Luxury 10 bedroom, 13 bath home, sleeps 26; mountain views, hot tubs
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About Fred Studier
The Crested Butte Retreat is owned by Fred and Tina Studier. Fred is from Long Island, NY and is a graduate of Pomona College and Harvard Business School, was a partner with Bain & Company, management consultants, and is currently President and CEO of Learner's Digest Int'l. Tina is from Minneapolis, MN, and is an interior designer and professional organizer. Her love for design is showcased in this home. Fred and Tina currently live in California with their 3 daughters, but are in Crested Butte often and love to ski, snowboard, hike, mountain bike, and have fun in town.
Fred Studier purchased this Lodge in 2006
Why Fred Studier chose Gunnison County
We fell in love this home the moment we stepped inside 7 years ago. It was then being operated as a boutique hotel. After continuing to operate the property as a hotel for several years (and garnering a lot of national publicity), the town shut us down due to zoning regulations. It was a blessing in disguise because now groups of people can enjoy the home without feeling like they are intruding on other people's vacations. Everyone can now experience our amazing home the way that we do, privately!
What makes this Lodge unique
Our home is all about the views! Our favorite spot is in the hot tub on the deck of the Castle room, looking up at The Butte. We also love the interior architecture of the home...hand-forged iron railings, soaring exposed-beam ceilings, hickory floors, and windows, windows, windows!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
Events including non-guests will incur event fee
Any smoke indoors will forfeit your damage deposit
We recommend 'Oh Be Dogful' kennel in town.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
A signed contract and payment of deposit are required to secure your dates.
VRBO is collecting only some of the required taxes, in error. To collect the full set of taxes, an additional 7.9% will be added as an admin fee.
The VRBO cancellation policy options do not include our policy as an option. Please read your contract carefully to be sure you understand it.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great home for our huge family!
The house was perfect for our family of four generations, and we are so grateful for the manager's and owner's immediate response to any needs or questions we had prior to arriving and throughout the week. Our family of 24 was truly blessed to have the opportunity to stay together in one large home for the holidays. The rooms were spacious, and the property was just as described in the listing. We have a smaller home in Crested Butte, but we would not hesitate to rent this home again if we need more space.
Four families- nine grand children missing only grandma who died last year. Hiking. Biking, white water rafting, reading- something for everyone. Cooked in 4 nights and ate out 3. Good time!
Great for large groups, beautiful location.
We had a wonderful experience staying at the Retreat. Our guests enjoyed it, and we felt at home. The location is spectacular. Communication with the owner and property manager was seamless.
Family Reunion Vacation
Perfect in every way!!! Yes, there are stairs, but no way you can get a house like this with out them. The view is breathtaking from every room and every room is spacious and beautiful. Brian is amazing and although we didn't have any issues he responded immediately to any questions we had during our stay. There were 17 of us from age 2 to 60 and we all were so happy. We cooked most nights in the fully equipped kitchen, but booked a chef recommended by Brian for one night and that was such highlight for us all. The shuttle was reliable and easy to use, but plenty of parking should most guests bring a car like we did.
Great ski lodge for a large family
The location is amazing. The space plan is a bit odd, disjointed and illogical. The furnishings are a bit dated and hodgepodge. Random chairs, saggy mattresses, unmatched kitchen utensils... That being said it is a great place for large groups. Gorgeous views, Jacuzzi's galore, plenty of large spaces to gather. I say charge more money and make some improvements. This could be a spectacular property with some updating.
Great house for a large group.
Great house for a large group. As other reviews show, there are a lot of steps but you have a house built in the mountain so expected. For teens and adults, perfect location. Walkable to slopes, most of our group was able to ski back and walk down back to the house. The others took the free bus from the square, it runs on the hour so nice alternative. The caretaker was very attentive, only needed to contact him a few times but he was responsive.
Crested Butte is an outdoor enthusiasts heaven as well as a relaxing escape for those wishing to get away from it all. Outdoor activities include: hiking, kayaking, fishing, fly fishing, wildflower viewing, wildlife viewing, 4x4 trails, mountain biking, horseback riding, skiing/snowboarding, back country skiing/snowboarding, snowmobile tours, ATV tours, whitewater rafting, Frisbee golf, outdoor summer concerts, and much more. During ski season the free town shuttle will stop directly in front of the property every thirty minutes and will take you to the ski resort base area. Those who are somewhat adventurous may find ways to ski out down to the base area. In the summer the free shuttle is a short hike away down to the base area. This shuttle connects you to downtown Crested Butte without driving.
Golf: Golf Crested Butte at the Crested Butte Country Club. Mt. Crested Butte looms in the background with each shot. Guests may also enjoy Dos Rios Golf Club in Gunnison. Dos Rios features 18 holes with a meandering river and a nice relaxed atmosphere. Dos Rios generally is open earlier and longer than Crested Butte Country Club due to snow conditions.
Ski: Ski Crested Butte right from the convenience of your vacation rental. The retreat is situated about 400 yards from the ski resort at Mt. Crested Butte. Some guests with intermediate skiing skills may find that they can ski directly down to the base area for a short hike to the lifts. Other guests will enjoy the free town shuttle that will pick you up in front of the retreat every 30 mintues in the winter. Our concierge can arrange for your lift tickets to be waiting for you upon arrival and can schedule VIP equipment so you and your party can be fitted for equipment in the comfort of the home...no waiting in lines at the base area! You can also arrange for your equipment to be delivered to the Retreat and our caretaker will have it all waiting for you in our ski storage area.