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Large 3 Story Home in the Heart of Town

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 2,680 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 7 Bedrooms + Den, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14-16)

Take a step back in time. Back when Jokerville, Teocali and Peanut were mines instead of ski runs. Back when the Company Store was actually owned by the mine company. Back when a single gas stove on each side provided the only heat for the large two-story duplex on Elk Avenue. And the cooking was done on a cast iron wood stove.

By the mid-1950s, the mines were closing and the outlook for Crested Butte looked grim. D.A. and Altha Hunt (affectionately known by family and friends as Poncho and Blossom) came to the area to do some uranium prospecting and fell in love with the beauty of the area, the cool summertime temperatures, and the opportunity to indulge in a land time forgot and decided to buy the big yellow duplex. They added bathrooms in former closets on both sides of the duplex and a tradition began.

Soon their whole family was coming to escape the Texas heat. They discovered autumn afforded spectacular beauty as the aspen leaves shook in vivid yellows. The trout fishing in the mountain streams and lakes is second to none. Then came the ski area and they were back for skiing at the premiere ski resort in the Rockies.

Now, you and your family can create one of a kind memories that will last a lifetime as well. Extensive remodeling has enlarged the house to seven full bedrooms and four and a half baths. The kitchen features a full-size oven and two dishwashers. You will appreciate many things about the house like its proximity to shuttle service, washer and dryer availability, two water heaters so the hot water keeps on coming, satellite television with the latest flat screen LCD, and many beautiful antique furnishings, some of which are original to the house when purchased back in the mid-1950s.

Each room has electric blankets and a furnace heats the downstairs allowing that warmth to rise to the second and third floors above. Open windows on the upper floors keep you cool in the summertime.

Hiking, biking, and jeep trails surround Crested Butte. You will relish the quaint shopping experience along Elk Avenue and beyond and some of the best nationally recognized restaurants anywhere. Book your vacation now in a true Victorian home that has become an icon of the town and is over 110 years old. It is one of the only residential houses left on Elk Ave. So winter, summer or fall you are in the heart of all the fun in historic downtown Crested Butte!

Why not start your own family tradition today?

3rd Foor BR 1 - 2 twin beds

3rd Foor BR 2 - 2 twin beds

2nd Floor East Back BR - 2 twin beds

2nd Floor East Front BR - 1 queen bed

2nd Floor West Back BR - 1 queen bed

2nd Floor West Front BR - 1 queen bed

1st Floor Master Suite - 1 king bed with full bath and sitting area, or separate sleeping with a sleeper sofa

There are a lot of sleeping areas, but keep in mind you may have to schedule baths. There is a guest half bath on the first floor. And of course, there is a private bath in the master suite. There are two full baths on the second floor. The third floor has a full bath between the bedrooms and one of the bedrooms has a sink and vanity.

The house is perfect for two families who enjoy vacationing together and will appreciate the quaint quirks of a genuine Victorian home.

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Property Manager
David Hunt
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About David Hunt

The Hunt Family has owned and enjoyed this home since the mid 1950s traveling on a regular basis from their homes in Texas to enjoy the cool mountain air and activities of Gunnison County. Five generations have grown up loving this historic beauty.

David Hunt purchased this house in 1955

Why David Hunt chose Crested Butte

By the mid-1950s, the mines were closing and the outlook for Crested Butte looked grim. D.A. and Altha Hunt (affectionately known by family and friends as Poncho and Blossom) came to the area to do some uranium prospecting and fell in love with the beauty of the area, the cool summertime temperatures, and the opportunity to indulge in a land time forgot and decided to buy the big yellow duplex. They added bathrooms in former closets on both sides of the duplex and a tradition began. Soon their whole family was coming to escape the Texas heat. They discovered autumn afforded spectacular beauty as the aspen leaves shook in vivid yellows. The trout fishing in the mountain streams and lakes is second to none. Then came the ski area and they were back for skiing at the premiere ski resort in the Rockies.

What makes this house unique

Hiking, biking, and jeep trails surround Crested Butte. You will relish the quaint shopping experience along Elk Avenue and beyond and some of the best nationally recognized restaurants anywhere. Book your vacation now in a true Victorian home that has become an icon of the town and is over 100 years old. It is one of the only residential houses left on Elk Ave. So winter, summer or fall you are in the heart of all the fun in historic downtown Crested Butte! The Hunt's house is located right in the middle of town at 4th and Elk Ave. next to the 'License Plate Plaza' and across the street from Donita's Cantina. Just around the corner is Camp 4 Coffee for that early morning latte. Summer or winter you can walk to all the restaurants and shopping in town. During the winter, the bus to the Mt. Crested Butte area is just a short walk down 4th street. Why not start your own family tradition today?

Guestbook comments from the manager

David



Sorry to be so late on this but I wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed your home. There was more than enough room for two families.



Could not have asked for a more perfect location, and the weather was great. Corky was very responsive with arranging for the leaky sink(Lurch was great) and replacing the coffeepot that we tried very hard to clean out.



If we ever return to CB we would love to stay there again. You have everything needed, well equipped kitchen and comfortable space.



Thanks again. I can see why our children love Crested Butte. Colorado is a beautiful state and CB is a wonderful town.
Jun 2015
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Amenities

Crested Butte House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2680 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 2nd floor bath W - toilet , shower
    1st floor Guest Bath - toilet
    2nd floor bath E - toilet , combination tub/shower
    3rd floor bath - toilet , shower
    Master suite bath - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • 2nd floor bedroom NE - 1 queen
    2nd floor bedroom NW - 1 queen
    2nd floor bedroom SW - 1 queen
    2nd floor bedroom SE - 2 twin/ single
    3rd floor bedroom W - 2 twin/ single
    3rd floor bedroom E - 2 twin/ single
    Master bedroom suite - 1 king , master suite with adjoining sitting room/bedroom with sleepe
  • Queen Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (6), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), King Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Large 3 Story Home in the Heart of Town
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5

Quirky and comfortable! Great location. Perfect for families.

  • 5 of 5

Family of 6 had a blast in this Victorian house. It was warm and fun for our young kids. The convenience to the bus, stores and restaurants was wonderful! We didn't use a car once. Plenty of room for a large group. The recently renovated kitchen with the huge long table was our favorite.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at "The Hunt House". This grand old house has been making unforgettable memories for families since my grandfather discovered it in 1955 and bought it (with no plumbing or electricity). It is the prefect house for large groups. And the farmhouse table in the kitchen was custom built with seating large groups in mind. Come create your own magical memories in "The Hunt House"!
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Awesome home and location

  • 5 of 5

Our entire group loved this house. The beds were so comfy, everyone slept well. The large gathering areas were nice for folks to socialize. Bathrooms were all recently remodeled and there were new appliances in the kitchen. We loved the two dishwashers.

Location is unbeatable. We walked to the distillery, restaurants, distillery, grocery store, distillery... (Montanya Rum Distillery is a must see stop!) It just happened to be Vinotok weekend when we stayed, and it was crazy convenient that all the festival events were just a few blocks away!

Only small issues which can be easily remedied: there were too few forks--maybe 10 or so in the entire kitchen. Dinner plates were a bit lacking too. We had to use the heavy ceramic plates in the dining room, which we were especially careful in treating!

Aside from those teeny tiny issues, this place was amazing. My friends and I loved it. We'd definitely be back on our next trip to Crested Butte.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing House in Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Hunt House. Even with the location in the middle of the main street, noise was never an issue. Just a great space with great accommodations.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Topnotch

  • 5 of 5

Lovely Victorian home with many upgrades and amenities while still showing off the charm from long ago.

Highlights we enjoyed: Located in the heart of downtown Crested Butte, first floor Master with King bed and sitting room, spacious bedrooms with numerous bathrooms and a huge kitchen.

Super Relaxing!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for a historic home in the heart of Crested Butte.

  • 4 of 5

Overall wonderful experience. Only a few minor tweaks with the home- no locks on bathroom doors and no screens on windows. Location unbeatable. Kitchen was very nice for our large family.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marlene

  • 5 of 5

Great House. We were a family of 10. The House could have accommodated 4 more people. Clean , updated, and well equipped. Location smack in the center of town. Walk easily to restaurants , shops and some trails

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $160 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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