Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

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

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow! What a blast! We stayed at Kate's Place with another couple and had so much fun. The master bedroom is large and cozy at the same time. We could walk to all the great places in town and the patio with the grill was perfect for a night at home. We will be back!
Jun 2010
  • 1 of 2


Crested Butte House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Bunk bed sleeps two (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

95% Complete
4% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Walking Distance to Everything! Hiking, Skiing, Biking & Great Food!
average rating of 4.952381 based on 23 reviews

Fantastic place!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful Vintage Home with the best location in town!

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need. Kitchen is well stocked which makes it easy to prepare meals. Great little deck with a table and grill. Nice views of the mountains in every direction. You can walk a block for great expresso, coffee and more. Fab dinning is a few blocks away.Hop on your bike and take a ride out to peanut lake and you feel like you are in the wilderness and yet you are still just moments from town. Paved bike trails take you all over or put your bike on the free bus to the top of the mountain and ride down. So much going on in town that it is hard to choose what you want to do and you can walk to most events. A great family town...just the best!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great house and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

1st time to CB

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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! Kathy
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Austin , Texas

Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

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.


  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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! Kathy
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Corrales, NM

Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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. Kathy
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $100

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties