Idarado real estate company

Idarado Real Estate Company (IREC) is an experience-driven real estate development company based in Telluride, Colorado. Founded by Chris Chaffin, IREC has 20 years of experience in managing and developing real estate in resort markets, including 16 years in Telluride, Colorado. 


As a boutique development company, IREC remains nimble, design-driven, and progressive in its approach to unlocking value. With resort experience in ground-up, brownfield, historical rehabilitation, residential, and commercial development, we are resort community specialists.

chris chaffin


Over the past 20 years, Chris Chaffin has been managing and developing resort-based residential communities that include:

 Idarado Legacy – a 37-residence community at the end of Telluride’s box canyon.
 Roaring Fork Club – a fly-fishing and golf club providing a lifestyle for those seeking the purest of golf, fishing, family, health and wellness. Located 20 minutes from Aspen, CO.
 Balsam Mountain Preserve – a 4,400 acre master planned community in the North Carolina mountains featuring: golf, tennis, kids pavilion, equestrian, 30 miles of hiking trails and a fully integrated Nature Center.
 Chechessee Creek Club – a timeless golf club experience located in the Lowcountry near Beaufort, SC.


Chaffin is a former Trustee of the Urban Land Institute, a non-profit land use organization providing leadership in the field of land use on an international scale ( Chaffin obtained an MBA at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and a BA in American Studies, and Honor program at the University of Virginia. Chaffin has served on the Open Space Commissions for both the Town of Telluride and San Miguel County. He is currently a member of the Valley Floor River Restoration Committee whose purpose is to return the San Miguel River along the valley floor to its pre-mining ecological condition. Chaffin can also be found chasing his kids around the San Juans while skiing, biking, fishing, hiking, or coaching hockey.


Kristina lamb


A Colorado native, Kristina grew up on I-70, between school in Denver and ski races/training at all the Colorado resorts. Her love of ski racing and academic pursuits brought her to Williams College, where she graduated with a BA in 2013. Prior to her move to Telluride, Kristina was the Academic Director of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail, and served on the Minturn Town Council, Minturn Scholarship Fund board, and the Minturn Fitness Center board. 


Kristina’s passion for land use and development brought her to University of Colorado’s MBA program, with a focus in real estate and finance. She graduated Beta Gamma Sigma in 2019, with full scholarships for academic excellence and leadership. She and her husband are proud to call Telluride and the surrounding San Juan mountains their new home-base for skiing, hiking, biking, and chasing the dog.