The Telluride region is home to many unique developments and condo complexes. There is truly something for everyone.
Aldasoro Ranch is located only a few minutes west of Telluride, off Last Dollar Road. The 1,550-acre Aldasoro area was once a Basque sheep ranch, but in the late 1980s it was transformed into the exclusive, private and tranquil development it is today. Aldasoro Ranch is now home to single-family, high-end custom homes, each of which boasts incredible views of the Wilson mountain range and Mountain Village. The home sites at Aldasoro are between one and six acres; more than 40 homes and homesites occupy the subdivision. Both vacant homes and land are available for sale.
The Brown Homestead units are located just north of the Shell gas station along the Spur Road leading into the Town of Telluride. Brown Homestead is composed mostly of condominiums that are a short walking, driving or biking distance from Telluride.
Brown Homestead’s history dates to 1868, when a young Frank Brown journeyed to the area he would eventually call home. At that time, the asking price for a home site was $15. Much has changed since then, but the area still marks the entry point to the beautiful Town of Telluride.
Eider Creek is located on the far west side of the Spur Road near the Hillside development. Eider Creek offers around 60 condominiums, which range from studios to two bedroom units.
Eider Creek is ideally situated for outdoors lovers: It sits mere steps from a bike path that can take you eastward into Telluride proper, or west toward Lawson Hill. Eider Creek is also a great location from which to access some of the area’s most popular trails. Many units also command picturesque, unobstructed views of Telluride’s beloved Valley Floor.
Elk Run sits off Highway 145, just south of Mountain Village and the Ski Ranches. Only a few homesites are located on Elk Run, and its lots are larger than in some other subdivisions (four to six acres). Originally developed by Ron Allred, Elk Run offers abundant peace and privacy — yet it is only a 10 minute drive from any home site to Telluride Ski Resort.
Gray Head is an 855-acre development west of Aldasoro Ranch at the base of the Mt. Sneffles Wilderness. Just eight miles from the Town of Telluride, the Gray Head development boasts large lot sizes — up to 15 acres — and private amenities that include hiking trails, a winter ice rink, fly fishing, tennis, horseback riding and a cross country trail system. Gray Head also includes a homeowners’ cabin and an equestrian facility. The views of the 14,000-foot Wilson Range will take your breath away.
Hillside represents one of Telluride’s first subdivisions. It is located directly across from the Telluride Valley Floor on the north side of Spur Road. There are about 35 home sites at Hillside, most of which are occupied by Telluride locals year-round. Residents enjoy Hillside’s tennis courts and beautiful views of the valley.
The historic Idarado community can be found east of the Town of Telluride. Idarado is home to 120 acres of land, forming 37 homesites. The architecture of Idarado channels Telluride’s mining history in three neighborhoods: Liberty Bell, Pandora and Bridal Veil. Homesites occupy the shore of the San Miguel River, the hillside overlooking the valley and the historic town of Pandora. With trail systems linking the area to both the Town of Telluride and the breathtaking landmarks of Ingram and Bridal Veil falls, Idarado represents a haven of unspoiled beauty and privacy.
Last Dollar, one of the earliest subdivisions in the Telluride area, can be found just north and east of the Telluride Airport, up Last Dollar Road. Many lots of around one to two acres occupy Last Dollar, a beautiful spot with panoramic views.
The quiet community of Lawson Hill is located between Telluride and Mountain Village at the intersection of Highway 145. Lawson Hill is predominately a community of deed-restricted, single-family houses. Lawson Hill also has a commercial/light industrial section: it’s home to Telluride Brewing, Cindy Bread and Viking Rentals, among other businesses. Developed in the early ‘90s, Lawson Hill is one of the largest affordable housing developments in our region.
The Preserve lies south of the entrance of Mountain Village and the Ski Ranches, across from Highway 145. The Preserve—one of the southernmost developments in the area—is also ultra-exclusive: it has only 12 single-family lots. Lot size averages around 13 acres. Each lot in The Preserve offers boundless privacy and stunning views of the Wilson Range and Sunshine Mesa.
Raspberry Patch is located 2.5 miles south of the entrances to Mountain Village and the Ski Ranches. The Raspberry Patch development is upmarket: There are only a few lots and most offer about 35 acres.
The Telluride Ski Ranches are located south of Mountain Village and can be accessed from two entrances: Fox Farm Road and Vance Creek. The Ski Ranches consist of around 200 lots, many of which have been developed. The Ski Ranches are primarily single-family homes with a lot size of around one to two acres. Properties in the Ski Ranches are wooded, offer equestrian and trail easements, and command beautiful views of the Wilson Range and San Sophia.
The gated development of Sunnyside Ranch is located just east of Aldasoro Ranch. Sunnyside Ranch offers larger ranch-like parcels of land in a gated community. The lots are 35 acres and larger, and they open onto magnificent views to the south, east and west. National Forest land borders the north side of Sunnyside Ranch.
Sunset Ridge is found on the north side of the Spur Road between Eider Creek and Hillside. Sunset Ridge has 22 single-family home sites along the hillside, and residents enjoy its close proximity to Telluride.
West Meadows is located south of the entrance to Mountain Village on the west side of Highway 145. West Meadows, originally called Skyfield Ranch, has around fifteen lots, all of which are large (over 30 acres). West Meadows arguably boasts the best views of the Wilson Mountain Range.