October 17, 2017 – Condé Nast Traveler announced today the results of its 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

Not only do the 2017 Awards include a selection of local hotel and resort properties, but the historic mountain town itself, Telluride, Colorado, was among the winners (#7) in the category for “Best Small Cities in the U.S.” In addition to the #1 small city, Charleston, South Carolina, Telluride was joined on the list with other mountain resort towns Aspen, Colorado (#2) and Park City, UT (#9).

Among the winners for “Top Resorts in Colorado” are Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge (#6) and The Peaks Resort & Spa (#15); the #1 resort in the category is The Ranch at Emerald Valley in Colorado Springs . The list of winning properties for “Top Hotels in Colorado” include The Madeline Hotel & Residences (#6) and the Inn at Lost Creek (#16); the ART hotel in Denver was awarded the #1 hotel in the category this year.

Over 300,000 readers submitted millions of ratings and tens of thousands of comments, voting on a record-breaking 7,320 hotels and resorts, 610 cities, 225 islands, 468 cruise ships, 158 airlines, and 195 airports.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Under Editor in Chief Pilar Guzmán, the Readers’ Choice Awards have become more selective and specific to the passions that inspire today’s travelers.

The Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, on newsstands nationwide on October 24, 2017. The full list is published exclusively online, at www.CNTraveler.com/rca. Start planning your vacation to Telluride, www.tellurideskiresort.com. You'll never forget your first time...