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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 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 773 vacation rentals around Crested Butte. From 280 house rentals to 24 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

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: 478 vacation rentals
  • Crested Butte South: 589 vacation rentals
  • Snowmass Ski Area: 1,619 vacation rentals
  • Aspen Mountain: 616 vacation rentals
  • West End: 518 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: 773 vacation rentals
  • Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce: 773 vacation rentals
  • Crested Butte Nordic Center: 773 vacation rentals
  • Crested Butte Mountain Theatre: 773 vacation rentals
  • Center for the Arts: 775 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 280 Houses in Crested Butte. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Crested Butte include:

  • Cabins: 24 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 374 rentals available
  • Cottages: 24 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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