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Historic Home in Heart of Crested Butte, the Perfect Location

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

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

This historic 1800s mining cabin has been extensively renovated with a large log addition. It is perfectly situated right in the heart of Crested Butte, just one block from restaurants,shopping and the free shuttle to the ski area. Hiking and biking trails are steps away. This home has three bedrooms, two full baths with jacuzzi tub (both bathrooms have been newly renovated in 2004). This cozy, comfortable home offers the perfect place for friends and family to gather.

The sunny kitchen was fully renovated in June 2012, and has a gas cook-top, microwave, and dishwasher. The kitchen flows into a cozy living room with vaulted ceiling, maple floors, and gas log fireplace. French doors open to a small south-facing deck, fenced yard, and flower 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 yard is 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.

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Charlie & Lizzie
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 14, 2017

About Charlie & Lizzie

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

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 Area

Beautiful country...interesting people....friendly people.....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 character, as do all the people.


Crested Butte House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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
  • 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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Historic Home in Heart of Crested Butte, the Perfect Location
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 39 reviews


  • 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: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed our little slice of paradise!!
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Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Although we live in state, we wanted an easy getaway for our family. We spent six unplugged nights in this beautiful, cozy home. Everything was exactly as described -- actually it was even better! Our teenage girls each had their own room, while my husband and I enjoyed the master suite. The kitchen was well-equipped and easy to navigate. We spent countless hours playing games, putting together 2, 1000 piece puzzles and watching movies in the warm living room. We cross-country skied five of the six days, most of which were bluebird perfect conditions. Hardly ever got in our car, and when we did it was just for less than 15 minutes. Bliss! Can't recommend this place highly enough! If we had the money, I'd offer to buy it. That's just how much we loved it! :)

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed Wild Iris and Crested Butte!! We fell in love with it the first time we visited, and its been our little slice of beautiful America while we serve overseas. I hope we see you again!! And thank you for writing a review, its really helpful for us. Best, Charlie, Lizzie, and Forbes
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Home away from Home

  • 4 of 5

We were in Crested Butte for our son’s July 16 wedding and found Wild Iris to be perfect for us (my husband, me, our daughter and her husband). Because of the wedding, there were a number of family members and friends staying in different locations, including in Mt. Crested Butte. The house is very close to the main stop for the free shuttle that runs between Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte, so it was easy for people to drop by our house. It is only a block off the main street, Elk, which has a number of restaurants and shops. The Wild Iris location, however, is quiet because it does not have commercial establishments near it. It also is very close to the local grocery. Basically, once you arrive at Wild Iris you don’t need to use your car unless heading off for a hike or event that is out-of-town. The house has a nice historic feel to it, has some flowers around, and is a charming place to stay. The living room, kitchen and dining area are combined and open onto the deck and small fenced yard so it doesn’t feel cramped at all. The house included some nice, home-like touches such as a book on local hikes. Some places we’ve stayed clear everything out so you have to buy salt, pepper, etc. These were at the house, along with various spices, laundry soap, etc. Presumably this varies depending on the last rental, but it was nice to have them. We also liked the fact that our daughter was able to bring her elderly dog along. Overall it is a nice house in a great location and a fun place to stay.

We found the owner and the property manager to be very helpful. Also the pictures and description are accurate (minus the snow, of course -- we were there during wildflower season!)

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!!.... We appreciate your stay and also thank you for taking the time to write a great review! You hit on all of Wild Iris' best points: character, location, comfort. We try to make it comfy for people by having great kitchen equipment as well as a supply of common spices to make life a little easier. Come back again!
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Nashville, TN


  • 5 of 5

We spent spring break at the Wild Iris and it was perfect for us. There were 4 adults and 2 children (6 years old). We had everything we needed and it was just cozy enough. Also, we were only a couple blocks from the 4 way bus stop, 1/2 block from Elk and a couple blocks from the grocery - could not have been better! Can't wait to return during the summer months. Thanks for letting us stay at your home.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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6 weeks of fun!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I with our two dogs spent an unforgettable 6 week vacation in Crested Butte at the Wild Iris property on fifth street. It was the perfect location for us and hope to return! We had guests coming and going and had plenty of room. I strongly recommend staying in town verses on the mountain. You can walk everywhere and Wild Iris is off the main street on a corner lot so it was as quiet and private as you could get! The town operates a shuttle every 15 minutes to the Mountain so no need to get in your car while you are there! I was thrilled also that Queen of all Saints was a 2 minute walk to Mass on Sundays. Most everyone, Locals and vacationers alike were so helpful and friendly! Especially when it snowed :) !

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX USA

Great Spring Break!

  • 5 of 5

Our family (including 3 teens and our dog) spent the week at the Wild Iris for spring break. The cabin is very cozy and has all the amenities that you need. The location was excellent - a short 2 block walk to the shuttle that takes you to the slopes which runs every 15 minutes, 1 block to all the fun shops and restaurants of Crested Butte, 2 blocks from the grocery... The only time we got in our car was to take our dog to the doggie day care. Charlie was so responsive and easy to work with. We really enjoyed our stay and would like to return again!!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Gunnison Airport
Car: not necessary

Rocky Mountains,

summer wild flowers


Rates & Availability

Crested Butte House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 26 2017 - Aug 12 2017
6 night minimum stay
Fall 2017 Shoulder Season
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
October, November, Dec 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas, New Years 2017
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 6 2018
6 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2018 - Feb 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
Spring Skiing
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 10 2018
4 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 17 2018 - Apr 1 2018
6 night minimum stay
June 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 23 2018
5 night minimum stay
Summer Prime
Jun 24 2018 - Aug 11 2018
6 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2018
Aug 12 2018 - Sep 1 2018
6 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Years 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 5 2019
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Tax Rate 14.0%

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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