Housing in Crested Butte


MountainHeart provides assistance in finding housing situations that fit your needs. Crested Butte has many housing options every spring and fall, before we start classes. We will e-mail you information that we gather around town. 

Watch to the video below for information about housing in Crested Butte.

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Everyone who has decided to come here for school has been able to find housing that worked for them!

Here are some tips on finding housing. To find long term summer housing we recommend you start looking in April and for winter housing start in September. Mt. Crested Butte is 1 mile above the town of Crested Butte. The ski area is in Mt. Crested Butte. There is a free bus that runs between Mt. Crested Butte and Crested Butte in the summer and in the winter. Crested Butte South is a subdivision 10 minutes south of Crested Butte. Almont is a very small town 20 minutes south of Crested Butte. Gunnison is the county seat and home of Western State College. It is about 30-45 minutes south of Crested Butte. In any location it is advisable to have a car, although not necessary. Many WSC students hitch-hike between Crested Butte and Gunnison. There is bus service between Gunnison and Crested Butte year round.

Please also check out the following links for additional housing resources: 

FaceBook Groups:

Gunnison Marketplace: www.facebook.com/groups/143856992451831/      

gunnison valley/ crested butte market place: www.facebook.com/groups/143856992451831/

Crested Butte's Local Newspapers:



Local Housing Posted on Craigslist:


Local Housing Posted on Zillo:


Peak Property Management Sales:


 TF: (888) 909-PEAK (7325)

Tel: (970) 349-6339

Crested Butte Lodging & Property Management:


(888) 412-7310 | Tel: (970) 349-2400

Toad Property Management:


(970) 349-2773

Owens Property Management:


(970) 642-0984

Additional Resources for Relocating to the Gunnison Valley:

Crested Butte Relocation Guide

Mountain Express Free Shuttle Mt. Crested Butte to Crested Butte

Gunnison Valley RTA Free Shuttle Crested Butte to Gunnison

AreaVibes: http://www.areavibes.com/

     Search Crested Butte: 81224 & Gunnison: 81230

KBUT Ride Board (Free) - Call 970-349-7444 or visit kbut.org - click on Info Central.


Crested Butte International Hostel: maximum stay 2 weeks, rates ranging from $17-$24 per person - Ward and Loree Weisman, 970-349-0588

Crested Butte Mountain Resort: 800-544-8448 or 970-349-2222

Crested Butte Property Management: 970-349-5780

The Pioneer Lodge: 970-349-5517

Solutions, Inc.: 970-349-2452

High Country Resorts: 970-349-2400

Executive Property Management: 970-349-5775

PR Property Management Inc.: 970-349-6281

Peak Property Management: 970-349-6339

Quality Realty & Management: 970-641-1313

Remington Management Group: 800-950-2133

Valley Management: 970-641-2964, Michelle Hensley

Village Center Properties & Management: 800-521-6593

Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce: can help with hotel and lodge info 970-349-6438

LONG TERM (6 months+ )

Valley Management: 970-641-2964, Michelle Hensley

Any of the Property Management companies listed for Short Term housing

Gunnison Chamber of Commerce: 970-641-1501

Solutions, Inc.: 970-349-2452

Any of the Property Management companies listed

Gunnison Chamber of Commerce: 970-641-1501

Black Canyon Realty: 970-641-4500

Water Wheel Inn 641-1650

Three Rivers Resort: cabins 970-641-1303

The Pioneer Lodge: 970-349-5517


With an abundance of national forest land and campgrounds surrounding Crested Butte camping is an option. There is a two week maximum stay on national forest service lands and in forest service campgrounds. Modern campgrounds are also available. Public showers and laundry can be purchased at the Crested Butte International Youth Hostel (970-349-0588).

US Forest Service: 970-641-0471

KOA in Gunnison: 970-641-1358

Recreation Resource Management in Almont: 970-641-9603

Three Rivers Resort in Almont: 970-641-1303

Sunnyside Campground: 970-641-0477

Tall Texan Campground: 970-641-2927, daily, weekly, monthly rates


The Crested Butte News - 970-349-0500


Gunnison Country Times: local weekly Gunnison paper 970-641-1414


Gunnison Country Shopper: local weekly Gunnison paper, best for classified ads 970-641-3148









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