Stay at the Capella Telluride for the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival

- Melanie Zieba,

This year marks the 16th annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival in the beautiful state of Colorado happening September 18th – 20th 2009. Known as perhaps one of the most scenic music festivals in the country, breathtaking Rocky Mountain peaks serve as the backdrop to this year’s artists including Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Joe Cocker and many others.

If you’re going to the festival, and are looking for a place to stay, you’re in luck. Capella Telluride is offering a special package for this event. Book your stay during September 16th – 22nd and receive your choice of room, a full breakfast buffet for two each day at Onyx restaurant and valet parking each night.

At the festival, along with great music, 53 Microbreweries, all American, most from Colorado, will be participating in the festival and the Grand Tasting happening on the 19th with over 150 different beers to sample. Upon entering the festival everyone will receive a free souvenir tasting glass. Bottoms up! bluesbrews

If you were thinking that great music, great beer, and fabulous scenery couldn’t get any better, it just did. This year’s festival is going to be 100% carbon neutral! The Telluride Blues & Brews Festival is taking a stand against global warming and have joined with Eco-Tunes, the first comprehensive program for carbon neutral music tours and events created by Green Mountain Energy Company and Sustainable Waves. Also the official beer sponsor of the Festival, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is an environmental leader in the brewing industry. For more information on the event, check out the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival website ( capella-telluride-ski-resort

Located in the heart of the Telluride’s Mountain Village is the luxury hotel, Capella Telluride, known as a grand ski resort during the ski season. With a design inspired by European alpine architecture accompanied by native Colorado stone and warm timbers, the resort provides a casual elegance that makes it stand out amongst its neighbors.

Each of the resort’s guest rooms, suites and condos are spacious and supremely comfortable offering the finest amenities. Picture windows and private balconies invite the outdoors in and rooms have unforgettable view of the San Juan Mountains and the Mountain Village below.

capella-telluride-coloradoCappella Telluride offers three restaurants for resort guests and gourmands alike. Its signature restaurant, Onyx, features a sophisticated menu complemented by the best local ingredient Colorado has to offer. The Suede Bar is the perfect place to enjoy a drink with friend be it after the festival or a day on the slopes. And if you are looking for easy meals available to dine in or take on the go, Cappella’s European style café, Gray Jay Café is the perfect choice.

Gusts can also take time to relax at Cappella Telluride at their spa, which offers a wide variety of treatments each crafted to meet your needs and desires. Ranging from the cosmetic to the fitness minded, Capella spa is certain to have the treatments you’re looking for.

If you have some time on your hands and would like to explore the area, make sure to check out these other luxury hotels in Colorado and read our reviews previously written on the KiwiJetsetter:

Hotel Teatro in Denver

The St. Regis Aspen Resort in Aspen

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