1. Authentic, Small Mountain Town Vibe
Enjoy historic, Victorian-style storefronts along Downtown Crested Butte’s quaint main street, Elk Avenue. Snowbank-lined streets and white lights make a picture-perfect setting all winter long.
2. Extraordinary Dining
Walk to over 35 restaurants, ranging from casual, unique meals-on-the-go to gourmet cuisine in a relaxed, elegant atmosphere. Steak, seafood, sushi, pasta, pizza, five-course gourmet dinners… Elk Avenue’s got it all!
3. Funky Mountain Town Nightlife
If you enjoy rubbing elbows with the locals, you’ll love the nightlife on Elk Avenue. Live music, late-night dancing, or just putting back a few beers in the local no-frills bar – just a few examples of life after the slopes. No need to rely on the bus for transportation back to your lodging… just walk the few short blocks back to your accommodations.
Whether you are a browser or a buyer, you will love the unique local shops in Downtown Crested Butte.
Crested Butte overflows with fabulously talented local artists showing their work in galleries along Elk Avenue. Galleries offer a wide selection of different mediums to satisfy many artistic preferences.
6. Free Shuttle Bus through town and to the slopes.
A free shuttle bus runs through town and up to the base area of Crested Butte Mountain Resort. With a schedule that runs every 15 minutes all winter long, you won’t be left out in the cold. Shuttle stops in town are conveniently located near lodging in Downtown Crested Butte.
7. Spectacular views of Crested Butte Mountain and Paradise Divide
Downtown Crested Butte is nestled amongst Rocky Mountain peaks. Settle in and enjoy your true Colorado Mountain Vacation while taking in the breathtaking views in every direction.
8. More Than 30 Miles of Accessible, Groomed Nordic (Cross Country Skiing) Trails
Downtown Crested Butte is surrounded by groomed nordic ski trails ranging from Beginner to Advanced. Take a break from the ski slopes of Crested Butte Mountain Resort or plan a Nordic Skiing vacation. Either way, Downtown Crested Butte is the perfect location to enjoy the scenery and serenity of this Colorado paradise.
9. Complimentary Breakfast!
Most of the Lodges and Bed & Breakfasts located in historic downtown Crested Butte include complimentary unique breakfasts with your stay.
Most of the downtown Lodges & Bed & Breakfasts welcome your dog. Policies vary, so be sure to check with each property for their guidelines and fees.