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Walking Distance to Everything! Hiking, Skiing, Biking & Great Food!

Crested Butte, CO, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay1 - 5 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)


Walking distance to shopping, great food, skiing, hiking and more. Just step outside our front door to the beauty and charm of Crested Butte.

Kate's Place is located in the historic district at 413 Maroon Ave., one block off the main street. Kate's Place was shipped to Crested Butte piece by piece in 1922, as an original Montgomery Ward's kit home. It was erected by a local miner and built on a mountain stone foundation. The home is named after Kate Starika, who lived in the home as a widow for more than 60 years. In 1990, Kathy and Doug purchased the home and restored it's victorian charm. The home was recognized by the Board of zoning and Architectural Review as the best example of historical renovation completed in 1990.

"We tried to maintain as much of the historical integrity as possible", said Doug, " the renovation was a labor of love." The interior and exterior paint and wall coverings all reflect the homes victorian beginnings. As much of the original wood trim and flooring were retained. Beautiful leaded glass door and side panels were designed in Dallas to fit the victorian theme. Not only does this make a statement about the home, it also makes for a charming entrance into a wonderful enclosed sunroom. The perfect place to relax after a day of skiing, hiking, biking or shopping in town.


Keywords: crested butte,home, ski rental, mountain home rental



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Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018

Watching the 4th of July Parade!

KATHY REID purchased this House in 1989

Why KATHY REID chose Crested Butte

We often visited Crested Butte to vacation and loved the area. When we saw our home we fell in love again!

What makes this House unique

Outdoor beauty, friendly people, wonderful hiking, sking, rafting, biking and more within walking distance. Great food and social events...everything!


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Bunk bed sleeps two (2)


        • 2 Bathrooms

            Location Type

              • Mountain View


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Parking
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Stove
                        Electric "Wood Burning Effect" Stove.


                          • Kitchen
                          • Catering Available
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television
                                    One in master bedroom and one in living room
                                  • VCR


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Golf
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Tennis

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • jetted tub


                                              • cinemas
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • live theater
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • boating
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • sledding
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • fitness center

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • cross country skiing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hot air ballooning
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • racquetball
                                                          • rafting
                                                          • rock climbing
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • skiing
                                                          • snowboarding
                                                          • snowmobiling
                                                          • tennis


                                                              • Located one block from shopping and resturants in the historic district of town. Two blocks from free bus transportation in the middle of the historic district

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                20 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Great house and perfect location

                                                                carol n.

                                                                Perfect house. Clean, well equipped. We cooked all meals and kitchen was perfect. Very close to shuttle stop to slopes. Would definitely come back and stay here.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you Carol for the nice review. We fell in love with the house and the location more than 30 years ago. So much fun to just walk into town or jump on the bus and not worry about a car and parking. In the summer we have a table and grill on the back deck that makes cooking at home even easier and more fun. We would love to have you back. While we love the skiing summers in CB are the best...once you try it you will be hooked!

                                                                Fantastic place!

                                                                Jamie B.

                                                                Great property in the center of town! Super convenient and met everyone’s needs.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you Jamie for the review. We work hard to make sure Kate's Place is fashionable, comfortable and fun. Since we spend time here ourselves we want the house to be a great experience for everyone, including our family. We travel and rent Home Away/VRBO properties too and so we have been on both sides of the review process. We hope to have you back!

                                                                Kathy Reid

                                                                Owner/Kate's Place

                                                                1st time to CB

                                                                Todd D.

                                                                House was very nice and close and walkable to everything, Then again everything is close and walkable to everything. LOL! The house is very well equipped and appointed. We would definitely stay here again.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you so much for your very nice review. It is fun to stay in the historic district, one block off the main street of Elk Ave., but your right nothing in the town of CB is more that a 10 block walk or so.

                                                                We hope to have you back...Merry Christmas to you and your family and may your New Year be the best year ever!


                                                                Wonderful Home

                                                                Mike M.Austin , Texas

                                                                This property is a lovely home full of light and beautifully furnished. The location is perfect and the house is well cared for and very modern. I would recommend this as a perfect place to enjoy CB and the surrounding areas.. we enjoyed our stay.


                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you Mike. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope to have you back. We made a few improvements after your visit so the home is even better!


                                                                Wonderful place to stay!

                                                                Carrie F.Corrales, NM

                                                                Kate's House is fantastic. The house is comfortable, clean, charming, modern and well appointed. For most of our stay, we had two adults and a small child, although 4 adults and a child were all very comfortable. We stayed there for three weeks and started feeling like part of the community (great neighbors!). The house location is ideal and in walking distance to everything (downtown, parks, trails, etc). Working with Kate was great. When we head back to CB, we will definitely try to stay at this place.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay.

                                                                We do have great neighbors and they have really cute pets. We are planning a few more improvements to the house before the winter season so stay tuned as the house gets even better!

                                                                We look forward to your return.


                                                                Nice place. Clean. Excellent location.

                                                                shawn f.San Antonio, Texas

                                                                Plenty of room, especially in the massive upstairs master -- and so many doors up there. Nice carpets and flooring and excellent renovation work [we were there in the Fall of 2017]. The fresh pink and lavender exterior was fabulous for 5 guys in town to ride mountain bikes for a week. I hope this place is available when we come back.


                                                                Crested Butte, CO, USA

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                                                                No tax on rentals of 30 days or more. See rental agreement for all other terms.

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