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Our Trip to Telluride!

I know I’ve been talking a lot about going to Telluride and now I want to share with you all the fun things we did and saw and JUST HOW AMAZING it is there. It truly is DREAMLAND.



We went to Telluride with 3 other families- a total of 16 people. (8 kids, 8 adults). This is the same group that went to Napa last year- SUCH a fun group! (You can read more about that amazing trip here). The beautiful thing about our friendship is that we all have kids ranging from 7-17 and yet ALL THE KIDS GET ALONG! The “olders” take care of the “youngers” and they all play together nicely and are just all around good people.

The house we rented was INCREDIBLE! 5 bedrooms and 4 ½ bathrooms and it even had a “look out” on the 4th floor where the kids could hang out and play. We spent a lot of the time in the back yard because… look how gorgeous it is! We would spend the afternoons having appetizers and drinks and just enjoy the amazing scenery.

We were very surprised to find out that the town offers a free shuttle to the gondola. With 16 people that would mean 4 trucks driving into town. It was nice that we never had to do that. But imagine 16 people shoved into a van that seats 12- thankfully it was a 10 minute drive (and they picked and dropped off at our HOUSE!)


The way the town is laid out, we would shuttle to what is called “Town Hall” where we would get onto the first gondola. That would take us to Mountain Village which is adorable! It’s like a shopping square. Coffee shops, clothing stores, a few bars and restaurants and a great place for the kids to run around. They even had this huge area of turf where people could throw the ball around, play corn hole and bocce ball. SUPER cute area!

From there, we took 2 more gondolas into downtown Telluride. One up and over the mountain and then back down into town. It was SO beautiful, but also a little freaky when you’re going down! Everywhere we looked, there was another beautiful mountain. And the TREES! Just amazing.


One day we took the gondola to Telluride and then hiked the Bear Creek Falls. It was about a 2 mile hike in and certainly kid friendly. Here are some pictures from the hike.

At the end of the trip, we all agreed we were not ready to leave. I would go back in a heartbeat! Telluride is so relaxing and beautiful. I hope to go back again next year- until then, we have wonderful memories!

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22 Comment

  1. Reply
    Shannon Schroecker
    July 13, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Gorgeous place and great photography – I have always wanted to meet up with a group who likes to travel together.

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      July 14, 2017 at 10:53 am

      Thanks Sharon! It was truly incredible! We are so lucky to have such great friends.

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    Adele Kelso
    July 14, 2017 at 12:37 am

    Your trip to Telluride sounds like a magical trip! The people, the natural setting with those huge mountains, waterfalls and beautiful trees, the town, and the house! Your pictures tell the story and it makes me want to experience the wonders of Telluride too! Awesome post!

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    Theresa Clippinger
    July 16, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    Loved all your pictures, looks like you all had a great time. Reminds me of Mammoth Mtn. in the Sierras. We took the kids there when they were in diapers until their twenties. So many beautiful memories, you will have to ask Celeste about them.

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      July 17, 2017 at 9:43 am

      Thanks! We used to go to Mammoth too! Such a beautiful place! I will ask Celeste- now that the guys made our gate, we see them ALL the time! (Which is a great thing!)

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    Sue Tanya McHorgh
    July 17, 2017 at 11:12 am

    This is a lovely spot. I hope one day my travelling takes me there. Lovely photos too 🙂

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      July 17, 2017 at 2:29 pm

      Thank you Sue!

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    July 18, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    The pictures are fabulous. Reminds me of Switzerland! I should get out there.

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      July 18, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      THank you! Yes! You should try to! It’s amazing!

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    Jacqueline Marie
    July 19, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Looks like a great place! Your photos and descriptions make me want to bring my family there. What a great blessing to be able to travel with friends and make those memories as a group. Looks awesome.

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      July 19, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      Thank you so much! It really was incredible!

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    Jane | Daily life talk
    July 19, 2017 at 8:36 am

    The picture are really good…The waterfall looks really beautiful. you guys had a good time. Thanks for sharing.

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    July 19, 2017 at 9:33 am

    What a wonderful and amazing trip!!!

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      July 19, 2017 at 2:14 pm

      Thank you! It was amazing!

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    Katie Kinsley
    July 19, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    I have always wanted to visit Telluride to ski, but I haven’t made it out there yet! Breckenridge is my go-to.

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    July 19, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    We LOVE Breck!! We go there many times a year- it’s much closer! 2 hours rather than 7 😉

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    David Meldrum
    July 20, 2017 at 4:00 am

    Great read! I’ve never heard of this place before so I’m defo going to check it out! It’s awesome that the town had everything you needed for adults and kids! The scenery is beautiful and the hang out area st your accommodation is awesome!

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      July 20, 2017 at 11:04 am

      Thanks! It was amazing!

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    Elisa @
    July 20, 2017 at 6:32 am

    Pictures look amazing. I actually had to google Telluride since had never heard of it before.

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    Sandy Dobbs
    July 20, 2017 at 10:18 am

    I love Telluride! With that view from the backyard, who would want to leave? The gondola ride sounds amazing!

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      July 20, 2017 at 11:00 am

      Thanks for your comment Sandy! Yes! It was really hard to leave!!

  14. Reply
    July 30, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Looks like an awesome trip! Love your photos.

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