We have more than single family homes for sale in Telluride.
It is a place of legend, nestled at the end of a lush canyon and surrounded by some of Colorado’s most rugged peaks. Nowhere else in the country, or perhaps the world, does such a place exist. To some, we are known for incredible alpine skiing. To others, summers full of cultural events and endless outdoor activities. By everyone, we are loved for our authentic mountain character, unpretentious attitude, and celebration of four seasons of adventure in the most beautiful spot of the Rocky Mountain high country.
Telluride is tucked into a box canyon surrounded by 13,000 and 14,000-foot peaks. The town of Telluride is just eight blocks wide and twelve blocks long. The town is steeped in history. Because of its significant role in the history of the American West, the core area of Telluride was designated a National Historic Landmark District in 1964. This listing is the highest level of historic status available from the United States Secretary of the Interior. These sites are so special that they are eligible for consideration to become national parks. With the town's colorful Victorian-era homes, clapboard storefronts, boutiques, art galleries, gourmet restaurants, historic buildings and more, Telluride is a delight to explore. Our citizens are committed to preserving Telluride's historically significant architecture, open space, traditional design elements and, most of all, Telluride’s small-town mountain lifestyle.
Here's a little bit of Telluride's history:
In 1889 Butch Cassidy robs his first bank in Telluride from the San Miguel Valley Bank.
In 1891 LL Nunn builds the first commercial AC power plant in Ames (about 15 minutes from Telluride)
In 1895 The New Sheridan Hotel is built on Colorado Avenue
In 1898 Telluride becomes the “City of Gold” when an abundance of Gold is discovered in our mines.
In 1928 the Tomboy Mine closes.
In 1970 the ski area is founded
In 1972 five ski lifts are constructed and the ski resort opens for business.
In 1978 the last mining operation, Idarado Mine, closes.
In 1987 Mountain Village is founded.
In 1992 Telluride Golf resort opens with an 18 hole golf course and the 177 room Peaks Resort opens, the largest hotel in the region.
In 1996 the gondola officially opens, the only free gondola system in the country.
In 2007 Telluride’s Valley Floor is purchased for $50 million by funds raised from the Telluride regional community and is designated Open Space, “Forever Free”
From 2008-2012, the ski resort makes numerous improvements, further enhancing the ski and resort experience.