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Thanks to the ski resort, there’s no shortage of comfortable, easy lodging in and around Crested Butte. Whether you’re looking for a full-service resort or a cozy ski lodge, you’ll find it in this mountain town. Here are our Forbes Travel Guide editors’ favorite places to stay in Crested Butte:
1. Elevation Hotel & Spa. This luxury property at the base of Mt. Crested Butte offers 262 oversized rooms and suites. When you want to unwind from a day on the slopes, head to the 11,000-square-foot spa and fitness center. And if that wasn’t enough already, the ski concierge will cater to your every need on the mountain. And you can even bring your four-legged friend along for the stay.
2. Elk Mountain Lodge. Originally built in 1919 as a miner’s hotel, this historic bed and breakfast has been updated with all the modern conveniences. Located downtown, within walking distance of shops and restaurants, this charming inn still retains its old mountain lodge feel.
3. The Grand Lodge Crested Butte. The full-service hotel sits just 200 yards from the ski lifts, offering unbeatable access to the top-notch ski resort. With rustic fireplaces in the lobby, The Grand Lodge emits that irresistible mountain charm. Some rooms feature kitchenettes, while others are outfitted with refrigerator.
4. The Lodge at Mountaineer Square. Whether you choose hotel accommodations or opt for a four-bedroom condo, The Lodge at Mountaineer Square is a top choice. Particularly great for families and small groups, these condos are steps away from the slopes while still providing easy access to town, to trails, and all the local shopping and restaurants. And you even have the support of a front desk staff to help you with whatever you may need.