The Gondola closed for the summer season at midnight on Sunday, October 16th, marking the unofficial start of Telluride's fleeting fall "off-season." Many local business owners use this quieter time as an opportunity to deep clean their spaces, restock, travel, or simply take some well-deserved time off in order to regroup before the upcoming ski season. 

However, not all businesses close for the entire shoulder season (or at all). Below is a list of restaurants that remain open, organized by meal:
Breakfast & Coffee:
Cindy Bread (Lawson Hill): Open M-F 7AM-12:30PM Silver Pick Coffee (Mountain Village): Open 7AM-3PM daily Telluride Coffee Company (Mountain Village): Open M-F 8AM-2PM The Pick (Mountain Village):…

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Telluride has really been showing off as of late! Recent snowfall in the high country has created a dramatic backdrop for the radiant golden waves of Aspen trees. As the days grow colder, I'm reminded that ski season kicks off in less than 2 months. With that in mind, here's an update on what's been going on and some info to help you plan your winter trip to Telluride. I love giving recommendations on where to stay, eat, and play, so please reach out with any questions you may have. I hope to see you soon!
 
 
GET EXCITED FOR SKI SEASON!

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As the summer selling season comes to a close, we are seeing the dollar volume of sales down only 9% from last year, however, the number of transactions is down 31% in San Miguel County. Not to much surprise, average sales prices in the county have increased 31% YTD over the record-setting 2021. Overall, the dollar volume for the Telluride and Mountain Village markets are down YTD 11% and 7% respectively, yet average sales prices are up 12% and 38%. In general, the Telluride area market now seems to have reached a plateau.

Even as buyer demand has moderated, inventories still have not increased much as most people are very happy with their ownership and are not looking to sell. Limited affordability (exclusivity), low inventory, and moderate demand are…

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Ask anyone for their favorite real estate app, and what do you think they’ll say? Zillow, probably. And I can’t blame them - it’s user-friendly, it works all over the country, so no matter where you’re traveling, you can hop on Zillow to find homes for sale near you.

And I’m sure know about the most common issues with Zillow, like Zestimates being way off, etc etc. But did you know that if you're a serious home buyer, there's over a 30% chance that you'll miss out on your dream home if you use Zillow for your Telluride property search?

Watch the video below to find out why! 

 

 

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   The below information was provided by Mountain Village Mayor, Laila Benitez and Town Manager, Paul Wisor, including a detailed update on the Town's current affordable housing projects: Mayor's Minute

Dear Mountain Village Community Members:

At Town Hall, we are looking back fondly at a wonderful summer season and hoping your summer was as enjoyable and eventful as our own.  The Mountain Village Town Council and staff are now diligently working on the 2023 budget.  This process helps ensure Mountain Village, in collaboration with its local partners, continues to provide a world-class experience to its residents, second homeowners, and guests.

While the budget represents a myriad of priorities, it is clear that affordable housing…

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The Telluride/Montrose (TEX/MTJ) 2022-2023 Winter Non-Stop Flight Schedule has been released, and it just keeps getting easier to get to Telluride! 

The new schedule includes daily direct flights from Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Denver and Phoenix, as well as weekly direct flights from San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and Austin:

 
 


Schedules vary and change frequently, and continue to be modified monthly as airlines work through the pandemic and recovery.

Please check the individual airline sites for the latest schedules and timetables.

Please refer to current COVID levels and travel recommendations prior to planning. 

 

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Telluride property owners without a Short Term Rental (STR) license can now apply for a chance to get one! 


In November 2021, Telluride residents voted to cap STRs at their current number, which had conflicting reports at the time, but we now know the exact number was 758. (To get caught up in the saga of Ballot Measure 2D vs. the Citizen's Initiative 300, check out my blog posts and videos on the topic!)  There are certain exceptions that are allowed outside of that number, like primary residences with licenses to AirBnb the property when the owners are out of town, and one-time exceptions when a property sells, in order to allow the license to transfer to the buyer.*

Additionally,  any STR licenses that are surrendered (if a property sells…

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NEW TO THE MARKET

Cozy Condo in the Heart of Telluride

 

250 S. Pine Street Unit 303s

Telluride, Colorado

Look no further for a cozy, well-appointed condo, right in the heart of Telluride! This top-floor Ballard House unit is ideally located within steps from skiing, hiking, biking, dining and shopping, making it the quintessential home base for any Telluride adventure. Featuring 2 bedrooms with 2 ensuite baths, westerly views, a steam shower, gas fireplace, ski locker, plus central A/C (a rarity in Telluride), this unit is completely turn-key and ready to enjoy.

Offered at $1,650,000

CLICK HERE to learn more.


Telluride Condo

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Summer is underway in Telluride, as the 4th of July marks the unofficial leap into the season. We’ve seen a lot of early monsoon rains this year, which is a great sign after a dry and windy spring. The San Juan high country is green and popping with wildflowers, creating the perfect backdrop for hiking and biking adventures.

In the real estate world, despite the first decrease in overall dollar volume in recent history, average sales prices are still up 31% in San Miguel County (SMC). Still, it feels like we are on the cusp of a shift in the local market. Obviously, it’s hard to know exactly what that means, but here are the tea leaves we’re reading:

  • Inventory Continues To Be Low:

    Down 50% in Telluride…

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NEW TO THE MARKET

Beautifully Renovated Hillside Home

37 Hillside Lane

Hillside - Telluride, Colorado

Just minutes from world-class skiing, hiking, shopping, and dining, this beautifully renovated 4-bedroom home is a short bike ride away from Telluride in the highly coveted Hillside neighborhood. The easy-living floorplan includes an open concept kitchen & living area, primary suite on the main level, and a spacious south-facing deck with a hot tub to soak up the sun after a long day on the slopes. Upgrades include new flooring throughout, gas fireplace, custom mantel and accent wall with reclaimed wood from a tobacco farm in Tennessee, a custom kitchen island with wine bar and…

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