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Visiting Telluride during the fall is one of the most beautiful places you will ever visit, and we can’t wait for you to experience all that these majestic mountains have to offer. Whether you are a car owner, vendor, volunteer, sponsor or festival attendee, let our lodging partners find the lodging option that will work best for you! Follow the links below for all lodging booking options!
Parking

The Town of Telluride and Telluride Mountain Village are small communities with limited parking accommodations. The Telluride Autumn Classic team has worked diligently to make sure all vehicles are accommodated. Information about additional parking for participating car owners bringing trailers or car haulers will be provided in the confirmation packet once tickets are purchased.

Please note that most lodging options will not be able to accommodate any trailer parking.

Offsite RV Parking:
Special Offsite Festival RV Parking. The Festival will have a limited number of RV parking spaces available at an additional $100 per RV fee. The $100 fee will cover parking from Thursday, September 22nd at 12p through Monday, September 26th at 9a. This is a flat $100 fee and will apply if you are staying all 4 nights, just the weekend or only one night.

These sites are primitive (NO SERVICES: NO Dumping, NO Electric, NO Water, NO Trash Receptacles) so RV’s must be self contained for your length of stay. This is a ‘Leave No Trace’ space. Space is limited and spots must be reserved prior to 9/11/2022. If you have a car/motorcycle trailer that needs to be accommodated, your trailer may also be parked in this lot.

Other RV options:

  • RV parking is extremely limited in the Town Park campground and typically sold out for the year by early spring. Absolutely NO CAMPING in cars or RVs is allowed within the Town of Telluride city limits, this includes any parking lots or in the Lawson Hill Ball Field areas.
  • For information regarding other RV options in the area, please visit: https://www.telluride-co.gov/

If you are planning to attend The Concours on the Golf Course or any other festival event in Mountain Village, please park in one of the two parking garages in Mountain Village listed below.

Please note that there will be NO PARKING along Mountain Village Blvd or next to the Concours venue (Visher Drive or the Golf Course Member Parking Lot) and the Festival is NOT responsible for parking tickets incurred.

The parking lots below accept cash, credit card or debit card (no pin numbers). All rates are subject to change at any time and signage will reflect this change.

GONDOLA PARKING GARAGE
Follow Town of Mountain Village and Festival signs along Mountain Village Blvd. This garage is located behind Town Hall Plaza next to the gondola terminal Station Village Parking, there are a total of 460 spaces in this garage.

Once parked here you will take the Station Village Gondola into the center of Mountain Village. Festival signs will direct you to the various venues as you step off the gondola.

If you are using this option to attend the Concours events, there will also be a Festival provided shuttle near the entrance to the Gondola that will take you directly to the Concours on the golf course during these hours:

SAT: 9a-4p and SUN: 9a-5:30p

  • FREE, 6a-2a
  • $25 overnight, 2a-6a, valid for 24 hours
  • Pay-and-Display: When an attendant is not present, use credit or debit card only (no cash); use pay-and-display method.
  • RVs and trailers: require two tickets at the rate of either $14 per day or $50 overnight, valid for 24 hours; parking on levels 1, 3 and 4 only
  • No overnight parking, 2a-6a on levels 4, 6 and 7 (open deck levels)

HERITAGE PARKING GARAGE
Located off Mountain Village Boulevard and across from Hotel Madeline, turn west to enter the garage.This garage is walking distance to all Mountain Village Festival venues.

There are a total of 116 spaces in this garage, most of which are located on the upper level. The hotel operator oversees the other 82 spaces with full valet services.

  • $2 per hour, first hour free
  • $35 maximum charge for 24-hour period
  • Pay-and-Display: motorists purchase time, take a receipt, and display it on the cars dashboard.
  • Meters are located adjacent to each of the elevator vestibules within the garage.
  • Credit card or debit card (no pin number), no cash
  • No trailers
  • 7’6″ clearance

The Town of Telluride provides very limited free or paid parking options. Unless you are staging your vehicle on Colorado Avenue for Cool Cars on Colorado, we recommend all festival guests park in the Town of Mountain Village and use the Free Gondola to attend the various Autumn Classic festival venues.

Town of Telluride Parking Information:

  • Free all-day parking is available to visitors at the Carhenge parking lot on West Pacific Street. The lot is serviced by the regular Galloping Goose transit loop. No overnight or RV parking allowed.
  • Metered zones and free two-hour parking are available throughout the business district. Meters are one per block. Users can purchase a receipt for up to three hours of parking at a rate of $1.00 per hour, with a minimum cash purchase of $0.25 and a minimum debit or credit card purchase of $1.00. Meter receipts should be placed carefully on the driver’s side dash board face up so that Code Enforcement officers can clearly read them.
  • RV camping is NOT ALLOWED within the Telluride Town limits other than the limited number of RV spots in Telluride’s Town Park which is first come, first served. No reservations are allowed.

Parking Enforcement

  • All parking is enforced from 8a-6p, Monday through Saturday.
  • Sundays are excluded from parking enforcement.

Public Transportation within Telluride Town Limits:

The Town of Telluride runs a regularly scheduled free bus, The Galloping Goose, around town. This bus makes regular stops at the Courthouse on main street, the Oak St Gondola Station, the Carhenge parking lot located across from Clark’s Market and any street corner along the route. This bus runs from 7a-9p, 7 days a week. More service information can be found posted at all regular stop locations.

Public parking during festival operating hours will be provided at several venues. The Autumn Classic will not provide overnight parking to the public. Please use the parking options provided by the Town of Mountain Village at the Gondola Parking Garage or inquire about parking options at your place of lodging.

Festival Provided Daytime Public Parking Options:
Please park in the free Gondola Station Parking Garage behind the Mountain Market. This garage is free to park in during the day. On Sunday this is the best option if you are planning to attend the Concours on the Golf Course. To access Concours, park in the Gondola Station Parking Garage and take the Festival provided, free shuttle to the Concours area. There is NO attendee parking at the Concours.

Festival Provided Airport Venue Shuttle:
A free shuttle service provided by the festival will be available for the Saturday night Hangar 29 Oktoberfest celebration at the Telluride Regional Airport. This shuttle will run on a continuous loop (no scheduled times) from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. It will leave from the Oak Street Gondola Station in the Town of Telluride and drop attendees off at the entrance of the airport.

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Alpine Lodging Telluride
An Authentic Telluride Experience!

As the area’s largest property management company, with over 300 vacation rental properties, Telluride Alpine Lodging truly has everything to satisfy your lodging needs. Alpine Lodging Telluride has accommodation options in the town of Telluride, walking distance to all of the Autumn Classic events. They also have accommodation options in Mountain Village with close access to the Concours on the Golf Course.

Reservations: (888) 893-0158

Mountain Lodge Telluride
Experience A Stunning Telluride Mountain Resort

The spirit of the mountains is calling you to this luxurious mountain lodge in scenic Telluride. Nestled in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, surrounded by acres of pristine ski terrain and majestic 14,000 foot peaks, this breathtaking resort exudes a chic, yet rustic charm with serenity and luxury. Beautiful guest rooms, suites and private log cabins feature warm western design, balconies and modern lifestyle amenities. The Mountain Lodge is located in Mountain Village with access to a private 2-minute shuttle ride to Concours on the Golf Course and access to the free gondola to take you to the Town of Telluride for other Telluride Autumn Classic events.

Reservations: 866-846-8021

Telluride Peaks Resort & Spa
World-class outdoor adventure with unparalleled service!

The Peaks Resort and Spa, situated in Telluride, offers world-class outdoor adventure with unparalleled service and genuine care for our guests. Allow us to elevate your experience in the Rocky Mountains with breathtaking scenery, mountain wildlife, and untouched natural beauty. Enjoy a trip to hike, bike, golf, fish, ski and more at the premiere luxury resort of Telluride. The Peaks Resort and Spa is located in Mountain Village, steps away from the Autumn Classic Lounge and a short walking distance to the free gondola and to the Concours on the Golf Course.

Reservations:  (877) 310-7378

Madeline Hotel & Residences
Stay in the heart of Mountain Village for an authentic experience!
Madeline Hotel and Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection is the premier resort in Telluride, one of the most desirable year-round destinations. Ideally situated in the heart of Mountain Village, this stunning alpine resort sits mid-mountain overlooking the historic town of Telluride. The 83-room and 71-residence hotel has on its doorstep the world-famous Telluride Ski Resort, along with year-round recreation, shopping and festivals and offers easy gondola access to Telluride and the valley below. Surrounded on three sides by the dramatic 14,000-foot peaks of the San Juan Mountains, Madeline welcomes guests as well as locals. The Madeline Hotel is located in Mountain Village, steps away from the Autumn Classic Lounge and a short walking distance to the free gondola and to the Concours on the Golf Course.
Lumiere Telluride
Make Lumiere your basecamp for all your Telluride Autumn Classic adventures!

Lumière is Telluride Colorado’s most intimate and luxury boutique property located in Mountain Village with ski-in/ski-out access. Beyond the magnificent stone facade, you’ll find just 11 hotel rooms and 18 one-five bedroom residences. The Lumiere is located in Mountain Village, steps away from the Autumn Classic Lounge and a short walking distance to the free gondola and to the Concours on the Golf Course.

Reservations: 866-530-9466

Inn At Lost Creek
Boutique Luxury in Telluride

The Inn at Lost Creek is slopeside, right on Sunset Plaza in Mountain Village, Telluride. The gondola is steps away, as are numerous excellent choices for dining, shopping, and places to just gaze at the beautiful scenery. It’s the ultimate Telluride ski-in/ski-out, golf-in/golf-out location. The Inn is fantastic in every season; there’s skiing and snowboarding, heli-skiing, and apres ski activities all Winter in Telluride and Mountain Village. When you’re our guest at the Inn at Lost Creek, you’ll also enjoy fine and casual dining, shopping, and luxurious amenities that are all just steps away in Mountain Village and Telluride. The Inn at Lost Creek is located in Mountain Village, steps away from the Autumn Classic Lounge and a short walking distance to the free gondola and to the Concours on the Golf Course.

Reservations: (866) 313-7555

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