Generally luxury isn’t the first thing you’d think of when hear Crested Butte. It’s Crested Butte’s simple, Western charm which has put it on the map as a must-visit ski town. But the simple truth is that Crested Butte does offer the finer things despite its rustic appearance. Mt. Crested Butte base area offers several luxury hotel options, and Elk Avenue is littered with specialty shops sure to please those looking for unique, high quality products and gifts. While there aren’t too many true fine-dining options, there are plenty of restaurants that offer specialty, gourmet, or artisan menu items in incredible settings.
Tucked deep in the Elk Mountains, Crested Butte is an exclusive resort that caters to the vacationer looking for a unique experience and the lodging options reflect that.
In town, foodies will find that newcomer Bacchanale is a perfect, little Italian oasis. Salads, soups, artisan flatbreads, pasta and entrees are deeply rooted in traditional Italian cuisine, but have a slight modern twist, adding new tastes to old classics.
Up at Mt. Crested Butte base area django Restaurant and Wine Bar is a great option if you’re looking for a high-end flavors and incredible quality in a casual atmosphere. The menu items are served “tapas style” or on small plates, so you can share with a large group or simply sample lots of different dishes. Wines are served in a carafe, which makes for easy pairing with the many different tapas.