Top 10 Things to Do in Telluride under $15


  1. Ride the Gondola – scenic and gravity defying, our public transportation is like a gentle amusement ride.  With 360 degree views of breathtaking scenery, the 13 minute commute from downtown Telluride takes you to European inspired Mountain Village.  Cost: FREE  Intersection of W. San Juan Ave and S. Oak Street

  1. Eat at Tacos del Gnar – with a sister restaurant in Ridgeway, grab yourself a Drippy Mitch or Yard Bird taco, or shell out $10.50 (plus tax) for the Gnar Taco Dinner: pick any two tacos with cheese tots and kool beans. 
    123 S. Oak Street 970.728.7938

  1. Visit the Free Box.  The cubbyhole of Goodwills, find some of the most fantastic treasures in Telluride’s 24/7 swap meet.  Clothes, books, gadgets and household items. Cost: FREE 121 N. Pine Street

  1. Tour the Telluride Historical Museum. Museum associated with the Smithsonian with 10 themed rooms of exhibits dedicated to the area’s history & culture. $7 General Admission, $5 Students (6-17), $5 Seniors (65 and older), Free for Museum members and children 5 and under
    Free admission for active military personnel 201 W. Gregory Avenue 970.728.3344

  1. Stop by a live broadcast at KOTO.  Since 1975 KOTO has provided the Telluride region with high-quality, commercial-free, non-underwritten community radio.  Their mission is to inform, educate & entertain while reflecting the needs, desires & diversity of our community.  Cost: FREE w pre-arrival phone call. 207 N. Pine Street 970-728-4333

  1. Grab a snack at Cornerhouse – set in a historic house, this bar and grill has regular bar fare & a few Mexican dishes.  Although it is a sports bar, children are welcome.  Tables outside to enjoy the views, drink deals and a nightly specials menu.  Cost: $5 pitchers of PBR & Miller High Life, all menu items under $15.  Nightly Specials: Burger Night Monday, Taco & Tequila Tuesday, Whiskey Wednesday, Thursday is ½ off Ladies Day + Night/ ½ off Wing Night, Friday Burger Night, Saturday + Sunday Football Special, House Bloody Mary’s & signature Mimosas. 131 N. Fir Street 970.728.6207

  1. Visit Town Park – a scenic gathering place with camping & sports facilities plus a pool, playground & ice skating. Cost: Heated Pool – Adults $6, Seniors (59 and up) $3, Child (4-17) $3, Infant/Toddler (3 and under with paid adult) FREE, FREE Skateboarding & Sledding
    Items that can be checked out: Horseshoes, Basketballs, Fishing rods/tackle, Footballs, Frisbees, Soccer balls, Softballs/bats, Tennis racquets and balls, Volleyballs. 
    Reservations required: Tennis/Pickleball, Disc Golf, Indoor Ice Rink
    500 E. Colorado Avenue 970.728.2173

  1. Sample a Floradora Saloon blue plate bar special – serving fresh local food, Florie and Charlie Kane opened the Floradora Saloon in October 1973. In 2005 Florie and Charlie’s middle son, Roscoe, joined the business as the chef!
    Cost: $8 Hot Wings (6), $9 Squash Fries, $10 Duck Egg Rolls, Jalapeno Poppers, Baked Mac n’ Cheese, $12 Short Rib Poutine, $13 Honey Baked Brie, $15 Mahi Fish Tacos
    103 W. Colorado Avenue 970.728.8884

  1. Check out Esperanza’s Happy Hour – A surrogate mother to us all, Esperanza makes the best Margarita in town.  Happy Hour is ½ off Apps and Margs, chips, cabbage & salsa included.
    226 W. Colorado Avenue 970.728.8399

  1. Tasting Tour at Telluride Distilling Company. Vodka, Schnapps, Whiskey. Feel free to stop by during open tasting room hours and grab a taster and talk about any of the available products.  One of the knowledgeable bartenders would be happy to give you a rundown of how the spirits are made & the "science and engineering" behind the distillery. Advanced scheduling required for large groups or private parties.  567 Mountain Village Boulevard Suite 106B 970.728.2910

  1. *BONUS – Visit The Last Dollar Saloon for one more… with 119 years of service and a newly opened Rooftop bar & patio, this local watering hole is in the exact center of town and lovingly referred to by locals as “the Buck”.  Open any day starting a 2 PM, they have Telluride’s largest beer selection +/-60 Domestic, Imported, Local, Regional, Craft, Limited Edition and Seasonal offerings.  A fun cocktail menu and a nice wine list also available.  100 E. Colorado Avenue 970.728.4800

Q2 2019 Telluride Real Estate Market Stats in, a Promising Q3 on the Horizon

Thus far in 2019 there has been an even split of condominium sales in Telluride and Mountain Village
with 30 sales in each. Similarly, there have been six Telluride Single Family Home sales versus five
Mountain Village Single Family Home sales. The average sales price of single-family homes and
condos in Telluride are lower than that of Mountain Village, however, price per square foot of single-family
homes and condos is higher in Telluride than Mountain Village.

Year to date, the average price of a single-family home in Telluride is $2,129,833 compared to
$2,732,000 in Mountain Village. Average price per square foot in Town is $966.99, compared to
$576.25 in Mountain Village. Average price for condos in the Town of Telluride is $1,084,001 at
$880.64 per square foot and $1,346,950 in the Town of Mountain Village at $642.83 per square foot.

Overall the dollar amount of sales has gone down 14% from last year at this time, from 225 sales at
$218.8M in 2018 to 205 sales at $187.2M in 2019. The number of sales has gone down 9%.  It is noted
that there were less showings the Winter of 2018 due to record snowfall and visitors and locals alike
enjoying the mountain.

In the past 5 years we have seen a surge in sales in May, however this year there was a 9% decline in
number of sales and a 16% decline in dollar amount compared to May 2018. However, TREC brought
in the record high for the month, co-listing and selling Lorian’s 111 San Joaquin Road 5 for $2,886,500.

The largest sale in April was Eagle’s View Reserve Condo Unit 4, a Mountain Village Condo that sold
for $1.65M. June’s largest sale was 210 Wilson Peak Drive in Mountain Village, selling for $4.68M.
It is anticipated that the market will pick back up during the summer months as record breaking
snowfall and a promising start to Q3 provide an optimistic outlook for area real estate.


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Telluride Association of Realtors (TAR) Awards Four TREC Brokers

At their annual awards dinner earlier this month, Telluride Association of REALTORS (TAR) inaugurated Telluride Real Estate Corp's Pam Guillory as their 2019-2020 President. Guillory has been on the TAR board since 2009, serving under 10 past presidents. 

Guillory honored others at her installation celebration, recognizing TREC's Steve Catsman & TD Smith, as well as Dirk de Pagter, Sally Puff Courtney and Dan Shaw for their “contribution of 40-plus years of paving the way for Telluride to become one of the most unique destination resorts in North America,” Guillory said. Coining it the Legacy Legend Award, Guillory added, "I came to appreciate their input and endless experience and recognize how they helped carve this town into what it is today,” 

Another annual honor was given to TREC's Kiplynn Smith, for the First Time Homebuyers Assistance Fund representative. 

2018 Realtor of the Year Award winner, TREC's Chris Sommers stated, "The Telluride Association of Realtors has been a cornerstone of this community and continues its ongoing commitment to affordable housing, property rights, volunteerism and community involvement. We strive to always improve our professionalism, education, public relations and community outreach for the Telluride region." 

Guillory was the recipient of the 2018 Community Realtor of the Year Award. An avid volunteer, Guillory is involved in several organizations including the Telluride AIDS Benefit, TAR Senior Luncheons, Angel Baskets, and TAR's Board of Directors as Education Chair. 

TREC is proud of its brokers who serve as leaders in our real estate community.


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Ragland's Ranch sells for $15.9M in Telluride, CO, second only to Tom Cruise Mansion

Ragland’s Ranch Sells for $15.9M

Listing Broker Peter Loomis @ Ragland's 

The Telluride region real estate market soared in 2020, selling $1.16 billion dollars, and the first quarter of 2021 is stacking up by closing out with the largest dollar volume on record at $287M. With strong sales in Telluride, Mountain Village and surrounding San Miguel County, people are seeking open spaces and remote living more than ever.

Two of the most expensive residential properties ever sold in the Telluride area occurred in the last 10 days. Tom Cruise’s Aldasoro property closed on May 14th for $39.5M. 10 days later Ragland’s Ranch closed on May 24th for $15.9M.

According to TD Smith, managing broker for Telluride Real Estate Corp, “historically speaking, other than Tom Cruise’s property that just sold for 39 million, Ragland’s Ranch is the biggest residential sale in the Telluride area.”

The Ragland’s property is located on the east side of Trout Lake with a private valley and a river running through it. The views are rugged and dramatic in a National Park Like setting. The 153 acres is surrounded by Forest Service land and 13,000-foot peaks. There’s a one-mile driveway, an 8,000 square foot log home, barn and greenhouse. Larry & Colleen Ragland bought the land in 1982, finished building the home in 1984 and have enjoyed it ever since. Larry Ragland is a five-time winner of the Baja 1000. This is the first time it has been sold since the improvements were made 37 years ago.

Peter Loomis, the listing broker with Christie’s International Real Estate, commented, “I’m grateful for the opportunity to represent such a magnificent property. It’s the quintessential mountain property and a rare find, even for the Telluride Region.”

Many movies have been filmed on the property with scenes showing the epic mountain backdrop. Recent films include the Hateful Eight (directed by Quentin Tarantino), The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (directed by the Coen Brothers) and others.

If the local real estate market continues with the summer season ahead, the area may surpass last year’s record breaking numbers.