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Nxt to Ski Easemnt Quad Lift;Sleeps 11; 5 bedrm/4 bath ;on free bus route

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,401 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

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 5 bedrooms 4 bathrooms-pull out single and commercial 38" wide roll a way and gourmet kitchen and is close to everything. Free shuttle stops at the driveway in winter every 1/2 hour and is a 4 minute walk in the summer. You can close off the caretaker unit and pay less if you have a smaller group. The Hooge's can give you detailed information on the area's amenities.

The 3400 square foot home features large kitchen with everything you need including spices and specialty items for a family reunion or party. 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 a gazebo 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. 3 bathrooms have been upgraded in the last 2 years and 4th in may 2018; 2 bathrooms have jetted tubs with showers. One bathroom has rain shower and hand-held for a deluxe shower. 3 bedrooms have queen pillowtop beds and 2 have king beds that can be split apart into 2 singles each bedroom. There is one pull-out single on main floor for extra sleeping space and we have a commercial roll-a-way bed. If you have a group of singles, i can make the kings into single pillowtops; therefore you have 4 singles, 3 queens, pull-out single and commercial roll-a-way.

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.

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 1 week 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.)

Please note that there is a lot of building of new homes and complexes in Mt CB. If that is a concern, ask me if there is anything near our house.

MtCB Bolt Tax #18-666

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Mount Crested Butte House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3401 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No large RV's, dirt bikes or atv's as we respect our neighbors
  • The rental is for the # named on contract; if you let us know before the rental if having a reunion etc, we can make exception for a 1 night party.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Historic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , full bath with combination jetted tub with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , walk in tiled shower with rain shower and stone sinks
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large shower with new tile floor and stone sink
  • 4 bathrooms.. 1st bathroom has jetted tub and separate shower,2nd bathroom has large shower, 3rd bathroom has walk in tiled shower with rain shower and slide bar separate bar so it can be adjusted for children or taller adults- 4th bath has jetted tub/shower combination with nice tile floor
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , the king bed can be split into 2 twins
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , pillowtop canopy
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , can be made into king with coupler
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , the sleep sofa is a single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , pull out single bed and commercial rollaway 38" x 74" bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , pack and play baby bed can be set up in this bedroom
  • Master Bedroom (3rd floor) has King pillowtop bed with ensuite bath. Main Floor bedroom 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. My granddauger sometimes sleeps on the sofa in this room. The main level of house has another queen bedroom with canopy bed. I have a port o crib that could fit in here. The upper unit that is part of this rental that can be locked off if you have a smaller group has a queen tall poster pillowtop bed and a single pull out bed. There is a commercial 38" wide roll a way. So 5 bedrooms, 1 commercial rollaway and 1 pull out single = 12 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • 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


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Nxt to Ski Easemnt Quad Lift;Sleeps 11; 5 bedrm/4 bath ;on free bus route
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Great Crested Butte experience!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being such a wonderful group. You left our home very clean
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Epic Days at the Butte

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lodging experience like no other

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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Beautiful home at Mt Crested Butte!

  • 5 of 5

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 is a home and it is lovely!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent accommodations at the Hooge Haus

  • 5 of 5

Staying at the Hooge Haus, Mt Crested butte is perfect for a winter vacation. We stayed in March 2016 and we could almost ski back to the door. There is a path up to the West Wall Quad lift and takes about 5 minutes to walk or you can take the free bus that stops every 1/2 hour to the base area. At the base area the buses leave for town every 15 minutes. It was so easy!

Some of us flew in and some drove. The airport in Gunnison has a (pay) shuttle that dropped people right at the house. All of the beds were comfortable and had down comforters. Obviously our host cooks as the kitchen had everything! The children built snowmen in the front. The owner skied with us the first day to acquaint us with the mountain so then we knew where we could ski. it was great!. I highly recommend this home for a ski vacation in Crested Butte.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great relaxing stay and fantstic mountain views!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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Kathy Hooge 970 799 1818 cell
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

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 24 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 5 bedrm + loft/4 bath for as low as $499/night in January and the 4/3 option is $399. In the summer we usually rent the house as a 4 bedrm/3 bath with roll a way bed (sleeps 9) as we tend to have smaller groups in the summer, but the 5/4 + loft is always available which is priced on this site.

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 even in the loft! 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. 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, May, October and November are the most reasonable months to rent and Crested Butte has become a year round resort.

What makes this house unique

THANKSGIVING and JANUARY are BARGAINS- Check out the prices.

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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 have high chair, booster chair and port a crib. We have young grandchildren and they love coming here winter and summer as it is fun on the property as well as the playgrounds in town. 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. The free summer concerts on the mountain on Wednesdays are easy to walk to.


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Gunnison 30 miles (Montrose-100 Miles)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Avalanch Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Crested Butte Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 135
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Base Area - 5 restaurants
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Crested Butte Ski Area
Car: not necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250

Garages not included in rental. No smoking, no pets, no atv's, no dirt bikes

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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