Generally luxury isn’t the first thing you’d think of when hear Crested Butte. It’s Crested Butte’s simple, Western charm which has put it on the map as a must-visit ski town. But the simple truth is that Crested Butte does offer the finer things despite its rustic appearance. Mt. Crested Butte base area offers several luxury hotel options, and Elk Avenue is littered with specialty shops sure to please those looking for unique, high quality products and gifts. While there aren’t too many true fine-dining options, there are plenty of restaurants that offer specialty, gourmet, or artisan menu items in incredible settings.
Tucked deep in the Elk Mountains, Crested Butte is an exclusive resort, and the lodging options reflect that. Below you’ll find Ski.com’s top picks for Crested Butte luxury hotels and condos. To learn more about these properties, or book them, call, or chat with, one of our knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.
• Located just steps from the Red Lady Express and Silver Queen Express chairlifts, it doesn’t get better than the Elevation Hotel and Spa. Relax and enjoy this full-service hotels ski in, ski convenience and amenities such as a 24-hour front desk, valet, concierge services, indoor swimming pool, hot tub and fitness center. The on-site, trendy 9380 Prime Bar & Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and room service is available
• The Lodge at Mountaineer Square features spacious condominiums and is just steps from the chairlifts. Guests can choose from 95 units, ranging from studio to one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites. The units feature gas fireplaces, 32-inch LCD televisions, pay perview movies, WIFI, washer/dryers and some suites feature private balconies.
In town, foodies will find that newcomer Bacchanale is a perfect, little Italian oasis. Salads, soups, artisan flatbreads, pasta and entrees are deeply rooted in traditional Italian cuisine, but have a slight modern twist, adding new tastes to old classics.
Up at Mt. Crested Butte base area django Restaurant and Wine Bar is a great option if you’re looking for a high-end flavors and incredible quality in a casual atmosphere. The menu items are served “tapas style” or on small plates, so you can share with a large group or simply sample lots of different dishes. Wines are served in a carafe, which makes for easy pairing with the many different tapas.
To learn more about a Crested Butte luxury ski vacation call, or chat with, one of Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.