See Forever Cottage: Less Than 5 Minutes to Ski Slopes
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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See Forever Cottage in Telluride, Colorado is a luxury vacation rental with spectacular views of Telluride's 'fourteener,' mighty Wilson Peak. It's been one of the most popular vacation rentals in the Telluride area for thirty years, since 1979.
This spacious cabin is on its own wooded acres offering plenty of privacy, and yet enjoys excellent close-in access to everything. It's often booked for honeymoons, anniversaries, and by young families.
In addition to the photos, descriptions and reviews here on VRBO, we have more to explore about this very special property -- including actual hand-written cards and letters from our guests after their stay -- on our own ThinkTelluride website. Look for 'Links to More Information' after the Rates section below, and click on 'View Our Website.'
For larger groups, consider our Wilson Peak Retreat, VRBO # 173175. This is a larger 4BR house on the wooded hillside below the See Forever Cottage, on a separate road. These two luxury residences are connected by an outdoor walkway through the woods, that lights up at night if you like. The two homes can be booked separately or together, and the occupants in each enjoy total privacy between the two residences, and from other residences, also on acreage, in the area.
This unique property, our See Forever Cottage, is genuinely a cottage or cabin -- on its own wooded acreage -- and not a condo, or townhouse, etc. There are very few such offerings in the Telluride market, anywhere in or near the Town of Telluride or the Mountain Village. And its on a very quite cul de sac on Sunset Circle in the Telluride Ski Ranches.
The See Forever Cottage is up on Telluride's ski mountain, in a protected 400 acre aspen forest directly adjacent to the Mountain Village area.
Less than 5 minutes by car from the slopes at the new Town Hall Plaza, or one short hop from there to Gondola Plaza in the 'Village Core' via Telluride's free gondola system, where the Ski Valets will wrangle your skis/boots/poles if you like for a modest fee. From the Cottage, it's less than 10 minutes by car down the hill into the Town of Telluride in the box canyon below, or you can ride the gondola into town.
Recently added is Telluride's newest and nicest grocery store, at the new Town Hall Plaza -- again, less than 5 mins from the Cottage. Great produce, butcher shop, wines and spirits, and a private shipping operation shares the new Plaza along with the Mountain Village Town Hall and the clock tower. The gondola runs right from there to Gondola Plaza, and from there, if you like, up to the top of the ski mountain, where you can get off and walk, hike, take photos, etc. -- all for free! If you stay on the gondola at the crest of the ski mountain at San Sophia, the gondola will take you down the other side of the hill into the historic Town of Telluride for restaurants, shopping, etc.
Views, trees, quiet, privacy -- a perfect retreat-like lodging experience, but still so close to everything worth doing in Telluride.
Luxury accommodations and first-class personal service at a surprisingly affordable price.
Non-smoking facility. Sorry, no pets.
P.S. Call us anytime -- including eves or weekends -- from 9am till 9pm Mountain Time, for more info or to book.
Keywords: Luxury, cabin, cottage, privacy, views, trees
- 1000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Most guests at the cottage are couples, or couples travelling with young children. The cottage is very well suited for families with young children, and includes wonderful, protected spaces to play just outside, where parents can keep an eye on things. End of the road privacy and safety, in a very quiet, covenanted subdivision of upscale homes on acreage, many of which are occupied by local families with children....moreless
This is a private home, on three levels. While not wheelchair accessible, or equipped specially for the handicapped, guests with limitations on mobility may find this suitable, compared with many other lodging options. Contact us for more info....moreless
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed:
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- The large open master suite features a queen sized feather bed, down comforters, down pillows, etc. A series of sky windows (or large, operable skylights) above the bed in the master connect the cottage occupants with the tall aspens, and the amazing night skies at this elevation. A sleeping loft, with glass walls and commanding views of our fourteener, Wilson Peak, features a full or 'double' sized feather bed, down comforters, and down pillows. (And a teddy bear!) We provide Aero 'Sleepaway' beds for children ages 3-7. Kids love them, these little 'nest' type beds for children, with special kids style mattress covers, all linens, etc. The cottage also features, for overflow sleeping accommodations, a custom-designed built-in couch system that easily converts to a bed -- more comfortably than conventional sleeper sofas. 'Gramma' often sleeps here when guests with children are travelling with a grandparent. As needed, we also have twin-sized Aero® inflatable beds....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
(2) The cottage features two half-height fridges, plus a huge fridge/freezer in an attached garage, and commercial ice provided. Starbucks® coffee, Swiss chocolates, soft drinks, hot and cold cereals, and many other little extras for the kitchen and pantry are all included with your stay....moreless
A small but complete kitchen, plus a gas grill on the private view terrace just outside your door. Plus a well stocked pantry with spices and condiments, and kitchen is equipped with microwave, toaster, and state of the art coffee maker and grinder by Cuisinart®....moreless
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- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Towels Provided
- See Forever Cottage, on its own wooded acreage, features incredible views, trees, and privacy -- with perfect southwest exposure -- in an aspen forest up on Telluride's ski mountain. All this, and just 3-5 mins away from everything worth doing in Telluride. Large open beams, cheery woodstove, window walls, skylights in the master suite, a sleeping loft, etc. The cottage features authentic mountain lodge-style furnishings, antiques, private laundry, spa quality robes and toiletries, Starbucks(R) coffee, imported chocolates, all included....moreless
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The cottage features a view terrace, in the privacy of an aspen forest, but with glorious views of our 'fourteener,' Wilson Peak, particularly in winter months. Picnic table and benches, lounge chairs, etc., and a gas grill....moreless
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Location & View
Breathtaking views of 14,017ft Wilson Peak, the mountain on the Coors can, from inside or out at the cottage, particularly in winter -- plus winter views of the San Sophia mountains above the historic Town of Telluride in the box canyon below. During summer months, these mountain views are filtered by all the beautiful aspens on the property....moreless
- Rock Climbing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Massage Therapist
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Fitness Center
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Autumn Foliage
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- The cottage is up on Telluride's ski mountain, less than 5 minutes by car from the ski slopes, and from everything worth doing in Telluride or the Mountain Village. Telluride's free gondola system is just around the corner in the adjacent Mountain Village. Larger groups can consider booking our Wilson Peak Retreat, located on a separate road, but in the same private compound, HomeAway #995152, or see on VRBO at #173175. These two luxury residences can be booked separately or together. When you book both, a walkway through the woods lights up at night -- just beautiful. Trees, views, privacy, and superb close-in access to everything worth doing in Telluride! Other Activities: kayaking, snowboarding, snowmobiling, wildlife viewing, hot air ballooning, rock climbing, racquetball, shopping -- and some of the best skiing in the U.S. Golf: TelSki® golf course less than 5 mins from this property. Ski: Telluride just jumped from #10 to #5 overall in all of North America in Ski Magazine's 25th Annual Reader Survey poll. And Telluride is ranked #1 for scenery! If you haven't been here before, you're in for a real treat, an unforgettable experience at a destination resort with no lift lines, and uncrowded slopes. Come feel the magic of the mountains......moreless
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A Wonderful Time at the Wilson Peak RetreatGuest comment entered by owner
A Wonderful Time at the Wilson Peak Retreat
Dear David & Bianca: We just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful time spent at the Wilson Peak Retreat! You have exceeded our expectations and we hope to come back some day. In fact, when we build our retirement home, we might just have to incorporate your sauna and steam bath concept, as it was divine! The Fall Colors and hikes around Telluride were fantastic. We managed to make the entire San Juan Skyway loop during your stay, so the photography options were endless! We took some amazing shots of the mountains at sunset on our last night. We'll get some prints made and send you one for the Retreat! We thank you again for everything! M & K Denver, Colorado
- Guest M & K, Denver, Colorado
- Date of stay 09/23/13
- Review Submitted 10/21/13
A Beautiful ExperienceGuest comment entered by owner
A Beautiful Experience
David: Thank you so much for your hospitality, and for this beautiful experience! It was all so peaceful and gorgeous! Jim and Shanda Cortez, CO
- Guest Jim & Shanda, Cortez, CO
- Date of stay 10/10/13
- Review Submitted 10/21/13
A Wonderful Time at the CottageGuest comment entered by owner
A Wonderful Time at the Cottage
Thank you very much David. We had a great time. The cottage was wonderful, and you were the best host possible! We hope to see you again sometime soon. Charlotte from Lubbock, TX
- Guest Charlotte and Family, Lubbock TX
- Date of stay 07/27/13
- Review Submitted 08/03/13
Our Honeymoon CottageGuest comment entered by owner
Our Honeymoon Cottage
David: Our stay at the See Forever Cottage was above and beyond our expectations! We felt so welcomed and well taken care of. There wasn't a day that went by where we didn't find exactly what we needed in the cottage -- it was incredible. (And "A+" on the movie collection!) Your recommendations were spot on. Kate said the steak she had at the Argentine Grill at the Rico Hotel was the best she ever had! And the views and trails at Trout Lake were just terrific. Thank you for the wine -- it was such a sweet gift and was truly enjoyed. Our experience here was most definitely worth repeating in a different season. We'll keep your number and pass on our recommendations to friends and family. Many thanks, Kate & Josh
- Guest Kate & Josh, Chicago, IL
- Date of stay 03/02/13
- Review Submitted 03/10/13
Thanks so much for a wonderful week!Guest comment entered by owner
Thanks so much for a wonderful week!
Hi David. Thanks so much for a wonderful week. We hate to leave! We really appreciated all the goodies you left for us, and dropping by specially to bring the baking pan we needed to make brownies! We hope to return sometime soon! :) Ann and Dave, Tempe AZ
- Guest Ann and Dave, Tempe, AZ
- Date of stay 10/07/12
- Review Submitted 10/15/12
Loved the Cottage and the Location!Guest comment entered by owner
Loved the Cottage and the Location!
Hi David. Loved the Cottage and the location, and wish I had had less conference and more down time here! Have a great Fall and Winter -- D & G Parker, Colorado
- Guest D & G, Parker, CO
- Date of stay 09/08/12
- Review Submitted 09/27/12
Enjoyed Our StayGuest comment entered by owner
Enjoyed Our Stay
David: Just wanted you to know how much we enjoyed our stay here. The Cottage is so well appointed and supplied, and we really appreciate all the little extra touches and 'goodies.' The bed is really comfy, too! Thanks! Ken & Terri Fort Worth, TX P.S. Thanks also for steering us to the Argentine Grill at the Rico Hotel, and to Butcher and Baker in downtown Telluride. We went to both twice, and got pizza at your suggestion from Aemono's, too. All great places!
- Guest Ken & Terri, Ft. Worth, Texas
- Date of stay 08/25/12
- Review Submitted 09/02/12
Best Vacation Rental Ever!Guest comment entered by owner
Best Vacation Rental Ever!
The See Forever Cottage will always rank as the best vacation rental we ever stayed in -- hands down! Aloha from Hale'iwa, Hawaii.
- Guest Heather & Chris, Oahu's North Shore, Hawaii
- Date of stay 02/08/12
- Review Submitted 06/18/12
Great setting, great host
Great setting, great host
The cottage was a great base for our little family--easy drive to Mtn Village or Telluride, or nice to just stay put and enjoy our setting. We have little ones, and the cottage had good touches such as kid-friendly DVDs and a cable setup that included kids' channels that helped during our in-cottage downtime. Really a great value for what you get, staying there was definitely a cut above. The cottage was immaculate when we arrived, tastefully furnished, and the architecture itself makes it a timeless classic. David himself helped us immensely when needed, a sort of guide and host who has connections everywhere. We relied on him for help with everything from finding a sled to helping us with an emergency car rental. Highly recommended all around.
- Guest Burque (Albuquerque, NM)
- Date of stay 01/07/12
- Review Submitted 01/17/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children.
Enjoyed See Forever Cottage over Labor Day HolidayGuest comment entered by owner
Enjoyed See Forever Cottage over Labor Day Holiday
Dear David: Thank you so much for renting us your cabin over the Labor Day holiday. We had an amazing time. From the loft bedroom, waking up every morning to the incredible beauty (and occasional deer) all around us was indescribable! What a unique feature to offer, a bed surrounded with windows to greet you every morning. Your cabin is in our top 10 vacation memories and we so look forward to coming back for all the phases of Telluride's seasons. The beauty of Telluride in summer was absolutely breathtaking. I never knew an alpine village such as this was right here in the USA. Every curve we took on your mountain roads left us speechless. Unimaginable beauty! Thanks again, David. We'll be back!!!
- Guest M. and A., Phoenix, AZ
- Date of stay 09/02/11
- Review Submitted 09/05/11
NOTE: Ask us about special 'weekender' rates for a Fri/Sat/Sun night stay. Summer Value/Winter Value.................... $249/nite (5 nite min. stay) Most Festivals and Holiday weeks............. $299/nite (5 nite min. stay) Bluegrass, Film, and Blues&Brews Festivals... $349/nite (5 nite min. stay) March Spring Skiing ......................... $279/nite (5 nite min. stay) Christmas and/or New Year's Holiday weeks ... $495/nite (7 nite min. stay) Peak Fall Colors Season (mid-Sep/mid-Oct).... $229/nite (5 nite min. stay) Spring/Fall Offseasons........................ $199/nite (3 nite min. stay)
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- Nearest Airport: Telluride at 3 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: San Juan Scenic Hwy - SR 145 at 1 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Telluride Ski & Golf Resort at 2 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Telluride Ski & Golf Resort at 2 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: In town, and in the adjacent Mtn Village at 2 Miles
Year Purchased: 1998
About the owner: We're longtime, fulltime locals, offering several terrific vacation rentals here in Telluride at reasonable prices, all of which are here on VRBO (follow the links on the listings), and at our own website (see the link here on this VRBO listing) for more photos, descriptions, etc. I'm a retired music professor, a pianist/arranger/conductor, and I've appeared here with the Telluride Jazz Festival, opened for Stevie Wonder at our beautiful new Conference Center in Telluride's Mountain Village, and for years, toured all over the world with headliners and for the record companies. We live nearby and we're here for you, throughout your stay, for anything you may need. It's a privilege to provide our very special private homes and cabins here in Telluride, and we thoroughly enjoy meeting our guests from all over the U.S. and beyond. And with us, you always deal direct with owners and save.
Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
The See Forever Cottage, like our larger Wilson Peak Retreat (vrbo # 173175), are up on Telluride's ski mountain, directly adjacent to the Mountain Village and the ski resort. The slopes are less than 5 mins by car, with ample parking, at the new Town Hall Plaza, and/or via Telluride's unique free gondola system. One short hop from our new Town Hall Plaza puts you at Gondola Plaza in the 'Village Core,' and 'the Beach,' the center of Telluride's ski operations. This is also very convenient during our summer festival season as well. We bought the cottage because it offered the best of both worlds: quiet and private, in a 400 acre aspen forest, with spectacular views of our 'fourteener,' Wilson Peak, and yet just around the corner from everything worth doing in Telluride.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
You'll enjoy end-of-the-road privacy on several wooded acres, in a beautiful aspen forest, great place to walk or hike right from the house. Wonderful views, great view terrace with lounge chairs, picnic table and benches, gas grill, etc. Very much what most people dream of when they think of a mountain getaway. Open beams, lots of glass, very open interior with a large open master suite with a series of skylights that look straight up at the stars at night. A sleeping loft looks out at Wilson Peak, particularly beautiful in the purple light of morning. Great fun, and a wonderful alternative to standard hotels or condos. And just about the only thing like it in the Telluride market.
- Primary: (970) 728-4335 (Colorado, USA)
See Forever Cottage, Winter
See Forever Cottage, Summer
14,017 ft. Wilson Peak from See Forever Cottage in Fall
Operable skylights in the Master Suite beckon the moon and stars at night...
Early Winter comes to See Forever Cottage...
The path that welcomes you back to our "cabin in the woods"...
The view terrace just out the door is a sunny place to relax, unwind & enjoy.
Sunny terrace just outside See Forever Cottage...
14,017 ft Wilson Peak - our "fourteener" -- from See Forever Cottage...
Native wildflowers in Summer at the cottage...
Even from inside the Cottage, you'll enjoy breathtaking views of Wilson Peak.
Sunny, open spaces... private and quiet... a place of renewal and relaxation...
... where the sunny southwest exposure brings in the Winter sun each day.
The Cottage during our Peak Fall Colors season in autumn...
Springtime in the Rockies -- Furry friends visiting the grounds at the Cottage.
Come feel the magic of the mountains...
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