Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery Crested Butte AND Telluride, Colorado December 2012
Approaching Telluride, 30 x 40″, oil
Gregory Packard Crisp Winter Day, 30 x 40″, oilJOIN US FOR ARTWALK in DECEMBER!in TELLURIDEat 333 West Colorado Avenue on December 15th, 5 to 8 pm.inCRESTED BUTTE at 409 Third Street on New Year’s Eve December 31st, 5 to 8pm.
New Oh Be Joyful Gallery in Telluride, Colorado!!
Walt Gonske, Brazos Snow Patches, 20 x 24″, oil
I am pleased to inform you that the Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery has opened a second gallery in Telluride, Colorado.
This expansion will allow us to serve both our artists and our patrons better. Our expanded painting inventory will be actively rotated between the two galleries. By doing this we can offer more paintings to an expanded patronage base. This expansion of our market base makes the gallery more attractive to top artists, and we have already added a handful of very top shelf artists to our roster.
I am very proud to say that Walt Gonske, who is among the most highly regarded and collected landscape painters in the country, has provided us paintings for both galleries.
Jill Carver, Bill Gallen, and Kenn Backhaus, all nationally recognized painters, will be sending paintings to the gallery soon.
Ralph Oberg has just provided us our first large Oberg landscape for sale. Please see the image in the sidebar.
Up and coming impressionistic painter, Gregory Packard has given us a spectacular group of new paintings.
Also, Don Sahli, a leading mid-career painter from Colorado has provided two paintings. Don is and excellent painter and a popular workshop teacher. I’m pleased to share that Don will be teaching a three-day workshop with the OBJ Gallery on July 5, 6, and 7th 2013, in Crested Butte.
Please stop by and visit us in Crested Butte or Telluride to experience some of the most exciting landscape paintings of the day!
I’ll be writing again soon to share more about the artists we now represent.
Walt Gonske, East River Almont, Colorado, 14 x 19″, oil
Corey Dwan of Benson Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce the recent sale of 33 Castle Road, unit C, Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado via Buyer representation. This spacious, top floor unit is located in a tri-plex located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac on Mt. Crested Butte. Located on the bus route for easy winter mountain access this Mt. Crested Butte condo has two bedrooms, two full baths, 1216 square feet and massive deck space for entertaining. Closing for a price of $171,000 this represents an incredible bargain. Quality condos such as this and at this price are quickly disappearing from the market as savvy buyers grab up the last of the great deals.
Call Corey Dwan for all of your Crested Butte real estate needs.
Corey Dwan of Benson Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce the recent sale of 31 Marcellina Lane, Unit 33, Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado via Buyer representation. This well maintained three bedroom, two and a half bath Mt. Crested Butte condo was purchased for $155,000. The condo has a one car garage, laundry area and massive owner’s storage. With the common hot tub a short walk away and the bus stop at the end of the complex this makes for a great mountain getaway at an even more amazing price. There are two more available!
Call Corey for all of your Mt. Crested Butte condo needs.
Oh Be Joyful Gallery – Dawn Cohen Featured Artist for August ArtWalk
Dawn Cohen, Poppies at Ya Ya’s, 30×24″, oil on canvas, pure plein air, $2300 unframed.
Dawn Cohen featured artist for August ArtWalk
Please join us at the Oh Be Joyful Gallery for ArtWalk Thursday, August 30th from 5-8pm and enjoy works by local artist Dawn Cohen. Dawn had a great summer of painting the Crested Butte scenes and backcountry landscapes. She continues to amaze us with her lively color and brushwork. Her attention to the intense, high altitude light and its play on flowers, town architecture and our surrounding mountains infuses her paintings with the feel of Crested Butte.
Next month, Dawn will be exhibiting work at the Atlanta Arts Festival on September 15th and 16th in Piedmont Park in Mableton, GA. If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by to say hello and to enjoy paintings from Crested Butte and Savannah, GA. To see her latest works, click here.
Hope to see you at ArtWalk!
Shaun, Dawn, Ivy, Sarah, Nancy and Danica
Dawn Cohen, Flower Pots and Fence, 24×30″, oil on canvas, pure plein air, $1900 unframed.
The Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery is located at:
409 3rd Street
in downtown Crested Butte, Colorado
(click here for a map/ directions)
Phone: (970) 349-5936
If you would like to be informed about upcoming gallery events and information, or if you would like to request any further information, please email us at the following address:
The Crested Butte ConnoisseurBrought to you by Corey Dwan of Benson Sotheby’s International Realty Hi Everyone,One of the busiest summers in recent years is coming to a close as the onset of fall approaches. The warm 80 degree days have given way to cooler temperatures here in Crested Butte, Colorado. For the last week or so the skies have been cloudy with smoke from the fires out west but are beginning to clear as if to welcome one of the world’s largest bike races into town. To help welcome the US Pro Cycling Challenge Crested Butte (downtown on Elk Avenue) is holding the “Last Sprint Block Party” tonight starting at 6:00 p.m. and ending whenever the last straggler makes it home. Festivities will include great deals at participating restaurants (look for red, white and blue balloons), “Light my Bike” evening townie ride, New Belgium and Avery Beer Garden, live music, “KBUT Radio Late Night” and street games. So get in your car now and join the Crested Butte festivities!
Stage Two and Three of The US Pro Cycling Challenge begin tomorrow! Make sure you come, even for a day or two, to experience the most exciting cycling race in the world. Stage 2 of the Pro Cycling Challenge starts in Montrose at 11:25 a.m. and then proceeds 99.2 miles with an elevation gain of 8,049′ to finish at the base of Mt. Crested Butte. Stage Three begins at 10:10 a.m. Wednesday morning in Gunnison and travels 130.5 miles to Aspen with an elevation gain of 9,623′. Even if you’re not a road cyclist this is an event not to miss. For more information on this leg of the race click here. Traffic into and out of the valley will be disturbed briefly, click here for road closure information.
Crested Butte Bear Warning
I am sure some of you have heard that the bears are out in full force in the valley at the moment as they prepare for their upcoming hibernation. Please be advised when visiting our valley to lock all first floor windows and doors and any second floor windows and doors if accessible by a deck or a tree. If a window or door is left open only an inch the bears can and will get in. So far the only damage has been to property, luckily no one has been hurt so please take caution.
Crested Butte Market Update
Regarding home and condo sales in the upper valley we have closed 125 transactions so far this year totaling $52,622,013. Another 41 properties are under contract totaling $19,431,199 so we are approaching last year’s sales totals even with it being an election year which are historically slower. Land sales remain slightly higher than last year with 35 transactions closed since January 1, 2012 worth $6,425,500. With eight more totaling $3,072,700 under contract we are on par to surpass last year’s sales number. More construction on the horizon?
For those of you that receive my weekly foreclosure, short sale and bank owned Distressed Property Email you already know that an astounding 43% of the single family homes and condos are now under contract. This further diminishing of the distressed inventory in the upper valley has put enormous pressure on active buyers and has created multiple bidding war situations on the best price product.
Crested Butte Mountain Resort Master Plan
Last Wednesday CBMR representatives were available to discuss the 2012 Master Development Plan’s (MDP) five-year vision and to hear everyone’s thoughts and comments before submitting the MDP to the US Forest Service.
Maps and plans that were available for viewing, included;
Upgrades to existing lifts and facilities.
Expanded summer and winter trails and alternative activities, including 12 new biking trails.
450 acre terrain expansion into the Teo Drainage area, including 2 new lifts and replacement of the existing North Face lift.
Alternative low-impact summer and winter activities on Snodgrass Mountain.
New Stats for Crested Butte Mountain Resort are as follows:
Trails -121 Total Trail
*Percentages are determined using developed terrain only.
Snow Making Terrain
297 acres (120 hectares) serviced by 14 of 16 lifts
Click here to download the MDP map and here for the Crested Butte News article. I will provide more information as it becomes available.
For this information and vital Gunnison County and Crested Butte news as it happens make sure to subscribe to The Crested Butte Connoisseur Blog by visiting it here.
Energy Smart Program for Locals and Second Homeowners
Please click here to download a letter from Tyler Sweeney, local home energy efficiency expert. Through the Office for Resource Efficiency (ORE) and the federally-funded Energy Smart Program, Tyler is offering FREE energy audits and FREE energy improvement upgrades to local homeowners. Learn ways to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient.
Crested Butte in the News
On The Road – Crested Butte Getaway Getaway Guide – One Tank Trip to Crested Butte A Family Weekend in Crested Butte Crested Butte – Thanks for a Great Weekend! Luxury Travel Australia – Crested Butte, Colorado
Current News of the National Real Estate Market
The Wealthy are Back and Ready to Buy Real Estate Second Quarter Metro Area Home Prices Rise Mortgage Rate Rise – Ending Record Streak Housing Market Showing Signs of Life
2012 Community Calendar
In This Issue:
US Pro Cycling Challenge
Real Estate Market Recap
CBMR Master Plan
Energy Smart Program
Crested Butte in the News
National Real Estate News
Oh Be Joyful Gallery
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Aug/Sept Schedule of Events
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July 4 – Aug.12 Crested Butte Music Festival, Crested Butte & Mt. Crested Butte
July 30 – Aug.3 Citizen Scientist Symposium “The Biology of A Changing World” Rocky Mountain
Biological Laboratory, Gothic
1, 8, 15, 22 Wednesdays at Western State College, Different Activities/Topics Each Week, Gunnison
1,8,15,22,29 Live! From Mt. Crested Butte (Free Outdoor Concerts), Crested Butte Mtn. Resort
2, 9 Exploration Experiences at Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (interactive science
programs & lunch), Gothic
2,9,16,23,30 Crested Butte Farmers Market, Crank’s Plaza, Maroon Avenue & Second Street
3 First Friday Gallery Crawl & Music, Various Galleries & Locations, Gunnison
3,4,10,11,17,18, Gunnison Valley Observatory Open for Public Viewing, Gunnison
3,10,17 Fridays @ 5at the Gunnison Art Center, Live Music on the Courtyard
4 – 5 Crested Butte Arts Festival, Crested Butte
4,11,18,25 Gunnison Farmers Market, Virginia Avenue & Main Street
5,12,19 Sundays @ 6(Free Concerts) Presented by Gunnison Arts Center, Legion Park
5,12,19,26 Crested Butte Farmers Market, Elk Avenue & Second Street
5,12,19,26 AWE Fest Presented by Artists of the West Elks, Elk Avenue, Crested Butte
5 – 6 Crested Butte Open & Gala Benefiting the Adaptive Sports Center, Crested Butte
6, 13 Alpenglow (free outdoor concert), Crested Butte Center for the Arts
10 – 12 Gypsy Jazzin Paradise Presented by Crested Music Festival & Django Fest,
Mt. Crested Butte
16 Historic Preservation Dinner at Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, Gothic
16 – 18 Carvin’ Up Colorado (Carving Competition), Legion Park, Gunnison
17 – 19 Gunnison Car Show, Gunnison & Crested Butte
18 High Octane Arts & Crafts Festival, Legion Park, Gunnison
18 – 19 24 Hours inthe Sage (Bike Race), Hartman Rocks, Gunnison
30 Art Walk Evening, Studios & Galleries in Downtown Crested Butte
31- Sept. 3 Crested Butte Sidewalk Sales, Downtown Crested Butte SEPTEMBER 2012
Aug. 31- Sept.3 Crested Butte Sidewalk Sales, Downtown Crested Butte
1 – 30 September Splendor in the Rockies, Valley wide
1 – 2 The People’s Fair (Arts, Crafts & More), Elk Avenue, Crested Butte
3 Adventure Park, Evolution Bike Park, Zip Lines & Chairlift Close for Season (may be open on remaining September weekends), Crested Butte Mountain Resort
1,8,15,22,29 Gunnison Farmers Market, Virginia Avenue & Main Street
2,9,16,23,30 Crested Butte Farmers Market, Elk Avenue & Second Street
7 First Friday Gallery Crawl & Music, Various Galleries & Locations, Gunnison
7, 8, 14, 15 Gunnison Valley Observatory Open for Public Viewing, Gunnison
8 Fall Festival of Beers; Chili Cook-Off, Mt. Crested Butte
8 – 9 36th Annual Pearl Pass Mountain Bike Tour, Crested Butte
9 – 10 Wooden Nickel Fall Golf Classic, Club at Crested Butte
16 – 22 Vinotok Fall Harvest Festival, Crested Butte
27 Art Walk Evening, Studios & Galleries in Downtown Crested Butte
27 – 30 Crested Butte Film Festival, Crested Butte & Gunnison
Please Visit My Favorite Gallery in Crested Butte – Oh Be Joyful Gallery
Shaun Horne – Red Buildings
Shaun Horne – Aspens and Lupines
Shaun Horne – Tamale Vie
Thanks for all your referrals!
I succeed when people like you refer me to their family, friends, neighbors and colleagues. It’s the best kind of feedback I can receive. So thanks for continuing to pass along this newsletter to all.
Benson Sotheby’s International Realty
433 Sixth Street
Crested Butte, CO 81224
970-797-1810 Fax Corey.Dwan@SothebysRealty.com www.CrestedButteForSale.com www.SothebysGlobalRealEstate.co
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Off to a better start for summer now, afternoon showers and monsoons are a welcomed sight! Late bloomers and a good steady flow out of Taylor Reservoir will keep us thinking summer into early September. And, it’s been quite a while since we’ve had so many beaches at Blue Mesa to choose from! Let’s take advantage of everything we have!
Being educated and informed is a good thing, so give us your feedback by visiting www.wewant2know.info In the meantime, we’ll share some TA information with you as well as some trends and relevant data!
For a one-stop look at all valley wide events, road closures, traffic impacts and course maps we invite you to visit USAPCCinfo.com. The Tourism Association is keeping our website up-to-date as information becomes available. Also, take a look at two video clips from NBC Sports describing our Stage 2 & 3 courses!
APP’s Now Ready!
The TA is pleased to announce that APP’s are available on www.VisitGCB.com (www.GunnisonCrestedButte.com) and via the Android and iOS online stores. Dirxion, our digital publishing solution, facilitated using our existing online digital vacation planner to create APP’s for mobile devices running the iOS or Android operating systems. These free APPs allow visitors to read the vacation planner on their mobile device independent of an internet connection. At the end of 2012 when the new TA web site launches, it will be designed to optimize the display of content for all screen sizes (phone, tablet and desktop) using Responsive Web Design. In the meantime, using technology we already had in place, we have a good solution to offer. Check them out using these links: View the desktop Planner Online, the iPad/iPhone version or Download for Android or iOS.
Measurements and Social Media
May – July 2012 compared to May – July 2011:
-Web traffic up 26%
-Phone call volume (toll free numbers on all advertising) down 11%
-Local Marketing District tax (4% tax on all lodging in Gunnison County) is only available to us through May 2012. Here’s how it looks so far this year:
1st quarter was down 8.2% compared to last year; through April it was down 7.24% and year-to-date May is down 3.98%, so gains are being made.
- Pinterest started up on April 1st and to date we have 10 boards you can pin to.
Remember a picture is worth a thousand words so help us sell the destination with your great images and videos! Go to www.pinterest.com/gcbta
- YouTube views year-to date are up 128% since April. People love videos. If you are creating cool tourism appropriate videos of your adventures or arts related works, please share then @ www.youtube.com/gunnisoncrestedbutte
Recent media coverage
10 Best Mountain Towns in America (including CB) – Men’s Journal
Best of the West (including CB & Steamboat Springs) – Australian Financial Review ‘s The Sophisticated Traveller
Where to Find the Best of Everything – Peter Greenberg mentioned Kebler Pass as one of the best places to view fall foliage worldwide in his new book and is one of the highlights he gave on cbsnews.com and on WPTY-TV (ABC)
A Festival Built for You: The10 Best Summer Destinations (including Wildflower Festival, Montanya, Inn at CB) – Outside
Top 10 Reasons to Visit Gunnison – www.colorado.aaa.com
Getaway Guide: One-Tank Trip to CB – CBS Denver
Get Out Colorado (Winter isn’t the only season to experience in Colorado, CB one of 7 mountain towns featured) – Denver Life magazine
Summer Escapes (included Pitkin and several G-CB area festivals) – Denver Post travel feature
Summer Festivals for Classical Music & Opera (including CB Music Festival) – NY Times
Fabulous 5: Festivals Across the Continent (including CB Wildflower Festival) – Austin American-Statesman
Summer Fun in Colorado High Country Already Here/Memorial Day Activities (including Gunnison Growler Weekend) – milehighmamas.com
How to Spot a Bike Friendly Community? Ask Gunnison, Colorado – blog.taigacompany.com
CB Bike Week – Phil Marty’s travel column in the Chicago Tribune
Top 10 Mountain Biking Trails in North America (including CB’s 401) – mountaingetaway.com
Top 25 Places to Stay in Colorado (including The Ruby of CB and Almont Resort) – Yellowscene
Fourth of July in the Mountains (including CB) – Ski
Crested Butte to Aspen Hike – takingthekids.com, examiner.com
A Family Weekend in Crested Butte – aspenrealife.com
Five Watery Places in Landlocked Colorado (including Blue Mesa) – 5280
Gunnison-Crested Butte Water Fun – mtntownviews.com
This is just a sampling of media hits for May – July 2012.
For a full list, go to the public relations reports on www.gcbta.com.
Eileen Ogintz, syndicated family travel columnist
Eric Peterson, Frommer’s Colorado, Frommers.com and ColoradoBiz
Jillian Livingston, freelance writer from Aspen (aspenreallife.com and others)
Shelly Steig, freelance writer from Parker (AAA Home & Away, AAA EnCompass, Colorado Meetings + Events & more)
Media visits were co-hosted by the Tourism Association, CBMR and other local lodging, event and activity partners.
On the left, Shelly Steig, freelance writer,
at the Pioneer Museum in Gunnison. Right, Jane Chaney of GCBTA, front left,
and Erica Reiter
of CBMR, front right,
dine with Eileen Ogintz,
and her family in Crested Butte.
Press Releases Distributed to Media
Gunnison River Festival/Boating, Biking Events, Running Events, Cool Mountain Fun in July & August, Two Blockbuster July Events – Cattlemen’s Days & Wildflower Festival, July 4th, USA Pro Cycling Challenge – why view in G-CB/local activities, Music Galore (CB Music Festival & Outdoor Concert Series), Art Events and Gunnison Car Show Weekend.
Winter/Spring Information Needed
Work on winter and spring 2012/2013 press releases will start in August. Please send information about events and activities of interest to tourists and calendar of event dates to PR Director Beth Buehler at email@example.com or call her at 901-6970. Also post event information on the community event calendar at www.gcbcalendar.com.
Winter/spring package and deals should be sent to Webmaster Stephen Pierotti at firstname.lastname@example.org so they can be posted and considered for inclusion in press releases.
Advertising Overview May – July
167 media buys (spring/summer)
20 media buys running year-round
Targets: families, work hard/play hard, matures
Vertical niches: heritage, arts, culinary, astronomy, events, fishing, cycling/mountain biking, hunting, water sports, health/well-being, astronomy and National Parks (Curecanti and Black Canyon)
AAA Fuel Gauge Report
As of August 3, Colorado was slightly better than middle in the national pack in terms of cost of gasoline:
With more than 80% of our visitors driving during this time, gasoline is considered a significant part of a travel budget. A few states had prices slightly lower: AZ, NM, TX, LA, MS, AR, AL and VA; eight states were equal to us with the remaining being higher.
Consumer Confidence Index
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had declined in June, improved slightly in July. The Index now stands at 65.9, up from 62.7 in June. The Expectations Index improved to 79.1 from 73.4. The Present Situation Index, however, decreased slightly to 46.2 from 46.6 a month ago.
The GCB Film Commission was started by the Tourism Association in July 2010, assisted over the past 2 years by intern students from Western State Colorado University. A few successes during the past two years include:
photo shoot for Acura Lifestyle magazine
pilot series for the Discovery Channel
filming during the Wildflower Festival, Cattlemen’s Days, Gunnison River Festival and the Chainless Race for Spotlight Colorado, now being pitched for a national travel show.
America’s Lost and Found pilot series was shot in early June 2012
and, there is a possibility that a major motion picture will be filmed here in the near future! Stay tuned…it’s a secret right now!
Corey Dwan of Benson Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce the recent sale of 300 Skyland Drive, Crested Butte, CO 81224 via Buyer representation. This 2,964 square foot three bedroom, three and a half bath residence is located on the Robert Trent Jones Jr. Golf Course. Mt. Crested Butte sets the back drop for this extraordinary property with commanding views in every direction. Currently under going an extensive remodel by Ben Somrak and Somrak, Concept + Structure this will truly be one of Crested Butte’s preeminent golf course properties. Originally listed for $1,150,000 with years of price reductions and an eventual bank foreclosure the final sales price was only $527,00o. An amazing opportunity for such a quality built town home.
The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is just around the corner. If you haven’t made plans yet now is the time. Visit USAPCCinfo.com to get all the details on Mt. Crested Butte’s mountaintop finish at the end of Stage 2, or Gunnison’s stage 3 (the Queen stage) as riders pedal over the 12,126-foot summit of Cottonwood Pass. What can we say? Two stages and one great location!
Gunnison-Crested Butte is adding a new event to this year’s September Splendor lineup: the West Elk Bicycle Classic, a gran fondo. What is a gran fondo? With origins in Italy, it literally means a “big ride.” This timed tour starts at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison and will take riders west to Blue Mesa, along the Black Canyon, through Paonia, over Kebler Pass and into Crested Butte. Visit www.western.edu/westelkbicycleclassic for all the details.
Road riding not your thing? Visit Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s Evolution Bike Park. New trails and features have been added in 2012, bumping up the count to more than 25 miles and 16 trails from beginner to expert levels. The bike park is perfect for families wanting to ride together, intermediate riders wanting to improve skills in a lesson or expert downhill mountain bikers looking for fast speeds and big air.
Summer isn’t over in the high-country and Gunnison-Crested Butte still has fantastic events lined up from the 10th annual 24-Hours in the Sage at Gunnison’s Hartman Rocks Recreation Area to the 36th annual Pearl Pass Mountain Bike Tour from Crested Butte to Aspen. Also, check out all the non-biking events for September Splendor in the Rockies.
Biking is a way of life here, whether it’s on skinny tires, fat tires or a bike with one gear. Since the 1970s, when locals started retrofitting old Schwinn paperboy bikes with multiple gears, Crested Butte has helped write the history of mountain biking and is now home to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. View a complete calendar of biking events here.
2012 Biking Events
Aug. 18 – 19
10th Annual 24 Hours in the Sage (Bike Race), Hartman Rocks, Gunnison
Stage 2 Finish of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Montrose to Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte
Stage 3 Start of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Gunnison to Aspen
West Elk Bicycle Classic, Gunnison/Montrose/Delta Counties
Sept. 8 – 9
36th Annual Pearl Pass Mountain Bike Tour, Crested Butte to Aspen
Alpine Odyssey 100 (Leadville 100 Qualifier for 2013), Crested Butte
Big Saturday – Pummeler’s Butt Trail Runs & Growler Series Mountain Bike Finals, Hartman Rocks, Gunnison
Summer Scenic Ride SpecialStay at any CBMR Property and receive a free scenic lift ride for each person on the reservation. Ride the chairlift and have a picnic lunch with an amazing view.
USA Pro Cycling: 1-2 night DiscountsWatch the USA Pro Challenge and stay with us for 1-2 nights in a standard or deluxe mountain chalet (off river) and receive a 15-20% discount on lodging, starting at $100 for up to 4 people.
Pedal & Pamper PackageThis package is designed for our guests who love to bicycle. Stay at The Ruby and enjoy a gourmet breakfast, your adventure on our town bikes and come back to a massage, wine, fruits and cheeses.
Gunnison-Crested Butte is located in the heart of Southwestern Colorado, a scenic 4 hour drive Denver. Year-round, nonstop jet service is available from Denver on United Airlines and in winter nonstop from Houston on United and from Dallas/Ft. Worth on American. Convenient door-to-door shuttle service is available as well as several major rental car agencies located in the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC).
Corey Dwan of Benson Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce the successful negotiation of 300 Skyland Drive, Crested Butte, CO 81224. Via Buyer representation this property was put under contract a few days ago. A very spacious, almost 3,000 square feet, three bedroom, three full bath town home style residence that is pure golf course frontage. Listed for $565,000 this residence enjoys magnificent views in every direction, beautifully landscaped grounds and a two car garage. With a full remodel coming by Ben Somrak and Somrak Concept and Structure this will truly be one of the premier Crested Butte golf course properties in existence. Stay tuned for sale price.
Fishing is still hot in cool Gunnison-Crested Butte
Gunnison – Crested Butte, Colorado is home to premier river and lake fishing. The Gunnison River, Taylor River and East River offer some of the best fishing in the world with state records for Rainbow and Brown Trout. You can access Gold Medal stretches for a peaceful yet exhilarating Colorado fly fishing experience. Cast your line on any of our mountain streams and lakes, such as Blue Mesa Reservoir, Taylor Reservoir, Spring Creek Reservoir, Morrow Point Reservoir and Pac Man Pond (for kids only) for a plentiful catch on a beautiful spring or summer day. Check out the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area. Your days will be filled with the brilliant reflection of high mountain water.
Book professional anglers , who can guide you to the holes, tie the flies and untangle the line. They can provide you with lunch, private land access and pristine destinations.
We are “the place” for fishing and outfitting up with all the supplies and gear you’ll need. In case your idea of fishing is a warm and cozy room..look here for many lodging options!
Visit our events calendar to explore over 150 events from art festivals and car show to professional bicycle races.
Gunnison-Crested Butte is located in the heart of Southwestern Colorado, a scenic 4 hour drive from Denver and just 3 hours from Colorado Springs and Grand Junction. Year Round, fly United Airlines via Denver. Convenient door-to-door shuttle service is available as well as several major rental car agencies located in the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC).