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Nxt to Ski Easemnt Quad Lift;Sleeps 10; 4 bedrm/3 bath ;on free bus route

Mount Crested Butte, CO, USA
  • House3050 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 6 nights

house nxt to ski easement;free ski guide 1st day;bike trails near; bus winter

Located next to the ski easement to the West Wall Quad Lift with skiing access during MOST of the winter; HoogeHaus offers not only the advantages of location (the free shuttle bus picks up guests at their door in winter every 1/2 hour), but also size and aesthetic amenities such as fine art photography and a museum quality ski exhibit including the Coal Mining era ski room( beautiful long boards from Gunnison County are on display); ice skate room, Tribute to Western State College Olympians Room, Swedish immigrant skis room and the snowshoe room. Home has 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms-regular roll a way for up to 100 pounds (child) and a commercial 38" wide roll a way(up to 270 pounds). The 3100 square foot home features large kitchen with everything you need including spices and specialty items for a family reunion or party. This gourmet kitchen has various skillets, large crock pot, dining room that seats 10 and dishes and bowls and fine wine glasses. There are serving platters and specialty items. Free shuttle stops at the driveway in winter every 1/2 hour and is a 4 minute walk in summer. The Hooge's can give you detailed information on the area's amenities.

There is a large main living area for gatherings with a gas log stove.

Five decks (over 1000 square feet) provide spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and privacy for guests. We have 2 gazebos on the deck in summer as well as umbrellas, patio furniture and many flower boxes. The large parking area provides room for up to 3 vehicles in winter and 5 in summer. Additional amenities include gas radiant heat, laundry, televisions with Netflix, VCR with a video library, cable, reading library and many games. A mountain ski guide service (free) is available as well as concierge services. In summer, the flower gardens and flowers on the decks and yard are incredible. All 3 bathrooms have been upgraded in the last 2 years ; 1 bathroom has jetted tub with shower. One bathroom has rain shower and hand-held for a deluxe shower and bathroom on the main level is shared. 2 bedrooms have queen pillowtop beds and 2 have king beds that can be split apart into 2 singles each bedroom. If you have a group of singles, i can make the kings into single pillowtops; therefore you have 4 singles, 2,queens, regular roll a way, commercial roll-a-way. The house is set up for adults and children 12 years of age and older or babies as we have a pack and play. The home is not set up for toddlers and young children as we do not have child safety items such as gates and padded corners

Dec 18 thru Jan 3, March and July are high season so best to book early.

There is no better way to increase your vacation value than by combining lift tickets, rental equipment and activities with your rental as a complete package. We can assist you in building a custom package to meet your specific needs and desires while staying at Ski History Haus.

Our house was featured in December 2014 Powder Magazine, Crested Butte Magazine, International Skiing History Magazine and CB Winter 2014 Guide. I have the articles scanned if you would like me to send to you. January is a perfect time to come because our rates are so reasonable.

email for monthly rates for January. IMPORTANT NOTE: Because we are fair to our neighbors, we do not allow Trailers, dirt bikes, ATV's and NO DOGS. We also do not allow smoking on the property anywhere. (thanks) The house rental is for the number of guests specified and is not to be used for an event party unless we discuss before you rent. We have had many family reunions here and extended families from weddings. If you have questions call us at the ski history haus or Paul Hooge. There is a lot of building going on in Mt Crested Butte and some may be really close to us. Let me know if you want to know about the building for this summer 2018.

Before we owned a home at Crested Butte Mountain, we went on ski vacations (from Ohio), so we feel that we know what will make a perfect vacation for couples, guy trips, girl trips, extended families with children and grandchildren as "we have had those trips". We love skiing, hiking, biking and relaxing. You will have a great time staying in our home! There is wifi throughout. If you want Paul to talk about the museum collections, just let us know. During the winter, Paul can give you a free 2 hour tour of the mountain so you can decide which trails are best for you.

Please note. In the winter, you can make bookings up to a day before you are coming as we move into the caretaker unit for the whole winter as we pretty much ski a lot and the caretaker unit is great for us. In the summer, if we do not have bookings by June 27, we need 4 days to set up a booking. So if you have interest in renting the house in the summer, please book by June 27; it is appreciated.

If you need to make a tentative booking, call me and i'll block for 48 hours and then you can book through vrbo

N O T E MAIN LIVING AREA is up a full flight of steps (most houses here are built that way to capture views. So, just letting all potential guests know you do have to climb stairs (they are 40" wide with sturdy hand rail.)

MtCB Bolt Tax #18-666


Kathy Hooge 970 799 1818 cell

Member Since 2015
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About Kathy Hooge 970 799 1818 cell

This is a true VRBO as we are the owners; when we rent our home, we stay in our caretaker unit that has its own entry at the rear. Most people never even know we are around, but it is good if you have questions or need assistance. We are from Ohio and both graduated from Ohio State University. Paul has a degree in art and archaeology and played varsity hockey for Ohio State and was a professor in Ohio. Kathy has a degree in education and co owned a garage door company in Ohio. In Crested Butte, Kathy worked at the bank for a while and then as office manager for many years for real estate company and 22 years for Flatiron Sports. We both skied and raced in the midwest, but always took vacations in the West so it was an easy choice to move here. If you have questions, we know the area and can help you with your skiing or hiking/biking questions. If you want a 'tour of the ski mountain' your 1st or 2nd day here, Paul will include that for a few hours for free so that you feel comfortable with the mountain. Paul and Kathy both Alpine and Nordic ski in winter and hike in summer. Because we have lived here for 25 years, we can offer ideas on Fishing, other summer activities as well as all winter activities.

Kathy Hooge 970 799 1818 cell purchased this House in 1999

Why Kathy Hooge 970 799 1818 cell chose Mount Crested Butte

You can rent the house as a 4bedrm /3 bath for as low as $399/night in January and November. There is a commercial roll a way bed and regular roll a way bed and a single blow up for a child. We were looking for ski-in or close property and found it for a very reasonable price in 1993. In 1992 when we first stopped in Crested Butte, we were in awe of the huge surrounding mountain peaks and open vistas. It did take us 5 years to build the house and we have upgraded and made improvements every year. Because we lived in the Midwest and always took ski vacations in Colorado or Utah, we feel we know what makes your vacation enjoyable. There are pillowtop beds with high quality linens on all beds. The diverse library suits everyone's taste in case there is a part of a day when you just want to relax and hang-out in the house. The kitchen is fully equipped with a large roaster, pots & pans of all types and 2 crockpots, all spices and natural gas stainless grill on deck. We have a regular Mr Coffee Machine and provide coffee. We have Nespresso coffee machine, but you need to bring your pods. (let me know ahead and I will set it out.)The house is close to everything (the slopes, the sledding hill, the biking and hiking trails) and it is 2.5 miles from town. The FREE SHUTTLE stops at our driveway in winter every 1/2 hour and it is a 4 minute walk in the summer to one of the bus stops. January, April, October and November are the most reasonable months to rent and Crested Butte has become a year round resort. We have 3 prices. $399. per night for April, October, November & January. $499. per night for Feb, May, June .. and $699. per night for March, July, August, Sept and December. All Prices are plus tax and the cleaning fee is listed. Longer stays can be discounted

What makes this House unique

THANKSGIVING and JANUARY are BARGAINS- Check out the prices. questions 9707991818. Our place is decorated in antique skis, snowshoes and ice skates with varied art collections related to winter. Although there are antiques around, everything is well fastened so you don't have to worry about children. We rent to families, but children must be 12 years old or older as we don't have gates or safety devices for young children. How often can you say you spent a "night in the museum"? Many of the bicycle trails are within 5 minutes of the house. The ski easement to the West Wall Quad lift is next door to our property. Some winters the ski easement doesn't work as there is not enough snow, but the free shuttle stops here and takes you to the Base Area. The free summer concerts on the mountain on Wednesdays are easy to walk to and we have blankets for you if you have flown in. We have a bathrobe in each bedroom, shampoo, body wash, bar soap, toothbrushes, razers in all bathrooms. Everythings is set up for you to arrive and have a wonderful vacation.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, the king bed can be split into 2 twins
      • Bedroom 1
        2 sleep sofa /futon, commercial rollaway 38" x 74" bed
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 1 baby crib, pack and play baby bed can be set up in this room for baby
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, pillowtop canopy
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Light weight roll a way bed
      • Master Bedroom (3rd floor) has King pillowtop bed with ensuite bath. Main Floor bedroom( 2nd floor) is usually made up with 2 single pillowtops, but can be a king (the Ice Skate Room). 3rd floor bedroom has Queen tall poster bed with ensuite bathroom. The main level (2nd floor) of house has another queen bedroom with canopy bed. I have a port o crib that could fit in here for babies only. There is a commercial 38" wide roll a way. So 4 bedrooms, 1 commercial rollaway and 1 regular roll a way= 10 people. All beds in bedrooms are pillowtops. There are 2 bedrooms on the main floor that share a bathroom and all other bedrooms have their own bath.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Large shower with new tile floor and stone sink
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, walk in tiled shower with rain shower and stone sinks
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

        Location Type

          • Downtown
            catch the free shuttle and downtown is 2.5 miles.
          • Mountain View
            We have 360 degree mountain views.
          • Resort
            The Base Area and Crested Butte Ski Area are a short walk or take the free shuttle that stops at our driveway in winter every 1/2 hour and 4 minute walk in summer.
          • Ski-In
            Most of the ski season, you can cross Hunter Hill Rd from the West Wall Lift and ski down on the easement next to our house to Castle Rd. In the early season and late season, there is not enough snow.


              • Historic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        stack unit
                      • Garage
                        NO GARAGES are available as we have items stored there
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        hot water baseboard
                      • Internet
                        time warner wifi
                      • Fireplace
                        Gas log fireplace
                      • Linens Provided
                        down comforters and good sheets
                      • Living Room
                        big screen flat tv with cable, a lot of seating for tv watching and tables for games
                      • Parking
                        enough for 3 vehicles winter and 5 in summer
                      • Towels Provided
                        good towels
                      • Washing Machine
                        stack unit


                          • Coffee Maker
                            several types of coffee makers to fit all needs ; coffee included
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            more than you could ever use
                          • Dishwasher
                            standard dishwasher in both kitchens
                          • Kitchen
                            Main kitchen has everything you would need including stainless fridge, double door on top and freezer on bottom, gas range, spices, walk in pantry. Natural gas stainless steel grill on deck.
                          • Microwave
                            large new
                          • Oven
                            Gas in main kitchen; 2nd kitchen is electric
                          • Pantry Items
                            flour, sugar, condiments
                          • Refrigerator
                            side by side stainless with bottom freezer drawer in the main kitchen and New Black full-size refrigerator in the 2nd smaller kitchen
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster
                            4 slice


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                separate dining area - main table seats up to 10 and small table in same area seats 2 more if you have guests for dinner
                              • Dining Room
                              • comfy seating for 10 people


                                  • Books
                                    huge variety of books
                                  • DVD Player
                                    3rd floor only hooked up to tv that is not hooked into cable- used for dvd library
                                  • Games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television
                                    32' flat screen and large tv on 3rd floor that hasTV with just a dvd and dvd library
                                  • Toys
                                    games for children 6 years and older
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        1000 sq feet of decks
                                      • Golf
                                        4.5 miles to the Trent Jones Golf Course
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        tent 6 sided gazebo set up on main deck in the summer and fall and several umbrellas
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        lots of flowers on decks and in the gardens
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Natural gas stainless steel-very large-perfect
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        We can direct you to all of the rental shops and send you links
                                      • Tennis
                                        One tennis court is 1 mile and the other is 3 miles

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Communal Pool
                                            The Elevation spa and pool is within walking distance and is $25/per day/per person or $50 per week per person

                                            Onsite Services

                                              • Concierge


                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • library
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • museums
                                                  • playground
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • winery tours

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • miniature golf
                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • photography
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • sledding
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • Babysitter
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • cross country skiing
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hot air ballooning
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • ice skating
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • paragliding
                                                              • rock climbing
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • snowboarding
                                                              • snowmobiling
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • whitewater rafting


                                                                  • We have lived here for 24 years so can provide concierge service. We know all of the private chef companies and can direct you to the one that would best fit your needs. We have a massage table in the house, so you can have a massage person come to the home or we can direct you to all of the spa/massage places. The Elevation Hotel is a quick walk from our house and they have a work out facility, pool and hot tub that is $25/ day (when i last checked) and they have a full spa service. We do not allow dogs on our property, nor do we allow dirt bikes and RV's as we live in a quiet neighborhood. There is no smoking on the property

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 3:30 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                    9 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Very cool house full of history. Super clean, comfy and fun.

                                                                    John S.

                                                                    Kathy and Paul were excellent hosts. Super responsive, accommodating and welcoming. This a very cool house filled with incredible pieces of history (especially Colorado!). We had five couples and a single and were super comfortable. The next group trip we take to CB I plan on booking here again.

                                                                    Epic Days at the Butte

                                                                    jason c.

                                                                    This is a great place to stay if you are considering visiting Crested Butte. Kathy and her husband Paul are great hosts. We even arrived to a fresh baked loaf of banana bread which was the best. The place is full of ski artifacts and memorabila which adds to the character and uniqueness of the place. There is easy access to slopes and the home is much larger on the inside than it looks. We had seven guys on our trip and everyone fit comfortably. Thanks again Kathy and Paul for a great stay! Until next time...

                                                                    Jason Cain

                                                                    A lodging experience like no other

                                                                    Scott H.

                                                                    Our ski group of 7 men have stayed in lots of rental houses over the years but I have to say this was the most unique and enjoyable. The pictures and descriptions do not lie, this house is filled with ski history and memorabilia. On top of that, you have comfortable, spacious bedrooms, a kitchen with every dish and utensil imaginable, ands lots of space to eat and just relax. Oh, and have I mentioned Paul and Kathy?! Kathy was very responsive during the booking process and beyond, even sending us a weather update the day of our arrival! And Paul gave us a personalized tour of the house and described the history of the extensive collection and it's significance. Paul even went out and skied with us the first morning to familiarize us with Crested Butte. We all agreed that this was a place like no other and the stay of a lifetime. Thanks Kathy and Paul!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thanks so much.we are lucky to have had you as a group. We are always excited when guests enjoy the displays. Thanks for renting. See you again kathy and paul

                                                                    Great Crested Butte experience!

                                                                    JOHN L.

                                                                    We spent 5 nights there, and all agreed we should come back next year....and hopefully our wives will join us. Space enough for 5 couples, really comfortable and clean, and the museum artifacts on all the walls were really interesting-not your normal ski condo..... Great kitchen setup (felt like a big family kitchen....)and comfortable beds. The hosts were super friendly and helpful......great crested butte attitude! Hopefully we will be back!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thanks for being such a wonderful group. You left our home very clean

                                                                    Beautiful home at Mt Crested Butte!

                                                                    Margaret B.

                                                                    I am always apprehensive when I book a home sight unseen. Well...the Hooge Haus is a gorgeous, comfortable, well-appointed, excellent location vacation home. It is full of antique skis, old ski photos and family pictures. We have returned several times and will continue to return since it feels like a home away from home. There is plenty of space for people to have their own space or all hang out in the large family room/kitchen. The kitchen was very well appointed with plenty of dishes, glasses, pots, pans, crockpots, gadgets, etc. Additionally, they leave some of the basic cooking items (oil, salt, pepper, sugar, flour, tea, coffee, etc) which is really helpful when you are on vacation. The bedrooms are very comfortable and the bathrooms are all updated...with great showers! The home is very warm. One year we rented the house and the two apartments with 15 of us...we had the best time! The ski bus stops at the front door and runs every half hour, so the kids can come and go as they please. It is also possible to ski to the West Wall and walk a short way back to the house. Paul and Kathy are wonderful hosts and were extremely helpful when the battery on our car died the day we were leaving. Book early because it is a popular vacation home both winter and summer! It isn't just a rental....it is a home and it is lovely!

                                                                    great relaxing stay and fantstic mountain views!

                                                                    Debbie P.

                                                                    We rented the house at 18 Castle Rd Mt Crested Butte because it would be close to wedding park on the mountain and the big hotels where the rest of the guests would be staying. We wanted someplace that would have everything we needed for our wedding immediate family. The house was clean and had everything we needed, incredibly comfortable beds, toys and books for the 2 children, huge kitchen area with every amenity you could imagine (3 different coffee pots), spices and plenty of seating. The deck had a screened gazebo which was perfect for small groups during the day to gather and flower boxes and hanging baskets which were perfect for backdrop of pictures..we could watch the sun come up from east decks and watch the beautiful sunsets from the west decks.

                                                                    There were 12 of us and plenty of room and private spaces. We will definitely return to this house in the future

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    This was a great group . They were respectful and clean . Thanks so much for renting from us. We enjoy sharing our home and are glad so many people enjoy coming to crested butte as it is a beautiful place. kathy


                                                                    Mount Crested Butte, CO, USA

                                                                    Crested Butte is the Wildflower capital of Colorado and home to Crested Butte Mountain Resort. From our ski history haus you can walk 5 minutes up the ski easement to the quad lift. In the summer you can ride the lifts with your bike. You can start from Castle Road and within minutes be on one of the major biking trails. This is world renown for fly fishing and many of our visitors come mainly for the fly fishing in summer. Crested Butte area also has big game hunting. Boating on the Blue Mesa Reservoir is only about 50 minutes away. Our prices are based upon stays of 2 to 4 nights, so longer stays are less (ask). You can rent our home as a 5 bedrm/4 bath (3bedrooms are en suite) Plus LOFT with 2 beds and the other 2 bedrooms share a bath ( sleeps 12). or you can deduct the lockoff unit and have 4/3 + loft and sleep 10. The ski easement is next door to the West Wall Quad Lift and the hiking and biking trails can be walked to. The free bus shuttle stops at the drive in winter and is a 4 minute walk in summer. Please See Notes for items not allowed on property.


                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

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                                                                    Garages not included in rental. No smoking, no pets, no atv's, no dirt bikes, children must be 12 years or older or babies as they are not mobile. We do not have safety gates and features for young children who are crawling or walking. We do have porto crib and high chair. thanks

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