Crested Butte, Colorado is not only a great destination for skiing and snowboarding, but also for the amazing mountain scenery, national forest, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, hiking, kayaking, and more. Plenty of family-friendly activities can be found around the town and the ski resort area year-round. Kids will love the Trailhead Children's Museum along with other activities such as ski lessons, snow tubing, the Adventure Park with rock climbing and bungy trampolines.
If you're planning a trip to Crested Butte as a family, you probably need more space than what a typical hotel can offer. We have researched the best Airbnbs and places to stay both in the town and in the ski resort area that are great for families. They include multiple bedrooms, kitchens for cooking all of your meals, laundry, and more.
We've divided this article into two sections - Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte
. Crested Butte is the town, but Mt. Crested Butte is the ski resort area where you'll find Crested Butte Mountain Resort and the ski slopes. The entire area is popular with families because of its proximity to skiing as well as the larger vacation rental options.
Crested Butte (the town)
Crested Butte is a charming town with a historic downtown area and Victorian buildings. You'll find some great restaurants, bars, and galleries here. This is the place to stay for families that want to be near shopping, entertainment, and activities. There's also a bus that will take you to the skiing area.
Crested Butte Chalet
4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, Hot Tub & Patio
This fun home is both historical and comfortable. It's a nice option for families of up to 8 people. It's conveniently located right in the heart of downtown Crested Butte and is near many great restaurants and shops. It's also near the free shuttle service that travels to the ski resort.
The property offers a lot of fun amenities including a steam room, a gas fireplace, an impressive kitchen, and an outdoor hot tub. There's a private patio with furniture and several nice views from the house as well.
First Street Guesthouse
3 Bedrooms/1.5 Bathrooms, Nice Outdoor Space
This 3 bedroom house is located very close to Elk Avenue and can sleep up to 6 people. It's a nice option for families who want to be near restaurants, hiking, and everything the area has to offer. It's in a quiet residential neighborhood and it has a small yard where you can hang out when the weather is nice.
The home is nicely decorated with a classic mountain style that is comfortable and relaxed. There are impressive views from the upper level and the kitchen has an open feel.
Simple Mountain Getaway
This simple but comfortable home is conveniently located right in the heart of Crested Butte. It's a short walk from Elk Avenue, where you'll find many great restaurants and shops and it's also conveniently close to the free shuttle to the resort. The home has a relaxing vibe and nice mountain views, making it a great base for exploring the area.
Families appreciate the open floor plan, mud room with a washer and dryer, and bunk beds for the kids. It's also near a number of great parks that both kids and adults enjoy.
Downtown Crested Butte Cabin
This luxury Crested Butte cabin offers high end furnishings with a classy style. It's a comfortable and fun place to stay that the whole family can enjoy. Do note that it's not an appropriate option for families that are traveling with kids ages 2 and under.
There are 2 master bedrooms that each have their own bathrooms. The hot tub is the perfect place to relax after a busy day exploring the area.
The property is right in the middle of town near restaurants and shops. It's also right across the street from the shuttle to the resort.
Mt. Crested Butte (the ski resort)
Crested Butte Mountain Resort is located in Mt. Crested Butte, which is about 3 miles from the town of Crested Butte. Many families enjoy staying here, because they can choose from a larger number of condos and vacation rentals which offer more space to spread out. This is also the place to stay if you want to be near the ski slopes. There are a range of accommodation options in the area with everything from larger hotels to condos that are close to skiing, and include kitchens, more space, and a lot of privacy.
Convenient 2 Bedroom Condo
This 2 bedroom condo is just steps from the ski and mountain bike lifts and has easy access to restaurants, shops, and the free shuttle to town. The condo is a nice option for families of up to 6 people.
The unit offers lots of natural light and a balcony with views of the mountains. The complex has a hot tub that guests can use.
Crested Butte Townhouse Retreat
This 2 bedroom condo is another great option for families of up to 6 people. There are 3 separate balconies that offer impressive views of the area. Inside you'll find a wood burning fireplace, a full kitchen that's great for cooking, and nice furnishings. The condo offers convenient access to the free town shuttle. The area has many great hiking and biking trails, and plenty of natural beauty that you can enjoy.
3 Bedroom House
Located in the middle of Mount Crested Butte, this house is less than a 5 minute walk from the main base area. It's also along the free shuttle bus route that travels to town.
The property has 3 bedrooms and can sleep up to 10 guests. It's a large space (almost 2,000 square feet) and there's a large deck that offers views of the slopes. There's also a full kitchen where families can prepare their own meals. The kitchen includes all of the things you may need like a coffee maker, crock pot, and more.
2 Bedroom Mountain Condo
This 2 bedroom condo is a great option for families of up to 6 people. It's conveniently close to the ski slopes and is also near the free shuttle bus that will take you to town. The unit has a nice porch with a great view. Inside there are nice furnishings and a comfortable setting. Guests also enjoy access to the community hot tub, grill area, and more. This is a great option for families that want to be near everything and enjoy all that the area has to offer.