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Historic Home in Heart of Crested Butte, the Perfect Location

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This historic 1800s mining cabin is perfectly situated right in the heart of Crested Butte, just one block from restaurants, shopping and the free shuttle to the ski area. It's a log cabin, with lots of character but is also quite modernized and has good sunlight. Hiking and biking trails are steps away. Our home has three bedrooms, two full baths (one with Jacuzzi tub). This cozy, comfortable home offers the perfect place for friends and family to gather.

The sunny kitchen has granite counter-tops, a gas cook-top, microwave, and dishwasher. We like to cook, so you'll find it very well equipped. The kitchen flows into a cozy living room with vaulted ceiling, maple floors, and gas log fireplace. French doors open to a south-facing deck (enlarged and updated in Aug 2017), fenced yard, and a fantastic wildflower gardens... with great town and mountain views.

The log addition includes two charming rustic log main floor bedrooms, full bath, and a large mudroom with washer and dryer. Great place for all your skis or bikes. Upstairs is a large master bedroom with vaulted ceiling, queen-size bed, full bath, oak floors, and spectacular views of Mount Crested Butte.

The home is furnished with fresh linens and bedding. There are goose down comforters on all the beds. The kitchen is fully-equipped for food preparation and dining. The living area has cable TV/DVD and stereo and broadband Internet access. The small yard is fenced (not high!), perfect for your canine friends. Everything in town is within easy walking distance. You can park your car because everything including hiking, biking, shopping, Nordic skiing, and the coffee shop are just steps away.

The 3 bedrooms are set up as follows:

Master bedroom ensuite with bath, encompasses the entire upstairs: Queen bed

1st Bedroom (The Fish Room): Queen bed

2nd Bedroom (Cowboys and Indians Room): two twin beds

1st and 2nd bedrooms share a bath across the hall.

The couch does NOT pull out, so we ask our guests to limit their group to only 6 people for their comfort. We do have a portable crib and stair fences for infants.

The large mudroom serves very well in the winter for ski gear, and the washer/dryer is full size.

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More Details

Charlie & Lizzie
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2018

About Charlie & Lizzie

We are American diplomats; we are currently serving America's critical interests in Egypt. We enjoy difficult places because we think it makes a difference.

Our son loves America, and having visited 25 different countries and living in 6 countries on three continents, decided to attend the University of Utah. He loves anything outdoors....skiing, climbing, biking. He's dashingly handsome, huh?

We have lived and visited all around the world, and decided that Crested Butte would be home: it is absolutely beautiful, and has some of the most interesting, friendly, and least self-possessed people we have ever met.

Wild Iris is our home sweet home...until we quit this crazy Foreign Service life we'll share it with you.

Come check out Crested'll love it!

Charlie & Lizzie purchased this house in 2004

Why Charlie & Lizzie chose Crested Butte

Beautiful country...interesting people....friendly centered home where you can walk everywhere....a town you can still walk in and chat with everyone you see.

What makes this house unique

You can leave your car behind and walk that's freedom, the perfect escape! It's a 5 minute walk to everywhere. We take our son up to the top of the mountains in summer and have a picnic, and then let him mountain bike home....all downhill. The house has lots of mountain character, as do all the people.

In winter we strongly recommend that you don't rent a'll never drive it anywhere. What a great life to be car-free.


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
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Six people all sleep in beds. There is no pull out couch, so we ask that our guests be limited to six. There is a portable crib for infants, however
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Master bedroom is the entire upstairs, and is ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2) Two bedrooms with queen in each, Twin or Single Beds (2) One bedroom with 2 twins, Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis


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Historic Home in Heart of Crested Butte, the Perfect Location
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 44 reviews

Perfect location, beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

The Wild Iris was such a cool place to stay right in town. The location was perfect for walking downtown to shop and/or dine out. The house was a blend of historic and modern and very comfortable for our entire family.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Darren, So happy to hear you had a great vacation. It’s a cool town, huh? And it sounds like you enjoyed Wild Iris, which makes us extra happy, Best, charlie and Lizzie
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Great time! Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Crested Butte many times. Most of the time we stay up the mountiain with friends. But this time we were “on our own” so we decided to stay in town. We loved it! We loved being 1 block from Elk where all the restaurants and shops are. We were about 2 blocks from a grocery store which was also excellent. Oh and bikes were available for our usage...w a basket for carrying the groceries. The house was perfect for the 5 of us! Everything was clean and instructions on the internet, heating etc made it a great stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to have you in our special little slice of mountain heaven!!! See you again I hope!! Charlie and Lizzie
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Great house, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and this was the perfect house for our family of 4. Charlie is a pleasure to work with and rent through, and we hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed yourselves!! CB is a great vacation spot, and we try to make Wild Iris a comfy place to enjoy it from. Best, Charlie
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

You can't beat the location of this home just 1 block behind Elk St. It has all of the basics needed to enjoy your stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy you enjoyed yourselves!! See you next year in CB!
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect for our family of 4.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andrew! Glad you enjoyed Wild Iris and Crested Butte! Hope to see you again soon!
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  • 5 of 5

Just finished our stay at the property with 4 guests. What a great place to stay. Owner made us feel very welcome. Everything about the property was the best. Walking distance to everything restaurants, bars, grocery store, liquor store etc. Quick walk to the free shuttle that takes you to the mountain. Would highly recommend the property.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed our little slice of paradise!!
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Gunnison Airport
Car: not necessary

Rocky Mountains,

summer wild flowers


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125

Please enquire about any special rates that might be available. Discounts for stays over 7 nights. Also, Spring Break week has higher rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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