If there is something that I have grown to be obsessed over lately, it's a unique hotel that brings the local history and culture into a guest's stay. Checking into the New Sheridan Hotel in Telluride, Colorado was the ultimate gateway into experiencing just that.
Dating back to the mining days of 1895, the New Sheridan has been welcoming guests into it's cozy brick-walled corners now for over a hundred years. Today, it serves as an anchoring post to downtown Telluride for both locals and guests to experience it's diverse history ranging from a rooftop bar, salon, dining room, historic bar, and to it's enchanting rooms.
Upon checking in and being greeted with a smile, you could feel the heartbeat of Telluride immediately. Thoughtful questions, assistance in travel plans, and warm coffee were just a few of the charms of the small town atmosphere. We ascended to the second floor to check into room 201. Walking in there was the reminder that luxury can be found not only in newer buildings, but in historical ones too. The well-appointed room with linens and design that blended perfectly, lend itself to luxurious and modern day amenities.
Terry cloth bathrobes and grey veined marble through the bathroom made point to an elevated experience. The room came equipped with complimentary wifi, a humidifier (desperately needed for this elevation), and a white noise machine to block any street noise that may slip through.
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If your room didn't keep you wanting to sleep in longer, the exciting spaces for cuisine eventually would tempt you to leave. We woke up every day with a smile from Randall (he worked in the parlor), asking us which seat we would love to take to enjoy a warm meal. I think this is what intrigued me the most about the New Sheridan Hotel — the plentiful options to retreat to during the day. For breakfast we found ourselves in the parlor, for lunch we were in the Chop House Restaurant, for afternoon drinks on the rooftop bar, and then back in the Chop House for dinner. We ended the evening with a leisurely 300 foot stroll to the historic New Sheridan Bar that awaited games of pool and chats of the mining times.
If I didn't know any better, I would of forgotten a whole other world existed outside the New Sheridan's walls.
Coming back each night to the New Sheridan Hotel in Telluride offered us a place to rest our tired feet and sleep in with no fear of what the day would bring us. It was an incredible experience to be right in the heart of Telluride, brushing shoulders with locals, encountering history, and experiencing truly what this historic town is all about — people.
Bon Traveler's Tips:
+ Book the third floor rooms with a view
+ Charge breakfast to the room for 20% off the tab
+ Parking is free, and walking is convenient to the gondola
+ Be sure to try breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
New Sheridan Hotel, 231 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
(970) 728-4351 or http://www.newsheridan.com/
*Bon Traveler was welcomed as a guest of the New Sheridan Hotel. As always, all opinions are own.