About the property
- Barn1100 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay5 nights
Historic 'Mule Barn' in Tranquil Crested Butte
This cozy three-floor apartment is one of four units in the Historic 'Mule Barn', a Crested Butte landmark. Once used to house mules for use in mining operations, the Mule Barn was moved into Crested Butte in 1970, and made into unique and artistic apartments. This apartment is like a treehouse within a barn; it is a work of art, with beautiful woodworking, stonework, and a spiral staircase (hewn from a tree with a chainsaw). The apartment is rustic, simple, and very comfortable, but not a 'luxury' accommodation. This home sleeps six, with three bedrooms, a full bath, and a half bath. The first floor has two bedrooms, one with a full-sized bed and the other with two twin beds, and a shared full bath. The second floor is the main living area, with a living room with a wood stove, kitchen, dining area, high ceilings with sky lights, and a half bath. The third floor is a loft bedroom with a queen-sized bed. Access to this room requires ascending a ladder, and is not suitable for small children. This ladder can take some getting used to, but our mother had no trouble with it into her 80's. There is a yard with a deck and a balcony. Amenities include two mountain bikes, a charcoal grill, washer and dryer, wireless internet, HD TV, Apple TV, stereo system, a Clavinova piano, and lots of hummingbirds in summer. You can easily walk everywhere - to downtown in five minutes, to the grocery store in under 10 minutes, and to the bus stop in two minutes that takes you to the Mt. Crested Butte ski area (free bus every 20 minutes, every day). You can hike, bike, and cross-country ski from your front door. The town of Crested Butte has many excellent restaurants, shops, and boutiques. Just down the street is a park and recreational area, popular among kids and adults, with nice music in the summertime. At nearly 9,000 ft and at the end of the road, the town has a 'top of the World' feeling, surrounded by spectacular mountains covered with snow in winter and wildflowers in summer. (License #001412).
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 05, 2018
About Bennett Link
My wife and I live in Bozeman, MT. We love the outdoors, and come to Crested Butte whenever we can.
Bennett Link purchased this Barn in 1995
Why Bennett Link chose Crested Butte
Struck by the beauty of Crested Butte, our family began going to the area over 40 years ago. This home has been in our family for almost 20 years.
What makes this Barn unique
We bought this place because of the unique and creative woodworking and stonework, and its beautiful location.
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Awesome place to stay, easy walk to town and the bus stop. Would definitely consider booking here again! Thanks!
The Mule Barn--A nice, rustic place to stay.
The Mule Barn was a nice place to stay. It was well-stocked with everything we needed. The circular stairs were unique; we thought we would have trouble with them (we are in our 80"s), but we had no trouble with them. The location is in town, which is what we wanted. We enjoyed our stay.
Perfect Summer Stay
We had a great week in August at the Mule Barn with another couple. Plenty of room for everyone with comfortable kitchen and living room. Centrally located within a short walk to Elk Avenue/Downtown. Will definitely be coming back!
Great location, clean, unique
This was such a great location in Crested Butte, a short walk to downtown. We had a truck with a trailer and the parking at the place has nice deep spaces, that worked out well. Inside was clean, the decor is definitely interesting, with hunting and barn themes. Cool loft bedroom.
The mule barn was so awesome!
I have been vacationing with my family every summer to Crested Butte since 2004 and the Mule Barn was absolutely great. Crested Butte is a really special place for me, and the Mule Barn truly captures the special vibe and uniqueness of CB. It is rustic, yet refined, and my wife and kids really thought is was awesome. The loft was a huge hit with my kids. I would highly recommend the mule barn to anyone who is looking for a comfortable, and rad place to stay in CB. Another huge bonus that I failed to mention is that the Mule Barn is a short walk to downtown CB and it's location couldn't be more perfect. Thanks!
So much character in the heart of CB
We have stayed here the last two years for our ski trip to Crested Butte. What a fantastic spot. The Mule Barn is full of character and has everything you need for a weekend stay. It is within walking distance to the ski shuttle and all the downtown fun. Staying here will not disappoint.
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