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20% OFF Xmas & New Year 7+ days - Pure Luxury, Amazing Views & Best Location

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Carriage House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

20% off for 4 days or more in Oct/Nov/ beg Dec (send an e-mail if discount not working and we will apply it for you!)


Come and experience ... PURE LUXURY, ECO-FRIENDLY BUILDING, SUPBERB IN-TOWN LOCATION, GREAT CRAFTSMANSHIP & the BEST VIEWS IN THE BUTTE!!! The Carriage House is so special that many couples have stayed here for their wedding, honeymoon and even proposed marriage here!

GREAT IN-TOWN LOCATION on the coveted western, historic side of town. Being only 2 blocks from west Elk Avenue (the historic main street with boutique shops and wonderful restaurants), steps away from the free bus shuttle to Mt. Crested Butte, a few blocks from multiple trails, and only 5 minutes from the Arts Center and playground -- no car is required when you stay in this perfect location! It is in the middle of it all, yet very quiet, surrounded by horse pasture and across from the last bit of open space on the western side of town!

Being our guests you will be dazzled by SPECTACULAR, UNCOMPROMISED VIEWS of towering Mt. Crested Butte, Paradise Divide, Mt. Emmons, Whetstone, and Maroon Bells as well as the historic Kupushion barns.

LUXURIOUS LIVING ... Two bedrooms and two baths with beautiful furnishings, luxurious-high quality bedding and linens, and many other cozy comforts make The Carriage House perfect for a small family or two couples (max 4). The upper floor has an open living space with vaulted ceilings over the GOURMET KITCHEN with steel island table with 4 stools (see stocking details in amenities) and cozy living room where you can relax while taking in the amazing mountain views. The living room is outfitted with the latest home theatre system, flat screen TV, cable television, FAST WIRELESS INTERNET, and a cozy fireplace. Off the living room is the deck for catching some rays and admiring the beautiful views. Also located on the upper floor is the cowboy bedroom with 2 antique spindle twin beds and a slate tiled bathroom with shower.

The lower floor includes a beautifully furnished, inviting queen bedroom with a pillow top mattress, 600 thread Egyptian linens, down comforter and pillows, Afghani dowry chests and block prints and an exquisite travertine tiled bathroom and STEAM SHOWER with a Chinese Bedouin vanity, antique ceiling tiled mirror and big fluffy, eco-friendly towels. (Sorry - the garage is not available to guests.)

From the amazing 180 degree view of the mountains you can dine and relax on the outdoor patio complete with a Weber BBQ perfect for summer grilling, log double bench, teak wood table and chairs, and a big red market umbrella.

*****+ The Carriage House received the highest ENERGY STAR AWARD, 5 STARS PLUS, and is built with sustainability in mind, making every effort to use non-toxic products, reclaimed and certified wood, energy efficient appliances, solar panels, and many other eco-friendly materials to minimize our impact on the earth. The house (900 sq ft) uses every inch of space in an eco-friendly well-planned architectural design.

ROMANTIC GETAWAY PACKAGES AVAILABLE: Champagne, chocolate and rose pedals ... or anything else you would like.

The house was completed in late Feb 2008. Here are comments from a couple of our recent guests:

Guests # 1

'We are at the Carriage House and it is fabulous! Everything is exactly as you described, including the cleanliness. We ski'd a half day today and are completely exhausted ( in a good way). Snow was incredible.'

Guests # 2

The home was absolutely beautiful! It was very comfortable and in an excellent location. We were able to mill around town and go hiking and snowshoeing. Our dog loved all the open space and nature! Thank you for allowing us to stay there. I know it must be tough letting people stay in your home, but we took care of it as if it were our's. Thanks again.

Guest #3

'The Carriage House is fabulous! We loved it! You have fitted it out beautifully, which we really appreciated. It was wonderful to come back to somewhere homely after a hard day of skiing, and the kids loved playing in the snow around the house...

So often, booking any kind of vacation feels like doing business. It is a real pleasure when it feels like there is a real person on the other side of the transaction who is genuinely interested in the vacationer enjoying themseves...

Congratulations on what you have done with the house. It's clear that you have tried hard to incorporate the atmosphere of Crested Butte - historical, laid back and a responsible eye to a sustainable future, You have accomplished it very well.'

Guest #4

'Dear Paula,

As usual, Crested Butte did not disappoint! We had a great week hiking, biking, enjoying the scenery, etc. We love your house! Several of the features of the house make it very special. And I would love to know the stories behind many of the decorative items!

Thank you very much for sharing your house with us.'

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More Details

Paula Storch Tjossem
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2017

About Paula Storch Tjossem

Kurt, Paula, Luca and Keifer at home in Kenya ... the best of both worlds!

Paula Storch Tjossem purchased this house in 2008

Why Paula Storch Tjossem chose Southwestern Colorado

Crested Butte is the most incredible place to call home in the USA! And The Carriage House is just perfect for a special honeymoon or small family holiday - luxurious, romantic, beautifully decorated, FABULOUS VIEWS, and ultra convenient!

What makes this house unique

Fabulous views, pure luxury, eco-friendly, less than 100 yards to the free shuttle, two blocks to boutique shops and restaurants, and lots of room to run and play!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is our third time to Crested Butte and 3rd time in your awesome house! We have had the BEST time again for our Spring Break. It has been sunny and beautiful all week, but a snowstorm is coming tonight... perfect ending! We love this friendly little town and hope to experience it in the summer sometime.

We loved seeing the Carriage House from the Silver Queen Lift! We'll miss it. Thank you again for a wonderful stay.

Sent by e-mail before VRBO review option available.
Mar 2010
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

20% OFF Xmas & New Year 7+ days - Pure Luxury, Amazing Views & Best Location
average rating of 4.677419 based on 36 reviews
Salida, CO, USA

Cozy, convenient, and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We were really pleased. It is a great set up for 1-2 couples! The attention to detail was evident and the location is ideal.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to escape reality!

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed two weeks in the Carriage House this fall. The decor was charming and made me feel at home immediately. The location is perfect with views from three sides and easy walking distance to town and hiking trails. I hope to be able to return someday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! You were an awesome guest and treated our house with great care. Welcome back anytime!
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Morristown, NJ

A Sweet Little Suprise

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with this property, absolutely perfect for a couple. Fantastic attention to detail, well laid out, well appointed. A masterful example of what can be done with a challenging space.

The best thing I can say is that we instantly felt right at home at this property. It did not have that typical rental house feel.

Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We have tried hard to create a luxurious, beautiful, cozy and eco-friendly home for wonderful guests like you to enjoy! Hope you come back again!
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Great place, easy access to Elk Ave

  • 4 of 5

Great location for Elk Ave access. Super comfortable for 2 adults and 2 teenagers. Great views in all directions. Property manager was super friendly and helpful. The owner, Paula, checked in midway through our week stay. Only item to note is the traffic on Gothic Ave is constant and can be heard from the cabin. If you're looking for a serene, quiet setting this isn't it. I wouldn't categorize it as annoying, it is an "in town" location after all. Overall loved CB and the cabin. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. Crested Butte does not really have traffic to speak of, even in peak summer season. The Carriage House is in town and 2 blocks from Elk providing the most amazing views in a quiet setting - close to everything, but far enough away to feel you are in the countryside.
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Perfect Summer Stay

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed staying at the carriage house this summer and wish we could have stayed longer. It is a perfect home for our family and love the location to town and hikes. We hope to return again next summer, already missing being away!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! So glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Couldn't be happier!!

  • 5 of 5

The Carriage House was perfect! Great location to everything and the views are amazing! This was our first trip to Colorado and couldn't be happier we picked Crested Butte. It has a wonderful charm that we will certainly visit again. We had an issue with a door handle coming off but Paula was very quick to respond to our email and handle the problem. I would HIGHLY recommend this property and town to anyone looking for an exceptional vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you for the review and so happy you enjoyed the house and CB! Hope you come back again soon!
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Secret Stash
Camp 4 Coffee
Ginger Cafe
Majestic Theatre
Center For the Arts
Yoga for the Peaceful
Crested Butte Music Festival
Crested Butte Mountain Theatre
Crested Butte Nordic Center
Last Steep Bar & Grill
Soupcon Restaurant
Ryce Asian Bistro
Rumors Coffee and Tea House
Django's Restaurant & Wine Bar
Donita's Cantina
Montanya Distillers
Avalanche Bar & Grill
"good pizza on the mountain"
Ice Skating/Tubing
"good day away from the slopes with the kids"
Pitas In Paradise
"great lunch"
"good home made italian"
Teocalli Tamale
"cheap, good local ski bum hang out - love it!"
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Gunnison Airport (GUC)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Crested Butte - Elk Ave - lots!!!
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Crested Butte Country Club
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Crested Butt - Elk Ave - lots!!!
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Crested Butte

2 blocks from Elk Ave (main street) and 1/2 block to the FREE Mountain Shuttle Bus (NO CAR NEEDED). Other activities: skiing, XCC skiing, snow mobiling, ice fishing, dog sledding, snow shoeing, ice skating, sleigh rides, sled ride hill, hiking, mountain biking, golfing, skate board park, white water rafting, hang gliding, four wheeling, and bird watching.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £42
Cleaning £125
Property Damage Protection £66
Tax Rate 13.4%

20% Discounts during low season for any rental 7 days or more
10% Discounts during mid-season for any rental 7 days or more
Sorry, no discounts in peak seasons - Christmas/New Year's, March, June to September holidays

Prefer weekly rentals. Monthly rates available upon request.

E-mail us for LAST MINUTE DEALS.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Available arrival


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Crested Butte in Colorado

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Down pillows and comforter, Twin or Single Beds (1) can be made into a KING bed with down pillows and comforter, Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play available
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Luxurious steam Travertine shower, beautiful collectables, art, antiques and Persian and Ethiopian carpets from around the world; and in the living area a comfy couch, big lounging pillows, flat screen TV, home theatre with surround sound, high speed internet and a cozy fireplace. Hair dryers in each bathroom. Iron/ironing board.

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