ABOUT THE PROPERTY
A next-door neighbor to Eleven Experience’s flagship property, Sopris House is full of history and character, just like the town of Crested Butte. The original 1882 building infamously became the Spritzer Bar, a saloon bought by Martin Spritzer in 1924 and operated by Slovenian immigrants.
The intimate, four-bedroom home still has its original tin ceiling and mountain town touches like a massive buffalo head in the dining room and a private saloon. If you need an outdoor fix, Crested Butte, Colorado is the place to get it. Considered a mountain biking mecca, the area boasts the largest single track system in the U.S. Hike or bike through alpine meadows carpeted in technicolor blooms or forested trails canopied in autumnal gold. There’s no itinerary. Choose your own adventure, from float trips where you’ll angle for rainbow trout, to afternoons rock climbing the high granite cliffs of the Taylor Canyon. Guests can combine their stay with a few nights at Eleven Experience’s sister property, the fishing-centric Taylor River Lodge, just 30 minutes away.
At Eleven Experience, we pride ourselves on searching out authentic locations that are far from population centers and well off the beaten track. Crested Butte, Colorado has only about 1,600 year-round residents and is considered to be an “end of the road” destination with minimal through traffic. The lodge can be accessed via commercial or private flights into nearby Gunnison and is within driving distance from many of the surrounding states. With just four bedrooms, the intimate size of Sopris House allows for quality time and personalized service for a small group of friends or family.
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- Three king rooms with en suite bathrooms
- Twin suite with two full and two twin trundle beds and an en suite bathroom
- Private saloon with pool table and jukebox
- Private outdoor courtyard
- Media room
- Outdoor copper hot tub and cold plunge pool
You’re on vacation, you want to enjoy your time with friends and family and not worry about pulling out your credit card throughout your stay. To enable you to better enjoy your stay, our pricing includes the cost of these services. When comparing our pricing, please note that the nightly rate for this stay factors in these inclusions in additional value over the cost of the room.
- Guided adventures with our in-house guide team including:
- Fly fishing
- Mountain biking
- Rock climbing
- Guides ridge
- Stand up paddle boarding
- Whitewater rafting
- Inflatable kayaking
- 14er climbing
- Chef prepared lunch or dinner (subject to availability)
- Professional photography
- Wellness services
- Laundry service
- Child care services
Open for summer May 27, 2021 – October 24, 2021
Starting at $2,100 per night for private lodge buyout.
USD figures are subject to change. All rates are based in the property’s local currency and currency conversion will take place at the time of sale. For a quote at today’s exchange rate, please contact our Sales Team.
Explore the Lodge
Each of the four bedrooms offers something unique, like the roll top tub in the Trappers Room and a tiny library and reading nook in the Rainbow Room. Camp 4, the kids room, has its own playroom. All four bathrooms have steam showers and heated floors. Ideal for families and small groups of friends, the house can also be booked in conjunction with Scarp Ridge Lodge if you require additional space.
Sopris House is full of fun, quirky touches and eclectic art, including Allman Brothers and Grateful Dead concert posters. A large private courtyard is where guests unwind after the day’s adventures, be it in the copper hot tub, outdoor sauna, or around the fire pit. The gem of the house is the Sopris Bar, a private, wood-paneled bar that tempts guests to stay up late with its vintage jukebox, dart board, pool table and old-school shot ski.
Eat & Drink
Wake to the smell of brewing coffee and warm pastries. A chef-prepared breakfast will fuel you through a morning of alpine adventures. Have lunch back at the lodge or picnic in an alpine meadow. In the evening, guests can head out and experience some of Crested Butte’s restaurants, including a classic steakhouse, funky pizzeria, and a rum distillery with a street-food inspired menu.
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