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Where to stay to ski Crested Butte?

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I'm looking to take a last minute pre-Christmas (12/21-12/24) ski trip and I'd like to go to Crested Butte. I don't necessarily need a Waldorf Astoria type place to stay but I would like something clean and something that is reasonable driving distance to the mountain. And of course affordable. I know affordable is relative but I'd prefer to keep it below $100 per night.

 

Should I stay in Crested Butte, Mt. Crested Butte, or Gunnison? And does anyone have specific names of places to stay? I'm also doing an online search but ideas from people with experience could really help. Also, no hostels for this one please.

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Pre-Christmas things start to get a bit busy around here and deals are a little harder to come by.  It looks like the only non-hostel place that fits your budget in or around Crested Butte is the Forest Queen Hotel: http://www.forestqueenhotel.com/book-room-online----ave--10-1.html

 

It ain't anything fancy (2 star), but it's clean and the new management is very friendly and accommodating (Tell Dave we sent you if you choose to stay).  Plus you'll be in town right across from the free bus shuttle stop to the mountain with tons of great dining options just steps away.  

 

There are less expensive options for staying in Gunnison (Super 8, Western Motel, etc), but you're a good 35-45 min drive/bus ride from the mountain.

 

Feel free to check out our guides for some more info: TravelCrestedButte.com  Hope this helps!

 

Josh

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Thanks Josh. That helps!
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Staying in Crested Butte near a shuttle stop works great.  I think it was a 7 minute ride up the hill.  Much nicer than the generic stuff in Mt. Cresred Butte, or way off in Gunnison.  (Although for absolute cheapest, it would probably be Gunnison and public transport.)

 

We stayed at the Old Town Inn, but its more the category than the specific motel.

post #5 of 7

Look up the Gunnisson Ski & Stay Packages, we stayed at HI Express and it was pretty good, great breakfast.  The Quality Inn is next to Shuttle stop.

 

But, stay in CB, cool town, really!

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Tell me more about the shuttle bus.

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I enjoyed seeing crested butte in Sidney's snowball express ski movie from the 70s. Anyone have any good stories of the filming of the movie or the runs they used. I saw a crested butte liquor store sign in the movie that had colors on it as well
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