TELLURIDE’S MADELINE HOTEL HAS A BRAND-NEW LOOK.
The common spaces at Telluride’s Madeline Hotel & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection have been reimagined, including The Great Room, which invites guests to linger in comfy seating nooks. PHOTO COURTESY OF AUBERGE RESORTS COLLECTION
AS YOU WALK THROUGH THE REIMAGINED SOCIAL SPACES at Madeline Hotel & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection (aubergeresorts.com), you might stop to sip from the hydration station, where clear urns of water—one infused with chlorophyll, one with locally mined quartz and one with binchotan charcoal—promise healing energy and alleviation from the effects of altitude. Handhewn beams, reclaimed wood, selenite crystal, sheepskin throws and plaster relief murals inspired by the topography of the Uncompahgre range combine to create a modern take on what an ultraluxury mountain lodge should be.
The Timber Room is an indoor-outdoor bar and lounge for upscale après. PHOTO COURTESY OF AUBERGE RESORTS COLLECTION
Madeline’s 2021 renovation included a refreshed lobby, a vibrant indoor-outdoor bar and lounge, and a new boutique stocked with hammered copper barrel mugs from LunAzul and must-have home goods and jewelry curated by Denver’s Sacred Thistle.
Miami-based interior design team Rose Ink Workshop led Madeline’s redesign, finding inspiration in Swiss chalet style and classic alpine decor melded with rustic and modern elements that create a chic yet approachable atmosphere. Working with over 30 collaborators and artisans, from sculptors to millworkers, Rose Ink took care to weave in the local sensibility of Telluride’s mountain heritage. Case in point: Behind the blackened steel and Pietra marble reception desk, you’ll find a nostalgic display of vintage wooden skis.
The hydration station is set in an arched millwork cabinet. PHOTO COURTESY OF AUBERGE RESORTS COLLECTION
The common spaces invite guests to gather and mingle, perhaps over backgammon or mancala in The Great Room. The Timber Room, the perfect spot for sophisticated grown-up après, features a double-sided fireplace, cozy booths and an ornate bar fashioned from oak, walnut and limestone. Outside, guests can tuck under sheepskin blankets next to the fire pit for cocktails with house-infused bourbon and blue spruce syrup with shareable “graze” plates like the Timber Room’s signature baked potato with creme fraiche and caviar.
“We’re thrilled to welcome guests, homeowners and neighbors to our revitalized resort with its modern approach to luxury mountain living,” says Madeline General Manager Bryan Woody, who wears a felt fedora from the Montana Territory Hat Company as he greets guests. He’ll gladly show you his hat’s custom design work—a view of the Wilson Peak skyline and the coordinates of his nearby ranch embossed under the brim. “This renovation solidifies Madeline’s position as one of the top mountain resorts in the world.”
Madeline’s reception desk blends vintage with modern. PHOTO COURTESY OF AUBERGE RESORTS COLLECTION
Madeline considers the hotel a modern base camp, and its concierges are called “adventure guides,” Woody says. They also sport the custom hats, though theirs have “9545” stamped inside, a nod to the hotel’s elevation. The adventure guides will help you organize an ice-climbing trip in winter or arrange a foraging excursion with the hotel’s executive chef in summer. And if it’s a total mind and body makeover you’re after, this summer, Madeline hosts RESET (resettelluride.com), an ultraluxury wellness retreat featuring a week of daily treks, restorative massages, holistic therapies and clean eating.
Madeline also collaborated with Olympian Gus Kenworthy, Telluride’s hometown hero, on its Recovery Ski Lounge, offering a range of cutting-edge postworkout therapies like Hyperice and Hypervolt. After a day of outdoor pursuits, here you can cool down to a playlist curated by Kenworthy.
Before you head home, stop by the boutique to pick up a handcrafted Montana Territory hat of your very own.