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Destination guide

Experience Crested Butte at vacation home rentals

There aren't many places that can claim to be 'the capital' of 2 prime outdoor sports. But Crested Butte can. Its 12,000-foot cone-shaped peak is as much loved by skiers when blanketed in snow, as it is by mountain bikers, when swathed in summer's blanket of wildflowers. And the seasonal hordes of thrill-seeking skiers and bikers find plenty of room to express themselves on the mountain's iconic slopes. Those booking Crested Butte vacation rentals will also find a charming historic town with an easy-going vibe. Its hip restaurants, funky shops, and cool film and music festivals are legendary.

Things to do

Attractions near Crested Butte vacation rentals

Many of the best-located Crested Butte vacation rentals lie on its mountain-top resort—but don't neglect lodgings in town. At the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum, you can explore an intriguing backstory that includes silver and coal mining. Or you can take in a play at the Crested Butte Mountain Theater. If you're here in spring, then a drive up the Kebler Pass is a must. This is the Wildflower Capital of the West and the sweeping colors of the mountain meadows—alight with Indian paintbrush and columbine—are a real heart-leap moment.

Activities

Things to do near Crested Butte vacation homes

There's a host of sports to delight in when staying at this winter-thrills wonderland. But extreme skiing has most defined Crested Butte's scene. There are hundreds of acres of jagged slope set aside for the skiing hardcore, as well as miles of broad curving trails to satisfy the need-for-speed crowd. In summer, you're never far from a snaking alpine bike trail in a resort that practically invented mountain biking. But there are other challenges to conquer, too. Rock climbing, white-water rafting, and horseback riding all provide alternate angles on Crested Butte's inspiring outdoors spectacle.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Crested Butte vacation homes

It's no surprise that this capital of extreme skiing has winters of seemingly endless frozen potential. Book a Crested Butte cabin from November through March, and you'll have 300 inches of snow to play with—whether on a snowboard or skis. Come the spring and it's time to switch to 2 wheels, but remember that it takes time for snows to thaw. The higher mountain trails don't open until July. It's worth the wait, though. Bikers, hikers, and tourers are rewarded with vivid swathes of mauve, blue, and saffron this month.

Natural features

Nature center-stage at Crested Butte

It may be the elegant pinnacle of Crested Butte itself that draws the eye, but this Colorado town is surrounded by natural spectacle. The town lies at the head of Gunnison Valley, just west of the mountain, while the resort itself—where many Crested Butte vacation rentals are found—is higher up at 9,100 feet. The Gunnison National Forest covers all this area and more. It is a natural playground of meadows, mountain, and glaciers. Pause long enough on its trails and you may hear the wail of a coyote or see a mountain lion slink by.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Crested Butte

Fly into Gunnison, CO (GUC-Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional), the closest airport, located 23.2 mi (37.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Aspen, CO (ASE-Pitkin County), which is 25 mi (40.2 km) away.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly attractions near Crested Butte vacation homes

Crested Butte is filled with family-friendly attractions for adults and children of all ages. Vacation homes are available near places like the Trailhead Children’s Museum, a unique museum with educational exhibits for kids, and Crested Butte Town Park, a vast park with recreational areas in scenic woodland surrounds. Kids will also like Rainbow Park, a lively regional park with sports fields and events.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation homes in Crested Butte

Couples looking for a romantic retreat will enjoy the scenic beauty of Crested Butte. Vacation rentals can be found near places like Snodgrass Mountain, an alpine peak with hiking and biking trails to a high summit with sweeping views of the mountains, and the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, a museum commemorating the history of mountain biking. You could also visit Crested Butte Nordic, a winter sports facility with cross-country terrain and an ice rink.

How many vacation rentals are available around Crested Butte, CO?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 813 vacation rentals around Crested Butte. From 288 house rentals to 27 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a mountain-view property in Crested Butte?

Mysterious and often harsh, mountains are some of the most ruggedly scenic formations on the planet. If you've ever longed to experience high-altitude living, we've got you covered. Vrbo has no less than 524 mountain vacation rentals available. On the hunt for a different vacation style? See if any of our other properties tickle your fancy. Our options for this destination include:

  • 191 resort vacation rentals.
  • 166 ski-in vacation rentals.
  • 165 ski-out vacation rentals.

Can I rent a condo in Crested Butte?

Sharing is great. But sharing bedrooms and bathrooms with strangers can be a bit much. Make the most of the time you have with your loved ones in a condo vacation rental. The space and convenience guarantees a comfortable stay. In this destination, Vrbo has 378 of these properties. Book right now and you could spend as little as $112 per night. If that doesn't suit your group's style, we have a range of other rental options to pick from, such as:

  • House: 281 vacation homes. Prices start from $126 per night.
  • Townhome: 63 vacation homes. Prices start from $125 per night.
  • Cabin: 17 vacation homes. Prices start from $127 per night.

Can I stay in Crested Butte in a large group?

There's nothing more enjoyable than being somewhere entirely new with friends and family. And the best news is Vrbo has options suitable for big groups. 130 condo vacation homes are available. At the moment, they're the most popular choice here for sizeable groups. Rental accommodations around the area that are just right for bigger groups include:

  • Are you looking for vacation homes that can house 6 people? We have 392 that will fit the bill. The prices start from $120 per night.
  • After somewhere for 8 people? We have 344 that will serve you well. You can book one for as little as $150 a night.
  • Trying to find properties for rent to suit 10 people? You'll be thrilled to find out we have 174 that will fit the bill. You can score one for as little as $242 per night.

You and all your buddies will be in good hands when you arrange your Crested Butte vacation through us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Crested Butte?

Vrbo is here to help you catch up with your closest friends and family. Offering an assortment of thrifty rentals, you're sure to find a cozy lodging that keeps you all under one roof. Crested Mountain Village has bargain written all over it. And with 334 Vrbo rentals at an average price of $264 a night, you can see why. There are another 388 Vrbo rentals waiting for you in or around Crested Butte Mountain Resort. The average price in this area is $280 a night.

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