Nora Jeanne Bernard

Film Festivals . Film Production . Events

Places I Love...Telluride, Colorado

Nora JeanneComment
Gondola
Rainbow Over Ghost Town

So this past summer has been my 3rd in Telluride and definitely my favorite thus far. As every year goes by I get better at having a better work/life balance when I'm out there. As I return home, I get an intense case of nostalgia of the incredible summer that I have but still feeling like I didn't get quite enough in. Nevertheless, I managed to come up with a list on some of my favorite things within this town.

Favorite Hiking Trail: The Jud Wiebe Trail. Tough but not too tough and you can see the whole beautiful town.

What to Listen to: KOTO Community Radio 91.7 and 89.3 (and the TuneIn App).

Favorite Summer Activities: Festival Weekends! I work for Film Fest but boy are Jazz Fest and Blues and Brews are a treat!

Favorite Free Activities: There's nothing like taking a solo Gondola ride by yourself up to Mountain Village and back. Also taking a stroll along San Miguel River Trail...and possibly soaking your feet.

Favorite Place to Get Coffee: The Coffee Cowboy. If it's a little too chilly outside, there is the (fairly new) Ghost Town Grocer which sits in front of a fantastic mural. If you want to be a little more isolated, then there is a coffee shop in the back of the book store called Between the Covers.

Favorite Place to Get Drinks (affordable): The Cornerhouse Grille. They also have daily food specials, Trivia Mondays, Taco Tuesdays, and Karaoke Wednesdays.  I also love the Sheridan Rooftop Bar.

Favorite Place(s) to Get Drinks (Pricy): Allred's and La Marmotte

Favorite Restaurants: Siam (Thai Cuisine), The Butcher & The Baker Café and Taco Del Gnar (the most insane Tacos I've ever had!)

Favorite Happy Hour Specials: La Marmotte (1/2 price appetizers and $8 glasses of wine between from 5pm-6pm) and Siam's Porch Menu (a more affordable limited menu with live music)

Favorite Place to Visit Outside of Town: Big B's Fabulous Juices and Ciders In the Summer Time, it's Peach Season and they have the most fabulous juices and hard ciders.