Zutlers' Suggestions and Summaries
Telluride, and Telluride Region Properties
The Telluride area has seen a dramatic increase in prices and value over the past several years. As a World Class Resort Destination, it is difficult to beat Telluride for price and accessibility to skiing and the resort lifestyle. Improvements to the airport, the Telluride/Mountain Village Gondola, ski area and lift expansion, the opening of the new Telluride Conference Center, and an increase in the number of lodging units all add to the desirability and viability of owning a home, vacation or investment property in the Telluride area.
TOWN OF TELLURIDE AND TELLURIDE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE
Telluride is a National Historic District and features culture, fine dining, nightlife, fabulous views and access to hiking, biking, jeep touring, skiing and all types of mountain sports activities. Condominiums range from small studios to large luxury.
Mountain Village is designed to be a modern, but rustic resort town. There are terrific views, Ski-In/Ski-Out properties, Golf Course Homes and Lots, secluded parcels and properties in the Village Core. The homes and lots in Mountain Village have been some of the hottest properties in Colorado since the Village was developed in 1987. Lots range in size from 1/4 acre to 35 acres.
Aldasoro Ranch is less than a 10-minute drive from Telluride above the airport. Lots range from 3 to 6 acres. The area has easy paved access, great southern exposure, wonderful views, and mixed meadows and trees.
Last Dollar is just east of the airport and an easy 10-minute drive to town. The lots are smaller, 1/2 to 2 acres. It is one of Telluride's older developed areas.
Sunnyside Ranch is less than a 10-minute drive to Telluride and consists of 35-acre parcels with paved roads and full utilities. Sunnyside is just east of the Aldasoro Ranch.
Sunnyside II was recently subdivided and brought under development.
Ski Ranches lies just past the entrance to Mountain Village off Highway 145. This popular area features paved roads, underground utilities and thick forest. Lots range from 1 to 5 acres. There are typically a number of homes available on the market due to the age of the development.
Elk Run is approximately a 15-minute drive to Telluride and less than 10 minutes to the Mountain Village Core. The entrance to Elk Run is just south of Mountain Village on Highway 145. Lots range in size from 3 to 6 acres, there a total of 30 lots. This is one of Telluride's newer developments and features all underground utilities and paved access.
Raspberry Patch is a 15-minute drive to Telluride, it is located just south of Elk Run. There are a total of seven lots, all larger than ten acres.
The Preserve is on Highway 145, across from Raspberry Patch. There are a total of 13 lots with an average size of 15 acres. The Preserve is less than 5 minutes from the entrance to Mountain Village.
West Meadows is on the west side of Highway 145 South, across from Ski Ranches, and a 10-minute drive to town. The views are wonderful and there is plenty of sun. The parcels range from 10 to just under 40 acres.
ADJACENT MESAS AND RANCHES
Gray Head is approximately 8 miles from both Telluride and Mountain Village. The area consists of 35 acre, and larger parcels. Gray Head is a premiere Telluride location, featuring an equestrian facility with riding, hiking and Nordic Skiing trails, and a Clubhouse/Cabin complete with a library, dining room, and entertainment area. Lot prices begin at $2.75 million.
Wilson Mesa is the closest mesa to Telluride and about a 25-minute drive. The mesa contains some larger parcels and the Wilson Mesa Ranches Subdivision. Land is available in sizes from 3 to 40 acres.
Specie Mesa is west of Wilson Mesa and is approximately a 35-minute drive from town. Land is available from 35 up to 2,000 acres.
Top of the World Ranch is just east of Specie Mesa. Tracts are 35-acres.
Sunshine Mesa lies in the beautiful Ilium Valley. Access is from Highway 145 South via South Fork Road.
Ptarmigan Ranch is west of Telluride and east of Wilson Mesa. There are larger parcels of 40 to 100 acres.
Meadows at Deep Creek are ten minutes from town and just east of the airport. The 15 lots are small, 1-2 acres and have great views of Wilson and the San Sophias.
OUTLYING MESAS AND RANCHES
Little Cone is west of Telluride up Fall Creek Road and consists of 35-acre parcels. The area is more remote but has good access and nice views.
The Pennisula is an area of 35-acre and larger properties approximately a 45-minute drive to Telluride. To reach the Peninsula, travel west on Highway 145 past the Highway 62 turn-off to County Road M-44. Parcels at the Peninsula are 35-acres and larger.
Hastings Mesa and Old Elam Ranch are areas north and west of Telluride off of Highway 62. They are a 25-40 minute drive to Telluride. Parcels range from 5 to 40 acres with some larger parcels available.
San Juan Vista lies south and east of Hastings Mesa and contains smaller lots of 5-10 acres. Roads are in place but owners are responsible for installing utilities.
San Juan Ranches are 35-acre parcels located north of Highway 62 and northeast of Hastings Mesa. Access is seasonal and limited.
Horsefly Mesa is north of Highway 62 and approximately 30 miles, or a 40-45 minute drive to Telluride. Tract sizes start at 35-acres and can be as large as 5,000.
Iron Springs Mesa is just south of Horsefly, the same time and distance from Telluride. These ranch parcels are 40-1,000 acres.
Brown Ranch, McKenzie Springs and Bluffs/Horse Ranches are north of Highway 62 and include parcels from 35-acres to over 100.
PLACERVILLE / SAWPIT and DOWNVALLEY
San Miguel River Valley runs west of Telluride along Highway 145 for 17 miles. Residential building lots up to 5-acre parcels are available with river frontage and canyon side building sites. Prices vary according to size and location. A limited number of commercial properties are also available.
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