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Our Community

Colorado’s Last Great Ski Town & Wildflower Capital of Colorado

With no traffic lights or chain stores and people who openly celebrate life every day, the genuine nature of the community and the pristine surroundings immediately capture you. 

Housing Options

Many great housing options are available in Mt. Crested Butte, in the town of Crested Butte, CB South (8 miles south of Crested Butte), Almont (18 miles south of Crested Butte) and Gunnison (30 miles south of Crested Butte). A room or studio will cost on average $550- $1400 a month depending on quality and location. If you have a group, apartments and houses generally run $1500- $2000 a month for 3 bedrooms. Check out the following businesses and publications to find housing in the area.  

Local Properties:

The Sherpa Motel

Located near the bus stop. Contact the motel for pricing and availability. 970-641-3519

Wanderlust Hostel 

Short term rentals (1 month) & no guarantee of availability.  This is a great option if you cannot find a place to live prior to your start date—with the understanding that housing must be found within a month.

Palisades Apartments

Income based housing. (30% of income) Two bedroom units, roommate required, heat included. Call to inquire about a waitlist. All candidates are required to fill out an application to be considered. Location: 600 N Colorado St., Gunnison. 970-641-5429 

Winter Only Options:

Water Wheel Inn

No lease agreements- flexible for seasonal workers. Call for rate information and minimum stay requirements. Amenities include: daily housekeeping, hot tub, breakfast provided each day, shared kitchen area, 2 queen beds in a large room, small fridge and microwave and private bath. Pet friendly for an additional charge per night. Located at 37478 Highway 50, Gunnison. NOTE: This is not on the bus loop. It is approximately a 20-30 minute walk to the nearest bus stop. 970-641-1650

3 Rivers Resort

Single and multiple occupancy options. Mid November to May 1st lease. There is a $300 application fee that will go towards deposit if accepted. Call for more information. 970-641-1303

Property Management Companies: 6 Month to Year Round Rentals

CB Lodging        
Peak Properties 

Print/Online Resources:
Crested Butte News 
Gunnison Shopper
Craigslist         (search zip codes 81224 for Crested Butte, 81225 for Mt. Crested Butte, 81230 for Gunnison)

Facebook Pages to Join:
Crested Butte Market Place
Gunnison Valley/Crested Butte Market Place

Transportation Information

Crested Butte has free and inexpensive transportation!

Getting Here

The Gunnison Valley is one of the most beautiful, unspoiled rural areas in Colorado. However, this also means it’s a bit out of the way. We think the trade-off is worth it, but make sure you are prepared to get here. The drive through the mountains is nothing short of extraordinary. Drive time from Denver is 4 hours, and just under 4 hours from Colorado Springs. 

Distance from major centers:

  • 30 miles/48 km north of Gunnison 
  • 230 miles/368 km southwest of Denver 
  • 90 miles/114 km northeast of Montrose 
  • 197 miles/315 km west of Colorado Springs 

Nearest Airports

  • Gunnison/Crested Butte Airport (GUC) (31 miles) 
  • Montrose Airport (MTJ) (96 miles) 
  • Shuttle Service from Gunnison or Montrose Airports Alpine Express

(970) 349-4777