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Discover the historic mining town of Crested Butte! During the winter premiers the ski slopes hosted by the Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Downhill skiing and snowboarding are the most common activities in the winter, but you can also venture into snowmobiling, sledding, cross-country skiing and ice-skating.

During the summer, discover the Wildflower Capital of Colorado in the many surrounding mountains with trails for 4-wheeling, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding! Just 40 miles away is the Blue Mesa Lake (largest lake in Colorado) where you can rent a boat for fishing, water skiing or even try your hand at windsurfing. Approximately 26 miles away is the small town of Almont where you can find plenty to keep you busy--either fly fishing, white water rafting, kayaking or duckying!

It is very important to us that you have the best experience possible in Crested Butte. We have put together this Community Information providing information regarding activities and contacts in the area that have worked for us. We would love to hear your input on any experiences you have with the information we have listed or new information you have found in the Crested Butte area. We feel this will help us continue to serve you!

To enjoy Crested Butte to its fullest we recommend you begin by selecting one of our vacation rental homes located in our Rental Properties .

Lift Tickets and Ski School
You can find information regarding discount lift tickets at and ski school at 800-444-9236, Quite often CBMR offers other discounts and as we become aware of such opportunities we will alert you to this information on our Home page.

Adaptive Sports Center
The Adaptive Sports Center is a non-profit organization located in Crested Butte, Colorado, that provides life-enhancing year-round recreation activities for people with disabilities and their families!  866-349-2296,

Ground Transportation
If you will be flying into the Gunnison Airport you should be able to find transportation from:
Alpine Express, 800-822-4844,
CB Shuttle Company, LLC, 970-349-2620,
Specialty Services, Transportation, Grocerty Delivery & Concierge, 970-901-6400,

Rental Shops
There are many rental shops in the area that can provide you with excellent equipment. We have found 3 shops in particular that will help serve you the customer the best:
Black Tie Ski Rental, 888-349-0722, 
Butte and Company, 970-349-7581,
Christy Sports, 970-349-6601,

The Snowmobiling companies have already combined all their resources into a one-stop shop location:970-349-5909,

Nordic Skiing, Ice Skating and Sledding
Don't forget one of the most appealing reasons you are in this valley!  The amazingly beautiful back country. If you are feeling adventurous and want to take in a quiet peaceful afternoon, we recommend trying Cross Country Skiing and/or Snowshoeing. You can find information about these magnificent back country trails at the Nordic Center in Crested Butte. 970-349-1707, You will also find the ice rink and sledding hill here at the Nordic Center.

Dog Sledding
Another way to discover the back country is to go out in sled pulled by a pack of warm loving dogs! Contact Lucky Cat Dog Sleds at 970-641-1636,

The Adventure Park
CBMR introduces the base area Adventure Park.  Located on warming house hill in front of the Crested Mountain condominium complex.  The new Adventure Park has mini golf, bungee trampolines, a climbing wall and Coke Zero BagJump. The bungee trampolines provide a turbo-charged, gravity-defying ride up to 30 feet in the air, while the Climbing Pinnacle features a 28-foot, 6-route tower with auto-belay. The CokeZero BagJump provides entertainment for all- participants and spectators. The Adventure Park will be open year-round.  You can purchase passes to the adventure park in advance with your lift ticket, but you will need to contact the resort directly at 800-810-7669 .

Don't miss out on the Zip Line running through the trees and lift area right at the base of the mountain.   The Canopy Zip-Line features 5 zip lines and 4 unique adventure features!  When booking your lift tickets, adventure park tickets and zip-line adventures contact Crested Butte Mountain Resort at 800-810-7669 .

Snowcat Driving Experience. Participants learn the basics of driving snowcats, grooming, pushing snow, and experience one of the best ski resort jobs on a closed course. The school incorporates initial classroom time for safety and operational instruction then students get out on the course to maximize the driving time.  Drivers must have a valid drivers’ license and be over 18 years old.   To book your Snowcat Driving Experience call or visit the Adventure Center in Mountaineer Square at 800-810-7669.

Additional Activities you can contact Crested Butte Mountain Resort about, 800-810-7669:
Guided Mountain Tours, have someone show you around the ski area with your own personal tour!
Kid's night out! Call to schedule a great night out for your kids and enjoy your evening alone!
Sleigh Ride Dinner @ Uley's Cabin.  This is an oldy but goody!  Enjoy dinner with your family on the mountain!
Atlas Snowshoe Tours.  1 night every month allows us the opportunity for a moonlight snowshoe tour!
Snowcat Driving Exprerience.  Crested Butte can be fun for the grown ups too!  Call today to book this experience!

Need help planning your wedding in Crested Butte, Gunnison County's finest resources for planning your big day have put together this website for assistance!  Choose from one of the many wedding coordinators or use these resources to plan your wedding yourself!

Live Theater and Music
The Center for the Arts is an extraordinary resource for finding the latest events occurring in Crested Butte. Check out their website to find what play, concert or event may be occurring during your stay in Crested Butte. 970-349-7487,

Cinemas/Movie Theater
There is one movie theater in Crested Butte with 3 movie screens. You can catch the latest realeases even while you are away from the city at the Majestic Theater, 970-349-8955,
The Ruby Cinema is located in Gunnison at the Prosser Theater in the Western Sate College Center!  Feature the latest technology in 3D filming!  970-349-8955,

The historical mining town on Crested Butte is full of history, stop by the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum 970-349-1880,, to learn more. Mountain Biking was discovered in Crested Butte. Check out the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame 970-349-6817,, will help you discover mountain biking for yourself. Just as you drive into Gunnison, you can see the Pioneer Museum 970-641-4530,, across from McDonald's. Don't pass up this chance to find out about the history of Gunnison County.
Looking for something to do with your children when skiing is just not the thing to do for them!  You can find us at the Trailhead Discovery Museum and Arts Center.  Currently located in the Treasury Building in Mt Crested Butte.    This is an excellent activity for your children when they are finished skiing for the day.  Enjoy time on the indoor playground, painting, playing in the dark room or working on the craft item for the week!  Molli has discovered the trailhead and asks on a daily basis to go there!  Find out more about the Trailhead at   or contract them directly at 970-349-6525.

Spa Treatments
We are fortunate to have so many options for spa treatments in Crested Butte. We have listed a few that we have visited and received excellent treatments.
The Elevation Hotel, 970-251-3500,
Sami Corn, massage therapy, 970-275-4724,
Namaste Massage, Michele Mogel, 970-901-5731
Tara Wirsing, massage therapy and energy work/reiki, 970-209-1871,
Stephanie Chain, accupuncture, 970-209-3953.
The Wildflower Spa,970-349- 4554,

Hot Air Ballooning
Nothing can be more breathtaking than viewing the many mountain ranges that surround Mt Crested Butte on a cool crisp morning from a hot air balloon, you can contact  Nostalgia Ballooning (Local company) 970-251-7088,  Big Horn Balloon Company 970-596-1008, or Balloon Flights at 970-901-6687, for this amazing experience.


Dusty Demerson Photography.  View Dusty's work at  970-349-5038. 
Third Eye Photography.  Photographs by Rebecca Susan Ofstedahl.  Specializing in portraits and events.  914-548-8078,  Mention you are staying with Owens Property Management and received a 15% discount off of published rates!  You can view a sample of Rebecca's work at
Alison White Photograhpy.  Photograhs by Alison White.  Specializing in portaits and events.  You can view a sample of Alison's work at

Want to take and evening off!  Crested Butte Child Care has been watching our daughter, Molli, for years!  We have an opportunity to offer an exclusive babysitting service, so the odds of these ladies being available for your time in Crested Butte are pretty good.  Give Rebecca a call at 941-548-8078 or email her at

Where to Shop for Groceries:
Clark's Market is located at the corner of 6th and Belleview in Crested Butte.
City Market or Safeway stores are located in Gunnison.  Let us know if you want us to shop for you and have it in the condo before you arrive!
The Store located in Mt Crested Butte, is the great place to stop and pick up some milk or bread when you are out and can't make it down to Crested Butte or Gunnison!

Our Favorite Places to Eat:
There are numerous restaurants in the Crested Butte area. We have listed a few of the places that we find ourselves visiting the most! Let us know if you would like assistance in making reservations, we are happy to help!

Restaurants that take Reservations:
Bachanale Italian Kitchen, Tuscan Style, 970-349-5257,
Ginger Cafe', Pan Asian Cuisine 970-349-7291,
Le Bosquet, French Cuisine 970-349-5808,
Land and Sea, Seafood and Sushi 970-349-5457,
Marchitelli's Gourmet Noodle, Italian 970-349-7401,
Maxwell's Steakhouse, 970-349-1221,
Ryce, Asian Bistro 970-349-9888,
Slogar's, Fried Chicken service Family Style 970-349-5765
West End Public House, Elevated Comfort Food, 970-349-5662,

Restaurants that do not take Reservations:
The Avalanche, 970-349-7195,
Donita's Cantina, Mexican Food Specialties, 970-349-6674,
The Last Steep, 970-349-7007,
Local 9, Typicall Bar Food, 970-349-6125 
McGill's, Breakfast and Lunch 970-349-5240
The Mexicalli Grill, Tacos, 370-349-7037
Mikey's Pizza, Take Out & Delivery only, 970-349-1110,
Pita's In Paradise, 970-349-0897,
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Chocolate and Ice-Cream 970-349-0933,
Third Bowl Homemade Ice Cream,  970-349-2888,
The Secret Stash, Pizza 970-349-6245,
Teocalli Tamale, Fresh Burrito Bar 970-349-2005,

Spencer Hestwood, 970-349-7291, Owner of the Ginger Cafe,
Creative Catering, Josephine Kellet, 970-209-3928,
Michael Marchitelli, 970-349-7401, Owner of Marchitelli's Gourmet Noodle

There are so many Fly fishing guides that can help you in the area, there are a few individuals that we would like to feature.  These guys are some of our best friends and we know they will guide you in the right direction!
Adam Olmstead, 970-275-1997,
Marc Solari, 970-376-4158,
Jason White, 970-349-1568,

Fishing is one way to enjoy the many rivers in the Gunnison Valley. There are many different ways to ride the river as well. You can take an exciting and thrilling trip through many rapids or you can take a nice calm scenic trip through the less active waters. Contact one of the river tour companies to choose which tour is best for you!
Scenic River Tours, Inc. 970-641-3131,
Three Rivers Resort & Outfitting 970-641-1303,

Horseback Riding
Taking a ride on a horse and getting out into the mountains to view nature at its finest! We recommend of these ranches:
Fantasy Ranch, 970-349-5425,
Lazy F Bar, 970-641-3313,

Bicycle Rentals
As we mentioned before, Crested Butte is the birthplace of mountain biking. There is no better way to discover this activity than to rent a bike from one of our many rental shops.
The Alpineer, 970-349-5210,
Big Al?s, 970-349-0515,
Flatiron Sports, 970-349-6656,

Hunting Guides
Are you a hunting enthusiasts and have Colorado Hunting Tags in our area? Increase your chances of landing that animal with one of many hunting guides in the area.
Bar K Ranch, Roger Cesario 970-349-9836,
Marc Solari, 970-376-4158,

The Golf courses in the area are quite challenging yet the beautiful scenery keeps you calm during play. Check out these courses at:
The Club at Crested Butte, 970-349-6127,
Dos Rios Golf Club, 970-641-1482,

Many people are not even aware of the two large bodies of water in our area. The Blue Mesa Resevoir is Colorado's largest body of water. If you get the chance to spend some time on the water these are wonderful recreation areas!
Blue Mesa, 877-BLUMESA (258-6372),
Taylor Park Marine, 970-641-2922,



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