Just five minutes from the towns of Telluride and Mountain Village, above the Telluride airport, lays the exclusive neighborhood of Aldasoro Ranch. Originally owned by the Basque Aldasoro family, it was once a large sheep operation supporting thousands of animals. In the late 1980s the ranch was developed into an exclusive enclave with a density of 166 home sites averaging 3-4 acres in size over a total of 1,550 acres. Aldasoro Ranch not only offers larger lot sizes, but some of the area’s biggest views with enormous sunny exposure year round. The subdivision has over forty estates and homes, with both vacant land and homes available for sale.
Elk Run is accessed off Highway 145 directly south of Mountain Village and Telluride Ski Ranches. This low-density development of 3-6 acre lot parcels was originally developed by ski resort owner Ron Allred’s Benchmark Group as a predecessor to Mountain Village.
Further west of Aldasoro Ranch subdivision is the select community of Gray Head. This community was once a part of the Aldasoro sheep ranch, and is now a private wilderness preserve of 885 acres surrounded by national forest. Gray Head offers amenities such as a historic homeowner’s cabin, an equestrian facility, a private trail system, tennis, ice-skating, fly-fishing, and private parking in Telluride. The Gray Head lots are 35-acres in size and are known for amazing views.
This community is adjacent to the Town of Telluride at the very east end of the box canyon. The Idarado Legacy is what remains of the land holdings of the Idarado Mining Company in Telluride. Named after the mining camps in the area—Liberty Bell, Pandora and Bridal Veil—this is an upscale residential development composed of 37 lots of approximately .83 to 15.4 acres.
Last Dollar Development
One of the first subdivisions in the area, Last Dollar, is east of Telluride’s airport along its namesake Last Dollar Road. There are 30 one to one and a half acre lots in this subdivision. Like many of the properties along the valley’s northwestern hillside, the Aldasoro family also once owned this property.
The Lawson Hill subdivision is located at Society Turn just south of the intersections of Highway 145 three miles west of Telluride. It was developed as a mix of commercial and light industrial and includes a neighborhood of single-family homes, town homes and condominiums deed-restricted to local ownership and occupancy. The development was created in the early ‘90s to offer affordable housing opportunities to full-time residents.
Meadows at Deep Creek
This neighborhood of fourteen 1-3 acre lots is located above the valley’s northwestern hillside just east of Telluride’s airport.
North Valley Floor
There are three neighborhoods currently existing on Telluride’s northern valley floor along what is known as “The Spur”, the three-mile stretch of Highway 145 spur from Society Turn heading east to the Town of Telluride. All have quick access to the hiking, biking and cross-country ski trails located on the 570-acre open space parcel leading to the Town of Telluride’s western border.
Built in the 1980s, Brown Homestead condominiums are the furthest east and located on a historic dairy farming property. The original red homestead still stands as a testament to its one time past and is a private residence today.
Hillside of Telluride is a local community and one of the area’s original subdivisions in the mid-1970s. It sits across from the protected 570-acre valley floor just a mile from the entrance of the Town of Telluride. There are approximately 35 home sites and serves primarily as a year round community for local, professional residents. Amenities include abundant open space, common tennis facilities, abundant sun exposure and views of the Telluride valley.
Sunset Ridge is located between Eider Creek and Hillside and offers 22 single-family home sites along the hillside.
Eider Creek condominiums are located one-half mile west of Hillside and contain approximately 60 residential condominiums ranging from studios to 2-bedrooms.
This is one of the more southernmost neighborhoods in the Telluride region, and lies across from Raspberry Patch along Highway 145. The Zoline family preserved this parcel in their holdings when selling the ski resort to Ron Allred and Jim Wells in 1978. The Preserve then became an exclusive development of twelve lots of about 13-acres each offering rolling privacy, many with views to Sunshine and the Wilson Peaks.
This subdivision is 2.5 miles south of Mountain Village situated between Elk Run and Skyline Ranch. his small development is only five 35-acre lots with most of them improved. Raspberry Patch sits between Elk Run and the Skyline Ranch.
Telluride Ski Ranches is directly adjacent to Mountain Village with two entrances at Fox Farm Road and further west at Vance Creek of Highway 145. The 1-2 acre lots offer seclusion and privacy, many with mountain views of Wilson Peaks and the St. Sophia Ridge. Keeping with its namesake, the lots have equestrian and trail easements.
ust east of Aldasoro Ranch and once a part of the Aldasoro holdings, Sunnyside Ranch contains larger ranchette parcels in a gated community bordered by National Forest. The lots are 35+acres with beautiful views to the south, tremendous year-round sun exposure —hence the name. Amenities include paved roads, central water system, and an electronically controlled gate insuring seclusion and privacy.
This community lies to the west of Highway 145 directly across from Mountain Village and Telluride Ski Ranches, all are a part of the larger area known as Turkey Creek Mesa. The name West Meadows is literally derived from the west meadows hay fields of the original Adams Ranch. West Meadows (originally known as Skyfield Ranch) was one of the first 35-acre lot developments in the Telluride region and offers approximately fifteen parcels with incredible views of Mount Wilson and abundant water all within five minutes of Mountain Village and ten minutes to the Town of Telluride.