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Convenient Historic Core One Bedroom Suite in Restored Cabin

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The cozy apartment living space and single pull out love seat.

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Last updated: 09/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Crested Butte apartment description

Located in the Historic Core of Crested Butte, this property boasts local downtown Historic Core living.

When we bought the property in 2001 it had been a rental property for decades. The house was trashed and so was the yard. The home boasted very breezy walls and windows as well as several low budget remodels. The washer and dryer were in the poorly lighted kitchen with electrical conduit lining the walls. The mudroom consisted of a shed set on cinder blocks without heat. The living room was a dark den but offered the most authenticity, which we preserved in our later rehab project. There were car engines and tires piled up in the yard and the weeds had taken over the historic gardens.

It only took a week or so to improve the yard with my landscaping skills and as soon as that was done we received many compliments. Even though we did nothing to the house at first the initial landscape and yard clean up added to the charming appeal to the property. We were soon visited by the dozens of locals that had been renters in the house and to their amazement the home was already much improved form when they lived there.

Fully rehabilitated in 2003 according to the National Historic Foundation's regulations the property is like walking into the past. The home was built in 1882 and was the residence of several 'Old-Timers' and their families. When we started the remodel we were visited by many of the offspring that actually grew up in the home before plumbing and heat. They had tears in their eyes as they recalled the days of coal mining and dirt streets. Several of the families expressed their support and intrigue of our rehab and visited often during the process. We invited them in and they looked around in amazement and reminiscence.

The rehab project was overwhelming. In order to remodel a historic building in Crested Butte or any National Historic District, every effort must be made to preserve the look and feel of the original property. This is how the sentiments are preserved. so the remodel needs to come from the inside out. None of the exterior was demolished in the process. Think of it as building a model boat inside a glass bottle. despite the inconvenience of this method we were proud to be saving such a contributing property in Crested Butte and embraced the process.

As we started the demo we watched our life savings being thrown out the window, quite literally as we had to demo from the inside and huck all the materials out the windows and haul to the dumpster. We had no idea we would be throwing away 75% of the home! After a month or more of that we could then move forward again.

Since then we have finished the remodel and have been decorating and landscaping ever since. Our home has turned into a cozy, authentic miners cabin.

Keywords: 450 SF, miners cabin, historic renovation, bus route, nordic center, elk avenue, restaurants, yard, landscaping, gardens, cozy, steam shower, suite, studio, private suite, local, main street, elk avenue,

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Chauffeur
          • Concierge

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Must be obedient and quiet at all times. Must be friendly to all other animals and people. Very Serious. Owners have friendly female cat and a new puppy as of Feb 2, 2012 Our dog is Kernel and is 2 1/2 years old in June 2014...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            There is a Water Feature on the property that is not safe for toddlers. Please discuss before renting....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21 with proper deposit....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 3-4

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • Queen size Bed (1) Queen and Twin in same bedroom; Bedroom is 156sf; Organic cotton sheets, Twin or Single Beds (1) Queen and Twin in same bedroom; Organic cotton sheets, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Couch in living room pulls out into single bed; Main living space is 180sf...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

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          • Walk in Steam shower with dual shower heads. The highlight of the smaller apartment! Stocked with linens and basic soap. Hairdryer and OTC meds available....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Plates, Bowls, Glasses, Utensils including Microwave, Coffee Maker, Hotplate (upon request), and half size Fridge...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Plates, Bowls, Glasses, Utensils including Microwave, Coffee Maker, Hotplate (upon request), and half size Fridge...moreless

          • Catering Available:

            Pre-stocked with grocery list if requested Local catering business available...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Some basics like rags, towels, baggies, soap, openers, salt/pepper, etc....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            2...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 2 people

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine:

            Upright front loader in the mudroom of main house. Ask for permission....moreless

          • Living Room seats 4:

            Love seat, Entertainment center with DVD, DirecTV, stereo....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Organic cotton sheets. Towels and washcloths provided....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Upright front loader in the mudroom of main house....moreless

          • Parking:

            On street. Regulated in the winter....moreless

          • Heating:

            In floor and baseboard hot water....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Beautiful fresh mountain air!...moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • The Apartment is a small and cozy 444sf upstairs Suite that shares a common staircase with the main house. The entrance is semi private. The living space is equipped with a small corner sink in a redrock counter of Hickory Cabinets. The bathroom has a large walk in steam shower with two shower heads. The bedroom has a Queen and a Single. The Property is exquisitely landscaped with a brick patio, log furniture, perennial gardens, an archway, bonsai garden with waterfall, large lawn, mature tress and an unobstructed view of Mt Crested Butte....moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Mobile Phone:

                4G Service for ATT and Verizon...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Secure, Password Protected...moreless

              • Broadband Access

              Pool & Spa

                  • Sauna:

                    Steam Shower for two with dual shower heads...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Yard is shared with owners-exceptional views and social space. Red brick patio....moreless

                  • Bicycles:

                    One Townie style bike available for guests...moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    Public courts four blocks away...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Spa
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Ski-In:

                    Bus stop to CBMR is across the street and bus drops off at lifts. Walk in-walk out skiing via free Town Shuttle...moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    Phenomenal unobstructed view of the Peak of Mt Crested Butte. Perfect alpenglow and sunsets. ...moreless

                  • Monument View:

                    Incredible view of Mt Crested Butte from the Apartment and yard...moreless

                  • Water View:

                    Water feature in the Bonsai Garden...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Cinemas
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Paragliding
                  • Ski Lift Privileges
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Parasailing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Tennis
                  • Cycling
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Golf
                  • Kayaking
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Spelunking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Hunting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Hiking
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Skiing
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Library
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Shopping
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Sledding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Boating
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Fishing
                  • Rafting
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Christmas - New Years
                  Dec 20 - Jan 10, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $200
                  $1,200
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $150
                  $800

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Pet Rescue donation $25
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                  • Tax Rate 12.5%

                  Cancellation policy:

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


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                  Last updated: 09/06/2014
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                  Location

                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Gunnison, CO
                  Crested Butte
                  Nearest Barpub
                  2 blocks
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Crested Butte Mountain Resort
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Club at Crested Butte
                  Crested Butte
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  2 blocks

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  Wildflowers, Gardening, Trail Running, Rum Tasting, Wine Tasting, Backpacking, Downhill Mountain Biking, Chairlift Rides, Zipline, Four Wheeling, Waterfalls, Hiking 14ers, Hiking 13ers, Bonsai, National Historic District, Contributing buildings in Historic Core, Museum, National Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, United States Pro Cycling Challenge, Ride the Rockies, Hartman Rocks, Blue Mesa Reservoir, Black Canyon Nation Park

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2001

                  About the owner: Kevin is a full time groomer at the Nordic Center and a photographer. He is also an avid backcountry skier and mountain biker. He has been growing Bonsai Trees in Crested Butte for 10 years and displays them in the Bonsai Garden on the property. Marilyn is the Executive Director at the Trailhead Children's Museum. She also enjoys skiing, mountain biking and yoga. Kernel is our very friendly Aussie mutt that loves to play in the yard with other dogs and guests.

                  Why the Owner Chose Crested Butte:
                  We chose this property because of its downtown location, historic charm, view of Mt Crested Butte and the large yard. You will see why!

                  The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                  Guests will be hard pressed to leave the garden sanctuary of 209 Whiterock Ave. After 10 years of landscaping the property has been described as the most beautiful yard in town. Aside from that, the property is just 2 blocks off of Elk Ave, the towns main street where all of the businesses are. Across the street is Big Mine Park where the Ice Rink, Nordic Center and sledding hill is located.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english
                   

                  Photos

                  • The cozy apartment living space and single pull out love seat.

                    The cozy apartment living space and single pull out love seat.

                  • The bedroom sleeps three in a queen and single.

                    The bedroom sleeps three in a queen and single.

                  • Pre paint and redecorating in 2012

                    Pre paint and redecorating in 2012

                  • The Entrance to the Apartment off of the Patio

                    The Entrance to the Apartment off of the Patio

                  • The Patio

                    The Patio

                  • Hanging out on the Fourth of July.

                    Hanging out on the Fourth of July.

                  • Our historic Outhouse that serves as our Garden Shed

                    Our historic Outhouse that serves as our Garden Shed

                  • Our first winter in the house

                    Our first winter in the house

                  • Winter of 2008

                    Winter of 2008

                  • Winter of 2008

                    Winter of 2008

                  • Wedding set up

                    Wedding set up

                  • Sunset from the yard

                    Sunset from the yard

                  • kitchen, living, hall and bedroom from the front door

                    kitchen, living, hall and bedroom from the front door

                  • Bathroom.  Not Shown: Walk in dual shower head steam shower for two.

                    Bathroom. Not Shown: Walk in dual shower head steam shower for two.

                  • Pre paint and redecorating in 2012

                    Pre paint and redecorating in 2012

                  • The main Window of the Apartment is in the shed dormer on the second level.

                    The main Window of the Apartment is in the shed dormer on the second level.

                  • Looking at the house from the Bonsai Garden

                    Looking at the house from the Bonsai Garden

                  • Enjoying the Gardens

                    Enjoying the Gardens

                  • Looking at a Rainbow in front of Mt CB, a common sight in the summer.

                    Looking at a Rainbow in front of Mt CB, a common sight in the summer.

                  • The historic rehab of 2003

                    The historic rehab of 2003

                  • Winter of 2008

                    Winter of 2008

                  • Newly installed water feature in the Bonsai Garden

                    Newly installed water feature in the Bonsai Garden

                  • The perfect altar

                    The perfect altar

                  • Sunset and our front gate from Whiterock Ave

                    Sunset and our front gate from Whiterock Ave

                  VRBO #396426

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

                  $150 - $200 per night (USD)
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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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