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Charming 3 BR Victorian Cottage in Town!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 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.

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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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Charming 3 BR Victorian Cottage in Town!
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 20 reviews

1st time to CB

  • 5 of 5

House was very nice and close and walkable to everything, Then again everything is close and walkable to everything. LOL! The house is very well equipped and appointed. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very nice review. It is fun to stay in the historic district, one block off the main street of Elk Ave., but your right nothing in the town of CB is more that a 10 block walk or so. We hope to have you back...Merry Christmas to you and your family and may your New Year be the best year ever! Kathy
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Austin , Texas

Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

This property is a lovely home full of light and beautifully furnished. The location is perfect and the house is well cared for and very modern. I would recommend this as a perfect place to enjoy CB and the surrounding areas.. we enjoyed our stay.


  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mike. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope to have you back. We made a few improvements after your visit so the home is even better! Kathy
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Corrales, NM

Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Kate's House is fantastic. The house is comfortable, clean, charming, modern and well appointed. For most of our stay, we had two adults and a small child, although 4 adults and a child were all very comfortable. We stayed there for three weeks and started feeling like part of the community (great neighbors!). The house location is ideal and in walking distance to everything (downtown, parks, trails, etc). Working with Kate was great. When we head back to CB, we will definitely try to stay at this place.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We do have great neighbors and they have really cute pets. We are planning a few more improvements to the house before the winter season so stay tuned as the house gets even better! We look forward to your return. Kathy
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San Antonio, Texas

Nice place. Clean. Excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room, especially in the massive upstairs master -- and so many doors up there. Nice carpets and flooring and excellent renovation work [we were there in the Fall of 2017]. The fresh pink and lavender exterior was fabulous for 5 guys in town to ride mountain bikes for a week. I hope this place is available when we come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 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: February 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: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kathy Reid
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 6, 2018

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.4%

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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