Our Experience

Jim and Jenny Carlson moved to Telluride in 2005. Jim, having grown up in nearby Montrose, knew Telluride was where he wanted to live, work and raise his family. Jenny, originally from Sweden, had never heard of Telluride but immediately fell in love with the beauty and feel of the town.

Jim has a background in construction and started Carlson Customs in 2006, managing an HOA and vacation home in Telluride. The business quickly gained traction through excellent customer referrals, thorough and quality work and follow through and attention to detail. Our homeowners have trusted and referred us to their friends ever since and our most loyal clients are still with us today and have become close friends of ours.

Josh Orintas joined the company in 2016 and is now part-owner. Josh is an integral part of our company and our homeowners' main contact for inspections and property management.

Carlson Customs added the Basecamp Management name in 2022 as our main company name.

Jenny Carlson joined our company fulltime in August 2023 after 18 years working in the vacation rental industry in Telluride, most recently as Sr Vice President of Sales & Marketing for a larger, local lodging company. She brings extensive knowledge and experience of the Telluride rental market, market trends, pricing and marketing venues and is now launching our new vacation rental services through Basecamp Management.

Our Services

At Basecamp Management, we take a proactive approach to property management as well as vacation rentals. We believe in preventative maintenance and always staying ahead of any potential issues. That helps minimize the risk of maintenance issues - both when you as a homeowner uses your home or when you as a vacation rental guest makes it your home away from home.

Our approach ensures that our properties are always operating at its best and avoids any costly repairs down the line.

We offer a comprehensive range of property management services, including weekly inspections when your home is not occupied and educated suggestions of any upgrades or fixes. Our team can handle any potential issues that arise so we can make sure your home stays at its best, protecting your vacation home asset's value and making sure it is ready for your family to enjoy, or for guests to check in.

We are experts in Telluride vacation rentals. With over 18 years of experience working in the Telluride vacation rental market, we now take our expertise to launch our own vacation rental service in Telluride.

With our new vacation rental services, our focus is to keep a small, curated rental inventory to ensure we are offering the very best in properties for your vacation rental needs, as well as well as making sure wear and tear and maintenance issues are kept at a minimum. As a guest of Basecamp Management Vacation Rentals you can be sure you stay in a home that is constantly being cared for.

We aim to offer a truly elevated and customized guest experience in our vacation rentals to ensure your stay is the best stay possible. Our goal is that you will have a wonderful stay no matter the occasion and that you will want to book with us over and over!