Mt. Crested Butte Renovated Nordic Inn – A Blast From The Past
I recently had the opportunity to tour the Nordic Inn and see all the renovations that they have completed. I was very impressed with the quality of the renovations and the upscale finish-out in this timeless alpine inn nestled near the base of Mt. Crested Butte and the Crested Butte Ski Area. I then sat down with on-site management and operators Ken & Kim Stone – I was impressed with their hands-on approach. Numerous guests interrupted us to say hello, or good-bye or talk about their upcoming Crested Butte adventure – the feeling here is more of a bed-and-breakfast than a hotel. This is a great option for your next stay in Crested Butte.
The Nordic Inn is truly a slice of nostalgia from the early days of skiing in Colorado and now represents a special part of Mt. Crested Butte history from its colorful early days. The Inn is the longest operating lodge in the county. Owned and managed for over 40 years by Allen and Judy Cox who became known for their sense of humor, genuine hospitality, and personal connection with their guests. Built in 1962, the same year Crested Butte Ski Area opened, the Inn was originally designed as a ski dormitory with boys on one side and girls rooms on the other side of the hallway. Over time, Alan and Judy expanded the foot print of the building and created a true bed and breakfast hotel. In November of 2012 the Inn was sold to John Johnson, a local entrepreneur who partnered with Ken and Kim Stone to renovate the Inn and preserve and operate this classic hotel. The renovations started on November 2, of 2012 just hours after the real estate closing. Phase one of the renovation projects was completed in less then 40 days and ready for guest arrivals on December 10th. The renovation project was nicknamed “Mission Inn-Possible”. As unbelievable as it may seem, a complete makeover of the lobby great room, dining area, downstairs meeting space and half of the 28 rooms, along with a remodel of a separate chalet that is also part of the hotel was completed. The remaining rooms and exterior of the building were completed in phase two this past April and May. These beautiful renovations combined with the charm of the original hotel make this mountain inn an unforgettable one-of-a-kind experience. “We are so proud to be carrying on the legacy of the Nordic Inn and tradition of wonderful hospitality that Alan and Judy represent” said Ken Stone. “The real attraction for Johnny, Kim and me was to bring new life to a wonderful part of the past and preserve the last original hotel in Mt, Crested Butte.”
Almost all the early hotels in other Colorado ski towns have vanished or been replaced with condo style properties or branded chain hotels. It is really a very different experience to be hosted in an authentic way in classic surroundings and be connected to Crested Butte’s past while staying in contemporary comfort. The renovations and added amenities have brought the Nordic Inn to a new level of sophistication while maintaining the feeling of days gone by.
Upgrades and amenities
- All rooms are triple-sheeted with 400 thread count linens, down pillows & comforters
- Plush terry towels
- Basic Earth brand personal care products
- All rooms are equipped with ceiling fans and dual pod coffee makers
- Complimentary high speed wireless Internet access
- Flat panel wall mounted cable TV
- Heated boot dyers and secure ski/snowboard storage provided
- A ski resort electric shuttle takes Inn guests to and from the base area
- An outdoor deck area with hot tub and gas fire pit is easily accessed by heated sidewalks
- King and Double Queen ADA approved rooms upon request
- 14 pet friendly rooms are available
- Complimentary continental breakfast is provided daily in the dining area of the main lodge
- Private function space and catering available. Over 1000 sq. feet is available to meet your needs.
- Secure bike storage room
- Bike cleaning station
- Free parking – (no resort fees)
The Nordic Inn is offering some fantastic specials to entice you to experience the new renovations. You can stay for ½ price from October 1– January 31 if your book by December 1. Receive a 50% discount off the regular rates excluding Christmas and New Years weeks. Use Promotional Code CF50 and book Online or call Toll Free Phone: 800-542-766 and mention the 50% off special.
If you are visiting the Crested Butte area and curious about the opportunity to own a second home – call me to start a conversation. Check out my Crested Butte Real Estate Market Reports page to get a feel for the Crested Butte Real Estate Market – or see featured properties or search the MLS – visit chriskopf.com. Contact me at: (970) 209-5405, firstname.lastname@example.org, and be sure to check out the Crested Butte Real Estate G+ page for all things Crested Butte.
Author: Chris Kopf