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*STORYBOOK ALPINE HOME* walk from lift, relax in hot tub, curl up by wood fire

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, sleeps 7, private hot tub, on shuttle route or walk to lifts

Walk to the lift (one block) or simply stand at the top of the driveway with your skis to catch the free shuttle to the base area. Be on the first chair on a powder day! Flying in? No need to rent a car. Just take the bus from the airport to the house, then the free shuttle to the base area or out to dinner in town.

From the hand carved front door to the stained glass interior doors, this property is truly a work of art. The log ridge beam weighs over 5,000 pounds, and the joints were hand cut with a chainsaw, 30 feet off the ground! The open floor plan of the living, dining and kitchen areas are designed around a river rock fireplace. The great room is a two story, open space with a giant picture window that frames Mt. Crested Butte. It has a wood burning fireplace, and deck facing Mt. Crested Butte.

The gourmet kitchen features unfitted cabinets, a huge butcher block island with a prep sink, pot rack, and bar stool seating, all handmade. There are granite counter tops, a gas cook top with six burners surrounded by river rock, a farm sink, and a dining room table that seats 6, with two folding chairs available for additional seating. A small deck right off the kitchen has a convenient BBQ grill.

Deck and a hot tub that seats 6 with a view of Mt. Crested Butte.

There is a half bath on the main floor, and a laundry room with an LG large capacity washer and dryer.

The master bedroom is very private on the top floor. There is a skylight with a view of Mt Crested Butte and the stars. Queen bed, down comforter and an intimate seating area for relaxing and reading, or watching TV. The master bath has a shower and separate claw foot tub, also with a skylight over the tub. The unfitted vanity cabinet has a granite top and a lighted makeup mirror.

The downstairs bedroom is fitted with a queen mattress and down comforter. There is a dresser and large mirror, television, and side table.

The bunk room has a twin over double bed, down comforters, dresser and TV.

The downstairs bath has a tub and granite shower, unfitted vanity cabinet with granite top.

This is a dedicated vacation rental (the owners don't move out so you can use their home for a few days). It is lightly decorated so you have room to spread out.

Walk barefoot on the warm slate floors, even carpeted bedrooms have in-floor radiant heat.

Sit on the bench in the roomy heated garage/storage room to take off and stow your boots and ski gear, and use the ski bench to tune your skis.

More Details

Gilbert Frayer
Member since: 2014
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Gilbert Frayer

Gilbert moved to Crested Butte in 1995. Skis 45-64 days a year, musician in a local band and master carpenter. He enjoys rock climbing, fishing, and camping in the summers.

Gilbert Frayer purchased this house in 2002

Why Gilbert Frayer chose Mount Crested Butte

Incredible skiing , biking and climbing. A million dollar home, sitting in a field of wildflowers at 9,600', with a priceless view of Mt. Crested Butte and surrounding peaks.

This is a dedicated rental property. We do not move out when it is rented so you can stay in our home. It is lightly decorated so there is no clutter to move out of your way while you stay in this home.

What makes this house unique

Location, Location, Location. The Mountain House is a 5 minute walk to the ski area (one block), or , the shuttle bus stops at the driveway and picks you up. The recreation bike path is just below the house, which you can take to town, or take the bus.


Mount Crested Butte House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Children must be old enough to navigate stone stairs, safely. Front door must never be left open, because of wind damage. No cars in garage.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Green bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Beautiful granite shower & counter tops
    Great room bath - toilet , Toilet and pedestal sink, large mirror, new linens.
    Master bath - toilet , tub , shower
  • The master bath has 4 separate spaces, a traditional 'water closet' for the toilet, a claw footed tub that sits under a skylight, a shower and a large vanity/sink area. Full bathrooms have hairdryers for your convenience.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Suite - 1 queen , Temperpedic mattress
    Bunk Room - 1 bunk bed , Twin over double bed
    Yellow Room - 1 queen , Tempurpedic mattress
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Property manager, on site in the caretakers unit 24/7. You will probably never see him unless it snows and he's digging out the house or working on the hot tube outside.


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(24 traveler reviews)

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*STORYBOOK ALPINE HOME* walk from lift, relax in hot tub, curl up by wood fire
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews

great place

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Great place for a family hang and gilbert was very accommodating. Highly recommend this house for your visit to crested butte.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!
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lovely home.

  • 4 of 5

The home was delightful. But, not close enough. Crestte Butte really needs ski in and ski out.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you liked the house! It's one block from the ski area. About 200 yards. I know, with heavy skis and boots, it seems further. Best to take the shuttle that stops at the driveway. But, I do agree with you. Crested Butte ( and the world ) needs more ski in ski out!!!!!
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Beautiful mountain home

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year staying in the wonderful home and we loved it just as much this time as the first time around. The home is beautifully furnished with everything you may possibly need. Very close to the base of the mountain with gorgeous views. I highly recommend staying in this beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. You guys are Great!
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One of the finest vacation rentals we have ever stayed in!

  • 5 of 5

We stay in a lot of vacation rental homes and this house is one of the finest. The house is very clean and well maintained. In addition, the house is very well stocked. The kitchen has everything you need and there are plenty of towels, sheets, and blankets. Gilbert made sure to make himself available if we had any questions or issues.

One of things we really look for in a home are views. This house affords amazing views out of every window, deck and room.

It was also nice to use the hot tub after a long day of skiing. The hot tub was clean and offered great views of the surrounding peaks.

Finally, the convenience of this house was second to none. The shuttle bus picked us up and dropped off each day at the top of the driveway. We also were able to watch the NYE torchlight parade and fireworks from the back deck. Amazing.

Thanks again! We hope to be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very ,very, nice guests! Thank you so much!
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This is a great place for a small family gathering and the house is awesome

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the access from the house to the base area. It is a short walk and has a great view from the hot tub. The house is well equipped. The owner is a great guy who is very responsive. We are booking it again this summer. Clean, quiet, and a lot of fun

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had an amazing time beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We took all four of our grandkids 4.5, 4.5 , 7.5 & 8 year olds The half is very important to them LOL

They loved sledding right outside and snowboarding school on Thanksgiving.

We had everything we needed and then some.

I would very much recommend this property. You will be in awe from the beautiful views and this gorgeous house . Thanks Gilbert

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you guys had fun! Thank you for coming.
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Cleavage Candy -- CLOSED
Crested Butte Mountain Theatre
Ginger Cafe
Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several at the base of the ski area
Nearest Golf
6.4 Miles
Crested Butte Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
Several at the base of the ski area
Nearest Ski
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Car: not necessary

Crested Butte is a destination resort for those who love to play outside, rock climbing, explore local art, attend world class music events, experience exceptional cuisine, or just escape to breathtaking views, peace & quiet.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Insurance $99

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.

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