Crested Butte is a beautiful mountain town in Colorado. It’s tucked away just enough to be a bit of an escape, but filled with enough convenience to make an easy vacation. If you are looking for the best places to stay in Crested Butte, check out these hotels and rentals and see which is best for your family.
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Where to Stay in Crested Butte – find the perfect place to stay for families at different price points!
Downtown Crested Butte
If you visit Crested Butte in the winter, chances are you are coming to ski. In this case, you’ll want to look for something in the Mt. Crested Butte area. Downtown is great for summers, shopping, and restaurants; but there actually aren’t nearly as many options of hotel in downtown Crested Butte.
Mt. Crested Butte
Mt. Crested Butte is just a short drive from downtown Crested Butte. This is the mountain village and where access to the ski resort is.
Mt. Crested Butte is also home to the many hotels and condos, giving you a nice variety to choose from.
The options below are all within Mt. Crested Butte:
Where we stayed in Crested Butte
Condo Rental – Where to stay in Crested Butte for families
2 bedroom (+loft bedroom with 2 beds) / 2 bath
I have to start with this condo, as this is where we stayed and really enjoyed it.
This condo is perfect for families. It has 2 bedrooms plus a loft with two twin beds. That means no one in our family had to sleep on a couch (yay!)
The lay out was unique: you walk in on the upper floor and have two bedrooms and a bathroom.
Go up the stairs to the loft with two twin beds. Or go down the stairs to the main area with a full kitchen, full bathroom, and living area.
View at sunset at the outdoor bar area, no filter
Here’s what we loved about this condo:
The condo has gone through interior updates, giving it kind of a trendy-loft vibe on the main floor.
We especially loved the outdoor bar you could sit at each morning for fresh air. We enjoyed a sunset against the mountain across the way sitting here one night, and it was magical!
We also loved the little touches the owners left: cute notes welcoming you, hair towels (I have never stayed somewhere that give you hair towels!), local suggestions of things to do, etc.
While there is no pool at this complex, there is a hot tub just a few steps away from this unit.
The only caution I have with this condo is the stairs. They seemed a little steep/tricky, so I wouldn’t recommend it for anyone bringing older friends/family who have a hard time with stairs. My kids did just fine with them, though.
Making a good rental choice:
I have heard stories one-after-another about rental nightmares (hosts canceling, hosts blaming tenants for damages that didn’t occur, hosts asking for more money, hosts not responding, etc). You really have to be careful these days and it’s really important to pick a rental with a good track record.
For that reason, I was incredibly happy we had such a great host here. She reached out right away to see if she could help with any suggestions. She provides her phone number and is very responsive to texting or any questions. We couldn’t have been happier with our experience!
Top Hotels in Crested Butte
The Grand Lodge in Crested Butte
The Grand Lodge is one of the popular ski-town hotels in Crested Butte.
It’s located right off the main road (Gothic Rd) and backs up to the ski resort. They provide both ski storage and a ski shuttle to make your trip easier.
Grand Lodge is perfect for families as it has a pool, gym, great selection of different-sized rooms, and a little shop for souvenirs or snacks.
The decor is on-par for a ski town and the rooms give you plenty of space.
The location right on the mountain makes Grand Lodge in Crested Butted very convenient for both winter and summer activities.
Elevation Hotel – Crested Butte hotel
Elevation hotel offers a lot of great amenities for your family. If you’re trying to decide where to stay in Crested Butte, consider Elevation.
Elevation is located right off Gothic Road (county road 317) and backs right up to the mountain.
This ski-in ski-out hotel also offers an indoor pool, spa tub, sauna/steam room, fitness center, spa, and ski storage.
Kids will love the pool, game room, and mini golf on site.
The rooms have kitchenettes for convenience (which is great to make breakfast in the room and save money!)
The Nordic Inn – Crested Butte hotels
The Nordic Inn comes highly rated from hundreds of travelers.
What I love about it is the unique style, FREE breakfast, and proximity to the mountain. I also really love that rooms can sleep up to 8 people!
If you don’t need as much space, you can book a smaller room that sleeps 2 or 4.
If you’d like more space, the 8-person rooms come with 3 bedrooms and 1,100 square feet to stretch out in. This makes Nordic in a great place to stay in Crested Butte for families.
This hotel only has 28 rooms, making it quaint and charming. And if you are bringing your furry friend on vacation, he can join too! (dogs only).
Large Rentals in Crested Butte
Here are a few highly-rated rentals in Crested Butte with plenty of space for the whole family!
Large Mountain Condo Rental in Crested Butte
4 bedrooms (5 beds)/2 bath
Stretch out in 1,400+ square feet of space in this mountain condo. You’ll get a full kitchen, living area, dining area, and 4 bedrooms for everyone in the family to have some space.
People who stayed here loved how clean it was and loved the location and proximity to the mountain. It’s also located right along the free shuttle route, making it easy to get to downtown Crested Butte.
Pets are welcome as well 🙂
Ski in/out Mountain Home rental in Crested Butte
5 bedrooms (7 beds) / 4.5 bathrooms
This home is gorgeous! And just a very short walk from the Gold Links lift.
Whether your family is large enough to fill it or you are traveling with another family, there is SO.MUCH.SPACE here. Just under 4,000 square feet, actually.
The bedrooms are spread across the 3 floors of this home. This huge home has a modern-mountain feel to it. It’s beautifully decorated to make you feel luxury, but comfortable.
Though I think I would spend all my time of the spacious outdoor deck overlooking the mountains.
The kids will love the big game room filled with toys, ping pong, foosball and more. Or maybe they’d rather go outside and run around and explore in the backyard.
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Home with a Hot Tub Rental in Crested Butte
4 bedrooms (7 beds) / 4.5 bathrooms
At just under 4,000 square feet, this is a true mountain home. The exterior makes you feel like you’re already on vacation. The ski resort is just a short 5-minute drive away.
Enjoy stunning views, luxurious bathrooms, and a private hot tub.
This home is perfect for large families, families who just want more space, families traveling together, or a family looking for a luxurious getaway to Crested Butte.
The setting provides great views all around. The large, beautiful kitchen has plenty of space for everyone and even a dining area.
Good to know: There is plenty of space for parking, though winter months require a 4×4 to get up the steep driveway. Also, this is a new area being developed, so you may encounter construction nearby.
Affordable Rentals in Crested Butte for big families
Budget-Friendly Rental in Crested Butte
2 bedrooms (4 beds) / 2 baths
If you need space to sleep a large family, but are more on a budget, this Crested Butte rental is for you! It may not scream luxury, but past guests have all been very happy with their stay here!
Sleeping options include a master with a king bed (and private bathroom), a second room with 2 queen beds, and a sleeper sofa in the living room.
Having a washer and dryer is super convenient, too!
Enjoy the shared hot tub just a few steps outside the unit.
The location is great as well, as you can walk to different restaurants and walk to the lifts. Summertime is great as you are close to the adventure park.
Past guests love that it was clean, in a convenient location, and that they were able to grill on the bbq at the unit.
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More Affordable with a Pool – rental in Crested Butte
3 bedrooms (6 beds) / 3 bathrooms
This rental is also affordable, and a bit more updated than the previous one.
Bonus: the condos have an outdoor pool that the family can enjoy!
This condo can sleep up to 8 and everyone can be in an actual bed (no couch-surfing!). Get a good night’s sleep in 2 queen beds, a twin, and a queen/twin bunk combo.
This is a smoke-free/pet-free unit.
Past guests loved the short walk to the ski resort, proximity to the bus stop, and Jacuzzi and pool.
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