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.
ARCHITECTURE AND SETTING
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.
LUXURIOUS PRIVATE SPACES.
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.