The Walker Residence - a SkyRun Telluride Property
You've seen those incredible homes under the gondola going from Mountain Village to Town? This 6,700 sq ft gem is one of the best properties in Telluride that is available for rental. This log home on 4 levels is huge and sleeps up to 18, but also feels cozy. There are 2 living rooms, 2 washers and dryers, 2 master suites, 2 kitchens. It's ideal for 2 families with lots of kids, an extended family, 3 generations all together, or for 4 couples.
Drive up the hill to the end of Mountain Village Blvd and this home is directly ahead at the end of the road. There is parking for 3 cars in the driveway (note that guests do not have access to use the garage). But you don't need a car. We can arrange for your transport from the airport, then you'll be able to get to anywhere from the ski slopes. Slopes closed/can't ski? Don't worry, you also have free access to the neighborhood on-call dial-a-limo that will take you to the village from where you can use the free gondola over to the town.
The residence is up above Mountain Village and the additional elevation gives you commanding views for 200 degrees of Mt Wilson and even mountains in Utah on a clear day. The views aren't wasted either as you can enjoy them from one of 4 decks or out of the many sets of floor-to-ceiling windows. There is even a 4th level 'crow's nest' with a desk and telescope and rooftop deck. (smoking is NOT allowed on this deck).
When you enter the front entrance, you are greeted with phenomenal views in the living/entry area. There is a fireplace as well as a pool table in this, the main living area for the home. To the left is the kitchen and huge group table seating up to 12. Keep going and you're at the ski locker area with a full laundry room, then outside to the picnic table, gas grill, and an 8-person hot tub right on the slopes (but not too close for privacy). To the left on the main level is a dramatic self-contained guest master suite with a queen bed, and its own deck and full kitchen(!). There is also a large TV (the only TV on the main level), and theater-style overstuffed chairs. The windows and view must be seen to be believed... this is why you come to Telluride... see the photos.
Heading downstairs, there is another fireplace and living area with a large TV and sitting area perfect for watching movies. (And a wet bar so you can easily relax with a beverage!) Off of this room is a 2nd full laundry room and 2 kids suites sleeping 6 people on 5 beds in each room. Both rooms have a queen bed and 4 built in bunk beds. These rooms are named the 'girls room' and the 'boys room' by the Walkers, but the decor will work for anyone. Even though you're in the basement, you are not underground at all. The many full windows have outstanding views to the slopes.
Going upstairs to the 3rd level there is a sitting room/library overlooking the living room below, and the main master suite. The master suite has everything you would expect: its own deck, a king bed, TV, walk-in closet, 5-piece bathroom, jetted tub overlooking the slopes and a walk-in, double-headed steam shower. Go up to the 4th level and you're in a rooftop 'crow's nest' that has 360-degree views (and a very powerful telescope) and yet another deck. Great place to escape for some privacy!
This is the kind of dream home that creates family memories. You'll be back year after year. Telluride Bus Lic: #01773
What to be aware of:
- You will not have access to the garage
- There are stairs to get into the home
- Best way to get to downtown Telluride is via the gondola
- Home has some purple carpeting and dark green cabinets, which feel a bit dated
What You'll Love:
- Lots of space for relaxing
- True ski-in and ski-out
- Great for multi-generation family groups