There were many miscommunications about this venue and the reservation
process. First of all, I would not call this place a "lodge."
There is no staff on duty and you're on your own. The signs call it
a B&B. Well, in my experience, a B&B has staff and they fix
lunch for you. That wasn't the case, either. Your Web site said I
could pay at check-in, and that was perfect because I wanted to pay in
cash. However, when I checked in, I found out that you had already
charged my card. Also, check in was a mess. I was told to go to
Telluride Alpine, but I called them first because I thought it was weird
not to check in at the lodge (I didn't yet know that it really
wasn't a lodge.) And to find out where they were. And then they told
me to check in at a B&B which was not located at the lodge or the
Alpine office. So I went there and there was only a clueless but helpful
housekeeper on duty. She said the desk guy was at lunch. She tried
calling him and he didn't answer. And he didn't call back. After
several minutes of waiting for him to call back, I begged her to call
him again, as I needed to check in because I had plans that afternoon
and Alpine had told me that would not accommodate a late check-in unless
they left stuff for you in a drop box. Seriously? They would have left
the door lock code to my room where just anyone could have gotten to it?
You need to warn people on your Web sites of such policies before you
lock people into reservations because not accommodating late arrivals in
a better manner is critical to one's travel plans! So, anyway, I
walked to the Telluride Alpine office. (And btw, I get very ill with
altitude sickness and must take meds when I travel, so it was not ok for
me to be walking uphill, but since parking was scarce, I had to.) The
Alpine lady argued with me about my reservation because "Bookings
always charges the card." Whatever - I know what I read.
The location was excellent. Nice creek outside. But I would select none
of the terms in question 3. I would call it cramped, Spartan,
uncomfortable and very poor value for the money.