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The Crested Butte Love Shack

A Fully Decked-Out Cabin in the Heart of Downtown

Location, Location...

315 1st St., Crested Butte, CO, 81224.
On 1st St - just off the corner of Elk Ave

Google Map Link for House Location

We absolutely LOVE the location of this house. It is on the quiet, more residential end of town but still just a block away from the shopping, dining, bars, PO, liquor name it. Not to mention the winter cross country ski trails and summer wildflower hikes that start just around the corner. (Left out the door, left at Maroon, up the hill a bit and there you are. Stop at the Nordic Center first for maps and a day pass if you're skiing.)

3 blocks away is Peanut Lake, a great off-leash dog area (Go North till the dead end then left on Butte Ave and you're on the trail. Keep going for the Lower Loop hiking and biking trail.) One block away (corner of 2nd and Elk) is the bus stop for the free town shuttle bus. In early summer, we love to sit on the front step in the am with a cup of coffee and listen to the rushing river which is just a block away. Ahhhh, bliss.

Crested Butte in General

Crested Butte is located in the Elk Mountains in the southwest area of Colorado. On the map it looks like we're close to Aspen but don't be fooled! Even if MapQuest says you can do it, you cannot drive between these two towns unless you can figure out how to drive through a mountain range. And, if you figure that out, please do tell - that would be a great party trick! (Actually, OK, technically you can 4-wheel it over the often impassable Pearl Pass but this is only for experts and crazies.) You can hike's a beautiful hike...but no cars allowed. (The hike is over either East Maroon Pass Trail - 14.5 miles - or West Maroon Pass Trail - 10.5 miles.)

If you are driving to CB from Denver, you can take I-70 to Copper Mountain and turn south, through Leadville and Buena Vista, and then turn right at highway 50, over Monarch Pass to Gunnison, then North to Crested Butte. Or you can take 285 from Denver through Bailey/Fairplay to Buena Vista then onto 24 south. Turn right on to highway 50 and do the same as above. The drive takes about 5 hours....4 if you drive like Mario Andretti. In summer, you can cut over from Buena Vista on Cottonwood Pass (18 miles of windy, steep, dirt) through the beautiful Taylor Canyon and cut 30 minutes off the drive. Stop at Cottonwood Hot Springs for a breather if you go that way - its well worth it!

Another Google Map Link, this Time for Town Location