It's time to bask (or Basque) in the glow...

Let's get grilling, and start enjoying the great outdoors. From anywhere on this property.

The patio technically seats 6. We have a feeling you can fit a few more.

A little privacy during your hot tub soak always helps.

Don't break a sweat on this vacation. But, in case you want to...

If your guests want to rest inside, you can abide...

This modern kitchen takes you back to another time at dinner time.

Throw a few logs on the fire, and just sit back and enjoy the ambiance of the sunken living room.

Perfect seating for 8, and just off the kitchen.

Huge stove, cool fireplace, and plenty of windows to remind you where you are: paradise.

Don't forget the lofted media room. This is how lounging is done.

When you need to catch some telly.

The king-sized bed and en-suite bathroom become secondary once you enter the master.

Curl up with a good book, because the master has a fireplace - and a view.

Yes, of course, you have a balcony as well. But check out that stone work!

How about dual sinks in your master bath? You can then choose a soak or a shower...

I mean, come on.

Come on. A jetted tub in the master? Somehow we think relaxation will be on the agenda.

How do you like this view? We thought so.

Even the lounge chairs know you need to kick back.

There is nothing more underrated than a cozy fireplace.

Or a guest bedroom with a king and en-suite bath.

Details, details, details. They even extend to the guest en-suite bathroom.

Every guestroom is fit for royalty, this room has a queen bed.

Old meets new.

Don't forget the kids' comfort!

A stay here is just so cool (or hot), whatever you choose.

Even the little office area is inspiring. Does your regular office have a balcony? Didn't think so...

Say hello to your birch neighbors. They love it here as well.

When you gotta do laundry, you may as well have plenty of space.

Just a half bath on the main level, for optimal convenience.

It's all about the entrance.

When you're leaning toward privacy, head to the hillside.

I guess everything looks okay.

Should we ski those things tomorrow? Yeah, I think so...

The architecture is just so inviting. And brilliantly Basque.

The Home

Villa Mendia
Bask in all its Basque-influenced glory
  • Master Bedroom 1
  • Guest Bedroom 2
  • Guest Bedroom 3
  • Guest Bedroom 4 Guest Bedroom 4
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Full Bathrooms & 1 Half Bathroom
  • 4985 FT2
  • 8 Parking Spaces
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Tucked away on a remote Telluride hillside lies a beautiful, Basque-influenced home that will greatly influence your family’s views on what an ideal vacation can be. As part of the prestigious Aldasoro Ranch community, this 4-bedroom, 4.5 bath retreat may be a little off the beaten path in Telluride. But guests tend to agree that it is definitely on point when it comes to extra amenities and luxuries.

And just what are those extras, you ask? Let’s begin by telling you of the amazing, sweeping views. Because the home is situated on the side of a hill about a 10-minute drive from both Mountain Village and The Town, nature is the star of the show as you rest leisurely on any of your patios or decks. But if sweeping views of the ski slopes and bright white birches isn’t your thing, there’s plenty of ways to relax from within. That notion quickly becomes apparent when you stumble upon your very own spa, complete with a jetted soaking tub and coal-fired sauna to help you waste the day away after a long day on the trails. Those looking to combine the best of both these luxuries should look no further than the outdoor hot tub, nestled quietly in a backyard nook.

For more communal activities, Villa Mendia has you covered there too. The decorative dining room can comfortably seat eight, while the ornate grand room just below can probably fit eight more. And that’s not counting those members of your crew that are watching a flick in the media room, catching up on some work in the office, or huddled by one of the fireplaces. Speaking of which, you have one in your spacious kitchen too. Kids will just love making s’mores after a chilly day on the slopes. Just make sure they save room during dinner, because your modern cooking appliances in the old world feeling kitchen will inspire you to make some of your best meals to date. Of course, all these recreational activities will eventually lead to the need of a good night’s sleep. And with beds of all shapes and sizes spread across the estate in individually rustic rooms with a view, your view of a Telluride vacation will take on a whole meaning. And by that, we mean perfection.

The Neighborhood

Telluride
Colorado

The InvitedHome Difference

  • Simple reservations

    We’ve designed our online booking to be as simple as booking a hotel room—except you get an entire, amazing home. Need help finding the perfect place? Just call. We’re here if you need us.

  • 24/7 Service

    Inspired. Dedicated. And committed to providing you with the Best. Vacation. Ever. It’s part of our peace of mind promise. So just like a hotel’s front desk, we offer 24/7 guest services throughout the course of your stay. We’ve built a team of hospitality professionals from some of the finest hotels in the world. So should you have any questions, thoughts, or concerns during your vacation, rest assured we’ll have an answer or solution right away.

  • Handpicked Homes

    Every vacation you take is special. And we believe the home you stay in should be, too. Each and every home is exclusively hand picked and meets our meticulous standards. That’s why whether you’re looking for a sprawling estate or that quaint rustic cottage, you can be confident each is of the highest quality to meet your high expectations. And we certainly have no problem showcasing all the details of each home with crisp photography, accurate descriptions, and even all the little quirks that make it such a unique place to stay.

Your Escape Squad

Meet the People Who’ll Be Taking Care of You Every Step of the Way
The invitedhome team

At InvitedHome we’ve built a team of hospitality professionals from some of the finest hotels in the world. And, we provide our own management, cleaning, repair, and inspection services for every home in every destination. That means you can expect a consistently great experience no matter where you go...and have the confidence that an experienced, local team will be ready for you once you have arrived.

Guest Reviews

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Wonderful

Absolutely beautiful home!

Jeffrey M.
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Amazing, very authentic house

Beautiful mountain view, nice interior, cool details. Very comfortable house with a lot of space.

Olesia S.

The Amenities

You’ll enjoy all the amenities you would expect at a fine hotel

From fresh towels and linens to soap and shampoo -- they’ll all be waiting for you upon arrival. But because each one of our vacation homes is so unique, you’ll also enjoy some you might not expect. Take a look below to see what some of this home’s top amenities are.

Top Amenities

  • Mountain View
  • Mountain
  • Concierge Services
  • Catering Available
  • Mid Stay Cleaning Available
  • Maintenance On Call
  • Steam Room
  • Firewood Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet (Wifi)
  • Private Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Steam Shower
  • Patio Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill (Gas)
  • HD TV
  • Game Room
  • DVD
  • Commercial Grade Appliances
  • Linens Provided
  • Sauna

What You Should Know

What We love

  • Showing off your culinary skills in the amazing gourmet kitchen.
  • Hosting a beautiful wedding brunch or reception on the spacious property.
  • Basking the all around gorgeous views from the home.

What to know

  • You are about a 10 minute drive into Town and Mountain Village, so we suggest a vehicle.
  • There is visitor parking available in Mountain Village which is the best way to access skiing.
  • The master bedrooms do not have televisions in them.

What to expect after booking

  • You'll receive a confirmation email shortly after booking.
  • If you've booked more than 60 days prior to your arrival date, we'll send you an email requesting your final payment as that date gets closer.
  • Once you're paid in full, we'll send you an email with the check-in information for your stay, including property access and who to call in case of a problem.

The Particulars

Check-in is at 4:00pm & CHECK-OUT 10:00am

We’re always happy to make you happy. In some cases, it may be possible to grant an earlier check-in or later check-out depending on the booking and maintenance schedule. However, early check-in and late check-outs cannot be guaranteed until 24 hours prior to check-in or check-out date. Please “check-in” with our team for further details.

Cancellation Policy

  • Hit the "Book Now" button a bit too soon? No worries. We offer a 24-hour grace period where any reservation made is eligible for a full refund. Hey, it happens.

  • Your initial payment is 30% of the total, with the remaining balance due 60 days out from checkin. After the 24 hour grace period, all payments become non-refundable.

  • We encourage you to double check everything before you book to make sure you've selected that perfect home, at the ideal time. And while we're on the subject of peace of mind, ask us about our travel insurance package. It's just another amenity we offer to make booking your stay as relaxing as possible.

Rules to stay by

  • Everyone in your group must be over 25 or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited at this property
  • Pets are not allowed at this property under any circumstances
  • The maximum occupancy is 10 people
  • The maximum number of cars at the property is 8
  • A credit card preauthorization of $1,500.00 is required at the time of check-in as a damage deposit
Travel Guides ~ Telluride
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Complete Guide to Telluride

This tiny town is known for big mountains and large music festivals. But what many may not know is that it’s the maverick, wild-west attitude of the folks in town that makes Telluride so special. And why people always come back for more.
...Prepare to travel back in time to a simpler place…but of course you’ll have an all-access pass to today’s contemporary comforts and state-of-the-art luxuries that are sure to push your vacation over the top. (see less)
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Best Family Ski Resorts in Colorado
With five of the top 10 best ski resorts in the country, according to Forbes magazine, Colorado is a powder hound’s paradise. Shredder heaven. In fact, the Centennial state has more than 25 marvelously skiable mountains, making it a challenge ...for parents to choose the best fit for a family ski vacation. Does one choose a resort by location, terrain, lift ticket prices or ski school? What about a resort’s amenities, like day cares, additional activities and kid-friendly dining? It’s enough to boggle the mind. So let’s break this down. (see less)
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Uber Expands to Colorado Mountain Towns
Uber, the popular ride-sharing service, which has operated in Colorado’s larger cities since 2013, has recently expanded Learn More. into the counties that include the state’s most beloved ski resorts. Powderhounds in Breckenridge, ...Keystone, Copper Mountain, Vail, Aspen/Snowmass and Steamboat Springs can now use their Uber app to hail a driver to whisk them to and from the slopes, a cozy apres ski venue or to safely enjoy the area’s nightlife. Uber is an excellent choice for people who take a shuttle from the airport to their resort town and would like an easy way to get around, as well as for people who don’t like driving in snow and ice, or at night. Mountain town drivers live in the area and know how to get from point A to point B without any trouble. (see less)

Travel News ~ Telluride
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36 Hours in Telluride, Colorado
October 28, 2016 There are steeper ski resorts than Telluride. There are ski resorts that get more snow. But few places are more friendly and prettier than this town at the end of a box canyon in the tall San Juan Mountains, a place so cinematic that Quentin ...Tarantino was here last winter filming his forthcoming western, “The Hateful Eight.” Beauty and great skiing keep pulling the money here, and that keeps refreshing the scene. But it’s the people who make this place interesting — a quirky stew of Patagonia-clad men who look as if they came straight from base camp; flushed women direct from their 10-mile runs; still others reciting poetry in bordello-wear at a Colorado Avenue bar; and gray-ponytailed hippies who play “Sugar Magnolia” so often you’d think Jerry Garcia never went to that great jam fest in the sky. Telluride isn’t just a ski area; it’s a way of life. (see less)
Comment This is an amazing short re-cap of what Telluride has to offer.  But let me say after a few hours you'll realize you want a few more days or weeks in the is incredibly gorgeous mountain oasis. From outdoor sports to amazing dining and ...nightlife Telluride really is a hidden gem.  (see less)
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Colorado ghost towns: See the remnants of the Tomboy Mining Camp near Telluride
October 28, 2016 In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the town of Tomboy was booming 3,000 feet above Telluride. At one point, some 2,000 people lived and worked in this high mountain valley, braving deep snow to live in this boom town. While the town shut down in the ...late 1920s, there are still remnants to be seen. It's just a 5-mile hike, or drive, up a shelf road from Telluride. About half way up the road, you'll pass through this tunnel that's been used by horses, wagons and vehicles for more than 130 years. (see less)
Comment As a Colorado transplant, there really is nothing cooler than driving up a dirt road into the mountains and discovering little nuggets of history in these amazing old ghost towns. Adults can act like kids and kids can be kids as you explore these ...amazing time capsules in the picturesque mountains around Telluride.   (see less)
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Experience the Magic of Telluride from Above
February 15, 2017 Telluride—the historic mining town parked firmly at the end of a box canyon in southwest Colorado—is one of the most awe-inspiring ski destinations in North America. Fourteen thousand-foot peaks tower above the small town, which is the ...home of Telluride Ski Resort, one of the best spots in the state to get your steep-skiing fix. (see less)
Comment Planning a Telluride vacation? Here's a teaser of what to ...expect. (see less)

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