The best of summer is yet to come in Telluride! In addition to fewer crowds, highlights include new commercial jet service directly into Telluride, Mountain Village’s new outdoor Bike Park (which officially opened just last week!), and an inaugural food & wine festival featuring celebrity chefs like Marc Murphy.
Telluride Reserve adds Food Network’s March Murphy to the lineup: New to Telluride’s famous festival lineup is Telluride Reserve, a rich cultural experience that melds design with fine dining. The Mountain Village festival will showcase culinary experiences within elegant homes and intimate venues, featuring notable chefs and sommeliers, such as Marc Murphy, Kenny Gilbert, and Sarah Scott. Tickets for the weekend event (Aug. 15-18) start at $1,600.
Telluride Distilling Company serves up seasonal specials and frozen drinks: The local favorite recently opened a new tasting room in Mountain Village, and this summer they’re crafting fresh seasonal specials! A frozen peach mule (a riff off their famous Telluride Mule) and a strawberry press will be available at the summer festivals, as well as their tasting room.
The Hotel Telluride’s “Wings Over Telluride” Package: The Hotel Telluride, a 59-room luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of Telluride, is launching a new birding-themed hotel package in partnership with local birding expert, Eric Hynes. Available for booking this summer, fall, and early winter, the package invites “twitchers” (hard-core birders) and novice bird watchers to look to the sky for some magnificent, and elusive, migratory wild birds during half-day or full-day birding excursions. Prices start at $1,099 and include accommodations and excursion.
And of course, the “Festival Capital of Colorado” still has plenty of celebrations lined up – still to come are Blues & Brews (September 13-15), Cars & Colors (September 26-29), Original Thinkers (October 3-6), and Telluride Horror Show (October 11-13).
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