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Haven: Scarp Ridge Lodge, Crested Butte Colorado

Scarp Ridge Lodge is Eleven Experience’s flagship property. Located in the heart of Crested Butte, one of the state’s most charming mountain towns, Scarp Ridge Lodge brings together European ski chalets with Rocky Mountain style

Formerly the Croatian Hall, a place where miners gathered to let loose during the region’s mining boom days, Scarp Ridge Lodge is nothing if not luxurious. The 13,500-square-foot property has five king rooms, all en suite naturally, as well as a bunk room with two queen beds, two full beds and three twin beds, and the bunkroom connects to a single nanny bedroom. The property can accommodate 14 people in total.

The interior of the lodge is beautifully decorated in neutral and calming tones with reclaimed iron from the old mills being used to good effect. Exposed beams and lots of little touches and accents remind you that you’re in a mountain town, but the luxurious fabrics and furnishings remind you that you’re on vacation. The exterior of the building still has the original facade from when it was a saloon which gives the place a real Wild West feel.

While the property is perfectly located for adventuring, whether that be in summer or winter, you will likely have to tear yourself away at least once during your stay thanks to the saltwater pool, and indoor and rooftop hot tubs. The luxuriously furnished Great Room and the tranquility of the library will also make you want to stay all day. Then there are the breakfasts and après libations, the in-room minibar, and the house alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages that are all included that might also want to make you stay and lounge, soak and relax.

You’ll have a pre-arrival planning conversation with an Eleven Experience manager where you tell them what you like and what you don’t, and they take that information and make your stay even more magical.

Other facilities and amenities include a steam room, a sauna, a media room with an HD projector and screen, a children’s playroom and a gym. Oh, and the property has an oxygen enriched air system. There is also a stocked kitchen and pantry in case you get peckish. Slideshows of your day’s adventures that play on flat screen TVs around the property are a nice touch.

As beautiful as it is inside, it is the lodge’s proximity to adventure that is it’s real selling point - this is Colorado after all. Choose from a range of quintessential Colorado activities such as fly fishing, hiking (including the opportunity to “bag a 14er”), rock climbing, stand-up paddle boarding, whitewater rafting, kayaking, and mountain biking. And if there is something else you really want to do, be sure to ask. The staff at Eleven Experience properties are friendly and professional and they will do their utmost to accommodate requests.

Photos: Eleven Experience


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