Crested Butte, CO Real Estate News

By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
I am happy to announce the sale of 20 Hunter Hill Rd, Unit 208, Mt. Crested Butte while representing the Buyer. Located in the Paradise condos near the base area of Crested Butte Mountain Resort, this condo is close to everything. Take advantage of ski in, ski out mountain access and be steps away from hiking and mountain biking when the snow melts. This fully remodeled unit is in fantastic condition. This condo offers over 1,700 square feet of living space with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, a dedicated laundry and is offered furnished. Stunning furnishings include, but are not limited to a beautiful leather sofa set in the living room and a rich, wooden dining room table. The corner fireplace and reclaimed wood accents add rustic features to this modern home. From the private balcony, enjoy vie...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
Great news! Mine Company On Board with Remediation Regarding Red Lady. According to one of the latest reports from KBUT, the Mount Emmons Mining company will work to improve the water quality from the Mount Keystone Mine treatment plant as well as clean up the water from other contaminated sites which flow into Coal Creek, Crested Butte’s drinking water source. Ashley Bembeneck from the Coal Creek Watershed Coalition gives the plan a “thumbs up” noting that it is “excellent news for everyone in town” at her presentation for the Crested Butte Town Council.The first step in this lengthy process is to characterize the mine waste sites. Characterization determines what type of pollution is present, so a plan for clean up can be developed, which is specific to the issues at each site. Charac...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
Romp Skis Lands Contract with US Army Special Forces. This week, Backcountry Magazine published an interview with owners of Crested Butte’s local ski manufacturing company, Romp. Caleb and Morgan Weinberg, brothers and owner-operators of Romp Skis discuss how they landed a contract with the 10th Special Forces Group of the US Army, what the specifications are for the military skis are and what it means for their business now and in the future. Romp follows a direct-to-consumer model and gives the customer creative freedom in the design of their skis. Caleb explains that this is one reason why the contract was initiated: About four years ago, five retired Special Forces 10th group guys (not to be confused with the 10th Mountain Division) decided they wanted to do a commemorative graphic ...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
It’s officially off season. While there may not be a much going on, there are some great specials on Food and Drink in the Crested Butte Off Season. Both the temperature and the number of people in town have noticeably dropped and the lifts won’t begin their test runs for weeks. Now is the perfect time to enjoy those shoulder season deals! Travel Crested Butte has put together a list of 4 Crested Butte Off Season Drinks and a Crested Butte Off Season Deals guide, plus I’ve added a few more to the list!Here are a few of the off season, and happy hour deals running in town this shoulder season. For more info on dining in Crested Butte, including addresses, phone numbers and menu summaries, click here.Coal Creek Grill Happy Hour (3-6pm)– Draft Beers $2– Grilled Flank Steak, fries, onion ju...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
 I am very happy to announce the sale of 42 Buckhorn Way, Crested Butte while representing the Buyer. Located in Buckhorn Ranch, this 2,832 square foot, custom built home is situated on a small hill, overlooking the 1.87 acre surrounding property. This unique interior is spacious, open and full of natural light offering an inviting and warm living space. The views are incredible – especially from the kitchen and living room on the top floor. Massive windows enjoy commanding views of Mt. Crested Butte, Red Lady and Whetstone. Tastefully designed, this home’s interior shows off vaulted ceilings, which are highlighted by reclaimed ship timbers from the Malakai freighter and beautiful natural stone details throughout the home. Three oversized bedrooms and three and a half baths offer plenty...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
I am extremely excited to announce the sale of 1091 County Rd 734, Crested Butte while representing both the Seller and Buyer. This exquisite Slate River Estate is just minutes from down town Crested Butte, yet offers an incredible, mountain retreat. Stunning views of the Slate River Valley, grassy meadows and an impressive view of Mount Crested Butte These are just a few of the many reasons why this property is what dreams are made of! The 80 acre ranch enjoys Slate River frontage as it meanders through the property. Fishing is prime on the river or in either of the two crystal clear private fishing ponds. A corral, tack shed and extensive fencing offers a perfect space for horses, cattle or chickens. Enjoy the fishing, ride horses, take in the views or relax from the guesthouse and wa...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
I’m excited to announce that 93 Meadow Drive, Crested Butte is now on the market. This parcel, located in the Meridian Lake Meadows subdivision is the last remaining duplex parcel in the entire subdivision. Build your dream home on one side and a deed restricted rental on the other. This is a great opportunity to have a caretakers unit with extra income. This large .86 acre parcel is located near the entrance to the subdivision and offers amazing views! The peak of Mount Crested Butte, Gothic Mountain and views of Washington Gulch are enjoyed. 93 Meadow Drive, Crested Butte has a large, flat parcel, perfect for building and offers postcard perfect scenery throughout the seasons including blankets of fresh snow, abundant wildflowers and bright gold aspen leaves. The Meridian Lake Meadows...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
Crested Butte is well known for being a hot spot for Wildflower viewing. Check out Six Amazing Wildflower Hikes in Colorado, posted by ExOfficio for more fantastic spots around the state to spot the best wildflowers. In the Indian Peaks Wilderness, the Devils Thumb Bypass hike offers high alpine access just west of Nederland. This hike has continental divide views, a treed hike and meadows of flowers for your enjoyment. The East Inlet Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park starts on the quieter (Grand Lake) side of the park. In less than a mile, you can take in a waterfall and an excellent wildflower field with the ever-present chance of spotting moose or other wildlife. The Three Island Lake hike in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness offers a wide range of wildflower varieties including purple...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
I am very excited to announce the sale of 7209 County Road 734, Crested Butte while representing the Buyer for $355,000. This rare Pittsburgh cabin listing offers a secluded retreat tucked in the heart of the picture-perfect Slate River Valley. Custom craftsmanship can be seen throughout the custom home, which offers two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and sleeping arrangements for at least seven within the 1,753 square feet. This spacious cabin, situated on 2.4 acres of forested land is located near Daisy Pass, just thirty minutes from Crested Butte up Slate River Road. This home enjoys US Forest Service access on two sides, which can be enjoyed from the massive front side deck, which overlooks the valley below. 7209 County Road 734, Crested Butte enjoys the benefits of a wonderfull...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
 I’m happy to announce that the commercial lot opportunity at TBD Belleview Avenue, Crested Butte is now available. There are a total of six commercial lots available, which are conveniently located in the center of the commercial district of Crested Butte. Zoned for commercial use, there are many building options including a mix of commercial and residential use. The six lots may be sold in a variety of configurations. They are offered an one expansive parcel, as three double parcels, or two triple parcels, rather than the combined six. Each double parcel is offered for $400,000. Each triple parcel is offered for $600,000 each, pending subdivision approval from the Town of Crested Butte. Is your business in need of a conveniently located site in the heart of the Crested Butte commercia...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
 I am pleased to announce the new listing of 16 Club Cottage Dr, Crested Butte. Located in the Skyland subdivision, this beautiful town home is directly across the street from the country club and Robert Trent Jones, Jr golf course. With three large bedrooms, three and one half baths, and a third level loft area for additional sleeping, there is plenty of room for guests! This fully furnished town home enjoys gorgeous mountain views including breathtaking views of Mt. Crested Butte. The home’s vast living space is accompanied by hardwood floors, tall ceilings, and exposed wood beams. After a long day of mountain activities relax by the raging fire while taking in the stunning views of Whetstone Mountain from the living room. This home’s lovely kitchen includes an island with granite cou...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
I am pleased to announce that 12 Watters Circle, Crested Butte is Under Contract while representing both the Seller and Buyer. This parcel is located approximately eight miles south of Crested Butte in the Crested Butte South subdivision. It is near Cement Creek, which offers access to hiking, mountain biking, and fishing within minutes. With expansive, forever views in all directions, this parcel will be an excellent site for a beautiful home in Crested Butte South. It offers 0.38 acres on an elevated, corner lot in the subdivision.  This corner parcel provides stunning views of Red Mountain, Axtel, Red Lady, Whetstone and Mt. Crested Butte.The Crested Butte South subdivision is the area’s most family oriented community with the highest number of year- round residents. Just minutes fro...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
 Check out the Adaptable Luxury article in Peak Magazine (on page 16). This is an incredible story about some great clients of mine. In the article you’ll read about how they decided to build a home from the ground up in Crested Butte in order to accommodate some very personal obstacles. With the creative thinking of local experts, we were able to adapt to a challenging situation and build a house that is comfortable, cozy and most importantly one that they can call “home”. Find out why they chose Crested Butte as their new home after living in the same house in Kentucky for nearly three decades and see photos of the finished project. With the ultimate goal of building a home that was “symbolic of their values and the time they had spent cultivating a busy, successful life” they were al...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
 I am very happy to announce that 22 Riverbend Drive, Crested Butte is now Under Contract while assisting the Buyer. 22 Riverbed Drive, Crested Butte is located just two miles south of the town of Crested Butte in a nice neighborhood. This adorable single family home home is perfectly situated on a 0.36 acre lot. This unique home offers 1,328 square feet of living space including two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a loft with additional room for sleeping. Vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, lots of wood features and a wood burning stove provide a cozy mountain feel with an updated look. Lots of windows and natural light make this home feel open and spacious. This home has been well cared for and offers a new kitchen and new bathrooms with additional perks such as a jetted, custom soaking ...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
I am very happy to announce today's sale of 413, Elk Avenue, Crested Butte while assisting the Buyer.413 Elk Ave, Crested Butte is a historic downtown Crested Butte single family home located on the sunny side of Elk Avenue. The bright blue home, with white trim and a bright red door fits perfectly in the style of the funky, mining era buildings along Elk Avenue. The home can be enjoyed by either long term commercial rentals or as a single family home in the heart of down town. With the benefits of Elk Avenue foot traffic, the store front is attractive and convenient for shoppers. The home is within about a quarter mile of everything Crested Butte has to offer. Retail shops, restaurants, coffee, banks, and both bus stops are conveniently within walking distance of 413 Elk Ave, Crested B...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
341 7th St, Irwin, Colorado was listed on the market this week. This custom built, hand-hewn log cabin is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in beautiful Irwin, Colorado. The 0.77 acre parcel hosts a truly charming cabin with unlimited potential. The cabin is dried in and ready for your custom interior finishes. Set on a hillside, views of the surrounding peaks and valleys can be seen from almost anywhere in the 1,550 square feet cabin. Plans for a garage and additional bedrooms have been approved, which can double the living space. This mountain getaway at 341 7th St, Iwin is perfect for summer and winter enjoyment. Irwin Lake is within walking distance, providing easy access to water sports, fishing, hiking, biking and back country exploration. In the winter, the cabin is acc...
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By Channing Boucher, Crested Butte's Trusted Real Estate Advisor
(LIV Sotheby's International Realty)
View 2015 Market Recap Here2015 was another year of sustained growth for Crested Butte's and Gunnison's real estate markets. The market grew bigger than expected with Crested Butte seeing a nearly 10% increase in sales over 2014 and Gunnison realizing a whopping 90% increase over the previous year. Across Gunnison County, average sold prices rose along with the total no. of properties sold. 377 transactions created just over $170 million in sales volume for the Upper East River Valley making 2015 our best performing year since 2008. Impressive considering this path we are on didn't really kick off until 2013 when values began to stabilize after the downturn. We reached $100 million in sales that year. Then, in 2014 we enjoyed a significant rebound surpassing $150 million in sales.This p...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
 I am very pleased to share that 413 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte is Under Contract while assisting the Buyer.413 Elk Avenue is a historic Crested Butte home which would be perfect for either a single family home or commercial space- enjoying the benefits of Elk Avenue foot traffic. Located on the sunny side of Elk Avenue, the 1,529 square foot home is painted a deep blue color with dramatic white trim and an inviting bright red door. The colorful house is complimented by the neighboring houses on Elk Avenue. The three bedroom, one bath home has a spacious and charming interior, wood floors and plenty of natural light throughout the two stories. In the back of the home, through a convenient mud room, the back door leads you through the quaint backyard to the two car detached garage. The si...
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By Corey Dwan, Crested Butte Real Estate Expert
(Crested Butte Collection)
I am extremely pleased to announce the sale of 621 Teocalli Avenue, Crested Butte, CO 81224 while assisting the buyer. 621 Teocalli Avenue, Crested Butte is a beautiful half duplex in-town with mountain views to the north! This residence features three bedrooms plus a loft, two and a half baths, hardwood floors, in-floor heat, honed granite and travertine baths, honed granite and stainless steel kitchen. 621 Teocalli Avenue, Crested Butte has RECENT UPGRADES include all new carpet, new tiled ground floor hallway, new bedroom furnishings and linens, new living room furniture and accessories, new kitchen dishes and accessories, and a new stainless range hood. The spacious ground floor deck gives way to a finely landscaped, irrigated and partially fenced yard that offers a large storage sh...
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By Channing Boucher, Crested Butte's Trusted Real Estate Advisor
(LIV Sotheby's International Realty)
The overall Gunnison and Crested Butte area real estate market has continued strong growth throughout 2015.  The market is up almost 15% over 2014 for the upper  East River valley. The main reason for the overall growth? Single family homes just outside of the Town of Crested Butte and all the way into the city of Gunnison have all seen large sales volume growth from 43% to 173%.Also vacant land and lots have seen significant growth from the previous year. The market segments that have leveled off include single family homes, condos and town- homes in both the towns of Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte.The fourth quarter of 2015 looks to level off quite a bit compared to the high sales volume numbers that happened during late summer and early fall. We forecast that our local real esta...
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