The SpacePLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT A BED & BREAKFAST, I don't provide food or cook meals for guests. It's a private room in a very small, artfully funky, but enchanting cottage and garden, quite typical of Crested Butte alley houses which were converted from sheds, barns and garages of its historic mining days. The cottage is about 900 sq feet total, and the guest bedroom is small as well, about 10x12 ft, but it does have a queen size bed with end tables on both sides as well as a small dresser and a pine chest top for putting your bags on. The room is suitable for a single or a couple only. The bathroom, kitchen and cottage are shared with me and my cat. ***If you're not comfortable with sharing a small home space with a host and her cat, please book a hotel room instead because we all want to make sure you're happy with your accommodations during your stay in Crested Butte!
I also love to cook so you'll find the kitchen has everything from blenders to crock pots and waffle irons and all the pots, pans and implements you might want. The backyard is tiny but fenced and full of flowers, with a small patio and big ambiance: solar lighting, candles, table /chairs, and a wood burning chiminea.
I want you to have the true Buttian experience of what it's like to be a local in paradise so if you stay with me in the summer you'll have a townie clunker bike for your visit here.
**PLEASE TAKE NOTE: I have a delightful indoor cat of notoriety named Mr. Gizmo, therefore, other visiting pets are not permitted. Guest AccessGuests have use of shared refrigerator (I won't eat your food!) I provide a coffee set up... I set up the percolator with coffee so all you have to do is plug it in when you get up in the morning. I also provide organic sugar, honey, syrups, farm fresh cream, milk. Interaction with GuestsGuests SHARE the house, kitchen, bathroom and garden, however, I usually stay out of my guest's way, especially in the mornings, giving them full access to kitchen and bathroom facilities. I'm certainly here to assist you with info and if you indicate, I'll be glad to chat with you about life, the universe and everything ;>) Most likely, I'll wake later than guests as well as get home later at night since I'm an active professional musician and journalist. The NeighborhoodCrested Butte is a very safe town with practically no crime (people "borrow" bikes when they're too intoxicated to walk home late night from the bars). The streets are dark, especially the alleys and the summer Milky Way is incredible as are the night skies. All you have to be aware of is bears. I have head lamps guests can borrow. Getting AroundThere are airport shuttles from Gunnison Airport, as well as free buses and reservation taxi services. There are also buses from Denver Airport.
You can walk to everywhere in the town of Crested Butte, and there are free shuttle buses to the mountain, the summer lifts, concerts, and winter ski resort. Also, I provide clunker Townie bikes in the summer. Other Things to NoteIn the summer, be forewarned that the bears wander the streets and alleys looking for food and trash. They will break into your car if you leave candy wrappers, drinks or anything that they think smells like food so TAKE ALL FOOD AND WRAPPERS OUT OF YOUR CAR.
Winter brings an entirely different experience as many times, at this altitude, we have to tunnel pathways through the glorious snow to our homes. Since I live on an alley, there are times we all have to move our cars if six or more inches of snow falls and the plows must get through.
Of course, the garden and patio is under snow so there is no backyard access in the winter. The house is very cozy with extra space heaters in the bathroom and the guest room to keep you as toasty as you please!