The Hotel Telluride will be bringing the heavens and the 2017 total solar eclipse event (taking place in August 21, 2017) a little closer this summer.
The “Summits & Stars” package includes a private stargazing adventure led by Tara Butson, a guide and instructor at Telluride-based San Juan Outdoor Adventures, a fully insured USDA Forest Service permitted outfitter, as well as a thermos filled with choice of tea, coffee or hot chocolate, private transfer to/from the hotel and Lizard Head Pass where guests will be guided on a short hike to the remote star gazing areas, and daily breakfast.
The guide, Butson, has a background in natural sciences and interpretation along with technical guiding, in addition to teaching survival skills, one of being celestial navigation. The 'Summits & Stars' package is available until September 13, and starts from $1,178 (based on double occupancy). Weather conditions and blackout dates apply.
The 59-room luxury boutique, which has the feel of a Rocky Mountain lodge combined with a European chalet-style hotel, is located in the heart of Telluride, in southwest Colorado. Far from bright city lights, Hotel Telluride sits among the highest concentration of 13,000- and 14,000-foot peaks in North America.
The Telluride area offers an array of secluded perches from which to admire celestial views and search for constellations free from light pollution and The Hotel Telluride, tucked in the town of Telluride, is an ideal base camp from which to explore.