Crested Butte is nestled among almost two million acres of pristine wilderness in southwest Colorado. There are an abundance of things to do here. Winter sports enthusiasts know the area for its world-class alpine skiing and snowboarding at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing. Crested Butte also offers a wide range of summer activities. In the warmer months, visitors can choose from recreational activities such as hiking, climbing, boating, whitewater rafting, kayaking, fly-fishing, camping, and horseback riding. In addition, mountain biking in Crested Butte dates back to the early 70’s when locals modified their “klunkers” to survive the rough mining roads and mountain passes. Today, Crested Butte is one of the premiere mountain biking destinations in the country. With trails for every skill level, a visit to Crested Butte is a fat tire paradise.
The town of Crested Butte has been on the National Registry of Historic Places, designated a historic district, since 1974. Reminiscent of the past, original historic structures still line the main throughway of town, the valley offers unspoiled views, and locals are quick to greet visitors with a smile. Any time of the year visitors enjoy distinctive restaurants, unique shops and interesting cultural events. Locals and visitors alike have said: “Crested Butte may be the end of the road but it is the beginning of paradise”.
The Tipple House is strategically situated in Prospect, a 400-acre enclave development located upon the flanks of Mount Crested Butte. This tranquil location offers ski in/ski out convenience and provides sweeping views, sunshine and serenity. Features include direct access to the ski mountain with four lift options; 276 acres of open space; borders shared with the Gunnison National Forest; miles of trails for winter and summer exploration, providing the most direct slope side access available in the West. The grounds surrounding the home are a mixture of wildflower meadows and majestic timber forest. The landscape remains simple and native while creating as little impact as possible. A true natural getaway with scenic landscapes offers the ultimate escape from modern day hustle and bustle. A stay in the Tipple House will energize the adventurous and soothe the soulful.
-Over 5,000 square feet of art-grade craftsmanship and historical character.
-4 bath/2 half baths.
-The tipple, or observatory area is all glass with a stunning 360-degree view of the surrounding mountain ranges
-Ski-in, ski-out convenience with direct private access to the slopes. A well equipped ski entry with ample storage, and an Austrian 15-pair boot dryer.
-Master suite on main level with separate sitting room, private deck, and walk-in closet. The ensuite bathroom features an extra large soaking tub, separate shower, and is finished in rich Jerusalem gold limestone.
-Guest bedrooms provide a variety of bedding configurations with king bed, queen beds, trundle beds, and twin beds. All guest bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms each with a truly unique character. Finished in beautiful Carrara marble, gorgeous honey onyx, or opulent pillowed marble, each bathroom pampers its guests in spa-like comfort.
-Kitchen with Viking Professional appliances, wine and beer fridges, built-in Miele espresso machine, and plenty or room to spread out and create a culinary masterpiece on the magnificent soapstone countertops. The adjacent dining room offers comfortable seating for ten while providing sweeping views of the surrounding mountains.
-Innovative use of reclaimed materials throughout the home, including: antique oak floors, structural timbers, decorative siding and rusty metal from a dismantled mining bunkhouse.
-Distinctive gold-flecked granite walls, corridors, columns, and custom fireplace, bring a distinctive mining feel to the entire home.
-Rare American Clay wall texture adds warmth and character to every room.
-An intimate outdoor patio complete with a six-person hot tub and custom-built fire pit, overlooking the East River valley and surrounding mountain ranges.
-A custom-built audio visual system with high definition LED televisions, Blue Ray players, Apple TV, satellite TV, wireless internet connectivity, integrated home audio system, and a home theater room with a 60 inch screen and surround sound.
-24 hour concierge service is available for guests’ convenience.
Photo Credit: Raynor Czerwinski