Our house is in the heart of Crested Butte's historic district. It was built in the early 1900’s however, we lovingly restored it over the last year, reusing materials and preserving it's quirky charm. The floors have a patina developed over almost 100 years, yet we've plugged the old windy holes that gave the old miners a chill.
After a long day of skiing you can soothe your aches and pains in the claw foot tub or run upstairs and take a quick steam shower. When you return from dinner on the town you will enjoy the radiant floor heating and can switch on the old gas fireplace. The bedrooms have great views of Gothic, Mt Crested Butte, Mt Emmons and the Bench where Crested Buttes beloved Coal was mined.
Why the Owner Chose Crested Butte:: Crested Butte has been the family vacation landing pad since my brother started working here over 20 years ago. We grew up in Colorado and as kids ran around Breckenridge like Huckleberry Finn. Crested Butte reminds me of that care free time and kids can still ride their bikes and roam around town like kids should. If you know it you know and love skiing, mountain biking, fly fishing, hiking, Nordic skiing, wildflowers, food the 4th of July and the list goes on.
The Unique Benefits at this House:: Year Purchased: 2005 - You don't need a car in Crested Butte and when you are staying at our place you really don't need a car. It is also a great place that contributes to the postcard feeling of town. You'll be really comfortable with modern amenities, but still connect with Crested Buttes old time spirit.
Owner Description/Comments: : We are a family of three with a large extended family. Kate is working on her Phd, Daniel works in Real Estate (this was his favorite project) and Margaret is working on her ABC's. We love to cook a big meal and then stuff the nephews, brothers, sisters and grandparents in bed.
We are downtown, one block off of Elk Avenue(the main street) in the historic part of town. You don't need a car when staying at our place. The bus to the ski mountain is three houses away at the 1800 town hall and all of the best restaurants and shops are within a two to three block radius.
Other Activities: Crested Butte is a wonderful place with lots of options. We love to go cross country skiing. The nordic center is about a block away. There are lot's of free and paid trails that are groomed. Children under twelve get rental equipment free at the Nordic Center. Of course we love to downhill ski! Crested Butte offers some of the best extreme, intermediate and beginner terrain in the country. Summers are even better! You can really enjoy our yard and the beautiful days and evenings. We have been on the garden tour and spend a lot of time choosing plants that will thrive in the mountains. You can also enjoy, mountain biking, hiking, ballooning, fly fishing, birding, wildflower tours, summer concerts, plays, music and fireworks.
Golf: We have two fabulous and very different clubs in the area. Dos Rios in Gunnison is a hometown course that has you driving across the Gunnison River(A true water hazard). It is in the cottonwoods and has a friendly course and poeple.
Skyland is truly a singular place to golf. The views are stunning and the course is one of the premier venues in the country. It is a Robert Trent Jones course sure to challenge the most seasoned golfers.
Ski: We have Mt Crested Butte clearly one of the premier skiing destinations in North America. You can also really enjoy the Nordic trails around Crested Butte. There are miles and miles of scenic and groomed trails. Another wonderful way to enjoy the winter!