Posted on 9 Mar
With its unique terrain, powdery, world-class slopes, and small-town charm, it’s easy to see why buyers from all over the country are falling in love with Colorado’s Crested Butte. Compared to its Vail and Aspen counterparts, the ski town offers something different. The top-rated skiing is what lures people in but once there, they are completely romanced by its captivating beauty and unhurried pace.
“Having been to Vail and Aspen many times, I found Crested Butte to be refreshing,” describes The Agency’s Lori Steele. “I was not bombarded with commercialism, but nature and smiling faces. Crested Butte is not a place to shop for a new handbag or fox fur (although one will see wild foxes and plenty of fancy ski equipment bags), it is a paradise to get away from the constant pressures of society.”
Crested Butte’s allure extends beyond just skiing. From golfing at the Robert Trent Jr. 18-hole Championship Course and high-end dining experiences at Uley’s Cabin to mountain biking, kayaking, white water rafting, fly fishing, and horseback riding, there’s an abundance of things to do and experience each season.
Luckily, the Colorado town has many high-acreage lots and custom homes just minutes from the bustling town center that are perfect for the buyer who is seeking a permanent home or a vacation retreat. One exceptional property currently on the market is 507 South Ranch Road. Spread across 35 acres, the property is a nature lover’s dream boasting sweeping mountain views and an aura that Lori perfectly describes as “laid-back and luxurious.”
In the wintertime, the tranquil, park-like grounds get covered with snow and the pond, complete with its own island, transforms into an ice skating rink. The warmer months bring with it wildflowers and opportunities for rainbow trout fishing from the property’s 1.5 mile private stretch of the East River. The 4,133-square-foot home is just as impressive, evoking an elevated yet warm ambiance with its antique doors, reclaimed wood floors, and deluxe chef’s kitchen.
“Crested Butte is where buyers invest in a winter or summer retreat and receive more value and a higher quality of life,” Lori adds. The town’s indescribable energy reminds you to slow down, immerse yourself in nature, and appreciate life to the fullest.