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Stunning views from the back of the castle


Last updated: 04/03/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:5.75
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 8 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Among the captivating beauty of the Elk Mountains of Colorado, here you find Hassford Gulch nestled in a secluded hillside outside Crested Butte, Colorado. One of the last great Colorado ski towns, Crested Butte is the perfect destination for nature lovers and sports enthusiasts alike in search of luxury in a welcoming, unique, peaceful community. Crested Butte is home to both winter and summer activities. In summer, Crested Butte is known as the “Wildflower Capital of Colorado,” and draws photographers, golfers, mountain bikers, skiers, and fishermen. The native vegetation fills the historic Victorian town with bright ​ ​bursts of color during the spring, summer and autumn months, while the national forest transforms the outdoors​ ​into a playground for rock climbing, four-wheeling, white water rafting, and world-class fly fishing. In the winter, one may enjoy snowmobiling and snowshoeing in the great outdoors, along with Alpine and Nordic skiing, and ice sports between the two localities of Crested Butte Mountain Resort and the Crested Butte Nordic Center. Hassford Gulch is located adjacent to the Robert Trent Jones II-designed golf course and the Gunnison National Forest with hiking and mountain biking trail just outside your doorway.

With 7,864 square feet on 2.2 acres, the 6-bedroom, 5-full and 3-half bathroom estate is expansive enough to entertain in luxury, yet thoughtfully laid out so that every space is intimate and self-contained. Constructed by local builders and craftsmen, and set in front of one of the state’s most iconic mountain ranges, Hassford Gulch is proudly and unmistakably a Colorado home at heart. Yet, the estate’s fixtures and materials, having been curated from around the world, imbue Hassford Gulch with a worldly elegance. Materials from around the world have been incorporated into the home’s design, from the white oak ceilings recovered from old Pennsylvanian warehouses to antique cooking pots from India repurposed as basin and bar sinks. With spacious living room, dining room, English bar and private office space there is plenty of room to accommodate large family gatherings.

After a long day outdoors, guests can enjoy the amazing sunset on the west patio before unwinding in the steam and body jet shower. Those who would prefer to socialize can congregate at the authentic pub bar, imported from England. For avid readers, the home’s five interior fireplaces all compete for most desirable hearth to snuggle up next to and open a book. Five of the six bedrooms have full baths en-suite. The sixth bedroom is a bunk room that accommodates four additional guests. One of the bedroom suites below stairs offers a private space suitable for au pair or housekeeper.

Crested Butte, Colorado isn’t just one more ski town. This year it was “Powder Magazine’s” number one choice as the best ski town in the North America. If skiing isn’t the family’s only interest, no worries. It is also the Colorado wildflower capital which is celebrated in spring along with a daunting list of festivals, parades and activities that span almost every month of the year. Some of these include Torchlight, New Years, Winter Carnival, and Mardi Gras during the winter, and when spring wakes up, it’s time for Extreme Board Fest, Slushuck and Flaushink (go there to find out), just as a warm up to summer.

The beginning of summer starts out with the Crested Butte Bike Week and continues with the Crested Butte Music Festival, International Film Festival, 4th of July celebrations, the Wildflower Festival, of course, the Alpenglow Concert Series, Festival of the Arts and Ball Bash. But it doesn’t stop there. The fall season welcomes in the Fall Fest, Vinitok and the Paragon Peoples’ Fair. For those who like to do and not just observe, summers offer hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting and kayaking, four wheeling, golf and fishing. Winter sports fans’ appetites are satiated with some of the best backcountry skiing in Colorado along with downhill skiing and snowboarding at Crested Butte Mountain Resort.


Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/03/2017

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 7864 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 14
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

  • Oh-Be-Joyful: 1 queen


  • Travelers' Room: 1 king


  • Master Suite 1: 1 king


  • Master Suite 2: 1 king


  • Fantasy Ranch: 2 bunk bed

    Sleeps 4...moreless

  • Eagle's Nest: 1 king


  • King beds in bothmaster master suites, Queen size Beds(1) in the suite below stairs. King bed in upper floor bedroom. Baby Crib (1) portable crib available. Bunk Beds (2) Two sets of twin bunk beds accommodate 4 people in the bunk room (Fantasy Ranch)...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 3 Half Bathrooms

  • Below stairs powder room: toilet


  • Mud room powder: toilet


  • Eagle's Nest bath: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Traveler's bath: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Oh Be Joyful bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Extra long tub, private toilet room....moreless

  • Main floor powder room: toilet

    Lavatory an antique India cooking pot set in a Chinese table...moreless

  • Master Suite 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub, bidet

    His/her lavatories. Steam shower. Tub w/ hand-held shower. ...moreless

  • Master Suite 2: toilet, shower

    Steam shower with power jet spray heads....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Gathering spots on the main floor and below stairs levels (living room, parlour, library, and pub); five fireplaces, laundry rooms, heated garage; housekeeping services available at additional charge; accommodation en suite below stairs for renter's housekeeper or au pair; all of the other features you are accustomed to in a 5 Star accommodation; No smoking or pets. No events....moreless


  • Books:

    Loft reading area has a large collection of paperbacks. The Reference Room library contains leather-bound classics and reference books....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    The Buffalo Bar has a 4 seat English pub style bar and is equipped with a cozy fireplace, 60" flat screen TV, dart board and foosball table....moreless

  • Games:

    Card games and board games are available for guests in the Buffalo Bar....moreless

  • Music Library:

    The sound system extends throughout Hassford Gulch, with options for either: (1) music via CD jukebox, or (2) music/news via satellite, or Sirius....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Golf Course Front:

    The fifth hole, from tee to green, adjoins the north property boundary of Hassford Gulch. Club at Crested Butte (Skyland) is designed by world-renowned course architect, Robert Trent Jones II....moreless

  • Golf Course View:

    The course sprawls over 160 acres among a tranquil setting of trout filled lakes, groves of aspens, and pristine wilderness, all surrounded by spectacular views of the Elk Mountain Range. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Mountain views in every direction! The perfect spot to relax on the expansive porch and enjoy sunsets in the western sky....moreless

  • Resort:

    Crested Butte Mountain Resort is only 5 miles away offering world class skiing and mountain biking. Adventure Park for the kids with zipline tours, bungee jumping and mini golf. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Hassford Gulch is only 2 miles from historic Crested Butte, located on a very private and secluded parcel overlooking the golf course with unparalleled majestic views of the West Elk Mountain range....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining tables also available on the balcony. ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    No air conditioning provided, as summer temperatures rarely exceed 80 degrees. Circulation provided by ceiling fans and open windows in the summer time....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    DSL broadband connects Hassford Gulch to the Internet....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    (2) Whirlpool Duet large-sized washer and dryer on the main floor. Washer and dryer below stairs are stack units....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Five fireplaces....moreless

  • Garage:

    Generous-sized, floor-heated, parking available for one car with an inside entrance through the mud room to the kitchen....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    (4) On the main floor, gas fireplaces are in the Living room, Reference room, and Master sitting room. One other gas fireplace is below stairs in the Bearkat Parlour....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    In floor heating....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Expansive western views. Electronic window shades on the two-story windows protect fabrics from the setting sun....moreless

  • Parking:

    The motor court at the front entrance provides ample space for automobiles....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    The one space in the garage is available to guests....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    (2) Two laundry rooms are conveniently located, one on the main floor and the second near the bedrooms on the below stairs level....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    For guests with laptops and other computer -based devices, complimentary wired/wireless Internet service extends throughout Hassford Gulch....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    The wood-burning fireplace below stairs in the Buffalo Bar (gas starter) makes a total of five fireplaces at Hassford Gulch....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Many restaurants and delis prepare meals for take-out. Catering companies offer full services. Pizza delivery is a popular option....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Capresso with automatic grinder....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Top quality utensils in both kitchens. Main kitchen also has a Kohler cook center, convenient for pasta or steaming....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All high quality kitchen supplies....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    (3) Two dishwashers in the main kitchen, and additional dishwasher is below stairs in the auxiliary kitchen....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    (2) Main kitchen on the main floor. Auxiliary kitchen is below stairs, a part of the Travelers' Suite....moreless

  • Microwave:

    (2) GE microwave ovens...moreless

  • Oven:

    Thermador double ovens, GE microwave oven in the main kitchen. GE microwave oven in the Travelers' kitchen....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    (2) Sub-zero refrigerators in each of the two kitchens. Freestanding ice machines are in the Butler's Pantry on the main floor and the Buffalo Bar below stairs....moreless

  • Stove:

    Wolf grill /range top in the main kitchen. GE range top in the Travelers kitchen....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Bluestone balcony across the back of the house on the main floor offers a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Wood deck/patio wraps the back of the house on the lower level. Stone patio outside the Travelers Suite....moreless

  • Golf:

    Club at Crested Butte...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    At the below stairs level, step onto the covered deck from four locations: two bedrooms....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

    Master bedroom has a jacuzzi tub and steam shower. ....moreless



Write a review 5
from 5 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Spring, Early Summer
Mar 27 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$9,450 $40,500
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$14,000 $60,000
Sep 1 - Nov 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$9,450 $40,500
Early Winter season
Nov 20 - Dec 21, 2017
3 night min stay
$11,550 $49,500
Christmas & New Year's
Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2018
5 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,500
  • Tax Rate 8.5%


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Payment by personal check, money order, cashier's or traveler's check. 50% of reservation total (including taxes and fees) is due upon booking and is non-refundable. Remaining 50% is due 30 days before reservation and is non-refundable. Refundable damage deposit is also due 30 days before reservation.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 04/03/2017
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Gunnison / Crested Butte (GUC)
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Kochevars, Talk of the Town, Brick Oven
Gunnison County, CO, USA
Nearest Golf
The Club at Crested Butte
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 135
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Maxwell's, Bones, Secret Stash
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Car: Recommended

Golfing, alpine and cross-country skiing; snow-shoeing; ice skating; hiking, biking, fly fishing, rafting, horseback riding, shopping in the national historic district town of Crested Butte, superb restaurants, live theater, movies, special events, and musical performances.


Owner info

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/03/2017

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  • Stunning views from the back of the castle

    Stunning views from the back of the castle

  • Looking down on the great room from the library

    Looking down on the great room from the library

  • Kitchen


  • Master one bath with steam shower

    Master one bath with steam shower

  • Master two suite

    Master two suite

  • Travelers' suite with king bed

    Travelers' suite with king bed

  • Eagles Nest

    Eagles Nest

  • Oh - Be - Joyful suite with queen bed

    Oh - Be - Joyful suite with queen bed

  • Buffalo Bar

    Buffalo Bar

  • Views from the great room

    Views from the great room

  • Great room

    Great room

  • Kitchen


  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Master one

    Master one

  • Master one adorning sitting room

    Master one adorning sitting room

  • Kitchen in the Travelers" Suite

    Kitchen in the Travelers" Suite

  • Eagles Nest with king bed

    Eagles Nest with king bed

  • Fantasy Ranch bunk room

    Fantasy Ranch bunk room

  • Buffalo Bar

    Buffalo Bar

  • Buffalo Bar

    Buffalo Bar

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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