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Luxury Rocky Mountain ski chalet in historic downtown Crested Butte, CO, USA

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, sleeps 10-12 comfortably

Luxury ski chalet in Crested Butte, Colorado. This historic home, originally built in 1900, was completely remodeled in 2008 and features state-of-the-art amenities in 4,000 sq ft. - one of the largest homes in Crested Butte. Set deep in the central Rockies, the town of Crested Butte (8,885 feet/ 2700 meters) is a National Historic District and is located 3 miles from Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR), with world-class skiing (alpine & cross-country), snowboarding, ice skating, mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, and fly fishing at your doorstep. Skiers are served by a free shuttle that takes visitors from downtown Crested Butte to the ski mountain every 15 minutes from 7 AM until midnight. This vacation home is located one block from the town center's (shops, restaurants, bars, grocery stores), a mere two blocks from the nearest ski shuttle stop, and is surrounded by stunning Rocky Mountain views in all directions. This dream chalet in southwestern Colorado sets the standard for an unforgettable family vacation memory.

Downtown living: Enjoy the convenience of a location exactly one block from the center of town. There’s no need to rent a car, as the town of Crested Butte is connected to the ski area (3 miles away) by a free shuttle every 15 minutes. The house is located 2 blocks from nearest shuttle stop. Nearly all of Crested Butte’s numerous restaurants and bars are within 2 blocks from the house, and some of the best are just a block away. The nearest small grocery store is 2 blocks away, and the nearest large grocery store is 5 blocks away as well as on the free schedule route. The Crested Butte Nordic ski center (with sledding hill & ice-skating rink attached) is 4 blocks from the house.

Getting there: For arrival by air, the Gunnison-Crested Butte airport (GUC – located 28 miles away) is served by United Airlines, American Airlines, and Alaska Airlines. Alpine Express (tel: 970-641-5074) operates a tax service to transport visitors from the airport to any address in Crested Butte. Hertz, Avis, and Budget all operate offices in the Gunnison-Crested Butte airport.

Other options for arrival by air include: Montrose, Colorado (MTJ – located 1 hour, 30 minutes away by car), Colorado Springs (COS – located 4 hours/ 197 miles away), and Denver International Airport (DEN – located 4 hours, 40 minutes/ 252 miles away).

Ski storage: As an added benefit to guests, the owner provides a large storage locker (for skis, snowboards, boots, poles, goggles, helmets, etc.) slope-slide free of charge. This locker is located at the base of the ski area inside the Treasury Center in Mt. Crested Butte Village and right next to the main lifts. This convenience allows guests to store all their ski & snowboard gear next to the slopes, a major time- and energy-saving advantage for everyone. This is a licensed vacation rental (business license 6440) under the Crested Butte Town Code, Ordinance #12, Series 16 and Resolution 57, Series 2017.

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Scott Nelson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018


Crested Butte House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2-person steam shower
    Junior master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 5-person steam shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Steam showers are a MUST in a luxury accommodation in the Rockies, and this property features two of them (one of which can seat 5 people). In addition, there is an 8-person outdoor hot tub on the back deck. The mountain views from this hot tub are stunning.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 king
    Junior master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Kids' play room sleeper sofa - This kids' rec. room contains a queen-sized sleeper sofa
  • The master bedroom (with king bed) occupies the entire upper level of this chalet and features its own Mexican tile and red marble bathroom with steam shower and Rainbird shower. The junior master bedroom (with queen bed) is located on the main level and has its own white marble bathroom with shower and bath tub. Bedroom 3 (with double bed) is located on the main level and secluded toward the back of the home. The connected bathroom features a large (5-person) steam shower with marble and mosaic details. Bedroom 4 (with double bed) is in the lower level of this home and has its own bathroom with vessel sink, bath tub and shower. Bedroom 5, also in the lower level, is the largest bedroom. This bedroom has its own large-screen TV, surround-sound system, a sofa and reading chair, and gas fireplace., The kids' recreation room has is a queen-size sleeper sofa along with many games, toys, and books. Each bedroom has its own television and DVD player.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 9 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Steam Shower
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • 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
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
The family room has satellite TV with large flat-screen, DVR, BluRay, high-tech multi-zonal & multi-input sound system, etc. The downstairs has movie-viewing rear-projection 60' flat-screen with a separate sat. receiver, BluRay, etc. Master bedroom has 40' flat-screen, sat. receiver, separate DVR, and DVD. Junior master has 32' flat-screen and DVD. The two smaller bedrooms also have their own TVs. Extensive movie library; high-end audio system, and Wi-fi DSL network throughout house. Master bedroom study has a laser printer and inputs for multiple devices. Other amenities include: 2 gas fireplaces, exposed log beams, gourmet kitchen, radiant in-floor heat throughout house, front porch w/ swing & rocking chairs, outdoor decks, & flagstone patio & sheer descent waterfall in backyard. Exquisite furnishings & antiques, numerous large oriental rugs, high-end custom finishes, wood floors, carpet in all bedrooms, multiple sky lights, two washers & two dryers, no smoking & no pets allowed.


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Luxury Rocky Mountain ski chalet in historic downtown Crested Butte, CO, USA
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Winter family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This home is lovely and very accomodating for our family. Spacious and cozy at the same time! Love the location, no car needed. Easy walk to catch the bus up to the mountain & within a block to Elk Avenue. We would love to rent this home again next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Colorado Springs

Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a family reunion here and everything was great. The house is amazing, and the extra room downstairs for the kids to play and hang out was a big plus. We were hoping for snow and skiing, but the weather didn't cooperate--so having such a great house to stay at really made the trip. All the shops and restaurants are half a block away. You just can't beat the location. We would definitely stay here again. Owners were extremely attentive and easy to work with and the check out was easy. Can't think of one complaint! Great place to stay in Crested Butte and would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great stay, Adam! Come back any time.
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Boulder Colorado

What a place!

  • 5 of 5

Comments from some of my happy visitors:


This homer provided a perfect time with family and friends to enjoy one of the most beautiful places in Colorado. Biking, walking, and hiking from the well-stocked garage of bikes, two-seater covered wagon for cruising with the little ones, space for your gear, and more. Gathering back at the home, enjoying the beautifully tended gardens, a soak in the outdoor hot tub, a conversation or read on the front porch swing. The home had the perfect space for family and friends with all age children to comfortably and enjoyably stay. The kitchen was so great to gather round while taking turns cooking breakfast, lunch or dinner, (of course the happy hour deals and restaurants within walking distance are not to be missed :). And the entertainment set up is sweet, with DVD's, books, and Play Station! We were smiling big, but feeling down when we had to pull away from our stay in paradise and head back home. Thanks Uncle Buck for making it happen. You are the Best!


We had an awesome time in Crested Butte! The best way to describe it is perfection. From the front door you can access biking, hiking, farmers markets, shopping and food. The house is very livable-we didn't have to go get anything from the store! What a wonderful place!


Staying here this summer was a true privilege! The house was beautiful...comfortable, had room for plenty of people, had beautiful sunshine coming through the windows with a great kitchen, large enough to cook for 15+people. The yard was a relaxing, wildflower paradise, great for a nap in the sun, a read, or a star-lit dip in the hot tub. This was a memorable family vacation, as everyone was able to come and go as they pleased, enjoying all that Crested Butte has to offer and then join all together for meals! Thank you Uncle Buck, it was so great to connect with family!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Evanston, Illinois

Was this Switzerland? Will never forget it!

  • 5 of 5

The elegance is unsurpassed yet understated. Owners are concerned with the cleanliness and upkeep of this lovely chalet. We were there in the summer, but I want to go back in winter for a ski holiday.It will be a spectacular scene at the foot of the mountains.(I can only imagine the hot cocoa and hot toddies by the fireplace.I can see winter with a positive attitude while everyone else is streaming to Florida. I would recommend this home to my friends. Thanks to Scott and Josephine.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2010
  • Stayed: August 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Naples, FL


  • 5 of 5

Wow! -- THIS WAS AWESOME! We would absolutely recommend staying in this lovely home. What an amazing trip we had to Crested Butte and this beautifully restored historic-yet-modern home. This "chalet" is nothing less than gorgeous - right in the middle of the quaint town within walking distance to everything necessary. And the views were breath-taking, to say the least. For me the best part of our family's trip was "our" beautiful home. The master bedroom & bathroom are so spacious, removed (being on the 2nd floor), and tastefully done. My kids all reported that their bedrooms were cozy and very comfortable. The lush antique furniture blends in well with other furnishings which were obviously purchased from all over the world. The kitchen is gourmet and has fantastic cooking equipment/ utensils. All I needed was the food and we were set for the week.

It snowed 3 feet (!) the week we were there, and although it was cool outside, we were all perfectly comfortable inside (esp. when near either of the home's two fireplaces). I didn't use the big outside hot tub, but our kids loved it. The snowflakes falling on their heads as I gave them hot cocoa was a treat for all of us. Very magical. The whole family and a couple family friends loved every minute of it.

Also, the media room was a nice bonus, since we hadn't realized it was a part of the package (it was stocked with all sorts of video games and DVDs). A great sound system that can play throughout the house and the basement, the ping-pong tables, and the two steam showers had everyone in our group blissfully content during the entire stay. And then there was the wonderful, uncrowded skiing.... Perfecto!

Our family will be back next year and for years to come. It was the best ski trip we've ever taken in the loveliest home in which I've stayed. What a first rate Thanksgiving this was!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2008
  • Stayed: November 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Wow! Amazingly gorgeous and comfortable home!

  • 5 of 5

What a warm and welcoming atmosphere this house exudes! Not only is the location outstanding: right in the heart of beautiful Crested Butte, a few blocks from the shuttle up to the mountain, but the amenities are fantastic! From the outstanding bathrooms to the comfy beds, the large dining table, the fun game room,cozy nooks and all the tech gadgets that would please even the most sophisticated, this spotlessly clean, cheerful home, is the best vacation home I have ever stayed in. I will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2008
  • Stayed: September 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Crested Butte, Colorado is located high in the central Rocky Mountains. The chief winter activities are: alpine skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, sledding, ice-skating, cross-country (i.e. Nordic) skiing, shopping, hot tubbing, spas, massage, fine dining, and sight-seeing. Summertime activities include: hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, mountaineering, tennis, golf, rafting, horseback riding, volleyball, Frisbee golf, off-road jeep tours, and hot air ballooning. Also, Crested Butte hosts numerous festivals throughout the summer that cover a wide-range of interests, such as art, film, music, wildflowers, wild mushrooms, and mt. biking. There are countless spectacular mountains, forests, and alpine lakes surrounding Crested Butte, and this region abounds in Western (i.e. cowboy) culture. Several dude ranches in Crested Butte's environs allow visitors to experience the joy of trail riding in the vast National Forest area that borders Crested Butte in all directions.

Other Activities: snowmobiling, snowshoeing, sledding


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning fee $350
Tax Rate 18.4%

Bookings canceled at least 120 days prior to the arrival date will receive a full refund.

Bookings canceled between 119 days and 90 days prior to the arrival will forfeit their reservation fee ($1,000); all other fees will be refunded for cancellations made between 119 days and 90 prior to arrival date.

Bookings canceled LESS than 90 days prior to arrival date will not receive a refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund