Destination guide

Crested Butte—2 for the price of 1

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.

Activities

From extreme skiing to saddleback idling at Crested Butte

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

Crested Butte—long in winter, bold in summer

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.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Crested Butte?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Crested Butte:

  • Crested Butte Mountain Resort: 485 vacation rentals
  • Crested Butte South: 600 vacation rentals
  • Aspen Mountain: 635 vacation rentals
  • Snowmass Ski Area: 1,538 vacation rentals
  • Aspen Highlands: 111 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Crested Butte?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Crested Butte. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Crested Butte Town Park: 791 vacation rentals
  • Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce: 791 vacation rentals
  • Crested Butte Nordic Center: 791 vacation rentals
  • Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum: 786 vacation rentals
  • Center for the Arts: 792 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Crested Butte listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Crested Butte?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 292 Houses in Crested Butte. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Crested Butte include:

  • Cabins: 25 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 378 rentals available
  • Cottages: 25 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Lodges and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Crested Butte?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 97 vacation rentals with pool available in Crested Butte. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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