12 of the Best Airbnbs in Crested Butte, Colorado

by Sarah Lamagna
Updated January 23, 2022

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More than just prolific wildflowers and ski resorts, Crested Butte is full of lively characters and small-town charm.

Tucked in one of Colorado’s most beautiful mountain valleys, the town of Crested Butte beats out the rest for “most scenic landscape.” Flanked by several fourteeners and a majestic ski resort, there is something for everyone in the family.

Outdoor enthusiast? CB offers up ski hills, Nordic ski courses, hundreds of hiking trails, a mountain biker’s paradise, and plenty of lakes for your SUP. Cocktail lover? Hit up distilleries, breweries, and more to wet your whistle. Just need a vacation? This town has got it all! Whatever you find yourself doing in Crested Butte, find the ideal airbnb for you with our recommendations below.

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1. Incredible Mountain Views

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Why you should stay: Leave the pack-n-play at home, this rental is fully-equipped — or maybe leave the kids at home?

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $216/night

Feel right at home from the moment you step into this incredible townhome that’ll fit your entire family — if you choose to bring them along. The huge kitchen is made for lively conversation between brothers, aunts, grandchildren, or whomever you keep your company with.

Stay for a holiday weekend or extended ski vacation, doesn’t matter — but make sure to bring fido as dogs are allowed! Just be sure to take in the views that abound from every corner of the house.

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2. Cloud Cottage

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Why you should stay: Shiplap walls, shiplap ceilings, give us all the shiplap!

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $255/night

Bring all the outdoor equipment you’d like to fully enjoy this downtown retreat. In a town known for its mountain biking and its snow sports, there is plenty of space for all your outdoor toys. Only a half block from Rainbow Park, the kiddos don’t have to worry about bringing their own toys!

With the cottage located right on Elk Avenue, the entire family has their pick on what restaurant they might enjoy après ski or bike or whatever your activity of choice may be.

Need some extra room? Rent out the additional guest house and sleep an extra two people.

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3. Roomy Ski Cottage

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Why you should stay: live edge trees throughout the home makes you feel as if you’re in a treehouse.

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum Stay: 4 nights
  • Rates from: $299/night

Views of Mount Crested Butte abound in this gorgeous ski cottage located less than a few minutes’ walk to the ski lifts. Bring your friends or your large family —or both — and gather ‘round the large living area.

Whether you’re talking over children running around or laughing at long-lost memories of the good ol’ days, this house will be large enough for the biggest of personalities.

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4. The Silver Queen

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Why you should stay: Adirondack chairs made out of skis!

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $152/night

Make this the ultimate couples retreat and pop open a little bottle of bubbly which greets you when you stay at this beautiful mountain home: a gift from your gracious hosts. No matter the temperatures outside, bring your swimsuit for an evening dip in the hot tub after a day of adventuring.

And make sure to bring your four-legged friend — bonus: if he tags along on a muddy adventure, there’s a dog wash station in-house.

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5. 4 Suns Home

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Why you should stay: Swoon and magazine-worthy views inside and out.

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $900/night

With the sleekness of the most modern of homes and the comfort of a mountain retreat, the 4 Suns Home is so unique that it’s already been featured in several magazines.

But what the magazines don’t tell you is how it feels to place a bath bomb in the large, soaking tub and slip in with a good book and a bottle of wine. Now that, is pure bliss.

“We spent our Christmas in this beautiful property; it was magical week that felt like we were living in a snow globe!”

Diane, Dallas, TX
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6. The View House

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Why you should stay: Unbeatable views of Mount Crested Butte.

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Minimum Stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $380/night

Called The View House for obvious reasons, this luxurious mountain home can be home to you and your extended family! Need to cook meals for a family of 12?  No problem, this home has two ovens!

Need a break from said extended family? Then take refuge in the large leather chair located in the master bedroom’s sitting area. Once you sit down, you’ll never want to get up. Unless, of course, it’s to eat that delectable dinner and view those incredible views.

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7. Rustic Miner’s Cabin

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Why you should stay: A winding staircase to the romantic bedroom.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $225/night

The coziest of cozy cabins, this quaint tiny home is the perfect romantic getaway. There’s just enough room for two people — sorry, no menage-a-trois here — to snuggle up on the large couch while a snowstorm brews outside.

Even if the sun is shining (which it most likely is in Colorado) and adventure calls to you, you’ll still never want to leave. It might mean, though, that the next guests will wonder why there is an exact shape of your backside on the leather couch.

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Related Read: 10 Tiny House Rentals in Colorado

8. Ritzy Penthouse

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Why you should stay: Bring some twenty-dollar bills to lay all over your bed because you’ll feel like the King of Wall Street in this penthouse.

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $290/night

Gorgeous, luxurious, grandiose, magnificent: these are just some of the words to describe this immaculate rental fit for the richest of personalities without the hefty price tag.

You won’t need expensive taste to check out the expansive views of the surrounding mountains including the iconic Mount Crested Butte. Take your views — and your champagne — out to the hot tub to gaze at the night sky after a day of living in luxury.

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9. Paradise Cabin

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Why you should stay: The perfect place to ride out a snowstorm or, perhaps, play in it.

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum Stay: 4 nights
  • Rates from: $434/night

As the quintessential log cabin you imagine when thinking about the majestic Rocky Mountains — complete with antler chandeliers and animal hide rugs — Paradise Cabin is dreamer’s home away from home. And although from the outside it might look like your typical rustic cabin, it is anything but on the inside.

Whether you’ve just came in from shooting your first elk, skiing the day away, or adventuring in the fourteeners surrounding the area, step foot on the unique, feather-tiled design on the bathroom floor and soak in the stand-alone tub with a glass of merlot.

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10. Downtown Oasis

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Why you should stay: If nature calls while someone else is in the bathroom, there are 3 others you can use!

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $765/night

Need a place roomy enough for your two sets of twins, your aunt twice removed, and your whacky neighbor? Then look no further! Although, we will question who you keep your company with… #weirdestdinnerpartyever.

But seriously, you and a whole cohort of your friends can easily fit in this space including the oversized kitchen. With dual ovens you can make everyone happy for dinner. Whole cooked turkey? No problem. Oh, but you also want a meatloaf? Easy peezy! And then when you’ve left your friends to wash the dishes, head on up to the library nook and relax with a dram a whiskey in the leather chaise lounge.

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11. Mega Mountain Mansion

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Why you should stay: Million-dollar views for a fraction of the price.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $292/night

Located just south of downtown, this incredible home cannot be ignored. With its wrap-around deck and 360-degree views, the surrounding vistas are beyond what you could possibly imagine. If you’ve caught a cold while stargazing, or maybe mountain gazing? Is that a thing?

On those winter nights, hop on into the steam shower that’s roomy enough for two — that’s right, get all Fifty Shades of Grey in this bathroom.

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12. The Mule Barn

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Why you should stay: An entire wall has a mountain mural made of wood.

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $175/night

We can’t figure out if this is a barn, part of a ship’s hull, or carved from the trees around it. Maybe it’s a little bit of everything! And everything is what you’ll have when you stay at this unique accommodation.

Oozing with character, this home includes a magical winding staircase, original artwork, exposed beams throughout, and custom-shaped windows. If this was truly a barn — which it was as mules were housed here back in the 1800s to mine for coal — then it has emerged into a stunning transformation.

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Plan your trip to Crested Butte

Although known for its Wildflower Festival (which IS cool, so check it out) and epic mountain biking (seriously, try out fat tire biking and rent one here), Crested Butte boasts a lot more. Check out these must-do recommendations!

  • No visit to Crested Butte is complete without walking along Elk Avenue. Make sure to pop into the famed Mountain Tops to grab a t-shirt or head next door to Alley Hats to find the perfect souvenir.
  • For some late night shenanigans, grab a pint at The Last Steep (psst…order the burger, you won’t regret it)
  • Before heading out to your ski or mountain bike adventure, grab a coffee from Camp 4 Coffee or, better yet, stick around and grab a chair out front while you sip your mocha.
  • Drink like a pirate and head on over to the award-winning women-owned business of Montanya Distillers, known for their Platino (light) and Oro (dark) rum.
  • Strap on your hiking boots and hit up one of these Crested Butte trails that are sure to impress.
  • After visiting the Trailhead Children’s Museum, make sure to grab a dozen sweet treats at Niky’s Mini Donuts.
  • If you’re looking for fun for the whole family, head on over to Adventure Park at Mount Crested Butte.
  • Take a drive over Kebler Pass in the autumn and view Colorado’s largest aspen grove in all of its gold ocean glory!

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