It is no secret that you will be buying the mountain lifestyle with your Crested Butte home. The mountain lifestyle means something different to every person. In general, it is a more laid-back feel than the big city. The conversations you will have at the end of the day will be about the great adventures and fun times you had, and what excursion is on the schedule for tomorrow.
Living Mountain Life in Crested Butte
The pace is slower in Crested Butte, and it is not unusual to sit on a bench in town next to a stranger and find yourself in a wonderful conversation. Crested Butte attracts a diverse demographic, and the socio-economic and political views of some may differ from yours. Bench Sitting is a genuine activity that many people enjoy in Crested Butte! Grab a cup of joe or an ice cream cone, then grab a seat on a bench on Elk Avenue in downtown CB. Relax, unwind, enjoy. Meet a friend or strike up a conversation with a stranger who becomes a friend.
There is also diversity in the many seasonal recreational activities, as well as interesting performing arts in Crested Butte. When you start to look at the calendar of events, you will be surprised at how many are available. Most of the things you will find yourself doing are not options in your primary residence locale (or those of your family and guests).
Joining the Community
Buying the mountain lifestyle with your Crested Butte home also means joining a different community. Having a second home provides a great opportunity to get to know other second homeowners and the permanent members of the community. It can be a fun investment of time and effort to get out there and meet people. Being a member of a club can be a good way to meet others at events, on the tennis court, golf course, or slopeside. Crested Butte has many non-profit organizations that host social events that are always looking for volunteers or board members, and this can be a very good way to both give back and expand your social sphere. Check the local paper or look online for when these groups meet or are hosting an event. The age-old adage is true: You will get out of it what you put into it.
Unfortunately, this summer will look a little different in Crested Butte. Many summertime activities and events have been cancelled because of the pandemic. But you should know that usually there are tons of fun things for everyone to enjoy in the summer in Crested Butte!
Caddis Cup Fly Fishing Tournament is one of my favorites. If you love to fly fish and be a part of supporting the Crested Butte land trust, then this event is for you! Enjoy a full day of guided fly fishing in your custom fishing shirt, and record your count of fish, number of inches, and biggest fish.
4th of July Events And Your Moutain Lifestyle Home
I certainly enjoy our 4th of July celebration in Crested Butte as well. First is the 4th of July Fun Parade located in Downtown Crested Butte. It’s a fun time to dress up and to be proud of our town and our great country.
Throughout the day there will be live music and many delicious food and drink booths, but if that isn’t enough no worries, Elk Avenue is lined with great restaurants with outdoor seating where you can enjoy a meal while watching the parade! Crested Butte prides itself on being different from any other town so during the parade you can expect much laughter, fun, and spontaneity like nothing else! You never quite know what you will see in the parade, there are horses, clowns, dancers, motorcycles, bikes, Rotary Ducks. There are jumps, and zip lines through fire and much more.
The night is topped off with 4th of July fireworks on Mt. Crested Butte (if it’s not too hot and dry…)! Grab a blanket and get a good spot with family and friends to lay out under the stars.
Crested Rotary Butte Rubber Duckie Race
Another great summertime festival is the Crested Rotary Butte rubber duckie race. I really enjoy being part of the rotary club. One of my favorite events of the year and which is also our annual fundraiser is the Crested Butte Rubber Duckie Race. proceeds go to support college scholarships for local kids, as well we give away lots of money to deserving local non-profits. Even though this year’s event will look a little different it will be streamed virtual so you can still cheer on your duck! To find out more information click here!
Crested Butte’s Nature in the Summer
A lot of people buy in Crested Butte for skiing and don’t realize how many amazing outdoor activities there are in the summer too. This is an often unexpected aspect of buying the mountain lifestyle with your Crested Butte home. You will find mountain streams with native cutthroat trout you didn’t know existed, and hiking trails off the beaten path that leads to beautiful mountain lakes, waterfalls, or meadows filled with high alpine wildflowers. It can be a special moment to spot a herd of elk moving up high in the mountains during the summer, or a mother moose and her calf grazing in wetland drainage. Hiking, biking, golf, river rafting, fishing, paddle boarding… You can pretty much do it all in the summer!
Buying the Mountain Lifestyle With Your Crested Butte Home Final Thoughts
I consider Crested Butte to be a very special place, and I hope I can show that to those who come and visit as well! I know this summer will be different than any we’ve ever had. But I’m still looking forward to doing lots of fun outdoor activities and spending time with friends and family.
I hope you see the level of detail and time and effort I put into this article. This is representative of what you can expect from me as your agent. I have become a top real estate agent in Crested Butte by helping my clients and providing them with information. If you’d like more information on what you can do in Crested Butte this summer, don’t hesitate to contact me! We can even go sit on a bench and grab a cup of coffee.
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