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Conveniently Located Spacious Home w/ Majestic Views! Ski & Spring Break Special

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Conveniently located between the ski area and the historic town of Crested Butte, this beautiful, custom-built, spacious home will provide you, your family, and friends a wonderful vacation experience. Occupying 1.58-acres with unobstructed 360-degree views of the surrounding peaks and valleys, The multiple living areas allow the rare opportunity to accommodate a large assemblage of family and friends in one place.The comfort continues with an open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace and gourmet kitchen. The great room offers floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the views of Whetstone, Axtel and Mt. Crested Butte Peaks, and these unobstructed mountain views continue from every room. The property borders 6+ acres of dedicated Open/Green Space, and is across the street from the recreation path that connects the ski area and the historic town of Crested Butte. This location makes it easy for bikers and hikers to enjoy the adjoining single-track trails that lead into the National Forest.

Two separate eating areas accommodate the kids and grown-ups. The kitchen has a center island, gas cook top, granite counter surfaces, high end appliances, and newly updated cabinets. We have a full office including a printer, fax, complimentary Notary and high speed internet with wireless. Just bring your laptop and you can finish up those loose ends while visiting Paradise.

During the daytime, the passive solar design allows for wonderful heat gain throughout the home. As the sun sets, your family and friends will enjoy the in-floor radiant heat (main level) on those chilly nights.

The great room has a large, L-shaped sofa where the family can snuggle to watch the 52-inch Samsung , high definition LCD TV next to the gas-log fireplace. For added convenience the kid's room has an LCD TV and DVD player.

The bedrooms each have high-quality mattresses and box springs, so everyone can get a good night's sleep after a full day of fun. Bedroom 1 (Master Queen ) has a private bath ****Bedroom 2 queen with direct access to the shared bath ****Bedroom 3 queen with shared bath. Kid's room/4th Bedroom has *2 QUEEN and *1 KING high quality Futons.

The kitchen and laundry room are fully equipped. Extra electric appliances, plenty of tableware, kitchen necessities, cleaners and a fresh sponge are all included. You need not buy all those extras that you normally would. Just come with groceries, or have us stock them and enjoy!

Once here and comfortably settled in, a scenic walk, bicycle ride or short drive will allow you to quickly access the National Forest or either town. You may also call Dolly's Mountain Shuttle for service to many of the hiking trailheads and the local airports.

More Details

Marc J. Solari
Member since: 2002
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Marc J. Solari


My name is Marc J. Solari and I have lived in Crested Butte for 25 years. I just love this place. Everything I like to do in the mountains, on the rivers and in the lakes is in close proximity and easily accessible.

Living in a small resort town, I have had an opportunity to work in several different fields. I have been a construction worker, landscaper, bartender, waiter, teacher, guide and I even worked as a distributor for wine, beer and spirits. Recently I was very fortunate to find my home located in Glacier Lily Estates. Now I am guiding and trying my hand at vacation rentals. So far it has worked out exceptionally well. Everyone that has stayed at my home has had nothing but wonderful comments and moments of disbelief as to how incredible their stay has been.

I am considering these results an immediate success, but I am not stopping there. I am constantly upgrading my home, its amenities and my abilities as a caretaker to offer the most comfortable vacation rental experience in Crested Butte.

Marc J. Solari purchased this house in 2008

Why Marc J. Solari chose Crested Butte

Crested Butte offers so much for the outdoor enthusiast. There is an incredible amount of National Forest and Wilderness within close proximity to Crested Butte. In fact, trailheads to many mountain bike and hiking trails are right out the front door of my home.

In the winter, the ski area is within view and only 3 short minutes drive from my home. You can just peek out the windows, see which lifts are running, what the skier traffic is like and hit the slopes. If you are not in the mood for lift serviced skiing, there are snowmobile trailheads nearby and a groomed cross country trail less than 300 meters away.

In the summer, several different mountain biking options are right out the door and the garage is a great place to throw a quick tune on your bike. If you are a hiker, you can walk across the street and access the recreation path that links the two towns with several hiking trails. If a scenic drive is what you are craving, take a left out of Glacier Lily Estates and drive the Gothic loop over Paradise Divide and back to the house. This is a beautiful drive and a great way to spend a day. Tennis anyone? There is a private tennis court 50 meters from the home.

There is good fishing within a mile of the house and larger rivers are less than 3 miles away. If the group is interested in rafting or kayaking, drive to Almont and enjoy a day floating the Taylor or Gunnison River. The local outfitters and guides are professional and well trained. Whether you are into whitewater, flat water or float fishing, the guides of the Gunnison Country will hook you up!

What makes this house unique

One of the most special events of the day begins when you wake up and look out one of the enormous picture windows and see the colors of the sunrise lighting the magnificent mountain peaks. The timer on the automatic coffee pot has started and the aroma of freshly brewed coffee fills the home calling you to the kitchen. As you curl up in a leather recliner with a fresh cup, reading one of the local papers, a fox strolls across the open field and you know that no matter what activities you choose for your day you won't have to fight traffic or go far to enjoy them!


Crested Butte House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This is a shared bathroom for the two lower bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , The half bath is on the first floor near the living room
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , The Master Bath is located upstairs.
  • The Lily has 2.5 bathrooms. The Master is upstairs. There is another full bath located on the first floor that is shared between the two lower bedrooms. There's also a half bath adjacent to the living room.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The Master is on the second floor. It has a private bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , On the first floor, Queen Bed and shared bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , On the first floor. Has a Queen Bed and Shared Bath.
    Bedroom 4 - 3 queen , 3 sleep sofa /futon , Family Room has 3 Quality Futons, Doubles as 4th Bedroom
  • (1) Each Bedroom is Equipped with High Quality, Queen Size Beds. There are also 3 High Quality, Queen Size Futons in the Family Room/ 4th Bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There are 3 High Quality Futons in the Family Room/ 4th Bedroom
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
SORRY NO PETS, 'The Lily' is Fully Equipped with High Quality Linens, A Fully Equipped Kitchen, 2 LARGE SCREEN LCD TELEVISIONS and HIGH SPEED INTERNET WIFI


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Conveniently Located Spacious Home w/ Majestic Views! Ski & Spring Break Special
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews

Lots of Windows, great setup

  • 4 of 5

Loved the property. Would have been nice to know there was a tenant above the garage.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Richard, I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed the property. Situated on over 1.5 acres with the closest neighbor over a half an acre away, the home offers plenty of open space and privacy. Yes, I have a full-time resident living in the caretaker apartment above the garage. The caretaker apartment is fully removed from the home, has its own access and the tenant is very professional and respectful of our vacation renters. There is currently a housing shortage in Crested Butte and the ability to help out one of our long-term locals with an affordable housing option is extremely important for our community. During your departure, we discussed the caretaker and the fact that you hoped you didn’t bother her. I asked if she bothered you and you replied “no sir.” It’s unfortunate that you gave me a 4 star review. It’s my first non-five star review in nine years of short-term renting. I have had a caretaker in the studio for the entire time. Please keep in mind when you return to Crested Butte for your next visit that our community relies on our long-term locals to provide the services that vacationing visitors require. If we don’t provide housing for our locals, visitors will not have the incredible Crested Butte experience that we currently offer. Without our locals, we become just another Colorado Ski Town like Aspen, Telluride and Vail. There’s a reason why Crested Butte stands apart from these other resorts. Above all, it’s the fact that we take care of our locals. After all, it’s our community of both visitors and locals that makes Crested Butte the awesome place it is. Thank you and Take Care. Marc.
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The Lily is a true wonder. My family and I enjoyed every minute of our stay and recommend it fully!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived we were stunned with the views of this property. The pictures do not do it justice. The Lily is an unforgettable property that is immaculately maintained and equipped. My family of 7 and I stayed the weekend here and we loved every minute of it! The kitchen is stocked with every ammenity one could ask for in terms of culinary aides. The bedrooms are comfortable and well designed. Amble space for a large group to feel completely comfortable. The overall layout of the house is spacious, bright, and inviting. Located close to the town of Mt. Crested Butte but with very few direct neighbors. It's perfect for those seeking a peaceful getaway without having to feel isolated or removed from a town setting. The Lily is "the house on the hill" and as you drive to the estate you will be excited to see how its beauty rivals or surpasses the beauty of the luxury homes in its surrounding. To this day, I feel so lucky for having chosen the Lily out of all the possible locations I came across when researching a place to stay. Above all the property is very clean and well kept for with lush house plants that are not only beautiful they also create crisp clean air flow throughout the home. You can't go wrong picking this location. Hope you enjoy your stay as much as my family did!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House, Great Location, Great Host

  • 5 of 5

Eight of us stayed here during spring break. The house was nicely decorated, roomy and well equiped. We needed a handicap accessible place in order to bring our son who is disabled. Marc, the owner and host placed a nice ramp inside where the house steps up, it was perfect. Marc was very helpful whenever we had questions or needed anything. The location of the house was pergect as well. About 1/2 mil from the slopes and a quick 5 minute nute drive to downtown. Kitchen was very well equiped and there was a separate room where te kids could hang out, watch TV and play video games which made this house ideal for 2 families of 4. We will be back as soon as possible.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Better than the photos

  • 5 of 5

The photos do not adequately capture the unbelievable views from this house and the pristine nature of the inside.

When I was researching crested Butte, I could not decide whether to stay in town or on the mountain… This house is right in between and allows you to access both quite easily . It is very close to the recreational path that goes between the two and my teenagers and I walked the path often both ways. The owner is very attentive and responsive. There are lots of guidebooks inside with things to do, hikes to take, and places to fish . We were there over July 4 and the view of the fireworks from the yard of the could not be beat. There is a nice back room which served as a second living room allowing the teenagers to spread out a bit. Great place. Great views. Clean. Kind owner.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unrivaled Views All Around

  • 5 of 5

The house and host are both beyond excellent. Marc made sure everything was in tip top shape prior to arrival and during our stay. He was very communicative during the booking process and leading up to the stay, as well as during and after for any questions we may have had. Crested Butte is an absolute gem of a town, out of the way from 'corporate' / chain-y America and this is THE house where you want to soak it all in.

While staying at the house, the first thing you notice is the abundance of views from each and every room of the house, which also coincidentally contain large windows to take advantage of the benefits. The house is stocked with anything you can think of to create your meals, high quality linens, and anything else to ensure your comfort during your stay.

After a day of hiking or hopping around town, sit on the deck on the south side of the house and take in the fresh air and 360 mountain views. It is quiet and peaceful, and I would venture to say that nothing else compares. There will not be one ounce of disappointment if you go with this house as it was an extremely positive experience the whole way around. Will definitely be back at some point...

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome views!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views from all of the windows. Perfect amount of room for our group of twelve. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed to prepare food a couple of times for our big group. Thanks Marc!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Gunnison (GUC) Commercial Flights, Buckhorn is 3 m
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
There are several bars in both CB and MT. CB
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Club at Crested Butte is within sight
Nearest Train
30 Miles
RIO Grande is in Gunnison, but it's in a Museum!
Nearest Motorway
Highway 135
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
There are several restaurants in CB and MT. CB
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Crested Butte Mountain Resort is within sight
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Long Lake and Gunsight Bridge on Slate River
Car: recommended

Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte offer incredible vacation opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers of all ages. Deemed 'Wild Flower Capital' of Colorado, our summers are bright and full of colors. Listed as one of North America's 'Top Ski Resorts' we are a world class destination ski area.

There are so many activities available in this area, it is tough to list them all. The winters offer skiing, snowmobiling, skating, ice fishing and other activities all surrounded by a beautiful, mountainous setting.

The summers offer mountain biking, hiking, fishing, golfing, wildflower viewing, rafting, kayaking, paddle boarding, again, set in a magnificent alpine environment.

If you want to experience the true peace and tranquility of the Crested Butte area, come visit during our 'Shoulder Seasons.'

April and May offer great snowmobiling and back country skiing options. These months can be really good fishing as well.

In September and early October, the mountains glow with the golden fall colors of Aspens.

November is extremely quiet and peaceful. The ski area opens over Thanksgiving weekend. 'The Lily' is a wonderful home to prepare a Thanksgiving feast!

January and early February are pretty quiet as well and often offer some of the best skiing with the smallest crowds.

Whether you come for our Holiday Seasons or visit during our less busy Shoulder Seasons, come and enjoy the Crested Butte area and see why our visitors continue to come back year after year.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
cleaning $300 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 16.5%

Glacier Lily Estates is one of Crested Butte's premier small subdivisions. Quiet hours are from 10 pm to 8 am. Please let me know if you plan to bring ATV's, Snowmobiles or Trailers so arrangements can be made per the HOA covenants. Rates are subject to change and are often negotiable. Please contact me for pricing and last minute deals. Thanks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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