Friday, March 12, 2010

Outdoor Activites in Crested Butte, Colorado

Outstanding Outdoor Activities

Crested Butte Colorado is located at the North end of the Gunnison Valley in Southwestern Colorado. It offers outstanding and diverse opportunities for outdoor activities. The winter is ideal for skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and dog sledding. Summertime offers bed and breakfast travelers mountain biking and hiking, golf, rafting and kayaking, paragliding and rock climbing. Crested Butte is home to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame and the ski resort of Mt. Crested Butte, just three miles North. Tourist attractions in the area include the Taylor Reservoir, Cottonwood Pass, Gunnison National Forest and the Blue Mesa Reservoir.

Mountain Retreat

The Crested Butte Retreat is a private mountain boutique hotel. This 11,000 square foot facility has been completely remodeled to provide the perfect setting for visitors seeking the best the Colorado Rockies have to offer.

The Retreat sits high on a hillside above the base town, only 300 yards from the ski runs. All rooms are ringed with large windows providing panoramic views of the surrounding aspen and evergreen covered mountains and valleys. The structure has been designed with a blend of traditional and modern Colorado architecture and building materials including hickory and maple floors, soapstone stoves and slate and travertine bathrooms. The large open spaces contain soaring, cathedral open-beam ceilings and ensure an ample variety of comfortable vignettes for guests to relax. The Retreat is decorated with photography and art from around the world and a variety of new and antique furniture, giving an international flair to this beautiful mountain structure.

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