by Morgan Agesen
A stay at the Madeline Hotel and Residences is one for the books. The hotel’s central location in Mountain Village, ample onsite family dining, kids’ hangout, and Ski Valet are reason enough to choose it as your next home-away-from-home in Telluride. But the Madeline takes it up a notch with its ice rink, onsite Starbucks, the sweet and colorful Dylan’s Candy Bar, and Bath Baristas – staff members who come right to your room and draw you the most refreshing bath.
Your every wish is their command at the “M,” and we strongly encourage you to consider a stay here with your family.
Our Editor Loves
- 20 Below Hangout
- Ample onsite family dining
- Outdoor pool and hot tubs
- Children Programs
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
- Onsite Dining
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All accommodations (130 of them) include coffeemakers, safes, irons and ironing boards, free Wi-Fi, DVD players, humidifiers, bathrobes, and slippers. All suites and residences also include fireplaces and sleeper sofas. Connecting rooms are available upon request, as well as rollaway beds for $20 per night, and complimentary Pack 'N Plays.
The most basic (but just as luxurious) of the accommodations at the Madeline are the standard guestrooms. They feature views of the mountains, plush linens and pillows, and large bathrooms with soaking tubs and separate showers. King guestrooms sleep three, and two-queen-bed guestrooms sleep four.
The gorgeously decorated suites include kitchenettes with two-burner stoves, mini-fridges, and microwaves. The separate living areas are gorgeously decorated and feature gas fireplaces. One-bedroom suites sleep four people.
These spacious and family-friendly accommodations come with one, two, three, or four bedrooms, as well as fabulous kitchens with stainless steel appliances, king beds (usually two per room), and washers and dryers. One-bedroom residences sleep four people, two-bedrooms sleep six, three-bedrooms sleep eight, and four-bedrooms sleep 10.
by Bev B
Madeline Hotel has a nice lodge, homey feel that is relaxing. Our room was spacious, comfortable and the view was great. The workers are all very friendly and responsive to our presence and needs. Perfect. Thank you for a good weekend.
by Susan M
Amazing resort. Staff were nice accommodations were above average. Food at the Black Iron was exceptional quality. Location was excellent with easy access to many restaurants and shopping in Mountainside village as well as easy access to downtown Telluride where there were a multitude of dining and shopping options
The heated rooftop pool features breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, two hot tubs, a changing room with towels and a steam room, bar and food service, music, and fire pits. Open daily until 8 p.m.
20 Below Hangout
Kids are invited to kick back and relax at 20 Below, located just beyond the ice rink. Video games, a Ping Pong table, Mac computers and more are available for the kids (and kids at heart) to dabble in. Attendants are there to "supervise," but are by no means babysitters, so please be sure you trust your children to be on their own.
Unique to the Madeline is its ice rink. The neighboring shop will hook families up with skates (included in the rink fees), and punch passes are available, as well. Special events include character skates, DJ parties, broomball, and skate instruction. The ice rink transforms into AstroTurf in the summer and hosts yard games such as corn hole, which guests can rent complimentary from the front desk.
Parallel to the ice rink is this 3,000-square-foot hang-out that features cozy sitting and dining areas, a game room (pool, shuffleboard, and darts), outdoor fire tables, and an indoor/outdoor bar. Kids are sure to enjoy the hot chocolate while parents treat themselves to some cocktails. Food is served daily from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., 3 to 6 p.m., and 6 p.m. to close.
Black Iron Kitchen & Bar
This indoor/outdoor restaurant features eats such as salads, soups, sandwiches, burgers, and flatbreads. Shareable plates are available, as well, including wings, tacos, and various cheeses. Other menu items include seafood and steak frites. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are also available.
If the weather permits, grab a couch by one of the fire tables outside and breathe in that fresh Colorado air while you listen to live music or catch up on the latest sports games. Open daily, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The only Starbucks in all of Telluride is located right at the Madeline! This warm and rustic location features all the favorites, including lattes, teas, and grab-and-go meals. Open daily, 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Is your stomach growling but you don't feel like going to grab food? You're in luck! All the yummy food prepared at the Madeline can be delivered right to your door. Available 24 hours a day.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Simply inquire with the staff at the Madeline about rentals and before you know it, you'll be buckled into your boots, holding your poles, and zipping down the mountain. They will see to all of your needs at NEVE Sports (located onsite) so you don't have to!
In addition to getting your rentals situated, they will also take your equipment from you mid-day or at the end of the day (or both) so you don't have to be bothered with lugging it around.
If you're looking to burn some calories beyond the mountain, consider a visit to Madeline Studio. Dubbed "M Studio" for short, this studio features Pilates equipment and Jade-mats for personal practice, as well as 26 individual yoga and Pilates classes. Private sessions are available, as well.
This $25 per day fee grants guests access to the Ski Valet, business center, 20 Below Hangout, and M Studio. It also includes Wi-Fi, in-room coffee and teas, local and 800 number phone calls, nightly turndown service (as requested), in-room mineral water (replenished daily), iPad newspaper service, Mountain Village Dial-A-Ride transportation, Telluride Gondola Tram Daily Service, and resort activities (as available).
Valet parking is $25 per day.
Dylan's Candy Bar
Dylan's Candy Bar, one of New York City's Top 10 Tourist Attractions, made its debut at the Madeline in July 2015. Families are invited to get lost in a "world of pure imagination," as our friend, Willy Wonka, once said, and dive into the candy cane columns, dripping chocolate shelves, and thousands of confections. The walls are also adorned with candy wallpaper. Open daily, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The entire hotel is pet-friendly, except the fifth floor. There is a $25 per pet, per day fee, which maxes out at $100, and you're allowed a maximum of two pets.
Check-in time is 4 p.m. and check-out time is 11 a.m.
The Art of Smart Timing
Telluride is a four-season vacation destination, and so is the Madeline. If you're looking to save a buck or two, rates tend to be lower during the summer months.
Montrose Regional Airport is an hour and a half away. We recommend getting a ride with Telluride Express, located right at the front of the airport.
The Madeline is located right in the center of Mountain Village, so you can walk literally everywhere. Want to head to town? Simply jump on the free gondola, a short walk from the hotel doors.
For Mom and Dad
Spa and Salon
The spa, which rests at an impressive 10,000 feet above sea level, is the perfect pit stop for parents to make in the midst (or at the end) of their busy days.
These bath experts will draw you the most relaxing bath you've ever indulged in, filled with customized bath salts and essential oils. Bath Baristas are available daily, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.