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Elk Mountain Lodge

Last updated: 22 July, 2023

Built in 1919 as a miners’ lodge, this boutique B&B is located two blocks from Crested Butte’s main street, Elk Avenue. Guests hop on the free shuttle to the ski hill, six minutes’ drive away.

The bedrooms are on the small side, but the beds are comfy, and some have superb views of the surrounding Elk Mountains. Ghost Room #11 is named after the hotel’s resident (and friendly) ghost.

Breakfasts are a highlight – blueberry pancakes one morning, Mexican bean casserole the next. There’s also a well-stocked games room, library, indoor hot tub and in-house masseuse. The owners, Mike and Amy Nolan, are avid skiers and happy to share tips on where to find the best snow.

About the resort

The old Wild West Colorado ski town of Crested Butte is renowned for its friendly and laidback vibe – it has been described as a surf town in the mountains.

Popular for its rugged, gnarly terrain – it’s home to some of the best steep skiing terrain in Colorado.

Saying that, there’s plenty for beginners and nervous intermediates to enjoy – about a quarter of Crested Butte’s terrain is beginner-friendly. Crowds and lift lines are rare, too.


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers: Free on request
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering

Ski facilities

Close to lift
Ski in ski out
Shuttle to slopes
Ski rentals onsite
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed