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.