There is a statement in the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel that rings as true today as when it was stated in the 1880’s: “Once a visitor stepped into the richly paneled lobby of the New Sheridan Hotel Telluride, ate in the luxurious American Room, had a drink at the bar, and finally found his way to one of the hotel’s superb room, he knew all the rumors he had heard about the luxurious Sheridan were true…”. The New Sheridan Hotel has been welcome guests since 1891 and has a history as rich as the town of Telluride itself. The hotel has also seen the best and worst of times too with a timeline that talks of fires, floods, mud and prohibition.
From a grand hotel to a miners hostel and back again today you will find 26 rooms that have been styled to meet today’s modern needs but will bring you back to Victorian times with the rich colors, unique fixtures and furnishings of that time. In 2008 the owner of the hotel added a third story to the building and brought Nina Campbell a UK Interior designer and one of the most respected and influential interior designers in the world (who also decorated the Duke and Duchess of York’s home) on board to redecorate the entire facility.
Each room is uniquely styled and decorated, appointed with deliciously smooth Egyptian cotton sheets, fluffy duvets and blankets overtop comfortable pillow top mattresses. If you have been out skiing, hiking or biking, a return to a peaceful night’s sleep will invigorate you. Terry cloth bathrobes are available in each room, perfect for heading up to the roof top hot tubs. Modern conveniences such as wifi, flat screen tvs and iPhone docks make the hotel the perfect place for a stay whether it is business or pleasure.
The Hotel is perfectly positioned in town with a three block walk to the gondola, quick access to area trails, exercise club membership, and access the Telluride Yoga Center located a few steps away. Art Galleries, the Sheridan Opera House and a bevy of restaurants and coffee shops are all right out the front door although you might be happy staying right there in the Hotel.
The Sheridan Chop House on the main floor serves Brunch and Dinner daily. Like the hotel the awards for this establishment have stacked up from Skiing magazine, Wine Spectator, Forbes and more. Like all of us who have stayed at the hotel we all want to come back the same applies to the staff. Many have been working at the facility for years and love what they do. The attitude is reflected in their care for each guest who walks through the door. You would think a hotel of this caliber would come with attitude, not here. All pretenses have washed away as each employee knows they are in one of the most beautiful Colorado mountain towns and coolest places to stay.
Re-builds, new additions and renovations have all been completed with taste and make the hotel a landmark that must be experienced at least once whether you are staying within their beautiful rooms or making reservations for a fabulous meal in the New Sheridan Chophouse. This is a must visit.
~MTN Town Magazine
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