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Warm and well equipped log home with uninterrupted views of West Elks.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,050 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Four bedrooms including loft with its own bath, sleeps eight comfortably

Our two-story log home includes a spacious living area with separate dining room and a fully equipped kitchen. Three bedrooms plus a large sleep-in loft and 3.5 baths, and a unique decor, cozy wood stove, washer/dryer, garage, deck and hi-speed wireless internet. Wonderful northern views with a new outdoor hot tub makes this house the perfect vacation get-a-way. 53 Paradise is a half mile from the ski area, is on the winter bus route, has a large deck overlooking the West Elks and Snodgrass with a hot tub. Animal viewing is frequent, particularly deer, fox, ducks and geese. The home is fully furnished and tastefully decorated. The full master bedroom is upstairs, and second master bedroom downstairs opens onto the back deck. A third bedroom has two twin beds and the fourth is a spacious loft with two single beds and its own full bath.

Property Manager
Hunter Martin
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, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Hunter Martin

Teresa and I live and work in Costa Rica but have owned 53 Paradise since 1981, spending time there in winters, summers and autumns.

Hunter Martin purchased this cabin in 1981

What makes this cabin unique

Tremendous views and a sense of solitude, although very close to the ski mountain and a 5 minute ride from town.


Mount Crested Butte Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs master - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Upstairs loft - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Dowstairs full - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shower and toilet area separate from sink and mirror area
    Downstairs half bath - toilet
  • Three and one-half bathrooms; jacuzzi tub in the upstairs master bath.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master upstairs - 1 queen
    Full loft - 2 twin/ single
    Downstairs master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Upstairs master bedroom with a queen sized bed and private bath, gabled wood-beamed ceiling and breathtaking views. Downstairs masters has a queens sized bed, and opens onto the north side deck. The other full bedroom has two twins, and has a view of Mt. Crested Butte. The upstairs loft is a large and private space with north and south views, two twin beds and its own full bath.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

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Warm and well equipped log home with uninterrupted views of West Elks.
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

Peaceful yet close to everything.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week in Crested Butte. The Martins we very responsive to our questions as we prepared for our vacation. Property management firm in town was also quick to respond while we were in town.

Great location whether you are skiing in the winter or mountain biking in the summer. We biked and ran the Snodgrass trail several times which is less than a mile from the front door. Also a playground a short walk from the house which came in handy with the kiddos.

Can't wait to go back. Thank you for opening your home to us!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at 53 Paradise, and particularly for you words of appreciation for our home. We look forward to your return!
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Excellent property and the owner is wonderful to work with .

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed out third stay at this property. The house is clean, has a great location, and the owner always checks in to be sure everything is going OK.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and roomy.

  • 5 of 5

The only thing that would have made our stay better was a foot of new snow. We had a fantastic week at Hunter's Crested Butte cabin. It was such a delight to return there after a day of skiing. The shuttle bus picked us up and dropped us off right in front of the house. We cooked many meals and enjoyed lounging around the roomy table and watching the olympics in the comfortable living room. The hot tub was glorious and much needed at the end of the day. Hunter was incredibly responsive and could not be easier to work with. I can't wait to return!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved our Ski Vacation in this house!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 5 loved our time at this house. The view! The hot tub! The heated floors! The fireplace! The punctual ski shuttle stopping at the house every half hour! The house was spotless, there was plenty of firewood, the layout was great and the kitchen was well stocked. We appreciated being able to store our skis, snowboards and boots in the garage overnight. If we were to come back to Crested Butte we would not hesitate to stay here again. It was a wonderful experience.

All that being said, I have 3 cautionary notes. First, even with four-wheel drive, our truck got stuck at the bottom of the icy driveway. Second, we were not provided with complete instructions for logging on to the internet. Third, (and probably most important) if your arrival day at this house is a Saturday or Sunday, there is no one (no owner, no agent, no management person) to assist you if you have an issue with the house. As it happens, we arrived at the house late on a Saturday afternoon to find that the driveway had not been plowed. We called the management company to inquire only to get a recording "our office hours are Monday through Friday 9 to 5." I would like to make a suggestion to the owner of this house to find a property manager that can always be available on "check in" day. I have rented houses in Colorado many times, in New Mexico, Wyoming, South Carolina, North Carolina, Vermont many times, New York, etc. Even though I have not had many problems through the years, it is most often on "arrival" day (after many hours on trains, planes and/or automobiles) that it is critical to have a person on standby in the event of an issue. For example - we arrived at a house once to find there was no power to the basement or first floor. Another time the key was not left in the designated location. In both of these instances the issue was quickly resolved to the agent who was on call to help.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Monica, Thank you for your kind review, taking note of even the homey details such as in-floor heating. Being based in a tropical climate, we also appreciate the warmth of heated floors. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and of course welcome you back. As to your cautionary notes, all are well received, as is all constructive input from guests. We will meet with our property management company to address the icy drive, better and more accessible instructions on using the WiFi, and being more accessible to new arrivals even over holidays and weekends. PR Property Management does mention in its off-hours and weekend phone recording an emergency number to call, but your comment will prompt me to include it, as well as WiFi instructions, in the welcoming letter to all future guests. We hope that you will be one of those next season!
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A perfect holiday getaway!

  • 5 of 5

It was the perfect getaway for a Christmas holiday. We're a family of 8 with two small girls and Crested Butte was a perfect place to ski and the house was cozy and had all things needed to feel at home.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing views at 53 Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience at 53Paradise! The accommodations were very comfortable, the hot tub delightful and the views amazing! The home is very conveniently located to everything you could want to do in Crested Butte. We also appreciated that there were plenty of convenience items for the bath and kitchen as well as spices and condiments. Thanks for providing us such a great place to explore the outdoors and be together with our family.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Grateful Guest, Nothing is appreciated more than appreciation. Thank you for being our guests and enjoying not only our home and surroundings, but Crested Butte. We welcome you back!
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Gunnison Airport
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Gothic Road

53 Paradise is a beautiful log home in Mt. Crested Butte 5 minutes walking from the ski area, with a free shuttle service available at your doorstep. Located three miles above the old mining town of Crested Butte, Colorado, voted as one of the best ski towns in the USA.

Our home includes a spacious living area with separate dining room and a fully equipped kitchen. Three bedrooms plus a large sleep-in loft and 3.5 baths, and a unique decor, cozy wood stove, washer/dryer, garage, deck and hi-speed wireless internet. Wonderful northern views with a new outdoor hot tub makes this house the perfect vacation get-a-way.

Once there you will identify the differences that make Crested Butte unique from other mountain locations. With no traffic lights or chain stores, filled with people ready to celebrate and explore life on a daily basis, it is impossible not to quickly fall in love with this laid-back town. Here, your time isn’t just about a visit to ski, hike or mountain bike an incredible mountain, it’s about being away from your other world, finding adventure in an unspoiled setting surrounded by majestic peaks, wide valleys, and being connected to the culture and lifestyle that is Crested Butte.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 13.9%

Absolutely no pets allowed, and no smoking.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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