vacation accommodations on the mountain. Although our hotel is of different character – a true hotel, guests may want to experience being downtown in our village, at the heart of the action (that’s what the New Sheridan is – the heart of Telluride), rather than isolated in a new resort condo village. That is the fate of Telluride’s condo hotels – isolation.