Video: The Telluride Balloon Glow

You'll Want to Be a Part of This.

Every year during the Telluride Balloon Festival, pilots line their balloons up along Main Street and use their propane tanks to make them "glow." It's a truly spectacular sight, and best of all, this festival is completely free, not to mention one of the least crowded all summer. 

The Telluride Balloon Festival

May 31-June 2

The days are long, the gondola is running again, Bridal Veil Falls is flowing strong—and festival season is right around the corner. Kick off your summer with a trip to Telluride's famous balloon festival to say you were there for one of the town's most intimate parties.

Where to Stay

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The Historic Thompson House

Stay in the heart of downtown and walk to everything all weekend long when you book a vacation at The Historic Thompson House. With 4 bedrooms and an additional sleeping area, this home can accommodate up to eight guests, and features a private outdoor hot tub, incredible mountain views, a large outdoor deck, and unbeatable location. 

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Wild Cat Lair

If you want the beauty and tranquility of Mountain Village but still be close to Town, check out Wild Cat Lair. It has the mountain lodge style you're looking for, and is just a short walk to the gondola to take you right into town. This luxury vacation rental also includes a private outdoor hot tub and plenty of communal space to accommodate up to eight guests. 

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The Plaza at Granita Penthouse

Another one of our Mountain Village rentals located walking distance to the gondola, The Plaza at Granita Penthouse will give you all the breathtaking views that come with a stay in Mountain Village and an extremely convenient location. Enjoy al fresco dining on the outdoor balcony, then head into town on Saturday night to see the famous Glow. This condo has four bedrooms and can sleep up to 10 guests. 

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