House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Charlie & Lizzie
About Charlie & Lizzie
We are American diplomats; we are currently serving America's critical interests in Egypt. We enjoy difficult places because we think it makes a difference. Our son loves America, and having visited 25 different countries and living in 6 countries on three continents, decided to attend the University of Utah. He loves anything outdoors....skiing, climbing, biking. He's dashingly handsome, huh? We have lived and visited all around the world, and decided that Crested Butte would be home: it is absolutely beautiful, and has some of the most interesting, friendly, and least self-possessed people we have ever met. Wild Iris is our home sweet home...until we quit this crazy Foreign Service life we'll share it with you. Come check out Crested butte..you'll love it!
Charlie & Lizzie purchased this House in 2004
Why Charlie & Lizzie chose Crested Butte
Beautiful country...interesting people....friendly people.....town centered home where you can walk everywhere....a town you can still walk in and chat with everyone you see.
What makes this House unique
You can leave your car behind and walk everywhere...now that's freedom, the perfect escape! It's a 5 minute walk to everywhere. We take our son up to the top of the mountains in summer and have a picnic, and then let him mountain bike home....all downhill. The house has lots of mountain character, as do all the people. In winter we strongly recommend that you don't rent a car....you'll never drive it anywhere. What a great life to be car-free.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:26
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Six people all sleep in beds. There is no pull out couch, so we ask that our guests be limited to six. There is a portable crib for infants, however
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Perfect place to stay for a two week vacation.
Couldn’t be happier!
I strongly suspect most guests stay for three to five days but we were in the house for a full month with my wife and me, and our son and his wife and our two granddaughters, ages five and eight. Although there were times when we wished for a better yard for the girls or the house seemed a bit tight, we made it work and were all on the same loving terms with one another that we were when the adventure began! June was a cold month and many of the hiking, biking and motorcycle trails remained closed all month, but we found plenty to keep us occupied and the girls attended camps at the RMBL in Gothic and Camp CB. My son and I brought our mountain bikes and did a decent amount of riding when some of the trails finally opened in mid-month. As for the house, it had everything one could ever need with ample plates, glasses and cooking utensils. The “master bedroom and bath” upstairs was roomy and comfortable but whether you’re there for 3 days or 30, some blackout shades or drapes would go a long way towards preventing a very bright sun from from ending your peaceful slumber around 5:30AM each morning. We loved the house, the convenience, and all of the accoutrements with which it came equipped. And the manner in which we were treated by the owner and his management company are a superb example of how the entire process can be personal and enjoyable rather than leaving a sour taste in one’s mouth as it so often does. I would be more than happy to do business with Charlie again and again!!! We sincerely hope they found it as clean and neat as we did our best to leave it after a long and delightful visit.
Hi Sim!! So happy to hear that you loved Crested Butte and our home there, Wild Iris!! To be honest, we hadn’t thought about black out curtains but we’ll look into that.
And yes — what a late snow season CB enjoyed this year after a few off snow years. But...still beautiful and fun.
Hope to see you again in the neighborhood!! Charlie
We were so pleased with our stay at this charming, clean, classic mountain home! The location was A++ , we walked to everything and took the bus to ski- was perfect. Home was great for 3 of us and 2 small dogs. Couldn't ask for better!
So happy you enjoyed your stay!!! See you again!
Great Little Home - Perfect Location
Perfectly located one block from Elk Street. Tidy little house big enough for a family of four or five. Reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend.
Glad you loved Wild Iris and Crested Butte!! Cool little town, huh? :). Try us in summer too...even better!
Thanks for your visit!
it was awesome
Mountains of snow and right in the middle of town make for a great combination! house was perfect size for our family of five. we had a great time and will look forward to coming back to this house when we stay in town.
Mike!! Glad you enjoyed our home and Crested Butte!! It’s great, huh? Come on back!! Charlie
Great home. Great vacation!
Glad you loved it!!!
summer wild flowers