Quaint and convenient lodge in Telluride by the San Miguel river!
Bedding: Queen bed and twin sleeper sofa.
Access the Manitou Lodge by crossing the San Miguel river over the bridge starting on S. Fir Street. This hotel room is located on the 2nd floor.
The room consists of 2 levels. As you walk in you have a small room with a twin sleeper sofa, mini-fridge, balcony and a private bath with a shower only. The loft is accessed via a small stair case and has a queen bed and TV.
All 11 rooms at the Manitou Lodge have iron and ironing board, hairdryer and robes. The Manitou Lodge has a common hot tub, designated ski lockers..., common kitchen and TV room as well as a patio facing the river on the ground floor. The lodge is conveniently located right in Telluride by the San Miguel river, just 2 short blocks to lift 8 and the free gondola, Main Street and Town Park. Parking is on a first-come-first-serve basis on S. Fir Street - Display the 'W' parking permit on the dash of your car while parked on the south end of Fir St. Continental breakfast served daily 7 - 10 am during winter and summer seasons. *This room does sleep up to 3 guests, however our recommended occupancy is 2, due to space capacity in the sitting area*
Left on 03/03/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | snowboardergirl
We really liked this cute little place. It is quite small (maybe too small for some, but perfect for us) and very clean and cozy. It was the perfect place for us to get married and spend our little honeymoon. We loved the little balcony and how it was right above the river. Would love to come back in the summer and lounge out there.
The only 'cons' I think other people might see are that the toilets are low flow, the sink is very little with a tiny little faucet. But that is nothing to us.
It is such a great location! It's only a couple blocks from the gondola! A couple blocks from Smuggler's brewpub too:) So easy to walk everywhere. The lady who greeted us in the kitchen was very kind! She surprised us with a bottle of wine when she found out we were getting married.:) The hot tub was nice as well and it was really cool when it was snowing and coming in through the opening in the ceiling:) Telluride is so much fun! Would love to come back and stay there again!:) Read more
Response from Telluride Alpine Lodging - 03/03/2014
So glad you enjoyed your stay during your very special time with us. We enjoyed having you and do hope we see you again real soon. Congratulations again!
Lake Jackson, TX
Left on 02/22/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | Chief
Loved being able to walk to the lifts and the easy access to businesses in this neat little town. Not a big fan of the loft layout of the room but it worked out okay. The gatherings for breakfast in the morning always had some interesting conversations going on among the guests. For the money, it is hard to beat. Read more
Response from Telluride Alpine Lodging - 02/25/2014
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Manitou Lodge. Please come back and see us on your next visit to Telluride!
Left on 02/05/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | BlackCloud
Small, but comfy. Good enough for two skiers. Three, maybe...four a tight fit. Continental breakfast was very nice. Parking is a bit sketchy as it isn't on-site. You get a permit to park on the street which may be 3 blocks away (or right in front of lucky). 200 yard walk to the gondola. I would stay there again! Read more
Response from Telluride Alpine Lodging - 02/12/2014
We appreciate your kind review and hope to see you back again soon at the Manitou Lodge!
Love the Manitou Lodge!!
Left on 02/03/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | riverswine
We have stayed at the Manitou every time we have been in Telluride. Wouldn't think of going anywhere else! It is a wonderful, family friendly lodge, with everything we enjoy in a spectacular location right next to the river and gondola. Comfortable, well-appointed, great hot tub and common area, yummy breakfast, everything we need for a memorable stay, every time! We come in the summertime too for beautiful hiking. Love the warm friendly atmosphere, feels like home! Read more
Response from Telluride Alpine Lodging - 02/03/2014
Thank you for your kind review and so glad you choose the Manitou Lodge for your visits to Tellluride!
Left on 08/29/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Durango N
I have stayed at the Manitou Lodge in the past and enjoyed the stay, but this time was different. If you read the description from the manager, at the bottom it lists the room as "967 sq ft". That is very far from the truth. This room is closer to 300sq ft, and that is a major discrepancy. Had I known that this room is less than half the size (and the same price) as the room I stayed in previously, I would have stayed elsewhere. Besides the misrepresentation of the room size, we had no other issues. The Manitou Lodge is clean and the management team is friendly. Read more
Response from Telluride Alpine Lodging - 09/25/2013
We love our repeat guests and look forward to your next visit.
Terry and Pam
A bit squeezed but hosts and Telluride great
Left on 07/03/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Terry and Pam
My wife and I found this room a bit small for the two of us considering the costs. The photo was somewhat misleading to me when I booked. Since I've had such great times at the Manitou in the past, I have to say this room was a disappointment. That said, Heather was gracious as always and made us feel very welcomed. And, since we came to hike and not spend all that much time in the room we had a great Telluride experience.
One other thing. Some joker turned the deck light on at 1130p. One light was directly under the room and woke us both up since it was so bright. I had to get up and find the chain switch to turn the light off. Not a good night. But not management's fault. Just a rude person.
Vero Beach, Florida
Left on 06/26/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Rody Johnson
The Manitou is wonderful. It's convenient location next to a stream as well as close to main street is a plus. Heather was particularly helpful moving us into a spacious room. I would suggest not arriving in the evening when there is no attendant present.
Vero Beach, Florida
Not quite what I expected
Left on 03/20/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | RW
The location was super, but the room was a good bit smaller than I expected. There were few places to sit or hang things. I was not satisfied with the parking arrangements. Because of problems with our flight, we got there very late and had difficulty finding Manitou. I did get a peek into some larger rooms that were much more spacious than mine. Read more
Response from Telluride Alpine Lodging - 03/26/2013
Thank you for your review and we are sorry for the difficulty in finding the Manitou since your flight was delayed. In the prearrival email we send to guests we try to give them all information and contact information needed for regular and late arrivals. As you mentoned, rooms 8-11 are smaller (you were in 10) with a queen bed in a loft and a single pullout futon. You might find Rooms 4, 5, 6 and 7 more to your liking. Parking can be challenging during ski season and coming in late does not help. However, we try to accommodate our guests if we know they are coming in late in every way possible.
Pat & Mike
Left on 10/05/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Pat & Mike
We enjoyed our stay at the Manitou Lodge. Walking distance to everything Telluride! Friendly staff! Hot Tub was welcome after a day of hiking. Yummy Breakfast. and free access to the dining/kitchen area. Read more
Response from Telluride Alpine Lodging - 10/11/2012
Thank you for taking the time to tell us your experience at the Manitou Lodge. The hot tub, being an old red wood hot tub is nicely maintained by a local company, San Miguel Building & Spa. We are currently getting a new roof which should make it even nicer.
Please come back when you can.
Left on 08/08/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Heat Escapers
Room was smaller that what we thought it would be, but was fine because we didn't spend that much time in it. Location was great south center of town right on the river. Great place to sit on deck and read a book. Close to gondola, restaurants and shopping. Read more
Response from Telluride Alpine Lodging - 08/12/2012
It is true that Rooms 8-11 are very cozy rooms. They sleep 3 people at the most with a queen bed in a small loft and a single sleeper couch on the main level. They are perfect for active, sports minded guests. We thank you for your review.
Cozy - perfect for a ski trip
Left on 07/06/2012 for a stay in January 2012 | Mtn girl
Cute affordable place in downtown Telluride. Simple, but nice and clean. Read more
Response from Telluride Alpine Lodging - 07/11/2012
We are glad you found us. Thank you for your review.
Cute little room with a beautiful view!
Left on 09/05/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Liv
This place was exactly what we needed. Its simple and small. It has a beautiful view right on the river. It was very clean and the breakfast was nice. Since we stayed in the summertime we opened windows and there was a nice breeze thru the room. It cooled off nicely. I would suggest this room in the summertime. The only complaint is that the sink is in the living area instead of the bathroom area and it is low and very small. Its frustrating to use. The bed was super comfortable! Read more
Response from Telluride Alpine Lodging - 09/08/2011
We thank you for your kind review. It is true that the sinks in Manitou B&B units 8-11 are configured in the rooms this way due to compact layout. Units 1-7 are configured differently offering a little more space for more guests in these units. You can view these rooms online at www.telluride.com
Unique Comfortable Stay
Left on 07/30/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Colleen
Interesting set up. Very clean, comfortable bed/pillows, easy check in/out, free parking. Overlooked the river and right next to walking path. I would recommend this hotel. Read more
Response from Telluride Alpine Lodging - 08/05/2011
Thank you for your review. We will look into these matters concerning the bed cover for certain. The dedicated parking for the Manitou B&B and Manitou Riverhouse condos can sometimes be full and at those times, if you let us know we can accommodate your parking very close by. We are truly sorry for these items to come up, but do appreciate your feedback.
Nice location near lift but not a great value
Left on 03/02/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | Duke
House manager was excellent; friendly and accomodating. Big help with parking situation.
We thank you for your review and while we do have cozy units in Manitou, we also offer more spacious units such as #4 and #7. Here in Telluride we like to refer to room layout as "eclectic" and indeed they are unique!
Left on 02/16/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | Hawkeyes
10th time we have stayed and will come back. Great location. Great breakfast. Comfortable rooms. Very easy to make rerservations. Read more
Response from Telluride Alpine Lodging - 02/17/2011
Thanks very much for your review. We do appreciate your input.
Peaceful, private, comfy retreat
Left on 10/20/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | Happy Traveler
Very peaceful private retreat at the end of our two week vacation. The setting beside the creek with lovely fall colors was great. The common area was cozy and would have been perfect to have a fire in the evening. Breakfast was good and other guests and host was relaxing and friendly. Read more
Response from Telluride Alpine Lodging - 10/22/2010
Manitou is a great way to start or end a vacation. We agree about the fire. It would make this wonderful Bed and Breakfast perfect. Please do come back anytime.
The Sleep Sofa
Left on 10/14/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | Susan
The photos should show this unit with the sleep sofa unfolded. When the sofa is unfolded, it is completely against the stairwell. If you have two people sleeping upstairs and two downstairs on the sleep sofa, the only one who can go to the bathroom without waking others is the person sleeping next to the bathroom on the sleep sofa. For four women over 50, this makes this unit a bad place to get a good night's sleep. In this particular unit, the problem was compounded by the fact that the sleep sofa was damaged; if you tried to crawl across the end to go to the bathroom, you would fall through it.
On the positive side, the bathroom had been remodeled very nicely and the common breakfast/lounge area was wonderful. Breakfast was served promptly and was more than adequate for our needs.
Telluride alpine Lodging did respond to our complaints after several calls and emails. We were promised a refund of half the price; we received $12.68 less than the refund we were promised. Read more
Response from Telluride Alpine Lodging - 10/22/2010
Truly Manitou has many nice things about it and are glad you enjoyed them. We are addressing the sleeper sofas in the Inn and appreciate your concern about this.
Thanks for taking the time to share.
Telluride Photo Festival
Left on 09/29/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | j
I came to Telluride for my first time and stayed at the Blue Mesa Lodge in the Village. The process to check in was a little confusing but they provided a phone number if I needed help. I arrived at 8pm and was apprehensive that I was going to be sleeping in my car when I couldnt find my key. I called the number and talked to a local person who said I was in the wrong check in location. She said she would meet me at the correct location. I meet her there and we discovered that I had messed up my reservation and was a day early. She took care of it and got me a room for the same price. The next day I went and checked in to the room I had reserved.
I was surprised to find out parking was an additional $20 per day. I was not happy about that being left out of the details. I did find free parking at the end of a gondola and bus trip.
Convenient, but tight quarters.
Left on 02/25/2010 for a stay in February 2010 | mountainlover
My husband and I have been coming to Telluride since the early 80s, but
find it increasingly challenging to find lodging that is reasonably priced. Our
location was as inexpensive as we could find, yet still pricey. We loved the
location, but the room was so small, that we had to walk across the fold-
out couch to get to the bathroom. Others had, too, as the springs were
broken from this approach...We loved the queen mattress upstairs, and the
flat-screen TV, but it would have been nice to have a coffee maker or
hairdryer. The floor space was so limited that we were challenged to find a
place to put suitcases or hang ski coats...It would be one thing if we were
paying $100/night, or even $120, but $176 was overpriced, but then that's
what we've experienced with Telluride. My husband is a physician, but we
can hardly afford to stay there...
However, the breakfasts were nice, and it was wonderful to have a parking
space in town.
Lastly, my boys indicated that the hot tub was pretty scummy... Read more
Response from Telluride Alpine Lodging - 02/25/2010
Thank you for reviewing your stay at the Manitou Bed & Breakfast. We appreciate your comments and suggestions. Manitou B&B is setup as a smaller, hotel facility (best for 2 or 3 people) and not a large spacious condo for 5 people as you had on your reservation. Next time you visit, we can look into a larger condo instead of a hotel property to accommodate your entire party. Thank you for your comments and we look forward to having you back in Telluride soon!
Rustic Bed and Breakfast
Left on 02/11/2010 for a stay in January 2010 | JennD
I thought the room was fine for the price. It was layed out a little strange with the toilet and sink in two separate rooms. Continental breakfast was ok. The only problem I had was that the room was not serviced by housekeeping everyday. Read more
Response from Telluride Alpine Lodging - 02/16/2010
Thanks for reviewing your recent stay at the Manitou. We're glad you enjoyed the great price and location. Most B&B layouts have the toilet and sink seperate to help space the room out and enable both guests to use either facility at the same time. Housekeeping is serviced everyother day and arrangements can be set up for daily service, if needed. We look forward to having you back in Telluride soon!
Clean, but disappointing.
Left on 02/03/2010 for a stay in January 2010 | Ski bum
The unit was very clean, but the exhaust fans in that builfing are unbelievabley loud. The toilet also had several problems flushing properly. Also the TV remote did not work either. That will probably be our last staty at the Manitou. Read more
Response from Telluride Alpine Lodging - 02/16/2010
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Manitou Lodge. I have forwarded your comments to our staff so we can help elminate these problems in the future. We're you able to contact our Guest Services staff regarding the toilet and remote? We have regular maintenance workers who could have fixed those problems within the hour. We look forward to having you back in Telluride soon and if the Manitou isn't for you, check out our hundreds of other hotels and condos!
Nice Unit - Crappy Customer Service
Left on 01/22/2010 for a stay in January 2010 | Sarah
The unit was small, but clean and comfortable. Also, the price was right - $99 for the middle os ski season. The registration process was a chore. Finding parking by their office was complicated. I had lost my purse earlier in the day and could not provide the credit card I used to fully pay for the room in advance. The staff had little sympathy and I nearly had to beg them to let me stay in the room - a room that had been paid for in full. I needed to check out about 6:00 am and the staff was snotty about that, too.
I would stay there again, but would hope for a much nicer and more understanding staff. Read more
Response from Telluride Alpine Lodging - 01/26/2010
Thank you for reviewing your stay at the Manitou Lodge. We're glad you enjoyed the great price and convenient location. We always have to confirm your reservation with a valid ID or credit card for security purposes. Check out time is 10:00am but you're more than welcome to check out early if you would like. We're sorry you lost your purse and hope you were able to track it down. We look forward to having you back in Telluride soon!
Left on 01/13/2010 for a stay in December 2009 | jbord37
Manitou was great all around. Great service, great
breakfast, and very friendly staff. Met lots of
really cool people just talking over breakfast, and
the view/ hot tub is incredible. Right by the river
and an easy walk/ ski to the gondola or 2 chair
lifts, this place is hard to beat. Read more
Response from Telluride Alpine Lodging - 01/13/2010
Thank you for reviewing your stay at the Manitou! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back in Telluride soon!
Christmas in Telluride
Left on 01/06/2010 for a stay in December 2009 | Julie B
Our experience was great from start to finish. The Manitou B&B was perfectly located and Jan was a great hostess. Our room was clean and the bed was super comfortable. One recommendation, maybe some sort of very small closet or hanging system. The hooks worked but we needed just a little more closet space.
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Manitou Lodge. We're glad you enjoyed the great location and friendly manager, Jan. Thank you for the recommendation, I think it would be a great idea to put a hanging system to help with with gear and clothes. Thank you and we look forward to having you back in Telluride soon!
Salt Lake City
Smaller then expected, but would stay again.
Left on 02/11/2009 for a stay in February 2009 | visitor
The location is the best aspect of this B&B. I dont remember being notified of the fact that I had to stop by an Alpine Lodging office to pick up the keys and parking passes, so I had a bit of a run-around when arriving into town. Once I got into the room I was a bit disappointed of the room size. It was very tight with not much space for luggage and no table of any kind. The only other negative thing that I need to address is the fact that the walls are soooo thin! At 2am our neighbors came home and we could hear every word...and they were not even being that loud. Be aware that everything you say can be heard through the walls! I enjoyed our stay overall. Being able to hop out and walk into town or get on the gondola in minutes was great! Breakfast was minimal but ok. I'd recommend going for one of the bigger rooms if you can afford it. Read more
Response from Telluride Alpine Lodging - 02/16/2009
Thank you for your response. We will try and get some luggage racks in this unit so there is more storage for personal items.
Jeff from Virginia
Good basic room
Left on 01/08/2009 for a stay in December 2008 | Jeff from Virginia
I've stayed in this room twice. It is a small room, even for just one person and storage space is a bit tight. But it is comfortable, efficient, clean, has a nice hot shower, and is close to everything in town, including the Gondola. Breakfast is served at 7:30 every morning, again nothing fancy, but always sufficient to get the day started in Telluride. I'll have no trouble either recommending this room, or staying in it again myself. Read more
Response from Telluride Alpine Lodging - 02/16/2009
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