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Stunning Spacious Home with the Best Views on Mt. Crested Butte

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

4 bedroom 3.5 bathroom Sleeps 9+

It is rare to find a house of this size and amenities on the mountain, but rarer still to have the amazing views and within walking distance of the ski lifts and mountain activities. With three floors and two main living areas (3 in the summer), there is plenty of room to spread out. Whether collecting around the state of the art kitchen, island and dining room while preparing a meal, playing pool or watching a movie in the amazing surround sound atmosphere of the lower level den, everyone has enough space to spread out or collect to share the fun of the day with each other.

The main level houses the kitchen, dining room, living room, half bath, a sitting room and a master suite. The lower level has two bedrooms, a large bathroom, laundry room, drying room, mud room and huge game room. On the third level is a private bedroom with a full bathroom.

The spacious master bedroom is really a three room suite with the bedroom, a separate sitting room with 42inch flat screen TV and DVD player and a large double vanity bathroom with shower. The bedroom can be separated from the sitting room or opened to accommodate families with small children who want to share the two rooms as one. We've hung two plush robes in the bathroom for your lounging or hot tubbing pleasure!

The kitchen is huge with state of the art appliances, ice maker, four burner gas grill, stove, microwave and fully stocked with everything you will need to prepare, serve and eat a meal for as many people as you can entertain. It is framed with a large island counter with bar stools. We know that the gathering place for family and friends is usually around the kitchen, and the space and layout can handle any party!

The dining room is directly off the kitchen. There are two leafs that can increase the size of the table to accommodate 8 - 10 from 6 comfortably. The floor to ceiling windows face the Butte and can be opened in the summertime to enjoy the cool evening breeze and the deck.

There is a sitting room, ideal for morning coffee or a drink as the sun sets directly off the dining room. It has a 40 inch flat screen TV, but you might just want to watch the sun on the mountain through the huge picture window facing the Butte.

The large living room with vaulted wood beams completes the indoor section of this level. It has two large couches and three lounging chairs, surround sound stereo system with Iphone attachment, a telescope and games in the coffee table. But perhaps our favorite feature is the two stories of windows that capture the best view of the Butte in the town.

The exterior portion of this level is a huge wrap around porch featuring a large hot tub, outdoor seating area, fire pit and gas grill. During the summer we often have our swing on the deck as well. Again, the views are amazing! You can watch the end of the day skiers from the hot tub, the sun setting with 270 degree views of all the mountains around you or the milky way on clear nights. This truly becomes a third living area for our friends and family.

The downstairs living area is the main entrance to the house and has a two plus car garage. In the garage, we have five sets of snowshoes and a bunch of sleds for the winter and five or six outdoor chairs for use at the house or outdoor concerts in the summer.

Walking in the house, you'll find a bright entry way. To the right is a huge sixteen foot long mud room with storage for everyone's coats, boots and outdoor equipment.

Entering into the rest of the downstairs to your right is the second huge living/game room with a pool table, darts, wet bar with fridge and wine storage and a massive 60 inch flat screen TV with surround sound that will blow your socks off! In addition to the DVD and Wii, we have stocked the movie area with tons of movies and games.

On the other side of the downstairs level, there are two bedrooms, a large bathroom, a laundry room and a dry room. Each bedroom has a walk in closet and a dresser. One has a queen bed and the other has a bunk bed with a full size bed on bottom and twin on top. The dry room is ideal for hanging ski clothes, boots and towels leaving them warm for the morning.

On the third level, you'll find a large bedroom with a queen bed and large closet and a full bath with shower. There is additional storage in the hallway.

Once you've stayed with us, you will understand why we can't say enough about the views. You will also be very conveniently located to everything on Mount Crested Butte. While you can walk to the slopes in the winter or base for concerts during the summer, the corner in front of the house is also the first stop for the mountain bus for a less than five minute ride to the base. There is no other option on the mountain that combines the spacious comfort, amenities, convenience and, did we meantion....the views!

More Details

Property Manager
Joel Phipps
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2017

About Joel Phipps

We've called Crested Butte our home away from home for many years and recently got married on the mountain top.

Joel Phipps purchased this house in 2013

Why Joel Phipps chose Mount Crested Butte

There is no other property on the mountain that frames the majestic Crested Butte in every major room and also from the hot tub on the expansive porch. If you want plenty of room, convenience and beautiful surroundings in and out, The Whetstone House is the place for you.

What makes this house unique

We really look at our experience in Crested Butte as a combination of unmatched outdoor activities, relaxation, great times with family and friends and beauty. When we walked into The Whetstone House for the first time, we experienced them all and couldn't leave.


Mount Crested Butte House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bath - toilet , shower , Double vanity
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Third floor bathroom - toilet , shower
    Main level powder room - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Downstairs Bunk bedroom - 1 bunk bed
    Second downstairs bedroom - 1 queen
    Third floor bedroom - 1 queen
    Master Suite - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , A baby play pen/pack and play is in the downstairs hallway
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting


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Stunning Spacious Home with the Best Views on Mt. Crested Butte
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Good layout, lots of room, good location.

  • 4 of 5

Could use room fans for air circulation. Lower floor was a little warm.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Home!!!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this home for a New Year's Ski Trip and we loved every minute of it. Our group was made up of 3 families and this house was laid out perfectly! We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Rental

  • 5 of 5

Very nice large home with great views all around. The house fit 6 adults and three children with room to spread out and relax inside and out. The location was great and everything in the house worked well. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to use VRBO and it did not disappoint! The house was simply magnificent with incredible views all the way around and an especially great view of Mt. Crested Butte. We had 5 adults and 3 teenagers in our party and had ample room. Several good sitting and gathering areas throughout the house that it really felt like home while we were there. Close access to the mountain and any other activity. A true luxury home we hope to come back to. I have already forwarded the property number to several friends! Thanks for providing us with a great place to stay. - Wade

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Rental!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented through VRBO many times! This was the BEST rental yet. The pictures do not do it justice! Upon arrival it was clean and perfect! The management company was quick to respond to questions. The location is perfect, everything in the house worked perfectly. We already have looked at the calendar to find a time to come back and stay here. We lived in every area of the house. It was beautiful and a perfect week. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $350 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 13.5%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.