Top Reasons to Visit Elevation Hotel and Spa
- This 4-star hotel is located at the base of Crested Butte Mountain Resort, just a short walk from outdoor activities on the mountain and the village’s shops, restaurants, and art galleries.
- Handsome wood furnishings and mountain-chic decor give guest rooms and suites an upscale lodge feel. They also come with a LCD flat-screen TV and granite kitchenettes.
- Crested Butte’s Summer Adventure Park has activities to keep both kids and adults busy, including a climbing wall, bungee trampolines, and an 18-hole mini-golf course. Or simply make the mountain your playground—it has trails with scenic overlooks and picnic areas.
- You can relax in two new outdoor hot tubs, or take advantage of the onsite spa—this getaway come with two daily $20 spa credits towards services.
- Each night there’s a wine reception where you can sample selected varietals.
- Breakfast and lunch are served at the onsite 9380 Prime, which has an outdoor patio with scenic mountain views— but it’s best at dinnertime when all the candles are lit. Select options include a daily $25 dining credit.
Crested Butte, Colorado: Small Ski-Resort Town in the Rockies with Authentic Old West Charm
Crested Butte is situated at 9,000 feet in southwest Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. After a resort area was built on Crested Butte Mountain in 1961, the former coal-mining town emerged as a major winter sports center, particularly for extreme skiers. The mountain is great for skiers of all levels, though—74% of its 121 trails are designated at the intermediate/beginner level.
Crested Butte’s downtown area pays tribute to its Old West roots. Victorian storefronts and art galleries line downtown Elk Avenue, and there’s a famous rum distillery that welcomes visitors year-round. For a glimpse into the town’s history, head to the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum, which has an elaborate diorama elucidating life here in the mining days.
Though most famous for skiing, Crested Butte is also hailed as one of the most dynamic cities in the country for mountain biking. Some even claim the sport actually began here. Located 8 miles from the hotel, Pearl Pass—the birthplace of the “fat-tire” craze—stretches for nearly 40 miles through rugged alpine terrain.