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Retreat to your own private lodge!

Bedrooms 9
Half Baths3
Space 11,500 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Luxury 10 Bedrooms, 13 bath home, sleeps 26; mountain views, hot tubs

The Crested Butte Retreat is a luxury vacation home located on the mountain in Mt. Crested Butte, CO. The Retreat sleeps 26 guests and can be used for small weddings, corporate getaways, reunions, and other group stays. You will feel right at home in this 11,500sf Rocky Mountain getaway. With its timber beam interior, wood floors, granite counter kitchen, private decks, private hot tubs, projection screen TV, fireplaces, and spa room - you are sure to find something for everyone.

In the winter the shuttle stop is very close to the retreat providing easy access to the ski area and the rest of the town. Guests who are somewhat adventurous may also find ways to ski out from the property in the morning. In the summer time the retreat is surrounded by wildflowers and pure nature. The shuttle stop is a short hike away, although not as convenient as in the winter.

More Details

Tina Studier
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2018

About Tina Studier

The Crested Butte Retreat is owned by Fred and Tina Studier.

Fred is from Long Island, NY and is a graduate of Pomona College and Harvard Business School, was a partner with Bain & Company management consultants, and is currently President and CEO of Learner's Digest International, a medical education and multimedia company.

Tina is from Minneapolis, MN and owns her own interior design and professional organization firm. Her design skills are showcased throughout the interiors of The Retreat. Fred and Tina currently live in California with their 3 daughters, but are in Crested Butte often and love to ski, snowboard, hike, mountain bike, and have fun in town.

Tina Studier purchased this lodge in 2006

Why Tina Studier chose Mount Crested Butte

We feel Crested Butte is a wonderful combination of extraordinary natural beauty, historic architectural charm, and an inviting, open-minded local culture. They hope you have a wonderful stay at their favorite place in the Rocky Mountains!

What makes this lodge unique

Our favorite thing to do is enjoy a meal down at the base at Django's then return to the house and sit by the fire with friends and family enjoying a glass of wine. The Retreat is such a wonderfully relaxing place to be!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to take a quick minute and say thank you for making our stay a pleasure. We enjoyed the retreat immensely. While we don't get away from everyday life very often, staying a such a peaceful retreat really helped us to relax and recharge. For us it was the perfect mix of being able to relax in private or having all of the options to enjoy the outdoor adventures. We definitely look forward to staying there again in the future.

Thanks again for everything.
Jan 2009
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in Mount Crested Butte, Colorado

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 11500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 24 people
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Castle Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , double vanity
    Treasury Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , double vanity
    Maroon Bells Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , double vanity
    Pearl Bathroom - toilet , shower , double vanity, no tub
    The Butte Bathroom - toilet , shower , double vanity, no tub
    Teocalli Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Red Lady Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Anthracite Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Whetstone Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Axtel Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    The Butte Powder Room - toilet , toilet and sink, on main floor of condo suite
    Living Room Powder Room - toilet , toilet and sink, located off living room
    Library Bathroom - toilet , toilet and sink; shower is not for guest use
  • Bathrooms are finished in travertine or slate.
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Castle Master Suite - 1 king , gas fireplace; hot tub on private deck
    Treasury Master Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeps 4; gas stove; hot tub on deck
    Maroon Bells Master Suite - 1 king , gas fireplace; hot tub on deck
    Pearl Master Suite - 1 king , gas stove; sunken indoor hot tub; 'honeymoon suite'
    The Butte Condo Suite - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , sleeps 6; hot tub on deck; gas stove
    Teocalli king suite - 1 king
    Red Lady king suite - 1 king
    Anthracite queen suite - 1 queen
    Whetstone queen suite - 1 queen
    Axtel queen suite - 1 queen
  • 2 Pack 'n Play portable cribs for use in any of the bedrooms. All guests must sleep in beds or sofabeds provided. Sleeping on couches or the floors is not allowed. 26 guest maximum in the house, exception made for infants sleeping in portable cribs.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Spa room for in-house massage services that can be arranged by our concierge for an additional charge.


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Retreat to your own private lodge!
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 9 reviews

The property was one of the most impressive places I’ve ever stayed.

  • 5 of 5

For a large group looking for a comfortable and welcoming place to gather that is only a short walk from the ski resort, there is not a better option in Crested Butte.

  • Submitted: 6-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Corp retreat

  • 5 of 5

We hosted a corporate retreat at the lodge. Accommodations are first class with all bedrooms and bathrooms very nicely appointed. The living areas are large and comfortable. Anthony, the on site caretaker, is very friendly and helpful. Kitchen and dining area accommodated our group of 12 very comfortably. I read in some of the reviews complaints about the stairs. Yes, it is a house on the mountain and you should expect that there will be stairs to accommodate the slope. All around, I would highly recommend this property to any large groups. The owners were a pleasure to deal with and made things very easy. 5 stars.

  • Submitted: 9-Apr-2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding property!

  • 5 of 5

We take about 15 folks from my company on a ski trip every year for the last 15 years and we always rent the biggest house we can find. This house has been the best we've ever found for accommodating so many folks so comfortably due to the layout of so many rooms with their own private bathes, hot tubs, etc. Tina and Anthony we're fantastic in ensuring we had all we need and went extra steps to accommodate the size and needs of our group.

Can't say enough about Crested Butte and this house - you'll love it.

  • Submitted: 21-Mar-2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding Gathering, Great House!

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough about the entire experience. We needed a place to accommodate 14 married men on a Guys Getaway Ski Trip. It was epic. Yes the massive storms helped as the mountain was in it's prime especially the side country. The best part was the House! We loved being able to have all our meals together out of that Gourmet Kitchen around that King's Table! The evening gatherings up in the living room for movies (great media system), or down in the 2 other areas for cards or conversation were so comfortable. This house is setup for Massage Therapists and we had 3 visit each afternoon to keep us old guys skiing for 4 full days! Of course minor issues arose and when they did Anthony was all over it and resolved them quickly. We had an Epic Experience and would definitely return to this house.

  • Submitted: 9-Mar-2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Renters beware - Nice place but shady owners

  • 1 of 5

First, note: there is no mention of the stairs required to get in and out of this property! Not for the elderly or anyone with Knee or Back issues. You have to descend 3 flights of stairs on the outside just to get in the front door. Then all Bedrooms, Kitchen and activity are on different floors. So, make sure you are in shape or there to get in shape.

Second, consider the deposit a donation. Buyer claimed and charged us damage that was already there (Toilet Paper Holder pulled out of wall) and Steak Knives and Glass ware. One glass broke in the dishwasher and we were charged for 4, claimed 2 steak knives missing, which is disputed, and charged for set of 4! And no consideration to my dispute.

Third - Hot Tub Lids are old, water logged and too heavy to lift off or impossible to put back on after use. Castle Room Hot Tub kept popping the breaker and nothing was done despite several calls to care taker. Microwave did not work and we were told to walk up 2 flights and use the microwave in the Apartment.

Rooms are nice, TV's in the rooms are very old and kids could not connect X-Box games to play. TV room is a projection TV that projects wider than the screen so edges of whatever you are watching is cut off.

Owner will tell you that you can ski out and into the property, yes with a 1/4 mile walk down the road.

So if you're good with the bad, the place has some great features. The Kitchen area is perfect for group gathering while preparing dinner. The sitting area just off the kitchen is great gathering place and gas assisted fireplace is awesome to thaw out around after trekking back from the hill. Great decks off the kitchen/sitting area. And huge Dinning table for large group to dine together. Top of the line appliances, Viking stove and gas cook top, 2nd oven, double refrigerator.

Has great exercise room with free weights and old model treadmill, if you need it after climbing the stairs. Each suite has a hot tub on the deck and good views with spectacular sun rise and sunset viewing.

One last gripe, they suggest they have a caretaker, but it's also a rouse to suck more money out of you. He's a nice young lad that has fallen into a great situation. He's there if you want to pay him. But when we got a big snow, we had to clear the walk/steps or risk breaking our necks on the slippery steps.

The apartment is not nearly as nice as the house and has separate entrance 1/2 up the stairs to the garage/parking area.

  • Submitted: 15-Jan-2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Crested Butte Destination Wedding. Groom's family home with suite for the bride and groom.

  • 5 of 5

Exquisite Retreat! Breathtaking views! Beautifully decorated!

There were 15 of us who traveled from Salt Lake City, Des Moines and Denver. We had 5 days to reunite, relax and celebrate in the perfect home in the Colorado mountains!

The kitchen was well stocked with dishes of every shape and size, ample cooking vessels and utensils, 2 refrigerators, 2 dishwashers, and all appropriate barware, including ice buckets and a martini shaker. I would have liked to see more towels and washcloths as I don't like to put stemmed barware in the dishwasher but Anthony, the fabulous caretaker, brought me what he could round up. Unfortunately, they were rags but clean and not too stained :-(

The bathrooms had great quality Turkish towels and robes, hair dryers, lotion, body wash, shampoo, conditioner and bar soap. Oh, and slippers for your trips to the hot tubs!

The beds, linens and pillows were comfortable, clean and fresh, as was all the furniture. All rooms were clean. This is the fifth home we've rented and by far the most superb!

Anthony, the fabulous caretaker, was attentive, spot-on, and unobtrusive.

Our 5 grandchildren ranged in age from 4 to 11, had no trouble with all the levels, in fact, they had the 'lay-of-the-land' before I did, and thoroughly enjoyed themselves taking advantage of the games and puzzles provided in the study.

Overall- we had an absolute ball!

  • Submitted: 15-Aug-2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Gunnison Airport (GUC)
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Club at Crested Butte
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
150 Metres
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Entry to ski runs/hiking trails
Nearest Point of Interest
Grand Lodge Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Parking for the mountain
Nearest Point of Interest
Red Lady/Silver Queen Lifts
Nearest Point of Interest
Elk Ave. in Crested Butte
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended

We are not a ski-in/out property, but we are a short walk down the road to the slopes. During the ski season, there is a free shuttle that will pick you up in front of the house and bring you to the base area. You can also transfer to another shuttle at the base area which will take you down to the town of Mt. Crested Butte where there are many restaurants and shops to enjoy.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation lodge rental in Mount Crested Butte, Colorado

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
Jun 8 2018 - Jun 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
Jul 8 2018 - Sep 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$1,328.4
Damage Deposit C$1,328.4

Rental agreement must be signed and returned within 10 days. Rental agreement is non-negotiable. Cancellation Policy: more than 90 days before arrival = $2000 cancellation fee. Less than 90 days = loss of deposit.

Event fee of $1500 will be charged if add'l guests (more than 26) are at the house for a reunion, wedding, retreat, etc. Guest must also show proof of insurance for event.

Guest responsible for renting the house (signing the rental agreement and making the payment) must be at least 25 years of age and must remain on the property for the entire stay. Violation of this will result in loss of the damage deposit and could result in legal action if there is property or bodily damage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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