Historic 'Mule Barn' in Tranquil Crested Butte
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- Property type:Barn
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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.
Member since: 2014
- 1100 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
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My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Cleaning fee $80 + tax
- Tax Rate 13.4%
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Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 1995
About the owner: My wife and I live in Bozeman, MT. We love the outdoors, and come to Crested Butte whenever we can.
Why the Owner Chose Crested Butte, CO, USA:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this Barn:
We bought this place because of the unique and creative woodworking and stonework, and its beautiful location.
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The Mule Barn with Mt. Crested Butte in the background.
First bedroom on the first floor.
Painting in the bathroom.
Second bedroom, first floor.
One corner of the living room has an HD TV, and a very nice stereo.
The half bath, second floor.
Kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker.
The dining area, piano, and ladder to the loft.
A view from the loft.
The balcony overlooking the yard.
Unique woodwork everywhere. This is part of the original barn door.
The front of the Mule Barn at night.
Main bathroom, first floor.
Second bedroom on the first floor. This is a pullout bed that sleeps two.
The staircase hewn from a tree with a chainsaw.
Wood stove in the living room.
A view to the ceiling.
The living room.
The dining area comfortably seats six. A long bench (not visible) seats two.
The loft bedroom.
The yard and deck, with barbecue, after a summer storm.
In summer, hummingbirds provide endless amusement.
Washer and dryer.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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