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The town of Crested Butte is chock full of specialty shops, boutiques and art galleries that Forbes Travel Guide editors find quite impressive for an off-the-beaten-path mountain town. You’ll find handcrafted jewelry, art and designer clothing boutiques sandwiched between fly-fishing shops, ski retailers, bike shops and cafés. Mountain Tails serves up gourmet pet treats and pet supplies, while Mommy & Me Trading Company caters to parents and moms-to-be. Townie Books is the local independently owned bookshop, which also hosts readings, story time for children and other community events. At Crested Butte Mountain Resort, you’ll find ski demo shops, specialty sports retailers and a few art galleries.