Crested Butte, CO Real Estate News

By Channing Boucher, Crested Butte's Trusted Real Estate Advisor
(LIV Sotheby's International Realty)
Today I sold my exclusive listing located at 606 9th Street in the historic mining town of Crested Butte. The sale price was $2,725,000 beating my previous sales price record of $2,700,000 for the home I sold a few months ago at 919 Belleview Avenue  (also located in the town limits of Crested Butte).  Both of these properties represent the best our town has to offer in terms of location, views and quality of craftsmanship and use of the finest materials.One of the finest offerings in our marketplace, 606 Ninth Street artfully combines stunning architecture and interior design worthy of its amazing setting on the eastern edge of Crested Butte. The protected views of the mountains and open spaces are masterfully captured creating a daily sense of awe and inspiration. Interior highlights ...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
111 Elk Avenue, Unit 1E, Crested Butte ~ Buyer Representation ~ Sold for $230,000I am very pleased to have had the opportunity to represent the buyer with their purchase of 111 Elk Avenue, Unit 1E, Crested Butte. This ground floor commercial unit in the Zinc Building, is a prime retail location on Elk Avenue in historic downtown Crested Butte, Colorado. Large south facing windows provide lots of bright light and warmth, showing off the beautiful hardwood floors. Two entry doors from a common hallway provide convenient access to the large 556 square foot unit. Owners will enjoy their own private half bath with a large utility sink. Currently the home to the Art Studio for the Center for the Arts, this space has had good rental history. Elk Avenue, a National Historic District, is the hea...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
New Listing ~ 509 Belleview Ave, Unit 12, Crested Butte is a cute 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo conveniently located in the heart of Crested Butte, Colorado. Just steps from the free Town Shuttle and local grocery store. An end unit at 998 square feet, with two balconies, and an extra sleeping loft, this condo offered lots of light, space and views of Mt. Crested Butte.  Owners will enjoy first floor radiant electric heat as well as a washer and dryer. Just two blocks from historic Elk Avenue where you will find coffee shops, family restaurants, fine dining, art galleries, boutique shopping a rum distillery and ski town night life. Hop on the free Town Shuttle to the Crested Butte Mountain Resort for world class downhill skiing, some of the best extreme terrain in North America as well as ple...
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By Channing Boucher, Crested Butte's Trusted Real Estate Advisor
(LIV Sotheby's International Realty)
Records are made to be broken. My exclusive listing at 919 Belleview just fetched the all-time highest sales price paid for a home in the Town of Crested Butte. The house was completed in June of 2016 and listed for $2,825,000. It closed for $2,700.000. This beat the current record, the May 2016 sale at 606 Ninth Street (also a spec home in town), of $2,398,000.The property was Crested Butte’s latest luxury mountain spec home offering. Interior highlights include reclaimed mixed grain wood floors, quartz counters, custom built-in cabinetry, stunning reclaimed beam work throughout the home, vaulted ceilings, a state of the art Thermador kitchen, American Clay walls, custom fireplaces of concrete and steel in the main living room and the master suite and designer lighting & sound.Located ...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
New Listing ~ 705 Teocalli Avenue, Crested Butte is located in the heart of historic Crested Butte, Colorado. This 5 bedroom, 4 bath single family home is beautifully accented with rustic timber beams, wide plank hardwood floors and custom cabinetry. This spacious home is perfect for family gatherings and entertaining. Sunny south facing location with an incredibly landscaped fully fenced yard, commanding views of Mt. Crested Butte and Paradise Divide. The studio apartment above the oversized garage is currently rented for $895 a month and can be used for overflow family and guests six months out of the year. Just steps away from the recreation path, Slate River, and the free Town Shuttle you almost don’t need your car to get around. Take a stroll up Elk Avenue where you will find bouti...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
New Listing – 114 Elk Ave, Crested Butte is an incredible opportunity to own a mixed use building right in the Historic District on Elk Avenue in the heart of Crested Butte, Colorado. This adorable, colorful two story building enjoys prominent Elk Avenue frontage, is only a half block from the Town Hall bus stop and steps from Coal Creek. The bottom level is currently home to Niky’s Donuts, a 50’s Diner style shop with a commercial kitchen, dining area and restroom. Upstairs, enjoy a beautiful, newly remodeled one bedroom, one bath apartment. This prime location is perfect for a business owner who wishes to live on-site or as a downtown Crested Butte vacation rental. Both units were recently remodeled and freshly painted. The commercial unit has an additional restaurant water tap paid w...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
 I am happy to announce the sale of 12 Glacier Lily Way, Crested Butte while representing the Seller. This pristine , 1.4 acre parcel, located in the beautiful, Glacier Lily neighborhood offers an incredible opportunity to build. The setting is perfect for a mountain retreat, taking in the sights of the surrounding meadows, river valleys, a pond and expansive mountain views. This beautiful parcel is tucked away in a peaceful, well established subdivision. The Glacier Lily neighborhood is conveniently positioned between downtown Crested Butte and the town of Mt. Crested Butte, west of Gothic Road. Just minutes from either town, quickly access skiing, hiking and prime mountain biking trails from 12 Glacier Lily Way, Crested Butte. This sizable parcel enjoys breathtaking views in all direc...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
 I am excited to announce that the exquisite parcel at 123 Forest Lane, Crested Butte is on the market. This 1.26 acre parcel sits high on a hill, overlooking the Robert Trent Jones Jr. Golf Course and the prestigious Skyland neighborhood. A sizable lot with stands of mature aspen trees and evergreens offers privacy while massive mountains in the distance create a feeling of seclusion. Wide open space below provides stunning, forever views of local iconic mountains. Build your dream home on this elevated parcel and take in the commanding views of Red Lady, Whetstone, Mt. Crested Butte and more! This location rivals anywhere in the world, and offers the quintessential Rocky Mountain experience. Activities including world class resort skiing, nordic skiing, mountain biking, climbing, and ...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
Great news for our local and nationally growing fat bike community! USFS Approves Most of Fat Bike Proposal which means there will be a LOT more access to groomed fat bike trails from Mt. Crested Butte to Crested Butte South beginning this winter. The proposal, submitted last fall by the Crested Butte Mountain Biking Association (CBMBA) was reviewed and the outcome is positive. Nearly 37 miles of trails will now be groomed for use by fat bikes, nordic skiers and hikers during the winter months. A two year probationary permit has been issued for grooming trails on the road between Mt. Crested Butte and Gothic, approximately ten miles of trails in the Brush Creek area (including the Strand Bonus, Canal, and Farris Creek Road) and nine miles of Cement Creek Road. The only area that was not...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
I am very pleased to announce the sale of TBD Maroon Ave, Crested Butte while representing the Buyer. Located on a dead end of Maroon Avenue in downtown Crested Butte, this is the perfect site for a custom build. Choose a modern, mountain style home or a classic victorian to match the surrounding mining meets modern architecture found in neighborhood throughout Crested Butte. A fantastic opportunity for a large, elevated parcel in town. This quarter acre parcel enjoys great views and privacy as well as a large amount of space to work with. The oversized parcel offers incredible views in all directions including those of Paradise Divide and Mt. Crested Butte. Just blocks away from Elk Avenue, enjoy the convenience of being a minutes walk from all of the dining, entertainment, shopping, a...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
I am very excited to announce that 67 Wapiti Way, Crested Butte is one of my newest listing. This .69 acre parcel is located in the prestigious Skyland neighborhood on the 12th fairway of the Robert Trent Jones Jr. Golf Course. Build your custom dream home on this spectacular parcel with access to year round fun and relaxation. Commanding, unobstructed views in all directions include the iconic peaks of Red Lady, Whetstone and of course Mt. Crested Butte, which towers over the neighborhood. The incredible views combined with golf course frontage are what dreams are made of in the Skyland neighborhood. World class skiing at Crested Butte Mountain Resort or the Crested Butte Nordic Center, mountain biking, hiking and fishing are within minutes of this incredible location – offering endles...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
I am happy to announce the sale of 20 Hunter Hill Rd, Unit 208, Mt. Crested Butte while representing the Buyer. Located in the Paradise condos near the base area of Crested Butte Mountain Resort, this condo is close to everything. Take advantage of ski in, ski out mountain access and be steps away from hiking and mountain biking when the snow melts. This fully remodeled unit is in fantastic condition. This condo offers over 1,700 square feet of living space with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, a dedicated laundry and is offered furnished. Stunning furnishings include, but are not limited to a beautiful leather sofa set in the living room and a rich, wooden dining room table. The corner fireplace and reclaimed wood accents add rustic features to this modern home. From the private balcony, enjoy vie...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
Great news! Mine Company On Board with Remediation Regarding Red Lady. According to one of the latest reports from KBUT, the Mount Emmons Mining company will work to improve the water quality from the Mount Keystone Mine treatment plant as well as clean up the water from other contaminated sites which flow into Coal Creek, Crested Butte’s drinking water source. Ashley Bembeneck from the Coal Creek Watershed Coalition gives the plan a “thumbs up” noting that it is “excellent news for everyone in town” at her presentation for the Crested Butte Town Council.The first step in this lengthy process is to characterize the mine waste sites. Characterization determines what type of pollution is present, so a plan for clean up can be developed, which is specific to the issues at each site. Charac...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
Romp Skis Lands Contract with US Army Special Forces. This week, Backcountry Magazine published an interview with owners of Crested Butte’s local ski manufacturing company, Romp. Caleb and Morgan Weinberg, brothers and owner-operators of Romp Skis discuss how they landed a contract with the 10th Special Forces Group of the US Army, what the specifications are for the military skis are and what it means for their business now and in the future. Romp follows a direct-to-consumer model and gives the customer creative freedom in the design of their skis. Caleb explains that this is one reason why the contract was initiated: About four years ago, five retired Special Forces 10th group guys (not to be confused with the 10th Mountain Division) decided they wanted to do a commemorative graphic ...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
It’s officially off season. While there may not be a much going on, there are some great specials on Food and Drink in the Crested Butte Off Season. Both the temperature and the number of people in town have noticeably dropped and the lifts won’t begin their test runs for weeks. Now is the perfect time to enjoy those shoulder season deals! Travel Crested Butte has put together a list of 4 Crested Butte Off Season Drinks and a Crested Butte Off Season Deals guide, plus I’ve added a few more to the list!Here are a few of the off season, and happy hour deals running in town this shoulder season. For more info on dining in Crested Butte, including addresses, phone numbers and menu summaries, click here.Coal Creek Grill Happy Hour (3-6pm)– Draft Beers $2– Grilled Flank Steak, fries, onion ju...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
 I am very happy to announce the sale of 42 Buckhorn Way, Crested Butte while representing the Buyer. Located in Buckhorn Ranch, this 2,832 square foot, custom built home is situated on a small hill, overlooking the 1.87 acre surrounding property. This unique interior is spacious, open and full of natural light offering an inviting and warm living space. The views are incredible – especially from the kitchen and living room on the top floor. Massive windows enjoy commanding views of Mt. Crested Butte, Red Lady and Whetstone. Tastefully designed, this home’s interior shows off vaulted ceilings, which are highlighted by reclaimed ship timbers from the Malakai freighter and beautiful natural stone details throughout the home. Three oversized bedrooms and three and a half baths offer plenty...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
I am extremely excited to announce the sale of 1091 County Rd 734, Crested Butte while representing both the Seller and Buyer. This exquisite Slate River Estate is just minutes from down town Crested Butte, yet offers an incredible, mountain retreat. Stunning views of the Slate River Valley, grassy meadows and an impressive view of Mount Crested Butte These are just a few of the many reasons why this property is what dreams are made of! The 80 acre ranch enjoys Slate River frontage as it meanders through the property. Fishing is prime on the river or in either of the two crystal clear private fishing ponds. A corral, tack shed and extensive fencing offers a perfect space for horses, cattle or chickens. Enjoy the fishing, ride horses, take in the views or relax from the guesthouse and wa...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
I’m excited to announce that 93 Meadow Drive, Crested Butte is now on the market. This parcel, located in the Meridian Lake Meadows subdivision is the last remaining duplex parcel in the entire subdivision. Build your dream home on one side and a deed restricted rental on the other. This is a great opportunity to have a caretakers unit with extra income. This large .86 acre parcel is located near the entrance to the subdivision and offers amazing views! The peak of Mount Crested Butte, Gothic Mountain and views of Washington Gulch are enjoyed. 93 Meadow Drive, Crested Butte has a large, flat parcel, perfect for building and offers postcard perfect scenery throughout the seasons including blankets of fresh snow, abundant wildflowers and bright gold aspen leaves. The Meridian Lake Meadows...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
Crested Butte is well known for being a hot spot for Wildflower viewing. Check out Six Amazing Wildflower Hikes in Colorado, posted by ExOfficio for more fantastic spots around the state to spot the best wildflowers. In the Indian Peaks Wilderness, the Devils Thumb Bypass hike offers high alpine access just west of Nederland. This hike has continental divide views, a treed hike and meadows of flowers for your enjoyment. The East Inlet Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park starts on the quieter (Grand Lake) side of the park. In less than a mile, you can take in a waterfall and an excellent wildflower field with the ever-present chance of spotting moose or other wildlife. The Three Island Lake hike in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness offers a wide range of wildflower varieties including purple...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
I am very excited to announce the sale of 7209 County Road 734, Crested Butte while representing the Buyer for $355,000. This rare Pittsburgh cabin listing offers a secluded retreat tucked in the heart of the picture-perfect Slate River Valley. Custom craftsmanship can be seen throughout the custom home, which offers two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and sleeping arrangements for at least seven within the 1,753 square feet. This spacious cabin, situated on 2.4 acres of forested land is located near Daisy Pass, just thirty minutes from Crested Butte up Slate River Road. This home enjoys US Forest Service access on two sides, which can be enjoyed from the massive front side deck, which overlooks the valley below. 7209 County Road 734, Crested Butte enjoys the benefits of a wonderfull...
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