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The Ruby of Crested Butte - A Luxury B&B
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Longmont, CO
1 review
“The first of what will be many more visits to The Ruby”
Reviewed October 12, 2009

The Ruby is a beautiful and relaxing B and B. Our room was charming and luxurious all at once. The owners were very friendly yet also gave us plenty of space to do our own thing. The breakfasts were delicious, creative and beautifully plated. We highly recommend The Ruby and can't wait to return ourselves!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Livermore, CO
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Reviewed October 6, 2009

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My husband and I, along with some friends, made a trip to Crested Butte in July to hike and see the wildflowers, which were spectacular. We stayed at the Ruby and very much enjoyed our stay. The inn, situated in a quiet neighborhood and conveniently located within easy walking distance to town is cozy, cheerful, and tastefully and comfortably appointed. Innkeepers Chris and Andrea (also the owners) work hard to meet the needs of their guests and make them feel welcome. Attention to detail is evident at every turn--from the clean, attractive rooms (including very comfortable beds, fresh flowers, classical music, and mints) and tasty indulgences (chocolate chip cookies upon checkin; a bountiful wine and cheese and fresh fruit spread in the late afternoon; and very good breakfasts) to assistance with maps and helpful suggestions for the best hikes for wildflower viewing. Colorful flower boxes and a lovely backyard with mountain views add to the inn's restful ambience. I thought it was great to have bicycles (even a tandem or two) available for a quick ride around the block or transportation into town.
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Crested Butte is a small, laid back, ski-funky mountain community with limited dining choices and few interesting shops (the present economy has forced the closure of some businesses, apparently) but it's a down-to-earth, non-glitzy experience that makes a good getaway without the crowds. The wildflowers are well worth a trip just on their own, and there are many great hikes through beautiful country with stunning vistas. We went the week after the wildflower festival when the wildflowers are still at their peak and tourism greatly reduced. There's also a farmer's market in town on Sunday morning that's worth checking out. Taken all together, it was a great weekend and we would revisit Crested Butte and the Ruby.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
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Mckinney Texas
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Reviewed October 1, 2009

We stayed at The Ruby last weekend, and many times while on vacation you feel like you never had time to relax. The Ruby is the closest thing to being at home. Very comfortable, relaxing, like being at home. The rooms were great with all of the amenities of our own bedroom, bed was perfect, flat screen TV and private clean restroom. The breakfast every morning was excellent, Chris is a great cook and they really made us feel welcome. Andrea was very accommodating, and every day asked about our day before...we stayed 3 days!! i would gladly stay again for our next trip in Crested Butte and will recommend them to all of our family and friends. Thank you for a perfect weekend!!!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Seattle
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Reviewed September 30, 2009

This B&B is a true gem. Comfortable and welcoming, the house has tons of character, from the antique Coke fridge filled with soda to the ruby-red bicycles to the little thoughtful details in each room like fresh flowers and a corkscrew & wine glasses. And Chris' cinnamon rolls are reason enough to make a trip to Crested Butte.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Colorado
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Reviewed September 17, 2009

This place was wonderful from beginning to end. Website was easy, complete, and accurate. We were welcomed with cookies and a personal note, while our dogs were welcomed with dog beds and dog dishes. The room was comfortable and spacious. I particularly enjoyed the organic bath products. Breakfast was incomparably good. We are coffee snobs and could not get enough of their delicious brew. Using the townie bikes was a special treat in this flat town nestled in the Rocky Mountains.
I am sure we will stay there, again, and have already recommended this place to friends.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Nederland, Colorado
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Reviewed September 12, 2009

We spent two nights in late August and found The Ruby a wonderful place to stay, though it was pricey. Our room was of modest size, but wonderfully appointed with comfortable bed and a fine ceiling fan. Classical music was playing from the large flat-screen TV set in our room when we arrived, and chocolate chip cookies were available every afternoon outside our door. Townie bicycles are available for guests, and a well-signed bike path through a natural area and up to Mt. Crested Butte begins just 2 blocks away. A communal refrigerator and supply of ice was available, plus DVDs, reading material about the locality, a nice back yard, a jacuzzi, and more. Good breakfasts are served, though the "early" seating isn't until 8:15 a.m. Though located near the outskirts of town (toward the Butte itself), it is still possible to walk from The Ruby to every location in town in less than 20 minutes. Chris and Andrea are friendly and reacted receptively to some suggestions we made. The Ruby is dog-friendly; we're not dog owners, but found the dogs of other guests to be interesting and well behaved. You will be sure to be treated well at The Ruby. And Crested Butte and vicinity is Colorado at its best.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Louisville, Colorado
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Reviewed August 30, 2009

We spent two nights at the Ruby...Chris and Andrea are great hosts and made us feel right at home. First class all around, breakfasts were expansive and very tasty. Chris is quite a cook and Andrea always taking care of the little things that make the difference. Rooms are first class, the common areas were very cozy, the back yard was a pleasant place to relax.

Our golden doodle stayed with us, and was pampered as well.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Ruby of Crested Butte - A Luxury B&B
Address: 624 Gothic Avenue, In Historic Downtown, Crested Butte, CO 81224
Location: United States > Colorado > Crested Butte
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Crested Butte
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Ruby of Crested Butte - A Luxury B&B 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rated #1 Colorado Bed and Breakfast Inn by TripAdvisor, and recommended by Sunset and Southern Living magazines! Colorful. Authentic. Connected. Truly Crested Butte! The Ruby is Crested Butte's premier Bed and Breakfast Inn for the discerning visitor seeking gracious treatment, abundant amenities, and a destination where affordable luxury and environmental responsibility create an exceptional guest experience. The Ruby is located in historic downtown Crested Butte in the heart of the coveted Bed and Breakfast District. ... more   less 
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