COVID-19 in Telluride

An Update on COVID-19 From the Hotel Columbia & San Miguel County


**Updated May 26, 2020**


Given the current situation with COVID-19, San Miguel County has extended its Public Health "stay-at-home" order through June 1, 2020, at the earliest. Due to this public health order, the Hotel Columbia and Alpine Lodging Telluride will not be permitted to host any short-term guests at this time. Any in-house guests are being asked to return home and no check-ins will be allowed before June 1, 2020.


In addition, the Telluride Ski Resort and Gondola have been closed as well as all non-essential businesses. Per Colorado Governor Jared Polis, all dine-in services at restaurants and bars are prohibited, but some take-out options will be available in Telluride. 


While it is extremely disappointing for us to not be able to host guests at this time, we know it is the best path forward for the health and well-being of our guests, employees and community. 


For more information on the policies currently in place in San Miguel County, please click here


For more details on the cleaning standards at the Hotel Columbia, click here


If you currently have a stay with us before June 1, 2020, please contact us directly at or 800-201-9505.


Hotel Columbia's Updated Policies

  • Any reservation can be moved to different dates in 2020 with no penalty. Current payments are non-refundable and guests are responsible for any increases in rates for the new dates.
  • Stays through June 1: Due to stay-at-home restrictions, the Hotel Columbia is offering guests full refunds less the reservation fee. Travel insurance is non-refundable. 
  • After June 1: Our normal policies are in effect. Click here for our policies. 
  • If you have a reservation for Mountainfilm, the Balloon Festival, Bluegrass Festival, Mushroom Festival, Ride Festival, Yoga Festival or Jazz Festival, please contact us directly at or 800-201-9505



  • For further information on the outbreak in Colorado and Governor Jared Polis' updated policies for the state, click here
  • For more information on the policies currently in place in San Miguel County, including face mask recommendations, please click here



  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. If you are experiencing symptoms, please click here for the latest information from the CDC. Do not go directly to a medical center to prevent the spread of the virus. If you are in Telluride and experiencing symptoms, please call the Telluride Medical Center at 970-728-3848.


If you would like to speak with a public health representative with any other questions about COVID-19, contact the Colorado Health Emergency Line for the Public at 877-462-2911 or 303-389-1687



  • Frequently wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If that is not possible, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, or use your inner elbow or sleeve. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. 
  • Stay home if you or anyone else in your household is sick. 
  • Clean surfaces in the home regularly.
  • Ill people should use a facemask to protect those around them.