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Large Lake Home, 3 miles from town. Hot Tub, Trails, Gorgeous Setting!

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 5 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath Home, plus additional single Unit Cabin(Sleeps 8-14)

This large home and detached guest house (for an additional cost), which sleep a total of 8-10, are nestled in the woods above Nicholson Lake between the town of Crested Butte and Mount Crested Butte Ski Area. The property offers spectacular mountain views in all directions, with immediate access to trails for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, plus close proximity to downhill skiing or the town of Crested Butte, with its charming shops, pubs and restaurants.

The main house has five bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms. There are 2 extra beds and a half bathroom. It offers a large dining room, breakfast nook and wonderful living/gathering space. The fully-equipped kitchen,1/2 bath, laundry and mud/gear rooms are all conveniently located on the main level. The house has five flat-screen satellite TVs, internet, a Finnish sauna and an outdoor year-round hot tub.

The lower level bedrooms offer a second living room with surround sound TV/DVD. Especially for children and infants are a fully equipped main house toy/game room, two “pack-'n-play” cribs, a trundle bed, two high chairs and two changing tables. For an extra charge the guest house is designed for those who'd like a private getaway, with its own bedroom with queen bed, private bath and efficiency kitchen.

For summertime guests, there is an outdoor mini-playground and camp-style marshmallow-roasting pit, as well as a great seasonal screened room adjacent to the dining room. For winter guests, snow removal service is provided, and there is a one-car garage. There is always ample driveway parking, regardless of the season ... a feature not often found with in-town and on-the-mountain rentals.

More Details

Property Manager
Elizabeth Smith
Member since: 2005
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 5, 2018


Crested Butte House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • There are 4 full bathrooms and one half bath. There is one jacuzzi tun in the MB.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 murphy bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pullout in the TV/Game room
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , Queen bed in the extra cabin
  • There is plenty of room for everyone! There are 2 pack and plays available for the little ones.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Large Lake Home, 3 miles from town. Hot Tub, Trails, Gorgeous Setting!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Amazing vacation and very close to the ski are

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our staying in this house. After ski days the hot tub and sauna was the best part. We had plenty of room...big kitchen and a nice dinning area with a piano. First floor had a nice audio system for watching movies!!!They had everywhere lot of games for the guests left. We had no time to play them all :)

The house is in a private area, quite and amazingly we actually had more snow then any other neighborhoods, saying so because we went there before New Year and in 7 days not even once snowed there unfortunately.So all the snow was from before we got there.

The only suggestions I have to the owner are:

1.for the winter holidays at least some decorations or a small Christmas tree to wait in there for the guests...for the atmosphere...i mean its that magic time of the year

2.provide each room with an air humidifier, the air was super dry ,which made the sleep at night uncomfortable

3.make sure the refrigerator it's left totally empty for each guest.

P.s We recommend the house and would go back again thanks to Elizabeth,the person who was taking care of the property...our vacation was facilitated, she would answer all our calls, give us advices what fun to do there in town, where to find the groceries, ski passes,equipment ,etc...if I didn't mention earlier for most of us this was our first ski vacation,so we did need a good guide :) Thank you Elizabeth again.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alina, it was so fun to host you for your first ski vacation. I hope you will come back again! We are happy to provide a Christmas tree and decorations if our guests order it ahead of their arrival. We find that not everyone wants a Christmas tree so we will provide it if they request it. It is very dry at 9,000 ft. We will make sure there are more humidifiers available to our guests. They are difficult to maintain and seem to get broken from guests in the past. We like to keep some condiments and salad dressings for the guests in the refrigerator. Thank you for your suggestions as we always like to improve. I hope to see you next year!
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Dallas Texas

House at Crested Butte

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the house at Crested Butte. Perfect for a family of 8 with 2 small children. Wonderful view

and close access to downtown and the National Forrest. Enjoyed the facilities for cooking breakfast and

dinner. Campfire areas were fun as well. Thanks!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice getaway

  • 5 of 5

The hot tub and sauna were a nice way to relax after a day of cross country skiing. Nice views. Beautiful house. The location is remote but not too hard to get to, giving a nice secluded feel. Or kids also really enjoyed the big playroom and bunk room on the ground floor.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver CO

Beautiful CB getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over New Year's Eve last year - the house is huge, beautiful, well stocked, and only 5-10 minutes from town. It's perfect for a large group. You can socialize in the kitchen, breakfast nook, living room, or den and retreat to your own room for down time. We highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great rental for families or couples

  • 5 of 5

Great snowshoeing and cross-country skiing out your front door, a beautiful view from the hot tub, a large dining room to share meals, sledding right along the side of the house.....we had a great stay at this home.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD

I love this house!

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at this house both in winter and summer and have thoroughly enjoyed both experiences. This well-appointed house is warm and cozy with plenty of natural light in winter. After a few hours cross-country skiing through the valley (which you can access just at the end of the street) the sauna and hot tub feel terrific. It's light and breezy in the summer with several patios, stunning views, and is steps to a gorgeous meadow and river.This is a good house for multi-family visits because there are several bedroom areas on different levels, which allow for plenty of privacy. The lower-level three-bedroom grouping with adjoining family room is perfect for young children or a large family. It's a short drive to the town and the mountain, so you definitely need a car to stay here, but parking is ample.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Skyland Lodge
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
The East End
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Mt. Crested Butte
Car: necessary

This delightfully-picturesque and historic old mining town has reinvented itself into one of our country's most unique destination resort towns ... regardless of the season. At all times of the year, you'll find something for everyone to enjoy.

The mountains in winter offer every type of outdoor activity you can imagine: great downhill skiing, beautiful nordic and snowshoe trails, horse-drawn sleigh rides through town, even ice-skating on a beautiful, lighted outdoor rink. There is no more perfect family getaway than a Christmas in Crested Butte, with the family all gathered around a roaring fire, inside or out.

Come summer and you can choose from spectacular and challenging mountain hiking and biking, horseback riding, golf, white-water raft trips, or art walks with an opportunity to meet a variety of local artists. Our Wildflower Festival and Fourth of July parade are so popular that it's important to book early, as rentals fill up fast.

Autumn in Crested Butte has been a well-kept secret until recently. The town is quieter and the fall colors are breathtaking. Don't miss September's Vinatok Festival or our fantastic film festival. Our Farmers' Market offers a range of delicious local foods several months of the year. If you like photography, bring your camera, as the possibilities are endless. And plan to spend some time outdoors at night just enjoying the brilliant night sky and stars.

And of course, no matter when you visit, the restaurants and shopping are fabulous. Don't miss our rum distillery and be sure to sample some of Colorado's outstanding beer and wine in one of our many historic pubs and restaurants along Elk Avenue. You'll find our friendly hospitality calling you back again and again.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $330
Cabin $125
Pet Fee $100

The extra accessory cabin is an extra charge of $100 per night

Manager'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.

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