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. A custom-designed snowcat picks guests up each morning and drops them at 1,000+ acres of exclusive ski terrain in nearby Irwin, home to cold-smoke powder, alpine bowls, and tight tree runs. Or guests can take it easy and explore the surrounding snowy trails by snowshoe, cross country ski, or fat bike. A sauna, hot tub, and fire pit await back home in the courtyard and après is steps away in the home’s private cabin-like bar.
- 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 juke box
- Private outdoor courtyard
- Media room
- Outdoor copper hot tub and cold plunge pool
- Personalized in-room retail bar
Starting at $10,500 per night for private lodge buyout based on 8 guests
Open for winter November 18 – April 15
- Guide service offering customized adventure itineraries including:
- Cat skiing
- Backcountry skiing
- Piste skiing
- Cross country skiing
- Guides ridge
- Ice climbing
- Pre-arrival planning with an Eleven Experience Manager
- Use of property bicycles
- One day of professional photography
- Use of on-mountain chalets
- Chef prepared breakfast, lunch and après
- Organic fresh food minibar
- Round trip airport transfers to Gunnison
- Chef prepared dinner
- Wellness services
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 on the slopes. Warm up with a lunch of winter squash soup and grilled cheese in our on-mountain cabins at Irwin. Guests can enjoy an in-house dinner showcasing ingredients from our favorite Colorado purveyors, or 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.
A Week in the Life
Let our guides lead you to open bowls, steep and secluded tree runs, and big alpine peaks.
Our snowcats can access 1,000 acres of skiable terrain at nearby Irwin.
A local’s favorite alpine climb, this Swiss Alps style adventure is a guaranteed highlight.
Learn ice climbing basics or improve climbing skills with a multi-day, intensive teaching progression.
Just minutes from the lodge, Crested Butte Mountain Resort has 15 lifts and 121 trails on 1,547 skiable acres.
Slow down and explore snow blanketed meadows, aspen glades, and timbered forests on a snowshoe tour.
Cross Country Skiing
Discover the heart of the Elk Mountains on a cross country ski tour. More than 30 miles of groomed skate and classic trails are easily accessible from the lodge. Trails are varied in terrain and offer incredible views of the Upper Valley.
Cross Country Skiing