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'Spice of Life' Family Getaway - Well Stocked and Comfortable!

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Crested Butte Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Clean, sunny, quiet and comfortable end-unit townhome in beautiful Crested Butte, Colorado. All the conveniences of home! Fields of wildflowers, wonderful views, and great central location. Two pack 'n plays, booster seat, kid cups, games, toys, and other kid-friendly extras.

Come back again and again, at any time of year! Summer is amazing and the wildflowers are unforgettable. Fall aspen are magnificent. Winter activities abound.

World-class mountain biking, skiing, boarding, hiking, flyfishing, festivals, photography, and relaxation.

Come ski Crested Butte! No lift lines, amazing terrain, and terrific après-ski!

Come spend a weekend, a week, or a month in this wonderful, family-friendly home.

• 2 Bedrooms with Queen beds plus a comfortable pull out sofa-bed

• 2.5 bathrooms with lotion, soap, shampoo and conditioner provided

• Enclosed 1-car detached garage to store your car and gear, plus additional dedicated outdoor spot for 2nd car if needed.

• Catch bus to town or resort right from our door- easy access to trails and ski-lifts

• Free Cable TV and Wi-Fi

• Washer and Dryer in the house with laundry soap provided

• Fully stocked kitchen including spices, individual condiments, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, popcorn, sugar, honey, full kitchen, amenities galore.

• Gas Grill

• Table seats 6 comfortably plus 2 barstools for counter seating

• 2 pack-n-plays, portable highchair and baby gate available

• No pets allowed, sorry - but great home for those with allergies!

Very affordable base rates- WE WILL TRY TO MATCH OR BEAT competitor’s written rate on similar home!

13.5% sales tax mandated by town and additional $100 cleaning fee will apply.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Elizabeth Fossum
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german, spanish
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October 25, 2016
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About Elizabeth Fossum

We are a family of 4, with a son in kindergarten and a daughter in college. We rent out to families or groups that are respectful of our home and love the Colorado lifestyle as much as we do. We are animal lovers but keep our animals at home so this can be a comfortable place for those with allergies.

Elizabeth Fossum purchased this townhome in 2009

Why Elizabeth Fossum chose Southwestern Colorado

We've been CB fans ever since ski-bumming here in the 90s and feel fortunate to call it our home away from home today - a vibrant, funky, one-of-a-kind town surrounded by a mountain playground offering endless opportunities for fun, recreation, and relaxation!

What makes this townhome unique

We have a private and quiet location on the end of a 5-unit building. Great neighbors who live there year-round. Wonderful fast sledding hill in the backyard! Sunny, clean, and fully stocked with everything from spices to condiments to shampoo and conditioner and lotion - save yourself the hassle and cost of having to buy or bring the basics! We have a coveted enclosed detached garage with a second outdoor parking spot in front of it. Many many places for rent in CB don't have enclosed parking! We are right on the bus loop, so you can get to the lifts within minutes either by walking or taking the bus. In fact, if you fly in to Gunnison, you can take the bus right to the house, to the town, and to the ski resort- no need for a rental car!

Guestbook comments from the owner

I can up with my husband for a little R&R. It was still muddy on some of our hikes but the flowers were already starting to appear and we had a great time in town before the heavy tourist season started. Mostly what we wanted was peace and quiet and we got it. The house was really comfortable and spacious and had a lot of extras beyond what you'd find at a hotel but for the same price.
Jun 2013
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based on 19 traveler reviews

'Spice of Life' Family Getaway - Well Stocked and Comfortable!
average rating of 4.894737 based on 21 reviews

Best stocked condo with comfort and location

  • 4 of 5

As noted by others, this condo is well stacked with all the basics for the kitchen, bathrooms, and cleaning supplies. Very comfortable furniture and most important - beds. It is very child friendly. Daughter, son-n-law and 11 month old granddaughter stayed with us so having a pack and play and various toys was a plus.

Parking is for two cars, one in a garage and one outside the garage door. This is a benefit, especially with limited spaces normally available and more limited in ski season.

Location provides easy access to skiing and to downtown. It is away from Gothic Road, so no road noise makes it quiet.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay in a Very Comfortable Condo

  • 5 of 5

We had stayed in this condo last year and really liked it. This year it was comfortable and clean again. Having a basically stocked kitchen, a washer and dryer, and two bathrooms for two bedrooms makes it a perfect fit for my friend and me. The only two issues were the backdoor screen which was partially torn out and the lamp shade that wouldn't stay on the lamp. I would stay in this condo again.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Anita, Thank you for your wonderful review. I also appreciate you mentioning the screen and lampshade so we could take care of it. It should be all corrected now. I really appreciate your return visit. Please contact us again and we would be happy to accommodate you! We will also offer you a return guest discount. Very best, Elizabeth
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Fabulous home, great location

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Spice of Life. The 2 story home (living down, bedrooms up) was clean, neat, and very well stocked. Plenty of seating for 6 in the living area with a great view of the mountains. Each area has it's own thermostat which made it possible for me to stay cool in my bedroom while the other rooms stayed cozy. Having the washer and dryer in the unit was wonderful and made keeping up with muddy socks and wet clothes so easy.

Easy access to the mountain and town. Some days we walked to the ski slopes (10 mins) and some days we rode the bus which picks you up right in front of the house.

Downside would be that guest parking is limited and the 3 flights of stairs down to the house can get very slick. The caretaker who lives on site did a very good job of removing snow and keeping the steps as clear as possible.

Thank you Spice of Life for helping to make our vacation a huge success.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Glenda, Thank you for the thoughtful response. Glad to know you were comfortable and enjoyed the amazing views! We are thrilled to have such an amazing caretaker, as he is always working hard to keep the steps cleared. It does help that the flights are not too with landings in between. I also like the ability to change the temperature in each room. We added a couple of humidifiers for the rooms as well because it can get pretty dry here in Colorado. Please let us know when you are returning. We would be happy to offer you a return discount. Crested Butte has some amazing wildflowers and wonderful summer events. Best, Elizabeth
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Great location and well stocked

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. Very clean and the best stocked condo we have stayed at. 5-10 min walk in gear to a lift. Bus also will stop right in front of the condo. Can catch the bus to the main ski area or downtown. Rec path that leads downtown is .25mi away. 2 sets of stairs lead down from street level to the condo door but this didn't bother us. Owner answered all questions immediately. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Russell, Thank you so much for the kind response. We are so glad you enjoyed the condo. I agree the bus system is wonderful. Many times we park the car and don't use it again till we head home. Please contact us again when you are considering another trip to the beautiful town of Crested Butte. We will gladly offer you a return tenant discount. Best, Elizabeth
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very enjoyable experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this condo. Like mentioned in the add it was stocked with everything from flour, sugar, coffee, pop corn, and a bunch of spices. The board games and dvd's were awesome. We all liked how the bus system picks you up right outside the unit. I would recommend this unit my friends and family.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kris, Thank you for then kind review. We try to make sure our guests feel comfortable when they are visiting our favorite town of Crested Butte! Always glad to hear the extra touches are appreciated. Please come back and visit again! Best, Elizabeth and Paul
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  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect. Very clean. Very roomy. Great view of the mountain. We walked to the slopes one morning even though they have shuttles that run right to the garage. Crested Butte was also great, shuttles that run every where.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review. I have to agree the walk is wonderful. We do it all the time, great way to enjoy the views and the get some fresh air. Crested Butte is a magical place for sure!
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Rates & Availability

Crested Butte Townhome Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Winter Season
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 8 2016
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Winter Season
Dec 9 2016 - Jan 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Regular Winter Season
Feb 1 2017 - Mar 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 10 2017 - Apr 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.9%

$130 cleaning fee will be charges as well as a required 13.5% state and local tax.

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Crested Butte Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Child Beds (1) 'Futon' throw mattress makes a comfortable spot for a child to sleep on the floor, Pack and Plays (2), Queen Sleep Sofa (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming

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