The Crested Butte Connoisseur September 2013

Fall in the Butte

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of The Crested Butte Connoisseur. Fall has arrived as cooler temperatures and shorter days have settled in. The leaves are just beginning to change so we have two to three more weeks until they are peaking with intense orange, yellow and red colors. The large crowds of summer visitors have gone making it a great time to visit our quaint little town. Don't forget you only have until September 27th to get an incredibly discounted ski pass for $599. Click here to purchase before it's too late.

Benson Sotheby's Donates 1 % for Cultural and Economic Growth

I'm very pleased to announce that the majority of agents in my office and I are donating 1% of our commissions to the "3 in '13" community match campaign for the Mt. Crested Butte Performing Arts Center (MCBPAC). MCBPAC will fulfill a vision for the future as a symbol of culture, education and achievement for the Gunnison Valley and provide our base area with an economic driving force for future development. Please click here for more information and to make a donation.

Real Estate Market Update

Real estate sales from January 1, 2013 to present show a 27% increase over the same period last year. $82,495,994 worth of single family homes and condos in the upper valley have sold representing 177 transactions, 16 of which were over $1mil including yet another $4.25mil Prospect ski in/ski out home. With 49 properties under contract, 10% of our total inventory, totaling $26,681,481 we will end the summer on an extremely positive note. Benson Sotheby's remains the leader in the county with over 24% of the real estate market share.

Land sales have nearly doubled since my last edition and are approaching 19% higher than the same period last year. Coming in at $8,973,636 and comprised of 44 transactions it is evident land is making a come back as well. Three of these sales were over $1mil, two of which were in the town of Crested Butte and one at the Reserve on the East River. Another 12 parcels are under contract totaling $2,873,545.

Exclusive Property of the Month

3 Lapis Lane - Mt. Crested Butte

Majestic and rustic come to mind while one meanders through 3 Lapis Lane, Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado. Located directly across from Snodgrass Mountain and serviced by convenient year round bus service this comfortable, open floor plan home boasts commanding views in every direction. Log beam accents, solid wood floors and magnificent stone fireplaces appeal to those who wish to have an exemplary mountain getaway. Some additional conveniences include a roof melt system, hot water circulating system and instant hot in the kitchen. A short walk to the Gold Link ski lift, short bus ride to the base area, ski in capability and immediate access to the national forest make this home truly convenient for large families and anyone who wishes to get the most out of the mountain lifestyle.

5 Bedrooms, 4 Full Baths, 4,092 Square Feet, .38 Acres
Offered for $1,495,000

3 Lapis Lane - Mt. Crested Butte - Great Room

3 Lapis Lane - Mt. Crested Butte - Kitchen

3 Lapis Lane - Mt. Crested Butte - Master Bedroom

Crested Butte in the News

Summer is as busy as it seems for businesses - Crested Butte News
Crested Butte gets ski season flights from O'hare - Denver Post
Two days in Gunnison and Crested Butte - Colorado.com
Cottonwood Pass paving project hits speed bump - Crested Butte News
Student numbers off the charts at Crested Butte Community School - Crested Butte News
Colorado's big shortcut - Men's Journal
What’s new for Colorado Ski Country resorts this coming ski season - Examiner
Autumn spawns action along Gunnison River - Denver Post
Freedom! 10 trips without the kids (Crested Butte #3) - CNN
Texas Roadhouse offers trip to Country Music Songwriters' Festival - Huliq.com
Ski passport available to Colorado kids in 5th, 6th grades - Denver Post
Inaugural 236km Mountain Ultra Provides Incredible Challenge To All Competitors - prweb.com
Hiking in Crested Butte: Judd Falls and Copper Lake - Examiner
Recently released pot guidelines stoke Colorado's budding industry - The Watch

CBMR recently announced it's newly designed logo below. I like it's retro look and down to earth, simple design.

Crested Butte Mountain Resort Logo

Upcoming Area Events

Vinotok celebrations, Slovenian for "Fall Wine Festival", begin the 15th and culminate on the 21st. A medieval celebration that must be seen to believe involves a cast of characters including 12 beautiful maidens, torchbearers, flag bearers and the infamous "Grump". Click here for schedule of Vinotok events and information.

September
1 ? 30 September Splendor in the Rockies, valley wide
1 Dave Wiens West Elk Bicycle Classic, Gunnison to Crested Butte (Black Canyon, Crawford and Paonia route)
1 Crested Butte Mountain Runners Trail/Fun Run - Reno, Flag, Bear & Deadman's Gulch or Reno Divide
1,8,15,22,29 Crested Butte Farmers? Market, Elk Avenue & Second Street
3,5,10,12,17,19,24, 26 Historic Walking Tours of Crested Butte, Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum
5 Summer Speaker Series, Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum
6,7,13,14 Gunnison Valley Observatory Open for Public Viewing, Gunnison
6 First Fridays Art Walk & Music, Various Galleries & Locations, Gunnison
6 Fridays @ 5 at the Gunnison Art Center, Live Music on the Courtyard
6 ? 7 23rd Annual Super Fly Fishing Tournament hosted by Gunnison Angling Society, Almont
7,14,21,28 Gunnison Farmers? Market, Virginia Avenue & Main Street
7 Gunni High Tri (sprint triathlon for kids and adults), Gunnison
7 Harvest Music Festival @ the Mesa Campground, Gunnison
7 Fall Festival of Beers & Chili Cook-Off, Mt. Crested Butte
7 Mighty People Music & Art Showcase Tour, Ibar Ranch, Gunnison
7 Lisa Marie Presley Concert, Crested Butte Center for the Arts
7 ? 8 37th Annual Pearl Pass Mountain Bike Tour, Crested Butte
8 Gravity Slave (downhill mountain bike race), Crested Butte Mountain Resort
8 ? 9 Wooden Nickel Golf Classic, Club at Crested Butte
10 "Trashed" last of Energy Smart Environmental Film Series Presented by Office of Resource Efficiency, CB Center for the Arts
13 Shaun Mullins Concert, Crested Butte Center for the Arts
13 - 15 Ripple: A Watercolor Art Retreat for Women, Art Studio of the Center for the Arts, Crested Butte
14 - 15 Rocky Mountain Collegiate Conference Mountain Bike Races, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
15 ? 21 Vinotok fall harvest festival, Crested Butte
16 - 30 Jesse Blumenthal "New Works" Multi-Media Exhibition, Crested Butte Center for the Arts
19 Sneak Peek at the Crested Butte Film Festival, Crested Butte Center for the Arts
19 Summer Speaker Series, Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum
19 Watercolor & Wine Art Soiree, Gunnison Arts Center
20 Free Art Talk by Plein Air Painter Shaun Horne, Art Studio for the Center for the Arts
21 Crested Butte Mountain Runners Trail/Fun Run - Camp 4 Coffee Cart to Cart
21 - 22 Red Heat Ceramics Workshop with Donna Rozman, Gunnison Arts Center
26 ArtWalk Evening, Studios & Galleries in Downtown Crested Butte
26 Crested Butte Mountain Runners Trail/Fun Run - Woods Walk
26 ? 29 Crested Butte Film Festival, Crested Butte
27 - 28 Western State Colorado University Homecoming, Gunnison
29 Closing Day for Adventure Park, Bike Park, Zip Lines & Chairlifts, Crested Butte Mountain Resort
October
July 29 - Oct. 5 Stupendous & Small Gallery Show, Art Studio of the Center for the Arts
3 - 6, 10 - 13 Fall Play presented by Crested Butte Mountain Theatre, Mallardi Cabaret Theatre
4 First Fridays Art Walk & Music, Various Galleries & Locations, Gunnison
4 ? 6 3rd Annual WellBeing Connection Waunita Hot Springs Retreat, Waunita Hot Springs Ranch near Gunnison
5,12,19,26 Gunnison Farmers? Market, Virginia Avenue & Main Street (last 2 weeks at Fred R. Field Western Heritage Center)
6,13 Crested Butte Farmers? Market, Elk Avenue & Second Street
31 Halloween Parade Presented by KBUT Radio, Elk Avenue, Crested Butte

Please visit my favorite Art Gallery in Crested Butte

Oh Be Joyful Gallery - 409 3rd Street - Downtown Crested Butte

Dawn Cohen - Colorful Buildings Spring
Dawn Cohen
Colorful Buildings Spring

Dawn Cohen - Poppy House
Dawn Cohen
Poppy House

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In This Issue

Fall in the Butte
Mt. CB Performing Arts Center
Real Estate Market Update
Exclusive Property of the Month
Crested Butte in the News
Sept/Oct Schedule of Events
Oh Be Joyful Gallery
The Collection

Featured Listings
Global Listings

Exclusive Listings
625 Red Mountain Ranch Road - Rural Crested ButteCastlewood Estate,
Rural Crested Butte
$5,250,000

822 Sopris Avenue - Crested Butte822 Sopris Avenue,
Crested Butte
$1,890,000

329 Maroon Ave - Crested Butte 329 Maroon Avenue,
Crested Butte
$1,095,000

16 Club Cottage Drive - Crested Butte
16 Club Cottage Drive
Crested Butte
$995,000

1 Silver Lane - Mt. Crested Butte
1 Silver Lane,
Mt. Crested Butte
$949,000

14 Hunter Hill Road, Unit A302 - Mt. Crested Butte14 Hunter Hill Road, Unit A302,
Mt. Crested Butte - Ski In/Ski Out
$695,000

70 Hunter Hill Road, Unit P201 - Mt. Crested Butte70 Hunter Hill Road, Unit P201,
Mt. Crested Butte - Ski In/Ski Out
$349,000

Summit - Mt. Crested ButteSummit Lot 7,
Mt. Crested Butte
$299,000

15 Marcellina Lane, Unit 112 - Mt. Crested Butte115 Marcellina Lane, Unit 112,
Mt. Crested Butte
$209,900

312 N. Spruce - Gunnison
312 N. Spruce
Gunnison
$162,500

The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin
The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin
Downtown Crested Butte
$899,000

The Collection Summer 2013