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Your Group's Wildflower Headquarters! Indoor Hot Tub, 360° Views, on Rec Path

Bedrooms 4
Space 5,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 5 Baths (Sleeps 8-24) with Mountain Views on New Recreation Path

*** NEW FOR 2017 ***

* A new luxury indoor hot tub with 4 adjustable Jet Therapy Pillows & 45 massaging jets! It's fantastic!

* A summer/winter recreation path is now directly in front of our house. It connects our home to the ski base area, the town of Crested Butte, and trailheads. Just step outside and walk/bike away on the recreation path or walk across the street to ride the free shuttle!

Our spacious Crested Butte home comfortably sleeps up to 18 in beds and 24 with sleeper sofas and can accommodate up to 5 families. The free shuttle bus stops across the street every 30 minutes and we are 1 stop away from the ski resort and on the new recreation path for easy access to town & activities throughout the year. We have magnificent views from every room in the house, an indoor hot tub, an oversized kitchen, two large family rooms with fireplaces and well stocked with dvds/books/family games. It's perfect for your family vacation, reunion, ski club outing, corporate gathering, church group, spiritual or marriage retreat.

Please click the link to our website under Owner Info for more photos & information. No Pets & No Smoking.


Whether it's after a great day of skiing or hiking, the Alpenglow Chalet's bedrooms have been comfortably outfitted to give you a relaxing night's sleep.

The luxurious master suite sleeps 6, has 2 king beds with memory foam mattresses, a futon sofa, TV, 2 large walk-in closets, a private deck with a gas fire pit and 4 chairs with magnificent views of Mt Crested Butte and the Maroon Bell.

The 'Mountain Bedroom' sleeps 4 with its warm rustic décor has a king size log bed with pillow top mattress, a set of log bunk beds with memory foam mattresses, a table with chairs, 4 closets, and a private deck with views of the West Elk Mountains.

The 'Wildflower Bedroom' sleeps 6 and has a king bed, a set of bunks with a full size futon plus twin trundle, a dinette set, 3 closets and a private deck with views of Mt Crested Butte.

The 'Maroon Bells bedroom' sleeps 2 and has a comfortable queen bed with memory foam mattress, flatscreen TV with AppleTV, and expansive views of the Maroon Bells Mountain range.

OTHER SLEEPING: Ground floor can sleep up to 6 in the family room (sleeper sofa, futon/trundle/bunk). Main level living room can sleep up to 2 with sleeper sofa.


The ground floor features the family room, gas fireplace, indoor hot tub, full bathroom with steam shower, heated 2 car garage, and a laundry room with 2 washers and 2 dryers. The family room has a large sectional sofa with sleeper, window reading nook, and a full-size futon bunk bed with trundle, a piano, 50” TV, Apple TV, Blu-Ray DVD player, a family-friendly DVD library, Wii game system, iPod player, dart board, board games, and toddler toys. This room can sleep up to 6.


On the main level you will find the living room, fireplace, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom & bathroom. The oversize windows and 12 foot ceilings of the living room bring the magnificent views outside right to you while you relax in comfort. This room is stocked with board games, a small library, iPod player, bumper pool/poker game table, TV. The deck off the living room has built-in seating, a gas grill, and a gas fire pit. The dining room comfortably seats 16.

The funky retro oversized kitchen gets rave reviews from our guests! It has a gas oven and cooktop, an electric wall oven, an electric cooktop with built-in griddle, 2 microwaves, 2 refrigerators (a 3rd fridge is in the garage), a wet bar, 3 crockpots, 2 additional griddles, roasting pans, and enough cookware to prepare an elaborate meal for everyone.


The top floor has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and the second laundry facility.


5,500 sq ft Crested Butte rental home on .75 acres

Panoramic views of the Maroon Bells, Mt Crested Butte, and West Elk mountains

4 bedrooms (3 with private decks)

5 bathrooms (1 with steam shower)

Family room with bunks & walk-out patio

Indoor custom hot tub that seats 8

Oversize kitchen with 2 prep areas & wet bar

Dining room seats 16, seating for 8 more in adjacent rooms

Living room with deck

One stop from ski area on the free shuttle bus

Shuttle bus stop across the street

10 minute walk to ski base area

Hike & bike from the front door

2 outdoor gas fire pits with seating

Oversized yard

Gas grill


Flat panel TVs

Cable TV, Blu-ray/DVD, Wii

Apple TV on 50 inch TV to wirelessly share photos and videos from iPhones & iPads

Desk area with printer


Large driveway to accommodate multiple cars

Heated 2 car garage with ski racks

2 laundry rooms (3 washers & 3 dryers)

Stocked with DVDs, board games, and books for guests of all ages

Town of Mt. Crested Butte, Business License No. 17-707

More Details

Cary Stephan
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Cary Stephan

We are long-time residents of Colorado Springs. Cary used to ski Crested Butte when he was in high school. We honeymooned in Crested Butte and fell in love with the quaint town, the friendly laid-back atmosphere, and the incredible outdoor activities.

Cary Stephan purchased this house in 2012

Why Cary Stephan chose Mount Crested Butte

We wanted a large mountain home to share with our family and friends. This is our future retirement home. We want our three children to have enough space to bring their future families/our future grandchildren and have everything fun to do right outside the door! This Crested Butte house also has a unique history with the original owner building it to showcase the ski area to visitors from Europe and hosted numerous foreign exchange students and ski teams. The home has a European flavor to it and a family friendly vibe.

What makes this house unique

The views are amazing: from every window you see mountains and wilderness. Even though the house is quite large, every room feels cozy. Having family rooms on 2 floors allows us to have the kids and their friends on one level and the adults on the other. There's plenty of space for everyone!

With the year-round free shuttle bus across the street and the recreation path right outside the front door, we can leave our cars at the house and easily get everywhere we want to go. When we bought the chalet our children were 13, 14 and 16 and we loved that they had the freedom to take the bus to go skiing, to the summer activity center, or to bike/hike and we felt safe.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Stayed for 3 weeks with over a dozen family and friends visiting during that time:

1. Very quiet--wonderful for lots of people.

2. The women really love the kitchen layout; also, you have good pots and pans--everything we needed!

3. Great closets.

4. We loved the house!
Jun 2013
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Mount Crested Butte House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Mountain bathroom - toilet , shower , Double vanity
    Wildflower bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double vanity
    Maroon Bells bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Double vanity
    Ground floor bathroom - toilet , shower , Steam shower
    Master (main floor) bathroom - toilet , shower , Double vanity, shower area for 2 people.
  • We have plenty of comfy towels for you and the indoor hot tub has its own set of towels too.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Wildflower bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , 3 closets & private deck with view of Mt Crested Butte
    Mountain bedroom - 1 king , 1 bunk bed , 4 closets & private deck with views of West Elk Mtns.
    Master Suite - 2 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 walk-in closets & private deck with view of Maroon Bells
    Family Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Gas fireplace. This is an overflow sleeping area.
    Maroon Bells bedroom - 1 queen , Views of the Maroon Bells mountains, TV with AppleTV
  • We have overflow sleeping to accommodate an extra 6 people on sleeper sofas for a total capacity of 24. We love a good night's sleep and we know you do too so we've put soft, comfortable jersey sheets on each bed and made sure there's plenty of blankets for those special winter nights when you want to snuggle in and watch the snow fall!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Ahhhh, mountains and meadows. You can't beat the great outdoors!

VRBO Bear stayed here

Aug 16, 2014

The Alpenglow Chalet was the perfect place for the bear and her family to spend a week exploring the mountains. Our favorite thing about the house was the proximity to some of the most beautiful hiking trails we’ve been on. Crested Butte definitely lives up to its reputation as Colorado’s wildflower capital of Colorado. We loved Cary and Regina’s suggestions for hikes and made good use of the many hiking guides they keep in the house. Returning to the fully stocked kitchen, outdoor fireplaces and hot tub after hiking was just what we needed after long days on the trails. We continued to enjoy beautiful views of the mountains from the comfort of the home, as the place is surrounded by them. There is nothing like watching the sun set over the mountains from the front deck! I would highly recommend this house to friends and family and would love to return someday.

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Your Group's Wildflower Headquarters! Indoor Hot Tub, 360° Views, on Rec Path
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 38 reviews
Boulder CO

Best house in CB!

  • 5 of 5

This house has everything and then some! There is no place quite like it for a large group and it is walking distance to the mountain base! The kitchen is spacious and fun for a whole group to cook in! The bedrooms are all beautiful and seem never ending and the driveway can fit several cars for those traveling from different places! Love this house and I'm sure I'll be back for a third stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We love having repeat guests and look forward to you renting again many more times!
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Outstanding location and comfort.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect outpost for our 4 family reunion trip. Great kitchen and house layout for large group.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House!

  • 5 of 5

Just as advertised house was great and she was super available if anything came up

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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This property worked very well for our large family.

  • 5 of 5

This property was very comfortable for our large family. Excellent large kitchen, The three floors allowed separation and minimized noise. Unfortunately, downhill skiing was marginal but Nordic skiing was good.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas in Crested Butte

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the use of your spacious and well equipped mountain home.

The snow on Christmas was a blessing and the skiing was Great!

Your house worked out perfect for our Family Christmas!

Thanks again

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Alpenglow is an incredibly big and spacious home. Comfortable, clean with all necessary ammeniti

  • 5 of 5

For our large family coming together to celebrate our youngest sons wedding, the Alpenglow was a perfect choice of a place where we could all be together and not be on top of each other. There were plenty of beds, great seating and table space, incredible cooking facilities. Everything we could have ever needed or wanted was there. While the chalet was a step back in time we were comfortable and enjoyed our stay immensely. It was exactly the right place for our family and their families. We would choose to stay at the Alpenglow again should we have the opportunity to do so in the future

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review and for renting our home! We're glad you enjoyed the house and had such a great time. We look forward to you coming back again!
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Sweet Spot
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Crested Butte
Nearest Ski
0.2 Miles
Mt Crested Butte
Car: not necessary

Crested Butte is the last great Colorado ski town--it's an actual historic mining town founded in the 1860s, not a manufactured resort. The town is quaint, the locals are friendly, and the activities too numerous to list them all. Designated as the Wildflower Capital of Colorado, it has a laid-back attitude and you feel welcome to stay & linger, not rushed out for the next visitor. One of the things we love is how safe we feel with our kids there: they can take the bus right outside the house to going skiing, mountain biking, or to town to get ice cream and we know they'll be okay.

Hiking and mountain biking in the area simply can't be beat and the road to the trailheads goes right by the house. You can even take a bus to the trailhead from the stop across the street. We highly recommend the wildflower hikes and the West Maroon Pass trails where you can hike up to look over the mountains at Aspen. We have hiking trail guidebooks at the house for you to use.

Likewise, the ski area is only 1/5 mile down the road and the bus stop across the street will take you there. We're only one stop away from the ski area so it's like the convenience of ski-in/out without the cost! The skiing at Crested Butte is really phenomenal, it has runs for people of all ability levels and amazing extreme terrain if you're up for it. It still feels like the small, cozy ski resort we remember from our youth but it has expanded greatly. And the slopes get the afternoon sun which is really nice--you don't get the shadows and ice that most resorts do.

Crested Butte is also a place where artisans come to practice their craft, whether it's in traditional art or in food and drink. And for dining there are so many great restaurants! We recommend The Secret Stash (pizza), Pitas in Paradise, Ginger Cafe (asian), Le Bosquet (french), Sherpa Cafe (indian/nepalese), Ryce (asian), and Lobar's (sushi). There are several places that serve excellent artisan drinks and cocktails--our favorites are the Dogwood Cocktail Cabin (you have to try the Beetnik and Poco Loco drinks and the tostada appetizers are out-of-this-world) and Montanya Distillers which makes their own rum and has a wonderful concoction in the Maharaja plus non-alcoholic drinks for the kids.

If you want a memorable vacation in the heart of the Rocky Mountains then Crested Butte is the place to visit and we'd love to have you stay at the Alpenglow Chalet!




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Security Fee $500
Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Fee $350
Tax Rate 13.5%

Event fee: $1000

We cater to discerning guests who expect more from their vacation homes and are respectful of them in return. Violation of any of the following is grounds for immediate eviction without refund:
• Only registered guests are allowed overnight on the property 10PM-8AM.
• No large gatherings, weddings, receptions, etc. on the premises without prior approval.
• No bachelor/bachelorette parties.
• No smoking inside the house.
• No pets.

The $500 security deposit fee is fully refundable barring any extra post-stay costs or services required, this may include extra house cleaning, extra hot tub cleaning, Pay Per View, repositioning of furniture, violation of the usage rules, etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.