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

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017


Watching the 4th of July Parade!

KATHY REID purchased this house in 1989

Why KATHY REID chose Crested Butte Area

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
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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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • 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


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Walking Distance to Everything! Hiking, Skiing, Biking & Great Food!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great deco & art. Very comfortable. Easy walk to town shops ( 1/2 block). Free bus to ski is a block away and drops you off right at lifts. Big screen TV . Large master with his & hers bath and walk in closet. Well equipped kitchen . Will come back!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location to all the action on Elk Ave, very clean and comfortable. I'll be back for sure.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location to all the action on Elk Ave, very clean and comfortable. I'll be back for sure. I'd recommend this property to anybody visiting Crested Butte!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely, clean, comfortable, and only one block off main street. We could walk to any shop/restaurant in only a few minutes. The master bedroom/bath upstairs made us feel like royalty--with new carpet, luxurious bedding, and fluffy towels. Downstairs is just as welcoming with a nicely stocked kitchen, lots of windows, a back deck, and a front sun room. The living room includes comfortable furniture--perfect for relaxing after a day of hiking or skiing.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sue. We are so glad that you enjoyed Kate's Place as much as we do. it is a special place and we keep trying to improve the experience for our guest. Best regards, Kathy
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Littleton, CO

Kate's Place & Wilflower Season in Crested Butte

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't think of a better place to be. The home was conveniently located within walking distance of all the Crested Butte shops and restaurants. The kitchen and sunroom have lots of windows making them great places to greet the new day. It was clean and well kept, not easy to do during the high summer season. The three bedrooms, one with bunk beds, provide plenty of room and the master suite upstairs with a king bed encompasses the whole second floor. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Rental, Looking Forward to Staying Again

  • 5 of 5

I've been visiting Crested Butte my entire life and thoroughly enjoyed staying at Kate's Place. It was incredibly comfortable, well-kept and felt just like home from the minute we walked in the door. It was located in just the right location - close to Elk Ave but just far enough away for it to be quiet. Would 100% stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice comments. We love CB and Kate's Place so love it when others do too!
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  • 5 of 5

Great location. The owners have added new carpet and upgraded the home. Easy walk to all restaurants and shops. Had everything we needed for a couple (although has the ability to sleep more). I would recommend it in a heart beat. In fact I am working on renting it for 2017. Again, a beautiful home and location

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very nice comments. We love it when our guests Kate's Place as much as we do!
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Rates & Availability

Crested Butte House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 9 2017
6 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Dec 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 11 2017 - Jan 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
WINTER Value Season
Jan 7 2018 - Feb 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
Winter Season Rate
Feb 16 2018 - Mar 11 2018
5 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 12 2018 - Mar 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Apr 1 2018 - Jun 15 2018
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

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.