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Charming Historic Home Great in-Town Location Views! Stroll to Dining & Shops

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 6 nights


About the property

Clean vintage cozy, unique custom renovated Miner's House in Heart of Old Town

In the heart of old town Crested Butte, the historic core of town. You can't beat the location. The free shuttle stops practically at your front door!

Wood floors, no carpeting! Bright and airy.

Restaurants, shops, stores, parks, trails, bus stop, The Center for The Arts, skate-park, cinema; all within walking distance.

A cozy, fresh, 'feels good', charmer; this residence has been completely custom renovated, with an artistic touch.

Three bedrooms, one and a half bath, with an over-size tub for soaking apres-ski! Wonderful home with fully equipped kitchen, (all new appliances).

Living room has a bay window with a comfy L-shaped couch, flat-screen TV, cable, and hi-speed internet.

Vaulted ceilings, custom aspen and pine wood trim, and custom tile throughout. All south facing, open, sunny and warm, with mountain views from every room.

Located just two blocks from Crested Butte's historic downtown Elk Avenue with many first class restaurants and shops. A Free bus shuttle runs every 15 minutes to Mt. Crested Butte Village; at the base area of the best extreme ski mountain in Colorado.

In summer ride the lift and hike the peak or mountain bike the trails.

In the summer and fall and winter, enjoy the oversize yard.

Surrounded by berms with aspen & pine trees, wildflowers and perennials. Fenced in to the street, with a shed and alley on the south side. It is quiet and private. Table, chairs, sun umbrella and bar-b-que supplied.

This house, though altered, is representative of the dwellings erected in Crested Butte during the coal mining era, as reflected in the gable roof, double hung-sash and multi-light windows and unadorned exterior. (According to the Town of Crested Butte)

This unique home is only one block from the grocery store, liquor store, video box, fine dining establishments, and a movie theater, Two blocks from Elk Ave with more wonderful restaurants cafes, and shops: which are also on the free shuttle route.

The Nordic Center is also only two short town blocks and is known for their world class Nordic trails. They rent all necessary equipment . They also have a covered ice skating rink, sledding hill, in winter, and a skateboard park -- open in the summer and fall.

Kid's parks, dog parks, museums, theater, live music, galleries, spas,, yoga, fitness club w pool/sauna and more are all within walking distance.

All green amenities offered on the block.

It gets cool here at night year round, I recommend bringing warm clothes. Slippers are a good call for the cool tile and wood floors.

More Details

Property Manager
Colleen Rafferty
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, french, some french, some spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About Colleen Rafferty

Lucky to have called Crested Butte home for many years!

The streets weren't paved when I got was dusty... and a little wilder..

Still stoked to explore the Gunnison Valley & the surrounding wilderness. The sheer amount of terrain around here means you could never hike/ bike/paddle, ski or ever explore it all.

Living a healthy lifestyle of skiing, and biking, and riding a townie cruiser bike around town is a joy..

Being a part of a small mountain community. Going to Paonia in the summer and pick fruit to preserve for winter. Mmmmmm

Best peaches, cherries, apricots, pears and apples, ever!!!

Raised my sons here, in a small town environment, where they knew everybody, and could ride their bikes around town safely. Snowboarding on the mountain, fishing in summer

The local arts community is wonderful.

It's a great place for kids. Good townspeople....

Colleen Rafferty purchased this house in 1991

Why Colleen Rafferty chose Crested Butte

I bought this property after renting it for years. It had been in a local family.

Lots of history. Every beam is hand hewn, from Irwin, Lily Lake area, every nail hand-poured--- buried deep under the drywall now...

Crested Butte is a magical, beautiful place. I wanted to put down roots.

Even back then there weren't many places to rent....

It was serendipity.

My sons grew up here. All the kids would gather at our house because it was centrally located.

Also, I want SUN in winter and this house has lots of it.

What makes this house unique

Joe Sedmak recalled that this home was moved to this site from the bench, where the CF&I big mine was located. It was an office for the mine... and one part of it was once a beauty parlor down the street, I've heard.

It's in the core of Historic Crested Butte. The location can't be beat. You can catch the free bus the the ski resort right on the corner--steps from the door!

This house has great views, is close to the grocery store, and gets a lot of sun and light in the winter.

I love the kitschy fruit tiles in the kitchen, (with pink bull-nose trim), and old fruit prints and plates on the walls. Grandma!

The dining nook in the kitchen; high ceilings. Original hardwood floors.

Big yard with trees and flowers I planted on berms that I had Al Maunz put there.

The bay window in the living room by the stove, great for curling up with a good book.

Great views of Mount Crested Butte, Gibson's ridge, and the Red Lady, (Mt. Emmons).

Huge yard.

Everything that was custom done to remodel the interior of the house makes it unique. Original artwork throughout.

It has interesting angles and custom wood trim everywhere and a catwalk, (with railings), between the two upstairs bedrooms.

Big tub.

Cute, adorable, one of a kind, bright and airy.

Unique. Historic, central.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We loved out stay in Crested Butte! The house was so cozy and inviting, clean and stocked with all we needed. The beds were warm and comfortable and we could gather on the couches to chat. When we walked in there were white lights adding a festive feel. We were close to all the shops and eateries. This place is a gem.
Mar 2016
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Crested Butte House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Extra Large Tub
  • Oversize tub with sunny window. Perfect for apres-ski. Plus an extra hot water tank so you can really fill the tub or take long hot showers. Has a sliding door that separates tub/shower area from toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Large master bedroom downstairs has new "high quality" king-size bed. Upstairs bedroom w Queen bed & 1/2 bath has brand new "Posture-pedic" mattress set. All bedrooms have multiple windows with views
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Historic home located in downtown Crested Butte Colorado. Warm, comfortable and close to everything. So convenient. No car required. Charming!


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Charming Historic Home Great in-Town Location Views! Stroll to Dining & Shops
average rating of 4.625 based on 22 reviews

Nice, comfy digs in CB

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed here twice now. Colleen is a great host, very reachable as needed. This house is right in town and perfect for our needs. Nothing fancy, but clean and comfortable. It's right on the bus stop which is great if you're headed up to the mountain. I'll continue to book here.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a little hard to find the first night because of the way the house is situated. Minor problem

  • 5 of 5

It was charming and warm. It exuded a relaxed energy, which I appreciated.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent House

  • 5 of 5

This is a very comfortable and well-located house. We enjoyed our stay very much. Colleen does an excellent job as inn keeper. Highly recommended. Some of the furniture may be getting a bit old.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your stay, and for taking the time to respond, David. I want to point out that the mattresses are all brand new :-). I myself don't mind if the coffee table is a bit scuffed because then you can slop your coffee on it and put your feet up. I like slightly shabby chic, but perhaps this years upgrade is a new couch?
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Clean and charming

  • 5 of 5

In the middle of town. Walking distance to everything. Grocery store is one and a half blocks. House is charming and comfortable. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close to Elk, Clean, Prompt Responses from Owner

  • 5 of 5

stayed in Cb for the first time at this house. House was clean, within walking distance to elk ave and overall pretty quiet. We stayed with our dogs and they enjoyed the backyard.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, very nice interior. Wish it had a more comfortable outdoor seating

  • 4 of 5

Would rent this property again

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeffrey, Thanks for your stay, and your feedback. I just invested in a gas grill, and I agree! Better outdoor furniture is next. Colleen
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Gunnison Crested Butte Airport
Nearest Golf
3.4 Miles
The Club at Crested Butte
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Ginger Cafe
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning fee $180
Pet Fee $200
Tax Rate 18.4%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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