Crested Butte is in Southwestern Colorado at the north end of the Gunnison Valley, 231 miles southwest of Denver and 28 miles from the Gunnison-Crested Butte Airport. Crested Butte is high in the Colorado Rockies on the western slope, at 8,885 feet. Mt. Crested Butte is three miles north of Crested Butte, at the base of the ski resort at an elevation of 9,350 feet.
Crested Butte proper is a small, pedestrian friendly town with most places of interest within walking distance. There is a free shuttle service running from Mt. Crested Butte to the town of Crested Butte which also services several stops in town: the four-way stop at the center of town, the main street Elk Avenue, and the Majestic Plaza, near the movie theater and several stores and coffee shops.
High in the Colorado Rockies, fresh air, sport, and relaxation are abundant. Pristine mountains and wilderness are the backdrop for the Victorian architecture of this historic mining mountain town, giving Crested Butte a Shangri La appearance. In the summer the valleys are bursting with blooms, which is why Crested Butte is the Wildflower Capital of Colorado. In the winter the mountains are buried in white powder, providing a skiing and boarding paradise. All year round additional sports abound, such as mountain biking, horseback riding, and fly fishing.
- Gourmet Noodle (Located near 3rd and Elk). Italian cuisine: excellent quality, decent selection, very nice atmosphere. A good place to go for special occasions.
- Crested Butte International Lodge & Hostel, 615 Teocalli Ave, toll-free: . Offers dormitory beds, private rooms, and apartments. Rates vary according to room type and season.
- The Crested Butte Retreat, ☏ . A private mountain lodge, completely remodeled to provide luxury lodging.
- Elk Mountain Lodge, 129 Gothic Ave (At 2nd and Gothic in the heart of downtown Crested Butte), ☏ . Bed and breakfast with 19 completely and beautifully renovated rooms, each with private bathroom and color cable TV. Hearty, full breakfast includes Famous homemade granola, locally-baked bagels and bread, in-season fresh fruit, and specialty hot dishes.
- [dead link] The Great Escape Bed and Breakfast, 329 White Rock Ave, ☏ .
- [dead link] The Inn at Crested Butte, 510 Whiterock Ave, toll-free: . New high-end boutique hotel. Free Wi-Fi, breakfast with fresh, locally-baked breads, fresh fruit and locally-roasted Camp 4 coffee. There is also a free wine tasting 4:30PM-5:30PM daily in the lobby. Views of Crested Butte Mountain from the hotel's elevated hot tub deck.
- Nordic Inn, 14 Treasury Rd, ☏ , toll-free: . The only bed and breakfast within walking distance of the ski lifts.
- The Ruby of Crested Butte - Bed & Breakfast, 624 Gothic Ave (Downtown Crested Butte), toll-free: . Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 11AM. $200 (June date).
- [dead link] Shangri-La (Luxury Log Home), 163 E Silver Sage. Check-in: 4PM, check-out: 10AM. Beautiful luxury log home with log furniture. 4,300 square feet. Very large bedrooms and bathroom. Five Bedrooms with one extra loft room (for grown ups). Kitchen, dishwasher, washing machine, linens, towels, and color TV, washer/dryer, telephone, stereo, microwave, PC-printer-fax and high speed wireless internet. Utilities such as gas, water, electricity, cable TV in all rooms.