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Lux. 4B/4.5BA Home-Sleeps 10+ Fab Views-Great Family Retreats

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

Townhome, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths

Plan a memorable multi-family vacation this winter in this cozy home. There's plenty of real snow and great skiing! Marvel at the spectacular 180 degree views from this new, spacious luxury town home, located directly across Prospect Drive from the Gold Link lift on Mount Crested Butte. Fall Mountain biking and hiking is available out your door, and horseback riding is only a 5 minute walk away. Rafting, kayaking, fishing, snowmobiling are close and of course there are always the great views from your deck. A world class golf course 15 minutes away. This location has it all!

SLEEPING: We furnished our home with multiple families in mind. The master bedroom features a king bed, a large desk, and also a walk-in closet with enough room allowing -as needed- for an extra mattress or the crib we have provided.

Wireless internet is available in case work calls. From your living area, you have unparalleled views up the East River (Gothic Mountain), and down toward the town of Crested Butte (Mt. Emmons). The deck is furnished with chairs, and there are additional folding chairs and a folding table if you want to eat or have drinks on the deck.

Town of Mt. Crested Butte, Business License No.


Fabulous Skiing for beginners and experts: Getting to the Gold Link lift is about a 2000 feet walk (see map picture) and if that's too far, you can drive to the end of Walking Deer Lane where everyone can ski down to the Prospect lift.

Cross Country Trails are groomed and also about 2000 feet away.

The free shuttle to Crested Butte in the winter leaves from Mountaineer Square to the intersection of Prospect Drive and Gothic Road (approximately 1500 feet from our doorstep), so you can leave your car at home and get to Crested Butte for food and entertainment.

Mountain Biking: Prospect Drive takes you up the mountain to all of the mountain biking trails. Gothic Road takes you into the East River valley to world-class mountain biking like the renowned “401” trail.

Horseback Riding: A five minute walk down the hill takes you to stables where you can book horseback rides ranging from an hour to two days.


At the mountain center, (Mountaineer Square, a 5 minute bike ride) there are tons of activities and a kids' day camp. There's also a kids' nature camp at the Rocky Mountain Biological Lab on Gothic, a 10 minute bus ride away.

WATER: In the town of Crested Butte (free shuttle from Mountaineer Square or 10 minutes by car), you can book rafting, kayaking, fishing, or guided climbing trips in the immediate area.

SPA: Spa treatments for sore muscles are available at Mountaineer Square or in Crested Butte.

YOGA: Yoga Classes in the town of Crested Butte

GOLF: 15 minutes away there is a scenic 18-hole Championship Course designed by Robert Trent Jones II.

HUNTING: Guided hunting and fishing excursions are available.

SNOWMOBILING: Trips can be arranged close by.

EXPLORING: If you have a jeep or 4 wheel drive vehicle, you can ride trails that take you throughout the Elk Range,( including to Aspen), in the summer.

MUSIC AND THEATER: The Crested Butte Music Festival Program is online already. Check out the Boston Brass Music Camp for musicians! Crested Butte Mountain Theater musical! Opera workshops and performances. Bluegrass in Paradise!

TOURIST EXTRAS: Within an hour’s car ride, you can visit the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, climb several “14-ers”, go boating or swimming on the Blue Mesa Lake, travel up to Cottonwood pass for amazing views, or simply drive through the spectacular vistas of Southern Colorado.

ALSO: You can see more information about our unit and the area at our website linked below.

KEY WORDS: Condo, ski, home, on mountain, walk to lifts, wildflowers, mountain biking trails, hiking, Gothic, reunion, retreat, multiple families, deck, 2 car garage, amenities....

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Dorothee

VRBO Alert: after many years with vrbo, we are letting the subscription lapse because of changes made by Expedia/HomeAway. This listing will disappear on Feb 5, 2018. If you want to reserve please google Wildhorse+ heisenberghager and you will find our website and contact info.

We enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking and downhill skiing and wanted to be in the mountains, ready to do the activities without a long drive to get there. Photography is also our hobby, and so it had to be a place with beautiful views and sights. On our website you can see some of the wildflower pictures we took and some of the winter pictures.

Dorothee purchased this house in 2011

Why Dorothee chose Mount Crested Butte

Mt Crested Butte is a beautiful valley (we think it’s more attractive than Aspen or Snowmass) and we wanted to be in a quiet place on the mountain but with many amenities that make getting home at night a pleasure. The skiing and snowboarding is world class (the second X-Games were held in Mt Crested Butte), as is the mountain-biking (invented here). Mt. Crested Butte is also the official wildflower capital of Colorado.

For skiing we wanted to be close to the slopes, so you can just walk 5 minutes to the Gold Link lift. For the summer we wanted it to be a little quieter so it’s nice that the lift does not run then.

There are so many things you could do every day that even when the weather’s not great, you can find something to do. We also wanted something that would accommodate our 3 extended families and kids, so we created a space for the cousins to all hang out together and play (Wii and games) and watch TV/DVDs (the bunk bed room).

Our dining room table expands to fit 15 people and we like to cook, so the kitchen was important. One of our favorite places in the summer is the deck that we enjoy in the morning with a blanket and a cup of coffee, and the evening with a glass of wine as we watch the sun go down over the East River valley.

What makes this house unique

We added a Digital Piano in the queen bedroom which makes it an ideal place for people who like to play for fun but don’t get a chance to do so in their “regular” lives as much as they would like. Wildhorse is the closest housing to the Rocky Mountain Biological Lab in Gothic, so if you are visiting someone there for the summer, it’s as close as you can get (3 miles up the road).

The free shuttle to Crested Butte leaves from Mountaineer Square to the intersection of Prospect Drive and Gothic Road (approximately 1500 feet from our doorstep) in the winter.


Mount Crested Butte House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom has large walk-in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Second Master bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , Each bunk bed has a trundle bed that can be pulled out
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The sofa in the living area is a full size sleep futon
  • Baby Cribs (1) folding wooden crib is available if needed. An extra twin mattress in the master closet is available.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
digital piano, can accommodate 3 families, amazing views, horseback riding stables, mountain biking out the door, close to Rocky Mountain Biological Lab


Blue sky and great skiing in Colorado!

VRBO Bear stayed here

Jan 28, 2015

This spacious 4 bed 4.5 bath home far exceeded my expectations. The home is located at the bottom of Prospect Lift on Mount Crested Butte, perfect for our six day ski trip. The home was stocked with more than enough beds, extra mattresses, and bedding to accommodate my guests. In total we were able to host fifteen people! Each day started early, waking up to a gorgeous Colorado sunrise provided through the oversized east facing windows. We cooked nearly every meal in the spacious upstairs kitchen and dining area. There were plenty of serving dishes, utensils, and cooking accessories to prepare various meals for all fifteen guests: chili beans, meatballs, salads, spiked apple cider, fajitas, the works! For my friends who skied, we took less than a five minute hike to the slopes. The home was close enough to the lift that we could even ski home to make a sandwich for lunch. For my friends who did not ski, they enjoyed watching movies on the big screen TV and catching up on a little R&R. They played games and built a puzzle provided in the home. A few of them took the shuttle that’s located at the end of the drive into the town of Crested Butte and enjoyed pizza from a local restaurant, and an oxygen treatment at an oxygen bar. The shuttle service ran every hour from morning until late night, making it perfect for all of my friends to come and leave as they pleased. This home couldn’t have been more perfect. The town of Crested Butte is a true mountain town, and was the perfect getaway. Dorothee, the property owner was more than accommodating. She quickly responded to any questions we had before, during, and after the trip. I highly recommend this spacious mountain home in Crested Butte, CO, the various activities are endless!

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average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Well managed property in an ideal location for summer activities.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Views and Amenities galore

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house for a birthday trip with 11 adults for 5 nights. The house was perfect, even for this large of a group of adults. The house was easy to find and the instructions for accessing the house were simple. Everything was clean and well maintained and there were plenty of extras (chairs, pillows, linens, etc). We only went out to dinner 2 times because the kitchen was so easy to cook in and after a long day of skiing, staying in by the fire sounded great! Access to the lifts was also extremely easy. You could walk or park your car close to the base of Goldlink lift and ride the mountain all day! All in all, I was extremely happy with our stay and recommend this property for anyone looking at a trip to Crested Butte.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
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Well equipped mountain-view home with great owner

  • 5 of 5

This home is very spacious - the bedrooms and baths are generously sized. There's everything you'll need for your stay. The home is nicely maintained and clean. And the views from the common space (dining and family room) and bedrooms are fabulous. Watch for wildlife out the windows. Both the sunrise hitting the mountain peaks and the colorful sunsets are spectacular from the dining and family room. We stayed during the winter so we also could see people out on the cross country ski trails and the snowcats making their nightly grooming runs right from the family room. If you are skiing, there are multiple ways to get's a quick run down the road to park at the base of the mountain or you can take the free shuttle bus from the stop that's about 1/4 of a mile from the house. Either is easy and convenient. This was the first time I had skied at Crested Butte and was happily surprised by the terrain and grooming...and that it was not busy! No lift lines! The town of Crested Butte was also bigger than I expected and had quite a few restaurant choices. There's even a small movie theatre (something not always available in ski towns). The owner was very responsive to my questions and even provided helpful info about grocery shopping and discount lift tickets. I would recommend this house (and the owner) to my friends and family.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

Great house in a fantastic location to slopes with spectacular views.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
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Amazing home with a wonderful view!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this house and it's locations. We slept 15 adults more than comfortably. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed and more to cook every night during our week long trip. Every room had its own bathroom which made this very convenient for everyone to get ready. There was a shuttle in walking distance to the house that would take you to town which made skiing and errands very convenient. Crested Butte is absolutely beautiful and this house made it that much better. The owner was very responsive to any questions we had before, during, and after the stay.

I would recommend this house to anyone and definitly plan on returning.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect! Very spacious, very clean and modern and all of the necessary amenities. Wonderful views of mountains all around. The location was ideal for both downhill and cross country skiing - no need to drive, just walk out the door! Highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
The Club at Crested Butte
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
300 Metres
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Car: recommended

music festivals, wildflower festivals, art festival, flyfishing, fall foliage hiking,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning $300 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.9%

We charge a $250 refundable cleaning deposit for parties of 6 or more because we have had the cleaning costs rise above $300 cleaning fee included in the rental price. The deposit will only be used if the cleaning costs are above $300 and we will refund any portion that is not used for the additional cleaning costs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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