The Luxury Best known as a winter ski destination, Telluride attracts the active crowd in summer, too, with activities like hiking, rock climbing, and horseback riding. The 95-room Capella Telluride serves as an excellent base for outdoor pursuits, providing plush amenities for tired bodies like pillow-top mattresses and marble bathrooms with soaking tubs. When youve had your fill of nature for the day, indulge in the Alpine-inspired spa, dine on locally-sourced dishes at the Onyx Restaurant, or sample a local microbrew at the Suede Bar.
The Value For travel through October 16, Shermans Travel readers who book a three-night stay receive a reduced rate of $220/night ($75 off standard summer rates), a beer tasting for two (regularly $8/person), and half-day mountain bike rentals for two (normally $40/person). The savings and perks combine for a terrific value of over $320. Book by July 31 to secure these great rates and extras.
The Catch There are far fewer flights to Telluride Airport and nearby Montrose Airport in the summer months.
The Details 877-247-6688; capellatelluride.com (mention Shermans Travel)
From the Summer 2010 issue of Shermans Travel magazine.