Top 5 Family-Friendly Hotels in Telluride

Top 5 Family-Friendly Hotels in Telluride
September 7, 2023 Jordan Verroi

Top 5 Family-Friendly Hotels in Telluride

When planning a family vacation in Telluride, there’s one area that stands out as the ultimate hub for families seeking the perfect blend of convenience and adventure: Mountain Village. With its proximity to ski lesson check-in points and lifts 1, 4, 10, and the gondola, Mountain Village offers a family-friendly atmosphere that ensures you spend less time commuting and more time enjoying your vacation. If you’re looking to bring your family to Telluride, here are the top 5 family-friendly hotels that we recommend. 


The Madeline Hotel and Residences - The Top Family-Friendly Hotel in Telluride

The Madeline Hotel and Residences

1. The Madeline Hotel & Residences:

The Madeline Hotel & Residences is a luxurious and welcoming choice for your family vacation. It offers stunning views and quick access to ski slopes, ski lesson check-in points and hiking trails, making it a dream destination for active families. The hotel provides an array of family-focused activities, including firepit smores, the daily alpine ceremony (with complimentary champagne), ice skating in the winter and outdoor movie nights in the summer, and a fantastic children’s program. They also have three on-site dining offerings, including the only Starbucks in Telluride, a delicious cocktail bar with well-crafted small plates (The Timber Room), and a full-service alpine inspired restaurant with some of the best food in Mountain Village (Black Iron Kitchen + Bar). For shorter stays, enjoy their luxurious hotel-style rooms, or opt for one of their recently-renovated Residences for longer stays. With an overall focus on entertainment programs for children and adults, it’s no wonder why the Madeline is one of the best hotels for families in Telluride. 


The Peaks Resort & Spa - #2 Top Family-Friendly Hotel in Telluride

The Peaks Resort & Spa

2. The Peaks Resort & Spa:

From a convenience standpoint, it doesn’t get better than the Peaks Resort & Spa. They offer some of the best ski-in-ski out access with a large ski valet to keep your gear organized and your worries elsewhere. Their on-site accommodations include Altezza restaurant & bar (which has some of the best views in Telluride), Silver Pick coffee, the great room and spacious deck area, a children’s game room, room-service, two gift shops, and a  Telluride Sports Ski Rental pickup location. They are also home to the second largest spa in the country, which holds an indoor waterslide for the kids, a fitness center, fitness classes, lap pool, steam rooms, meditation room, mens & womens lounges, and a heated indoor/outdoor pool. The Peaks quite literally provides for the needs and interests of everyone in the family, making it one of the best family-friendly hotels in Telluride and Mountain Village. 


The Inn at Lost Creek - Third Best Hotel for Families in Telluride

The Inn at Lost Creek

3. The Inn at Lost Creek:

The Inn at Lost Creek is a family-friendly boutique hotel offering cozy accommodations. Situated in the heart of Mountain Village, it’s close to the gondola, shops, dining options, and offers incredible ski-in-ski out and ski valet access as well. The Inn features suites and penthouses with kitchenettes, and some in-unit washer & dryers, making it convenient for families who enjoy home-like conveniences. The Inn will also provide special accommodations for infants or dogs upon request, should your family need them. One of the best features of staying at the Inn at Lost Creek is that, while you enjoy a more intimate lodging setting, you still have the ability to enjoy full spa access at the Peaks Resort & Spa for free – although there is a rooftop hot tub you can reserve as well if you feel like staying in for the evening. You can enjoy complimentary breakfast and homemade cookies each day of your stay as well, or check out their authentic, on-site Thai restaurant.


The Franz Klammer - Most Convenient Hotel for Families visiting Telluride

The Franz Klammer

4. The Franz Klammer:

Part of the Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge, The Franz Klammer offers luxurious two- and three-bedroom residences with all the comforts of home. Situated in the heart of Mountain Village, it provides quick access to the gondola, ski slopes, and outdoor adventures. Families will appreciate the full kitchen and the services of a dedicated concierge (which include pre-arrival grocery shopping and delivery, as well as free airport-shuttle services). Plus, the lodge offers a complimentary kids’ club, a closet of board games, and an on-site pool and spa, making it an exceptional choice for family getaways.


Mountain Lodge - A Great Family-Friendly Hotel in Telluride

Mountain Lodge

5. Mountain Lodge:

Mountain Lodge, located in Mountain Village, is perfect for families seeking a home-away-from-home experience. The spacious condominiums come with fully equipped kitchens, providing the convenience you need for family meals, while also having access to regular hotel-amenities in the main lodge. Enjoy an outdoor heated pool and hot tubs, a fitness center, and the on-site restaurant and bar, The View, which offers family-friendly dining with breathtaking views. Mountain Lodge has incredible ski-in-ski-out access to the popular lifts 10 and 1, and offers a free shuttle that will transport you to the Village Market or Mountain Village Core (although it’s about a 5 minute walk to either destination if you’re feeling up to it). Overall, the Mountain Lodge offers very homey accommodations that are ideal for families, while being very close in proximity to everything you’d need on your trip. 


Mountain Village, with its quick access to ski lessons and lifts, is undeniably the ideal base for families exploring Telluride. These top 5 family-friendly hotels in Telluride and Mountain Village offer a perfect blend of comfort and convenience. Whether you’re seeking adventure on the slopes or a cozy retreat in town, Telluride has the perfect accommodations to ensure your family’s vacation is filled with lasting memories. Discover the magic of this breathtaking mountain paradise with your loved ones.

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