Lodging in Crested Butte

Looking for Crested Butte lodging? This tiny Colorado town is dotted with bed-and-breakfasts and vacation rentals. There is a high likelihood of finding yourself in a historic building from Crested Butte’s mining era. Lodging in Crested Butte is attractive to anyone keen on exploring the quirky downtown scene, live music, races, and other events. The small footprint of the town means that restaurants, bars and art galleries are within easy walking distance. Hop on a town shuttle for an easy 10-minute ride to Crested Butte Mountain Resort. 

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Enter the desired dates of your visit into the widget below to search for available lodging options in Crested Butte. Then, filter by price, location and amenities to find the best match for your group. Popular travel times such as Fourth of July week and Christmas week fill up fast. Book well in advance of your trip to secure a spot!

What to expect in Crested Butte

Crested Butte is the life of the Gunnison Valley party! The town of Crested Butte is the valley’s hub of arts, events and nightlife. For close proximity to live music, festivals or other goings-on, choose lodging in Crested Butte over other locations around the valley.  As for lodging options, expect small boutique hotels, upscale cabins and historic Victorian vacation rentals. Expect the price point to be higher than simpler accommodations in Almont or Gunnison.

Why stay in Crested Butte?

Since the town of Crested Butte is only a mile wide, any lodging property will be within walking distance of downtown. You’ll be close to Elk Avenue, the Center for the Arts and the Nordic Center. Plus, the free town shuttle to Mt. Crested Butte makes several stops around town.

Biggest restaurant selection

Crested Butte offers restaurant options ranging from sushi to fried chicken. It’s the center of the Gunnison Valley food scene. Foodies (and hungry skiers) will appreciate having an array of restaurants to choose from on every block of downtown Crested Butte. From locally roasted coffee at breakfast to craft cocktails, experience dining unique to Crested Butte. You won’t find any chain restaurants here!

Close to trails

Some of the Gunnison Valley’s 150-plus trails are located within walking or biking distance of downtown Crested Butte. Explore the Crested Butte town trail system, which is a prime wildflower spot in summer. Abundant aspen trees make it an easily accessible place to see fall leaves as well. Most of these trails are suitable for beginner and intermediate mountain bikers or hikers.

Visiting in winter? Access CB Nordic’s 50 kilometers of cross-country ski trails directly from town. These professionally groomed ski trails fan out into the public lands that surround Crested Butte. You’ll quickly leave town behind and immerse yourself in pristine Colorado scenery. 

No rental car required

When lodging in Crested Butte, there’s no need for a personal vehicle. Hire an airport shuttle to take you from Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport to your lodging in Crested Butte. Walk or ride to restaurants, activities and trails downtown. Hop on the free town shuttle to take you up to Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Need to go to Gunnison? The free RTA bus runs dozens of trips to the south end of the valley every day.

Near Mt. Crested Butte activities

If you’re planning on hanging out in Mt. Crested Butte during your trip, Crested Butte is a solid option as a nearby basecamp. Whether you’re planning on skiing at Crested Butte Mountain Resort or mountain biking on the famous trails up Gothic Road, Crested Butte is just a short drive or bus ride away.

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Activity ideas in Crested Butte

  • Summer: Go mountain biking on the Lupine Trail via the Rec Path
  • Fall: Take a hike through changing aspen leaves on the Lower Loop trail
  • Winter: Buy a day pass from CB Nordic and cross-country ski to Magic Meadows Yurt

Other places to stay in the Gunnison Valley

Check out Mt. Crested Butte for unmatched access to the ski slopes, Almont for a cozy fishing cabin, or Gunnison for affordable, no-fuss hotels.

Crested Butte trip ideas

Staying in Crested Butte during your trip? Popular activities include biking, hiking, shopping and dining—all just a short walk from your accommodations. These articles will get you started!

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