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I would like any info anyone can give me on anything relating to Telluride, Food, Where I could have a steam or sauna, and anything else I should checkout. In addition I see a couple of places which have caves and thermal water. Anyone been to them?

Thank You,

Fred

post #2 of 7

Bring your Cayman bank account and Telluride is great.

 

Lacking a large budget, you can visit several mid range places from traditional Mexican at Tequila's or Bioregional slowfood (hippie) Mexican at Cocina de Luz.  Burger and fries joints abound while bistros clatter your meal up in no time.

 

A very nice treat at a higher level would be the Chophouse, it is where all the line cooks go for a night out.  La Marmot makes for a refined dinner with a Prix Fixe` format.  Allreds is the premeir restaraunt for a spectacular dinner.

 

SIAM offers excellent Thai cusine for a midrange price but Honga's and Pescado sushi and Asain fusion goods can run up a three digit tab before you can order another tuna roll.

 

There are a lot of other mid budget places, The Brown Dog is a sports bar with the best pizza in the country(the 313 Detroit style won the best at the Orlando Pizza show) 

 

These are mere highlights of the food offered and these don't include the Mountain Village, note there are maybe two low budget places that are not all that cheap, the supermarket delis being a good call on the right day/time.

 

To get a soak, Ridgway and Ouray are about 45-60 minutes away by car, the vapor caves are at the Weisbaden in Ouray.  Orvis in Ridgway is clothing optional.  Otherwise the Peaks has a fine spa.

 

There is a live music scene as varied as any other resort, ask your booking agent what events are happening during your trip, theater and opera are on tap regularly.  

 

Telluride has a long tradition of drinking, and the bars host a large segment of the population who don't get out of bed before noon so if that is part of your resort preference there are many different stops on a pub crawl.

 

Let me know if you want to ride a lap or two on the hill with me.

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Originally Posted by Buttinski View Post
 

Bring your Cayman bank account and Telluride is great.

 

Lacking a large budget, you can visit several mid range places from traditional Mexican at Tequila's or Bioregional slowfood (hippie) Mexican at Cocina de Luz.  Burger and fries joints abound while bistros clatter your meal up in no time.

 

A very nice treat at a higher level would be the Chophouse, it is where all the line cooks go for a night out.  La Marmot makes for a refined dinner with a Prix Fixe` format.  Allreds is the premeir restaraunt for a spectacular dinner.

 

SIAM offers excellent Thai cusine for a midrange price but Honga's and Pescado sushi and Asain fusion goods can run up a three digit tab before you can order another tuna roll.

 

There are a lot of other mid budget places, The Brown Dog is a sports bar with the best pizza in the country(the 313 Detroit style won the best at the Orlando Pizza show) 

 

These are mere highlights of the food offered and these don't include the Mountain Village, note there are maybe two low budget places that are not all that cheap, the supermarket delis being a good call on the right day/time.

 

To get a soak, Ridgway and Ouray are about 45-60 minutes away by car, the vapor caves are at the Weisbaden in Ouray.  Orvis in Ridgway is clothing optional.  Otherwise the Peaks has a fine spa.

 

There is a live music scene as varied as any other resort, ask your booking agent what events are happening during your trip, theater and opera are on tap regularly.

 

Telluride has a long tradition of drinking, and the bars host a large segment of the population who don't get out of bed before noon so if that is part of your resort preference there are many different stops on a pub crawl.

 

Let me know if you want to ride a lap or two on the hill with me.

Thank you and Sure, would love to run the hill with you. I will be there Jan 18 with 130 ski club members out of Ohio. Since I wont have a car do you have any ideas on how to get to Ridgway or Ouray. Can I rent a car there?

post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buttinski View Post
 

Bring your Cayman bank account and Telluride is great.

 

Lacking a large budget, you can visit several mid range places from traditional Mexican at Tequila's or Bioregional slowfood (hippie) Mexican at Cocina de Luz.  Burger and fries joints abound while bistros clatter your meal up in no time.

 

A very nice treat at a higher level would be the Chophouse, it is where all the line cooks go for a night out.  La Marmot makes for a refined dinner with a Prix Fixe` format.  Allreds is the premeir restaraunt for a spectacular dinner.

 

SIAM offers excellent Thai cusine for a midrange price but Honga's and Pescado sushi and Asain fusion goods can run up a three digit tab before you can order another tuna roll.

 

There are a lot of other mid budget places, The Brown Dog is a sports bar with the best pizza in the country(the 313 Detroit style won the best at the Orlando Pizza show) 

 

These are mere highlights of the food offered and these don't include the Mountain Village, note there are maybe two low budget places that are not all that cheap, the supermarket delis being a good call on the right day/time.

 

To get a soak, Ridgway and Ouray are about 45-60 minutes away by car, the vapor caves are at the Weisbaden in Ouray.  Orvis in Ridgway is clothing optional.  Otherwise the Peaks has a fine spa.

 

There is a live music scene as varied as any other resort, ask your booking agent what events are happening during your trip, theater and opera are on tap regularly.

 

Telluride has a long tradition of drinking, and the bars host a large segment of the population who don't get out of bed before noon so if that is part of your resort preference there are many different stops on a pub crawl.

 

Let me know if you want to ride a lap or two on the hill with me.

I will be there Jan 18 with 129 other Ski Club members from Ohio. "Sure" I would love to do a few laps with you. No car, can I rent as a soak sounds great. Not much of a drinker, more like first out on the mountain. Music sounds great. Thank you, Fred

post #5 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buttinski View Post
 

Bring your Cayman bank account and Telluride is great.

 

Lacking a large budget, you can visit several mid range places from traditional Mexican at Tequila's or Bioregional slowfood (hippie) Mexican at Cocina de Luz.  Burger and fries joints abound while bistros clatter your meal up in no time.

 

A very nice treat at a higher level would be the Chophouse, it is where all the line cooks go for a night out.  La Marmot makes for a refined dinner with a Prix Fixe` format.  Allreds is the premeir restaraunt for a spectacular dinner.

 

SIAM offers excellent Thai cusine for a midrange price but Honga's and Pescado sushi and Asain fusion goods can run up a three digit tab before you can order another tuna roll.

 

There are a lot of other mid budget places, The Brown Dog is a sports bar with the best pizza in the country(the 313 Detroit style won the best at the Orlando Pizza show) 

 

These are mere highlights of the food offered and these don't include the Mountain Village, note there are maybe two low budget places that are not all that cheap, the supermarket delis being a good call on the right day/time.

 

To get a soak, Ridgway and Ouray are about 45-60 minutes away by car, the vapor caves are at the Weisbaden in Ouray.  Orvis in Ridgway is clothing optional.  Otherwise the Peaks has a fine spa.

 

There is a live music scene as varied as any other resort, ask your booking agent what events are happening during your trip, theater and opera are on tap regularly.  

 

Telluride has a long tradition of drinking, and the bars host a large segment of the population who don't get out of bed before noon so if that is part of your resort preference there are many different stops on a pub crawl.

 

Let me know if you want to ride a lap or two on the hill with me.

 

I would second all of the food recs and also add Butcher and the Baker for inexpensive sandwiches, soups and salads made with local, organic ingredients, and Oak/Fat Alley at the bottom of the gondola for barbecue that's pretty good for the West. I never go to Telluride without getting a potato black bean saute from Oak or a field green salad wrap from La Cocina. Those are two of the things in town that I would eat even if they were places here in SF.

post #6 of 7
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Any help on renting a car or where I can steam and sauna. I will be staying at Bear Creek Lodge.

Thanks

post #7 of 7

Unless you're really keen on spending a daytrip to go to hot springs in Orvis, I'd skip a car altogether for where you're staying. You're just a couple blocks from the lift at Bear Creek and there's no need for a car in Telluride. (In fact it's kind of a pain.) The Peaks in Mountain Village probably has a sauna you can use après-ski for a fee. You can rent a car on Main St, at least that used to be the case.

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