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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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



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 the 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 degrees 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 petals ... 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 skied 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 themselves...

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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

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 Crested Butte

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Crested Butte in Gunnison County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Only 1 well-mannered dog allowed, no other animals. Please bring his/her bed and do not allow him/her on furniture/beds. Please clean up any mess.
  • Please treat our luxury home with great care. Be gentle. Our home encompasses all our beautiful memories from around the globe.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , STEAM SHOWER!
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Queen size Beds (1) Down pillows and comforter, Twin or Single Beds (2) down pillows and cozy comforter, Pack and Play available
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
  • water tubing
  • 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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average rating of 4.7 based on 45 reviews
Austin TX

Great house, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there with our two teenage kids during a ski trip and had a blast. The location was perfect and the town bus stop was right there. Loved the cozy house (especially the radiant heated floor and the steam shower in the master was the best after a long day skiing. Would definitely stay here next visit!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Welcome back anytime! You all were great guests. It makes us happy when families enjoy The Carriage House and CB, a little slice of heaven!
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The carriage house is very cozy and artfully decorated with objects from around the world.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the carriage house could not have been better. The location is ideal for a walk through town or for the short distance to pick up the shuttle to the ski area.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nederland, Colorado

Charming and great location

  • 5 of 5

Great location a few short blocks from downtown Crested Butte. Carriage House has great views, is very quiet and dog-friendly which was a plus for us. Cozy, artistically decorated with artifacts from around the world.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank for staying with us! We are thrilled you enjoyed it. Thank you for being superb guests!
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Cozy house, great location, in town but still quiet, great views, relaxing

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I stayed here recently for a nice long weekend getaway without kids. I’ve been to CB over 50 times and I’ve stayed all over and I really enjoyed this place. It was perfect for us. Walked to town everyday, felt like we were in the middle of everything but still felt like we had our own place and could relax. Private drive shared with 3 other houses so hardly any traffic on the street. Front porch was great with amazing views. The house is as advertised and was very comfortable, well-decorated and had everything you needed to cook etc, although we used just a couple pans for breakfast. The local house manager was responsive when we had a few minor questions. I would recommend this to my friends. I would say if you are looking for a SPACIOUS place with multiple living areas and want to have a lot of people over, this is not the place for you. But if you are looking for a nice, comfortable place that has more than everything you need and plan on spending most of your time outdoors in Colorado (as you should!) this place is great.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We enjoyed our time once again.

  • 4 of 5

Everything went smoothly, bbq included! Seems you may have a roof leak in the living room just so you know. It was nice as always to be close to town as well as our excursions each day in the beautiful mountains of Crested Butte. Fall colors are starting and it was our hope to catch some of that! Warm days and cool fall nights, can't ask for more.

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home Fantastic Location Great Views

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed this beautiful home for a week during Crested Butte's spring ski season. The home is comfortable, cozy and decorated with great taste and attention to detail. Much nicer than the average VRBO property. The home is located a block from the free shuttle to skiing and is an easy couple of blocks to Elk Avenue, which is where all the restaurants, shops, etc. are. There are great mountain views views from two sides of the house. The owners do a great job making this an easy, hassle-free experience. Definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us! You were great guests. Hope you come back again!
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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!
The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin
Third Bowl Homemade Ice Cream
Wooden Nickel
Elk Ave Prime
Crested Butte Nordic Center
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

Fabulous location! and amazing views Two blocks from Elk Ave (main street) and 1/2 block to the FREE Mountain Shuttle Bus (NO CAR NEEDED). Other activities: skiing, XC 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

Cleaning Fee £111.65
Pet Fee £37.22
Damage Insurance £58.8

10% off for 7 days or more (not peak)
20% off for 30 days or more (plus taxes are waived!)
No discounts in peak seasons - Christmas/New Year's, March, June to September

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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