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* Summer wildflowers are coming! Book now to reserve this Crested Butte VRBO so you don't miss out on a great house in which to stay and enjoy all the outdoor fun, mountain scenery and cozy nights by the fire! *
Our spacious Crested Butte vacation rental home, the Alpenglow Chalet, comfortably sleeps & serves up to 18 in beds (24 with sleeper sofas) and can accommodate up to 5 families. From the Crested Butte ski area it's one stop away on the free shuttle bus (1/5 mile) and on the hiking & biking route. With magnificent views, an indoor hot tub, tons of amenities, and convenient access to everything, it's perfect for your family vacation, reunion, ski club outing, corporate gathering, church group, spiritual or marriage retreat. Our concierge service can arrange discounted ski rentals, grocery delivery, private chef, in-home massage, transportation from the Gunnison airport and more. Now offered as a Crested Butte VRBO, we invite you to come stay at our home and enjoy the best Crested Butte vacation rental house!
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Whether it's after a great day of skiing or hiking, the Alpenglow Chalet's bedrooms have been comfortably outfitted to give you a relaxing night's sleep. Each bedroom has its own thermostat for you to control the temperature.
The luxurious master suite has 2 king beds with memory foam mattresses, a sleeper sofa, TV, 2 large walk-in closets, magnificent views of Mt Crested Butte and the Maroon Bells, and a private deck with a gas fire pit and chairs.
The 'Mountain Bedroom' with its warm rustic décor has a king size log bed with pillow top mattress, a set of log bunk beds with memory foam mattresses, 4 closets, and a private deck with views of the West Elk Mountains.
The vibrant colors of the 'Wildflower Bedroom' and its views of Mt Crested Butte makes a wonderful setting with its king bed, a set of bunks with a full size futon plus twin trundle, a dinette set, 3 closets and a private deck.
The 'Maroon Bells bedroom' has expansive views of that famed mountain range and features a great deal of privacy with a comfortable queen bed with memory foam mattress.
The sprawling family room with its warm cork walls and gas fireplace has a comfortable sleeper sofa set and an alcove with a full size futon bunk bed with trundle.
The ground floor of this landmark home features the family room, indoor hot tub, full bathroom with steam shower, heated 2 car garage, and one of the laundry rooms.
The family room is stocked with a piano, 50” TV, Apple TV, Blu-Ray DVD player, a family-friendly DVD library, Wii game system, iPod player, dart board, board games, and toddler toys. Its gas fireplace will keep everyone warm and cozy. It has a full-size futon bunk bed with trundle and a sleeper sofa set for overflow.
The custom indoor hot tub with its cedar walls and dimming lights creates an experience that can be romantic or just simply soothing after a day of play outdoors.
On the main level you will find the living room, dining room, kitchen, and master bedroom & bathroom.
The oversize windows and 12 foot ceilings of the living room bring the magnificent views outside right to you while you relax in comfort. This room is stocked with board games, a small library, iPod player, bumper pool/poker game table, TV, and features a large copper-hooded wood burning fireplace. The deck off the living room has built-in seating, a gas grill, and a gas firepit.
The dining room is open to the living room, comfortably seats 16 at pub height tables, and has a pass-through to the kitchen/wet bar and a gas fireplace.
The funky retro oversized kitchen is fun to prepare meals in! It has a gas oven and cooktop, an electric wall oven, an electric cooktop with built-in griddle, 2 microwaves, 2 refrigerators (a 3rd fridge is in the garage if you really need to stock up), a wet bar, 3 crockpots, 2 additional griddles, roasting pans, and enough cookware to prepare an elaborate meal for everyone.
The master suite has two walk-in closets and connects to the master bath which has a double sink and shower area for two people. The bedroom has two king beds, a sleeper sofa, TV, desk, and magnificent views of Mt Crested Butte and the Maroon Bells off its private deck with gas fire pit and seating.
The top floor has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and the second laundry facility. The warm fall colors of this floor’s hallway, coupled with the unique décor of each bedroom and their magnificent views, makes for a very memorable place to relax and sleep.
The large Wildflower bedroom's warm brown and blue colors will charm you as will the beautiful view of Mt Crested Butte off its private deck. A king bed, futon bunk bed with trundle, dinette set, and three closets make the room perfect for just two people or an entire family.
Rustic log furniture and bear-themed décor fills the Mountain bedroom with warmth and serenity. Also suitable for a couple or a family, there is a king bed, bunk bed, and four closets; the private deck looks out to open space and the West Elk Mountains.
The Maroon Bells bedroom is the most intimate bedroom featuring spectacular views of its namesake Maroon Bells mountains; it has a queen memory foam bed, sitting chair and flatscreen TV with AppleTV.
5,500 sq ft Crested Butte rental home on .75 acres
Panoramic views of the Maroon Bells, Mt Crested Butte, and West Elk mountains
4 bedrooms (3 with private decks)
5 bathrooms (1 with steam shower)
Family room with bunks & walk-out patio
Indoor custom hot tub that seats 8
Oversize kitchen with 2 prep areas & wet bar
Dining room seats 16, seat for 8 more in adjacent rooms
Living room with deck
One stop from ski area on the free shuttle bus
Shuttle bus stop across the street
10 minute walk to ski base area
Hike & bike from the front door
2 outdoor gas fire pits with seating
Flat panel TVs
Cable TV, Blu-ray/DVD, Wii
Apple TV on 50 inch TV to wirelessly share photos and videos from iPhones & iPads
Desk area with printer
Large driveway to accommodate multiple cars
Heated 2 car garage with ski racks
2 laundry rooms (3 washers & 3 dryers)
Stocked with DVDs, board games, and books for guests of all ages
The Alpenglow Chalet was the perfect place for the bear and her family to spend a week exploring the mountains. Our favorite thing about the house was the proximity to some of the most beautiful hiking trails we’ve been on. Crested Butte definitely lives up to its reputation as Colorado’s wildflower capital of Colorado. We loved Cary and Regina’s suggestions for hikes and made good use of the many hiking guides they keep in the house.
Returning to the fully stocked kitchen, outdoor fireplaces and hot tub after hiking was just what we needed after long days on the trails. We continued to enjoy beautiful views of the mountains from the comfort of the home, as the place is surrounded by them. There is nothing like watching the sun set over the mountains from the front deck! I would highly recommend this house to friends and family and would love to return someday.
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 8 - Jun 8, 2015
3 night min stay
Summer - Early Season
Jun 9 - Jun 28, 2015
5 night min stay
Jun 29 - Sep 4, 2015
5 night min stay
Sep 5 - Nov 21, 2015
3 night min stay
Winter - Early Season
Dec 2 - Dec 20, 2015
3 night min stay
Winter - Holiday
Dec 21 - Jan 2, 2016
5 night min stay
Winter - Regular
Jan 3 - Mar 8, 2016
3 night min stay
Winter - Spring Break
Mar 9 - Mar 31, 2016
5 night min stay
Winter - Last Ski Week
Apr 1 - Apr 7, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
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Crested Butte is the last great Colorado ski town--it's an actual historic mining town founded in the 1860s, not a manufactured resort. The town is quaint, the locals are friendly, and the activities too numerous to list them all. Designated as the Wildflower Capital of Colorado, it has a laid-back attitude and you feel welcome to stay & linger, not rushed out for the next visitor. One of the things we love is how safe we feel with our kids there: they can take the bus right outside the house to going skiing, mountain biking, or to town to get ice cream and we know they'll be okay.
Hiking and mountain biking in the area simply can't be beat and the road to the trailheads goes right by the house. You can even take a bus to the trailhead from the stop across the street. We highly recommend the wildflower hikes and the West Maroon Pass trails where you can hike up to look over the mountains at Aspen. We have hiking trail guidebooks at the house for you to use.
Likewise, the ski area is only 1/5 mile down the road and the bus stop across the street will take you there. We're only one stop away from the ski area so it's like the convenience of ski-in/out without the cost! The skiing at Crested Butte is really phenomenal, it has runs for people of all ability levels and amazing extreme terrain if you're up for it. It still feels like the small, cozy ski resort we remember from our youth but it has expanded greatly. And the slopes get the afternoon sun which is really nice--you don't get the shadows and ice that most resorts do.
Crested Butte is also a place where artisans come to practice their craft, whether it's in traditional art or in food and drink. And for dining there are so many great restaurants! We recommend The Secret Stash (pizza), Pitas in Paradise, Ginger Cafe (asian), Le Bosquet (french), Sherpa Cafe (indian/nepalese), Ryce (asian), and Lobar's (sushi). There are several places that serve excellent artisan drinks and cocktails--our favorites are the Dogwood Cocktail Cabin (you have to try the Beetnik and Poco Loco drinks and the tostada appetizers are out-of-this-world) and Montanya Distillers which makes their own rum and has a wonderful concoction in the Maharaja plus non-alcoholic drinks for the kids.
If you want a memorable vacation in the heart of the Rocky Mountains then Crested Butte is the place to visit and we'd love to have you stay at the Alpenglow Chalet!
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: We are Cary & Regina Stephan, long-time Colorado residents who always wanted a home in the mountains. Cary used to ski at Crested Butte when he was in high school; when we honeymooned there after we got married we fell in love with the quaint town, the friendly laid-back atmosphere, and the incredible outdoor activities.
Why the Owner Chose Mt. Crested Butte:
We wanted something for family and friends. It's our future retirement home where we want our children to bring their families and everyone be able to stay in one place with everything fun to do right outside the door! This Crested Butte vacation rental home has a neat history with the original owner building it to showcase the ski area to visitors from Europe, a feature article about it in the Denver Post, and simply unique construction and design. It's a Crested Butte VRBO unlike anything else on the mountain.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The views are amazing: from every window you see mountains and wilderness. Even though the house is quite large, every room is designed to feel cozy. And we love the custom indoor hot tub--it gets cold on the mountain and not having to go outside for the hot tub is wonderful! With the bus stop across the street and the road for mountain biking outside the door, we can leave our cars at the house and easily get everywhere we want to go. When we bought the chalet our children were 13, 14 and 16 and we loved that they had the freedom to take the bus to go skiing, or go to the summer activity center to bike, zip line, etc. and we felt safe. Every child can bring their friends and each group has their own room to stay in while we adults still have our own room and there's plenty of space for everyone.
This Crested Butte VRBO is nestled amongst wildflowers and the Rocky Mountains.
Family Room: piano, 50 inch TV, fireplace, videos/games/books/toys for all ages.
The Dining Room serves 16 with additional seating for 8 more in adjacent rooms.
The 8 person custom indoor hot tub with cedar walls & dimming lights.
Rainbow and Mt. Crested Butte from the back decks.
View of the West Elk mountains from the Mountain bedroom.
View of Mt. Crested Butte from the Wildflower bedroom's private deck.
Master Suite: 2 king beds, sleeper sofa, desk, flatscreen TV, and a private deck
Welcoming décor throughout the house adds to the charm and coziness.
Built for families & groups, it's one bus stop from the ski area (1/5 mile).
View of Mt Crested Butte from Snodgrass trailhead.
Mountain bedroom: king bed, bunk bed, 4 closets, dinette set and private deck.
Living Room: wood fireplace, oversize windows highlighting the views, and a deck
Kitchen: 2 complete prep areas, wet bar, desk with printer, TV, seating for 4.
View from the International run on Mt Crested Butte.
The living room deck has a gas firepit, gas grill, and magnificent views.
Wildflower bedroom: king bed, bunk bed+trundle, dinette set, three closets, deck
Maroon Bells bedroom: queen bed & magnificent views of the Maroon Bells mountain
Firepit and chairs on master's private deck with view of Mt Crested Butte.
Master bathroom: double sink, shower area for 2 people.
The Alpenglow Chalet vacation rental home with Mt. Crested Butte behind it.
Beautiful fall colors surround the chalet on the way to great hiking and cycling
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