Skip to content

Archive for

Fun Facts About Telluride


Telluride is known for its quirky charm. Here’s a sampling of what makes this place so interesting:

  • Telluride has the only free gondola public transportation system of its kind in North America.
  • At 9,078 feet above sea level, the Telluride Regional Airport is the highest commercial airport in North America.
  • At the east end of Telluride, Bridal Veil Falls is Colorado’s tallest free-falling waterfall at 365 feet.
  • Ski Magazine rates Telluride Ski Resort in the Top 10 ski resorts in North America.
  • Conde Nast Readers rates Telluride Ski Resort #1 ski resort in North America for the last 2 years in a row.
  • Conde Nast Readers rates Telluride, Colorado in the Top 10 “Best Small Towns in America”.
  • Conde Nast Readers rates Telluride, Colorado in the Top 20 “America’s Best Cities for Foodies”.
  • Telluride Helitrax is Colorado’s only helicopter ski company and has been in operation since 1982.
  • Telluride was the first city in the world to have electric streetlights. Once called the “City of Lights,” the world’s first alternating current (AC) power plant was built here.
  • Telluride Film Festival has premiered the last 4 out of 5 Academy award-winning movies.
  • Olympic Silver Medalist Gus Kenworthy has roots in Telluride and a street dedicated to his name.
  • Butch Cassidy robbed his first bank in Telluride on June 24, 1889, walking away with over  $24,000.
  • The Galloping Goose’s oldest bus, #101, runs on non-toxic, biodegradable, vegetable oil-based biodiesel fuel.
  • There are no chain restaurants or shops in Telluride.
  • The nearest stoplight is 45 miles away.

For more information on Telluride, visit Telluride’s Visitor’s Center here.


CONDE NAST: Telluride ranked among “The Best American Cities for Foodies”



Telluride has done it again! Another ranking with Conde Nast, and this time it’s a yummy one!

Conde Nast:

Readers’ Choice Rating: 80.3

Stunning mountain scenery, exclusive ski resort, sophisticated seclusion—this historic hamlet wrapped in 14,000-foot peaks has it all while retaining just enough of its mining-boomtown roots to keep it rowdy. Start your feast with a late lunch at Bon Vivant, an alfresco perch elevating French comfort food to match the San Juan views; pair a sharp Alsace Pino Gris with the gruyere-smothered onion soup dunked with a slow-braised short rib. To read more including the full rankings list, click here.

To visit Telluride Luxury Properties, click here.

Inspired: Autumn in Telluride


Visit Telluride Today!

Autumn in Telluride is one of the most beautiful seasons anywhere in the Colorado region, delivering an exceptional Fall getaway.

For more information on Telluride and to plan a trip, click Visit Telluride.

To explore the opportunity of calling Telluride your “Home Away From Home”, contact us at 970.369.7700 and we will be happy to assist you in discovering the significant benefits and value of owning property in the Telluride Region.

To visit Telluride Luxury Properties, click here.

VIDEO: Tour 221 Touchdown Drive, Mountain Village, Telluride, Colorado


Tour this exceptional log, timber & stone estate set atop a 1.43 acre knoll-top site with panoramic views wrapping of the Telluride peaks, ski area and valley. A winding drive opens to a home with generous spaces and custom finishes that comfortably accommodate all.

Browse the catalog for 221 Touchdown Drive here.

For more information on 221 Touchdown Drive, click here.

To visit Bill Fandel’s website Telluride Luxury Properties, click here.

WSJ: A ski home in Japan


This four-story home sits in a popular ski area on Japan’s northern Hokkaido island and overlooks Mount Yotei. Canadian owner Clarke Yagihara, an investment banker who has lived in Tokyo for more than a decade, purchased the 3,660-square-foot empty plot of land in 2008. Mr Yagihara hired a local architect to design the house, which he uses as a vacation home, and construction was completed in March 2011. The combined cost of the land and the home was $2.2 million. The home is a 10-minute walk to restaurants, shops and grocery stores. A free shuttle bus, which stops in front of the house, runs to two ski resorts: Grand Hirafu and Hanazono. To read more, click here.

To visit Bill Fandel’s website Telluride Luxury Properties, click here.

Sotheby’s International Realty Adds Another Texan Office


Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty, the San Antonio-based affiliate of the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand, today announced the acquisition of Austin-based Amelia Bullock Realtors. Capital City Sotheby’s International Realty, owned by Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty for two years, has merged with Amelia Bullock Realtors and, along with the current Kuper Sotheby’s office in San Antonio, will now collectively be known as Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty.

To read the full story, click here.

To visit, click here.

France’s Sotheby’s Realty Presents: Lifestyle, Real People

A unique view behind the scenes of Sotheby’s International Realty France – Monaco: This incredibly stylish music video is a true cinematic oeuvre that shows the authentic Sotheby’s Realty France – lifestyle: All properties are real Sotheby’s Realty France properties, all “actors” are real Sotheby’s Realty – representatives, and all “props” (incl. pure bred horses, cute dogs, vintage cars, and gorgeous Ralph Lauren – and Cifonelli – clothes) are the property of the people shown…

Click on image to watch the video: Lifestyle, Real People


The Power of a Partnership: Sotheby’s Auction House & Sotheby’s International Realty

The collaboration of auction and realty leverages our brand’s rich history, heritage and sophistication to enhance market perceptions about the properties we represent. In the global markets we serve, this is a powerful differentiation.

Click here to view video of Sotheby’s Auction and Sotheby’s Realty working together.


Bill Fandel: In The News


The latest news from Sotheby’s International Realty features Bill Fandel among the key market affiliates at the launch of Houston’s Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty.

To read the full “Collections” update from Sotheby’s International Realty, click here.

To visit, click here.

Major Milestone for Sotheby’s International Realty Website, – 1 Million Visits in July


Recently, surpassed 1 million visits in a single month for the first time in its history! July 2014 saw 1,042,043 visits to, which is a 15% increase from July 2013. Traffic to has been steadily trending upwards for the last six years, with the largest jump in traffic growth occurring over the last two years. The major contributors to this great achievement have been our overall growth as a brand with approximately 720 offices in 52 countries, our strategic marketing partnerships with the most significant media companies in the world and our continuous search engine optimization and advertising efforts that place in the top positions within search engine results.

Visit Sotheby’s International Realty,, here.

Visit, here.

%d bloggers like this: