Nearly new spacious 5250 square foot custom vacation home atop 52 acres in the Rocky Mountains! A wonderful family retreat and one of the most tranquil places in the world. Enjoy dinner outdoors on the balcony overlooking magnificent views of the Gunnison Valley, layers and layers of mountain peaks as well as a forest filled with prolific trees. Relax and take pleasure in the awe-inspiring views out of every window throughout the house. It is like you are on top of the world, nestled in the middle of paradise. Local caretaker available to assist with your needs!
The home's amenities include a theatre room (with sattellite television and XBOX); giant chess set; telescope; arts and crafts room; small library stocked with local books; closet filled with board games; and arcade room with television, game table, air hockey, pinball, skee ball, full-sized, upright console that houses classic arcade games and a jacuzzi on the balcony looking out at Whetstone Mountain.
As you drive through the forest and approcah our front porch, your mind will wander as you feel relaxation setting in and visualize yourself on the rocking or swinging chair enjoying the outdoors and local wildlife.
Welcome into our beautiful vacation home via a grandular entry with a custom made staircase made from local timbers and antique pieces.
The children's desire is to run to the right of the entry to the Arcade Room. Inside they will find Skee Ball, a pinball machine, air hockey game, game table for poker or other card games, arcade console, television, queen sofa bed and full mini kitchen which includes a refrigerator, sink, plates, glasses, dishwasher and microwave oven. The Arcade Room has its own private balcony and jacuzzi. This authentic game room may be the reason your children ask to keep coming back each year!
If you proceed straight down the hallway from the entry you will encounter the theatre room to the right, the guest room to the left and two children's rooms further ahead.
The Theatre Room allows the whole family to sit together, crank up the sound system and watch movies on DVD, sattellite television, Pay Per View or play with the XBOX or Play Station gaming systems. Another heaven for children.
The guest room contains a queen bed with its own private full bathroom and balcony looking out at Mount Crested Butte.
The two children's rooms are layed out as follows: bedroom 1) has a bunk bed and pull out trendel to sleep three people and a full private bathroom and bedroom 2) has a queen bed with a full private bathroom.
To the left of the entry way you will find a second entry to the house via a mudroom.
The mudroom allows access to the two car heated garage which is big enough to park trailers if desired and a full laundry room that contains storage, a laundry shoot from upstairs, sink, washer and dryer. Outside the laundry room window is a beautiful view of Mount Crested Butte.
Climbing the stairs to the second floor you will see spectacular views from every window. At the top of the stairs, you will enter the Great Room with a large fireplace and panoramic views of the Crested Butte Valley. This Great Room is comparable to what you would find in a 5 star hotel ski lodge.
The Great Room possesses a telescope to enlarge the views or to look to the sky, a large scale chess set overlooking the Skyland area and a stereo system with an Ipod that contains over 10,000 songs. The music system can be played throughout the house and the volume adjusted in each room. Or you may simply cuddle up on the couch, or in a comfy chair, and read a book with a raging fireplace or on the expansive balcony while watching the sun set over the mountains! The room also offers original artwork of the famous American painter Charles Wysocki.
The balcony off the Great Room has a BBQ and picnic table so the family can enjoy a beautiful outdoor dinner or happy hour. At night, you must enjoy the shooting stars that appear right above your head through the telescope or even the naked eye.
Off of the Great Room and to the right at the top of the stairs is the Arts and Crafts Room that can also be used as a fifth bedroom The room has a double bed with a pullout trendel bed, craft table, chairs and lighting to allow one to take pleasure in their hobbies late into the night. The room also has beautiful french doors that open up onto a private balcony looking out at Whetstone Mountain.
At the top of the stairs is the dining area. This oval table allows maximum dialogue by allowing all parties to contribute to the conversation. The table has the capacity for twelve people to enjoy dinner together.
Immediately past the dining area is the gourmet kitchen. This elaborate kitchen was designed for a gourmet chef and maximum efficiency. The kitchen contains a Dacor 6 burner stove, Sub-Zero Refrigerator, two small drink refrigerators, a Dacor oven and convection oven, microwave oven, two dishwashers, two sinks, an island and plenty of counter space. The kitchen is stocked with almost any appliance you would need and is open to the house so the chef does not feel excluded from the rest of the company.
Across from the kitchen is the breakfast nook that seats 6.
The master bedroom has breathtaking views through each window and is a true romantic retreat! The room offers a king size bed; fireplace; original artwork of Charles White, french doors opening to a balcony and a master bathrooom with a jacuzzi bath tub, his and her sinks and dual heads in the over sized master shower.
Step outside the home and into the forest to explore the Rocky Mountains!
Outstanding restaurants of all cuisines are only a 10 minute drive to the historic town of Crested Butte!
The Country Club has a first class golf course. Enjoy skiing, rafting, hiking, fishing, the Blue Mesa and local horses.
The town has events all year long including music festivals and art shows. Book your trip now!
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On a vacation with my wife, we fell in love with the beauty of the mountains of Colorado. We bought a view lot and eventually built our custom dream home.
There is no better family time then the peace and quiet the mountains offer that allow you to focus on outdoor activities, playing games together or enjoying a movie night after a day of skiing, rafting or hiking.
Walk out your front door and into the forest to explore the mountains of Crested Butte.
A secluded 52 acre 5000+ square foot mountain home where you never see your neighbors and have the biggest backyard / playground imaginable as the development backs up against the national forest.
Our Christmas week was a winter wonderland, the house is beautiful, we created a sled hill for the kids and adults which was great fun. BE AWARE Our warning is don't attempt the 8 mile trip up the hill without chains on your tires or a 4 wheel drive car. My sons car was stuck on the road thank goodness a snowcat was near and towed him out.
Wow! Wow! Wow! This home is all you could ask for. We spent 2 awesome weeks here and it was simply one of our best vacations. We have 4—almost grown children—who each spent a week here along with a friend. Watching the 2012 Olympics in the theater room was spectacular! We even had our own "olympics" in the arcade room. Cooking in the kitchen is a real treat! And of course, the views of Crested Butte and the mountains are breath taking. Thank you for allowing us to use your home as our home.
I'm not a big skier like the rest of the family, so I only went skiing once in the week we stayed here last Winter. I did the cooking for a couple of dinners and still -- over a year later -- simply cannot get over how beautiful the house, decor, furnishings and views are. The kitchen is a chef's dream! The huge fireplace really puts out major heat so at night we all hung out in the living room around it doing a huge jigsaw puzzle. :) When we weren't in town, we also spent time at the house arcade, watched a ton of movies in the home theater and had a blast sledding down the hill next to the garage. Some of the gang went into the spa. Oh one more thing, the steamer shower upstairs is awesome and I remember using it every day.
I stayed at this property in early December. There was a huge amount of snow, but the plows kept the road nice and clear. The owners were very accommodating and the house was spotless and clean, looked as if we were the first people to stay there. The views are incredible, the pictures do not do this house justice. Everywhere you look are views of the surrounding mountains. Its only 10-15 minutes from town, but you feel like you are the only people on earth when you are standing in the Great room looking out the windows . The kitchen is built for a chef, everything is very convenient. We were there to ski, but during the summer it must be just as beautiful.
We have had the absolute pleasure of staying in this GORGEOUS, AMAZING mountain home 3 times!
It is the epitomy of mountain elegance, luxury and accomodations. All around is forest, mountains, views...and no one else. The kitchen is very well appointed..the best of everything in appliances. You can have many people preparing and cooking together if you want..or just two people!
We ate breakfast on the balcony overlooking the mountains and barbequed at night, amazed at the stars! From the GreatRoom you can sit and look out over the mountains..it is just spectacular! We watched a thunder storm approaching from the room. I will never forget that experience! After a day of hiking or skiing.. sit in the hot tub on the first level with trees all around and the stars at night.completely private...oh my..this is such a beautiful place.
The theatre room is all you could ask for! You can enjoy it with the kids..or if the kids want to play games or watch movies...it is amazing how quiet it is upstairs with them playing away!
It is a very short drive to town where fabulous food can be found...check out Secret Stash. In the summer we have hiked around the hillsides from town and where shoulder deep in the most beautiful wildflowers. In winter the house is a haven...blazing rock fireplace and sumptous furnishings. The kids love the snow...and of course, the skiing in Mt. Crested Butte is fabulous.
Just looking at these pictures tugs at my heart strings...we can't wait to go back! You will love this home and make the many amazing memories there!
We have stayed at this mountain-top home several times. It's location is breath taking! Out every window there are dazzling views of the mountains and peaks and our favorite view is at night looking at all the lights of the charming town of Crested Butte from the floor to ceiling windows of the Great room! Each time we have vacationed there we have traveled with another family and due to the spaciousness of the floorplan we all have plenty of room to hang out. The furnishings are extremely comfortable and everything you could possibly need is available!! My teenage sons love spending time in the arcade room and of course the theatre room but the outdoors is really what we all love! Crested Butte has so much to offer for a fun family vacation! There is even a trail a short distance from this home that leads right into downtown Crested Butte which is filled with quaint shops, delicious restaurants and friendly people!! Aside from that trail there are numerous trails and most of them run past incredibly stunning lakes, waterfalls and amazing vibrant wildflowers! There are trails for mountain biking, and local horse ranches provide trail rides through Aspen forests. Our favorite outdoor activity is river rafting on the Taylor River. I urge you to consider this home for your family vacation...you will love it!!!