Try before you buy in Telluride, Colorado

By Karla Jones


Telluride Hero Photo (003)What do you do in the mountains during warmer months when the slopes are closed, and you can’t ski? In Telluride, Colorado, you festival!

Telluride is home to some of the best skiing in the world. But, spring, summer and fall here are just as spectacular and packed with things to do for all ages and interests. Of all the Colorado mountain towns, Telluride is known for its summer festivals with nearly every week from May through October covered by a music or cultural festival.

Nestled in a box canyon surrounded by the San Juan Mountains, people are drawn to this historic mining town for its majestic mountain views and quaint, small-town feel. Once you’ve experienced Telluride, you won’t want to leave the beauty or the fun. In fact, there’s a saying around town that you came for a festival, and 20 years later, you’re still here.

At Lifestyle Asset Group, we like to festival too. Here are some of our Telluride favorites:

  • Telluride Wine Festival, June 28-July 1

“This festival is the ideal blend of my favorite things: fabulous food, wine and adventure!” says Karla Jones, sales and marketing.

In its 36th year, the Telluride Wine Festival invites guests to sample wines and spirits from across the globe. The event features luncheons and tastings hosted by local restaurants and seminars by some of the world’s most revered chefs. 

  • The RIDE Festival, July 14-15

“Great people, great vibe, well organized festival,” says Tommy Robinson, finance.

The String Cheese Incident, Sheryl Crow and Grace Potter are the top headliners at this year’s RIDE Festival, but the two-day music festival has a full line up of root rock talent. Fun for the whole family, the RIDE Festival Kid’s Tent will feature arts and crafts projects, games and a kid’s stage with magic acts, acoustic sing-a-longs and open mic.   

  • Blues and Brews Festival, October 12-14

 “No worries if you tip a few too many brews during this awesome festival. The free Gondola takes you right back to the house. You never have to drive your car the entire time,” says Richard Keith, Real Estate Acquisition.

Most of the shows are performed on the Main Stage in Telluride's Town Park located at the east end of downtown. The Grand Beer Tasting features more than 50 microbreweries and over 150 different beers. As the sun goes down, acts from earlier in the day play intimate late night performances at smaller “juke joint” venues around the town of Telluride and Mountain Village. 

For a complete list of Telluride summer and fall festivals, click here: 

Actually finding a place to stay in Telluride can be difficult with rentals fully booked up to a year in advance for some popular festival weekends. And, arguably the best way to experience Telluride and the San Jaun Mountains is by staying in a luxurious mountain log home. 

Lifestyle Asset Group has the answer. We are offering a limited try before you buy membership for our newest Telluride vacation home. This exceptional 6,163 square foot, 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath mountain property sleeps 12 to 14 people. The authentic log home features an immense stone fireplace, wraparound deck with private and spacious brand new hot tub, and floor to ceiling windows for dramatic mountain views.

A limited number of try before you buy memberships are now available through the summer and early fall to experience Telluride and this magnificent property before deciding whether or not to invest in the LLC. Here is how it works:

  • Put down a fully refundable $750 security deposit
  • Pay just $400/night – the property rents for over $1,200/night in the summer
  • Enjoy up to 7 nights of use May 1 through October 31st, 2018

At the end of October, you can decide to invest in the LLC, receive immediate ownership, and plan your winter ski trips.

This limited offer allows you to experience Telluride during its off season before Colorado ski season begins. Although, we’d argue there is no off season here. Take in the festivals and magnificence of mountain living with your extended family by giving this exquisite Colorado mountain home a trial run.

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Topics: Telluride, CO