Franz Klammer Lodge, named after the legendary skier, overlooks a valley carved by glaciers, surrounded by the San Juan Mountains of Telluride. After skiing magnificent slopes, slide into an outdoor heated pool or hot tubs, or enjoy a deep pampering massage at our on-site spa. Experience natural majesty with unparalleled personal service at luxurious Franz Klammer Lodge.
Telluride, recognized as one of the top 10 ski destinations in North America, is also registered as a National Historic District, reflecting Telluride's blend of breathtaking outdoor thrills and Victorian charm. Are you in the mood for shopping or dining? Step into the free gondola, waiting to transport you to Telluride.
The Franz Klammer lodge offers two- and three-bedroom condominiums, which can sleep up to eight guests. Our rooms feature custom handcrafted furnishings, Tempurpedic beds and Italian linens, and a master bath with a jetted tub. The resort itself features access to an on-site private spa and a nearby golf course.
Heated indoor/outdoor pool
24-hour concierge service
Ever since its transformation from mining town to resort destination, Telluride has been one of the major Western hubs for alpine activities. Telluride Ski Resort boasts 1700 skiable acres, 300 inches of snow per year, and a wide variety of terrain that will satisfy beginner, veteran, and expert skiers and snowboarders. The mountain's terrain park was voted 2008 Best Terrain Park in the Rocky Mountains by OnTheSnow.com. Most visitors say that the best part of this wintry playground is that it's never over-crowded; after all, Telluride is the "best kept secret in Colorado".
When the snow melts, Telluride doesn't slow down one bit. Telluride Resort offers a host of summer activities, including fly fishing and rafting on the crystalline snowmelt-fed San Miguel River, mountain biking on fir tree-lined alpine trails, and rock climbing in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. For visitors looking for more relaxing endeavors, the resort has a world-class spa and a number of different nature tours. The town of Telluride also has excellent Western shopping options and hosts several major film festivals every year, including the world-famous Telluride Film Festival.
Most restaurants in Telluride pride themselves on being a grade above the average Rocky Mountains eatery, and their confidence is certainly justified. The Sheridan Chop House, located in the New Sheridan Hotel, is one of the best steakhouses in Colorado. It shares the ground floor of the hotel with the Historic Bar, a venerable establishment that claims to the be the oldest bar in the American West. 9545 in Mountain Village serves American fare with French and Italian influences.
For visitors more interested in fine dining, Allred's at the Telluride Ski Resort is one of the premiere restaurants in Telluride, combining a sweeping view of the slopes with dishes like mussel and crawfish appetizers, parmesan truffle fries, and grilled elk. The Cosmopolitan and La Marmotte are two other haute cuisine options that make extensive use of European flavors and use almost exclusively local ingredients.
Telluride was founded in 1878 as a mining town and quickly became a fixture of the American West. Butch Cassidy robbed his first bank in Telluride, and in 1891, a local entrepreneur joined forces with the famous Nikolai Tesla to build the world's first commercial-grade alternating current power plant just outside of town. Around the turn of the 20th century, a series of labor disputes between the miners and mine owners turned violent and garnered a visit from the Colorado National Guard. Things eventually settled down, and Telluride enjoyed for many decades a peaceful existence as a small, unchanging mountain town.
Then the 1970s came, and brought with them a new crop of entrepreneurs who envisioned a different future for Telluride than a small mining town. In 1972, the first ski lift was installed at the brand-new Telluride Ski Resort, and a new era for this sleepy little town began. Hippies, wealthy tourists, and even drug smugglers began flocking to Telluride, and the anti-growth cries of the local old-timers were drowned out by three decades of explosive economic growth that included a booming skiing industry and the annual hosting one of the most famous international film festivals in the world. By the mid-1990s, Telluride was one of the premier mountain resort towns in the country, and remains so today.
Directions from Montrose Regional Airport to the Franz Klammer Lodge:
1. Head west on County Rd toward Creative Pl (0.8 mi) 2. Turn left onto US-50 Frontage E (0.2 mi) 3. Take the 1st right toward N Townsend Ave (187 ft) 4. Take the 1st left onto N Townsend Ave (5.2 mi) 5. Continue onto US-550 S (23.7 mi) 6. Turn right onto CO-62 W/Sherman St/State Hwy 62. Continue to follow CO-62 W/State Hwy 62 (23.3 mi) 7. Turn left onto CO-145 S (12.7 mi) 8. Turn right to stay on CO-145 S (1.7 mi) 9. Turn left onto Mountain Village Blvd. Destination will be on the left (2.0 mi)
The floor plans displayed are a sample of the unit types and are not to scale. We cannot guarantee specific unit occupancy and we are unable to inform you which specific unit you will occupy until you arrive and check into your room.
Two-bedroom and two bath and three-bedroom and three bath residence's all have gas fireplace, gourmet kitchen, jetted spa tub, private balcony, washer and dryer
Our Two-bedroom residences have a maximum occupancy of 6 people
Three-bedroom residences have a maximum occupancy of 8 people