An appealing blend of Scandinavian and Southwestern styles makes this lodging unique, and spacious rooms have balconies that let you enjoy the view. Native American tapestries and polished-wood ceilings complement rich fabrics, and the bathrooms have oversize tubs. The hotel provides a free Continental breakfast and a place to store your skis. Rico's Bar is an unpretentious spot for happy hour, and the adjacent restaurant, La Marmotte, is one of Telluride's finest. Best
of all, the gondola and chairlift are little more than a block away.