Montana Placer Inn

$129 for a Two-Night Stay at the Montana Placer Inn in Telluride, CO (Up to $238 Value)

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Mountain Hotel Adjacent to Telluride Ski Area

Legend has it that the name Telluride is a contraction of "to hell you ride," a sendoff called out to prospectors as they headed into the San Juan Mountains in search of silver and gold. It's far more likely that the town was named after nearby deposits of tellurium, an element used in metal alloys—but before the advent of modern highways, the white-knuckle mountain passes leading into Telluride could indeed be hellish. Though it's much easier to access these days, the onetime mining boomtown retains its frontier spirit, particularly in the nationally recognized historic district. Montana Placer Inn stands just one block from downtown and not far from what has become the area's main draw—the ski slopes.

The inn's four guest rooms feature king-size beds, private baths, and gas fireplaces. There are also two spacious one-bedroom condos, each of which comes equipped with a hot tub big enough for six people or two elk on a romantic getaway.

Steps away from Montana Placer Inn, a free gondola connects Telluride to Mountain Village, the location of the Telluride Ski Resort, which stays open for skiing until April 8. The mountain boasts 1,700 skiable acres of groomed trails and terrain parks. Popular runs include the mogul-strewn Plunge for experts, and, for novices, the scenic, 4.5-mile Galloping Goose.

Telluride, Colorado: Historical Boomtown Known for Off-Road Trails and Summer Festivals

Telluride is located in a box canyon within the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado. After the discovery of silver, gold, zinc, and lead along the San Miguel River, what started out as a hardscrabble mining camp blossomed into a boomtown. Today, the Telluride Historic District is preserved as a National Historic Landmark. According to local legend, Butch Cassidy and his Wild Bunch launched their bank-robbing careers at Telluride’s San Miguel National Bank in 1889.

After the ski resorts close mid-spring, Telluride becomes a base camp for hiking and off-roading excursions. Many mining roads throughout Colorado high country double as trails for SUVs. One rugged pathway, the 5-mile Tomboy Road, leads to a once-thriving mining outpost that's now a ghost town inhabited by tumbleweeds and Scooby-Doo villains. Come summertime, Telluride plays host to several annual festivals, including jazz, film, wine, and photo events.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

  • $129 for a two-night stay for up to three

Book by: 8/31/12
Travel by: 8/31/12

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Access to Telluride ski area
  • Gas fireplaces
  • Full kitchens in select condos
  • WiFi
  • Six-person hot tub

The Fine Print

  • Must complete travel by 8/31/12
  • Not valid 6/20-6/24
  • Limit 5 per person, may buy 5 more as gifts
  • Limit 5 per visit
  • Cancellation must be made in writing
  • Cancellations placed within 48 hours of reserving incur no charge; after this 48-hour period, cancellations 45 days or more in advance incur a $100 fee per bedroom up to the Groupon price, and cancellations less than 45 days in advance incur a fee up to the Groupon price
  • Must be 25 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • 20.5% tax not included
  • Valid only for rooms 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.

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How to Book

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Room Details

In All Included Rooms

  • Gas fireplaces
  • WiFi

Montana Placer Inns 2, 3, 4, and 5

  • One king-size or queen-size bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
  • Private baths

Montana Placer Inn 6

  • King-size bed and twin sleeper sofa
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: no charge

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 10 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: guests can upgrade to Montana Placer Inn 1 for $49 per night.

What It's Worth

  • $129 for a two-night stay for up to three (up to a $238 value)

Getting There

  • By plane: 6 miles from Telluride Regional Airport (TEX); 70 miles from Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ)
  • By car: about 295 miles southwest of Colorado Springs

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