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Charming 3 BR Victorian Cottage in Town!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms - 2 Baths - (Sleeps 6)

Kate's Place was shipped to Crested Butte piece by piece in 1922, as an original Montgomery Ward's kit home. It was erected by a local miner and built on a mountain stone foundation. The home is named after Kate Starika, who lived in the home as a widow for more than 60 years. In 1990, Kathy and Doug purchased the home and restored it's Victorian charm. The home was recognized by the Board of zoning and Architectural Review as the best example of historical renovation completed in 1990.

'We tried to maintain as much of the historical integrity as possible', said Doug, ' the renovation was a labor of love.' The interior and exterior paint and wall coverings all reflect the homes Victorian beginnings. As much of the original wood trim and flooring were retained. Beautiful leaded glass door and side panels were designed in Dallas to fit the Victorian theme. Not only does this make a statement about the home, it also makes for a charming entrance into a wonderful enclosed sun room.

More Details

Kathy Reid
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow! What a blast! We stayed at Kate's Place with another couple and had so much fun. The master bedroom is large and cozy at the same time. We could walk to all the great places in town and the patio with the grill was perfect for a night at home. We will be back!
Jun 2010
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Car: not necessary

Walking distance to shopping, great food, skiing, hiking and more. Just step outside our front door to the beauty and charm of Crested Butte.

Other Activities: Cross Country and Down Hill Skiing


Crested Butte House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Town ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Minimum Age Limit for Renters: Must be 21 or older.


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Charming 3 BR Victorian Cottage in Town!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great deco & art. Very comfortable. Easy walk to town shops ( 1/2 block). Free bus to ski is a block away and drops you off right at lifts. Big screen TV . Large master with his & hers bath and walk in closet. Well equipped kitchen . Will come back!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location to all the action on Elk Ave, very clean and comfortable. I'll be back for sure.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location to all the action on Elk Ave, very clean and comfortable. I'll be back for sure. I'd recommend this property to anybody visiting Crested Butte!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely, clean, comfortable, and only one block off main street. We could walk to any shop/restaurant in only a few minutes. The master bedroom/bath upstairs made us feel like royalty--with new carpet, luxurious bedding, and fluffy towels. Downstairs is just as welcoming with a nicely stocked kitchen, lots of windows, a back deck, and a front sun room. The living room includes comfortable furniture--perfect for relaxing after a day of hiking or skiing.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sue. We are so glad that you enjoyed Kate's Place as much as we do. it is a special place and we keep trying to improve the experience for our guest. Best regards, Kathy
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Littleton, CO

Kate's Place & Wilflower Season in Crested Butte

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't think of a better place to be. The home was conveniently located within walking distance of all the Crested Butte shops and restaurants. The kitchen and sunroom have lots of windows making them great places to greet the new day. It was clean and well kept, not easy to do during the high summer season. The three bedrooms, one with bunk beds, provide plenty of room and the master suite upstairs with a king bed encompasses the whole second floor. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Rental, Looking Forward to Staying Again

  • 5 of 5

I've been visiting Crested Butte my entire life and thoroughly enjoyed staying at Kate's Place. It was incredibly comfortable, well-kept and felt just like home from the minute we walked in the door. It was located in just the right location - close to Elk Ave but just far enough away for it to be quiet. Would 100% stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice comments. We love CB and Kate's Place so love it when others do too!
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Tulsa, Oklahoma


  • 5 of 5

Great location. The owners have added new carpet and upgraded the home. Easy walk to all restaurants and shops. Had everything we needed for a couple (although has the ability to sleep more). I would recommend it in a heart beat. In fact I am working on renting it for 2017. Again, a beautiful home and location

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very nice comments. We love it when our guests Kate's Place as much as we do!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Dec 20-Jan 02 .. $320/nt
Jan 03-Feb 04 .. $155/nt (Value Season).
Feb 05-Mar 11 .. $250/nt (Regular Winter Season).
Mar 12-Mar 27 .. $250/nt (Spring Break).
Mar 28-Jun 16 .. $155/nt (Value Season).
Jun 17-Sep 04 .. $275/nt (Summer Season).
Sep 05-Dec 19 .. $200/nt (Fall Season).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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