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Photos: Courtesy, Little Nell

LITTLE NELL Left: The courtyard at Aspen’s recently-renovated Little Nell boasts a heated swimming pool and jacuzzi. Most rooms have private balconies. Below: Little Nell is the only ski-in/ski-out hotel at the base of Aspen Mountain and is located steps from the Silver Queen Gondola.

els viewed through state-of-the-art binoculars. Set on Telluride Mountain amid the San Juan peaks, Hotel Telluride is sited within the historic community that shares its name. A quaint 19th-century silver-mining town, Telluride offers Victorian charm amid awe-inspiring, soaring peaks perfect for skiing, climbing and outdoor activities. Each room at Hotel Telluride boasts its own special, breathtaking mountain view from the balcony or patio. Windows may be opened to enjoy the fresh mountain air, or guests may adjust room temperature using the individual climate-control system found in each room. Enjoy spacious bathrooms with large tubs and marble surrounds before settling down to sleep on custom-embroidered linens and down pillows. Each suite incorporates a gas fireplace and a wet bar. Eye-catching original artwork hangs on the walls, creating a focal point for each room. Outdoor hot tubs, a lovely sun deck and a fully equipped fitness center 56


make this an ideal place to rest and reinvigorate. Time to dine? The all-pervading scent of fresh-baked cookies wafts from the kitchen throughout the day, keeping appetites whetted. Unique among all the Telluride restaurants, the Nook offers casual American cuisine in a lodge setting. Here, mom and dad can enjoy homemade tavern fare made from fresh, local ingredients while youngsters choose from among kid-friendly selections on the diverse children’s menu. From cozy meals to family celebrations, the Nook is ready to meet a variety of culinary needs. Each pet guest receives its own personalized pet welcome on the front desk’s doggie chalkboard, a plush dog bed and a special pet tag that includes the hotel’s phone number, in case Fido can’t find his way home. With an annual average of 300 inches of snow, Telluride boasts more than 1,700 acres of ideal skiing terrain perfect for cross-country or downhill skiing. At 4.6 miles long, the Galloping Goose is the longest of the ski

runs in the area. During other times of the year, guests enjoy camping, hiking, jeeping and world-famous music festivals. The Peaks Resort and Spa stars as one of the most relaxing resorts in the area. Here, guests may find privacy in rustic, yet chic, private cabins and condos or enjoy socializing in the luxurious hotel. Spacious rooms decorated in classic white, cream and chocolate décor feature opulent wood furniture. Each room features a large seating area with a queen-sized sofa sleeper and two full-size baths. Guests are in for a special treat at Peaks Palmyra, where magnificent mountain views enhance gourmet, innovative cuisine prepared by the finest chefs; the restaurant’s emphasis on fine dining includes organic, regional and international flavors. For quick meals, the Steaming Bean coffee house is perfect, with its grab-and-go menu of light fare. Live music is performed most nights. Lovers of the links may enjoy privileges at The Telluride Golf

Dallas Hotel Magazine - Fall + Holiday 2015  
Dallas Hotel Magazine - Fall + Holiday 2015  

In this issue we offer up our annual Holiday Gift Guide, featuring some nice gift ideas for the nice ones on your list. We travel north to C...