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Bear West - Crested Butte's Best Cared for Vacational Rental!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Bear West is located on Butte Avenue in downtown Crested Butte. Walk out the front door and head left two blocks to the Lower Loop walking/biking/cross-country trail. Located only 4 blocks from Elk Ave. Bear West provides you with a quiet setting to come home to, yet keeps you near the heartbeat of a wonderful town. Park your car, because at Bear West you are only a walk or bike ride away from restaurants, shopping, the movie theatre and adventure. During the winter the free town shuttle to Mt. Crested Butte and skiing is only 4 blocks away.

Bear West has three bedrooms on the main floor. The master bedroom has a king size bed with full bath renovated pring 2014. The second and third bedrooms contain queen size beds. Down comforters on all these beds will keep you nice and toasty. Bear West has a sunny 1st floor family room with a TV making it a good spot to relax. The laundry room has a full sized washer and dryer.

The 2nd floor has an expansive living room with an absolutely gorgeous kitchen fully equipped for cooking and entertaining. The high ceiling in the living room gives you an open feeling. The Western decor is filled with fun accents and a large leather sectional for lounging. Step outside onto the deck to a gas BBQ grill and adirondack chairs. There is a loft off the living area with twin beds. A half bath accommodates the 2nd floor.

The backyard with a well maintained landscaping is cared for personally by the managers. In the summer flowers flourish! The backyard is not fenced.

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More Details

Debra and Doug Reich, Managers
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Debra and Doug Reich, Managers

Mary Welch purchased Bear West in 2004. Mary's sister, Debra and her husband, Doug moved to Crested Butte full-time in 2009 and have managed Bear West for Mary since then!!

Debra and Doug Reich, Managers purchased this house in 2004

What makes this house unique

Bear West is located on the quiet end of town with little car traffic. You can take part in the festivities on Elk St. and then return home to a quiet neighborhood for rest and relaxation.


Crested Butte House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Bear West - Crested Butte's Best Cared for Vacational Rental!
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Wonderful but too brief!

  • 5 of 5

This was the 10th or 11th time I've rented Bear West. Love the location and great hosts, Deb and Doug.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Michael. Fun to watch your family grow up over the years. I'm sure the next time your visit will be longer, perhaps in the fall. Debra Reich
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Fantastic family getaway spot

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year coming to Bear West. It's a perfect house for us - kid-friendly, great living space, clean and well-equipped (with the best kitchen setup we've ever rented!)

This is the only house we've ever rented twice - and we hope to return again for years to come.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Zach. The owner takes pride in offering a rental home that is spotless and offers all that one needs to prepare meals for their family. Hope to see you in August too!
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GReat property, location, and owners

  • 5 of 5

Nicely appointed, comfortable house, lots of room, friendly owners. Quiet location at edge of town, but still only a few blocks from the main happenings. What else can you want?

Also flexible enough to have a 1-night minimum, which sadly not many allow.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First Class but not at all fussy

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I visited town on a book tour and were put up here for two nights. Since we rent our own home on VRBO when we're away, we have some opinions about what makes a great rental.

After staying here, we may be stealing some ideas.

The location is great, on the edge of the old town, within easy walking distance of the main commercial street and close to the trailhead that leads to biking and running trails. If you're into exploring town and getting a feel for the funky community, this is the best possible location.

The house has been newly renovated (we were told we'd taken the first shower in the expansive new master bathroom shower). The layout has flipped the space so the upstairs is a great room and well-equipped kitchen with a loft above. We found everything we could want in the kitchen, including a fully stocked spice cabinet. The great room is furnished in comfortable cowboy style, and there's plenty of room for multiple activities in the space.

Downstairs, there's a feeling of privacy for all three bedrooms, plus, there's a small tv/reading room at the end of the hall, which can help segment larger groups.

The furnishing and decor has character but doesn't feel worn. Linens and mattresses first rate. Wifi worked flawlessly.

Two clunker loaner bikes were available for running errands in this very bike- and walker-friendly town, so a car is not necessary.

It's too big a place for just two people who might want a romantic getaway, but we didn't feel dwarfed.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Gunnison-Crested Butte Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Too many to count
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
0.25 Miles
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Car: not necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $75

Bear West is a home in a beautiful quiet neighborhood in Crested Butte. To assure that those staying respect our neighbors and home our guests will be sent via email a leasing agreement once a booking date is requested. Also, although we have HomeAway payments set up (only because it is required by VRBO) we do all financial transactions the "old school" way via checks.
We do rent monthly and have a reduced rate for month long stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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