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Elevation Hotel and Spa

500 Gothic Rd, Crested Butte, Colorado, USA
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  • Apart from some condo complexes, Elevation Hotel and Spa is one of the only fully-serviced ski-in ski-out properties in Crested Butte.
  • The slope-side views from some of the higher rooms are fantastic.
  • Every room from the standard king through to the full suites have a least basic kitchen facilities.
  • Elevation Spa is the best in Crested Butte (there’s not many).
  • The fitness facility is huge and has a great range of equipment.

Scout tips

  • Due to the building’s ‘U’ shape, some of the rooms face the rest of the building. The rates are organized based on the type of view – so if you want a good view you’ll have to pay for it.
  • A $20 resort fee is charged per night, which includes Wi-Fi. Valet parking is $20 per night, self parking is $15.
  • The Highland Junior Suite has a divider in the room to separate the bed from the living area. It’s great for those that want to use the sleeper sofa as a bed, however it essentially shuts the living area off to any view.
  • Summit Suites have a full kitchen and two bathrooms – they’re essentially one-bedroom condos.
  • The pool is small and indoors only.


If you’re a skier who is looking for accommodation right at the base of the mountain with all the trappings of a full-service hotel, Elevation is a fantastic option. Choose a room with a mountain view, and a mere glance out the window in the morning will have you hopping out of bed faster than you can say ‘powder’. And, thanks to the fact every room has at least basic kitchen facilities, you won’t need to waste time waiting in line for coffee and breakfast.

This hotel lives up to the old platitude: ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ – which is to say that the outside of the building is not the most beautiful thing to look at. The hotel was once a Club Med but it was bought by Crested Butte Mountain Resort in 2009 and was fully refurbished. It has just seen another change of hands so it will be interesting to see what evolves.

For now you can expect to see relatively modern furnishings in tones of brown, gold and copper – creating an interesting alternative to the ‘mountain rustic’ look we’re used to seeing in ski hotels throughout the Rockies.

As for the rooms, they’re large and comfortable. And all except for the double Queen rooms have sleeper sofas – making them perfect for either a couple or a young family.

Elevation follows the general theme of most accommodation options in Crested Butte – great value without the pretension. Crested Butte is no Aspen or Vail, but then again, it would lose all of its charm and personality if it was.

Who should stay here

Anyone who wants a full-service hotel that is close to the ski slopes and the rest of the action.

Available: This selection is currently available for this price. Once you submit an inquiry our agents will confirm your booking via email and send you an invoice for a deposit. You will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking.

On Request: Our agents need to confirm availability of this room. Once you submit a request we will endeavour to get back to you by the next business day to confirm availability (some properties may take longer). If prices are listed they are the exact prices for your dates, room selection and room occupancy. Where prices are not listed we will confirm the price when we confirm availability. In either instance, you are not committed to your selection until after we confirm availability and price. Once you agree to that confirmation, you will be sent an invoice and will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking. If your requested room is not available, we will present alternative options.

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