Perched on the far western edge of the continent, Queen…
Starting at $1,500 per person per night
512, Second Street, Crested Butte, Gunnison County, Colorado, 81224, United States
Accommodations & Breakfast
Starting at $700 per room per night
Full of historic charm and soulful spirit, the old mining town of Crested Butte is home to Scarp Ridge Lodge. The former Croatian saloon still has its Wild West facade, but the interiors have been transformed with reclaimed iron from the old mills in town and generous amenities, like an indoor saltwater pool and rooftop hot tub. If you need an outdoor fix, Crested Butte is the place to get it. Hike or bike through alpine meadows carpeted in technicolor blooms, or forested trails canopied in autumnal gold.
Unique Features: The Roof Deck has the best views in town. Enjoy views of Mt. Crested Butte from the copper hot tub during aprés then stargaze once the sun goes down. A heater keeps guests warm during chilly nights. The space is adorned with prayer flags and equipped with an outdoor sound system.
Accommodations: Each of the six guest rooms is slightly different, with a mix of elegant and rustic touches, including earth-toned furnishings, jute rugs, and exposed wood beams. The seven-bed bunkroom, modeled after the board game Chutes and Ladders, is every kid’s dream. If you’re visiting from sea level, an oxygen-enriched air system can be activated by the flip of a bedroom switch to help fight the effect of high altitude, ensuring a good night’s sleep.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the Red Lady which is the master suite. West-facing windows look out to the iconic Mt. Emmons, fondly known as Red Lady. Vaulted ceilings make this room feel extra spacious. A wrought-iron ladder leads up to a loft area and the en suite bathroom is adjacent to the king bed.
Dining: Wake to the smell of brewing coffee and sizzling bacon. A chef-prepared breakfast will fuel you through a morning of alpine adventures. Have lunch back at the lodge or picnic in a meadow. In the evening, guests can head out and experience some of Crested Butte’s restaurants, including a classic steakhouse, funky pizzeria, and a rum distillery with a street-food inspired menu. Breakfast is included with every stay and the bar is always stocked with top shelf and small-batch spirits, local craft brews, and international wines.
Activities: Considered a mountain biking mecca, the area boasts the largest single track system in the U.S. with more than 750 miles of trails to be explored. Each day you choose your own adventure, from float trips where you’ll stalk rainbow trout, to afternoons rock climbing the high granite cliffs of the Taylor Canyon. Winter is even better! Each morning a custom-designed snowcat will be waiting at the front door to whisk guests to 1,000+ acres of exclusive ski terrain in nearby Irwin. The area receives an average of 450 inches of snow per year and its cold-smoke powder is legendary.
Spa & Fitness: Active travelers who want a bit more than outdoor activities can find all of the makings of a customized workout in the Gym, including a Pilates reformer, elliptical, free-weights, and yoga mats. Massages can be arranged through local services. Whether you’re training for a triathlon or just want to relax, the Pool room has a saltwater pool with an underwater sound system is ideal for water workouts and float sessions, while a hot tub, steam room, and sauna will cure overworked muscles.
Location: Crested Butte is a town in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Downhill ski and mountain-bike trails crisscross the slopes of Crested Butte Mountain Resort. There are Nordic ski routes around town. The West Elk Loop Scenic and Historic Byway takes in wilderness areas like Kebler Pass, to the west, known for colorful Quaking aspen trees in fall. Shops and restaurants in wooden buildings line downtown’s Elk Avenue.
Closest Airport: The closest major airport to Crested Butte, Colorado is Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC / KGUC). This airport is in Gunnison, Colorado and is 31 miles from the center of Crested Butte, CO. Denver is 4 and a half hours away.
Children’s Programs: No. Although they welcome your children, they do not have any supervised children’s programs.
Pet Friendly: No. Pets are not allowed at this property.
Weddings: No. They do not normally host weddings but they may by special request.
Meetings: No. They do not have the facilities to host large business meetings.
Extra Info: Scarp Ridge Lodge invites guests to kick back and relax as if they were at home. Guests have access to the open kitchen and snacks throughout the property 24-7. A five-stool bar, stocked with craft Colorado spirits and fine wines, opens into the media room, which features a drop-down projector screen.