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“Showing a Bit of Age, But Still Our Favorite In Telluride”
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Ice House Lodge
Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Telluride
Fort Worth, Texas
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81 reviews
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“Showing a Bit of Age, But Still Our Favorite In Telluride”
Reviewed 1 July 2013

We have stayed at The Ice House for 14 consecutive years during the Bluegrass Festival. The location is fantastic and the staff friendly. We have a spacious room which is always clean and has a very nice balcony. It's become our home-away-from home for our Festival week. This year, we did notice that some renovation is needed, but it's rather minor things, like torn wall covering around the elevator. Rico's bar was closed this year, but we didn't miss the drinks, just friendly Rico and his dog Belle. It was very dry this year. However, The Ice House does provide a vaporizer, which was a lifesaver for us. There is no AC in the hotel, but at that altitude, an open door or window and the provided fan, was more than adequate, especially during the rather cool (sometimes cold) nights.

Room Tip: Our room's balcony faces the Southeast with spectacular views of the mountains.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

We've been staying at the Ice House for over 10 years and look forward to our return every year. The staff is friendly and helpful - always! The condos and the hotel rooms have the most comfortable beds of any hotel I've stayed at. We are always treated like the most important guests and feel pampered when we're there. Can't wait for next year's TBF!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at the Ice House Lodge. The suite was extremely roomy and well appointed with a nice bar area with nice size fridge and 1 1/2 baths which were a nice size and had nice fixtures. We had been staying in Telluride elsewhere for the past 8 years and the Ice House was definately a atep up. We will definately stay here again. The only downside was we were dissapointed that the nice little bar "Rico's" on the 3rd floor of the lodge was closed while we were there. We were looking forward to having that amenity since we had gone to Rico's prior to staying at the Lodge. I hope next summer, at least during the festivals, that Rico's is open again because it is a really nice connvienence and social spot at the Ice House.

Room Tip: Breakfast service and the lounge area is on the 3rd floor. Check-in is on the 2nd floor. There are...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Aspen, Colorado
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

We stayed with a group at the Ice House Lodge. The facilities and service were wonderful! The staff went out of their way to accommodate all of our special requests! Thank you to Scott and the entire staff for making our stay so nice!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Durango, CO
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

My wife and I were going to a crazy costume wedding on a ranch outside of Telluride. We needed a place to change clothes, but check in wasn't for another 3 hours. The front desk agent waved his magic wand, and presto, we were checked in to a fabulous room.

The Ice House doesn't need this review. Anyone that lives within 3 hours of Telluride will tell you that the Ice House is the place to stay while you are visiting. I just wanted to give kudos to the front desk (so sorry I didn't get your name).

Thanks again,
Tom and Sheryl
Durango, CO

Room Tip: Make sure that you walk the river trail that is on the south side of the Ice House.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Aspen, Colorado
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Reviewed 6 April 2013

Basic, but convenient. All the essentials are covered plus a few extras. Nice stereo in our room, two robes, nice balconly, and very clean. I would prefer a softer matress, myself. Free parking included in a secure covered parking garage, or pass for the street if your car is too tall. Standard continental breakfast included. Walking distance to the gondola and the main street of town. We loved the brewpub across the street. Loved using Indoor/outdoor pool, hot tub, and steam room as well; you could tell they were all newly added.

Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2013

Well needless to say... Stay away...

So, what happened you ask? Let me tell you... We find antiquated appliances in our premium priced condo and what do you think happened? Well... the stove didn't work. And what do you think the ownership did about it? They sent a couple of repair men the following day at 4:30 just as we were starting apres ski with family. Two hours later, after tearing apart the kitchen and making a racket disturbing enough to make any cocktail hour miserable regardless of how strong a buzz one might have worked up, they determine they needed a part and tell us it is best to just unplug the stove as whatever work they did caused the stove to begin making a continuous noise. Two days later the part arrives... and guess what time the maintenance man shows up? Yep apres ski, on the dot. This time the repair man didn't bring his help so I had to drop my wine and help him lift, adjust, rotate, hold, and generally be deputized as repair man assistant. Turns out the part was wrong. So for the next hour we had to turn off the music and television and listen to the man talk with his part provider and stove manufacturer to get to the bottom of the part issue. Two hours after he arrived and not a moment before having ruined another apres ski, he left. The stove top still didn't work. We missed out on breakfast and dinner throughout our stay.

So the owner of the hotel came by, and here we thought, well, at least we will get an apology... turns out we shouldn't have held our breath... Not only did he not apologize, but he had the gall to suggest we were unreasonable in complaining about the maintenance interruption that occurred on 2 of the 6 days we stayed at the least possible opportune moment (i.e. during the few hours during the day we were using the living room/kitchen and attempting to enjoy the amenities). Then he did one better and told us the stove worked fine... I'd love to hear him tell that to the maintenance men who after spending five hours working on the stove came to the opposite conclusion.

Never in my life have I been offended by management!

By the way... the hot tub for the hotel was never hot... and the front desk was generally poorly staffed... (nobody was present most of the time)

I've stayed at units in Vail, Breckenridge, Deer Valley, Snowmass, Steamboat, Keystone, and elsewhere in Telluride, and for the money, this is the shabbiest place I've stayed with the poorest management I've come across.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Ice House Lodge
Address: 310 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435
Region: United States > Colorado > Telluride
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Telluride
#5 Family Hotel in Telluride
#5 Romantic Hotel in Telluride
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Ice House Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Intimate 4-story Hotel located in high alpine valley, 2 blocks from town center & 100 yards from Oak Street Ski Lift (1 gondola). ... more   less 
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