There’s a new kid in town at Telluride Ski Resort. The Madeline Hotel and Residences (part of the Auberge Resort Collection) just shared the long anticipated reveal of their latest crown jewel: the Timber Room. For those looking for a chic chalet vibe (and if you are missing travel to the Alps) now there’s a place to meet, greet, eat and drink. The Timber Room has it all and then some.
This slope side property encourages all kinds of outdoor adventures and then pampers you when you return. Walk through the lobby and an open floor plan beckons guests to unwind in one of it’s cozy nooks. Fireplaces and fur make the entire experience rich and fabulous. Take a seat at the sultry bar, tuck into a plush couch or grab a mirror backed booth adorned with large snowy alpine paintings.
Mixed textiles and various wood details come together to create the coolest of vibes. Vignettes are created with a comfortable living room-lounge aesthetic, perfect for couples and small groups. While there, you’ve got to dive into the food and drink menu. It’s like none other in this jewel box mountain town. This is clean, rustic mountain food. It’s hearty and pure all at the same time. The flavors are as diverse as the patterns decorating the space.
The Madeline wants you to go home with a story and aprés at The Timber Room might be it. Tantalizing cocktails and a well curated Champagne list whet your appetite for what’s to come. Finely crafted whiskey cocktails and colorful signature offerings including the very creative Alpinist, with nikka vodka, rosemary, lemon, blue cheese and rosemary stuffed olives.
There are elevated small plates and dishes to tempt all palates, sharing is a great option when you want to taste the entire dinner menu. We couldn’t resist the Wild Sockeye Carpaccio with cucumber vinaigrette. The Grilled Alpine Flatbread is the perfect way to refuel after a day on the slopes, with house made lemon ricotta cheese, shaved iberico de bellota and grilled red grapes.
Not to be missed are the Devilish Eggs, these are not your 50’s Good Housekeeping eggs. These are ordered by the piece and each one a beautiful flavor experience. Choices include: caviar-truffle, house cured char, and crispy pork belly. Order one of each and chances are you will go for round two! The Colorado Planche is a locally sourced charcuterie board, a must for any mountain foodie.
One of the most creative offerings on the menu is the Timber Room Baked Potato. Get ready for it: alpine butter whipped potato, creme fraiche and 30 grams of Russian osetra caviar! This is worthy of a celebration in and of itself and on my list to try this weekend.